By Meghan Gutzwiller (Monticello Times May 14, 2009)
Local photographer Chris Lommel is a small-town type of guy. He's lived and worked in Monticello or the surrounding area all his life, and he has taken part in the community on many different levels, from a student in the school district to a Monticello Times employee, a business owner and church volunteer.
"Growing up and working in a small town, there are so many connections, so many stories, that you've shared with people," Lommel said. "I just can't imagine living any other way."