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Kim Brooks
09/28/2022 - 1:12pm
   If you haven’t read in the Express or heard through the small-town rumor mill (though this is not a rumor), our esteemed library director, Michelle Turnis, is leaving her post.    I have served on the Monticello Library Board for quite some time...

Agriculture


Liz Ripley of Iowa Learning Farms uses the Rainfall Simulator to demonstrate the effectiveness of various soil practices during a rain event, part of the cover crop and water quality field day Sept. 21 at Central Park. (Photos by Pete Temple)
09/28/2022 - 8:58am
   “The goal is to create a culture of conservation.”    With that, Liz Ripley kicked off an Iowa Learning Farms (ILF) cover crop and water quality field day Sept. 21 at the Central Park Pavilion near Center Junction.    The event, which drew about...

Features


Jeff Guilford, Monticello, with Jones County Special Olympics takes his turn at bat on the baseball-softball field at Camp Courageous. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
09/28/2022 - 1:22pm
     The dedication of the Macek-Papke Multipurpose Field at Camp Courageous was held on Sept. 25, following the annual Pancake Breakfast.    The weather was perfect as campers and visitors tried their hand at softball, soccer, and pickleball.   ...

Sports


Caden Sternhagen makes a catch for a Panther touchdown in the Sept. 23 home win over West Liberty. (Photo by Pete Temple)
09/28/2022 - 9:45am
   A defense that yielded just 65 total yards, and an offense that racked up 548 yards and 35 first half points, added up to a romp for the Monticello football team Sept. 23 at Dean Nelson Field.    The Panthers took a 21-0 lead in the first quarter...

Obituaries


Mary A. Kelchen
09/28/2022 - 12:46pm
      Mary A. Kelchen, 85, of Anamosa, formerly of Monticello, passed away on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.     A graveside service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Castle Grove, Iowa with the Rev....

News

09/28/2022 - 1:19pm
   City Engineer Patrick Schwickerath, with Snyder & Associates, provided the Monticello City Council an update on the N. Sycamore Street project during the Sept. 19 council meeting.    The project contractor, Horsfield, has been back in town to...

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