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Kim Brooks
02/20/2019 - 1:28pm
     It’s quite possible that the Iowa Legislature could pass a law yet this session that outlaws the use of hand-held mobile devices for all drivers of all ages.      The state already put a stop to texting while driving. Those with a CDL license...

Agriculture


Monticello FFA members who received their Chapter Degrees in November, first row from left: Mikey Russell, Adele Hogan and Bo Kramer. Second row: Brooklyn Stark, Kacie Rickels, Lucas Price, Jayden Orcutt and Emalee Manternach. Third row: Lydia Recker, DeLainy Fellinger, Hannah Ahlrichs, Joselyn Brady, Kaden Kiburz, Jasper Nietert and Ian Lorenzen. Not pictured are Lindsey Adams, Dylan Bowser, Kain Luensman, Tyler McAtee and Ethan Tallman. (Express file photo)
02/20/2019 - 1:52pm
     The Monticello FFA participated in a variety of different activities throughout the 2017-2018 calendar year, receiving numerous top-10 finishes and gold ratings in state events while also participating and performing local service activities...

Features


It takes a village to plan and organize the annual Monticello School Foundation dinner and auction. This year, the event is themed “Monti Gras Black & Red Gala.” Attendees are asked to come in their Panther gear and enjoy a tailgating party while raising money for the school district. Seated in front are board members Winnie Williams and Annette Smith. Standing are Charlie Becker, Steve Williams, Phil Hanna, and Dan Goodyear. (Photo by Pete Temple)
02/20/2019 - 2:00pm
     This year there will be a new spin to the annual Monticello School Foundation dinner and auction.      Set for Saturday, March 2, the event is themed the “Black and Red Gala.”      “Monti Gras” plays on the classic Mardi Gras concept. Attendees...

Sports


Chase Luensman of Monticello (top) works for back points in a consolation match against Isaiah Spencer of Spencer Feb. 15 at the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines. (Photos by Pete Temple)
02/20/2019 - 2:10pm
     Monticello earned a presence on the State Wrestling Tournament awards podium for the third straight year, as senior Chase Luensman secured a third place finish at 145 pounds during the Feb. 14-16 event, held at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines...

Obituaries

02/20/2019 - 1:43pm
      Marie Bartels, age 92 died Feb. 18, 2019 at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday morning, Feb. 23 at Peace United Church of Christ where friends may call at the church after 9:30 a.m...

News

02/20/2019 - 2:02pm
     “All I can say is wow! I can’t believe it’s come this far!”      Those words of praise were spoken by Dan Dailey, a member of the Monticello school facilities committee, after seeing the renderings of the proposed new middle school and high...

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