• Susan Bowersox of OPN Architects speaks to the Monticello School Board during the March 7 work session. (Photo by Pete Temple)
    03/14/2018 - 10:20am
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  • Dee Cook, a nurse with JRMC, was named one of Iowa’s 100 Greatest Nurses for 2018 by the Iowa Nurses Association. Cook has been in the nursing profession for over 30 years. (Photo submitted)
    03/14/2018 - 10:12am
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  • The Monticello Ambassadors welcomed Nick and Katie Danover, new owners of the Pizza Ranch, March 7. On hand for the event, first row from left: Ambassador Jan Hoag, Katie and Nick Danover, and Ambassador Gerald Retzlaff. Second row: Ambassadors Chris Brokaw, Melissa Ehrisman, Craig Thompson, Audrey Savage, Sue Ballou, Suzan Ehlers, Annette Smith and Pat Recker. (Photo by Pete Temple)
    03/14/2018 - 10:06am

  • Matt and Beth McQuillen (from left), were honored (for their donation of an 85.3-acre permanent conservation easement in Oxford Junction. They were unable to attend the Gift of Iowa event March 5 where the award was announced; this photo is from a 2015 award the McQuillens received. At right is Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation president Joe McGovern. (Photo submitted)
    03/14/2018 - 9:56am
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  • The cast and crew of “How the West was Dun” take a break from practice to pose for a photo.
    03/07/2018 - 12:08pm

  • Starlighters Theatre announced the cast members for its upcoming comedy “Kitchen Witches.” Taking on the lead roles are Mary Sue Vernon as Isobel Lomax (left) and Nancy Collell as Dolly Biddle (right). Other characters include Dana Vaughn and Jayson Stover. The play debuts April 6-8 and 13-15. (Photo submitted)
    03/07/2018 - 12:01pm

  • Jordan Kuper of Monticello looks to make a pass during the State Class 3A Girls Basketball Tournament quarterfinal game against Clear Lake Feb. 27 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    03/07/2018 - 9:23am

  • The Monticello High School dance team poses with its trophies after placing in two categories at the Dance Team Union National Championships in Florida. They are, first row from left: Skyleigh Husmann, Savannah Reyhons, Melissa Davis, Kate Tuetken and Emma Brighton. Second row: Ally Bartachek, Kaitlin Guyer, Sydney Freeze, Madisan Birt and Anisa Krouse. (Photos submitted)
    02/28/2018 - 10:39am

  • The public was invited to a second Community Meeting on Feb. 21 at Monticello Middle School. Those in attendance were divided into small groups to tour the building, with the tour led by middle school students. The groups then came together at the end to discuss issues they saw or ideas for building a new school. Here, Grant Hospodarsky and Carter Kurt take a group into the boys locker room explaining the condition of the floor and outdated lockers.
    02/27/2018 - 2:47pm


Kim Brooks
03/14/2018 - 9:36am
     This past weekend I accompanied my cousins and their friends for a night out in Dubuque. We were celebrating one of my cousin’s birthday. He’s a pretty low-key guy, so he deserved a fun night out!      The group included six couples and myself...


03/14/2018 - 9:41am
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), on March 8, lowered soybean export projections and increased ending stocks. The USDA and trade also expect more soybeans will be planted nationwide than last year, which could add to already big...


F&M Bank hosted a Women in Business Luncheon in Cedar Rapids on March 12. Several F&M Bank professionals attended the event, seen here with guest speaker Liz Nead, of Nead Inspiration (center). The topic of discussion was “The Power of Now: The Secret to Your Best Life.” (Photo submitted)
03/21/2018 - 8:44am
     On March 12, F&M Bank was honored to host over 160 area professionals at its Women in Business Luncheon at Elmcrest Country Club in Cedar Rapids. Liz Nead, of Nead Inspiration, presented “The Power of Now: The Secret to Your Best Life.”...


Rebecca Burmahl of the University of Dubuque shown in the recent IIAC meet, qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Nationals. (Photo courtesy of IIAC Sports Information)
03/14/2018 - 9:58am
     Rebecca Burmahl of Monticello, a junior at the University of Dubuque, qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships, which were scheduled for March 9-10 in Birmingham, Ala.      Burmahl went into the national meet as...


Norm P. McCormick
03/06/2018 - 10:55am
     Norm P. McCormick, 79, of Monticello passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, at his home after a 10-month illness.      Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish vigil service...


Susan Bowersox of OPN Architects speaks to the Monticello School Board during the March 7 work session. (Photo by Pete Temple)
03/14/2018 - 10:20am
     An assessment of Monticello Community School District buildings and a where-we-are-now summary of facilities meetings were part of Monticello School Board work session March 7 in the Administrative Board Room.      The board’s monthly work...

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