Wade's 5K for 5P

Wade’s 5K for 5P, an annual running and walking event that supports 3-year-old Wade Jones of Monticello and other children like him, will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. at Monticello’s Lodge Park.

Reenacting history

Bill Gallagher is farmer by vocation, but history has been his passion for years. That’s why, while his crops are maturing, he heads west for a week to each summer part in a reenactment of the Battle of Little Bighorn.

Former exchange student enjoys reunion

When Yumiko Sakai visited her former DeLand-Weldon exchange family recently in Monticello, she had one major request.

Burns, Oehmke-Loustaunau elected to MHS Hall of Fame

Monticello High School graduates William “Bill” Burns (Class of 1948) and Martha Oehmke-Loustaunau (Class of 1956) are the 2015 inductees in to the MHS Hall of Fame.

Viktor Krauss concert at Allerton Music Barn

When double bassist Viktor Krauss is told his music reminds people of a film score, he takes it as a compliment.

Warming the world, one quilt square at a time

During a July of 2010 mission trip to South Africa, Jennifer Millay’s first surprise was the weather.

“It actually gets cold in South Africa. Johannesburg is a mountainous area,” said Millay. “A week after we left it actually snowed.”

Community Builder award presented

The Grand Lodge of Illinois Ancient Free and Accepted Masons encourages their local lodges to participate in a program called the Community Builder Award. This program is designed to recognize outstanding non-Masons who through their efforts make the communities they live in stronger.

MHS Hall of Fame reception announced

The reception to honor this year’s Monticello High School Hall of Fame recipients, William (Bill) Burns, Class of 1948, and Martha Oehmke-Loustaunau, Class of 1956, will be held in the High School Media Center from 6:15 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct.

Former and current mayor remember Katrina

Ten years ago then Monticello Mayor Bill Mitze was watching the reports about the devastation from Hurricane Katrina and glanced at a map of the areas that were damaged.

MHS on Newsweek top high schools list

Monticello High School has been named to Newsweek Magazine’s list of “America’s Top High Schools 2015.” Out of 16,000 high schools in the United States, Monticello was named No. 470.

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