2022-06-22 E-Edition

Seay sentenced in Wolcott homicides

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Pleads guilty to robbery charges

Marlin Seay sat quietly, peering over his blue face mask reading documents placed in front of him by his attorney, Michael Troemel, in White County Superior Court on Tuesday, June 21. He was seated before Judge Brad Woolley to be sentenced for his part in the deaths of two Wolcott men, Daniel and Matthew Benyon. Seay entered into a plea […]

Football teams square off in 7-on-7

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Area football teams met for the first time of the 2022 season on Monday at Twin Lakes’ football field. Frontier, North White and Twin Lakes, competed against other schools from the state to prepare for the official start of the season in August. At left, a Frontier player is picked off during the 7-on- 7 competition. For more pictures see […]

Fudge Friday a sweet treat for Monticello

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Orange signs are scattered throughout Connie Black’s neighborhood, leading to her front porch, or rather her very own business. From different flavored fudge to pineapple upside-down cake, to cinnamon rolls, the front porch bakery, Fudge Friday, manages to cater to Monticello’s sweet tooth. Most of Black’s goods are sold throughout the summer, with some special occasions like Valentine’s Day and […]

Third person charged with drug-related offense in May 10 alleged burglary call

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A third person has been charged in a May incident in which police arrested a Monticello attorney and local businesswoman charging them with drug-related offenses. Lauren Habegger, 34, Carmel, was charged on May 27 with possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Legend drug, both Level 6 felonies; possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, […]

Adams retires as Twin Lakes’ AD

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Stays on as head boys’ basketball coach

Twin Lakes athletic department is preparing for new beginnings with the retirement of their longtime athletic director. After spending 14 years immersed in Twin Lakes High School athletics, Kent Adams is stepping into retirement. “There are going to be some things that I will really miss like the interactions with students and being a part of organizing and scheduling things […]

News in PHOTOS

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Spirit of Monticello Festival


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How well do you know White County history? 1) In what town was this hotel? What family owned it? 2) Who was Charles Lewis Foster. What was Mr. Foster’s claim to fame? Note: he lived at 205 S. Main Street in Monticello. 3) The Lakeview home north of Monticello has been torn down. When was Lakeview built and what did […]

NEWS Briefs

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Legion Fish fry set for June 24 American Legion Post 81, Monticello, is hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, June 24, from 5-7 p.m. The Post is located at 405 E. Washington St. (right 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 […]


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The Monon News June 12, 1942 The employees of Kruger Dairy gave a farewell party Tuesday night in honor of John Quade, who is entering the service. June 19, 1942 The following men were inducted into the Army: Basil Barnhart, John Quade, Donald Grace, John Walters, and Harold May. Dr. Wayne W. Houser is now a Captain in the Army. […]