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MONTICELLO — Longtime Monticello music teacher — and town mayor — Larry Stoner will get back on the director’s podium this summer and lead the Monticello Summer Singers.

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A retirement celebration for Piatt County Sheriff David Hunt and Chief Deputy Mark Mackey will be held at the Piatt County Courthouse from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 25.

MONTICELLO — Even though 2020 was the year of COVID, the Piatt County Nursing Home and Maple Point Supportive Living fared well financially, according to a preliminary review of its annual audit.

MONTICELLO — Piatt County logged no new cases of COVID-19 in the latest report from the DeWitt-Piatt/Bi-County Health Department. The release covered six days between Tuesday, June 1 and Sunday, June 6.

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MONTICELLO — A lieutenant in the Champaign Police Department will become the new Piatt County Sheriff in July.

MONTICELLO — Monticello’s Freedom Festival is a go for 2021 after getting canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns.

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MONTICELLO — The Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society had planned a 40th anniversary event last summer, but like most events it was canceled.

MONTICELLO — The Monticello Library District has narrowed its library director position search from 12 applicants to two finalists, who will likely be interviewed this week.

The Piatt County Animal Shelter will hold a rummage sale and Krispy Kreme donut sale from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 12. Donuts must be preordered by noon on Wednesday, June 9 by emailing piattanimals@hotmail.org, sending a Facebook message or by calling 217-762-7227. Doughnuts will …

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MONTICELLO — Monticello's Freedom Festival is a go for 2021 after getting canceled last year due to COVID-19 concerns.

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MONTICELLO — There was music at Allerton Park last year, but it was of the mobile variety with people driving through the park and listening to specially-recorded concerts on their radios as the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered public events and festivals.

CLINTON — From cupcakes to cattle, dogs to drones, 4-H does it all. The culmination of these projects and programs are the 4-H shows. The Horse Show, Livestock Show, and General Project Show support the talents of hundreds of area youth.

MONTICELLO — Regular hours have resumed at the Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society, located at 1115 N. State Street, Suite 119 in Monticello (The Piatt County Office Building).

MONTICELLO — The Piatt County Nursing Home has improved its overall rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to four out of five stars.