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Medical Cannabis Job Summit Saturday

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881 in conjunction with prospective cultivator, Monticello Pharmaceuticals, is hosting the Central Illinois Medical Cannabis Job Summit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Parkland Community College, Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, room W115.


Robotics club in its first year

Participants in Monticello’s inaugural Lego robotics team have to think in a myriad of ways as they ready themselves for a state qualifier Dec. 13 at Hope Academy in Decatur.


Paint Piatt Pink events underway

The amount of breast cancer awareness – especially each October – has increased to the point where medical professionals need to make sure those efforts don’t fade into the background and become, well, pink noise.


Mansfield library now automated

The Blue Ridge Township Library in Mansfield has gone online with the Illinois Heartland Library System, giving patrons access to over 10 million items that span the system’s 525 libraries throughout the state.


DeLand Legion hall dedicated

By Brian Murphy
The Journal-Republican


Relay for Life is this Saturday

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.


Cemetery Crawl scheduled for June 7-8

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.


Cerro Gordo dedicates new Legion Post home

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.


"Reality and Risk of Drugs" meeting May 20

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.


Ivesdale honoring active military personnel

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.


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