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City Clerk switches role to city council

Monticello mayor Larry Stoner appointed City Clerk Pam Harlan to the vacant Ward III city council seat on Feb. 11.


Bement discusses sirens upgrade

Tony Price, a volunteer firefighter with the Bement fire department, spoke to the village board Jan. 8 about needed upgrades to the emergency alert system.

“We used to have a full-time fire department, but that’s not the case anymore,” he said.


Police records management upgrade considered in Bement

The Bement police department may get an upgrade in its records management if the village board approves money for access to a subscription service that formulates report templates and possibly stores records on an offsite server.


Bement considers changes in fencing code

The Bement village board is progressing with its new ordinance regarding fences, but a vote on approving it won’t come until next month at the earliest.


Sages heading to first state title football game!

The football team in Monticello is good. Very good. Very, very good.

The Sages are outstanding. Fantastic. Record-setting.

And, so far, Monticello has been unmatched.


Bement ponders second phase of Safe Routes to School

Bement may soon begin Phase II of the Safe Routes to School Program, a project that would focus on new walkways near Route 105.


Bement youth making trip to D.C.

Bement’s Dylan Upton will make a trip to Washington D.C. But he hopes it won’t be the first time he’s ever flown on a plane.

“I actually get to go on my first plane (this past) Sunday depending on the weather,” he said. “I’m supposed to go skydiving.”


Bement to purchase breathalyzer

The Bement village board approved purchases of additional police equipment as well as a new water fountain for Veterans Park at its monthly meeting Tuesday, May 8.

Village police officer David Lansford brought two items to the board for approval: a $760 breathalyzer and $550 worth of security cameras for Recreational Park.


Bement readies pool for summer


County issues debt certificates

The Piatt County board approved $250,000 worth of debt certificates to pay for courthouse elevator renovations and a new courthouse roof at its monthly meeting March 14.

“Now we’re ready,” said chairman Randy Keith.


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