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Want to change the traditional image of a librarian? How about hiring a San Francisco transplant who doesn’t mind a little noise and partakes in the occasional roller derby competition on the side?
Elizabeth Mackey is also a lifelong lover of books, and sees great potential on the Willow Branch Public Library in Cisco.
Although some of the deadlines spelled out in the Affordable Care Act have been extended, medical officials agree there is one that is holding fast – the March 31 open enrollment deadline. By that time, everyone is legally required to have health insurance, whether it be through the workplace, Medicare or the marketplace created by ACA, often referred to as Obamacare.
By Brian Murphy
Over 150 high school students from across Piatt County took part in "Welcome to the Real World," a financial planning activity hosted by Bement High School on Feb. 27. It is also co-sponsored by the University of Illinois Extension and State Bank of Bement.
When originally asked to help lead an elementary school chess club, Monticello resource teacher Mindy Donahue said no.
By Sarah Probst Miller
Millikin University will host its annual High School Band Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University’s campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
The possibility of less high school faculty being on staff in Monticello this fall prompted a large turnout at the school board meeting on Feb. 19. A majority of those who spoke to the board expressed concern about the possible layoff (reduction in force) of the second agriculture instructor, a position added three years ago.
Envision serving a lunch and having nobody eat.
That is what has the Monticello school district pondering a drop from the National School Lunch Program, at least for the high school cafeteria. School officials estimate it could net them $55,000 more annually than if they try to meet new mandates going into effect on snack and a la carte items in 2013-14.
With older brother Paolo now in high school, it was Leo Kinsella’s turn to capture the title as top speller in Piatt County.
Last year as a sixth grader, Leo finished second to his eighth grade brother and advanced as a family to the Regional Spelling Bee, which will feature the best fourth through eighth grade spellers in the area.