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Opinion


Kim Brooks
07/15/2020 - 12:35pm
     So many entities have been impacted by coronavirus: businesses, non-profits, government services/entities, schools, churches, even individual family life.      In talking with Dr. Brian Jaeger last week, superintendent of Monticello schools, it...

Agriculture

07/15/2020 - 11:01am
     Iowans who would like to expand their gardening knowledge and become community garden volunteers can do so by completing Master Gardener training this fall.      Offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Master Gardener training...

Features


Above & Beyond is once again offering free, homegrown produce to the community for the taking. Look for this sign and the tent in the parking lot at the corner of E. First Street and Main Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
07/15/2020 - 12:41pm
     For the past four years, Above & Beyond Home Health and Hospice has been offering the community a free produce garden. Starting Tuesday, July 14, several items will be available for the taking.      This spring, volunteers and staff with...

Sports


Piper Hansen lunges to make an infield catch during the July 8 home game against Cascade. (Photos courtesy of Rucker Photography)
07/15/2020 - 12:32pm
Even though the final score didn’t reflect it, the Monticello High School softball team had a strong game against Northeast July 10 in Goose Lake, according to head coach Bret McDonald. “That was our best game of the week by far,” McDonald said. “...

Obituaries


Russell J. Dirks
07/15/2020 - 10:46am
      Russell J. Dirks, 63 of Monticello, Iowa passed away Saturday, July 11, 2020, at his home in Monticello, surrounded by his family.       Visitation will be held 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello.        A...

News


A new sign and image of the MCSD mascot, the Panther, was completed on the front of the new high school entrance last week. The school chose to cancel prom, but found a way to offer a safe graduation ceremony on the football field. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
07/15/2020 - 12:46pm
     With COVID-19 cases on the rise in Jones County, the Monticello Community School District made the tough decision to cancel prom and the Class of 2020 downtown senior parade.      The grand march, prom, and post prom were all postponed and...

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