Opinion


Kim Brooks
05/05/2021 - 10:16am
     The Ross & Elizabeth Baty Public Library (Monticello library) will soon celebrate its 15th anniversary inside the current building.      I was here and serving on the library board of trustees when the library celebrated its 10th...

Agriculture


Shane Jaeger of the Jones County Pork Producers (right) presents a check to Monticello Fire Chief Joe Bayne (center) and Assistant Fire Chief Billy Norton. The JCPP donated the cost of pork for the Don McCarthy Scholarship fundraiser the MFD held on Super Bowl Sunday in February. The event, which featured ribs and pulled pork sandwiches along with side dishes, raised about $15,000 for the McCarthy scholarship fund. (Photo submitted)
05/05/2021 - 10:27am

Features


On May 2, melanoma survivor Lisa Sperfslage organized Miles for Melanoma, a 5K run/walk in Monticello. Over 300 attended and helped to raise $5,000. Several survivors were also recognized: Sperfslage, Tina McDonough, Sue Ballou, Nicole Hartwig, Renee Holub, Todd Parker, Steve Holmes, and Chuck Willms. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
05/05/2021 - 10:36am
     “Miles for Melanoma” is a nationwide series of 5K run/walks in an effort to raise awareness for melanoma.      Over 300 people, children and adults, took part in a local Miles for Melanoma walk on Sunday, May 2, in Monticello.      The event...

Sports


Kaden Kiburz puts the ball on the green for Monticello in its April 26 home meet against Cascade. (Photos by Pete Temple)
05/05/2021 - 10:42am
     At the start of the boys golf season, the Monticello Panthers set the lofty goal of winning every invitational tournament in which they played.      To this point, they have been up to the task.      “They have come through,” Monticello coach...

Obituaries


Douglas DiBell
05/05/2021 - 10:01am
      Douglas DiBell, age 56, died Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family following a courageous battle with cancer.       Surviving is his wife, Rhonda, two sons, Stephen, Joshua (Allison) and grandson, Luke, his siblings,...

News

05/05/2021 - 10:34am
     While COVID-19 case numbers remain low in Jones County, Public Health Coordinator Jenna Lovaas shared that cases are on the rise with middle and high school-aged children.      Lovaas provided her update to the Jones County Supervisors during...

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