Campers in Our Town Monticello have found a new way to express themselves, no matter their abilities. Camp Courageous is welcoming campers with special needs back to their campgrounds this summer. And now they have a new way to play and communicate through music.
A business along the Maquoketa River in Our Town Monticello provides a way to relaxing way to enjoy the outdoors. Monticello Canoe Rental is in the heart of its season, with hundreds of people each day looking for a way to stay cool this summer.
John Gualtier was hit by shrapnel in the hand and the foot while treating soldiers in battle. No one logged his injuries so he could keep helping others, but it delayed getting his honor of a Purple Heart.
A new program this fall in Our Town Marion will teach students how to remodel a house. It’s a partnership between Marion Independent Schools, the city and MEDCO to renovate houses in Marion that will then be for sale.
The Marion Economic Development Corporation or MEDCO hopes to keep young people in Our Town Marion with its Community Promise Program. The goal is to connect students with future careers close to home.