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Bank building remodel continues

Champaign developer and Monticello native Spencer Atkins has a tentative plan in mind as he remodels the Moore Building across from the Piatt County Courthouse.

But when one discovers things like original marble floors, one becomes flexible.


New Monticello city clerk named

City of Monticello Administrative Assistant Jill Potts was given the dual role of city clerk and city collector by the city council on Feb. 25, shortly after aldermen approved the new position of collector in order to allow a current employee to assume the elected clerk duties.


News-Gazette announces '70 Over 70'

Several people with Piatt County connections are among the inaugural class of News-Gazette Media’s Seventy Over 70 award winners.


Meraki Hair Studio opens in Monticello

It seems like Shelby Hardimon was destined to own a hair salon at 213 W. Washington St. in Monticello.

After all, her mother owned Karen’s Classics at the same location for some 15 years.


Pinewood Derby winners announced

The Monticello-area Cub Scouts pinewood derby was held Saturday, Feb. 16 at Lincoln Elementary School in Monticello.

The too eight racers were: Timmy Sikorski, Will Greer, Brooks Frieburg, Tyler Fairchild, Braden Wood, Thomas Herman, Adam Herman and Connor Andrew.


Six to run as write-in candidates

Six candidates have filed to run as write-ins for Piatt County elected offices, including two people who are currently Bement school board members.


BRHS retires jerseys of fallen state trooper

Blue Ridge High School officially retired the football and basketball jerseys of fallen Illinois State Trooper Ryan Albin at a boys basketball game held Saturday at the high school in Farmer City. Albin, a 1998 graduate of BRHS, died in a vehicle accident near Farmer City on June 28, 2017.


BRHS retires jerseys of fallen state trooper

Blue Ridge High School officially retired the football and basketball jerseys of fallen Illinois State Trooper Ryan Albin at a boys basketball game held Saturday at the high school in Farmer City. Albin, a 1998 graduate of BRHS, died in a vehicle accident near Farmer City on June 28, 2017.


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