Jacobus DeJonge

Jacobus DeJonge, 78, was born in Zaan Dam, Holland, on Feb. 8, 1940 and passed away at home on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Lee. After graduation from the Dutch Merchant Marine Academy, he co-captained ships around the world for twenty years. Jacobus moved to the United States in 1978, where he captained the Afternoon Delight Charter yacht and maintained all of the equipment for the Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company, in Tampa. He married Sharon Stilwell DeJonge in 2003, and settled in North Florida. He is survived by his wife,…

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Community News 

Down Home Days Parade applications now accepted

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism invites you to join them in the 37th Annual Down Home Days Parade, on Saturday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The Down Home Days Parade has always been one of the most anticipated events of the festival, and your participation will make it all the more memorable. This year’s theme will be announced soon. Applications to be in the parade are now being accepted. Decisions for parade line-up will be made on a first-come, first served basis…

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Sports 

Cowboys lose heart-breaker in state semi-final

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The expression on Madison County High School (MCHS) junior Cowboy guard Travis Jay’s face as he answered questions from the media told the entire story of the final minute of the Cowboys’ Final Four state semi-final matchup with the Wildwood High School Wildcats. The Cowboys seemed to have the game in control, but a late game rally by the Wildcats tied the score at 63 with less than a minute to go. Then, with just four tics remaining on the clock, the Wildcats (who went…

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Community News 

Madison County Turkey Federation holds Annual Banquet

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) members and guests were served a delicious seafood buffet meal Saturday evening, March 3, during its annual meeting/banquet. The banquet was held at the Madison County Central School cafeteria. The doors opened at 5 p.m. for all those who wanted to come early and browse through the many items on the silent auction table. The raffle booths were also open to the attendees ready to buy a chance on one of the many…

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