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By Brian Murphy
You don’t have to be a cancer survivor to attend the Piatt County Relay for Life event this Saturday in Monticello. Organizers say anyone who has been impacted by the disease can attend.
In other words, everyone.
For Angie Johnson, a cemetery is much more than a place to bury the dead. It is a treasure trove of information where history can be found and unique stories told. That is why she spends most weekends traveling to cemeteries to photograph, restore and find some of that lost history.
There was a lengthy list of things to get through at the formal dedication of the new Cerro Gordo American Legion Post building on Saturday.
The Just Say No To Drugs campaign was part of the nation’s so-called War on Drugs in the 1980s, but youth of today need to know more than just a slogan, according to at least one prevention specialist.
The Village of Ivesdale is making sure local residents actively serving in the military are not forgotten. The first of two signs that will greet motorists as they drive into town was unveiled at a public ceremony Saturday, April 19. Among the 50 present for the gathering were cousins Stephen and Jesse Wright, both of whom currently serve in the military.
Cerro Gordo Legion Post #117 has been using its new post building at 220 E. Wait St. since last fall, but will wait until this Saturday to formally dedicate it.
A meeting to discuss drug abuse in Bement on April 2 ended up being part group therapy, part brain-storming, and a healthy dose of realization.
But most of all, it was a good start as the community comes to the conclusion that hard drugs such as heroin are more common than most had thought.
Monticello Bus Service, which dates back to 1946, closed down Thursday (March 20) in Monticello as well as other locations that include Litchfield and St. Louis.
Bement’s Fourth of July celebration and Christmas Parade are at risk of not being held in 2014 with the announcement that the Bement Community Council will suspend activities for the year.