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.

Paint Piatt Pink fundraisers underway

The different departments at Kirby Medical Center are holding a light-hearted competition to help raise money for the annual Paint Piatt Pink breast cancer awareness effort. The public can vote for their favorite window decoration by dropping change into the department’s bucket. The winner will receive a goody basket from the Paint Piatt Pink committee.

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.

Curves now 25 years old, Monticello gym now at 15 years

Less than a year after the Monticello Curves opened in 2002, Izola Goodrich made the decision to get fit.

“I worked at K’s and on the way home decided to do it,” said Goodrich, as she walked into the local Curves.

She hasn’t stopped, logging some 2,750 workouts since that time.

Help needed for Irma victims

Donations are being accepted until Oct. 1 to help those who suffered damage as a result of Hurricane Irma. Monticello area churches, with the help of Sheriff David Hunt, are collecting supplies for Graces Place, a food pantry in Naples, Florida that serves 30,000 people in a 4-mile wide area. The pantries shelves are depleted and the facility was without power for several weeks.

Bryant Cottage earns place on National Register

Bryant Cottage State Historic Site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places, which recognizes historic places worthy of preservation. The site is recognized both as a well-maintained “hall and parlor”-type middle class home of the 1850s, and as the site of a historic meeting between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas.

Stately home one of the oldest still standing in Monticello

Millionaire’s Row needs an archeologist to fully appreciate how some of the massive houses grew from humbler sizes, as well as altogether different architectural styles.

Keddy Hutson is an architect, and he can tell from foundations, as well as old photos, just how North State Street — a nationally designated historic district — has evolved.

Kirby warns of Caller ID scam

When Mark Fred’s wife informed him she received a call from Kirby Medical Center asking for financial information, he knew it was time to get up to speed on Caller ID spoofing.

Especially since he is the Chief Operating Officer of the Monticello-based hospital.

Annual Monticello St. Jude run is Aug. 4-5

Four years into organizing the annual Monticello to Peoria run for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, organizer Tricia Shaw has things running like a well-oiled machine.

Frosty returning to Monticello this winter

Summer temperatures are on the rise, but the Monticello Chamber of Commerce is already thinking toward the time when snow drapes the ground and plywood snowmen dot the community.

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