2021-08-25 E-Edition

‘America owes this to many Afghans’

Noah Kelley stops along a road in Afghanistan to take a photo with Afghan children during his overseas tour in mid-2000.Today, as the Taliban continues to takes control of the country, men, women and children are trying to make their way to safety for fear they will be killed. Noah Kelley and a fellow soldier sit with one of the […]

U.S. soldier ready to welcome Afghan translators he served alongside

Noah Kelley watched the news in shock and disbelief. Thousands of men, women and children were converging on the main Kabul airport, some clinging to the wings of the plane looking for a way out, even if it ended in death. Kelley knows that for many of the Afghan people, death falling from thousands of feet in the air was […]

‘Help us, please’

Former Afghan U.S. military translator pleads for help from Biden administration

Names and other identifying information have been changed to protect the identity and location of Aalem. It was a normal day in the home of Aalem. His children played on the floor with toys and his wife tended to the day’s work. Outside the walls of their momentary sanctuary, gunfire rang in the streets, and people were fleeing for their […]

Monticello resident raising funds to get to Special Olympics USA Games

West Hartwell has been participating in the Special Olympics since 1995, it is something he is very proud of. Sitting outside of his apartment, Hartwell, of Monticello, smiled as he spoke of the many events he has participated in. “I’ve done bowling and years ago I did track and basketball,” he said. “I did corn toss too.” H artwell has […]

White County United Way, Boys & Girls Club #reUnited for Day of Caring

The White County United Way is hosting the annual Day of Caring Saturday, Aug. 28. Armed only with effort, time and household cleaning items, volunteers will rededicate a vacant space back to community use. This year’s project is to help clean the former Lakeview Commons building, 402 Tioga Road. WCUW recently took possession of the building, which will be used […]

This week in White County sports

News in Photos


How well do you know White County history? Answers are on page 5. 1) Resorts on Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman after the Norway and Oakdale dams were completed popped up on the shoreline of both lakes. What was the name of this resort pictured above? 2) Many of you probably remember White County Sheriff Charlie Miller. When did Charlie […]

Memory Lane

Excerpts from the Monon News

Aug. 22, 1991 The Pit Stop Grocery Store on West Shafer had a fire from an unknown cause. Firemen from Monon and Monticello extinguished the fire in about 30 minutes. A parked tractor and trailer were damaged at Sanders Welding Shop when a trailer came loose from David Gutwein’s truck and collided with the parked tractor and trailer. No one […]

News Briefs

American Legion Auxiliary to host indoor sale The American Legion Auxiliary is hosting an indoor garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at American Legion Post 81, located at 405 E. Washington St. Coffee and donuts, as well as a light lunch will be available to purchase. The auxiliary booth will feature RADA Knives, as […]