Parks and Recreation

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.


Farmer's Market returns June 18

The Monticello Main Street Farmer’s Market returns this Thursday afternoon, and for the first time will include food trucks in addition to the fresh produce, fruit and breads of prior years. The market runs from 3 to 6 p.m. each Thursday through Oct.


Monticello Movie Nights kick off June 12

The first of the 2015 Monticello Movie Nights will kick off Friday, June 12.  A rescheduled rain date from last year, “Grease” will be on the big screen in downtown Monticello. 


Kirby set to build wellness trail

Construction on the Kirby Wellness Trail, a one-mile paved trail around the Kirby Medical Center campus is set to start in June, according Kirby Medical Center chief executive officer, Steve Tenhouse.


Camp Invention returning to White Heath

Camp Invention, the nation’s premier summer enrichment day camp program that is supported by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF), is coming to White Heath School the week of June 8-12.


Irish Fest at Allerton June 5

Allerton Irish Fest will be presented by the University of Illinois Employees Credit Union at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5.


Summer Youth Day Camps announced for Bement, Monticello

The Prevention Education Department at the Piatt County Mental Health Center and the Douglas County Health Department are partnering for two Summer Youth Day Camps. The camps will be held in Monticello and Bement for nine to 12 year olds living in these communities.


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