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Opinion


Kim Brooks
12/13/2017 - 8:59am
     As an entertainment guru, I enjoy reading about musicians, celebrities, movies, TV shows… Hollywood royalty, if you will.      At the end of every year, several entertainment media sources release their lists of top entertainment news stories....

Agriculture


Darrick Hall (right) 2017 Jones County Farm Bureau president, was presented a County Recognition Award at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) Annual Meeting in Des Moines Dec. 5-6. IFBF Vice President Joe Heinrich, left, made the presentation to Hall. Jones County Farm Bureau received an outstanding designation for its 2017 programs which help further the story of agriculture to new audiences through many areas including policy development, policy implementation, communications, and strengthening the county Farm Bureau. (Photo submitted)
12/13/2017 - 9:01am

Features


Monticello K-4 music teacher Nick Thumma directed the Carpenter Christmas concert on Dec. 5 at MHS. Thumma has been teaching in Monticello for 13 years. “I always felt like a natural teacher,” he said. (Photo by Pete Temple)
12/13/2017 - 9:23am
     Panther Professionals is a weekly series highlighting educators, administrators, staff and aides who are dedicated to the future of the Monticello Community School District.      “We truly have a great district that we can all be proud of,”...

Sports


Thomas Broderick of Monticello (top) turns his opponent during the home quadrangular meet Dec. 7. (Photos courtesy of Casey Reyner)
12/13/2017 - 9:38am
     Monticello started this wrestling season focusing on individual improvement, with dual meet victories placed on the back burner.      Duals have probably moved closer to the front burner. These Panthers are now 6-0.      Monticello swept a home...

Obituaries


Laurel Blackwell
12/12/2017 - 1:13pm
Laurel Blackwell passed away on Nov. 30, 2017 in Columbus, Georgia after a brief illness.  After being diagnosed with cancer one year ago, she was cancer free, but succumbed to complications resulting from a pneumonia diagnosis.  Born on August 29,...

News

12/13/2017 - 9:27am
After preliminary discussion started in late 2013, the new E. First Street Bridge is now complete. The original design called for a 24-foot wide deck and 100-foot span at an estimated cost of $525,000. After the City of Monticello secured federal...

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