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Opinion

01/10/2018 - 1:22pm
     The first Monticello City Council meeting of 2018 almost didn’t happen.      With Brian Wolken taking the center seat as Mayor, that left his council seat vacant, and two of the current council members were absent. So, essentially three council...

Agriculture

01/10/2018 - 9:07am
     When the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy was released in 2012, it was a whole new approach to addressing the important issue of water quality. Rather than setting some overly ambitious goal without a plan to achieve it, we looked at the...

Features


Preschool Special Education Program Associate Shelly Kraus sits with the students in Mrs. Andrews’ class as they sing to start their day. Kraus provides one-on-one assistance to a student in the class, both inside and out of the classroom. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
01/10/2018 - 3:00pm
     Panther Professionals is a weekly series highlighting educators, administrators, staff and aides who are dedicated to the future of the Monticello Community School District.      “Each associate is different because each child is different...

Sports


Jordan Kuper of Monticello (in red) tries to work around Bellevue’s Emma Kelchen in the Jan. 2 game in Bellevue. (Photos by Pete Temple)
01/10/2018 - 9:49am
     Not all three Monticello girls basketball games were victories, but all three were strong performances, as the Panthers returned from the holiday break with three games in five days.      The Panthers (6-3, 8-4) proved what a difference six...

Obituaries


Rodney (Rod) James Rieken
01/16/2018 - 4:19pm
     Rodney (Rod) James Rieken passed away Jan. 11, 2018 after a courageous and valiant five-month fight to regain his health. He died suddenly at St. John’s Mercy hospital in St. Louis, Mo., in the surround of his family’s love and support. Rodney...

News

01/10/2018 - 3:15pm
     Jones County Economic Development (JCED) is prepared to start their job search for a new county director.      Patty Manuel, president of the JCED Board, provided an update to the Jones County Supervisors during their Jan. 2 board meeting...

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