Years Gone By

5 years ago: 

• Wolfey’s Bar & Grill opened its doors in downtown Hopkinton. The bar is owned by brothers Ron and Kurt Wolfe. They purchased the establishment in November and remodeled it before they were ready to open. Wolfey’s is already well known in Quasqueton and famous for their pizza. (1/21/2015) 

• The Panther girls basketball team played three teams in one week, beating their opponents and defending their spot in second place in the River Valley Conference North Division. Monticello traveled to Camanche on Jan. 13 and came away with a 45- 41 victory. It was a home game on Jan. 16 against Northeast. Monticello won 59-46. On Jan. 17 they played Regina with a 51-46 win. (1/21/2015) 

10 years ago: 

• Gary and Marcia Fisher of Monticello came away with minor injuries following a plane crash near the Cedar Rapids Airport. The two were passengers in Gary’s brother’s plane, Phillip Fisher, of West Virginia. Gary and Marcia were in Ohio to have their plane worked on. Phillip flew there to bring them back to Iowa. Due to fog, they diverted from the Monticello airport to Cedar Rapids. The Fishers had to be extricated from the plane. The Eastern Iowa Airport was shut down for about 15 minutes due to the crash. (1/20/2010) 

25 years ago: 

• Ss. Peter & Paul Lutheran Church dedicated their new education unit. This marks the completion of the rebuilding process following a tornado in 1990. Pastor Peggy Ogden Hose gave the blessing and Sunday School Superintendent Judy McNamara and congregation president Gary Moenk cut the ribbon. (1/18/1995) 

• Ed and Joan Sauser are hosting a Sacred Heart fourth-grade exchange student from Panama. Raul Abdel DeLeon is here during his three-month vacation from school in Panama. The Sausers’ son, Joel, is also in fourth grade at Sacred Heart. Raul is here to help with his English language skills. His favorite thing about being here is seeing snow. (1/18/1995) 

50 years ago: 

• The first babies of 1970 born at John McDonald Hospital were twin boys: Charles Gerard and Carl Gerard Feldmann, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Feldmann of Worthington. They arrived at 8:09 a.m. and 8:16 a.m. on Jan. 6. Charles weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces. Carl weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. (1/21/1970) 

• Sacred Heart School will drop seventh and eighth grade from its education system at the end of the current school year. The action was recommended late last year by the Archdiocese of Dubuque. Sacred Heart High School closed at the end of the 1968- 69 school year. Plans call for them to maintain grades 1-6. (1/21/1970) 

100 years ago: 

• The Hoag Duster Factory is in need of 50 more girls to work. It’s light easy work with plenty of fresh air and light. The factory pays the best wages, too. (1/22/1920) 

• Will Corbin has sold his garage building on First Street to Byrne & First, the proprietors of Monticello Motor Co. The purchasers contemplate the erection of a two-story addition to the structure. The purchase price was $9,000. (1/22/1920) 


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