2022-08-10 E-Edition

Court, jail keep moving despite new COVID outbreak

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A hearing scheduled for Tuesday, Aug.9, for one of the suspects charged with murder in the deaths of Daniel and Matthew Benyon, Wolcott, has been rescheduled due to a COVID outbreak at the White County Jail. Currently, there are eight confirmed cases of COVID at the jail. Breann Cobb was expected to enter into a plea agreement with the White […]

White County records second homicide of 2022

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The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide that took place Saturday, Aug. 7, at approximately 7:27 p.m. It is the second homicide in White County this year. Officers with the White County Sheriff’s Office and the Monticello Police Department responded to a residence on North West Shaffer Drive after receiving a report that a female victim had been […]

‘An ultimate act of preservation’

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National Amusement Park Historical Association honors Gene Staples

The National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA) visited Indiana Beach recently as part of its Park-Hop excursions and honored park owner Gene Staples with the club’s first-ever Champion of Preservation Award. The club noted Staples’s purchase of three retro amusement parks and his efforts in bringing them back to life. Close to 50 NAPHA members were in attendance for the […]

Crash claims life of Monticello woman

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Just before 9:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, the White County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police responded to a fatal crash at the intersection of County Road 1250 South and County Road 100 East in White County. A preliminary investigation by Sgt. Schaefer revealed that a 2020 Ford Edge driven by Roger Westerhouse, 70, from Monticello, was traveling westbound on […]

Get On Board With These School Bus SAFETY TIPS

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The dawn of a new school year is a time marked by change and fresh opportunities. For many children, school marks the first time they are away from their parents for an extended period of time. It also may be the first time they ride in a vehicle other than their parents’ cars. Each school day, 25 million children ride […]


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The arrest report is provided by the White County Sheriff’s Department, all individuals are innocent until proven guilty. July 22 Robert Cline Jr., 47, Monticello, preliminarily charged with domestic battery. Cody Pucket, 26, Monticello, preliminarily charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI). July 23 Luke Widner, 36, Valporaiso, preliminarily charged with OWI. Samuel Rabuck, 20, Forrest, Illinois, preliminarily charged […]

NEWS Briefs

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How well do you know White County history?

1) This Reynolds button was worn during their Centennial. What was this “No Shave” button all about? 2) The old Thread Mill in Monticello opened its doors in what year? 3) At the end of the year in 1916 how many employees did the Thread Mill employ? For ANSWERS 1) This Reynolds button was worn during their Centennial. What was […]


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The Monon News August 17, 1942 The Army has taken over CCC Camp north of town. August 14, 1952 Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mc- Colly, proprietors of Monon Hotel, have filed suit in the White Circuit Court against the Monon route for damages suffered in the depot wreck here last September. Monon is again connected with the lakes area by […]

Someone is gonna have a lot (tery) of fun

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Buzzzzin’ with
Mrs. B

Well, someone in Illinois is about to have a lot of fun, and once again it is not me. The Mega Millions Lottery held recently offered someone over a billion dollars and I can’t even begin to conceive what it would be like to wake up and have that be your new life. I also didn’t realize there were so […]