08/05/2020 - 3:17pm
     The Monticello School District Board of Education deserves kudos for the hard decisions they made the night of their Aug. 27 board meeting regarding “Return to Learn.”      Just the discussion and vote alone concerning Return to Learn took a...


Jasper Nietert of Monticello competes in Senior Timed Events at the Great Jones County Fair Horse Show July 26 at the Equestrian Center. (Photo courtesy of Chris Taylor)
08/05/2020 - 9:51am


Hundreds of tractors lined the track at the Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello Sunday afternoon, Aug. 2. Visitors arrived in Monticello for the start of The Big Show Tractorcade.
08/05/2020 - 3:28pm
     The Big Show Tractorcade kicked off on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the Jones County Fairgrounds in Monticello with great weather and a great crowd of spectators and participants.      Tractors of all sizes, makes, models, and colors were on display on...


Andy Tjaden poses with the plaque he received for completing the 50-mile Whiterock Ultra Marathon. In the process, Tjaden raised more than $1,400 for Sleep in Heavenly Peace, which provides beds for area children who don’t have one. (Photo courtesy of Sheila Tjaden)
08/05/2020 - 10:04am
     It started as an opportunity to test himself. It became something much more significant.      When Andy Tjaden completed the 50-mile Whiterock Ultra Marathon July 12, he not only covered a course that was by far his longest, but he also raised...


Joseph J. Nehl
08/05/2020 - 3:07pm
      Joseph J. Nehl “Joe”, 87, of Dubuque,  passed away on Saturday, July 25 at Unity Point Health Finley Hospital with Connie, his loving wife by his side.       A funeral mass will be held Friday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of the...


Brian Jaeger
08/05/2020 - 3:30pm
     In an effort to help address many of the unanswered questions surrounding the Monticello School District’s Return to Learn plan that was approved at the Aug. 27 school board meeting, Superintendent Brian Jaeger and Curriculum and Special...

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