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Woodham named an Exemplary Teacher

Monticello High School industrial art teacher Ryan Woodham has been named an Exemplary Teacher by the Illinois Career and Technical Education organization. It allows him to participate in the ILCTA Innovate Curriculum Resources Project’s 2019 Exemplary CTA Teacher Program, including an expenses-paid trip to a training event Feb.


Families taking advantage of Monticello Y-Zone

The Monticello Y-Zone before- and after-school program was seen as a test case for a possible YMCA branch in town.


Davis a ranking member of subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) on Jan. 17 was named Ranking Member for the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit by Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member by Sam Graves (R-Mo.).


Bement High School taking hall of fame nominations

The Bement Board of Education began its annual Bement High School Hall of Fame Award in 1991, with the naming of Sereno Bodman and Gary Gallagher as it first members. Since its inception, fifty-five Bement High School graduates have been named to the Hall of Fame. Last year the Hall of Fame honorees were: Wilma Fendley and Dana Foran.


Rose sworn into office

State Sen. Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet) was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration.


Students nominated to service academies

U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) announced on Jan. 4 he has nominated 15 area students for admittance to the U.S. Service Academies. The nominations for these students were made following an application and interview process. Final determination on admission is made by the individual academies.


McIntosh Christmas Lights Show to stay in Monticello

The McIntosh Christmas Lights Show will live on as the Monticello Recreation Foundation has agreed to purchase the lights and assorted presentation equipment from the Jim McIntosh Trust.


SRO officer to be on board in January

Piatt County Deputy Lindsey Bross introduced herself as the county school resource officer (SRO) at the Monticello school board meeting on Dec. 19.

Bross has been a deputy in Piatt County for six years.


Illinois State Scholars for 2019 named

Monticello High School Principal, Adam Clapp, is pleased to announce that 24 Monticello High School students from the graduating class of 2019 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars.


Rose hosts youth leadership conference

Dozens of high school students from across the 51st Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in public policy, state government, and leadership and heard from local leaders on issues as part of State Sen. Chapin Rose’s Youth Advisory Council. A total of 78 students from 25 schools took part in the all-day event at Parkland College on Dec.


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