Kim Brooks
11/23/2022 - 8:05am
   In December 2009, just a few months after I started working at the Express, I had the privilege of doing a special feature about a special family in Monticello.    That holiday season marked the 12th annual Prull family baking tradition that...


Rhias McQuillen of Monticello, 5, qualified as Jones County’s representative to the Future Little Miss Iowa Agriculture Pageant, and finished first to advance to national competition. (Photo courtesy of Janessa McQuillen)
11/23/2022 - 10:15am
   She stands, in the magazine cover-worthy photo taken by her mother, in an open field with agricultural equipment behind her.    A big smile. Confident.    Rhias McQuillen is 5. She is also Iowa’s state champion and qualifier to the Future Little...


This was the original line-up of the chamber ambassadors when they formed 30 years ago. (Express file photos)
11/23/2022 - 10:59am
     You see them in their red coats welcoming new businesses to town; new owners and managers. You see them greeting famous faces to Monticello every February at the O’Reilly Car Show. You see them holding ribbon-cuttings for special occasions,...


Monticello senior Tate Petersen was voted All-State in football by the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA), making the first team as a wide receiver. Petersen caught 89 passes for 1307 yards (first in Class 2A) and nine touchdowns this past season. Defensively, he made two interceptions. (Express file photos)
11/23/2022 - 10:31am


Roger Ellis
11/23/2022 - 7:53am
      Roger Ellis, age 68, died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 14, 2022, at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at Goettsch Funeral Home, where friends called after 9:30 a.m. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery,...


11/23/2022 - 8:11am
   In late October, residents of the City of Monticello informed the Monticello City Council that they were circulating a petition around town to force a special election.    During the Nov. 21 council meeting, it was noted that the petition secured...

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