Healthy eating starts with healthy food choices. Join University of Illinois Extension in Piatt County this February during American Heart Month for Eating for your Heart, a class that will give your whole family the tools to eat healthy.

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At a special Piatt County board building and grounds committee meeting on Jan. 7, members voted 3-0 to recommend the county issue debt certificates to fund an $85,000 fix for the public safety building heating and cooling system.

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It was onward and upward for the Allerton Park and Retreat Center in 2019, which continues to implement improvements outlined when its master plan was adopted in 2015.

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A Bement woman was killed and a Bement man was hospitalized with serious injuries after a three-vehicle accident Saturday afternoon south of Monticello.

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Production of Illinois’ two most valuable crops fell by roughly one-fifth last year, according to final crop yield numbers released Jan. 10 by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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A flu outbreak may have delayed Santa’s visit to the Piatt County Nursing Home by a two weeks, but director Scott Porter said the facility has gotten through the worst of the holiday-time illness.

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After a sometimes-contentious budget process last fall, Piatt County board members seem amenable to getting outside help starting in 2020.

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Bryant Cottage State Historical Site in Bement will host a Third Saturday Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, with this month’s theme being the Emancipation Proclamation, which was issued by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan. 1, 1863.

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Half of our top 12 stories of the decade – we’re calling it our “Decade’s Dozen” since we just couldn’t narrow it to 10 – were related to Piatt County schools.

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Dove has announced a new office location for the Piatt County Domestic Violence Program. It is now located at 100 W. Washington St., Suite 102 in Monticello. 

The Piatt County State’s Attorney has denied a Freedom of Information Act request from the county board chairman for all of her email correspondence with members of area media, an HR consultant, county Emergency Management Agency Director Mike Holmes, and members of the Illinois Emergency Ma…