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State Bank of Bement opens Monticello branch

A week-long grand opening celebration kicked off Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in front of the new building for the Monticello branch of the State Bank of Bement.


Shop With a Cop offers flag rentals

Monticello's Shop With a Cop effort is renting flags for $40, which will include setup and tear down on four holidays per year. With Independence Day over, for the remainder of 2017 the rent is $30 for the three remaining holidays of Labor Day (Sept. 4), Patriots Day (Sept. 11) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).


'Elated' at possible historical designation for cottage

Marilyn Ayers spent 31 years as site supervisor of the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site in Bement, so it is understandable that she got emotional after receiving word the 1856-era home with ties to Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas is one step away from being added to the National Register of Historic Places.


Faith and family hold Centerville church together for 150 years

Nestled near the Sangamon River in the northern half of Piatt County sits Centerville, a former 1800s boom town that fizzled out but still features sprawling farmland and charming country homes.


Flag rentals serve as fund raiser

Monticello’s Shop With a Cop effort is renting flags for $40, which will include setup and tear down on four holidays per year. With Independence Day over, for the remainder of 2017 the rent is $30 for the three remaining holidays of Labor Day (Sept. 4), Patriots Day (Sept. 11) and Veterans Day (Nov. 11).


Printing schedule to change for newspaper

Beginning with the June 28 edition, the Journal-Republican will be delivered to news racks, over-the-counter and postal customers a day later.

The change is due to a phasing out of local printing and package operations that began in April for all News-Gazette Media newspapers. All print services will now be provided by the Journal Star in Peoria.


Cim-Tek purchases Monticello building

Central Illinois Manufacturing Company (Cim-Tek Filtration), a Bement-based developer of fuel and hydraulic filters, announced Monday (June 5) the purchase of the fo


Museum looks to make progress on building project

The Piatt County Museum has experienced its share of setbacks in its 18-year effort to construct an ambitious museum campus in Monticello.


Memorial Day services

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES 2017

SUNDAY, MAY 28


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