The Monon News

March 24, 1933

The annual White County spelling contest will be held at Monticello on March 25. Students of Monon taking part are Keith McBee, Violet Marion, Evelyn Culp, Iona Lutes, Maxine Mohler, Harold Barlow, Lulu Han, Bill Overton, and Madeline Wienhorst.

An Indian family has leased ground near Hoagland ditch and will remain there during the summer.

March 26, 1943

Meat and butter will be rationed starting Monday.

March 26, 1953

Bob Howe, who has been in the insurance business here for the past seven years, opened an office Monday morning in the former Maudee Beauty Shop building on West Fourth Street. Mr. Howe purchased the building from Richard J. McElroy.

March 28, 1963

The Monon Trailer Co. has rented the old Monon Hotel building and is using it for storage purposes. In a little building on West Fourth Street in the Business District – it has served as a produce-buying store, a home, a plumbing shop, and a barber shop – the Don Thackers have launched their frozen meat biscuit business.

Marcy Dismore has accepted a position as a clerk at Craft’s Dress Shop.

April 1, 1993

A North White teacher and senior Math/Science/ Computer Science student have been named Tandy Technology Scholars by Texas Christion University. Teacher Sam Westerhouse and senior student Jeffery Seymour have been notified they will receive certificates of accomplishment. Roger and Raymond Lowry have opened their Lowry Brothers Hardware and Farm Supply Store business in Reynolds.

News and Review

March 26, 2003

HPA Monon Corporation has been informed to appear in bankruptcy court after being forced to take that route by five creditors who claim the former trailer manufacturer owes them $5.9 million in unpaid accounts, which includes property taxes owed to White County. Pulaski Memorial Hospital in Winamac will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house of the new outpatient addition on Sunday, April 6, from noon to 2 p.m. Bill Tiede, of Monon, has finally received several medals for his service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Tiede joined the Navy in 1943 when he was only 16 years old and served for about four years. During that time, he saw duty in the South Pacific, Philippines, and China and earned medals for action in those areas.

March 27. 2013

The Monon Town Council has elected to tear down the old “air stripper” at the southwest corner of the Town Hall building. Built in the early 1980s, the air stripper was used to aid water filtration by separating volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from groundwater. Some VOCs occur naturally, while others are a result of manmade activities.

The North White Lady Viking softball team spent Wednesday evening serving hot food and taking soft drink orders at Reme’s Family Restaurant in Monon as part of a team fundraiser.

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