Misc.

Allerton Trails set for this weekend

The fifth annual Allerton Trails Half Marathon and 10K race is scheduled to begin this Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Check-in at the Monticello-area Allerton Park & Retreat Center begins at 7:15 a.m.

It is also the fourth year of the Trail-Glo 5K Run/Walk at 8:30 p.m. Friday, also at the park.


Zoning variance approved for golf clubhouse

The Piatt County board on July 13 cleared the way for the Monticello Golf Association to construct a new clubhouse at the local golf course.

Board members voted 6-0 to approve a variation that will allow the structure to be within 30 feet of the road, less than the zoning ordinance minimum of 50 feet.


Time for Cubs fans to 'Embrace the Target'

I may not be insufferable, but God knows I have suffered enough as a Cub fan. In reality, I am actually a “sky is falling Cub fan,” meaning that no matter how good things look, I am waiting for the other shoe – or in this case cleat – to drop. 


Potential of depressing season looms for Cards

Ever since the Cardinals lost to the stinkin’ Chicago Cubs in the division series, there has been a rain cloud hovering above my head every time I even think about the 2016 season.


Kirby announces triathlon for Monticello

For sports enthusiasts wanting to branch out into the cross-training world of a triathlon, Kirby Medical Center will offer the first one ever for Monticello on Saturday, Aug. 13.


Battle In The Prairie coming to Cerro Gordo Speedway

The 2016 racing season will be a little bit busier for Central Illinois kart racers as a new four-race series has been announced.


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