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Longtime staff, volunteers share stories about Camp Courageous

Posted June 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

PHOTO: Past staff, counselors, volunteers and campers returned to Camp Courageous on June 21 to celebrate camp’s 40th anniversary. Many people shared funny stories of their time at camp, as well as memories of those who had a hand in starting the facilities 40 years ago. (Photos by Kim Brooks)

PHOTO: Garry Turbes was the first director at Camp Courageous when it opened in 1974. Turbes has since opened Camp High Hopes near Sioux City, which he said he modeled from Camp Courageous.
By Kim Brooks, Express Editor

On June 21, Camp Courageous of Iowa celebrated its 40th anniversary of

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    Countdown begins for 162nd GJCF

    Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:51 am

    Wickham, Blue honored for service to the fair

    PHOTO: GJCF President Lowell Tiedt presents Fair Board Member Vance Wickham with a plaque for his years of service with the fair. Wickham has been instrumental in securing sponsorships for the fair over the years. (Photo by

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    Monti in Motion: Show 'n Shine & Cruise

    Posted June 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

    PHOTO: 1932 Chevy owned by Roger Stephen of Monticello.

    PHOTO: 1985 Studemine (Studebaker) truck owned by Herb Carson of Anamosa.

    PHOTO: 1937 Chevy owned by Wayne Yousse of Monticello.

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    Twinbill split in more ways than one

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm


    PHOTO: Derek Manternach of Monticello takes a throw at second base during the doubleheader against Northeast June 16.

    PHOTO: Courtesy runner Taylor Manternach of the Panthers dives safely back to first base against Northeast. (Photos by Pete

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    Cubs split two games this week

    Posted June 25, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    The Monticello Cubs split two games this week, losing to Dyersville 8-6 in a league contest and picking up a first round win in the Worthington Tournament.

    Against Dyersville, the Cubs fell behind by a

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    Posted June 25, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Panthers win four in a row

    PHOTO: Monticello catcher Sonya McCormick checks a runner after a pitch during the Northeast doubleheader June 16. 

    PHOTO: Panther second baseman Macey Spensley lunges to snare a

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