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Kim Brooks
02/22/2024 - 9:46am
   Let’s talk about trails!    I started working at the Monticello Express in August 2009, 15 years ago.    Right off the bat, the City of Monticello was discussing options for a trail in and around Monticello.    The recent talks during much-heated...

Agriculture

02/21/2024 - 2:36pm
   The Jones Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) is hosting a local poster contest for students in grades K-12. The contest theme is “May the Forest Be With You Always.”    To be eligible, posters must be made on regular poster paper and...

Features


Monticello sixth-grader Cooper Yonkovic is able to sit in his classroom and take part in P.E. with his peers thanks to OT and PT services through GW AEA. (Photo submitted)
02/22/2024 - 11:09am
     Late last week, both the Iowa House and Senate in Des Moines advanced bills related to Gov. Kim Reynolds’ Condition of the State proposal to see changes made to Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs).    House Study Bill (HSB) 713 passed out of...

Sports


Malcolm Clark of Monticello (far right) stands with the other three individual State Boys Bowling Tournament qualifiers after the Feb. 13 state qualifying meet in Camanche. From left are Garrett Reynolds and David Henricks of Camanche, Wells Clark of Sigourney-Keota, and Malcolm Clark. (Photo courtesy of Buffy Clark)
02/21/2024 - 2:51pm
   Monticello will be represented at the State Boys Bowling Tournament by senior Malcolm Clark, who tied for third place in individual competition at the Class 1A State Qualifying Meet to earn a spot in the tournament.    Clark shot a 197-246-215–...

Obituaries


Henry Poppe
02/22/2024 - 9:07am
    Henry Poppe, 89, of Monticello, died Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation.     Funeral services are being planned for a later date.     Henry Thomas Poppe was born July 19, 1934, in Monticello, the son of Emil and...

News

02/22/2024 - 11:08am
     During a January work session, the Monticello School Board favored building a new PreK-4 elementary school at the site of the high school and middle school, creating a central campus.    The cost estimate for the project, per OPN Architects, is...

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