Another True Team section meet, another title for the Monticello girls swimming and diving team. Monticello used a late push to gain breathing room over Foley and a couple of other competitors this weekend, as they maintained their sparkling perfect record in True Team section meets. “There was more pressure this year than ever,” admitted [...]

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It wasn’t discussed for long, which is a rarity for the Wright County Board of Commissioners, but the county board made arguably the biggest decision of the year when it approved its 2015 draft budget and certified levy at its Sept. 30 meeting.
For the first time in years, both the budget and the levy took a significant increase.

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Monticello Economic Development Authority (EDA) Commissioners recently considered action related to future redevelopment of Block 34. The downtown block contains properties scheduled for possible demolition, Community Development Director Angela Schumann wrote in a background report that was included in the EDA’s Oct. 8 agenda packet.

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When medical emergencies occur in and around the Monticello community, the Life Link III Air Ambulance Service is there to help increase a patient’s chances of survival. At the heart of Life Link III and its fleet of new AW119Kx helicopters, there is clinical nurse educator, Megan Hartigan, RN, EMT-P.

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Over the radio, a voice states, “Fire Chief 1, we need a landing zone.” Following this type of call, prompt direction would provide a safe path for an air ambulance to land – this would normally be the voice of Monticello Fire Chief Steve Joerg. But this time, something was different.

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