Parks and Recreation

Polar Express is underway

When the train started to chug away from the Wabash Depot, snowflakes slowly started to fall from the cold and brisk November sky.

Train cars filled with parents and children, dressed in their favorite winter pajamas, quickly forgot they were in Monticello and started to head to the North Pole.

Long-range plans again the focus at city council

The Monticello City Council approved several ordinances on its agenda during Monday’s regular meeting, and council members also considered some major proposals looking ahead to the future.

MHS fall play set for this weekend

For any high school thespian director, the decision on what type of play to present is never an easy one.

A comedy? A mystery?

Monticello High School’s Carrie Brocksmith decided to do both with “The Groom Has Cold Feet” by Martin A. Follose, which will be presented Nov. 14-15 in the high school auditorium.

Activities announced for Christmas in Bement

Activities have been announced for the annual Christmas in Bement, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 13.

Council set to consider bicycle master plan

As Assistant Recreation Director for the City of Monticello, Mindy Condis has a professional stake in the bicycle network master plan that will be considered by the city council over the next month.

Monticello looks at draft bike plan

Long range plans were the theme of the Monticello City Council, Monday night, as aldermen saw drafts for a bicycle network master plan, along with a trio of documents aimed at guiding city planners for decades.

Grant to help lake at 4-H camp

The 4-H Memorial Camp at Allerton Park has received a $40,000 to make sure there aren’t any more large fish kills in its lake.

'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:

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