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03/22/2017 - 9:19am
     Late Saturday night, March 18, the Monticello Fire Department was called to a two-story structure fire on Chestnut Street here in Monticello.      No doubt realizing the severity of the situation upon arrival, the Anamosa Fire Department was...

Agriculture


Dave Goedken of Monticello owns and operates Timberland Cattle LLD. Located along W. Sixth St., he raises mini beef cattle. Raising mini beef lowline and Herefords, Goedken said the meat is leaner and tastes better. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/22/2017 - 9:00am
     Several years ago, before he passed away, Steve Ehrisman raised mini beef cattle. Carrying on his business, Dave Goedken of Monticello has picked up where Ehrisman left off.      Located within city limits along E. Sixth Street, Goedken is...

Features


Mikinzie and Britt Smith are working hard to keep their son’s, Austin, memory alive through the Austin Strong Foundation. The non-profit raises money to help fund research to cure childhood cancers. Austin lost his life in May 2016 after battling DIPG. Austin’s parents are seen here with his brother Colt along with a photo of Austin side-by-side. (Photo submitted)
03/22/2017 - 9:43am
     “Your son has cancer. There is no cure. You need to take him home and make memories.”      In mid-January, Britt and Mikinzie Smith of Monticello, parents of Austin Smith, were told those exact words from doctors. Sixteen months later on May 20...

Sports


Becca Burmahl, University of Dubuque women's track and field. (Photos submitted)
03/22/2017 - 9:14am
     The second installment of The Next Level features a pair of women’s track athletes and two dance team members who graduated from Monticello High School and went on to compete in college.      A look at this week’s athletes:   Becca Burmahl...

Obituaries


Diamond Jae Hunter
03/15/2017 - 3:42pm
     Diamond Jae Hunter, 8, and Donald Joseph Hunter, 7, of Monticello, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016. Visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Marion, with a Celebration of...

News


Monticello and Anamosa fire departments work through the night on Saturday, March 18 to battle a house fire at 224 N. Chestnut St. in Monticello. The home, owned by Al Hughes, was a total loss following the chimney-related fire. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/22/2017 - 9:44am
     The Monticello Fire Department was called to a two-story structure fire at 224 N. Chestnut St. at 9:02 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.      The home, which was fully engulfed by the time the MFD arrived on scene, is owned by Al Hughes. He said he’s...

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