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Kim Brooks
12/01/2021 - 9:03am
     You have probably seen guest columns in the Express written by Randy Evans with the Iowa Freedom of Information Council. Well, Evans just wrote another piece, this time for IowaWatch.org, that I had to expand upon and share… especially noting...

Agriculture

12/01/2021 - 10:47am
     The 2022 Crop Advantage meetings will give producers a solid foundation of current research-based crop production information to help make smart, informed decisions for their farming operation.      The meetings are an opportunity for farmers...

Features


This is a before photo of the Harrison gravestone in Highland Grove Cemetery in Fairview. You can see how it leans to the right quite a bit. (Photos submitted)
12/01/2021 - 9:10am
     The Jones County Pioneer Cemetery Commission has been keeping busy, despite COVID.      While the group took a year off in 2020, several Pioneer Cemeteries in the county needed attention following the August 2020 derecho.      “Overtime, (grave...

Sports


Brea Stahlberg drives to the hoop for Monticello in the season-opening home win over Camanche Nov. 23. (Photo by Pete Temple)
12/01/2021 - 10:58am
     Monticello’s season-opening girls basketball win provided early evidence that this year’s Panther squad is going to have a lot of contributors.      Three Panthers scored in double figures, and the team had nine different players score, as they...

Obituaries


Dean Arthur Bartels
11/24/2021 - 1:57pm
      Dean Arthur Bartels, 73, of Freeport, Ill., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.       Dean was born to William and Mary (Dirks) Bartels on Sept. 29, 1948, in Anamosa, Iowa. Dean grew up in Hopkinton, Iowa, and attended Maquoketa...

News

12/01/2021 - 12:28pm
David Costello, 62, of Monticello has been charged with 1st degree arson, stemming from an exlposion in a home on N. Sycamore Street in Monticello on Nov. 17. Costello set off an explosive device in his basement while law enforcement were present. A...

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