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Kim Brooks
05/24/2017 - 11:47am
     Last week was a first for me…      Wednesday evening I had two interviews lined up for our annual Home & Building Issue, which in published in this week’s Express.      My first interview was at 5:30 p.m. on Monk Court. At that time, the...

Agriculture

05/24/2017 - 10:01am
     The Iowa Pork Producers Association is partnering with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to offer free Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA Plus) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) programs for Iowa...

Features


MMS fifth grade math and social studies teacher Carrie Steger will be retiring at the end of the school year. She’s dedicated over 30 years to the profession, something that runs in her family. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
05/24/2017 - 12:25pm
     Teaching is definitely a part of Carrie Steger’s life and family.      As she prepares to retire after her 32nd year in education, Steger said, “I had a wonderful group of kids this year. It’s the right time to go out on a positive note.”     ...

Sports

05/24/2017 - 10:36am
     Monticello won a relay team championship and earned a higher point total than its groundbreaking 2016 team scored, during the Class 2A State Girls Track and Field Meet Thursday through Saturday, May 18-20 at Drake Stadium in Des Moines.     ...

Obituaries


Connie Young
05/24/2017 - 9:32am
     Connie Young, age 80, died Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Luke’s Unity Point Hospital following a brief illness.      Funeral services will be held at 11 Thursday morning, May 25, 2017 at the Apostolic Assembly of Anamosa where friends may call...

News


A public meeting was held on May 18 to discuss the future of Mon Maq Dam in Monticello. Whatever is done to the site, Conservation wishes to improve fish passage, as well recreational use of the Maquoketa River. (Express file photo)
05/24/2017 - 12:27pm
     The opposition was palpable in the room with roughly 60 people present for the public Mon Maq Dam meeting. The event was held on May 18 in the basement of the Nature Center at Central Park.      Not everyone in the room was opposed to modifying...

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