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Compressed 2020-21 planned to accomodate Monticello school project | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello students and staff will experience a more compressed school year in 2020-21 in order to accommodate the district's upcoming building project at the ...



Mixed emotions in Monticello ahead of farewell to school building  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — It's easy to see why Monticello fifth-grade teacher Kathy White will have trouble letting go of the Old Washington school building. "It's been a ...



Last days for 1894 structure | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

It's easy to see why Monticello fifth grade teacher Kathy White will have trouble letting go of the Old Washington school building.



Second bid package approved by school board | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A second of three anticipated bids has been approved for the Monticello school construction project, but the largest one by far for the estimated $33.2 million ...



Bids approved for Monticello school work | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A majority of the construction work for Monticello's school building project has now been awarded after 11 bid packages totaling $19.4 million were approved by ...



Monticello wins first football state title in school history  Herald & Review

CHAMPAIGN — The Monticello High School football team took home its first state title and made some history along the way.



Illinois State Scholars for 2019 named | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School Principal, Adam Clapp, is pleased to announce that 24 Monticello High School students from the graduating class of 2019 have been ...



Construction planning process a flurry of activity | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A flurry of activity is going on behind the scenes as the Monticello school district attempts to put its $33 million building renovation out to bid by next spring. That.



Former booster treasurer sentenced to probation | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A Monticello woman who admitted to stealing money from the local athletic booster club will be on probation for two years. A judge Monday sentenced Sharilyn ...



New drawings released for school project | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Tweaks made by architects to improve the efficiency and design of Monticello's school building renovation project should still allow it to come in close to the ...



Trophy giveaway set for Wednesday | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School Assistant Principal Dan Sheehan is not sure how many people will attend Wednesday's district trophy giveaway from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in ...



Market on Main May 5  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The first Market on the Main Street, an opportunity to get a taste of local entrepreneurs, is planned for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5 on Main Street.



Monticello alderman dies suddenly | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello is mourning a beloved public servant — a longtime former police chief and current city council member — who passed away suddenly at age 66.



H&R Quick Hits: Four Monticello athletes make their college choices and more  Herald & Review

MONTICELLO — Three members of Monticello's Class 2A state championship football team recently announced their college decisions. H&R All-Area first team ...



Freedom Festival, Bement Fourth details announced | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The Monticello Freedom Festival will be held Wednesday, July 3 at Lodge Park. Festivities will start at 4 p.m. with Action Inflatables, kid's games, food vendors, ...



Youth theatre camp registration opens | Arts & Entertainment  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Think your child might be too shy to take part in a theatre camp? Well, Monticello Theatre Association Kids Summer Workshop Director Chelsea Ehrhardt has ...



Sensory garden planted in Monticello | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A children's sensory garden planted this past spring by local Master Gardeners and the Monticello High School horticulture class is reaching maturity.



Jeweler opens business in Monticello | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Caitlin Hicks is much more into the artistic endeavor of making jewelry than she is the retail act of selling it. So when you walk into her recently opened jewelry.



'Bye Bye Birdie' at MHS March 7-9 | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Last spring, Monticello High School thespians took on the 2000s era musical "Legally Blonde." This year, director Nicki Graham decided to go back about four ...



School construction projects winding down in D-W, Cerro Gordo  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Two school renovation projects are winding down in Piatt County, while another one has a good start towards a projected fall of 2021 completion date.



Monticello Hall of Fame inductees announced | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The reception to honor this year's Monticello High School Hall of Fame recipients, Dr. Patricia Mosser (Class of 1974), and Dr. David Whisnant (Class of 1961), ...



'Get Smart' at MHS this weekend | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Prior to the start of fall play practices this year, most of the cast of Monticello High School's “Get Smart” never knew the spy spoof saga was a television show.



Judge to retire after current term | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

After a 47-year legal career, including the last seven as a resident circuit judge in Piatt County, Hugh Finson has announced he will retire after his six-year term ...



New Monticello city clerk named | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

City of Monticello Administrative Assistant Jill Potts was given the dual role of city clerk and city collector by the city council on Feb. 25, shortly after aldermen ...



Monticello's Matt Kerr looks to make up for lost time on the mat  Herald & Review

MONTICELLO — Passing by the Monticello High School wrestling room during the team's first practices in early November, you could have thought the program ...



'Oreo Run' Illinois football players suspended for indecent exposure  USA TODAY High School Sports

It wasn't hazing, but that doesn't mean the now-famed Oreo Run didn't land a group of teenagers a hefty suspension.



