Farmers' Market begins June 14

Monticello Main Street’s Farmers’ Market is set to host its season kick-off event from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 14 on State Street in downtown Monticello, in front of the Community Building, with expanded entertainment and education, thanks in large part to Market sponsor, Kirby Medical Center.

Sage musicians visit the Big Apple

On March 22-27,the Monticello High School band and choir traveled to New York City. The choir had the opportunity to perform at St. John’s Cathedral of the Divine and the band performed on the USS Intrepid.

Population at the nursing home still on the rise

Tweaks continue to be made at the Piatt County Nursing Home to meet the new director’s goals of becoming more community minded.

Combo clinic opens in Monticello

When Dr. Matthew Stringer started providing chiropractic treatment in 1994, he did not think he would ever see himself and traditional medical professionals practicing under the same roof.

Interest in nursing home jumps

Interest in the Piatt County Nursing Home rose sharply in January, with inquiries from families interested in placing a family member there totaling 49 last month, well above the 19 registered for the same month in 2017.

Monticello a desired destination

Monticello City Administrator Terry Summers knew the city was a destination point, but was still surprised when it was named one of the most popular small cities in the country for people to relocate to by the online relocation website

The origins of Illinois

Travis Lott
The County Journal

No exploration of the 200 years of Illinois history would be complete without a look at what preceded those two centuries.

Senior holiday lights tour is Dec. 2

The annual bus trip taking Monticello-area senior citizens to tour Christmas lights and a live nativity is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2.

Monticello madrigals Dec. 8-9

Monticello High School madrigal singers presented a concert Sunday (Nov. 5) at the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello. Tickets for the Dec. 8-9 shows (6:30 p.m.) are available online by going to and clicking on the Monticello High School home page.

MTA's "Twelve Angry Women" opens Nov. 11

The Monticello Theatre Association (MTA) will produce a play entitled “Twelve Angry Women” on Nov. 11, 12 and Nov. 17-19 at the Phoenix Theatre in Monticello.

This drama, written by Reginal Rose and directed by Carrie Brocksmith, involves the jury deliberation of a 19-year-old boy who has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father.

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