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Opinion


Kim Brooks
01/22/2020 - 12:36pm
On average, a child spends 1,200 hours a year attached to a screen: smart phone, tablet, TV, computer, etc. That amounts to about three and a half hours a day. That’s a lot of time not exploring their childhood…  That’s where the 1,000 Hours Outside...

Agriculture


Among the awards received by Luke Price during the Monticello FFA Banquet in April was the Chapter Proficiency Award, in the category of Agricultural Services. (Express file photo)
01/22/2020 - 10:32am
     Luke Price, a junior at Monticello High School, pretty much has his future laid out for him.      Price plans to graduate a semester early his senior year, in December 2020. He wants to focus on helping to run his family farm and expand his...

Features

01/22/2020 - 12:56pm
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Monticello will celebrate National Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 26 through Feb. 1.  The theme of CSW is “Catholic Schools Raise the Standards.” According to Sacred Heart Principal Laura Herbers, Sacred Heart “not only...

Sports


Tori McDonald of Monticello (in white) works the ball around the perimeter in the Jan. 16 home game against Bellevue. (Photo courtesy of Lizzie Petersen)
01/22/2020 - 10:50am
     Monticello stepped up its defensive intensity in a pair of River Valley Conference girls basketball wins last week.               The Panthers (10-1, 10-3) held Camanche to two points in the middle two quarters on the way to a 48-7 road victory...

Obituaries


Vera M. Moran
01/22/2020 - 12:26pm
Vera M. Moran, 87, of Colorado Springs, Colo. and formerly of Center Junction, Iowa, passed away Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 at Bear Creek Care Facility in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Vera was born July 26, 1932 in Wyoming, Iowa, daughter of Norman D. and...

News

01/22/2020 - 12:50pm
County Engineer Derek Snead and the Jones County Supervisors discussed the possibilities of a joint committee with the City of Anamosa concerning the future of the Old Dubuque Road/130th Street intersection with Highway 151.  The agenda stated the...

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