New Parkland trustee named

The Parkland College Board of Trustees swore in its newest member Wednesday (Oct. 18) during its regular session.
Jonathan Westfield of Savoy was selected Tuesday evening following public interviews with four finalists to fill the vacancy left by Rochelle Harden's resignation in late September. He will serve until the next election in 2019.

Five Wishes living will presentation

Maple Point Supportive Living is hosting a free, public workshop on completing the Five Wishes living will form. It will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.

School continues renovation discussion

The Monticello school board has yet to settle on a specific high school building upgrade plan, but did decide Wednesday to investigate ways to get a ballot question to below $30 million. A majority of the eight plans currently under consideration start at around $32 million.

HCE annual meeting Oct. 26

The Annual Meeting of the Piatt County HCE will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Argenta Community Building. State President of IAHCE (Illinois Association of Home and Community Education) Jane Chapman will be the special guest and speaker, and new Piatt County officers for 2018 will be installed.

Local man finalist for Parkland trustee

George Johnson of Monticello is one of four finalists for the vacant Parkland College Board of Trustees position.

Other finalists are Charles Young of Champaign, and Scott Tapley and Jonathan Westfield of Savoy.

The Board of Trustees was scheduled to interview the finalists at a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Parkland, B-N band concert Sunday

The Bloomington-Normal Community Band and the Parkland College Concert Band will present a shared concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Monticello United Methodist Church, 2020 E. Washington St., Monticello.

Ayers named to state college board

State leaders in Springfield have tapped a Parkland College trustee to fill a vacated position on the Illinois Community College Board.

Cerro Gordo scales back school project to meet budget

A school building project in Cerro Gordo will likely be scaled back in order to meet its $8.2 million budget, but the effort should still meet original goals of new STEM/STEAM labs, a middle school gymnasium, new library and renovation of the current junior high gym into an auditorium.

Budget, ball field discussed at Bement school board meeting

Bement Superintendent Sheila Greenwood told the school board September 20 that the district budget is once again balanced.

Broncos athletes pay it forward



On Friday, Sept. 28 Bronco athletes from the Cerro Gordo and senior high read to grade schoolers. Each class picked books for their athlete to read. The idea came about from third grade teacher Frankie Martin.

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