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AgCreate Solutions in Monticello has been awarded a $99,986 federal Small Business Innovation Research COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant that will help train farmers in the best practices when taking care of swine carcasses.

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Each fall since 2015, business bootcamps in Monticello have prepared entrepreneurs to pursue their dream by walking them through the ins and outs of starting their own businesses.

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Kirby Medical Center in Monticello was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Best Practice- Patient Satisfaction in the country.

Knee and hip replacement procedures remain some of the most commonly performed, elective surgical procedures in the U.S., and Carle Foundation Hospital and Decatur Memorial Hospital were recently recognized for their commitment to quality and positive outcomes for patients seeking these surgeries.

In 2019, GROWMARK introduced a new award to recognize the top financially performing members and retail divisions. The Management Excellence Award is a combined measure of operating expense efficiency and System support. Lucknow District Co-operative Inc., based out of Lucknow, Ontario, took…

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Global professional services firm Huron announced recently that Kirby Medical Center CEO Steve Tenhouse has been inducted into the 2019 Fire Starter Hall of Fame.

DeLand-Weldon Superintendent Amanda Geary told the board the district is in the final 10 percent of its facilities project construction at the monthly meeting on Aug. 21.

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Alicia Magsamen’s six-year, on-again off-again search for a location to operate a daycare has finally come to fruition, as her and husband Jaron Magsamen have become the new owners of Ducky Daycare in Monticello.

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Illinois Farm Bureau members, staff and agriculture industry professionals are invited to attend the 2019 Farm Income and Innovation Conference, to be held July 30-31, 2019 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.

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From street work to development of the former Pepsin Syrup site, City of Monticello staff hope a business district sales tax will help fund a myriad of improvements over the next 23 years or so.

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One of the nation’s leading credit rating agencies said Monday adopting a graduated income tax system in Illinois probably would provide some much-needed revenue, but whether state’s credit rating would be improved depends on how the state uses the new money.