Parks and Recreation

'Grease' is next downtown movie

‘Grease’ is up next for Monticello movie night, set for the downtown business district this Friday.


Stephen Douglas expert speaks at Bement

For nearly three decades, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas sat on opposite sides of an ideological fence, but their disagreements did not prevent them from having a high degree of respect for each other.


Special events Sunday at Bryant Cottage

When newly elected Illinois State Representative Abraham Lincoln first saw 5-foot, 4-inch Stephen Douglas, he sized him up as “the least man I ever saw.”  With the introduction of Douglas’ first bill in 1834, Lincoln soon thought differently.  The General Assembly not only passed the bill, it appointed the 21-year-old Douglas States Attorney of Illin


Allerton Library activities

The following events will round out the Allerton Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2015.


Allerton summer reading program winding down

The following events will round out the Allerton Public Library Summer Reading Program for 2015.


'Karate Kid' in Monticello

This Friday (July 10), Monticello Movie Nights presents “Karate Kid” the original production from 1984.  The movie will be shown on Pepsin Hill on West Washington Street, two blocks west of the downtown district, in front of the Shorin Ryu


Trail Blazers Rodeo June 25-27

The 61st Piatt County Trail Blazers Rodeo kicks off Thursday, June 25 at the rodeo grounds on Old Route 47 north of Monticello. The grounds will open at 5 p.m. and the rodeo starts at 7:30 p.m. A portion of ticket sales opening night go to the American Cancer Association.


Rec project brings crowd to council meeting

Recreation and raw sewage were the main subjects at the Monticello city council meeting Monday (June 22), as the bi-monthly meeting drew a crowd of over 50 and was moved to the larger Livingston Center meeting room.


Mikala Grandfield is 2015 county fair queen

Mikala Grandfield of Cerro Gordo was crowned Miss Piatt County 2015 at the Piatt County Fair Queen Pageant held Tuesday night at the fairgrounds in Cerro Gordo.


Fair Queen pageant set for June 16

The Piatt County Fair Queen pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at the Piatt County Fairgrounds in Cerro Gordo.


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