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Want to change the traditional image of a librarian? How about hiring a San Francisco transplant who doesn’t mind a little noise and partakes in the occasional roller derby competition on the side?
Elizabeth Mackey is also a lifelong lover of books, and sees great potential on the Willow Branch Public Library in Cisco.
Cub Scout Pack #122 held its annual Pinewood Derby on Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lincoln Elementary School in Monticello.
Winners were as follows:
1. Logan Sikorski; 2. Caleb Wood; 3. Cameron Thomas; 4. Dalton Harris; 5. Wade Uebinger; 6. Jonathon Rogers; 7. David Frazier; 8. Raiden Colbert
Piatt County was well represented at the Polar Plunge held Saturday, March 1 at Lake of the Woods in Mahomet. Monticello High School FFA and National Honor Society members took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics.
In addition, Monticello Police Chief John Carter led a team that took the plunge, and the Piatt County Golden Eagles also took part.
When originally asked to help lead an elementary school chess club, Monticello resource teacher Mindy Donahue said no.
Former owner of the Piatt County Journal-Republican David B. Kramer, of Monticello died on Feb. 24 at the age of 85.
By Sarah Probst Miller
Eastern Illinois Foodbank will distribute a truckload of food to area families from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 22 at the DeLand Fire Station, 215 N Highway Ave, DeLand. All Piatt County residents who meet income eligibility criteria are welcome.
About 40 volunteers packed 7,200 meals in around three hours at Christ Lutheran Church in Monticello morning of Saturday, Feb. 22 as part of a 'Kids Against Hunger' event.
With older brother Paolo now in high school, it was Leo Kinsella’s turn to capture the title as top speller in Piatt County.
Last year as a sixth grader, Leo finished second to his eighth grade brother and advanced as a family to the Regional Spelling Bee, which will feature the best fourth through eighth grade spellers in the area.
“What are clowns doing in my church?”
That was one of the first things asked of Jesters 4 Jesus when it formed at the First Presbyterian Church in Monticello back in 1989, and it’s a question they’ve received consistently in the ensuing 25 years.