Andrew Helregel

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.


Cerro Gordo police coverage discussed at public meeting

By Christy Jankowski
PCJR correspondent

About 40 people attended a special meeting of the Cerro Gordo village board on March 12 to hear about the options available for police coverage for the community. The meeting was held in the town civic center with Piatt County Sheriff David Hunt in attendance to answer questions.


Cerro Gordo tweaks graduation requirements

The Cerro Gordo school board voted Jan. 17 to make slight changes to the high school graduation requirements.

Currently, Cerro Gordo high school students need 24 credits to graduate, 19.5 of those mandatory courses including four years of English, three of math and three of science.


School bonds purchased in Cerro Gordo

The Cerro Gordo school board approved the issuance of $10 million dollars worth of bonds Dec. 13 to finance the new building addition and campus renovations scheduled to begin in 2018.


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