Meraki Hair Studio opens in Monticello | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

It seems like Shelby Hardimon was destined to own a hair salon at 213 W. Washington St. in Monticello.After all, her mother owned Karen's Classics at the same ...



Beating the heat is difficult at some schools  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Four places you didn't want to be around lunchtime early last week, when the thermometer flirted with triple digits and the best heat-beating techniques involved ...



New Monticello High School principal named | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Current K-12 Oakland school principal Adam Clapp will be the next Monticello High School principal. The 33-year-old Oakland native who started his ...



FROM THE ARCHIVES: Monticello, Maroa-Forsyth football | Sports  Herald & Review

1986: Bill McClure is king of the hill thanks to linemen front, from left, John Brown, Tony Neps and Tim Lucas; back row, Rodney Harrelson, Chad Johnson, Larry ...



Local CEO program for high schoolers set for 2019 start  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A Piatt County based program to encourage and train budding entrepreneurs is officially a go. The Sangamon Valley CEO Program will begin next fall for a ...



6 area schools achieve 'exemplary' marks on state's 2018 report card  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Six area schools, including two in the Monticello district, are among the top performing in the state, according to the 2018 Illinois report card released today.



Appleknockers, Wooden Shoes, Flaming Hearts: The stories behind unique Central Illinois mascot names  Herald & Review

How schools have chosen nicknames varies. Some schools vote on them — MacArthur students chose “Generals” by student vote in September 1957. Others ...



Allerton Library summer wrap party  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The Monticello High School marching band played at the Allerton Public Library Summer Reading Wrap-up Party on July 23 in Monticello. Also included was ice ...



Wanda Alyce Ricketts Conner | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

NIANTIC -- Wanda Alyce Ricketts Conner, 81, of Niantic, IL, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at home after a long illness.



Lincoln School revisited | Monticello Herald Journal  Newsbug.info

Members of the Facebook site “You know you're from Monticello when …” recently started a discussion about the old Lincoln school that faced Harrison Street ...



HS Volleyball: Monticello vs. Maroa-Forsyth  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Monticello vs. Maroa-Forsyth in a prep volleyball match at Monticello High School on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018.



UPDATED: Officials explain why sirens sounded in Champaign  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Police wanted to be quick to send out an Illini Alert since thousands of students are moving into dorms today.



Hogwarts created on Potter anniversary | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School English teachers celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Harry Potter books with a special Harry Potter Night for fourth and fifth grade ...



Sheehan to become MHS assistant principal | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Several aspects of the Monticello High School assistant principal/director of activities opening appealed to Dan Sheehan, the current Argenta-Oreana High ...



Students helping with possible media center rehab | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

When Monticello High School students came into the media center Feb. 15 to find some new furniture, study booths and a long, high-topped table in addition to ...



Monticello losing principal in July, superintendent in 2021 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Tip Reedy, Monticello's principal for the past 12 years, is leaving to become superintendent of Williamsville schools. The news comes on the same day that ...



FROM THE ARCHIVES: Argenta-Oreana, Monticello, Maroa-Forsyth, St. Teresa football  Herald & Review

The state football playoffs have reached the semifinals. Here are some photos from the past as these schools try to make more history.



Independence Day events, June 29-July 7, 2019 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

A look at fireworks displays and other happenings celebrating the Fourth of July holiday in the area.



Monticello High's LifeSavers give teens someone their age to talk to  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Since 1987, Monticello has had a depression-awareness and suicide-prevention club, originally created in response to a high school student who took his own ...



Timothy Parker | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Timothy Ray Parker, 48, passed away Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, in Port au Prince, Haiti. He was born in Danville on Aug. 5, 1970.



Nyle W. "Hank" Norris  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Nyle W. “Hank” Norris, 94, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home.



Holiday Hoopla tournament a chance for Monticello's hospitality to shine  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — Dan Sheehan posed a query as he stuffed an entire ream of green paper into the office copier at Monticello High School."I guess we'll find out ...



A Life Remembered: Monticello High standout 'always had a smile'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

A former Monticello resident killed in a two-car accident in Kansas is being remembered for her smile and athletic prowess in high school, and for becoming an ...



Jon Eades | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — Jon Michael Eades, 23, entered eternal life Monday, July 22, 2019, in Riverside, Calif. He was born in Champaign on Dec. 6, 1995, to Mike ...



Recovery coach, mental health advocate to speak | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Certified recovery coach and advocate for mental health Nadine Machkovech will speak in Arthur and Monticello next week in talks open to the public.



