Wells named soybean challenge coordinator

Bob Wells of Bement has been announced as the Illinois Soybean Association’s (ISA) new Yield Challenge coordinator, effective Sept. 1.

Mackey is Piatt County Dove coordinator

Dove’s Domestic Violence Program has announced the hire of Liz Mackey as its new Piatt County Coordinator.

Monticello Hall of Fame inductees announced

The reception to honor this year’s Monticello High School Hall of Fame recipients, Dr.

Celebration of Life art exhibit Sept. 9 for Larry Zimmer

Art lovers already know the name of Larry Ziemer, but his wife Carol hopes they can learn a little more about the depth of his talent at a Celebration of Life Art Exhibit being held in his memory from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9.

Town Hall meeting to focus on addiction issues

Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and former NFL football player Randy Grimes will be part of a town hall meeting in Monticello on Sept. 7 to discuss how the community can come together to battle substance abuse.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Livingston Center at 224 E. Livingston St.

Back to bike riding, back to their youth


For Maple Point residents like Virginia Shonkwiler, bein

Memorial finalized for Judge Shonkwiler

A large, engraved stone will soon go up on the Piatt County Courthouse lawn to honor the late Judge John P. Shonkwiler.

Benting named acting president in DeLand

As the Village of DeLand’s $2.33 million water project wraps up, so does the tenure of George Long, who presided over his last meeting of the village board on Monday.

Long, who will move to Savoy this weekend, gave notice in April that his last meeting as village president would be in August.

Come cheer on the St. Jude runners

All are welcome to cheer on runners as they travel through Monticello at about 6 p.m. this Friday during the local St. Jude Monticello to Peoria run.

CGHS student named Farmer City Fair Queen

Mia Brandenburg is only 17 years old, but she’s already been waiting a decade to get to the Illinois State Fair Queen pageant as a competitor.

She will get her chance in January after winning top honors at the Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair Queen Pageant on July 17.

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