Nursing home renovations on display Aug. 30

The public is invited on Aug. 30 to view the end result of nine months of renovations at the Piatt County Nursing Home. A total of 11 rooms have received new flooring, beds, dressers, night stands, wall coverings, curtains and sinks in the first phase of a three-phase project.

First Mid-Illinois could move in November

First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust could relocate to its new banking center in Monticello as early as November, a bank official said Aug. 21.

Hoss Automotive adds service department

Hoss Automotive Sales and Service has nearly tripled its building footprint with the addition of a dual-bay, two-lift service department at the Monticello business.

Resale shop sees renovations

Slowly but surely, Willow Tree Missions volunteers are transforming its resale shop into a more user-friendly store.

Will Mitsubishi closing impact Piatt County?

The reported closing of the Mitsubishi Motors North America plant in Normal is close enough to Piatt County to pose some trickle-down effects locally, according to a Monticello official.

Atwood now looking to Sav-Mor for telepharmacy

A development official in Atwood hopes the community will be home to a Sav-Mor Pharmacy in about six months. The fact that Sav-Mor does not require local funding has prompted Atwood officials to switch from an effort to attract TelePharm to one that could bring in a Sav-Mor.

Fundraisers for local backpack program

Fundraisers for local backpack program


A Small Hand – Diaper and Infant Pantry has announced the following fundraisers for its Starting Out Right backpack program.

Accounting firms announce merger

May, Cocagne & King, P.C. (MCK), a full service central Illinois tax, accounting and consulting firm with offices in Decatur and Monticello, is merging its Monticello office with Prairie Financial Group, Inc., a Monticello tax, accounting and consulting firm owned by David S. Brown, CPA.

4-H volunteers through the years

When you mention that you work with 4-H, you usually get one of two responses.  People will either remark that they were a town kid and were never in 4-H or that they were in 4-H for years and that their mom was the club leader.

Such a thing as free lunch in Bement

The Prevention Education Department at the Piatt County Mental Health Center is organizing a free lunch program for all preschool through twelfth grade students enrolled in the Bement School District. 

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