It’s not too early to start planning for the 2020 Piatt County Fair. The Fair board has set the dates for June 18-21, Father’s Day weekend. Organizers are planning to have the usual ITPA Tractor Pull, Piatt County Outlaw Hookers Antique Tractor Pull, beer barn music, livestock shows, general…

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When she attended Monticello Middle School, Allyson Garrett would always smile when her friend Andrew Bryant raised his hand in class.

At least five burglaries and thefts in and around Mansfield were reported in a five-day spree in mid-October. Several vehicles were stolen, including a truck from a driveway of a home within the village.

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Blue Ridge school employees officially have a three-year contract. The school board voted unanimously Oct. 30 to ratify the agreement, which was reached at a negotiating session last week.

Visits with Santa Claus, vendors selling holiday items and a free hot chocolate bar are all part of the annual Mansfield Winterfest, set for 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in downtown Mansfield.

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A change in health insurance carriers could provide the Piatt County Nursing Home with significant savings, and if expanded countywide may end up saving nearly $400,000 per year in premiums alone.

The 60th Annual Veterans Day Celebration will be held Monday evening, Nov. 11 in Monticello. This event is sponsored by the Piatt County Council of the American Legion and the legion auxiliary.

Apex Clean Energy has awarded $5,000 in its first round of Community Grant Program funds in Piatt County. These funds support areas related to community development, the environment, education, and health and recreation. This round of grantees includes the Piatt County Mental Health Center (…

The Piatt County Nutrition Board includes four new members – Sheila Allen, Karen Ewald, Jim Pratt and Cara Marcum. The entire board includes Helen Lilly, Sheila Allen, Terry Esposito, Carla Taylor, Karen Ewald, Jim Pratt and Cara Marcum is not pictured.

On Sept. 27, a lighting strike compromised the Cerro Gordo School District’s phones, network switches, internet, and alarm systems. This is the second occurrence this year, according toSchool Superintendent Brett Robinson, with the first taking place on July 3rd.

A “she-shed” for a home in a rural Piatt County subdivision was endorsed for a variance by the Piatt County zoning board of appeals on Oct. 24.

Room rates at the Piatt County Nursing Home will increase 2 percent on Jan. 1. The county board nursing home committee approved the move at its meeting on Oct. 24.