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  • 12/10/2019 - 3:26pm

  • The Monticello High School volleyball team held its annual awards banquet Nov. 19 in the MHS Commons. Voted for team awards, from left: DeLainy Fellinger, Beka Prull, Jordan Kuper, Gabrielle Steiner, Rylee Bauer, Sophie Hodge and Tori McDonald. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    12/03/2019 - 8:51am

  • Monticello junior Tyler Luensman was voted to the Iowa Print Sports Writers Association (IPSWA) All-State football team, making the Class 2A third team as a defensive back. Luensman made three interceptions during the season, and averged 16.1 yards on kickoff returns and 11.6 yards on punt returns. Luensman is shown returning a kickoff against Cascade this past season. (Express file photo)
    12/03/2019 - 8:46am
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  • Outgoing Jones County Tourism Association member, Kim Brooks of Monticello, was honored with a certificate for her eight years of service to the organization. Tourism held its annual meeting on Nov. 19. Brooks has been president for the last several years. (Photo courtesy of the Anamosa Journal-Eureka)
    12/02/2019 - 3:19pm
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  • DuTrac Community Credit Union in Monticello donated $500 to the Jones County Family Council for the Shop with a Cop program. Donations are still being collected to help Jones County middle schoolers purchase presents for their family for the holiday season. From left are Heather Weers, Family Council coordinator; Dave Postel, DuTrac branch manager; and Sherri Hunt, Family Council member. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
    12/02/2019 - 2:59pm
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  • On Nov. 11, Midland schools held its Veterans Day ceremony. This year’s guest speaker was retired Col. Stephen Kaftan, who spoke about his career in the Air Force. Kaftan also shared about the sacrifices made by veterans. (Photos submitted)
    11/20/2019 - 2:07pm

  • The Monticello High School football team held its annual awards event Nov. 11 in the MHS Auditorium. Panthers who were voted All-District include, first row from left: Jeff Carlson, Justin Recker, Kain Luensman, Brayden Cleeton and John James. Second row: Luke Weber, Mason Reuter, Devin Kraus, Cade Folken, Owen Thomas and Luke Lambert. Not pictured is Tyler Luensman. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/20/2019 - 2:02pm

  • The Monticello High School cross country team held its annual awards event Nov. 11 in the MHS Commons. All-State Panther runners, from left: Emma Althoff, Harrison Ahlrichs and Cole Cruise. Althoff and Ahlrichs were also voted Rookies of the Year by the team. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    11/20/2019 - 1:58pm

Opinion

12/02/2019 - 2:57pm
Saturday, Nov. 30 marks the 10th annual “Small Business Saturday.” This is the day between Black Friday and Cyber Monday where shoppers are encouraged to patronize their locally owned and operated small-town businesses.  Otherwise known as “Shop...

Agriculture

12/05/2019 - 8:37am
     A webinar about new loan resources for farmers interested in organic transition or expansion is planned for Dec. 11 at noon, hosted by the Iowa Organic Association, Mad Agriculture and Perennial Fund, and Leopold Center for Sustainable...

Features


Starlighters II Theatre will bring “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” to the stage Dec. 6-8 and 13-15. Several locals faces will appear on stage for the performance that concludes Starlighters’ 45th season. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
12/10/2019 - 3:25pm
Starlighters II Theatre in Anamosa is gearing up for the holidays with its final production of the 2019 season: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”  This is the story of a typical played-out Christmas pageant turned on its ear when five of the worst...

Sports

12/05/2019 - 8:54am
     A distinct height advantage, a strong start, and two outstanding individual performances added up to a lopsided victory in the season opener for the Monticello High School girls basketball team.      The Panthers rode early leads of 10-0 and 14...

Obituaries

12/10/2019 - 3:09pm
Constance A. O’Neill, 80, of Dubuque passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F Kennedy Rd.,...

News

12/10/2019 - 3:26pm
The much-anticipated Lead Mine Road project, set for FY 2021, is closer to a reality.  Assistant Engineer Todd Postel shared with the Jones County Supervisors that he received the floodplain permit from the DNR, which took over a year after he filed...

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