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Schlosser stepping down as Piatt assessor

DeWitt and Piatt counties’ experiment to share one supervisor of assessments will end after one year.

Allerton area road getting rebuilt

A cooperative effort between Willow Branch Township and several other area entities – along with Topflight Grain Cooperative – is making a major road resurfacing on the south side of Allerton Park a reality this spring.

Bement tables co-op contract proposal

Calling concessions in proposed cooperative sports contracts as “tokens,” the Bement school board on April 11 opted not to take action on the renewal of six expiring co-op agreements with Cerro Gordo until more talks can be held.

Manint new county board chairman

Piatt County Board District Two Representative Al Manint was unanimously elected the board’s new chairman on April 11. He replaces Randy Jo Keith, who resigned last month after losing the Republican primary for the 101st Illinois House seat.

DeLand village president to step down

As installation of a new, $2.33 million water system in DeLand finishes up, the town’s village president who helped push the project through is stepping down.

Safety upgrades planned for area schools

Work towards more secure entryways in Piatt County school structures will ramp up over the next two years, as Bement and Cerro Gordo will upgrade their main entrances.

Monticello High School will also gain a new entryway that will require visitors to enter the office before gaining access to other parts of the school.

McLeese new director of Main Street

In hiring Stefanie McLeese as its new executive director, Monticello Main Street has an individual with 15 years of public relations experience with recognizable companies that include Nissan, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the National Basketball Association.

Fond memories for former Main Street director

Kerry Redshaw is taking a breather after stepping down as executive director of Monticello Main Street, but don’t be surprised if she pops up again as a volunteer in another local organization.

Co-op deadline nearing for schools

A committee formed to give recommendations on the future of Cerro Gordo/Bement cooperative agreements for seven sports has taken a back seat to a smaller committee, mainly due to time concerns related to contract renewal for five of the co-ops.

New sewer plant 50 percent complete

Monticello aldermen received updates on several public works projects at the city council’s April 9 meeting, including information on the $14.9 million waste water treatment upgrade.

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