2022-03-09 E-Edition

A Dreamer and a trailblazer

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Flores Sanchez first Dreamer to be hired by an Indiana fire department

Yaritza Flores Sanchez dreamt of having a future in the United States. As a little girl in Tejulpico, Mexico, she would spend her days playing outside her parents’ store. At night, the children would play soccer underneath the streetlight. By the time Flores Sanchez was eight years old, violence was growing in her small town, she says. It was then […]

Oldenkamp receives Small Town Civic Volunteer Award

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Monticello resident Dan Oldenkamp says he is retired, but a look at his volunteer calendar would make one believe otherwise. For his giving spirit and dedication to Monticello and White County, Oldenkamp received the Small Town America Civic Volunteer Award. The award was presented to him during the Monticello Rotary meeting on Friday, March 4, by Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross. […]

Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross gives the State of the City address at a recent Rotary meeting. Amy Graham-McCarty/News & Review

Monticello ‘poised for success’

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Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross says the city has seen tragedy and persevered; it has been challenged and overcome. With these things, Monticello is “poised for continued success.” Gross shared those thoughts in her State of the City Address on Friday, March 4, during the Rotary Club of Monticello luncheon. She opened her remarks with scripture from 1 Corinthians 13:13, “Now […]

Winter garden a hit with kids

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The Boys & Girls Club of White County has been busy tending their garden The Club created a winter tower garden with the help of Cindy Isom, a member of the Monticello Parks Department and a professional landscape designer. Isom has been sharing her passion for horticulture and gardening with members of the Club year-round. When winter settles into White […]

News in PHOTOS

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Twin Lakes’ FFA Old McDonald’s Farm


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How well do you know White County history? 1) Where is this home located, and who lived there in the late 1960s? 2) When President Theodore Roosevelt came to Monticello he stayed with which family? 3) In what town did Paul Smart Implement Company have their farm store? Second question, what brand of tractors did he sell in the early […]

Wheelchair basketball game planned March 10

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Disability Awareness Month is in full swing across White County, and the big event rolls into Twin Lakes High School on Thursday, March 10. On that day, the City of Monticello will host wheelchair basketball and a social services and transition fair, beginning at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Lafayette Spinners wheelchair basketball team will present demonstrations in the […]

NEWS Briefs

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Seniors invited to Heart Fellowship  The Heart Fellowship of First Presbyterian Church, 104 N. Illinois St., will meet Wednesday, March 9, from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month’s program is Candice Wells of the Monticello-Union Township Library. She will speak about the various adult programs the library offers. Church to host Lenten series The First Presbyterian Church of Monticello […]


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Monon News March 14, 1913 George Dahlenburg and Delpha Elston were married Wednesday. March 2, 1932 Clarence McElroy, brother of Dick, returned to his home at Medaryville from a trip around the world. Monticello was crowned Sectional Champs in the local gym by defeating Idaville 24-17 Saturday night. March 6, 1952 A 1949 2-door Ford belonging to Richard (Dick) McElroy […]