02/17/2017 - 3:09pm
     Last week, the Express ran an article about the Great Jones County Fair’s newest project: the equestrian center.      We certainly have a fantastic fairgrounds here in Monticello, Iowa, something to be proud of for sure!      In just a decade,...


The Jones County Dairy Banquet was held Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Berndes Center. Royalty was announced including, first row from left: Kylee McElmeel, 2017 Little Miss Squirt; Drew Ricklefs, 2017 Little Sir Dairyman; Claire Bergfeld, 2016 Little Miss Squirt; and Keegan McElmeel, 2016 Little Sir Dairyman. Second row: Grace Gadient, 2017 Jones County Dairy Princess; Katelyn Goldsmith, Iowa Dairy Princess; and Darby Kramer, 2016 Jones County Dairy Princess. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/15/2017 - 9:29am
     Dairy awards and scholarships, coronations and ventriloquist Dale Brown were all part of the Jones County Dairy Banquet, held Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Berndes Center in Monticello.      New royalty was selected by the Jones County Dairy Board,...


Casey Reyner
02/17/2017 - 4:23pm
     There will be another new face in Monticello’s Parks and Recreation Department.      Casey Reyner will take the reins as the department’s newly created superintendent position before the end of February.      Like Jacob Oswald, the new Parks...


Chase Luensman has his arm raised in victory after his semifinal win at the Class 2A district tournament Feb. 11 in Maquoketa. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/15/2017 - 9:20am
     If there was any doubt about Chase Luensman’s ability to fight through an injury and wrestle at – or near – his best, those doubts were put to rest at the Class 2A district tournament Saturday, Feb. 11 in Maquoketa.      The Monticello...


02/17/2017 - 4:33pm
     Russel E. Gentz, age 77, and B. Ruth Gentz, age 75, formerly of Monticello, Iowa, passed away on Jan. 31, 2017 and Jan. 3, 2017, respectively, in South Carolina.      Funeral services were held at Dillard’s Memorial Funeral Home located in...


02/17/2017 - 4:22pm
     The Jones County Supervisors had a tough decision to make Feb. 7 during their regular meeting: salary increases.      There are several different categories of county employees: elected officials (whose salary increase is proposed by the...

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