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Luke Zimmerman of Monticello will not forget his first fire call any time soon.
Bement grade schoolers were educated on the danger of methamphetamine during a Red Ribbon Week assembly Oct. 24. Three troopers from the Illinois State Police were on hand to talk about making good choices and avoiding drugs.
An autopsy was conducted last week on a Monticello man who was discovered dead in a car in an unincorporated area on Champaign’s northwest side the morning of Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The autopsy showed no trauma or suspicious circumstances, said Champaign County officials.
The Cisco Fire protection district recently presented a two-hour lesson to the Monticello Christian Academy. The younger group began with a detailed talk about what each child should do in case of a fire. The father-son team of Scott and Bryce Shaffer came to the Monticello Christian Academy to help train the children on what to do in case of a fire at their home.
A lack of safety precautions, a bow not properly tuned and archer fatigue were all factors in an Oct. 10 accident that critically injured a Cerro Gordo teen when she was shot in the head with an arrow. That according to a report issued this week by the Piatt County Sheriff’s Department.
A veteran law enforcement officer from Missouri will become Monticello’s new police chief on Nov. 6.
John Carter, 39, currently a Lieutenant for the Department of Public Safety in Mexico, Mo. was appointed by Mayor Chris Corrie and endorsed unanimously by the Monticello City Council at Tuesday’s (Oct. 15) council session.
By Kelley Heaney
The setting of trick-or-treat hours for the 2013 event was among several topics of discussion at this month’s Mansfield Board of Trustees meeting held on Oct 7. All board members were in attendance.
Ivesdale Fire Chief Jim Brewer saw some disappointed faces when he told 14 pre-kindergarten students that you shouldn’t call 911 if your cat is stuck in a tree. But for the most part they enjoyed their trip to the Ivesdale Fire Department on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Bement native and 12-year veteran of the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department David Lansford was hired as police officer for Bement on Wednesday (Sept. 25). It is the next step as the village re-establishes its own police department.
Hugh Finson has announced this week that he is a candidate for the 2014 election for the office of resident circuit judge of Piatt County. Justice Rita Garman and the Illinois Supreme Court appointed him circuit judge in 2012 to replace the late Judge John P. Shonkwiler.