100 years ago
American Legion post Roy Hamm of Monticello will present “a pair of sixes” at the Monticello Opera. It can be seen on two different nights.
The Village of DeLand’s board meeting last Monday evening included discussions on items such as repairing the village hall chimney and purchasing a siren or fire alarm.
Don’t forget that the latest issues of the following magazines are currently available from the DeLand Tribune office: True Story, McCalls, Fashionable Dress, Pictorial Review and Cosmopolitan.
DeLand’s Earl Hayes has enjoyed great success with his radio which receives the latest markets, weather reports, news and music broadcast from Chicago, Pittsburgh, Detroit and Cincinnati. Almost every night, Mr. and Mrs. Hayes have friends come over to “listen.”
The Cerro Gordo water committee was tasked with obtaining leases on land around and near the town to be used for prospecting usable water for the village.
Road machinery that will be used to blast the hard Cerro Gordo State Aid Road through here is expected to arrive by rail any day now. Twelve wagons of equipment have arrived at Milmine for this purpose there and the contractors expect to be in service by April 1.
— Compiled by Roger L.Sagegarver
75 years ago
Mayor OL Kilton appointed members of the Zoning Appeal Board and a building official. These appointments were approved by the City Council. Board members were CW Adams, JD Leiper, AC Miller, CC Austin, and Elmer Oehmke. Joe Faith has been appointed building official.
Presenting to Bement was “The Time of Their Lives” with Abbott and Costello while the Lyric had “Sister Kenney” with Rosalind Russell.
Mr and Mrs Stephen Kratz of Monticello are the parents of a daughter born March 11 at Kirby Hospital.
Cash and Carry by FK Cresap had No. 2 canned pitted red cherries, 27¢, Crisco 43¢, Sunshine crackers 22¢, and a case of Coca-Cola was $1.00 plus bottle deposit.
Dr. John H. McNutt of Hammond, Dean of Piatt County Physicians has died. Dr. McNutt practiced medicine for 52 years in and around Hammond. Charles McIntosh, the 3rd son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. McIntosh of Fairview, formerly of Monticello, fell from the station wagon near Cuba, Illinois. The child was pronounced dead at Graham Hospital in Canton. He leaves his parents and his sisters, Rebecca and Julia.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Patrick celebrated their 45th birthday. The Patricks have 5 children.
DeLand lost to LeRoy in the first round of the Clinton Regional 43-33. DeLand was led by Ed Norfleet with 18 points. Meanwhile, Cerro Gordo lost to Stephen Decatur 58-30.
— Compiled by Tim Maier
50 years ago
Piatt Co. Treasurer Louis Foltz announced that a total of $1,293.45 was paid out of the dog fund for 1971, compared to $1,719.50 in 1970. These claims are paid on the first Monday of March of each year from the Dog Tax Fund. . Claims for animals killed by dogs must be received by the county treasurer’s office by December 31 in order to be paid in March of the following year.
Monticello Jaycee President Mike Hawkins reported this week that early-sale tickets for the Ozark Opry, which premieres here on Saturday, have been going pretty well. The show, which originated at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri, became a major tourist attraction in that region from mid-April to November 1. The rest of the year, the group travels across the country to perform.
Wayne D. Jones, co-ordinator of Illinois Power Company cooperative matters since 1966, has been named director of Illinois Power’s Monticello District to succeed the recently deceased Tom Burns Jr..
Monticello’s career night will be held on Thursday, March 9 following high school STP club business. Students, teachers and parents will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium for a short business meeting before heading to the gymnasium where business people will be available to discuss local employment opportunities for students.
— Compiled by Jack Stiverson
25 years ago
The Piatt County Circuit Clerk’s Office has set up a payment drop box for payment of child support and maintenance, fines and costs, and non-appearance traffic cases. The drop box is next to the US mailbox at the corner of Charter and Washington streets. Architect Kennedy Hutson recently remodeled the nondescript white brick building that once stood at 102 S Independence Street in Monticello. The building, once a carriage house built between 1887 and 1893, and later in the 1950s “The Barn Restaurant”, will now be used as Hutson’s office. Two new scoreboards were donated by Pepsi for the DeLand-Weldon High School gymnasium. The boards were installed in time for this year’s Homecoming on Friday, February 14. The King and Queen of Homecoming were Wes Hiter and Amy Atteberry.
— Compiled by Deanna O’Reilly
As Time Goes By is researched and written for the Journal-Republican by the Piatt County Historical and Genealogical Society.