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Cub Scout Pack #122 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lincoln Elementary School in Monticello.
Winners were as follows:
1. Logan Sikorski; 2. Caleb Wood; 3. Cameron Thomas; 4. Dalton Harris; 5. Wade Uebinger; 6. Jonathon Rogers; 7. David Frazier; 8. Raiden Colbert
Piatt County was well represented at the Polar Plunge held Saturday, March 1 at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. Monticello High School FFA and National Honor Society members took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics.
In addition, Monticello Police Chief John Carter led a team that took the plunge, and the Piatt County Golden Eagles also took part.
When originally asked to help lead an elementary school chess club, Monticello resource teacher Mindy Donahue said no.
Millikin University will host its annual High School Band Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 4 in Kirkland Fine Arts Center on Millikin University’s campus. All performances are free and open to the public.
Parkland College’s community orchestra and concert band will perform a joint performance to warm the spirit―if not the winter bones.
"The Weather Outside’s Been Frightful; Our Music’s So Delightful" takes place Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. in the Parkland Theatre.
The first-ever Wedding Bells Bridal Show will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 at the Best Western, 805 Iron Horse Place in Monticello.
The event will feature a walking bridal show, about 40 vendors, guest registration for prizes, samplings and an open bar.
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.
The 2nd annual Piatt County Antique Day is being held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1.
Twelve antique retailers in eight Piatt County communities will be open for visitors to tour though and find the perfect find.
The Cerro Gordo Village Board moved forward with plans to open a civic center in the coming month, voting to approve the installation of a security system along with the proposed manual for operations at the Jan. 20 meeting.