Others may follow Monticello lunchroom lead

When the bell for Monticello High School’s first lunch period rings, freshman Blakley Nesselrodt heads to “the snack bar” in the cafeteria

Never mind that it’s two or three times as long as the hot lunch line.

MTA summer workshops announced

Monticello Theatre Association is pleased to announce summer workshops will be held for the fourth season. There are two sessions of the drama workshops for children. Workshop #1 for children entering grades 1, 2 and 3 in the fall will be held July 7-11. Workshop #2 for children entering grades 4, 5 and 6 in the fall will be held June 16-27.

Digitization progressing at Allerton Public Library

A project that is scanning past Piatt County newspapers with the intention of posting them online is about half complete, but Allerton Public Library Director Lisa Winters told library board members last week (April 2) that the high speed fiber optic connection will need to be online before the papers can be uploaded.

DeLand-Weldon receives prize for national contest

Matt Dutkiewicz of the Great American Insurance Company did not think he would be in DeLand last Friday. The 171-student DeLand-Weldon Elementary School was an underdog in online voting for a $10,000 grant, going up against schools over 10 times its size.

Monticello to other county schools: Let's cooperate

Piatt County school districts will soon receive a letter from Monticello school officials asking if they wish to cooperate on future endeavors that could include the sharing of facilities and instructional resources.

MHS to pull out of National School Lunch Program

Monticello High School’s cafeteria may resemble more of a food court than a lunch line this fall after the school board voted March 19 to pull that building out of the National School Lunch Program.

Sage Voices holds first public meeting

When asked how visitors would describe Monticello school buildings, some of the most frequent phrases used by the 150 who attended the Sage Voices public meeting March 20 included “old” and “outdated.”

MMS holds annual talent show

Monticello Middle School's 14th Annual Talent Show was a hit with the students, staff and family on Friday, March 21.

Students and faculty participated in a multitude of acts including numerous vocal solos and duets, skits and comedic relief.

Hankerin' Hillbillies set for this weekend in Bement

This weekend Bement Schools will be presenting the musical comedy “Hankerin’ Hillbillies”, produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Col. The performances will begin at 7:30 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, March 21-22.

Bement approves $155,000 in reductions for 2014-15

The Bement School Board has approved $155,000 in budget cuts for fiscal year 2014-15 that Superintendent Sheila Greenwood hopes will help the district get a balanced budget.

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