Politics and Government

Cerro Gordo board discusses expanded co-op

By Christy Jankowski
The Journal-Republican

Committee recommends moving airport

A special committee studying the future of the City of Monticello’s airport has provided clarification on one major point: The facility will not be able to continue operations at its current location just south of town.

Shonkwiler memorial installed

Employees of Adams Memorial installed a commemorative marker in Monticello on Monday in honor of former Piatt County Judge John P. Shonkwiler.

Spencer is new county board chairman

On a third try, the Piatt County board elected Ray Spencer as its new chairman at an organizational meeting on Monday.

Spencer, a District 1 representative, had been serving as vice-chairman of the board.

Bement school to get kitchen makeover

The school district kitchen in Bement is getting a substantial Christmas present: A total of $36,728.03 in new, energy-efficient appliances from Ameren Illinois.

Good news all around at Bement school board meeting

A clean audit, high state financial profile score, and an anticipated dip in the district tax rate all put smiles on the faces of Bement school board members at their meeting Nov. 14.

Nursing home experiencing financial turnaround

The Piatt County Nursing Home has experienced a stunning financial turnaround in the past year, going from audited figures that show a $1.1 million operating loss in 2017 to an estimated profit of around $195,000 for the fiscal year that ends Nov. 30.

Mayor issues proclamation for state title football squad

The Monticello city council approved several motions on Monday, but the item they were on agreement most was one that did not need a vote: their admiration of the Monticello High School football team, which won the Class 3A state title the day after Thanksgiving.

Williams stepping down as CG village president

By Christy Jankowski
The Journal-Republican

Bus safety concerns could lead to changes

Monticello school transportation officials have been going over their bus routes with a fine-tooth comb in response to an Indiana incident that saw three children killed at a school bus stop last month.

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