Bement bleachers going to a good cause

The old set of wood bleachers on the west side of the Bement High School gym had not been used for at least a decade, and were kind of getting in the way.

Striking down of pension law may result in cost shift to schools

The striking down of the 2013 state pension reform law is a two-edged sword for Illinois school districts, according to Bement School Superintendent Sheila Greenwood.

Otto new president of Blue Ridge board

It did not take long for the new members of the Blue Ridge School Board to make their mark at a special meeting to reorganize the board on May 5.

Ag Day held at high school

The Monticello High School FFA hosted its annual agriculture day for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students on Friday, May 8 at the high school.

Civil War Day event May 14

Monticello Christian Academy will hold a Civil War Day event and fellowship dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14 at Forest Preserve Park in Monticello. The first through seventh graders will put on a play about the Civil War and President Lincoln in full costume.

Spending time at Ford's Theatre

When Christopher Cody arrived at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. for last month’s Abraham Lincoln tribute, he did not to leave the historical venue until the two-day event had ended.

Henricks re-elected CG school board president

Todd Henricks was re-elected president of the Cerro Gordo school board at a special board meeting held April 29. Barry Cripe will serve as vice-president, a role that Todd Runyen had taken on for the last year. Runyen will instead be the new board treasurer, replacing retiring board member Brenda Gaitros.

Dahl re-elected Monticello school board president

The Monticello school board saw no changes in its makeup after the April 7 election, and decided at its organizational meeting Tuesday morning that there would also be no changes in its officers for at least the next year.

New D-W principal to be announced soon

DeLand-Weldon could name a new principal within a matter of days, if not hours.

Superintendent Gary Brashear said Wednesday morning that a candidate has accepted the district's offer.

"We are in the contract phase and once they sign, we will make a general announcement," Brashear said.

Bement students back in original rooms

A flood in February that damaged at least four rooms and two bathrooms at the Bement school campus had a silver lining.

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