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Opinion


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...

Agriculture

01/10/2018 - 9:07am
     When the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was released in 2012, it was a whole new approach to addressing the important issue of water quality. Rather than setting some overly ambitious goal without a plan to achieve it, we looked at the...

Features


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...

Sports


Jordan Kuper of Monticello (in red) tries to work around Bellevue’s Emma Kelchen in the Jan. 2 game in Bellevue. (Photos by Pete Temple)
01/10/2018 - 9:49am
     Not all three Monticello girls basketball games were victories, but all three were strong performances, as the Panthers returned from the holiday break with three games in five days.      The Panthers (6-3, 8-4) proved what a difference six...

Obituaries


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...

News

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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