Kim Brooks
11/12/2019 - 12:56pm
Fake online politics  Kudos to the co-founder and CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, for staying out of the political arena as we near the 2020 Presidential Election.  Last week, Dorsey announced that Twitter would start banning all political ads. Dorsey...


11/06/2019 - 9:41am
     Camp Courageous’ exceptional mission is assisted by Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, through donations of animal feed. This commitment by KNG, through its social impact program KNG GIVES will help the year-...


Leaders Who Lunch held its first luncheon on Oct. 29 at The Jitney. Seated in front are Monticello sixth graders Andrea Giegerich, Brianna Kearney, Langston Chaney, Ava Zimmerman, Nevaeh Norton, and Anna Grant. Standing in back, Julie Welter, Naryah Trenkamp, Cheryl Dirks, Ashley Faust, Lily Wright, Peg Mere, Betty Byers, Macaya Camp, Sara Hanssen, Denise Miossi, Sandy Moats, Kate DeMean, Cindy Bagge, and Terri Keleher. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
11/12/2019 - 1:34pm
After the success of the grass-roots effort “Leaders Who Lunch” program in Cedar Rapids and Anamosa in previous years, F&M Bank decided to bring the concept to Monticello.  The idea is simple: Female leaders in the community treat sixth-grade...


11/06/2019 - 9:51am
     Make room in the trophy case. The Monticello High School cross country teams have a couple more to add to it.      Both the girls’ and boys’ earned third place finishes at the State Class 2A Cross Country Meet Saturday, Nov. 2 at Lakeside...


11/12/2019 - 12:51pm
Jerry P. Carstens, 79, of Wyoming passed away on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019 at the Hallmark Care Center in Mount Vernon.  His funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at Lahey & Dawson Funeral Home in Wyoming. Visitation was held...


On Oct. 29, about 15 people were in attendance for the downtown assessment community input session. Several topics were covered regarding Monticello’s downtown district, and those present offered ideas for the future as well. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
11/12/2019 - 1:30pm
This story is part of a three-part series showcasing a recent downtown assessment program for the City of Monticello.  Last week, Oct. 29-31, five professionals from Des Moines spent some time in Monticello to provide a different perspective of the...

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