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Nyle W. Norris | Obituaries | herald-review.com  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Nyle W. “Hank” Norris, 94, of Decatur, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at his home. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Monticello High School commencement 2019! | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School held its commencement exercises on Sunday, May 19 at the Monticello Middle School gymnasium.



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.



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.



'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.



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), ...



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.



Monticello Homecoming Parade 2018  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

People lined the streets to watch the Monticello High School Homecoming Parade Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Monticello.



High-powered offense key to Monticello's deep run  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — This is the fifth consecutive prep football season in which Cully Welter has deployed a spread offense.For his Monticello Sages, the results ...



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.



School district tackling vaping issue | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello School Superintendent Vic Zimmerman recently took his fight against vaping and electronic cigarettes to city hall, asking the Monticello city council to ...



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 ...



'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.



Third time's a charm for Monticello's $29.8 million school proposal  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — After twice previously defeating calls to construct a new high school, Monticello school district voters on Tuesday approved a $29.8 million ...



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 ...



No. 3 Monticello motors past No. 9 Pontiac | High School Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

PONTIAC — A combination of big plays and grind-it-out persistence powered Class 3A's No. 3-state ranked Monticello High School football team to a 42-14 ...



'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 ...



MHS students receive academy appointments | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Lily Brown and Nicole Sheafe, seniors at Monticello High School and student-athletes and choral members, received appointments to the United States Naval ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Snyder aims to leave mark in final year as Sages QB  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — The slight bead of sweat trickled down the bridge of Braden Snyder's nose on Wednesday morning.A hit song well before the Monticello senior ...



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. Wanda graduated from Monticello ...



Monticello school referendum passes | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

After twice defeating calls to construct a new high school, Monticello school district voters have approved a $29.8 million referendum question that will fund ...



Walker honored for work as Sammy Sage | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

When Jackson Walker became the backup Monticello High School Sammy Sage mascot his freshman year, he was glad to help out, but didn't think it would be a ...



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.



Wednesday's prep highlights: Prairie Central girls' shock second seed  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

In boys' basketball. Monticello Holiday Hoopla. Paxton-Buckley-Loda 60, Ridgeview 54. The Panthers outscored the Mustangs 22-10 in the final quarter to pull ...



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 ...



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

MONTICELLO — Adam Schonauer entered Miller Gymnasium on Wednesday morning with one certainty.His Paxton-Buckley-Loda boys' program needed to ...



Right at home: Here's how Argenta-Oreana, Monticello and St. Teresa are getting ready for Saturday's football semifinals  Herald & Review

Argenta-Oreana High School has never before hosted a semifinal football game, among many firsts in a record-breaking undefeated season for the Bombers.



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

MONTICELLO — Longtime Monticello High School Principal Tip Reedy has been hired as superintendent of the Williamsville school district. His boss will follow ...



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 ...



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.



Timothy Parker  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.



Monticello pole vaulter Landis Brandon steps into starring role  Herald & Review

MONTICELLO — She was never an understudy. Instead, Monticello's Landis Brandon has spent the last two years as the best actor in a supporting role.



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 Chief ...



Mental health center nets $625,000 grant | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

The Piatt County Mental Health Center has been awarded a $625000 federal Drug-Free Communities Grant that director Tony Kirkman calls a “game changer” ...



Larry LeCrone  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.



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 ...



Clergy Corner, Jan. 11, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

For one glorious night, EMMERSON HJORT will get to be the belle of the ball — pampered and dressed to the hilt while dancing and singing at a special prom ...



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 ...



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 ...



HS Track: Monticello Meet  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The five team track meet at Monticello High School on Tuesday, April 3, 2018.



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 ...



2018-19 High School Confidential: Week 3  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.



MHS to present 'Legally Blonde: The Musical' | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an earworm is “a song or melody that keeps repeating in one's mind.”It was also an impetus behind the choosing of ...



Stanley Blacker  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

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



School threat identified as rumor, not credible | Top Stories  WAND

MONTICELLO, Ill. (WAND) – An Illinois school district found a potential threat to its schools to not be credible. Superintendent Vic Zimmerman sent out a letter to ...



