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