Rodebaugh to be new Cerro Gordo principal

Approving a referendum to improve its facilities made the Cerro Gordo school district an attractive landing spot for Jeremy Rodebaugh.

Goldman hired as D-W principal

DeLand-Weldon business teacher Matt Goldman will take on a new role for the school district after being hired as district 6th through 12th grade principal by the school board on May 16.

Multi-million dollar lottery winner

Monticello’s Peggy Tracy was in her parked car when she scratched her lottery ticket and discovered a $4 million win.

Next, she called her husband.

“I was shaking so badly, I thought he might have to come and drive me home,” she said.

Grand opening for Hannon Levee Trail

Bruce Hannon often states that he has experienced an ongoing struggle to keep any semblance of humility since he heard a new 2.3-mile walking trail in Monticello would bear his name.

Local robotics team nets state crown

Coaches usually don’t like to admit it. But in the case of Lisa Altan’s Ulti-Mat 4-H robotics team, she said “this year was a rebuilding year.”

Mansfield class photos back in the school

More than 100 years of pictorial history is back on display at Blue Ridge Intermediate and Junior High School, a building that formerly housed Mansfield High School.

Gone but not forgotten: Clay's Corner at MHS

Clay’s Corner, a hangout in the classroom of Monticello High School special education teacher Marlise Dahl, has everything a student needs: A futon, rug, even a mini-fridge and a Keurig machine.

36 again! A second perfect ACT score for MHS

Academically minded students may want to start hanging around Jack Knittle and Eric Tate.

The Monticello High School juniors have been good friends since elementary school and both earned a perfect 36 score on their ACT tests this year.

Habitat ground breaking Sunday

The Family Selection Committee for Piatt County Habitat for Humanity has selected Susan Houston and sons of Monticello to be the next recipients of a Habitat home in Piatt County.

Huisinga re-elected school board president

Gary Huisinga was re-elected president of the Monticello school board at a meeting on April 25. The longtime board member was first elected president in July of last year after the resignation of Jim Dahl.

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