Parks and Recreation

Ward and Diana McDonald Family Trails dedicated

Ward McDonald gave in and bought hearing aids last year, but it wasn’t so he could hear casual conversation more clearly. It was so he could hear the birds.


Birdhouses to go up along Monticello trails

Those using Monticello’s bicycle trails will soon see bluebirds along those paths, thanks to a project Monticello’s John Heider spearheaded with some Maple Point Assisted Living residents.


Kirby announces triathlon for Monticello

For sports enthusiasts wanting to branch out into the cross-training world of a triathlon, Kirby Medical Center will offer the first one ever for Monticello on Saturday, Aug. 13.


Kirby Derby training to start

The Kirby Derby in Monticello has developed into a one-size-fits-all type of run, which organizers feel has helped it grow each of its first eight years, including 1,200 runners who took part in 2015. 


Hops seminar well attended; Vine to Wine is next

The Allerton Park and Retreat Center hosted “Experiencing the Hops,” the first in Allerton’s “Experiencing” series. A total of 72 took part in seminars that ranged from the rise of independent brewers to barrel aging.


'From Vine to Wine' event at Allerton

Allerton Park & Retreat Center will host “From Vine to Wine” on March 12-13, featuring a five-course dinner with wine pairings, a wine tasting course, and educational seminars.


'Little Women' set for MHS this weekend

Monticello High School Drama Director Carrie Brocksmith has a soft spot for the book “Little Women,” so she was thrilled a musical version was available for her talented group of female singers at the school. The local thespian group will present the production at 7 p.m. Feb.


Pinewood Derby 2016 held in Monticello

Cub Scout Pack #122 hosted its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 20 at Lincoln Elementary School on Monticello. The top finishers were (in order of finish):


MTA to present 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'

The next Monticello Theatre Association production will feature adults acting like fourth graders and vice-versa as the theatre company presents “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” Feb. 20-21 at the Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St. in Monticello.


"Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing" next at MTA

Performances of “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing,” a play based on the book of the same name by Judy Blume, will be presented in three performances: at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 at The Phoenix Theatre, 1406 N. Market St., Monticello.


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