Kim Brooks
03/21/2019 - 9:16am
     This past week, a long-time local business owner whom I had gotten to know both on a professional level and personal level passed away.      John Williams, former owner of Julin Printing, lost his courageous battle with cancer. John was a proud...


Dane Thomas was honored for earning his Iowa FFA Degree, during the FFA Awards Banquet. The event attracted 46 members and 156 guests. (Photos by Pete Temple)
04/11/2019 - 10:30am


“Clown Car” kicks off the 45th season of Starlighters II Theatre. The show includes several familiar Monticello faces such as Jason Stover (far left) as a detective and Clayton Lubben (far right) as Chuckles/Pozo the clown. Matt English of Anamosa plays the other detective in this “whodunit” comedy.
03/21/2019 - 9:45am
     It seems winter may finally be over!      Now that the weather is improving and temperatures are warming up, you can finally get out and enjoy some area attractions.      To help boost your spirits, Starlighters II Theatre in Anamosa is opening...


The Monticello High School girls golf team, first row from left: Sophie Hodge, Karli Recker, Beka Prull and Paige Kremer. Second row: head coach Joe Steen, Lydia Franzenburg, Marissa McNally, Dru Kramer and Lilly Lambert. (Photo by Pete Temple)
04/11/2019 - 10:53am
     They no longer have four-time state tournament qualifier Lauren Ries, but the Monticello Panthers have plenty going for them as the 2019 girls golf season begins.      The Panthers return five of their top six golfers – minus Ries, who...


Dorothy Marie Cruise
03/21/2019 - 9:22am
      Dorothy Marie Cruise, 76, of Olin passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home.        Funeral services celebrating her life will be held on Friday, March 22, 2019 at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Olin. Family and friends may call...


03/21/2019 - 9:47am
     Some unsuspecting news concerning the sanitary sewer underneath a couple of blocks of N. Sycamore Street prompted some mixed feelings in moving forward with the street reconstruction project.      During the March 18 Monticello City Council...

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