Memorial Day services



Early deadline for May PCJR

Due to the Memorial Day holiday, The Journal-Republican will observe early deadlines for the May 31 edition. Deadlines for that issue will be:

News and sports – 12 p.m. Thursday, May 25

Museum annual meeting May 16

The annual meeting of the Piatt County Museum will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16 in the lower level of the Farm Bureau at 427 W. Marion Street, Monticello. Michael Harris has been invited to make a presentation titled “Early 20th Century Patent Medicines.”

Habitat ground breaking Sunday

The Family Selection Committee for Piatt County Habitat for Humanity has selected Susan Houston and sons of Monticello to be the next recipients of a Habitat home in Piatt County.

New day of the week for business expo

This year’s Monticello Chamber of Commerce Business Expo has a new day of the week and a slightly new location. The event will move from its traditional Tuesday date to Friday, May 5 to tie in with Kirby Derby 5K/10K packet pickup.

Kirby announces expansion plan

Kirby Medical Center has announced plans to construct a 16,500-square-foot addition that will connect the hospital to the adjacent Carle Clinic.

Photographers unite to open upstairs studio

What began as a community of photographers helping each other on larger shoots has led to Click Studio, a 4,000-square-foot space in downtown Monticello that houses three separate photography companies.

Andrea Marcel Photography opens in Monticello

Andrea Dunlap decided to take matters into her owns hands when it came to getting quality photos of her family, most notably a 7-year-old son who has autism.

Upper story business space being used again

Upstairs is where it’s at lately in downtown Monticello.

With a dearth of ground floor retail space to rent, businesses are looking to the skies and beginning to use empty upper-floor space to fill their entrepreneurial needs.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Sages set for matchup against high-powered Chicago Orr

More than 36 hours have passed since the Monticello boys' basketball team returned home behind the escort of flashing lights and blaring sirens of a fire truck.

If the players, coaches and fans haven't yet come down off the high of a last-second super-sectional upset, they better hurry. The clock is ticking toward a new challenge.

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