Years Gone By

5 years ago:

     • The Jones County Special Olympics track and field team had several high finishes in the Eastern Iowa Special Olympics Games April 11 at Coe College in Cedar Rapids. Sixteen individuals placed first in their events. (5/6/2015)

10 years ago:

     • Work on the new stage at the Great Jones County Fairgrounds continues. The roof above the stage went up Monday, April 26. (5/6/2010)

     • Several students at Fritz Midwest Academy of Tae Kwon Do qualified for AAU nationals at the recent AAU Clinton Regional Qualifier. They included Hunter Rigby, Bridget Ahlrichs, Mitchell Hause, Jacob Lorenzen, Ian Lorenzen, Jordan Lorenzen, Sami Fritz, Isabel Hause. Clayton Tjaden, Robin Lorenzen, Caleb Althoff, Matt Lorensen and Leah Hause. The AAU Nationals will be in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. In June 2010. (5/6/2010)

25 years ago:

     • The high schoolers will have their prom on May 6. On Saturday, May 13, Monticello’s area senior citizens will have theirs. The Youth Group at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a 55-and-over prom at the Community Building. Senior citizens, or anyone who enjoys big band music, is invited. (5/3/1995)

     • Monticello’s Dawn Digmann broke her own shop put record and school record with a throw of 39-feet, 11.75-inches in her first try at the Drake Relays on April 28. (5/3/1995)

50 years ago:

     • The annual alumni banquet of Monticello High School Alumni Assn. will be held Thursday in the Youth Center. This is the 75th anniversary of the association. The Rev. David Walker of the Class of 1945 will be the speaker. (5/7/1970)

     • An “old-fashioned” town meeting will be sponsored by the Monticello League of Women Voters. The theme of the meeting will be pollution. Mayor C.L. (Gus) Norlin will be the main speaker. (5/7/1970)

100 years ago:

     • The boys of the senior class of the high school bedecked themselves with suits of overalls, last Thursday. Not to be left behind, the girls of the class appeared on the same morning in aprons. The superintendent put one proviso on the permission to wear the overalls, and that was that the members of the senior class were to wash the windows in the high school building. The class went at the work with a vim and soon the windows were spotless. It has been whispered about that the senior boys will wear blue denim overalls for the graduation exercises, although no confirmation of the report has been made. This is unfortunate for the senior girls, as it is reported that they have their graduation gowns already purchased and made. (5/6/1920)


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