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. 

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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.

MONTICELLO — The requirement that the Monticello City Council have two readings of proposed ordinances at two separate meetings before taking a vote is gone.

MONTICELLO — Piatt County’s newly hired administrative firm is recommending changes in how the county board handles business at its monthly meetings.


CERRO GORDO — On Tuesday, July 13, the Hope Welty Library in Cerro Gordo closed for safety reasons.

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…