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Opinion

06/28/2017 - 7:59am
     Creating more jobs for Iowans is a priority we all can get behind. Improving and developing our energy resources offers great potential to do just that.      Our universities and community colleges have done a good job of meeting the needs of...

Agriculture

06/28/2017 - 8:50am
     The Jones County Kiddie Dairy Show will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds.      Participants must be enrolled in 3rd grade and under for the 2016-17 school year. The classes will be split as follows: ages 1-3,...

Features


The Youth Conservation Crew program took place every Thursday in June at Central Park. Several projects were accomplished thanks to the hard work of those who attended. From left are Deacon Besler, Ethan Ponder, Olivia Besler, Tristan Weers, Jacob Miller, Chance Hall, Dylan Ponder, Emma Althoff, Caroline Olson, and Anna James. (Photos courtesy of Michele Olson)
06/28/2017 - 8:45am
     This is the first year for the Jones County Youth Conservation Crew (YCC), and it’s proven to be a success.      Michele Olson, Jones County Naturalist, led the program of area high school and middle school youth, ages 12 to 19.      The YCC...

Sports


Ryan Manternach pitched a six-inning perfect game against West Liberty June 19. (Express file photo)
06/28/2017 - 9:32am
     A perfect game thrown by junior Ryan Manternach was the biggest event in a strong pitching week for the Monticello High School baseball team.      The Panthers (11-2, 15-5) recorded three shutouts while going 4-1 in five games, including two...

Obituaries


Yola Bernice (Roddy) Stead
06/26/2017 - 3:43pm
     In a commencement address for a high school graduating class, Michael W. Smith, a contemporary Christian songwriter and musician, concluded his remarks with these words: “I believe that God has big plans for you…. Maybe you’ll become the kind...

News

06/28/2017 - 8:43am
     Due to the painting project taking place right on the city water tower, located off W. First Street, US Cellular service towers have been lowered roughly 20 to 30 feet. US Cellular customers in Monticello, or traveling through, might experience...

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