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All county schools take part in Youth Survey

 

For the first time, all Piatt County high schools have taken


Fund balances improve for Bement schools

When Sheila Greenwood was hired as the Bement school superintendent in the summer of 2013, the school district had


Traffic accident causes death near Mansfield

A 46-year-old Pesotum man died as a result of injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident on Interstate 74 near Mansfield on Tuesday morning. 

His name has not yet been released.


No solar, wind advisory referenda on November ballot

After being told it would have little impact on permit applications fo


Atwood woman charged with arson

An Atwood woman has been charged with aggravated arson after police arrested her after a fire at a home in the com


Monticello discusses business district

Monticello city leaders are pondering the establishment of a business district that could fund downtown infrastruc


Back to bike riding, back to their youth

 

For Maple Point residents like Virginia Shonkwiler, bein


Pair of large projects discussed by county

A pair of large-scale projects were touched on at the Piatt County board’s building and grounds committee meeting Aug. 1, including a technology upgrade that would eventually consolidate the county’s 16 file servers into two larger, state-of-the-art machines.


'Wizard of Oz' set for Phoenix Theatre

At 14 years of age, Emmie German is already a veteran of local youth theatre, but feels she has found the perfect part this summer in the rubber-legged, frequently falling Scarecrow from “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens this Friday with a young presenters version at Monticello’s Phoenix Theatre.


Ten Piatt County residents part of food borne outbreak

Fourteen people in Piatt and DeWitt counties have been diagnosed with the food borne illness cyclosporiasis since May, with health officials tying all but two of those cases to the eating of salads at McDonalds. Nationwide there have been more than 500 cases, including about 80 in central Illinois.


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