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Bement honors former village board member

By Christy Jankowski
Journal-Republican correspondent

The Bement village board last week said goodbye to former trustee Steve Rittenhouse, honoring him with a moment of silence at their meeting on Oct. 10.

Village Board President Pat Tieman stated, “we thought as a board he deserved that. I already miss him.”


Local man finalist for Parkland trustee

George Johnson of Monticello is one of four finalists for the vacant Parkland College Board of Trustees position.

Other finalists are Charles Young of Champaign, and Scott Tapley and Jonathan Westfield of Savoy.

The Board of Trustees was scheduled to interview the finalists at a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17.


Monticello native to perform at Virginia

Monticello native Andrew Peterson will present the 18th annual “Behold the Lamb of God” tour at the Virginia Theater, 203 W. Park Ave. in Champaign, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Returning to Champaign for the second straight year, Peterson’s Christmas concert features original music that tells the story of the coming of Christ.


Ayers named to state college board

State leaders in Springfield have tapped a Parkland College trustee to fill a vacated position on the Illinois Community College Board.


Seth Floyd to run for circuit clerk

Seth E. Floyd of Monticello officially announced his campaign for Piatt County Circuit Clerk Saturday, Sept. 30 , in front of a group of supporters at the Cisco Center.


Body of missing Mansfield man found

The body of a Mansfield man reported missing by his family on Monday has been found in rural Mansfield.


Dr. Manint earns state honor

Monticello physician Dr. James Manint recently earned the 2017 Rural Physician of Excellence Award from the Illinois Rural Health Association. The award honors physicians who exhibit a special commitment to rural health care. 


Mahrt named interim administrator in Lincoln

Former Monticello City Administrator Robert “Bob” Mahrt has been hired as interim city administrator for the City of Lincoln.

Jessica Lema of The Lincoln Courier reports that Mahrt, 52, was given a three-month contract and introduced to the city council there on Sept. 12.


Jumbo sunflower highlights local garden

Monticello master gardener Colleen Vaughan was not terribly surprised to see a 10-foot high sunflower grow from an old package of seeds she was given this past spring.


Decatur man announces for 101st

Surrounded by family and friends at the Decatur Civic Center on Sept.


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