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The smell of ash and smoke were the first smells I noticed when walking into Judy’s Kitchen Thursday morning. Normally, wafts of fried chicken, hamburgers, and fresh baked goods invade one's nose when walking into the restaurant. But, not on this day.

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The Piatt County Emergency Telephone System Board could have at least one new member as early as next Tuesday. The status of the committee's other two openings is also on the agenda.

Samantha Zocher, Elizabeth Denzler and AudreyAnn Roose have been selected by Craig-Reed Auxiliary #1181 in Cisco to attend the 79th session of Illini Girls State at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from June 16 to June 22.

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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville) honored veteran and former Monticello Police Chief, John D. Miller on the House floor on June 10.

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Monticello Main Street’s Monticello Farmers’ Market is set to host its 20th season beginning on June 13 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on State Street in downtown Monticello, in front of the Community Building, with entertainment, programs, and vendors, thanks in large part to Market sponsor, Kirby Med…

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The Piatt County Fair is doubling down on Saturday events in an attempt to attract people to the event, slated for June 13-16 at the fairgrounds in Cerro Gordo.

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It has been three months since the City of Monticello has had a public airport, but a group is still working behind the scenes to re-open at a different location.

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A non-profit substance abuse counseling and treatment agency would like to rent space in the Piatt County Office Building, but the request was put on hold while the county looks into questions of security and what rent would be charged.

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Three members of the Piatt County Emergency Telephone Systems Board – with a total of 52 years experience on the ETSB – have been dismissed by County Board Chairman Ray Spencer.

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Prosecutors have dismissed charges against one of the Piatt County residents accused of criminal neglect following the death of a 64-year-old Monticello man last year.

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A recent Illinois Department of Public Health annual survey brought to light some long standing issues with the kitchen ventilation system in the Piatt County Nursing Home, leading to unique effects and a nearly $20,000 fix.

With enrollment booming in the welding path at Heartland Technical Academy in Decatur, Principal Brett Hitchings wanted to make sure high schoolers who wished to enroll at the area career center were not left out.