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Penny Carpenter would have turned 55 on Nov. 14 if pancreatic cancer had not claimed her life two years ago.
And while that day is a hard one on her daughter Ellie Carpenter, the Monticello High School freshman decided to do a quick fund-raiser to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Monticello aldermen will likely vote on both a proposed recreation master plan and a 4 percent increase in water rates at its Dec. 9 session. The City Council discussed those and other draft ordinances this past Monday.
Illinois Public Media
Brian Fulton said he gained a new realization of the strong bonds in his community after hearing residents of his hometown brainstorm ideas for Illinois Public Media’s "We Are … Monticello" video project.
The Kirby Foundation is pleased to announce that Scott Burnsmier and Rick Darnell, both of Monticello, have recently joined its Board of Directors.
Illinois State University’s student radio station WZND is being nationally recognized for winning first place for Best Radio Public Service Announcement at this year’s College Broadcasters, Incorporated Student Electronic Media Radio Awards.
In a 5 to 1 decision, the Piatt County Board on Nov. 13 approved a special use permit for William Smoot to operate a firearms training facility at his rural DeLand home.
Four Bement students voiced their opinions on a possible consolidation or further cooperative sports with Cerro Gordo at the Nov. 13 Bement School Board meeting, and ended up splitting opinions on the issue.
A look at Greg Crawford’s resume shows he has been quite busy in the local community...
The Bement Food Pantry is used to helping those in need. But when the facility suffered its own crisis, it was the community that gave back in a big way to help keep the pantry’s doors open.
An estimated crowd of 2,000 packed Monticello High School’s football stadium Monday to honor veterans both past and present.
In a setting usually reserved for football contests, retired Army Lt. Col. Dean Espenschied of Monticello told students and others in attendance that life in the military can be similar to battles on the ball field.