Parks and Recreation

'On Golden Pond' next for MTA

 The Monticello Theatre Association will host a stage production of the classic movie “On Golden Pond” on Oct. 11, 12, 17, and 18.


Registrations still being taken for Ride for Recreation

Registrations are still being taken for this Saturdays inaugural Ride for Recreation. Those wishing to take part can also register this Saturday from 7:30 to 10 a.m., the same time as check-in for registered riders. Riders begin routes that range from 10 to 60 miles at 8 a.m. from the parking lot of the Monticello Municipal Building.


Oktoberfest is Saturday at Allerton Barn

Allerton Park's Oktoberfest is scheduled for 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Allerton Barn. There is a suggested donation and food and drink will be available for purchase from 3 to 7:30 p.m.

There will also be plenty of music presented, including:


Ash Borers found in Monticello

Monticello residents who have ash trees on their property may be disposing of them in the next few years unless they apply costly treatment to combat emerald ash borers.

With the help of the Illinois Department of Agriculture, the city put out four traps to see if the town had the aggressive pests, and it delivered bad news.


Allerton schedules second master plan meeting

Allerton Park’s formal gardens and hiking trails have been common topics as park officials gather input for their long-range master plan, but contributors have also given some out-of-the-box suggestions.


Theme of Monticellobration is appreciated

Except for a late-afternoon shower, the weather was nearly perfect for Monticellobration in downtown Monticello Saturday, Sept. 20. The event featured vendors, candidates in the November election, and actors and actresses portraying historic figures.


Monticello dog park opens

Several Monticello officials have said the idea of a dog park has been discussed for eight years.

So for the dogs that can now use the Robert Milligan Memorial Dog Park, it’s been more like, say 56 years?


Meeting set for Monticello master plan

A nine-month process has yielded a draft Comprehensive Plan for the City of Monticello, and the public will be able to hear more about it at a public open house scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29 in the Monticello Municipal Building.


Tackling the Appalachian Trail

Thomas Atkins of White Heath left for the Appalachian Trail to take care of unfinished business. When he completed it 2,185.4 miles later he was left with a restored faith in humanity and a master plan for his future.


Medicine Show planned

Monticellobration will offer Dr. Cochran’s Traveling Medicine Show at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 on the Courthouse Square in downtown Monticello. Gentlemen of good will and ladies of fine taste will not want to miss Dr. Cochran, the “people’s physician!”


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