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.
Biking has become a popular way to get around, especially this year with families looking for safe ways to have fun. But plans have been around for a while to expand trails in Our Town Marion to accommodate a growing community that enjoys the outdoors.
The West End Shops are off of 6th Avenue, on the edge of Uptown Marion. They opened on July 10 as an opportunity for businesses that are too large for farmers markets, but not big enough for a larger commercial space.