11/01/2023 - 7:51am
   The Monticello Community School District implements many special programs to meet the diverse needs of all students. These programs aim to provide support and opportunities for various groups of students, including those with disabilities,...


Students from Monticello’s FFA and National Honor Society chapters plant vegetables for a garden project during the summer. The project resulted in more than 500 pounds of produce, donated to the Monticello Food Pantry. (Photos courtesy of Eric Schmitt, Monticello FFA)
11/01/2023 - 8:58am
   More than 70 Monticello High School students worked together to create something that benefitted both them and the community in which they live: a garden that produced more than 500 pounds of fresh produce.    That produce was in turn donated to...


11/01/2023 - 7:58am
     While the weather may feel like fall or winter, a recent announcement concerning the 2024 Great Jones County Fair might have you thinking warmer weather…    The first entertainment announcement for the 2024 GJCF was announced on Monday morning...


Preston Ries, running in the state second round game against Jesup Oct. 27 in Monticello, now holds the state’s all-time career record for combined rushing and passing yardage. (Photos by Pete Temple)
11/01/2023 - 9:12am
   A 35-point first half. A defense that held its opponent to 55 total yards while recording its third shutout of the season. A smothering kickoff return that only once allowed Jesup to start a possession outside its own 30-yard line. A kicking game...


W. Willis “Bill” Longer
10/25/2023 - 2:33pm
      W. Willis “Bill” Longer of Monticello, died July 29, 2022 at Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center.  Bill was born Dec. 1, 1933 in Washington, Iowa and was the son of Walter Longer and Roxie (Gideon) Longer. He graduated from Washington High...


11/01/2023 - 8:00am
     Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, the community of Monticello is in a position to help those “who care about all of Monticello as a way to give back in a way that will benefit all.”    A few years ago, this donor, who used to reside in the...

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