Retiring after 35 years at Hardee's

Vivian Grimes applied at the Mt. Zion Hardee’s in 1980 to help her 16-year-old daughter get through the anxiety of applying for her first job.

“She kind of had cold feet about it and I said, ‘I’ll just go with you and put my application in too.’”

Stoner appointed new Monticello mayor

Ward 1 Alderman Larry Stoner was appointed mayor of Monticello at Monday night's city council meeting. He fills the unexpired term of Chris Corrie, who resigned earlier this month due to ongoing struggles with post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome.

Publishing firm picks up local author's book

Monticello author Dick Fox has seen his second book published in the last two years. The author of “The Domestic Vietnam,” the veteran and longtime coach also wrote “Softball/Baseball: The Next Level,” a book that has been updated and recently released by Page Publishing.

Mackey honored as 75-year member of HCEA

Twilia Mackey has seen a lot of changes in her 99 years on this planet.

One thing that has remained constant is her passion and love of the area homemaker organization.

Larry McClure is Citizen of the Year

Larry McClure’s resume reads like a laundry list of achievement and service. It started as MVP of his high school football team, continued with the establishment of a local car dealership in the 1960s and continues to this day with his ongoing role in Habitat for Humanity of Piatt County.

Veteran, not Marvel, are the real heroes

In an age when Marvel Comics rule the entertainment universe, it’s easy to recognize their characters as heroes.

But speakers at last week’s Veterans Day services had a drastically different definition.

FieldHouse 219 open in Monticello

A new sports bar has opened in the location of the former Lucky Goat and owner Michelle Murphy couldn’t be more excited about her first solo business adventure.

Dee Brown featured speaker at Chamber banquet

Former University of Illinois All-American guard Dee Brown will be the guest speaker at the Monticello Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Allerton Mansion near Monticello.

Former PTO treasurer pleads guilty to theft

A Monticello couple pled guilty to theft in Piatt County Court on Monday and have been ordered to pay back $5,619.19 they stole from the Monticello Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

Local grad gets a chance on Wheel of Fortune

Tryouts were intense, the wheel is old and heavy, and Vanna White is “stunningly gorgeous, and also the nicest person.”

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