I had just fed the dogs and was about to bring in the cat’s dish, when a truck came down the lane. “Hush, Cullen,” I said. “It’s just Gayle.” Though why she’d come so early for our walk, I didn’t know. I still needed to get dressed and brush my hair. I would have liked to have a cup of coffe…

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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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The bi-county area continued to show an uptick of COVID-19 cases the first half of the week, with 16 positive tests reported in DeWitt County Monday through Wednesday, and five additional ones in Piatt County. That comes after 16 cases were announced over the weekend, 12 of them in Piatt and…

Piatt County Nursing Home Director Scott Porter told the county board nursing home committee on Sept. 8 that a $450,000 loan from the Piatt County Nursing Home Foundation taken out in 2017 has been paid back.

The Piatt County board has granted the request of a potential cannabis growing facility for more time to gather information and communicate with neighbors before taking a vote on a special use permit needed for the indoor farm to come to fruition.


Piatt County maintenance crews, with help from some others, have spent time sprucing up the courthouse lawn in recent months. Included were the power washing of long-standing plaques, as well as a power wash of the front of the courthouse and the stone wall that surrounds it.

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Local confirmed cases of COVID-19 spiked over the weekend, with 12 new cases in Piatt County and four in DeWitt County, according to figures released by the DeWitt/Piatt Bi-County Health Department this morning (Tuesday).