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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.


Relay for Life details announced

The Piatt County Relay for Life Committee meeting was held on Monday, March 28, at Makin’ Pizza.  Roger Crawford from ACS CAN spoke about all the programs that are supported by the donations raised during the Relay for Life event.  


Atwood pharmacy opens

Community members and civic leaders in Atwood welcomed the Sav-Mor Pharmacy with open arms Monday, as the telepharmacy opened for business at 112 S. Main St.

Several entities in the community combined to bring the business to town, including village officials and the Atwood Economic Development Council, which started researching the possibility last spring.


Celebrating pi with pie

Pi is important. So is pie. 

One is the most recognizable mathematical constant, used in key computations.

The other has no lsuch ofty aspirations; but  it sure is tasty.


Habitat meetings scheduled for Hammond, Monticello

Habitat for Humanity of Piatt County has orientation meetings planned in Hammond and Monticello to explain its next home build, which will be in Monticello, Bement or Hammond.


Pinewood Derby 2016 held in Monticello

Cub Scout Pack #122 hosted its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Lincoln Elementary School on Monticello. The top finishers were (in order of finish):


Visit Champaign County to help promote Monticello

The City of Monticello, in a new regional marketing partnership with Visit Champaign County, looks to promote the community as a destination to visitors.


Coffee house to show off renovations

The bricks that were used 109 years ago to construct what is now the Steeple Gallery Coffee House in Monticello are from the same batch that highlight the Allerton Park mansion and Monticello Community Building, according to Steeple Gallery owner Jim Gortner.


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