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Allerton Barn Music Festival returns for eighth season

The eighth year of the Allerton Music Barn Festival in Monticello kicks off tomorrow with Jupiter Plus at 7:30 p.m. The annual festival has become popular in the area and typically sells out each season. Tickets can be purchased online at

By Rebecca Jacobs

September 17, 2014

No, there won’t be a chorus of moos and oinks echoing from livestock at the 2014 Allerton Music Barn Festival. Instead, live performances of string, brass and other instruments will fill the barn, engaging audience members in a rustic setting. Now in its eighth year, the annual Allerton Music Barn Festival...

University graduate begins service for Peace Corps

By Alex Swanson

August 22, 2014

University alumna Jennifer Rowley resides in Managua, Nicaragua, where she’s training for a two-year service period with the Peace Corps as an English education volunteer. Rowley remembered listening to a presentation from a Peace Corps recruiter while she was in high school. Although she said she ...