Kim Brooks
03/21/2018 - 8:49am
     I got several sincere and kind remarks after my column last week. The furthest comment of praise stemmed from Alaska. Love to hear from our far-away loyal Express readers. My aunt also sent me a kind e-mail, encouraging me to be me. So thanks...


Jones County Extension & Outreach sponsored the Women in Ag six-week seminar. Participants included, seated from left, Brittney Telleen, Cindy Gunther, Denise Tillett, Hilary Hogan (holding Elsie Hogan), Jaye Geater, and Jeanine Dirks. Standing, Mareda Pierce, Stacey Tjaden, Betty Zumbach, Jennifer Zumbach, Abby Jaeger, Nicole Monck, Shielly Monck, Peg Mere, Heather Moore, and Cindy Dirks. Not pictured is Renee Adams. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
03/21/2018 - 9:38am
     March is Women’s History Month, and this month, Jones County Extension & Outreach completed its series of courses centered on the theme “Women in Ag.”      The six-session course was created to guide women in making good decisions for their...


Monticello Middle School math teacher Zach Mixdorf works with eighth-grader Tyrese Gudenkauf. Mixdorf has been teaching for the MCSD for four years now, working with middle school students since he began. He grew up in a small town and always saw himself as a teacher. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
03/21/2018 - 9:04am
     Panther Professionals is a weekly series highlighting educators, administrators, staff and aides who are dedicated to the future of the Monticello Community School District.      Monticello Middle School teacher Zach Mixdorf said his teaching...


Bronwyn Hodge makes a serve for the Monticello 14-and-under volleyball team in tournament action Feb. 17 in Monticello. (Photos by Pete Temple)
03/21/2018 - 9:57am
     Several Monticello teams, over the years, have taken part in the USA Volleyball program as a way for athletes to hone their skills in preparation for the fall high school season.      This year, there were more teams than ever before. Five...


Patrick “Shorty” Rink
03/21/2018 - 8:56am
      Patrick “Shorty” Rink, 71, of Marion, passed away on March 14, 2018 at his home. Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Steward Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Marion. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. with funeral at...


03/22/2018 - 4:04pm
Greg Stephen of Monticello, facing child pornogrphy felony charges, was denied release from jail during a rescheduled detention hearing that took place at 1 p.m. on March 21. The court found that Stephen did not pose a flight risk, but found he...

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