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Mike Walsh Memorial Run/Walk is Dec. 8

The 9th Annual Mike Walsh Memorial Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Bement High School gymnasium. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Refreshments will be provided after the run/walk and you will receive a T-shirt.


'Christmas on the Hill' is Dec. 1

By Christy Jankowski
The Journal-Republican

Cerro Gordo will host its annual “Christmas on the Hill” this Saturday, Dec. 1. It kicks off with vendors opening up at 9 a.m., a parade at 10 a.m., lunch with Santa at the Legion at noon and many other events.


State bicentennial subject of local talk

The Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society will celebrate Illinois’ 200th birthday at its meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the FS meeting room, 427 W. Marion St., Monticello.

Local historian Gene Schnierle will speak on “Things You Ought to Know, But Probably Don’t.”


Mini Christmas Tree Contest announced

Community organizations, artists and businesses have been busy designing and decorating mini Christmas trees and wreaths. The public is invited to stop by the Monticello Community Arts Council studio to view them and vote on their favorites.

The studio is located at 224 E Livingston St. in Monticello.


J-R office closed Nov. 22-23

The Journal-Republican office will be closed Nov. 22-23 for the Thanksgiving holiday. News emailed to journal@journal-republican.com will be considered for the Nov. 28 publication.


EARLY DEADLINE FOR NOV. 21!!

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Journal-Republican will observe early deadlines for next week’s (Nov. 21) edition. Deadlines will be:


Raising money for breast cancer awareness and research

The “Paint Piatt Pink” 3rd Annual Row-A-Thon was held Oct. 20 at CrossFit KMC and hosted 18 teams – seven more teams than it’s previous year and double the amount of teams from year one. This equates to 108 participants rowing either a “survivor” distance of 10,000 meters, a half marathon, or a full marathon (42,195 meters) in teams of 6.


Business brisk at animal shelter

The cat population is on the rise again at the Piatt County Animal Shelter, which is currently sheltering about 60 animals at its Monticello facility.


Health Insurance marketplace help in Bement

The Illinois Department of Insurance and Get Covered Illinois will at the Bement Public Library from 2:30 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 to provide information and answer questions on the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period.


County Veterans Day program, parade is Nov. 11

The 59th Annual Veterans Day celebration and parade will be held Sunday, Nov. 11. The program will begin at 7 p.m. at a reviewing stand on the south side of the courthouse square in Monticello. The program will include an appearance by the Lincoln Challenge choir and a special address by Michael Carder, the State Commander of the American Legion.


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