2021-09-01 E-Edition

Wind speeds reached 55 mph

Microburst cause of Sunday’s storm damage

A quick, 5-minute storm on Sunday brought damaging winds to White County. The storm was determined to be a microburst by the National Weather Service of Indiana (NWS). “The storm hit between 7:30 and 7:40 p.m.,” said NWS Senior Meteorologist Todd Holsten. “There were straight-line winds of approximately 55 mph.” According to the NWS, “a microburst is a localized column […]

‘Hoosier Homestead’

Monon farmer recognized for legacy as

MONON – Earlier this month, Jama Johnson of Monon was recognized by the State of Indiana for owning a farm that has been in her family more than a century. The Centennial Award is one of the three Hoosier Homestead Awards given out twice a year by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. On Aug. 18, 73 different family farms […]

North White reintroduces masks as positive tests rise

North White’s school board revised its reentry policy Wednesday, Aug. 25, considering increased positive COVID tests within the district. They were the first local school system to reintroduce mask mandates when the changes began on Aug. 30. The updates came on the same day that the number of positive COVID-19 tests triggered the entire corporation to switch to virtual learning. […]

Monticello company to sponsor job/resource fair Sept. 15

Area companies and service agencies will come together for a job and resource fair at Monticello United Methodist Church on Wednesday, Sept. 15. “What we’re trying to do is stimulate the economy a little,” event organizer Judy Kanelos said. Kanelos is hopeful the fair will provide assistance to people who need help beyond just a paycheck. “We want to let […]

Community Day of Caring

News in Photos


How well do you know White County history? Answers are on page 5. 1) The pictured gentleman has a street named after him in Monticello. Who is this man? 2) The first Methodist Church was formed in Monticello in 1836. Where were services held and what landmark is there today? 3) What town in White County celebrated its 100th year […]

Memory Lane

Excerpts from the Monon News

Aug. 29, 2001 At its August public meeting the North White School Corp. Board of School Trustees officially named the district’s new baseball/softball fields after retired North White High School Athletic Director, Jack Woodruff. Warren Worrell is the new Cub Master for Monon Pack 3113. He is taking over for Dr. Joe Bondi. On Aug. 23rd the North White girl’s […]

News Briefs

Legion to host ‘Canoe for the Legion’ The American Legion Post #81 of Monticello is hosting “Canoe for the Legion” on Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free food, canoe rides and horse rides. Transportation to the launch point, south of Norway Dam, will be provided from the Legion at 405 E. Washington St. Participants will float […]

Head Bangin’ with Woody Woodpecker

In Their Own Words

“Ho-ho-ho ho ho! Hoho ho ho ho! Oh, that’s the Woody Woodpecker song. Ho-ho-ho ho ho! Ho-ho-ho ho ho! Yeah, he’s a-peckin’ it all day long.” Woody Woodpecker flew onto the movie scene in 1940. He got his own song in 1947, and his own cartoon in 1957. As woodpeckers go, he’s famous, number one in the pecking order! Professional […]