Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa

Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa This is a page where people can post memories they have of growing up in a small friendly town in the midwest.
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Feel free to post people, places or things you might recall from your childhood .Fond school memories, or what people did for fun over the years.There are a lot of photos and information on this site, scroll down the page and click on a music link and enjoy the music while you let the pictures take you back in time .Enjoy and don't be afraid to comment or "like" posts that interest you.

Go Limestone Trails
05/16/2019

Go Limestone Trails

It's Farmers' Market season... YAY! ...and we have THE BEST markets available here in Eastern Iowa. Check out our Go Limestone Trails Map at www.golimestonetrails.org that features many of the markets in our area, including events in Cedar, Clinton, Delaware, Dubuque, Jackson and Jones counties. Most markets start this month!

05/16/2019
The Monticello Express

The Monticello Express

Those who won't make it to the State Track and Field Meet have the opportunity to stream it online. Here is the information:

The Iowa High School Sports Network will carry video for all boys and girls events on the track for all three days for free online. This is the only place to watch state track. You can link here: https://www.ihssn.com/track-livestream-viewing.html

05/14/2019
05/11/2019
The Monticello Express

Making Memories...

Tentative state track and field qualifiers have been posted by the state associations. For the Monticello boys:

Avery Martensen, 110 hurdles
Avery Martensen, 400 hurdles
Wade Picray, discus
Distance medley relay

For the girls:
Leah Holub, 100 dash
Karle Kramer, 3,000
Triniti Etzel, 3,000
Gabby Guiilford, high jump
Payton Jaeger, shot put

Congrats to all!

Monticello Iowa Farmers Market
05/11/2019

Monticello Iowa Farmers Market

Opening day today please come join us at the market.

05/11/2019
Our Town: Monticello

Our Town: Monticello

KCRG broadcast of "Our Town: Monticello", July 19, 1991

I apologize, Rob Roy, president Coolidge’s prize dog wasn’t from the Shomont Kennels as first thought. His companion...
05/11/2019
Calvin Coolidge's Dog, Prudence Prim - Presidential Pet Museum

I apologize, Rob Roy, president Coolidge’s prize dog wasn’t from the Shomont Kennels as first thought. His companion Prudence Prim was though! Both dogs brought great joy to the Coolidge family.

Prudence Prim, one of two white collies, may well have been the Coolidges' favorite pet of all.

05/11/2019
The Monticello Express

The Monticello Express

Avery Martensen just won the boys' 110 hurdles in 15.10 to reach State.

Rob Roy, president Coolidge’s prize dog was from Monticello and the Shomont Kennels!
05/10/2019

Rob Roy, president Coolidge’s prize dog was from Monticello and the Shomont Kennels!

On July 7, 1924, tragedy struck the White House. Calvin Coolidge, Jr., the sixteen-year-old son of President Calvin Coolidge, died of blood poisoning after a week of fighting for his life in the hospital.

The tragedy began with a simple blister. Calvin Jr. had been playing tennis on the court on the White House lawn with his older brother John and developed a blister on his toe. Instead of healing easily, the blister became infected, and the infection spread to young Calvin’s bloodstream. He developed a fever and was soon hospitalized.

President Coolidge ensured that his son had access to the best medical care possible. At Walter Reed Hospital, numerous doctors worked around the clock to save the life of the president’s youngest son, but there was little they could do. Today, such an infection could be readily treated with antibiotics. In 1924, with the discovery of penicillin still a few years away, doctors had to rely primarily on “the natural strength of a boy of 16” to save Calvin Jr. He held out longer than expected, but in the end, septicemia took his life.

News coverage of Calvin’s funeral emphasized the simplicity of the arrangements and the stoicism of the heartbroken president and first lady. They buried their son at the family plot in Plymouth Notch Cemetery in Vermont, avoiding the official pomp of a White House ceremony. “Unflinchingly, with heads erect, the President and Mrs. Coolidge stood before the rose-covered coffin at the grave” while prayers were read, according to the Washington Post. In the president’s hometown, factories suspended work and flags flew at half-staff. They were comforted by family and old friends at home before returning to Washington. White House staff and local residents mourned alongside the first family.

In this photograph, taken only a week before his death, Calvin Jr. (far left) poses with his parents, his older brother John, and one of their dogs, Rob Roy.

Credit: Library of Congress

Clock tower photos from today and going all the way back to the 1880’s!
05/10/2019

Clock tower photos from today and going all the way back to the 1880’s!

City of Monticello Iowa
05/10/2019

City of Monticello Iowa

Rock Painting so Much Fun!

1940 postcard of Sacred Heart Church.
05/10/2019

1940 postcard of Sacred Heart Church.

05/08/2019

If you make the effort to comment on a post or share your Memories, most likely I will “like” your post if I’m on the ball! Thank you for participating in this page that’s what it’s all about! Sharing Memories and stories for future generations!

Remember?
05/07/2019

Remember?

Remember?
05/07/2019

Remember?

Amber Community Club
05/07/2019

Amber Community Club

05/07/2019
Riverside Gardeners Inc Monticello Iowa

Riverside Gardeners Inc Monticello Iowa

A reminder to our FB friends and others in our Monticello IA community.. We really believe all citizens love the beauty and serenity of Riverside Gardeners. We are asking that you please share any plants you would like to donate for our plant sale on Saturday, May 18th. We are very short of plants so any you could donate would be greatly appreciated.Also baked goods for our sale go very fast so if you are able please bake some goodies and bring to Riverside Cottage. Someone will be there at 5:00 the evening before or if more convenient, just leave in the front porch of the cottage. Will post more details soon on Riverside Gardeners Inc soon. Just asking if you enjoy driving through, walking through, photographing or just enjoying the gardens, we are asking for support and any monetary donations you are willing to help us with. Happy Spring!! Thank you in advance

“Enlighten” me if you can...... I have three REM Electric flashlights, all with different years of being in business...
05/06/2019

“Enlighten” me if you can...... I have three REM Electric flashlights, all with different years of being in business. How many different years did they make these flashlights? Are they still making them today?

Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa
05/06/2019

Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa

Let’s take a trip back in time to 1960. Are you with me? Who’s with me? Do you remember these businesses? Did I brin...
05/06/2019

Let’s take a trip back in time to 1960. Are you with me? Who’s with me? Do you remember these businesses? Did I bring back some good old Memories? I sure hope so!

It’s Koozie weather finally!!! Show me your Monticello advertising Koozies in the comments!
05/06/2019

It’s Koozie weather finally!!! Show me your Monticello advertising Koozies in the comments!

05/05/2019
BuzzFeed Rewind

How many of these songs have you heard performed “Live” at the Great Jones County Fair? Who would you like to see return?

15 '90s Country Songs That'll Give You Intense Nostalgia

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center
05/04/2019

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center

If you or someone you know is having or planning a class reunion this summer and would like to incorporate the Heritage Center in your plans feel free to message us on Facebook! We have items from most every graduating class dating back to 1875! We could build a display specifically for your class or we could open a display case for you to display items for your class’ visit! Or feel free to stop by for more information. Open Sundays 1-5 and Tuesdays 6-8.

If you love local history this is a great opportunity to experience a tour of Monticello like never before!
05/04/2019

If you love local history this is a great opportunity to experience a tour of Monticello like never before!

Openings still available for the two tours on Sunday! Call the library to save your spot! One walking tour and one bus tour! If you haven’t been on these before you really don’t know what you’re missing! After you’ve been on one you’ll be asking when the next one is! Such a one of a kind experience you’ll only find here in Monticello! Thanks to the generosity of Deb Bowman!

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center
05/04/2019

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center

Have you seen the Monticello Fire Department “Local Hero” Display At the Heritage Center? Here are a few items, stop in and bring your family to see this display and many others! Displays change often so take the time and plan a visit to see what’s is currently on display! It might be YOU!

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center
05/03/2019

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center

Share, SHARE, and RE-SHARE!!!! Located at 211 North Sycamore Street Monticello Iowa! Open Tuesdays 6-8 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm. If you have a large group or would like to plan a visit other than the times we are open we can open by appointment. Contact us on our page!

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center
05/03/2019

Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center

You won’t want to miss this!!!

Monticello's Manternach runs 2nd fastest 800 in the country
05/02/2019
Monticello's Manternach runs 2nd fastest 800 in the country

Monticello's Manternach runs 2nd fastest 800 in the country

Former Monticello standout Matt Manternach is turning into one of the top 800 meter runners in the country. Manternach ran the second fastest time in the nation two weeks in ago in California.

05/02/2019
Hughes Racing

Nothing but a Memory.....

We regret to inform you there will be NO demolition derby on Sunday at the GJCF 2019.
This was a fair board decision.

Rod and Custom Car Show
05/02/2019

Rod and Custom Car Show

This Sunday is Auto Parts Swap Meet 7:30-1 at the Monticello Fairgrounds Parking lot 700 N Maple

I know, I know! A snow scene is the last thing you want to see! But check out this 1900 Jones County Fair Trade Card!
04/30/2019

I know, I know! A snow scene is the last thing you want to see! But check out this 1900 Jones County Fair Trade Card!

Monticello Public Library - Ross & Elizabeth Baty
04/29/2019

Monticello Public Library - Ross & Elizabeth Baty

Remember when this area looked like this?
04/29/2019

Remember when this area looked like this?

Monticello State Bank crop cost book.
04/29/2019

Monticello State Bank crop cost book.

Castle Grove Mutual Insurance mug.
04/29/2019

Castle Grove Mutual Insurance mug.

We’ve got a Hetzler - Copley back scratcher and a Yo - Ho garden tool. Remember these businesses?
04/29/2019

We’ve got a Hetzler - Copley back scratcher and a Yo - Ho garden tool. Remember these businesses?

Life Style Fans
04/28/2019

Life Style Fans

04/28/2019
Monticello Heritage and Cultural Center

Open today from 1-5:00.

Here’s a walk through video of the “new” Monticello Heritage Center for all the folks who live out of state. I encourage everyone to come in and check out what’s on display now as all the displays will be changing in the next couple months and there will be new stories to tell. Our goal is that everyone will “find themselves” at the Heritage Center. We are telling the History of Monticello one display at a time!

Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa
04/28/2019

Memories of growing up in Monticello ,Iowa

04/28/2019

When was the last time you visited this page and spent time looking at all the old posts and videos in the photo and video section? Hope you do!

Do you remember all of these businesses?
04/28/2019

Do you remember all of these businesses?

In 1938 they had the right idea. Tag someone you know who could use some cooking lessons today!
04/28/2019

In 1938 they had the right idea. Tag someone you know who could use some cooking lessons today!

Peace United Church Of Christ History and interesting information.
04/28/2019

Peace United Church Of Christ History and interesting information.

Remember? Share your stories and Memories.
04/28/2019

Remember? Share your stories and Memories.

04/26/2019
The Monticello Express

Memories made!

More Drake high school updates:

Avery Martensen finished seventh in the 110 hurdles final, with a time of 14.88.

Gabby Guilford finished in a three-way tie for 11th place in the high jump, clearing 5-foot-2.

Wade Picray was 19th in the discus, with a throw of 142-foot-10.

Maquoketa Valley's Sam Wall finished seventh in her heat and 25th overall in the 100-meter dash.

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