Sebens to serve as interim city superintendent

Less than a year after retiring as the City of Monticello’s public works director, Gary Sebens is returning to city service as its interim superintendent of city services.

Monticello author to hold book signings

Monticello author Jaleigh Johnson will hold a book signing for the first book of her fantasy trilogy series from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12 at Busey Bank, 23011 W. Springfield Ave. in Champaign.

Turner will be new MHS assistant principal

A nine-year Monticello High School instructor has been tabbed as the new assistant principal and district activities director.

Seibring President of state engineers group

Piatt County Engineer Eric Seibring has risen steadily through the ranks and is now serving as President of the Illinois Association of County Engineers.

Brock 'wins the window'

Sue Brock’s penchant to shop local resulted in a pretty nice payoff last month. Brock was the winner of the Monticello Main Street Win the Window Contest and received about $1,200 in prizes donated by Monticello merchants.

Bell Ringers raise dollars in Bement

Bell ringers on behalf of the Salvation Army were out in force during the Christmas season while stationed at Bement businesses in December.

Hot Spot Tanning Salon opens in Monticello

Stephanie Cafin has an entrepreneurial spirit but always thought her first foray into business ownership would be a restaurant. But after the opportunity to own a tanning salon in Monticello came her way, she jumped at it.

Partner named at Monticello law firm

A downtown Monticello law firm will take on a new partner and change its name to Foltz and Rupiper on Jan. 1. Amy Rupiper, who began working at the firm in October of 2013, will take on more responsibility as longtime partner John Foltz reduces his workload.

Teacher named state contest winner

Monticello Middle School and science teacher Jennifer Smith has been named the Illinois winner in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

Bement man moves business downtown

When Bement’s Blake Shonkwiler gained 40 pounds as a college student, he admits “I didn’t feel too good about it.”

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