Kim Brooks
05/25/2022 - 9:29am
   To say the month of May is a busy one here at the Express is an understatement.    Pete Temple and I say it every year, but it seems May gets busier and busier each year.    May indicates the start of spring, which means a lot of outdoor...


05/25/2022 - 1:46pm
   The inaugural Jones County Ag Breakfast will be Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m.-noon at the Great Jones County Fair Equestrian Center in Monticello.    The event is being held in place of the traditional Jones County Dairy Banquet, normally held in...


The MCSD was awarded the “2022 Best Community for Music Education” by NAMM. Presenting and receiving the award on May 19 are, front row, 5-8 Vocal Teacher Donna Wall and Middle School Band Director Ellen Ellis. Back row, Rod Pierson, music education representative with West Music; Superintendent Brian Jaeger; Alec Garringer, HS band teacher; Brett Kneiss, HS vocal teacher; Nick Thumma, K-4 vocal music teacher; and Robin Walenta, DEO West Music. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
05/25/2022 - 9:44am
     The Monticello Community School District was named one of the “2022 Best Communities for Music Education.” The award was presented by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation.    MCSD music staff from all grade levels were...


Jaelyn Aitchison earned a trip to the State Girls Golf Tournament with a fifth-place finish in the regional finals. (Photo courtesy of Doug Ries)
05/25/2022 - 1:59pm
   Jaelyn Aitchison took her best shot – pun intended – and let the rest take care of itself.    The Monticello junior made that thought process work for her at the Class 2A Regional Girls Golf Tournament May 18 in West Liberty, as she shot 49-45–94...


Don “Don Ho” Miyagawa
05/25/2022 - 8:34am
      It is with great sadness that we share the news of our great friend “Don Ho’s” passing on May 17, 2022 at the age of 79 in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. with his family by his side.     Don had may stints in law enforcement beginning in California...


05/25/2022 - 9:45am
     Above & Beyond Home Health and Hospice in Monticello, co-owned by Becky Cooper and Dianne Pedrin, has been acquired by Trinity Health At Home. After 18 years of serving the surrounding area, both organizations will officially become one on...

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