2022-07-27 E-Edition

North White auditorium named for teacher, director

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Jon ‘Clev’ Clevenger has profound impact on Monon community

As Janice Hopkins Malchow traveled from Mississippi to Chicago in May of 2022 due to her brother becoming gravely ill, she found herself contemplating her life experiences, recalling her time spent in several productions in the North White Auditorium under the leadership of special director Jon Clevenger “Clev,” as many know him. “North White Auditorium,” what a simple name, she […]

4-H program inspires teen to help pet owners

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It has been said that frustration is the fuel for new ideas. That message rings true for local dog trainer, Macy Green whose inspiration to begin her dog training business stemmed from the naughty behavior of her own pet, Oakley. “I adopted my dog, Oakley, at the start of COVID. She was nearly choking herself to death with the leash,” […]

Buyer indicted on charges of insider trading

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Former U.S. Congressman Stephen Buyer has been indicted on federal charges of insider trading in Manhattan. Buyer, formerly of Rensselaer and a graduate of North White High School, is a Republican who represented Indiana’s Fifth Congressional District from 1993–2003 and its Fourth Congressional District from 2003-2011. In a case that alleges encrypted emails, cover-ups, and profits of more than $349,846.61, […]

News in PHOTOS

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How well do you know White County history?

1) Who is the guy standing in front of the Monticello Fire Station with the violin? 2) In the early 1950s Monticello’s Band Box Cleaners didn’t have a monopoly on the business. In fact, there were five others. Name two of the other dry cleaning businesses in Monticello? 3) In 1920, Monticello had a business called the Boston Store which […]

NEWS Briefs

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Free concert at Brookston Church Badger Grove Community Baptist Church invites the community to a free concert on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 7 p.m. The Westward Road Concert The outdoor concert will be held on the church lawn, 11544 South 500 West, Brookston. The evening will feature worships music, songs of hope and encouragement. Admission is free. A free-will offering […]

ISP warns of scam

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Detectives from the Indiana State Police have recently received complaints about a potential scam in the form of a text message. The message claims to be from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and indicates the recipient has unclaimed money from the state. The message gives instructions to click a link, and that link will take them to a webpage […]


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The following arrest reports were submitted by the White County Sheriff’s Department. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. July 15 Layton Randolph, 20, Wolcott, preliminarily charged with Illegal consumption. John Burnes, 28, Demotte, preliminarily charged with public intoxication. Gilbert Rock, 60, Monticello, preliminarily charged with battery. July 16 Keith Luse, 53, Monticello, preliminarily charged with […]


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The Monon News July 29, 1932 Arthur Howard, Jr., helped save his brother Hubert and cousin Hugh Hanna from drowning when the current swept them into deep waters of Shafer Lake. July 24, 1942 Ray Cooley, stationed at San Francisco, is home on leave. July 24, 1952 Edgar List reports an unusual happening on his Jasper County farm. One of […]