Preschool screenings April 8 and 10 for Monticello

Preschool screenings for the Monticello School District are scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 and Friday, April 10. These screenings are for children from 3 to 4 years old. The screenings are not for children who will turn five before Sept. 1, 2015.

Kindergarten registration info for Monticello

Families in the Monticello school district may register children who will turn 5-years-old before Sept. 1, 2015 for Kindergarten at Lincoln School the week of March 16-20.  

Site evaluations subject of special school board session

Evaluations of six possible sites for a new Monticello High School will be discussed at a special Monticello school board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 9 at the high school.

Former NFL player speaks to local students

Keith Nord’s life changed in college when he started writing down a list of goals, a list that eventually included taking his NFL-weary body and running 26 miles at the age of 49.

Winners of Bement Science Fair announced

Bement seventh grade student Tyler Upton explains how different shooting positions change the percentage of basketball shots made at the Bement Middle School Science Fair, held Feb. 18 at the school. Upton worked with partner John Watzlawick on the entry.

Ag education line item could be cut

The possibility of the state Agriculture Education line item going away is resonating with those in farm-friendly Piatt County.

Bond refinancing to save dollars for Monticello district

The Monticello school board has approved the refinancing of $4.75 million in building bonds. The plan also calls for the district to buy those same bonds with its own fund reserves, with those two moves combining to earn the district an extra $520,000 over the life of the bonds, due to be paid off in 2020.

"Once Upon a Mattress" this weekend at MHS

Monticello High School students will present “Once Upon a Mattress” in the MHS auditorium at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb 27 and Sat., Feb 28. There will also be a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1.

There is a charge for admission.

Braden Fogerson wins county spelling bee

Bement Middle School seventh grader Braden Fogerson outlasted 24 other spellers to capture the Piatt County Spelling Bee Wednesday at Cerro Gordo Middle School.

Technology to be celebrated at March 7 Gala

Technology will be at the forefront at the annual Monticello Area Education Foundation Gala, scheduled for March 7.

“Let’s celebrate! Because of you, MAEF has accomplished many great things this past year! And our speakers are top notch. Come and be inspired by them!” said Gala event co-chairwoman Mindy Donahue.

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