2021-11-24 E-Edition

Lighting up the city

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Monticello Assistant Street Superintendent David Livesay works with Tyler Burns, REMC, to string cables across Main and Broadway in downtown Monticello.The cables will support new Christmas lights purchased by the city.The lights will remain up year-round and will be set to different colors for each season, according to Livesay.

Twin Lakes students prepare for careers through CTE program

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Twin Lakes High School students can begin their college education for free through the school’s Career and Technical Education Program (CTE). TLHS is invited the community to tour the program and learn directly from students and teachers about how instrumental CTE in preparing students for their future careers. CTE courses offered include agriculture, automotive, business, construction trades, cosmetology, criminal justice, […]

West Bays welcomes art show

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Once home to four of the city’s fire engines, the West Bays of the new City Council building will continue to serve the community upon completion of renovations. In what Mayor Cathy Gross calls the fourth phase of the renovation of the building, the space will host the new Monticello Art Beats’ art show Dec. 4. “Monticello Arts Beats has […]

Oldenkamp appointed to fill City Council seat

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Will fill void left by Ralph Widmer’s resignation

Jerry “Dan” Oldenkamp has been appointed to fill an empty seat on the Monticello City Council. White County Republican Chairman Shannon Mattix announced the appointment today. Oldenkamp will begin his appointment Jan. 1 of 2022, due to the resignation of Ralph Widmer. Four individuals applied for the position, Mattix said. “It is always a difficult decision to make, however I […]

News in PHOTOS

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Badger Grove Church Westward Road Concert


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How well do you know White County history? 1) Who is the gentleman standing in front of the Monticello Fire Station with the violin? 2) In the early 1950s Monticello’s Band Box Cleaners didn’t have a monopoly on the business. In fact there were five others. Name two of the other dry cleaning businesses in Monticello? 3) In 1920 Monticello […]

Death at Miami County prison ruled homicide

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Bunker Hill – An inmate at the Miami County Correctional Facility has died and police are calling hte death a homicide. Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller initiated an investigation at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility on Nov. 17 into the death of inmate Leo Cullen, 43. At approximately 10:04 a.m., correction officers found Cullen severely injured in […]

NEWS Briefs

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Help decorate the Monon Civic Center The Monon Civic Preservation Society invites community members to join them on Monday, Nov. 29, at 10 a.m. to decorate the Civic Center for the Christmas season. There are a lot of “sitdown” jobs – like fluffing tree branches and bows – as well the actual decorating that need completed. Everyone who appreciates seeing […]

City to host holiday lights contest

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It’s time to deck your halls and participate in the Deck the City light contest. Participation in the second annual competition is open to businesses and residential homes within the city limits. There is no cost to participate. Employees of the City of Monticello may participate but will not be judged. Show your holiday spirit by creating a winning holiday […]