Kim Brooks
01/17/2018 - 8:04am
     You know the saying, “Be careful what you wish for?”      Well, now there’s, “Be careful what you tweet.”      No, I’m not talking about Trump and his obsession with Twitter. This story I’m about to share has a more positive spin on it…      An...


01/17/2018 - 12:26pm
     The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS), on Jan. 10, highlighted the success of the revamped Iowa Sensitive Crops Registry and encouraged eligible producers and apiarists to register or re-save their data for the 2018...


Monticello Transition Center teacher Cindy Melchert works with student Kaylyn Gent from Midland. Melchert has been with the program for six years, since its inception. She works with special education students after high school and prepares them to be productive citizens. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
01/17/2018 - 8:35am
     Panther Professionals is a weekly series highlighting educators, administrators, staff and aides who are dedicated to the future of the Monticello Community School District.      Not many people in the Monticello community are probably familiar...


Chase Luensman exults after posting his 100th career wrestling victory for the Panthers. Luensman defeated his Anamosa opponent during the Maquoketa Valley double dual Jan. 9. (Photos by Pete Temple)
01/17/2018 - 12:43pm
     There were ups and downs for the Monticello High School wrestling team in a double dual at Maquoketa Valley Jan. 8, but there was one high point that stood above the others: junior Chase Luensman’s 100th career victory.      Luensman achieved...


Rodney (Rod) James Rieken
01/16/2018 - 4:19pm
     Rodney (Rod) James Rieken passed away Jan. 11, 2018 after a courageous and valiant five-month fight to regain his health. He died suddenly at St. John’s Mercy hospital in St. Louis, Mo., in the surround of his family’s love and support. Rodney...


01/17/2018 - 8:36am
     “All-in-all, the fair was good.”      Those sentiments were shared by Great Jones County Fair Manger John Harms during the Jan. 9 Board of Supervisors meeting.      Harms presented the income and expenditures stemming from the 2017 fair, as...

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