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Laughter was shared, tears were shed, and 132 Monticello High School graduates took a day Sunday to celebrate and look to what their future holds.
“Never has one day caused so many mixed emotions,” commented Claire Hettinger, one of two seniors chosen to make comments to the class of 2013.
Educator and historian Nicholas Walsh will present a narrative of his visit to World War I sites in Belgium and France at a Monticello Area Arts Council event at 10 a.m. Saturday May 25. It will be held at the Arts Council studio, 224 E. Livingston St. in Monticello.
With whimsical names like Princess Winnifred the Woebegone, Queen Aggravain and Prince Dauntless, it’s easy to see that the Cerro Gordo Middle School’s upcoming musical is meant to be laughed at.
And that’s what the actors love about "Once Upon a Mattress."
Ron Levaire was the overall winner of Saturday’s Kirby Derby in Monticello that boasted about 1,050 participants, shattering last year’s total of about 850.
Villa Grove High School Principal Sheila Greenwood has hired as superintendent of the 322-student Bement School District at a Bement School Board meeting Wednesday night.
A 54-year-old Bement man is accused of stealing more than $10,000 while serving as treasurer of the community's Lions Club.
Edward Pfau, who works as a federal bank examiner, was arraigned Tuesday in Kankakee County Circuit Court on theft charges.
State Sen. Chapin Rose’s (R-Mahomet) office will be holding local satellite office hours in Monticello on May 17
Bill Mitze admits that his life will be a little “weird” beginning May 7.
That marks the day the Monticello mainstay will no longer be in the public eye, something that has been a rare occurrence over the past 43 years.
Monticello High School science teacher Mike Kietzman enjoys heading up the school’s WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) team for several reasons. He calls the squad, which competes against other schools on upper-level science tests, “the cream of the crop.”
He added the academically-minded youth are also easy to supervise.
Monticello Middle School students fared well in the annual Arts-In-Education Spring Student Art Show, held April 8-14 at the Madden Arts Center in Decatur. All schools within a 50 mile radius of Decatur were welcome to enter this annual spring art show.