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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.


Power plant closure would be felt in Piatt County

If the Clinton nuclear power station is shut down next year, it means 16 Piatt County residents could be without a job. That is out of a total of 700 employees, but still a significant number, according to local government officials.


Habitat ground breaking June 5 in Bement

The official ground-breaking ceremony for Habitat for Humanity Piatt County’s 12th build is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at the site of the next home to be constructed – 764 N. Piatt St., Bement.

All are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served.


Running out of space on military recognition signs

The 60 spots on the Monticello military recognition signs that greet those driving into town have filled up quickly. The four signs were erected in 2012 with a total of 44 plaques in place.


Piatt County Memorial Day services

Dates for Memorial Day services have been announced, and include the following:


Relay for Life meeting May 23

The next meeting of the Piatt County Relay For Life will be at 5:45 p.m. Monday, May 23 at Makin’ Pizza, 100 E. Wing Street, Bement. The committee will be finalizing the activities and entertainment for the event. Amy Malone will coordinate the entertainment for the day.


Allerton mansion gets new roof

Several months down the road, you might not even notice that the Allerton Park mansion near Monticello sports a new roof.

But that’s the whole idea.


3D mammography arrives at Kirby Medical Center

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis is quite the technical term, but it basically means taking mammographies to a new, three-dimensional level.


St. Jude event April 15

The St. Jude Monticello to Peoria Run will hold an "Excessory" party from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 15 in the Washington Elementary School cafeteria in Monticello. Donated "excess" jewelry is being accepted to be sold, with proceeds going to the fundraiser run.


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