• The Monticello High School volleyball team held its annual awards banquet Nov. 19 in the MHS Commons. Voted for team awards, from left: DeLainy Fellinger, Beka Prull, Jordan Kuper, Gabrielle Steiner, Rylee Bauer, Sophie Hodge and Tori McDonald. (Photos by Pete Temple)
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  • Monticello junior Tyler Luensman was voted to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) All-State football team, making the Class 2A third team as a defensive back. Luensman made three interceptions during the season, and averged 16.1 yards on kickoff returns and 11.6 yards on punt returns. Luensman is shown returning a kickoff against Cascade this past season. (Express file photo)
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  • Outgoing Jones County Tourism Association member, Kim Brooks of Monticello, was honored with a certificate for her eight years of service to the organization. Tourism held its annual meeting on Nov. 19. Brooks has been president for the last several years. (Photo courtesy of the Anamosa Journal-Eureka)
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  • DuTrac Community Credit Union in Monticello donated $500 to the Jones County Family Council for the Shop with a Cop program. Donations are still being collected to help Jones County middle schoolers purchase presents for their family for the holiday season. From left are Heather Weers, Family Council coordinator; Dave Postel, DuTrac branch manager; and Sherri Hunt, Family Council member. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
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  • On Nov. 11, Midland schools held its Veterans Day ceremony. This year’s guest speaker was retired Col. Stephen Kaftan, who spoke about his career in the Air Force. Kaftan also shared about the sacrifices made by veterans. (Photos submitted)
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  • The Monticello High School football team held its annual awards event Nov. 11 in the MHS Auditorium. Panthers who were voted All-District include, first row from left: Jeff Carlson, Justin Recker, Kain Luensman, Brayden Cleeton and John James. Second row: Luke Weber, Mason Reuter, Devin Kraus, Cade Folken, Owen Thomas and Luke Lambert. Not pictured is Tyler Luensman. (Photos by Pete Temple)
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  • The Monticello High School cross country team held its annual awards event Nov. 11 in the MHS Commons. All-State Panther runners, from left: Emma Althoff, Harrison Ahlrichs and Cole Cruise. Althoff and Ahlrichs were also voted Rookies of the Year by the team. (Photos by Pete Temple)
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12/02/2019 - 2:57pm
Saturday, Nov. 30 marks the 10th annual “Small Business Saturday.” This is the day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday where shoppers are encouraged to patronize their locally owned and operated small-town businesses.  Otherwise known as “Shop...


12/05/2019 - 8:37am
     A webinar about new loan resources for farmers interested in organic transition or expansion is planned for Dec. 11 at noon, hosted by the Iowa Organic Association, Mad Agriculture and Perennial Fund, and Leopold Center for Sustainable...


Keleher’s Jewelry is now celebrating 25 years in business in Monticello. From left are owner Tom Keleher and long-time employees Betty Schmit and Kathy Cooper. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
12/02/2019 - 3:35pm
Sept. 1, 1994. This was the date 25 years ago that Nelson’s Jewelry officially became Keleher’s Jewelry.  The jewelry store was originally located at 114 E. First St. in downtown Monticello. Following a devastating fire in November 2012, Keleher’s...


12/05/2019 - 8:54am
     A distinct height advantage, a strong start, and two outstanding individual performances added up to a lopsided victory in the season opener for the Monticello High School girls basketball team.      The Panthers rode early leads of 10-0 and 14...


Mildred Hinrichs
12/02/2019 - 3:14pm
Mildred Hinrichs, age 90, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2019 peacefully at her home surrounded by her family following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, Nov. 27, 2019 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where friends may...


Jay Hanken of Monticello, 67, was reported missing on Nov. 23. His family last saw him on Nov. 19. On Nov. 24, Hanken’s body was found in Kitty Creek. Cause of death is pending. (Photo submitted)
12/02/2019 - 3:32pm
On Saturday evening, Nov. 23, the Monticello Police Department issued an Operation Quickfind for 67-year-old Jay Hanken of Monticello.  His family contacted the police on the evening of Nov. 23. They reported their last contact with Hanken was...

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