2022-05-18 E-Edition

Two arrested on drug charges

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A Monticello attorney and a business owner have been arrested and preliminarily charged with drug related offenses. Charged were Ingrid Landis, the owner of Necessities, 109 N. Main St., and Clinton Hardesty, an attorney at Hardesty Law Office. On May 10, at 5:45 p.m., White County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the residence of Ingrid Landis on West Shafter Drive […]

Summer ready

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SOMA readies downtown for summer

The streets of downtown Monticello are lined with 50 giant flower pots, now adorned with vibrant red flowers, a subtle reminder that summer is upon us. Residents notice when the flowers change for the season, taking in the beauty, and it is all thanks to a small group of volunteers dedicated to our community. Streets of Monticello Association (SOMA) co-chairs […]

State Road 43 to close May 23 until September

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Indiana Department of Transportation contractor RAM Construction will close State Road 43 for bridge work on or after Monday, May 23, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. State Road 43 will be closed between Smithson Road and County Road 350 South for a bridge deck overlay project over Big Creek. This preventative maintenance project will be ongoing through mid-September. […]

Vandals spoiling the fun at Monon Town park

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Someone is ruining the fun for people trying to visit Monon Town Park, and town leaders have had enough. In less than a month, vandals have caused more than $10,000 in damages to the park by destroying bathrooms. Now the town is offering a reward for information that would help them find those responsible. “We have spent over $10,000 just […]

News in PHOTOS

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Tri-County High School Awards Ceremony


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How well do you know White County history? 1) Any idea as to who this gentleman might be? 2) Where in White County was the Roth Theatre located? 3) Most businesses have a slogan. The Goodman business was at the same location as the former Miller’s Department Store located on North Main Street in Monticello. What was the Goodman store […]

NEWS Briefs

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All-you-can-eat fish fry planned American Legion Post 81, Monticello, is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, May 27, from 5-7 p.m. The Post is located at 405 East Washington Street, off U.S. 24 at the east end of the Washington Street bridge. The meal will consist of fish, French fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies. The cost is $12 for […]


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The Monon News May 18, 1917 The Duvall and Helfrich dairies were sold to A.T. Brown and Ray Heffner. F.D. Carson met with a painful accident yesterday afternoon when he fell from the running board of an automobile driven by Lon Reed. May 15, 1917 Mahlon Eberhard posed for a picture on his first trip outside the St. Elizabeth Hospital […]

Nerf wars at the Monticello Library

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The Monticello-Union Township Library is hosting Teen Nerf Wars on May 26, at 3:30 p.m. This end-of-the-school-year event will take place on the Patio. There will be music played and nachos served. Other upcoming events include: Knitting and Crocheting Together! – May 23, at 5 p.m.: Join the library for conversation and company while working on fiber arts projects. Knitting […]