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Did you know that you may be eligible for a free Monticello Community Center membership, which includes exercise classes?  Come to the senior center on Wednesday, January 22 at 12:30 p.m. to learn more about SilverSneakers classes and free community center memberships.  SilverSneakers classe…

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Thanks to readers who shared a great holiday gift – their advice, reactions and recommendations for this column. I’m open to more thoughts, and I wanted to share some of what I’ve heard so far.

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On March 3, Minnesotans will go to the polls to help its major political parties choose their presidential candidates. Sort of. Unlike the legislative and local government primary held in August or the general election held in November, the presidential primary will have some important differences.

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The Bounce Back Project is hosting its fourth annual night of laughter with Wanna Come Out and Play, featuring the comedy of The Peabody Players, on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8 p.m. at River City Extreme in Monticello.

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CentraCare – Monticello celebrated the birth of Neva Fisher, the first baby born at the hospital in 2020, on January 4th at 9:18 a.m. Neva was welcomed into the world by her parents Rebekah and Shane Fisher and older brothers Ezra, Simon and Dawson from Big Lake. Neva weighed 8 pounds, 4 oun…

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The Monticello Rotary Club honored its students of the month at its Monday, Jan. 6 meeting. Honored were Jayden Nelson and Anna Olson, pictured left to right. It was noted that the Monticello High School seniors both have 4.0 grade point averages.

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Well, the annual Monticello Senior Center Coffee Drive was a HUGE success!!  Our wonderful participants brought in 136 cans of coffee, 2 containers of tea, and 1 container of hot chocolate.  We also received $130 in cash.  That totally blew our goal of 114 cans of coffee out of the water!  T…

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The Monticello High School wind ensemble, under the direction of Brett Krohn, performs “Nutcracker Suite” during the Monticello High School Music Department’s Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 19 in the high school auditorium.

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With 2020 on their minds, the Wright County Board of Commissioners voted Dec. 17 to set next year’s annual budget and to establish the county’s total certified taxable levy. Both will be increasing.

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Members of the pops section of Monticello High School’s Chamber Choir perform “Joy to the World” at the Monday, Dec. 16 meeting of the Monticello Rotary Club, held at the Best Western Plus Chelsea Hotel. The choir members sang four selections during their annual December visit to the Rotary Club.

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The Monticello Royal Ambassadors made an appearance at the Monticello Lions Club’s annual breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 8 at the Monticello American Legion. Pictured from left to right are Monticello Princess Myranda Turner, Miss Monticello Lauren Pankow, and Monticello Princess Piper…

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Jake Olinger, president of the Monticello-based Foster White Agency, addresses Chamber members after receiving the Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Business of the Year award on Friday, Dec. 6 at the annual Chamber banquet. To Olinger’s right is Foster White associate David Berning.

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The Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Industry hosted an ugly sweater contest as part of its annual banquet called the “Jingle & Mingle Ugly Sweater Party” on Friday, Dec. 6 at the Monticello Community Center. The winner of the ugly sweater was Bob Sommerville, who is pictured above c…