MONTICELLO — Luke Feeney and David Brown have joined the Kirby Medical Center governing board of directors by recent board vote, reports Kirby Medical Center board chairman Craig Webb.

MONTICELLO — Alderman Mike Koon was convinced a while ago that a recreational facility for Monticello merits strong consideration. After a talk earlier this year with a Wisconsin community that has been able to break ground on a similar project, he is even more convinced a complex can by pla…

As the State of Illinois enters a less-restrictive “bridge phase” that could lead to a return to normalcy in the state, the Journal-Republican caught up with DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Director David Remmert and asked him about the bridge phase, the decrease in people being vaccinated, an…

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MONTICELLO — Sibling rivalry is the theme of the Monticello High School spring play, “Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters,” which will be presented at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 14-15, in the high school auditorium.


SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the 2021-22 Illinois State Scholars. These top performing students are selected annually based on their ACT or SAT exams and sixth semester class rank and are recognized for their exceptional academic achi…

WHITE HEATH – After no concerns were expressed, the Piatt County zoning board of appeals on April 29 unanimously recommended approval of a setback reduction on some property in White Heath.

A Bement Community Blood Drive is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 14 at the Bement Lions Club Community Center, 117 S. Macon St., Bement.