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Monticello helped usher in the Christmas season Nov. 29-30 with the Monticello Railway Museum's Polar Express train rides, while the downtown business district bustled on Friday night with the annual Monticello Main Street Reds of Christmas event.
Allerton Public Library has announced a holiday reading program, which will serve as a replacement for the annual Jolly Shop that has been held on the day of the Christmas Parade in recent years.
The Junior Women's Club has donated its inventory for the library's Holiday Shop.
Monticello Theatre Association will present the family musical “How to Eat Like a Child...and Other Lessons in Not Being a Grown-Up” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17 at the Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.
The Monticello Lions Club will host its 26th annual Senior Citizens Dinner in memory of Lion Ron Milton from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at Monticello Middle School.
The Lions of Monticello provide this meal free of charge as a way of giving back to the community and those who support the Club's various fund raising events throughout the year.
Crystal Grimes was thrilled to become a homeowner in 2010 thanks to Habitat for Humanity Piatt County. Now someone else will have the same opportunity to own the 1,350-square-foot, three bedroom house in Bement that she has called home for the last three years.
When Bement Food Pantry volunteers said they needed help stocking their empty shelves, people responded. At least four local entities have jumped in to help, three with food drives and one with a donation.
How many Homecoming and Prom dresses can you fit in a normal-sized sedan? At least 50, if a recent dress donation project at Monticello High School is any indication.
Although there was a high school football game on the Atwood-Hammond High School field last Friday night, the evening felt more like an all-school reunion, as hundreds of alumni from the 1940’s to the present showed up to see gridiron action on the Rajah home field for the last time.
People react to a diagnosis of cancer in varying ways. For Atwood-Hammond High School and University of Illinois graduate Kristina Anderson, it prompted her to enter the Miss Arizona USA pageant, which is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 1 in Mesa, Az.
Hundreds of Atwood-Hammond alumni showed up at the Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond football game on Friday, Oct. 18 to say farewell to the Atwood-Hammond field. It was the last game played on the field, since high schoolers will begin attending class at Arthur in the fall of 2014.