Kim Brooks
03/21/2019 - 9:16am
     This past week, a long-time local business owner whom I had gotten to know both on a professional level and personal level passed away.      John Williams, former owner of Julin Printing, lost his courageous battle with cancer. John was a proud...


Don Stickle of Anamosa, 94, was inducted into the Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame during the Jones County Beef Banquet March 16 at the Berndes Center. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/20/2019 - 8:59am
     A Jones County Cattlemen Hall of Fame induction, Al Lubben Memorial scholarships presented to four students, and the third edition of the Jones County Idol karaoke contest were all part of the annual Jones County Beef Banquet Saturday, March 16...


“Clown Car” kicks off the 45th season of Starlighters II Theatre. The show includes several familiar Monticello faces such as Jason Stover (far left) as a detective and Clayton Lubben (far right) as Chuckles/Pozo the clown. Matt English of Anamosa plays the other detective in this “whodunit” comedy.
03/21/2019 - 9:45am
     It seems winter may finally be over!      Now that the weather is improving and temperatures are warming up, you can finally get out and enjoy some area attractions.      To help boost your spirits, Starlighters II Theatre in Anamosa is opening...


Brayden Cleeton of Monticello competes in the shot put during the University of Dubuque High School Indoor Classic March 16 in Dubuque. (Photos by Pete Temple)
03/20/2019 - 9:23am
     Monticello High School track and field teams faced several tough opponents while competing in the University of Dubuque High School Indoor Classic.      The girls competed March 15, and the boys had their meet March 16. While neither Panther...


Dorothy Marie Cruise
03/21/2019 - 9:22am
      Dorothy Marie Cruise, 76, of Olin passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home.        Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Olin. Family and friends may call...


03/21/2019 - 9:47am
     Some unsuspecting news concerning the sanitary sewer underneath a couple of blocks of N. Sycamore Street prompted some mixed feelings in moving forward with the street reconstruction project.      During the March 18 Monticello City Council...

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