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  • Members of the GJCF Board of Directors, contractors who worked on the project, and Monticello Chamber Ambassadors took part in the ribbon cutting on June 14 inside the new equestrian center.
    06/22/2017 - 10:35am

  • Carly Raye Vannoy, the 2016 Iowa Honey Queen, spoke at a program at the Nature Center on June 16. Vannoy lives in Urbandale and travels the state promoting honey products and educating people on honeybees. (Photo by Kim Brooks)
    06/22/2017 - 10:30am

  • Jon Mootz delivers a hit for Monticello in the home doubleheader sweep of Northeast June 12. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    06/21/2017 - 9:31am

  • Monticello first baseman Lauren Ries (3) beats a Northeast runner to first base during the June 12 doubleheader in Monticello. (Photos by Pete Temple)
    06/21/2017 - 9:13am

  • Iowa’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was the guest speaker during the 2017 Jones County Fair Bureau Annual Meeting. Naig spoke about water quality in Iowa and how important the ag industry is in Iowa. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
    06/21/2017 - 8:48am
  • 06/14/2017 - 11:10am

Opinion


Kim Brooks
06/22/2017 - 9:36am
     These past few weeks here at the Express have been busy.      We published our Beef and Dairy Issue, which was actually fun for me this year. I got to interview Nicole Monck about owning and operating her very own farm, as well as Jones County...

Agriculture


Iowa’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig was the guest speaker during the 2017 Jones County Fair Bureau Annual Meeting. Naig spoke about water quality in Iowa and how important the ag industry is in Iowa. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
06/21/2017 - 8:48am
     Jones County Farm Bureau held its 101st annual meeting last week, June 13, at the Citizens State Bank Youth Development Center in Monticello.      The guest speaker for the evening was Mike Naig, Iowa’s Deputy Secretary of Agriculture.      “It...

Features


Bill Hansen, left, accepted the Friend of the Fair plaque in honor of his son Brad Hansen who was a long-time supporter of the GJCF. Brad passed away in August 2016. Fair Manager John Harms presented the award. (Photos by Kim Brooks)
06/22/2017 - 10:38am
     With temps in the upper 80s and high humidity last week, it sure felt like fair week here in Jones County. And what better way to be reminded of the Great Jones County Fair than with the annual kickoff event, which was held on June 14.     ...

Sports


Jon Mootz delivers a hit for Monticello in the home doubleheader sweep of Northeast June 12. (Photos by Pete Temple)
06/21/2017 - 9:31am
     In a season of steady improvement, Monticello had another strong week of baseball last week, winning three of four games.      Monticello (9-2 conference, 11-4 overall) ran its winning streak to eight games, with a doubleheader sweep of...

Obituaries


Caryle Bates
06/20/2017 - 10:38am
     Caryle Bates, age 89, died Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Monticello, Iowa following an extended illness.      Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the First Presbyterian...

News


Many people were on hand during JRMC’s 3D Mammography Open House on June 14. Gifts of $1,000 or more toward the project will be acknowledged on the pink donor wall.
06/22/2017 - 10:39am
     After a year and a half of fundraising, UnityPoint Health – Jones Regional Medical Center is now home to a 3D mammography machine.      On June 14, the hospital in Anamosa held an open house, thanking those who donated toward the effort.      “...

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