Parks and Recreation

MHS homecoming activities announced

Monticello High School announces that Homecoming 2015 “When You Wish Upon a Star!” will be celebrated the week of September 28 – October 3.  Many activities are planned for the week.  The Powder Puff Championship will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 1st at the High School Athletic Field.

Viktor Krauss concert at Allerton Music Barn

When double bassist Viktor Krauss is told his music reminds people of a film score, he takes it as a compliment.

Sage Marching Band Invitational is Sept. 19

The 14th Annual Sage City Marching Band invitational will take place at Monticello High School on Saturday, Sept. 19.  A total of 16 bands from around the state will compete and the Monticello Marching Sages will perform in exhibition.

Monticellobration set for this weekend

The organizers of Monticellobration believe they hit on something when they focused on local and area history at last September’s event. The key now? To settle on a vintage theme that resonates with local residents but is also sustainable for the foreseeable future.

Allerton Barn Music Festival cancelled for 2015

State budget uncertainty has prompted the University of Illinois School of Music to put the Allerton Barn Music Festival on “hiatus” for 2015. The annual event has been held around Labor Day most of its eight years, moving to a late-September date two years ago at the renovated barn, located on the southeast side of Allerton Park near Monticello.

Nutcracker tryouts Sept. 12

Champaign Urbana Ballet will hold auditions for its 2015 production of The Nutcracker on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Champaign Ballet Academy, 2810 W. Clark Road in Champaign. Previous dance training is not required to audition but children must have been born before September 12, 2010.

‘Hiking, Hunting, Ticks’ seminar to be held on Sept. 9

A free public information meeting on “Hiking, Hunting, Ticks, Deer and Your Health” will be offered from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Livingston Center, 200 E. Livingston St. in Monticello.

Medicine show returning to Monticellobration

By Kelly Vetter
Monticello Main Street

Allerton mansion roof being replaced

Workers began replacing the roof on the Allerton Park and Retreat Center mansion near Monticello in July. The general contractor for the $2.5 million project is Path Construction Company of Champaign, and completion is anticipated by next May.

Allerton Park "Experiencing Lincoln" event announced

Allerton Park and Retreat Center has announced registration is open for its Experiencing Lincoln seminar, coming up on Oct. 11-13 at 515 Old Timber Road, Monticello.

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