CERRO GORDO — Like most school districts in the area, Cerro Gordo is planning to make masks optional inside of school buildings but required on buses this fall in accordance with Center for Disease Control and state COVID-19 safety guidelines.
CHAMPAIGN — It’s been a rapid rise to stardom for Parkland College men’s golf coach Corbin Sebens. After playing collegiate golf, the 2008 Monticello High School graduate started helping the Cobra golf team as an assistant coach.
CHAMPAIGN — The Golf Coaches Association of America, in conjunction with Golf Pride Grips, announced on July 21 that Parkland Cobras men’s golf coach, Corbin Sebens, has been named the winner of the 2021 Dave Williams National Coach of the Year Award for NJCAA Division II.
MONTICELLO — A 45-year-old Clinton man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing $354,000 from the Blue Ridge School District and Special Olympics.
MONTICELLO — Live theatre returns to the Monticello Theatre Association on July 25 as a cast of 17 youth perform “Chicago: High School Edition” at the MTA venue located at 1406 N. Market St.
MONTICELLO — The Kirby Auxiliary provides the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarships annually to area students who have an interest in pursuing a career in a medical field. The Auxiliary awarded 13 scholarships totaling $60,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year.
URBANA — Former area school superintendent Daniel Brue has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison after stealing money from the Bement and Meridian school districts, and ordered to pay back $343,009.52.
MT. ZION — State Representative Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) and State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) will host a Town Hall Meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 20 in Mt. Zion. The meeting is for constituents to learn more about legislation pending in the Illinois General Assembly and i…