• 05/15/2019 - 1:59pm
  • 05/15/2019 - 1:58pm

  • Justin Recker of the Panthers tees off during the Monticello Invitational May 1 at the Monticello Golf Club. The Panthers finished second as a team. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    05/09/2019 - 3:50pm

  • Matt Manternach of Monticello and the University of Iowa, shown competing in a meet earlier this season, has run the second-fastest 800-meter time in the nation. (Photo courtesy of Darren Miller/
    05/09/2019 - 3:49pm

  • Avery Martensen (left) and Wade Picray are Monticello’s qualifiers to the Drake Relays. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    04/24/2019 - 2:25pm

  • Gabby Guilford of Monticello qualified for the Drake Relays in the high jump. (Photo by Pete Temple)
    04/24/2019 - 2:22pm
  • 04/24/2019 - 9:55am
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  • The Monticello High School girls golf team, first row from left: Sophie Hodge, Karli Recker, Beka Prull and Paige Kremer. Second row: head coach Joe Steen, Lydia Franzenburg, Marissa McNally, Dru Kramer and Lilly Lambert. (Photo by Pete Temple)
    04/11/2019 - 10:53am

  • Dane Thomas was honored for earning his Iowa FFA Degree, during the FFA Awards Banquet. The event attracted 46 members and 156 guests. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    04/11/2019 - 10:30am

  • The Monticello High School girls track and field team, first row from left: Olivia Kremer, Lizzie Petersen, Jaelynn Kraus, Brianna Burmahl, Makenna Patterson, Lauren Bader and Amelia Anderson. Second row: Piper Hansen, Kristen Roher, Emma Spersflage, Leah Holub, Reese Cox, Jordan Norton, Abby Guilford and Kendall Ruden. Third row: manager Josephine Van Ahsen, Tori McDonald, Lauren Lambert, Karle Kramer, Lydia Recker, Payton Jaeger, Skyleigh Husmann, Jaelyn Graver, Maddie Stadtmueller and Kayla Simmons. Fourth row: assistant coach Jenna Peters, Emma Hynick, Faith Hansen, Emily Schlarmann, Bronwyn Hodge, Gabrielle Steiner, Makayla Coffey, Kylee Van Dorn, Cora Mescher and coach Vallerie Lynn. Not pictured are Sydney Ballou, Kehde Campbell, Allison Barnhart, Triniti Etzel and manager Allie Riches. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    04/03/2019 - 1:36pm

  • The Monticello High School boys track and field team, first row from left: Carter Kurt, Chaz McClendon, David Titman, Gavin Cooper, Brody Brokaw, Owen Ray, Jon Mootz, Alex Monzalvo and Caleb Sauser. Second row: Ian Lorenzen, Gabe Goodyear, Davin Wickman, Adam Dunkin, Grant Hospodarsky, Levi Temple, Ben Oswald, Christian Nieto, Ty Jesenovec, Rylan Cooper and Gavin Baugh. Third row: John James, Jasper Nietert, Mason Reuter, Lake Stahlberg, Avery Martensen, Caden Ungs, Eian Weber, Owen Thomas, Zach Chapman, Jaden Orcut and Ethan Tallman. Fourth row: Harrison Eastburn, Cole Cruise, Carter Cruise, Luke Weber, Brayden Cleeton, Caleb Hogan, Wade Picray, Will Rieniets, Adam Terry, Adam Schmitt and Colin Jordan. Not pictured are head coach Greg Williams and assistant coach Donnie Kremer. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    04/03/2019 - 1:34pm
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Kim Brooks
04/22/2019 - 4:42pm
     A couple of weeks ago, I got the pleasure to attend former First Lady Michelle Obama’s book tour in St. Paul, Minn. What a thrill that was!      Thanks to some locals who are also huge book nerds like myself (and fans of Michelle Obama, too),...


05/15/2019 - 1:46pm
     A wet fall, unusually cold temperatures, excess rain and, in some cases, flooding, have cattle and sheep producers wondering how to manage forage shortages this summer and lay in forages for next winter.      “The good news is there are haying...


The Porch Posse is hanging up their aprons after five years of service to the Jones County community, and beyond. They served meals at 60 functions since starting in 2014, and donated $10,000 to area projects. These photos represent the MHS Class of 1969 who make up the Porch Posse. (Photos submitted)
04/24/2019 - 10:10am
   The young-at-heart Porch Posse – At Your Service group is hanging up their aprons.      The ladies, all from the Monticello High School Class of 1969, are calling it quits as they near their 50th class reunion.      The Porch Posse, made up...


05/15/2019 - 1:59pm
     With some dramatic season-best performances, the Monticello High School girls track and field team earned five spots at State during the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet Friday, May 10 at Dean Nelson Field in Monticello.      Cold weather had...


Lois Winchip
04/24/2019 - 9:16am
Lois Winchip, age 86, died Friday March 22, 2019 at Northbrook Manor Care Center, Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday morning, April 2, 2019 at the Peace Church, Monticello with...


04/24/2019 - 9:55am
The Monticello City Council is getting closer to exploring its options concerning the dilapidated Compadres building in downtown Monticello. A structural engineer will inspect the building during the morning of Wednesday, April 10. Following...

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