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Open house held for Monticello Highway 25 projects
Published March 12, 2015 at 8:00 am
For the Record: Oct. 14 to Oct. 20
Published October 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm
Wright County Attorney’s Report Jeffrey Robert Altrichter, 45, of Buffalo, sentenced Oct. 10 for felony violation of no contact order to a stay of imposition for five years on conditions of probation, serve 24 days jail, pay $300 fine plus surcharges, obtain permission before leaving the state,...
Monticello council ponders plans to fix Otter Creek spill-over parking
Published September 14, 2014 at 12:54 pm
City leaders want to hear what Wright County has to say about possible County Road 75 sealcoating before addressing spill-over parking at Otter Creek Park. Monticello council members re-addressed the issue Sept. 8 during an update provided by City Engineer Shibani Bisson, who said the topic had...
Monticello School District dining program continues evolution
Published August 15, 2014 at 11:41 am
Lunchtime is one part of the school day that nearly every student enjoys. At last Monday night’s school board meeting, the district’s food service manager, Joe Happe, gave the board a summary of last year’s lunch program, where he discussed the program’s rising profits, where those...
1-2 punch: Youth baseball team closes out remarkable year
Published July 24, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Talent is to be expected at the 13-year-old level. It has to start showing up sometime, and for many kids, that’s by the time they’re in middle school. Consistency on the other hand, is a concept that can often be foreign to athletes, at any level, especially through the high school level. And...
Summer brings Wright County Sheriff’s Office to area lakes
Published June 13, 2014 at 8:49 am
For Wright County residents who have endured a long, cold winter and a brutal spring, the onset of summer has been a long time in the making. With summer finally here, thousands of people every weekend will be hitting area lakes and rivers. They won’t be alone, as members of the Wright County...
Wright County Sheriff’s Office Open House
Published June 6, 2014 at 2:58 pm
State Preview: Magic take on Washburn Tuesday night
Published March 15, 2014 at 3:24 pm
For the third straight year, the Monticello girls basketball team will head to the state tournament. For the third straight year, they have new expectations. “We have bigger plans,” said Alyssa Lentner. After being happy to be there the first year, and happy to win a game last year, the Magic...
MHS musical features ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’
Published March 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm
MHS musical features ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ By Kendra Hartsell Monticello Times On Thursday, March 13, Monticello High School students will take the stage to perform the school’s annual musical. This year’s title is “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” a Broadway play based on the 1967 film....
Major changes made to Monticello half-day kindergarten program
Published February 17, 2014 at 11:16 am
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...