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Opinion

07/19/2017 - 3:57pm
     The Express (Pete Temple and myself) covered the 83rd Annual Wyoming Fair over the weekend, July 14-16.      This was our first time covering the sacred small-town fair in southern Jones County. Shirley Jones with the Midland Times had always...

Agriculture

07/19/2017 - 3:03pm
     Corn and soybean farmers can learn from fellow farmers how to improve cover crop seeding success, as well as seeding cover crops before planting corn the following spring at an education event on Monday, July 24, near Arlington.      The event...

Features


Lyle Hosford celebrated his 103rd birthday on Friday, July 14. Many friends and family members stopped by Monticello Nursing and Rehab Center to offer well wishes. Hosford is seen here with granddaughter Lisa Hosford. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
07/19/2017 - 4:41pm
     On Friday, July 14, Lyle Hosford celebrated quite a milestone… That was the day he turned 103 years old.      “That’s what they tell me anyway,” he joked.      Lyle has been at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center since May due to a...

Sports


Kyle Sperfslage slides across home plate with a Panther run in the district championship game July 15 against Beckman in Dyersville. Sperfslage scored on a passed ball. (Photos by Pete Temple)
07/19/2017 - 3:30pm
     This historic season for the Monticello High School baseball team came to an end in the Class 2A, District 4 final in Dyersville.      The Panthers had some fun first, beating Clayton Ridge/Central 3-0 in the district semifinals July 11. They...

Obituaries


Gary Lee Dirks
07/20/2017 - 8:25am
      Gary Lee Dirks of Superior, Ariz. passed away July 8, 2017. Surviving are one daughter, Lesa Halbaland, one son, Todd Dirks, both of Washington state; and one sister, Wilma (Dirks) Williams.       He was proceeded in death by his parents, John...

News

07/19/2017 - 4:40pm
     Several local and area businesses were burglarized and robbed overnight on Tuesday and Wednesday, July 11-12.      Those affected include: Java Jones, Bipsy and Bopsy Boutique, the Monticello Aquatic Center, and The Grove Bar & Grill in...

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