Parks and Recreation

A great 125-year run for Monticello Woman's Club

Women’s Suffrage? Yep, they were right there, fighting for their right to vote.

Hungry children after the stock market crash of 1929? They hosted lunches that fed 95 kids each Wednesday during those tough times.

Busy summer planned at Allerton library

There will be plenty of activities for area youth to take part in at the Allerton Public Library this summer, particularly in June. At least one event is planned each weekday next month at the Monticello-based library.

'Doublewide, Texas' to open at MTA

The Monticello Theatre Association (MTA) will present “Doublewide, Texas” directed by Ted Nowlin at 7:30 p.m. May 12, 18, 19 and at 2:30 p.m. May 13 and May 20 at their theatre located at 1406 N. Market St. in Monticello.

Spring Soiree and Garden Party is May 19

Step back in time at Allerton’s Annual Fundraiser! The Spring Soiree and Garden Party will be 4 p.m., Saturday, May 19 at the Allerton Mansion and Gardens. All proceeds benefit Allerton Park and Retreat Center. Limited tickets can be purchased at or by calling 217-333-3287.

Cycling in spotlight as weather warms

Temperatures rose just in time to warmup cyclists who participated in pedaling events in Monticello last week.

On May 1, Monticello Middle School instructor Bryan Hartman challenged staff and students to ride their bikes to school.

Bement readies pool for summer

Cerro Gordo Zip Code Day is June 18

By Christy Jankowski
PCJR correspondent

Cerro Gordo will be hosting a Zip Code Day on June 16. It is called the “zip code day” because on June 18, the calendar will read 6-18-18, which is Cerro Gordo’s zip code.

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