2021-10-27 E-Edition

Surprise visitor

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Monticello’s Parks Department began cleaning out nesting structures for the season when they found a surprise visitor.This opossum had made a home in box #16 at Altherr Nature Park.With a little coaxing he abandoned the nest so that it could be readied for the return of the Easter Screech Owls this winter. Over the course of a day, 30 nest […]

Schools: TikTok challenge must stop

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Students vandalize school property

Area schools are dealing with the aftermath of a recent social media challenge that has encouraged students to commit acts of vandalism on school grounds and Twin Lakes High School is no exception. A challenge was issued to users of the social media platform TikTok that encourages students to participate in and record their monthly challenges. In the month of […]

Washington Street Bridge to close Nov. 1

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Washington Street Bridge will be closed beginning Nov. 1 for approximately three weeks. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a road closure for U.S. 24/Washington Street between Bluff and Main streets in Monticello beginning on or after Monday, Nov. 1. The road will be closed for approximately three weeks for a sanitary sewer installation. Motorists should seek an alternate route. […]

Study: Lake levels have economic impact in county

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CARROLL COUNTY, WHITE COUNTY Ind. – The Lake Freeman economic impact study that was commissioned by the Carroll County Economic Development Corporation in partnership with the White County Economic Development Organization is now complete. Overall, the study shows that lower lake levels have had a financial impact on the surrounding area. The primary goal of the study was to get […]

Lawsuit filed against Twin Lakes School Corporation

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Allege negligence by high school cheerleading coaches

A Monticello mother is suing Twin Lakes School Corporation and Twin Lakes High School for damages they say their daughter sustained during cheerleading practice in early August of 2021. Attorneys for Brittany Snider-Lucas, filed a Civil Tort lawsuit in the White County Circuit Court on Oct. 5, claiming that her daughter was allegedly injured due to the negligence of Twin […]

News in PHOTOS

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Eastlawn Elementary Fall Carnival


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How well do you know White County history? 1) In what town was this hotel? What family owned it? 2) Who was Charles Lewis Foster. What was Mr. Foster’s claim to fame? Note: He lived at 205 S. Main Street in Monticello. 3) The Lakeview home north of Monticello was torn down. When was Lakeview built and what did it […]

IU Health White Memorial Hospital awarded Accreditation

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Indiana University White Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. IU Health White Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on July 27-29. […]

NEWS Briefs

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Christian Church to hold Trunk-or-Treat The Monticello Christian Church will have a Trunk-or-Treat and pumpkin decorating/ carving event on Oct. 30, from 1-3 p.m. The event will be at the rear of the church at The Forge, 105 Gordon Road. There will be apple cider, donuts, and popcorn in the Forge, as well as the pumpkin decorating/carving. Participants are encouraged […]