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The reindeer are booked, carolers are rehearsing and carriage rides are returning for this Friday evening’s (Nov. 29) “Reds of Christmas,” the annually wine-tasting event organized by Monticello Main Street.
But there is one more thing Executive Director Kerry Redshaw said she is hoping makes an appearance at the event, even if it is out of her control.
Two years ago, when a woman crawled up scaffolding at Illinois State University’s Watterson Towers then fell to her death, it heavily impacted Monticello native Katelyn Bright.
he Illinois Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations (ISHMPR) honored marketing, public relations and communications professionals from across the state at its 2013 Annual Conference and Pinnacle Awards held October 23-25 at The Abbey Resort, Lake Geneva, Wis.
The Bement Food Pantry is used to helping those in need. But when the facility suffered its own crisis, it was the community that gave back in a big way to help keep the pantry’s doors open.
Greg Gonda of the area’s Small Business Development Center says a majority of his work comes from people interested in business startups, but he emphasized in a talk to the Bement Area Chamber of Commerce Oct. 3 that they offer a myriad of other helps for local businesses.
There is now a third option as the Allerton Public Library Board considers its building needs. After an executive session to discuss the possible purchase or lease of real estate, the library board Wednesday voted to hold a special meeting Oct. 9 to continue discussions regarding a possible new location for the library.
A well-deserved night out for Piatt County women has been planned for Oct. 3, when Arthur-based What to Wear business owner Carolyn Yoder headlines a 6:30 p.m. local event. But as in previous years Paint Piatt Pink is still all about breast cancer awareness.
Descendents of the Potawatomi tribe that was part of the 1838 ‘Trail of Death’ march made a stop in Monticello Sept. 24, blessing a sign on Market Street that remembers the forced move from Indiana to Kansas. Around 14 carloads of people took part in the caravan that retraces the trail’s route every five years. In Monticello they blessed the sign that is new since their last march.
The Monticello Lions Club will offer free hearing screenings from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 during Monticellobration. The Lions will have a booth in downtown Monticello during the event.
The hearing screenings are open to all 18 years and older, as well as to those aged 10 to 17 years with written parental consent.