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Lions hope Bement community center ready by fall

The Bement Lions Club hopes to have the Bement Communty Center ready to rent by this fall.

“We’ve got good bones and good structure to work with. It just needs a little facelift,” said Lions board member Bill Bell on the building that housed the Bement Country Opry until it closed in May of last year.


Relay for Life is June 18

The Relay for Life of Piatt County has a long, successful history, but organizers say they have always had trouble convincing people it is open to the public.


Brown Bag memories? We'd love to hear them!

The manager of the Brown Bag Deli-Restaurant wants customers to walk down memory lane as the iconic Monticello restaurant nears its 40th anniversary.

“I want people to send their favorite memories of the Brown Bag,” said Leslie Glickman, the manager of the downtown restaurant. Memories will be included in a future J-R story.


Broyles Foundation member to speak in Monticello

When her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, Betsy Broyles Arnold learned plenty about caregiving.


Couple sponsors park trail

Allerton Park & Retreat Center is hosting a dedication ceremony to honor Ward and Diana McDonald’s recent financial commitment to the Park. The event, which will officially name the Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails, will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21, near the Lost Garden Parking Lot, just east of the intersection of E 1300 North Road and Allerton Road.


Rabies clinic offered

Piatt County Rabies Clinics will be offered at several locations on April 16 and April 23.

Saturday April 16: Graham Vet Clinic at Atwood Maintenance Building 12 to 1 p.m., Bement Old Fire Station 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Cerro Gordo Village Shed 3 to 4 p.m., and Vet John Penning at Mansfield City Building at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 


Historic Mansfield home to become a bed and breakfast

Renovating a 126-year-old, 6,000-square-foot home into a bed and breakfast has its challenges, some of which revolve around people questioning the sanity of co-owner Evelyn Brown.


Brewpub to locate in Monticello

 A brewpub and restaurant has announced intentions to locate in the soon-to-be-vacant Monticello United Methodist Church building.


'From Vine to Wine' event at Allerton

Allerton Park & Retreat Center will host “From Vine to Wine” on March 12-13, featuring a five-course dinner with wine pairings, a wine tasting course, and educational seminars.


Kirby to place health clinic in Cerro Gordo

Kirby Medical Group, the physician and practitioner group of Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, announced last week it would expand to Cerro Gordo with a new building and attached retail pharmacy.


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