Opinion

07/14/2021 - 8:45am
To the Editor,      July 4th is about time for the daylily. The daylily is one of the most beloved garden plants. They come in many colors and have fancy names. Their foliage looks like wide blades of tall grass. When they decide to bloom, you may...

Agriculture

07/14/2021 - 8:52am
     “Conserving Ag's Future Together” is the theme of the 15th annual Iowa Women in Agriculture Conference at the FFA Enrichment Center in Ankeny on Aug. 5.      The 2021 conference will explore an array of challenges posed by agriculture's current...

Features

07/14/2021 - 9:43am
     The Great Jones County Fair in Monticello offers activities, events, and fun for the whole family. Whether you prefer to take in a 4-H/FFA livestock/animal-judging show, take your turn on the rides, taste the best fair food around, or enjoy an...

Sports


Lauren Verhagen of Monticello (8) slides in safely with a stolen base during the Panthers’ regional semifinal game at Anamosa July 9. (Photos by Pete Temple)
07/14/2021 - 9:28am
     In the Class 3A regional softball quarterfinals, the Monticello Panthers enjoyed a strong pitching performance.      In the semifinals, they faced one.      Those results – a 5-1 win over Oelwein and a 10-0 loss to Anamosa – concluded the...

Obituaries


Eleanor Marie Jacobs
07/14/2021 - 8:08am
      Eleanor Marie Jacobs, age 88, died Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.       Funeral services will be held 12 noon Saturday, July 17, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church, rural...

News

07/14/2021 - 9:45am
     Due to the construction of the City of Monticello’s new wastewater treatment facility, the Sixth Street Ditch Project, and other anticipated future projects, the city has to update its capital and user fees to cover such costs to begin the...

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