Many White County residents play a role at US 24 Speedway

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US 24 Speedway may be in another county, but it’s home to many White County residents on the weekends during the warm months of the year. The people who come start at the top and trickle down to the racers, pit crews, employees, and fans. The speedway at Lake Cicott is owned by Jim and Deb Wood of Monticello. Jim […]

Travel safely this Labor Day

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Labor Day is a celebration of workers and the labor movements in the United States and Canada. Often considered the unofficial end of summer, Labor Day prompts many people to travel for one last getaway prior to the arrival of fall. Labor Day get-togethers with family and friends typically include barbecues and other outdoor activities, and these gatherings may attract […]

Flat Iron Fling!

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Labor Day is the perfect time to feast on a steak that offers an incredible taste at an affordable price! Photographer: Laura Kurella Fast approaching the end of summer, and grilling season, there’s one steak that enables us to enjoy its great grilled-meaty flavor and feed the whole gang without going broke- the flat-iron! A lean beef cut that offers […]

NEWS Briefs

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Medicare 101 LifeSmart Senior Services presents an educational presentation about Medicare on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. The presentation will be held at Brookston Prairie Township Public Library located at 111 W 2nd St., Brookston. For accommodation of persons with special needs please call 574-366-0283. Friends of the Library Book Sale Adult and children’s books, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, and […]


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The following arrests were provided by the White County Sheriff’s Department. All individuals listed have been preliminarily charged and are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. August 6 Ivan Heredia, 31, Garden City, KS, operating a vehicle while intoxicated August 9 Jennifer Delgado, 25, Reynolds, operating a vehicle without ever receiving a license Josh Harris, 26, Monticello, […]

Family has an affinity for Jeep

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With a world war looming for America, the U.S. Army solicited bids from 135 automakers in June 1940 for a quarterton light reconnaissance vehicle. They received only three bids from Bantam, Ford, and Willys. Willys completed the design they called the “Quad” in a mere 75 days and delivered it on Armistice Day in November. Then on Dec. 7, the […]

Monon Civic Preservation Society meets to preserve Monon Theatre

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The Monon Civic Preservation Society (MCPS) convened its August 14 meeting with President Deb Vandervort taking the lead. Treasurer Devon Querry distributed the financial report, detailing that an additional theatre seat had been sold since the last gathering, bringing the total to 115 seats sold to date. The seat funds remain in an interest-bearing escrow account, dedicated solely for their […]

NASCAR driver comes to US 24 Speedway

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The dirt flies at you. The noise is so loud, it’s almost unbearable. The bleachers are made of wood. So why would you go to a place like this? Because it’s racing and one of the best NASCAR drivers ever is racing there along with his son. In actuality, the US 24 Speedway isn’t as bad as it sounds if […]

White County officials discuss interactive buoys for Big Monon Water Trail

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The White County Tourism Authority has given the White County Area Plan the green light for the Big Monon Water Trail during its meeting on Aug. 14th. The water trail will feature seven informational buoys equipped with QR codes that direct users to corresponding web pages. These pages will contain historical information about the area, along with business promotions. White […]

Students working to beautify Monticello get recognition in state magazine

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The Monticello Next Generation Youth Advocates were featured in the summer issue of Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority’s magazine, IHCDA The Magazine. The students have been working to breathe new life into Monticello through Indiana’s My Community, My Vision program. A photograph of the students was taken while they were painting a mural on the wall of The Peacock […]

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