Politics and Government

Second story addition to MHS being researched

Determining whether the 1966 portion of Monticello High School could support a second story will be the next step in determining the direction of potential facilities upgrades at the school.


Grant sought for trail improvements

The City of Monticello will apply for a state grant to help fund recreation trail improvements.


Dahl resigns from school board

Monticello is looking for a new school board member with the resignation of 13-year board member and current president Jim Dahl, who will step down June 30.


Eades honored by cemetery board

Monticello Township Cemetery groundskeeper Rick Eades of Monticello was honored for 21 years on the job by the Monticello Township Cemetery Board of Trustees on Wednesday, May 11.


SWCD gets help from county while awaiting state funds

The Piatt County Soil and Water Conservation District is finding itself in a financially difficult situation to the state budget impasse.


Residential electricity contract being considered for Bement

Like many other local municipalities, Bement is considering entering an agreement to help save its residents money on their power bills.


Election judges wanted

Piatt County is in need of election judges. To be eligible for consideration as an election judge, applicants must:

1. Be a registered voter

2. Declare a party preference

3. Attend election judge school


Council approves appointments

The Monticello city council made quick work of its agenda on Monday, finishing its open session agenda items in 17 minutes before adjourning to executive session.


Emergency generator malfunction being addressed

An emergency generator turned off after just five minutes of operation at the Piatt County Office Building during a power outage on April 21, but the cause of the malfunction has been pinpointed.


Modern sculpture purchased for new Allerton Library building

When the Allerton Public Library opens its new building this summer, it will have a new horse-themed sculpture as well.

The library board on May 4 approved the purchase of “Homeward Bound,” an 8-foot-high steel piece of modern art created by 2009 Monticello High School graduate Kirbi Eckerty.


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