Politics and Government

Mental health center nets $625,000 grant

The Piatt County Mental Health Center has been awarded a $625,000 federal Drug-Free Communities Grant that director Tony Kirkman calls a “game changer” in the local battle against substance abuse.


Tabled zoning issues approved by county board

Three zoning requests were approved by the Piatt County board on Sept. 12, including two that had been delayed earlier by the board.


Water project, rates discussed by Mansfield board

With a $1.08 million loan approved, the Village of Mansfield is set to undertake a water main replacement program on the south side of town beginning next spring.

The best way to pay off that loan was the main topic of discussion at a special board meeting held Sept. 11.


Scope of school building project discussed

The Monticello school board met in special session Monday to begin both broad stroke discussions on what will be included in its upcoming building project, as well as getting down to more specific details including color schemes.


Time running out for Monticello airport

Time is running short for Monticello’s airport, which could end it’s nine-decade run as a local landing spot next


Expensive tech upgrade looms for county

Piatt County computer servers are failing at a rate that could pay off a proposed dual-server technology upgrade w


Special committee to study Monticello airport

Monticello aldermen on Monday approved formation of a special committee to study “the factual impacts of the local


Enrollment up at DeLand-Weldon

Enrollment is up more than 10 percent at DeLand-Weldon schools this fall. Superintendent Amanda Geary told the school board on Aug. 21 that increases were recorded at both the elementary and high school levels, with 22 new students enrolled this school year.

That brings the total number of students in the district to 221.


Second tax installment due Sept. 4

The second installment of the Piatt County Real Estate Taxes will be due Tuesday, Sept. 4.


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