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By a unanimous decision, the Monticello School Board has voted to eliminate the district’s formal half-day kindergarten program beginning next school year. With the state funding all-day kindergarten starting this fall, district officials have been mulling over the decision for several months. A task force was created to study the options and seek the opinion [...]

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Tuesday night’s basket dinner fundraiser for the Monticello High School 2014 Chemical-Free, All-Night Party at The Station Bar and Grill in Monticello was well-attended. Those dining had a meal choice of hamburger or chicken sandwich, which was served a number of different topppings and tator tots and a cookie as side items. Kendra Hass, a [...]

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All Elements Inc.  was named the Monticello Chamber of Industry and Commerce “Business of the Year.” The Business of the Year nominees for 2013 included  Best Western Chelsea Inn & Suites, Monticello Public Schools, The Station Bar & Grill, St Benedict’s Senior Community and All Elements Inc.  The nominees were selected by the Chamber members; [...]

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A lot of people could have ten years at a college and still not do enough to earn a spot in the school Hall of Fame. Four years is difficult enough. Gail Grieme did it in two. Grieme, a teacher in Monticello and the head girls cross country coach as well as assistant track and [...]

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James Raymond Bakke, 45, of Clearwater, sentenced Oct. 21 for felony assault in the second degree to a stay of imposition for five years on conditions of probation, serve 15 days jail, pay $75 public defender co-payment, have no contact with victim, have no use or possession of alcohol or non-prescription drugs, submit to random [...]

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