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On April 2, the Monticello High School FFA competed in the Envirothon contest at Weldon Springs State Park. This is a team contest where students rotate through five different stations including forestry, soils, aquatics, wildlife and a current issue. At each station, students listen to a 15 minute presentation, then workin teams of five to answer a serious of qui
The 2015 Miss and Junior Miss Piatt County Fair Queen Pageant and 2015 Parade of Princesses will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at the fairgrounds in Cerro Gordo.
The fair is currently seeking contestants for Miss, Junior Miss and Parade of Princesses divisions.
The possibility of the state Agriculture Education line item going away is resonating with those in farm-friendly Piatt County.
Piatt County farmers led the state in average soybean yields in 2014, according to figures released Thursday by the United States Department of Agriculture.
Longtime Monticello John Deere dealer Heath’s, Inc. has sold to Dwight, Illinois-based AHW LLC, but besides the new name, customers will see the same familiar faces when they walk into the business, a local mainstay since 1924.
After years of use as a museum then as an art gallery, a downtown-area building in Monticello may revert back to its residential roots.
The city council on Monday also discussed the progress of a community garden, approved changes to its waste hauling ordinance, and heard a complaint from an employee who was dismissed in October.
The on again, off again airstrip proposal for rural property north of Cerro Gordo is apparently on again. After getting approval Thursday (Jan.
Piatt County’s plat map has officially gone digital.
Jennifer Kinsella’s second grade class at Bement Elementary School toured Topflight Grain in Bement on Oct. 17.
Squirrels in DeLand, you are warned: Stay out of grain that is stored in tubes at the local grain elevator.