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  • Members and spouses of the Monticello Lions Club pose for a picture in Whittmore, Iowa, home to the Kossuth County Freedom Rock. The group took a road trip to also visit the Prisoners of War Museum in Algona, as well as several other sights. (Photo submitted)
    10/11/2017 - 9:53am

  • Monticello players walk over to celebrate with fans after beating Camanche Oct. 5. From left are Caitlyn Cruise, Maddie Lambert, Jaelynn Kraus, Shalay Bronemann, Macy McDonough, Rileigh Lambert and Beka Prull. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    10/11/2017 - 9:21am

  • Devin Kraus of Monticello (3) tries to avoid the tackle of Oelwein’s Camren Palmer after catching a pass during the Saturday portion of the Panther football game. The game was halted due to storms Friday night, and completed Saturday morning. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    10/11/2017 - 9:15am

  • Jason Aldean concert tickets for the GJCF go on sale Friday, Oct. 13, at 10 a.m. Aldean will perform on Thursday, July 19, 2018. (Photo submitted)
    10/04/2017 - 10:31am

  • Nationally recognized speaker Dr. David Jernigan addressed a crowd on Sept. 26 at the National Motorcycle Museum on the effects of increasing the beer tax. A panel also fielded some questions as well. From left are moderator Karmen Jamison, Dr. Jernigan, Sen. Tod Bowman, Rep. Andy McKean, Jones County Public Health Director Jenna Lovaas, and Delaware County Public Health Director Delma Hardin. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
    10/04/2017 - 10:28am

  • Monticello’s Brody Brokaw (23) and Andrew Mescher (back) bring down Evan Armstead of Waukon after a short gain in the Panthers’ homecoming game Sept. 29 at Dean Nelson Field. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    10/04/2017 - 8:53am

  • Jordan Kuper 13 kills
    10/04/2017 - 8:51am

Opinion

10/11/2017 - 8:59am
To the Editor,      An Express article on Sept. 13, 2017 shared that Anamosa and Monticello are now a part of the Grant Wood Loop/Grant Wood Mississippi River Region’s Hometown Pride Initiative (HPI). This was followed on Sept. 20, 2017 with an...

Agriculture


Meat department assistant manager Konnor Leffler holds one of the five-pound bacon packages now sold at Fareway, one of its many popular pork products. (Photos by Pete Temple)
10/11/2017 - 8:52am
     “Each” has become a buzzword for the pork products being sold in the meat counter at Fareway in Monticello.      More and more, the price being displayed for Fareway’s pork products is what you pay for each individual piece – such as with a...

Features


Janelle Staal of Central City and Nicole Guenther of Wyoming work on building a coffee table. JREC ACE Instructor Chris Caldwell said he’s had females in his class every year the past five years of teaching for Kirkwood. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
10/11/2017 - 10:09am
     Kirkwood’s Jones Regional Education Center ACE Career Academy (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) recently took on a massive project. The students are turning an 8-by-20-foot shipping container into a functioning construction office...

Sports


Monticello players walk over to celebrate with fans after beating Camanche Oct. 5. From left are Caitlyn Cruise, Maddie Lambert, Jaelynn Kraus, Shalay Bronemann, Macy McDonough, Rileigh Lambert and Beka Prull. (Photos by Pete Temple)
10/11/2017 - 9:21am
     On Sept. 5, the Monticello High School volleyball team went to a fifth set against North Cedar, and lost a heartbreaking 13-15 decision.      After that, the Panthers were determined to never let that happen again.      “We banked off that,”...

Obituaries


Velva Gadient
10/09/2017 - 1:33pm
     Velva Gadient, 91, of Monticello died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at home.      Visitation will be held from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Monticello where a parish rosary and vigil service will be held at 3 p.m....

News

10/11/2017 - 10:06am
     For just over six years, the Monticello Food Pantry has been serving the Monticello area (Monticello Community School District) from its current location at 205 W. First St. (across the parking lot from First Presbyterian Church). Food pantry...

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