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Piatt County was well represented at the Polar Plunge held Saturday, March 1 at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. Monticello High School FFA and National Honor Society members took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics.
In addition, Monticello Police Chief John Carter led a team that took the plunge, and the Piatt County Golden Eagles also took part.
Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute a truckload of food to area families from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 22 at the DeLand Fire Station, 215 N Highway Ave, DeLand. All Piatt County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome.
The first-ever Wedding Bells Bridal Show will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Best Western, 805 Iron Horse Place in Monticello.
The event will feature a walking bridal show, about 40 vendors, guest registration for prizes, samplings and an open bar.
Marilyn Benedino joined the Monticello Rotary Club in 1987 to make contacts with local businessmen, but has stayed well past her retirement because of the organization’s mission to help people on an international scale.
When they got married, Dick and Rita Jostes vowed never to go to bed angry.
It's worked pretty well in their case, with the Cisco couple celebrating their 64th anniversary last December.
For the first time in at least a decade, free tax preparing help will be available at the Allerton Public Library beginning Feb. 1. AARP Tax Aide volunteers will be on hand between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays through April 12.
At least two area hospitals have placed restrictions on visitors to their facilities due to flu sweeping across the area.
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging's Piatt County Conversation on Aging and Independent Living has been postponed to Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Livingston Center, 224 E. Livingston St. in Monticello. It had originally been scheduled for Jan. 7.
Plenty of new laws in effect
A look back at 2013 in Piatt County may also be a glimpse of what is to come in 2014.