Pioneer Day celebration
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2018 Pioneer Day
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2018 Treasure Hunt
These hard-working sleuths were the winners of the 2018 Treasure Hunt in Monticello. They won a 25-ounce bar of silver for their efforts. They include: (left to right) Damon Bunker, Isaac Walker, Douglas Nebeker, Curtis Bunker, Crew Walker, Weston Nebeker and Quinn Nebeker.  Courtesy Photo. 
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2018 Pioneer Day 5k
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The Monticello High School class of 1958 had a 60th Reunion in Monticello on July 21. They met at Sue Gerstner’s house on Main and 200 South to watch the parade.  Sue graciously provided a buffet luncheon which the group worked on as they listened to old time rock and roll music and reminisced about where they had been and what they had done since graduation.   In the evening they had dinner at the Walkabout (formerly the Lamplight and before that the bowling alley).  Here they are gathered for dinner. Back row: (left to right) Don Blake from Seattle, WA; Phyllis Bailey Casement from Tucson, AZ; Sandra Robinson Black from Monticello; Ron Turner from West Valley, UT; Mareen Thompson Black from Fruita, CO; and Peggy Schafer Humphries from Monticello.  Front row:  Jan Slavin Gillit from Toole, UT; Jackie Bailey Steele from Monticello; Clyda Neilson Carpenter from Burley, ID; and Christine Soltau Bailey from Queen Creek, AZ.			Courtesy photo
The Monticello High School class of 1958 had a 60th Reunion in Monticello on July 21. They met at Sue Gerstner’s house on Main and 200 South to watch the parade. Sue graciously provided a buffet luncheon which the group worked on as they listened to old time rock and roll music and reminisced about where they had been and what they had done since graduation. In the evening they had dinner at the Walkabout (formerly the Lamplight and before that the bowling alley). Here they are gathered for dinner. Back row: (left to right) Don Blake from Seattle, WA; Phyllis Bailey Casement from Tucson, AZ; Sandra Robinson Black from Monticello; Ron Turner from West Valley, UT; Mareen Thompson Black from Fruita, CO; and Peggy Schafer Humphries from Monticello. Front row: Jan Slavin Gillit from Toole, UT; Jackie Bailey Steele from Monticello; Clyda Neilson Carpenter from Burley, ID; and Christine Soltau Bailey from Queen Creek, AZ. Courtesy photo
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The Monticello High School class of 1988 held their 30-year class reunion during the Pioneer Day celebration. Members of the class came from far and wide to reestablish relationships. Members of the class are: (top row, left to right) Marty Rogers, Wayne Jensen, Toby Pearson, David Jensen. Middle: Ron Sharp, Robert Christensen, Brett Peterson, Cindi (Suttlemyre) Holyoak, Michael Crittenden, Clyda Gonzalez, Stan Schafer, Merri Allyson (Redd) Platt, Thomas Moore, Kristin (Westcott) Anderson. Bottom: Rena (Pearson) Fisher, Tara (Lowry) Pyne, Todd Calvert, Monica (Penn) Higgins, Debbie (Lovato) Thurman, Jennifer (Frazier) Berry, Alan Adams, Nikkie (Proctor) McCleskey, Veronica Montano, William Dunow, and Brandt Miller.		Courtesy photo
The Monticello High School class of 1988 held their 30-year class reunion during the Pioneer Day celebration. Members of the class came from far and wide to reestablish relationships. Members of the class are: (top row, left to right) Marty Rogers, Wayne Jensen, Toby Pearson, David Jensen. Middle: Ron Sharp, Robert Christensen, Brett Peterson, Cindi (Suttlemyre) Holyoak, Michael Crittenden, Clyda Gonzalez, Stan Schafer, Merri Allyson (Redd) Platt, Thomas Moore, Kristin (Westcott) Anderson. Bottom: Rena (Pearson) Fisher, Tara (Lowry) Pyne, Todd Calvert, Monica (Penn) Higgins, Debbie (Lovato) Thurman, Jennifer (Frazier) Berry, Alan Adams, Nikkie (Proctor) McCleskey, Veronica Montano, William Dunow, and Brandt Miller. Courtesy photo
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by Easton Bowring

The annual Pioneer Day Celebration brightened Monticello July 19 to 21. Thousands of guests attended from around the country, making it one of the many highlights of the summer.

Food, crafts, and competitions made this celebration one to remember.

A peaceful movie in the park brought large crowds together late Thursday evening before the competitions began Friday afternoon.

The annual Treasure Hunt took place Friday and brought in more than 100 participants. Nine puzzle pieces guided participants to more than ten local businesses.

At each stop, participants had to complete a task before they could receive their next puzzle piece.

The first place team consisted of Nebeker, Bunker, and Walker kids.  They received a 25 ounce bar of solid silver for their work.

Second place was awarded to Katie Player and her kids, Heidi, Alice, Warner and Mary. Tyler Yeager was the third place winner. 

The Monticello Quilters Guild held their annual quilt show at the Monticello Public library Friday and Saturday. It featured more than 15 beautiful quilts.

Some top-notch racers competed in the annual Pioneer Day 5K race at Loyds Lake.  The top finishers were Spencer Anderson in 18:08, Ashton Jensen in 18:40, and Ethan Anderson in 18:55.

The top female finisher was Adri Bird, who was eighth overall in 21:46. A total of 75 racers completed the course.

First Colony Mortgage won the Blue Mountain Fastpitch Softball Tournament.

The celebration culminated in a firework show that was enabled by several rainstorms.

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