Committee recommends Winder for maintenance chief

Piatt County has a new maintenance supervisor, as long as interim supervisor Doug Winder is given the county board’s blessing on Nov. 14. The building and grounds committee last week recommended the hire with a $60,000 salary package, increasing it $5,000 to secure an agreement.

Bootcamp winner announced

The City of Monticello has announced Katie Keman as the winner of the 2018 Fall Monticello Bootcamp grant.

Carpenter builds his first tiny home

Scott Heffley of Monticello has been hooked on home building since he helped his parents build a log home in Mahomet at the age of 18.

“That’s originally how I got started in construction — building that log home. It was quite the learning experience,” said Heffley.

Two contested races for Piatt County board

There are two contested races for Piatt County board on the Nov. 6 ballot, at least one of which will result in a new member to the board.

Democrat Leonard R. Rumery and Republican Shannon D. Carroll – both newcomers – are running for the District 2 seat currently held by chairman Al Manint, who opted not to run for another term.

Stepping down as public defender

Monticello attorney Roger Simpson will be retiring from his position as Piatt County public defender effective Nov. 2. He will be returning to private practice in Monticello with an emphasis on criminal, DUI, traffic and juvenile cases.

Pvt. Hamm honored in Monticello

Pvt. Roy Hamm won’t be forgotten in Monticello, even more than a century after his death in France, and even though much of his family has moved to Oklahoma.

Hamm was the first World War I casualty from Monticello — and he died only weeks before the war ended Nov. 11, 1918.

Lunchtime help for farmers

Piatt County Nursing Home Admissions and Marketing Director Lisa Buehnerkemper delivered meals to farmers at grain elevators in Pierson Station, Milmine, Monticello, Bement and Cisco recently It amounted to about 300 meals, which were sponsored by the Piatt County Nursing Home, Maple Point Assisted Living and Piatt County Faith in Action.

Friends forever...

The girl next door comes home from school every day to hang out with a boy doctors said might never speak or walk — and now plays basketball.

CGHS homecoming events announced

The 2018 Cerro Gordo High School Homecoming is this week. This year’s theme is “Broncos Through the Decades.” The annual bonfire will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Piatt County Fairgrounds. Please enter the fairgrounds through the Jefferson Street entrance.

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