2022-06-15 E-Edition

Doggone good time

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This pup was ready to ride during the Whiskey and Wine 9th annual Autism Ride on Saturday, June 11.The event raised just over $13,000 according to event organizers.

From blighted to beautiful

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City, contractor work to cleanup Monticello’s housing market

On a corner lot on West Marion Street in Monticello, you will find a blue duplex home with freshly painted white doors. The yard is growing lush green grass, perfect for children to run through a sprinkler on a hot summer day. Today, the property is something a homeowner, and the City of Monticello can be proud of. Unfortunately, that […]

Civil Tort filed against White County jail employees, Sheriff

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A former inmate at the White County Jail has filed a Civil Tort against two jail employees claiming a violation of his 8th and 14th amendment rights, cruel and unusual punishment, and no due process. Named in the Tort are White County Jail Commander Curt Blount and Nurse Ashley Ruemler. William Brockman, formerly of Monticello and now residing in the […]

Spirit of Monticello comes to downtown Friday

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In the tight-knit community of Monticello family is something to celebrate, which is why the Spirit of Monticello Festival is such a well-attended event, according to organizers. “The mission of our festival has always been to provide a free twoday festival revolving around family,” said festival committee member Ken Prieboy. This year’s festival will take place June 17 and 18 […]

News in PHOTOS

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White Oak Festival


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How well do you know White County history? 1) This is a Smoker and Russell Funeral Home ad from the 1914 Monticello Telephone Directory. Where was this located in Monticello? 2) Not far from Yeoman was a village originally called McCoy Station. What town did this become in 1885? 3) Monticello’s Wells Fargo Bank on North Main Street was formerly […]


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The Monon News June 12, 1952 The Bedford Bridge, which must be completed by August 1 to fulfill the contract the county has with Russell Hornback, may be open for business by the 4th of July. According to Mr. Hornback, if weather permits, traffic will be permitted on the bridge by that date, even though there will be more work […]

Pirates a plenty at the Monticello-Union Township Library

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Staff Report Children are invited to continue on a voyage of summer fun by making a pirate flag on June 23, at 3 p.m., at the Monticello-Union Township Library. The event will take place on the Patio. In the event of rain or excessive heat, meet in the program room. Upcoming events: LEGO League – June 20, at 3:30 p.m.: […]

Matthew Ostheimer Scholarship winners named

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The Matthew Ostheimer Memorial Scholarship awarded $3,000 to Frontier Seniors on May 25. Teagon Buschman and Dustin Peterson were awarded $1,000 each. Camyrn Clapper and Olvia Necom were awarded $500 each for their four years of straight A’s in all their courses. Buschman will be attending Ivy Tech in the fall to major in psychology. She is the daughter of […]