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Authorities say no threats were made

Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

Knife incident causes school lockdown

PHOTO: Jones County Sheriff’s Deputies approach one of the suspects involved in last week’s knife incident near the middle school area, behind Kelly’s Country Oven. The ordeal caused schools to go on lockdown. Law enforcement ruled that the suspects did not pose as a threat. (Photo by Mark Spensley)
 
By Kim Brooks, Express Editor

An incident last week involving Monticello public and parochial schools, Monticello law enforcement and Jones County Sheriff’s deputies could have had a much different outcome.

According to a press release from the Monticello Police Department, on Thursday, April 10, at 2:29 p.m., the MPD received a call from Jim Zimmerman, principal of Sacred Heart School,

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    Board, JREC discuss issues about center

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:16 am

    By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

    What started as a budget hearing for the Monticello Community School District turned into a lengthy discussion about issues involving the Jones Regional Education Center (JREC) and the merits of the center itself.

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    Graver takes on numerous roles as local police sergeant

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:21 am

    PHOTO: Monticello Police Sergeant Dawn Graver talks with middle school girls during a class presentation on safe driving. From left are Emily Kurt, Shalay Bronemann, Breanna Adams, Kaylee Stephen and Maria Recker. (Photo courtesy of Rucker Photography)
     

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    A new ambulance takes to the streets in Monti

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 8:15 am

    PHOTO: You won’t be able to miss the new Monticello ambulance. The black and red color scheme was used to help identify it with Monticello, as the schools also use the same colors. Ambulance Director Brian Hahn said it unifies the community.

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    Late winter delays start of golf season

    Posted April 2, 2014 at 10:03 am

    PHOTO: Sticks, downed tree branches and brush scatter the Monticello golf course after a harsh winter season. The grounds are still frozen, which has postponed the start of the golf season. (Photos by Kim Brooks)

    PHOTO: Members

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    Panthers start with wins

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    PHOTO: Ben Bollwitt hits a fairway shot April 7 against North Cedar at the Monticello Golf Club. (Photo by Pete Temple)

    BOYS GOLF

    By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

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    MHS to be solid despite numbers

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    GIRLS GOLF PREVIEW

    By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

    Despite low numbers, the Monticello High School girls golf team has much to look forward to this season.

    “We

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    Panthers, Ries open with victory

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    GIRLS GOLF

    Allison Ries picked up where she left off last year, shooting a 45 to win medalist honors as the Monticello High School girls golf team opened its season with a 210 to 257 victory over North Cedar April 7 in Lowden.

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    Panthers open at Camanche, Beckman

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    GIRLS TRACK

    By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

    Monticello overcame its low numbers for a season-opening meet to post 54 points and finish fifth in the 12-team Indian Relays girls track and field meet

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    Boston fundraising takes off for Giegerich

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    APRIL 16 HOME STRETCH COLUMN — PETE TEMPLE, SPORTS EDITOR

    It’s amazing how fundraisers can take off.

    Dominic Giegerich, originally from Monticello and now principal of the CAM school district in Anita, learned that while training for the

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    Staying ahead of the (city government) curve

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    APRIL 16 OFF THE MARK COLUMN — MARK SPENSLEY, CO-PUBLISHER

    A few editions ago Express editor Kim Brooks wrote an editorial concerning the development of the Welter property and some of the perceived oddness, in our opinion, to the no vote(s) that took place not

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    Monti optimistic about improvement

    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    BOYS SOCCER PREVIEW

    By Pete Temple, Express Sports Editor

    With 10 letter-winners back, the Monticello High School boys soccer team is hoping for a stronger season than the one it posted in 2013.

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