Cerro Gordo board approve school improvements

By Brian Murphy
Journal-Republican correspondent

Farmer City, Blue Ridge district loses key community member

The Blue Ridge School District has lost one of its greatest supporters.

On Monday, July 14, 2014, 67-year-old Mike Hendricks died unexpectedly, “leaving a hole in our city and our hearts,” a post from the Farmer City Mayoral page garnering over 180 “likes” reads.

Sage Voices report presented (FULL STORY)

 A community group in Monticello says a recent survey shows residents know there is a need to upgrade local school facilities, and the same group feels a new high school is the best option at this point.

Facility report presented by Sage Voices

See the full version of this story in next week's Journal-Republican


Sage Voices report to be presented Wednesday

The Monticello School Board will hear the final presentation of the Sage Voices campaign Wednesday, July 16 at Monticello High School at 7 p.m.

“If there’s one school board meeting to go to, this is it,” Monticello superintendent Vic Zimmerman said. “This is a pretty important time in the history of the school district.”

Libraries keeping kids busy during summer

Area libraries have ramped up activities during the summer to help youth who have time on their hands since the school year ended. Several are taking part in the Paws to Read program, which has meant visits by animals and the making of masks.

Camp Invention held at White Heath

Camp Invention: if it sounds space age, that’s because it is.

Monticello school survey available until June 23

Monticello residents are jumping on the chance to give their final two cents worth as a community group finishes up a study on local school facilities.

Maroa-Forsyth mulling move to Sangamo conference

The June 11 Monticello School Board meeting could have easily been renamed the Sages Sports Report, as athletic endeavors dominated the agenda.

Monticello FFA nets Gold Emblem status

The Monticello High School FFA program was recognized as a Gold Emblem Chapter at the Illinois FFA convention June 10-12 in Springfield. FFA chapters submit their program of activities, along with goals and results and are judged. Gold is the highest honor that is awarded.

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