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After suffering a brain injury at the tender age of 10-days-old, life has been a struggle for nine-year-old Conlan Broyles of Monticello. Even after his parents were told he would never walk or talk, he bucked those odds.

Centenarians meet in Monticello

Monticello’s Bob Miller (at right) and Farmer City’s Vernelle Nixon seem to have a lot in common, even though they had never meet until last Friday (Oct. 7). Both are centenarians, with Bob being the elder statesman at 101. Vernelle will get to that mark when he celebrates his next birthday on Dec. 5.

Giesler, Finson named to MHS Hall of Fame

Jerry Giesler and Hugh Finson have been announced as the 2016 inductees to the Monticello High School Hall of Fame.

Friendship makes her an advocate for her neighbor

Eight-year-old Emerson Snook of Monticello will be running in Wade’s 5K for 5P on Oct. 8. It’s the least she can do for neighbor and friend Wade Jones, a three-year-old who has a syndrome called Cri du Chat, also referred to as 5P- (five-P-minus).

Lunch hour artistry on display at U of I

"Coming Home"
What: Art by Kirk Branch
When: Through Sept. 30

Rose now assistant Republican leader

State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) will serve as Assistant Republican Leader after being appointed by Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) Sept. 15. Rose previously served as Senate Republican Whip.

CrossFit fundraiser for suicide awareness

Most people do not want to talk about suicide, especially those who have lost a family member in that manner.

But Tammy Workman is not most people.

Monticello guardsman an elite marksman

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recognized the Illinois National Guard’s top marksmen during a ceremony following The Adjutant General’s Pistol and Rifle Marksmanship Competition at Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois, Aug. 21.

Governor signs "Gabby's Law"

In a ceremony filled with emotion, “Gabby’s Law,” a bill named in honor of a 5-year-old Monticello girl who died four years ago after a tick bite went undetected and developed into sepsis, was signed into law Aug. 18 by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

Giving back: Business offers free haircuts for the start of school

Pat Tieman, the village president of Bement and the owner of Salon 101 in Bement, gives a free haircut to 5-year-old Haleigh Hatfill. 

For the second year, Tieman and other 101 Salon staff offered free haircuts for school children to help them give their best impression when they walk into area classrooms this week.

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