Aerial tour: Monticello's football field | Multimedia  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The News-Gazette aerial tour of high school football fields visits Monticello High School. The Sages reached the semifinals twice under John Beccue, and ...



UPDATE: Trio face neglect charges in death of Monticello man  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — Criminal neglect charges have been filed against three people in the wake of the death of a 64-year-old Monticello man. Monticello police ...



Graham, Sages collect IPC win | Prep Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — Kevin Roy's boys were slated to visit Meridian on Saturday night for a nonconference game. A threatening weather forecast shot down that ...



2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 3 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Welcome to Year 3 of High School Confidential, an ambitious project made possible by aspiring student journalists from every corner of our circulation area.



Larry LeCrone | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Larry Lee LeCrone, 82, of Monticello passed away surrounded by his loving family, at 9:15 a.m. Monday (Oct. 8, 2018) in Monticello.



UPDATE: Monticello teen who died in I-72 accident identified  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

UPDATE, 11:15 a.m.: Champaign County coroner Duane Northrup this morning identified the victim in Tuesday's fatal single-vehicle accident that closed ...



Full house honors fallen soldier | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

It was a full house in the Monticello High School auditorium on May 17 as friends, family, military and legislative representatives came together to honor Private ...



Turner will be new MHS assistant principal | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

A nine-year Monticello High School instructor has been tabbed as the new assistant principal and district activities director.



Tom's #Mailbag, May 31, 2019 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Lots of questions during a short workweek, made even shorter by a tornado that passed right over the Mailbag's home office in southeast Urbana. The St. Louis ...



Thanks to e-cigs, gains in reducing teens' nicotine use going up in smoke  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

According to the 2018 Illinois Youth Survey, e-cigarette use has increased 65 percent among high school sophomores and 45 percent among seniors in the past ...



Combo clinic opens in Monticello | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

When Dr. Matthew Stringer started providing chiropractic treatment in 1994, he did not think he would ever see himself and traditional medical professionals ...



Monticello coaches headed to Indiana hoops hall of fame  Newsbug.info

MONTICELO — A pair of coaches with Monticello connections are headed into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.



Illinois State Scholars announced for 2018-19 | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) is pleased to announce the names of the 2018-19 Illinois State Scholars. These honorees represent some of ...



St. Joseph Middle school proud of its 'exemplary' grade from state  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ST. JOSEPH — Excelling is the expectation in the St. Joseph Community School District. So last week's news — that St. Joseph Middle School received one of ...



Panthers stave off Sages, earn title-game bid  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Drake Schrodt, Austin Gooden and Dalton Busboom came up big for the Panthers in their second tilt of the day, lifting PBL past Monticello 54-49 and into ...



Monticello mourns a young life cut tragically short in I-72 accident  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

'She was so full of life. She would light up a room just by being there,' relative Susan Pryde said of high school senior Tori Lanter, 17, who died in.



Central Illinois students nominated for U.S. Service Academies  newschannel20.com

Several central Illinois students are receiving good news after Rep. Rodney Davis nominated them foradmittance to the U. S. *Service* Academies. Altogether, 15 ...



Zimmerman recognized by administrator association | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Dr. Victor Zimmerman, superintendent of Monticello CUSD 25 in Monticello, has been named the 2016 Superintendent of Distinction by his colleagues in the ...



36 again! A second perfect ACT score for MHS  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Academically minded students may want to start hanging around Jack Knittle and Eric Tate.The Monticello High School juniors have been good friends since ...



Gone but not forgotten: Clay's Corner at MHS  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Clay's Corner, a hangout in the classroom of Monticello High School special education teacher Marlise Dahl, has everything a student needs: A futon, rug, even ...



CHAMPIONSHIP FRIDAY: Tight end Kadinn Morris has become Maroa-Forsyth's favorite receiving weapon  Herald & Review

MAROA -- Just shake hands with Maroa-Forsyth tight end Kadinn Morris and you understand why coach Josh Jostes was so excited about Morris' season.



Scott Turner | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Ronald Scott Turner, 58, of Mahomet (formerly Monticello) passed away at 3:14 p.m. Friday (Oct. 19, 2018) at the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago.



36! Perfect ACT score for Tate | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Eric Tate was confident after taking the ACT test for the second time on Feb. 11.But he didn't expect a perfect score, the first in at least a decade for.



Family and friends remember Tori Lanter  FOX Illinois

Tuesday evening Illinois State Police spent several hours responding to an accident on I-72 where a vehicle crossed over two eastbound lanes, the median, and ...



