Kim Brooks
05/31/2023 - 8:39am
   Last week I interviewed my 21st Eagle Scout!    In my 14 years of working here, we have featured 21 Eagle Scouts; 19 from Monticello and two from Anamosa.    I have no doubt we’ll see a few more in the coming years, including the first female...


Monticello FFA Chapter members were out in full force May 31 for the “Keep on Farming” drive for Caleb Jurgens, their late classmate. (Photos by Pete Temple)
06/07/2023 - 3:11pm
   Dozens of vehicles, mostly tractors and combines, made a trek from the Jones Regional Center (Kirkwood) to Monticello high school early in the morning on May 30.    The Memorial Drive event was designed to honor Caleb Jurgens, the Monticello High...


In April, Zach Reuter earned his Eagle Scout Award. His project entailed replacing and adding flagpole bases along N. Cedar Street. (Photos submitted)
05/31/2023 - 8:47am
     A week before his 18th birthday, recent Monticello High School graduate Zach Reuter submitted all of the paperwork needed to complete his Eagle Scout project.    “You have to get all of the paperwork done before you turn 18,” he said.    With...


Keziah McQuillen of Monticello lays down a bunt during the May 30 home game against Benton Community. (Photo by Pete Temple)
06/07/2023 - 3:36pm
   Monticello closed a five-game week of high school softball with three straight wins, boosting its early-season record to 5-2, including 3-1 in the River Valley Conference North Division.    Other than one game against Anamosa, the Panthers have...


Angela Marie Darrow
05/31/2023 - 7:45am
      Angela Marie Darrow passed away unexpectedly in her home in Hopkinton at the age of 65, on Sunday, May 14, 2023.     She leaves behind a grieving family that includes her devoted children, Ricky (Kaylee) Clark and Nyoaka (Elliot) Clark; as...


05/31/2023 - 8:45am
     The intersection of County Road D-62 and County Road X-31 is in a state of deterioration. County Engineer Derek Snead commented during the May 23 Jones County Supervisor meeting that this particular intersection has been deteriorating at a fast...

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