Kim Brooks
10/09/2019 - 9:12am
For several years the Monticello Public Library has hosted the “Monticello Reads” book club group. Those wanting to participate can have the designated monthly book put on reserve through the library. The group meets following the completion of the...


Jim Hogan of Monticello took part in a trip to Central America in February. The goal was to expand Iowa’s pork imports as the group visited Colombia and Panama. Hogan is seen here at the Panama Canal, which sees up to 14,000 ships a year. (Photos submitted)
10/16/2019 - 9:49am
As a member of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, Jim Hogan of Monticello has helped to spread goodwill and educate others on Iowa’s pork industry. One way he’s been able to accomplish that is taking part in international trips with Iowa’s...


Jill Biden, wife of former Vice President and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks to the audience during a meet-and-greet at the home of Andy McKean in Anamosa Oct. 4. (Photos by Pete Temple)
10/09/2019 - 9:51am
Offering the recurring themes of experience, respect, and the goal of defeating President Donald Trump, Dr. Jill Biden spoke during a meet-and-greet at the home of Andy McKean Oct. 4 in Anamosa.  Dr. Biden told an audience of about 40 that her...


Bo Kramer of Monticello (in red) brings down an Anamosa ballcarrier during the Oct. 11 game at Dean Nelson Field. (Photos by Pete Temple)
10/16/2019 - 10:22am
     If ever there were a case for the old sports cliché, “You can throw the records out when these two meet,” it was Friday night’s Cowbell Trophy football game at Dean Nelson Field.      A previously winless Anamosa team controlled the ball and...


Betty Ann Hinrichs
10/09/2019 - 8:49am
Betty Ann Hinrichs, age 95, died Thursday, July 11, 2019 peacefully at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2019 at the St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where friends may...


10/09/2019 - 9:32am
The Monticello community could soon see some new workers around town.  The city entered into a 28E agreement with the Anamosa State Penitentiary to utilize inmates on work release in Monticello.  The idea was actually facilitated by the Cemetery...

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