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 ...



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

Monticello High School Principal Adam Clapp first became aware of students vaping at school last spring.Since then, he's confiscated seven electronic ...



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 ...



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.



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

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 ...



HS Boys Basketball: PBL Vs. Ridgeview  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Paxton-Buckley-Loda beat Ridgeview 60-54 during game one of the 2018 Sages Holiday Hoopla Boys Tournament at Monticello High School's Robert and ...



And they're off  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

It won't be long before Monticello (above) and others area high school football programs run out for their respective season openers. But before the 2017 season ...



Scott Turner  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.



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 ...



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

MONTICELLO — A classmate sitting alone at lunch every day could mean nothing more than the student is an introvert. Or it could mean he or she is struggling ...



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.



Area history, May 2, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Today is Thursday, May 2, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:In 1919, Superintendent W. L. Hagen announced that Monticello ...



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

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



Area history, May 16, 2019  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Today is Thursday, May 16, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:In 1919, the Illinois Knights of Columbus announced it would hold ...



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.



Sages claim 4th straight sectional title  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — A pack of purple-clad high-school girls gathered near the finish line Thursday night at the Monticello High School track, shortly after the ...



Time for 'huge decision' on new high school in Monticello  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

MONTICELLO — In his 11 years on the Monticello school board, Jim Dahl has seen some big votes — from budget cuts to the hiring of a superintendent.



Comets shooting for more county success  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

They're simply producingEarly in the season, St. Thomas More senior guard Riley Morris displayed his penchant for big scoring performances.That hasn't ...



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 ...



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

MONTICELLO — As she enters the final few days of her high school career at Monticello, Kendyl McFarland gets around the hallways of the school in ...



Monticello teen dies in auto accident | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello residents were grieving last week over the sudden death of one of their own on a rural interstate highway.



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 ...



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 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 ...



Top of the Morning, March 25, 2019  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.News-Gazette Media's Director ...



HS Football: Monticello vs Unity  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

The Monticello Sages take on the Unity Rockets in the Class 3A football quarterfinal game at Monticello High School on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015. The Rockets ...



H&R Quick Hits: Millikin's Yanni Saddler named CCIW Player of the Week and more  Herald & Review

DECATUR — Millikin senior guard Yanni Saddler was selected as the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Women's Basketball Player of the ...



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.



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 ...



All-Area Boys' Basketball Coach of the Year: Monticello's Kevin Roy  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Why he's Coach of the Year: Plenty of great boys' basketball players and coaches have passed through Monticello, but never had the Sages made an ...



MHS homecoming court announced | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School selected its 2016 homecoming king and queen candidates.



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 ...



'Little Women' set for MHS this weekend | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

Monticello High School Drama Director Carrie Brocksmith has a soft spot for the book “Little Women,” so she was thrilled a musical version was available for her ...



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 ...



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

When the Rev. JOEL PHELPS was making key blocks as a senior offensive tackle for the playoff-bound Monticello Sages in 2002, the furthest thing from his ...



Online tool can help students with scholarships and more  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

High school students who are hunting for college scholarships, exploring career options or figuring out how to manage loans can find help in one spot on a ...



PHOTOS: Monticello High School battles for 3rd place at High School Basketball Boys 031117  Herald & Review

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Alumni Tuesday: Decatur Public Schools HOF class | Sports  WAND

Meet the members of the Decatur Public Schools Hall of Fame's Fall 2018 induction class in this week's edition of Alumni Tuesday! Please enjoy this transcript ...



News-Gazette sports section, Zilis recognized nationally  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

ORLANDO, Fla. — For the ninth consecutive year, The News-Gazette's sports section was named one of the country's best by the Associated Press Sports ...



Charlottesville drama teacher to get special Tony Award  Belleville News-Democrat

The special Tony Award that honors educators this year will go to a drama teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, who has encouraged her students to explore their ...



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 ...



Roberta May  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 ...



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

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag ...



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.



McLeese new director of Main Street | News  Piatt County Journal-Republican

In hiring Stefanie McLeese as its new executive director, Monticello Main Street has an individual with 15 years of public relations experience with recognizable ...



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