2022-08-24 E-Edition

Tri-County leads county in IREAD-3 pass rate

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Tri-County School Corporation has earned an Indiana Reading Evaluation and Determination (IREAD-3) assessment pass rate of 98.1% for the 2021-22 school year. The numbers place the corporation in a tie for fourth highest in the state and the best of school corporations in White County. The results were released on Aug. 10 by the Indiana Department of Education. Twin Lakes […]

Siblings win national honors at tournament

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Two Frontier students earned top 10 honors and more than $40,000 in scholarships at the Bass Nation High School National Championship earlier this month. Siblings Braci, a senior, and Brody, a junior, Ault, of Brookston, competed against 314 teams at Lake Hartwell, South Carolina, walking away with seventh place. The siblings competed in June at the Indiana State Tournament on […]

Canoeing has long history in Monticello

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Canoe for the Legion pushes off Sept. 10

In 2013, Joe Crivello and Kean MacOwan teamed up to raise money for Twin Lakes’ schools by providing free canoe rides and food to the community. The event, Doin Canoein, continued for two years before later becoming Canoe for the Legion, a fundraiser for scholarships and other community organizations. Initially, Crivello and MacOwan were given 100 canoes free of charge […]

Gross elected president of state organization

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At its annual meeting held earlier this month in Carmel, the Indiana Conference of Mayors (ICOM) elected Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross president of the organization. Gross took office immediately and will serve for one year in the position. “My fellow mayors inspire me in countless ways,” Gross said. “That they chose me to lead this vital organization is an honor […]

STEM Learning at Frontier

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Students enjoy a STEM Activity at Frontier Elementary.


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How well do you know White County history?

1) This is a picture of J.D. Timmons. What is his claim to fame in Monticello? 2) In 1894, the courthouse in Monticello was in dire condition. Funding had been appropriated to repair the 1848 brick courthouse. Other factions in White County wanted to build a new courthouse in a different town. One town requested that the courthouse be torn […]

NEWS Briefs

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Baked Steak Supper planned for Sept. 10 Yeoman United Methodist Church, 10892 West 875 North, Monticello, will have a baked steak supper on Sept. 10, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The cost of the meal is $10 per dinner. Fish Fry planned for Aug. 26 American Legion Post 81, Monticello, is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, Aug. 26, from 5-7 […]

Drake-Seymour named CFO at Alliance Bank

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Cathy Drake-Seymour has been named senior vice president, chief financial officer for Alliance Bank. She joined the Bank in early 2016 as an accountant and was later promoted to controller, overseeing financial operations. In this new position, Drake-Seymour will direct and oversee all financial activities of the corporation as well as summaries and forecasts for business growth and the general […]

Hygiene Drive underway

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The Family Health Clinic of Monon, Wolcott, Burlington, and Delphi has joined with businesses across White and Carroll counties to collect personal hygiene items for individuals in need. “Everyone has a right to personal hygiene. We are collecting new, unused, in-date personal care and household cleaning essentials for distribution to community members in need,” a news release states. Items that […]