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Giving back helping mother to

One Piatt County Resident is honoring the memory of her son by giving back to the community. Anne Drummond received a certificate of recognition at the April Piatt County Board meeting thanking her for her donation of an automated external defibrillator (AED) to the Piatt County Sherriff’s Office.


"Grease" at Cerro Gordo this weekend

The musical “Grease” will be performed by Cerro Gordo High School students on April 10-12. All performances will be held in the middle school gym. Show times are 7 p.m. April 10; 7:30 p.m. on April 11, and 2 p.m. (audience singalong) and 7 p.m. pm April 12.

There is an admission charge.


Youth gets wish in Monticello

Four-year-old Lukas McCabe of Fisher traveled to Allerton Park near Monticello Saturday (April 5) to watch his dad run in a 10K trail race, but left as the recipient of a travel trailer thanks to Make-A-Wish Illinois.


Bement holds meeting to address drugs (FULL STORY)

A meeting to discuss drug abuse in Bement on April 2 ended up being part group therapy, part brain-storming, and a healthy dose of realization.

But most of all, it was a good start as the community comes to the conclusion that hard drugs such as heroin are more common than most had thought.


Bement community uniting to battle drugs

A meeting to discuss drug abuse in Bement Wednesday night ended up being part group therapy, part brain-storming, and a healthy dose of realization.


Input sought for Monticello's comprehensive plan

The City of Monticello is asking those with connections to the city to take an online survey to help in the drafting of a long-range comprehensive plan.


Restaurant owner thanks city employees

When Haresh Patel saw city workers fixing a water main in sub-zero temperatures earlier this year, he wanted to help. He was not qualified to hop in the hole and assist in the repair, but the Monticello Subway owner was more than capable of serving city employees a free breakfast last Friday.


Burkybile wants to kiss the pig

Daniel Burkybile of Monticello is one of four candidates trying to raise $5,000 for American Diabetes Association’s Kiss the Pig contest. The four candidates will raise funds online and the one raising the most will kiss a live pig at the end of the fundraising event April 4 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Champaign.


St. Jude run sets bar higher for 2014

It’s hard to argue with the success of last year’s first St. Jude Monticello to Peoria run, which raised $33,000, but organizer Tricia Shaw has set the bar even higher for 2014.


Big welcome for Monticello soldier

The soldier has been home twice since that day in September 2011 when a bomb blew apart his truck in Afghanistan.

But this time is different for Army Spc. Travis Michael Pittman of Monticello. After four years of duty he's coming home to stay if the weather cooperates. And the airlines.


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