Xcel Energy’s Monticello Nuclear Generating Plant will host an open house Thursday, June 6. The open house will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the plant’s training center, which is located at 2100 W. River St.
Larry Kanthak directed his final choir concert on stage at Monticello High School Monday night, May 20. All Monticello High School alumni were invited to participate in the performance. “Anyway’ was the last song performed. The song was a tribute from Kanthak to his choral students. Kanthak sat on the edge of the stage and listed to the performance. See this week’s print edition of the Monticello Times for more photos. (Photo by Chris Lommel)
Pinewood Elementary School students made a trek to Lake Maria State Park last Friday to celebrate outdoor learning as well as the park’s 50th anniversary. Park Manager Mark Crawford started the students’ day off with an interpretive center presentation about turtles. (Photo by Tim Hennagir)
For 39 years Monticello High School’s choral director, Larry Kanthak, has held up his reputation of expecting only the best from his students. Next month he will pass on the baton and retire from his teaching career, but not before his family, co-workers and friends add some fanfare to the occasion with an upcoming retirement party and a final concert.