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McIntosh Christmas Lights Show to stay in Monticello

The McIntosh Christmas Lights Show will live on as the Monticello Recreation Foundation has agreed to purchase the lights and assorted presentation equipment from the Jim McIntosh Trust.


Tree farm a destination point in Mansfield

Sunset Christmas Tree Farm is easily Mansfield’s best-kept holiday secret. It all began 14 years ago when owners Justin Lamb and Kevin Dyer of Mahomet were looking for a place to start a landscaping business.


Bement Peace Meals at risk

The retirement of the Bement Peace Meals supervisor after three decades could spell the end of home meal deliveries to senior citizens in the community unless a superviso


First two phases of Kirby expansion complete

Kirby Medical Center in Monticello began using its newly constructed lab and surgery areas last week, and opened those departments up for visitors at an open house on Oct. 3. About 150 people took advantage of the opportunity, and as a bonus were able to tour the new therapy department that staff began using last spring.


'Addicts are not bad people; they're sick people'

“Addicts are not bad people; they’re sick people.”


Signs of the times: Walls now house inspirational quotes

Perched on the top rung of a ladder and composing a 12-foot high piece of artwork freehand had Cerro Gordo High School gr


'Wizard of Oz' set for Phoenix Theatre

At 14 years of age, Emmie German is already a veteran of local youth theatre, but feels she has found the perfect part this summer in the rubber-legged, frequently falling Scarecrow from “The Wizard of Oz,” which opens this Friday with a young presenters version at Monticello’s Phoenix Theatre.


Expansion underway at Tatman Village

There is plenty of dirt being moved at Monticello’s Tatman Village as preparations are being made to construct an 8,000-square-foot clubhouse at the east side assisted living facility.


Possibility of dementia care expansion discussed

A possible expansion of the memory care unit at the Piatt County Nursing Home will be researched after an interested party told the county board nursing home committee he would be willing to help pay for it and even construct a majority of it if state and federal laws allow.


Inadvertent test of library fire alarm

The Allerton Public Library fire alarm was tested recently when a toddler pulled an alarm switch, setting off the sights and sounds of the system. Although it was a false alarm, it provided staff with a test of procedures, and some changes that may be needed.


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