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Want to change the traditional image of a librarian? How about hiring a San Francisco transplant who doesn’t mind a little noise and partakes in the occasional roller derby competition on the side?
Elizabeth Mackey is also a lifelong lover of books, and sees great potential on the Willow Branch Public Library in Cisco.
Early voting for the March 18 primary began this past Monday, and continues through March 15. The Piatt County Clerk’s office asks that voters call ahead to 217-762-9487 to arrange early voting so that the proper ballot may be prepared.
Those using the early voting option will need two forms of identification, with one of them listing their current address.
A University of Illinois Extension webinar will discuss the commodity program choices available in Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill at a webinar at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13 at the Piatt, DeWitt and Macon County Cooperative Extension offices.
Although some of the deadlines spelled out in the Affordable Care Act have been extended, medical officials agree there is one that is holding fast – the March 31 open enrollment deadline. By that time, everyone is legally required to have health insurance, whether it be through the workplace, Medicare or the marketplace created by ACA, often referred to as Obamacare.
The Piatt County Board of Appeals voted 4-0 Feb. 27 to recommend a special use permit that would allow for a firearms training facility near White Heath.
The 72 strands of razor-thin, blazing-fast fiber optic data wire are in the ground in Monticello and ready to be turned on, meaning the opportunity for higher internet speeds than have ever been available locally.
The possibility of less high school faculty being on staff in Monticello this fall prompted a large turnout at the school board meeting on Feb. 19. A majority of those who spoke to the board expressed concern about the possible layoff (reduction in force) of the second agriculture instructor, a position added three years ago.
Envision serving a lunch and having nobody eat.
That is what has the Monticello school district pondering a drop from the National School Lunch Program, at least for the high school cafeteria. School officials estimate it could net them $55,000 more annually than if they try to meet new mandates going into effect on snack and a la carte items in 2013-14.
Aldermen got a look at the latest budget proposal for this fiscal year on Monday; made a few more modifications and will likely vote on the document on March 10.
The Atwood-Hammond School Board has decided its high school building will be demolished. The decision, made on Feb. 19, came after the district received no bids for the property. The minimum bid had been set at $130,000.