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Opinion

02/19/2020 - 8:56am
     If you haven’t heard by now, there is a lot to look forward to this summer in Jones County.      We have the traditional events and activities such as the Great Jones County Fair, Fourth of July events in every community in Jones County, and...

Agriculture

03/25/2020 - 8:32am
     The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is standing up a new team of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) staff that will lead a department-wide effort focused on serving beginning farmers and ranchers.      “More than a quarter of producers...

Features


Levi Temple, a MHS junior, was named KCRG’s Student of the Month for February. Temple was nominated by his youth bowling league coach, Tony Mondl. Temple said the whole experience has taken him by surprise. (Express file photo)
02/19/2020 - 9:14am
     Thanks to so much community support and online voting, Levi Temple of Monticello was named the KCRG-TV9’s Student of the Month for February.      The Monticello High School junior was nominated by his youth league bowling coach, Tony Mondl....

Sports


The first-ever Monticello High School girls basketball team, from 1969-70, taken from the 1970 MHS yearbook. (Special thanks – Don Peters)
03/25/2020 - 8:45am
     The headline in the March 6, 1969 issue of the Monticello Express told the story:      “Monticello Community High to offer ‘complete’ girls sports program.”      It was a clear signal that athletics at Monticello High School were about to...

Obituaries


Jeffrey Straw
02/19/2020 - 8:38am
Jeffrey Joseph Straw, 58, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Visitation is 1 to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester. A memorial service will follow at 3 p.m., with Pastor Mike...

News

03/27/2020 - 10:30am
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) has been notified of 56 additional positive cases of Iowans with COVID-19, for a total of 235 positive cases. There have been a total of 3,740 negative tests to date, which includes testing reported by the...

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