2022-01-19 E-Edition

Government offers free rapid at-home COVID tests

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At-home COVID tests are in short supply nationwide and the Biden administration says they are ready to help. As COVID cases continue to rise across Indiana and White County, residents are finding it hard to find at-home tests at local pharmacies. On Sunday, Jan. 16, a call to Monticello pharmacies showed only 3 tests available for purchase. Indiana recorded 9,870 […]

Twin Lakes receives suicide prevention grant

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Suicide is the third leading cause of death for individuals aged 10-21, and the second leading cause of death in those aged 25-34, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the State of Indiana. Roosevelt Middle School Counselor Deb Bishop, along with others from the Twin Lakes School Corporation (TLSC) administration, see the increased need for mental health […]

Frontier student leads Soles4Souls drive

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Shoe drive helps individuals worldwide

CHALMERS – A youth mission trip during the summer of 2021 sparked a desire in the heart of Campbell Pekny, a student at Frontier High School, to do more. Pekny and other youth from the Brookston Federated Church, and the J-Unit youth group from Chalmers, attended a youth mission trip to Tennessee where they volunteered at the Soles4Souls warehouse, where […]

Falcon legend, Eric Jon Harmon, dies

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Former Frontier Falcon’s teacher and coach Eric Jon Harmon, 78, Monticello, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at 11:28 a.m., Jan. 15, 2022, at IU White Memorial in Monticello. He had been battling cancer for the last year. Harmon was a 1961 graduate of Brookston High School, where he was a member of the 1960 Bomber Sectional Championship team. […]

News in PHOTOS

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How well do you know White County history? 1) Who are these three brothers? 2) The White County Rollerway (skating rink) in Monticello was owned and operated by Jack and Margie Puterbaugh. In what year did this start-up? 3) Oliver and Birdie Marquess operated a store in Yeoman around 1910. What kind of a store was this? 1) Who are […]

WHITE COUNTY Restaurant Inspections

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Dec. 1 Parkside Learning Center 904 City Park Loop, Monticello Routine Inspection • No violations Wolcott Café & Catering 201 N. Range, Wolcott Routine Inspection 1 non-critical finding to be corrected within 60 days • Store needs to be thoroughly cleaned and reorganized 1 non-critical finding to be corrected within six months • Items not being used for restaurant and […]

NEWS Briefs

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Chair exercise class offered at church First Presbyterian Church of Monticello invites the community to a chair exercise class at the church, 104 N. Illinois St., on Tuesday and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m. For more information, call 574-583-5787. White County LEPC sets 2022 meetings The White County LEPC will meet the following dates in 2022: April 5, July 12, and […]


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All persons are innocent until proven guilty.

Jan. 1 Leonel Ruiz-Armenton, 37, LaPorte, charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Jan. 3 Brennan Lesher, 22, Monticello, charged with strangulation and domestic battery. Jan. 8 Dell Reed, 35, Gilson, Illinois, charged with auto theft. Jan. 9 Adam Murray, 30, Monticello, charged with child molestation. Jan. 11 Roger McCall, 60, Monticello, charged with domestic battery, intimidation, criminal recklessness, […]