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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

02/19/2020 - 10:44am
     Iowa counties with organized and active local pork groups were recognized by the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) at the Iowa Pork Congress in January, for their 2019 efforts to grow membership and increase local activities.      The...

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


Luke Lambert celebrates with teammates after Monticello’s home win over Camanche Feb. 11. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/19/2020 - 11:02am
     It was a district playoff-atmosphere game and a dramatic victory, followed by a series of bizarre events involving the weather, scheduling, and a series of phone calls.      First, Monticello avenged an earlier lopsided loss, scoring a spirited...

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


An inside tour of progress on the new Monticello Middle School was held Feb. 12, where Monticello School Board members and others got to see areas such as this large collaboration space that leads into classrooms. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/19/2020 - 9:13am
     A Feb. 12 mini-tour “sneak peek” of the new middle school involved viewing the progress of its construction, but it also touched on potential ideas for what to do with the old middle school once students are out of there for good.      The tour...

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