12/05/2018 - 2:21pm
To the Editor,      Dear neighbors and friends. Once again we were truly amazed at the generosity of the people of Monticello. From the many donations of money and food, to the many, many volunteers who gave of their time and talents to make this...


Kellie Lasack, Jones County Ag in the Classroom coordinator, reads to Sacred Heart third-graders during her visit Nov. 27. (Photo submitted)
12/12/2018 - 9:36am
     Kellie Lasack, the Jones County Ag in the Classroom coordinator, visited the third-grade class at Sacred Heart School Nov. 27 to teach students about vegetables that are grown in Iowa.      Lasack read from the book, “Who Grew My Soup,” by Tom...


Hootie and the Blowfish announced their 25th anniversary tour on Dec. 3. The GJCF and Iowa State Fair are official tour stops next summer. Tickets go on sale Dec. 7. (Photo courtesy of the GJCF)
12/05/2018 - 2:54pm
     The Great Jones County Fair is excited to announce its final night of concert entertainment for the 2019 season.      Hootie and the Blowfish with special guest Barenaked Ladies will be performing on Friday, July 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale...


Tyler Luensman of Monticello drives to the hoop during the season-opening win over Bellevue Nov. 27. (Photos by Pete Temple)
12/12/2018 - 9:50am
     Monticello got off to the kind of start any boys’ basketball team would hope for, winning its first two games of the season.      The Panthers (2-0) turned an early lead into a 63-53 victory over Bellevue Nov. 27, and controlled the second and...


Johanna “Jo” Catherine (Redmond) Deuker
12/05/2018 - 2:15pm
      Johanna "Jo" Catherine (Redmond) Deuker of Burton, Mich., age 85, passed away Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 12 noon Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 North Dayton...


12/05/2018 - 2:50pm
     It was a packed house on Nov. 25 inside the Monticello City Council Chambers as city officials and residents met to discuss the N. Sycamore Street reconstruction project.      “The project includes rehabilitation and reconstruction of N....

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