Mary Hannagan | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Mary Loretta Boland Hannagan gently left this world Wednesday (June 19, 2019) at 5:25 p.m. with her daughter, Paula, by her side.



Monticello duo to get Army appointments from Davis  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

As she enters the final few days of her high school career at Monticello, Kendyl McFarland gets around the hallways of the school in sandy-colored boots, ...



Monticello assistant coach gets chance for revenge on CMT show  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — If you've seen Ken Duffy running around his Monticello neighborhood with an 80-pound piece of barn wood on his shoulders, there is a ...



Brown back for more | Sports  Newsbug.info

HARTFORD CITY — Four games into his sophomore season, Blackford point guard Luke Brown hasn't experienced any jinx.



Stanley Blacker | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Stanley L. Blacker of White Heath passed away Saturday (Sept. 15, 2018) after a long battle with multiple myeloma.



Tupper: Maroa-Forsyth/St. Teresa semifinal sparks memories of 1974 game  Herald & Review

The July sun was still burning hot and bright the first time someone told me they had peered into the crystal ball of high school football and saw St. Teresa.



A modern twist on a 2400-year-old play  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School's thespians are going old school in a modern way this fall with an adaptation of the Greek Classic “The Frogs,” which is set for 7 p.m. ...



Central Illinois native among pallbearers at Bush funeral  The Pantagraph

MONTICELLO — Among President George H.W. Bush's pallbearers Wednesday was Capt. Chris Blanchard, a Central Illinois native who serves with the Old ...



Monticello football advances to state semifinals | Prep Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

With each interception, the Monticello football defense pulled at a thread of the Farmington aerial attack. By the Sages' fourth pick of the second quarter, the ...



Teacher of the week: Erica Bryant | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Meet Madame Erica Bryant, a French teacher at Monticello High School.



Top of the Morning, March 25, 2019 | News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The entries for this year's Design an Ad have been drawn and judged and the results are coming in Wednesday's News-Gazette.



Mother hoping to educate community after daughter dies from overdose  WAND

A Monticello mom who lost her daughter to an overdose is working to educate her community.



Clergy Corner, Dec. 28, 2018 | Local News  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In this week's edition of our feature spotlighting area religious leaders, staff writer Tim Mitchell talks with the Rev. Joel Phelps, pastor at St. Malachy Catholic ...



Tori Lanter | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO – Tori Nicole Lanter, 17, of Monticello passed away at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 28, 2017) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. Tori was born on ...



Keeping students cool no easy task for some area districts  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Not every school building or classroom in East Central Illinois has air conditioning.



Mathew Findlay | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Mathew Carl Findlay passed away Friday, May 17, 2019, in Dallas.



Murder trial highlights county court news in 2017 | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Piatt County's first murder trial in more than a decade ended with a conviction and 55-year prison sentence for Gregory Houser, 57, of Mansfield. He was ...



Deanie Baker | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO – Haroldine Marie (Deanie) Baker peacefully departed this realm on Saturday (Oct. 7, 2017) at Kirby Medical Center, Monticello. Born on March 7, ...



Shawn 'Nicholas' Cook | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ALDIE, Va. – Shawn "Nicholas" Cook, 29, of Aldie, Va., passed away on Friday (Sept. 30, 2016) at his residence. Friends and family may call at Adams Run ...



Roberta May | Obituaries  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

URBANA — Roberta A. May, 78 of Urbana passed away at 3:31 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 9, 2019) at Arbor Rose Memory Care Home, Tolono. Funeral services will ...



'Annie Jr.' opens Aug. 5 | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Sherrie Hildreth is fulfilling one of her childhood dreams vicariously through the kids she is directing in “Annie, Jr.,” a youth musical that debuts on the Monticello ...



Hoover, Smock headed to Indiana hoops Hall of Fame  Newsbug.info

MONTICELO — A pair of coaches with Monticello connections are headed into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.



HS Girls' Basketball: Tuscola vs. Monticello | Prep Sports  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Monticello defeated Tuscola 54-42 in the Sages Holiday Hoopla basketball tournament at Monticello High School on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017.



Top stories of 2016 | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

As we look back on 2016, here are the stories the Journal-Republican ranked as the top ones of the year. We would like to note that although we included ...



Remembering Pfc. Robert C. Burke: 'He stepped forward over and over'  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — Most people here have heard of Pfc. Robert C. Burke. Monticello's American Legion post bears his name, as does the park that surrounds the ...



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