2022-09-21 E-Edition

Time to make the donuts

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Kinser’s Bakery still going strong

The recent Pandemic spelled the end to some local businesses, but Kinser’s Bakery has survived as well as its owner, Pat, who has overcome the hurdles that life has thrown her. A petite lady with blonde curly hair, Pat is a like whirlwind in the busy restaurant from opening at 4 a.m. daily until closing at 2 p.m., Monday through […]

Habitat to build new home in Monticello

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Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette will begin building a new home in Monticello at the corner of North Dewey and Washington Streets soon. The home will be for Abigail Stepp, who is from Monticello, and her children, Rylynn and Bennett. Rylynn is eight and going to the fourth grade. Bennett is two. She will be helping with the building of […]

Residents want easier access to Lake Freeman

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SFLECC seeks input on modifications to flow requirements of Lake Freeman

A tree fell some two years ago blocking a canal on the Tippecanoe River and some residents along East Lakeside Drive, east of downtown Monticello, wanted the Shafer and Freeman Lakes Environmental Conservation Corporation to remove it. Doing so would allow the residents to use the whole canal and not just part of it. Residents have complained to SFLECC about […]

Family donates to Special Olympics

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The Westerhouse family presented the White County Special Olympics with a check for $5,200 recently and celebrated the donation with a picnic at the Monticello City Park on Sunday. The donation was the result of a memorial to Mary Ellen Westerhouse, who was killed in a traffic accident on Aug. 1. The memorial was given to the Special Olympics, because […]

Hale threatens attorney, trial delayed

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Dorian Hale was so desperate to get new counsel he threatened his current public defender. Hale, who is charged with two counts of murder in the 2020 deaths of Wolcott residents Daniel and Matthew Benyon, was recorded during a White County Jail virtual visit making threats of harm to his attorney, Thomas O’Brien. Hale had filed multiple times to remove […]


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How well do you know White County history?

1) Walter Simons is pictured here in his WWI Uniform. What was Walter’s claim to fame in Monticello? 2) Dye and Gardner Car Dealership handled the U.S. Tire Company products. In the summer of 1920, two signs were placed. One was 1 ½ mile east of Monticello and the other 1 mile east of Monticello. What was the purpose of […]

City Council considers relocation program

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The Monticello City Council decided Monday, Sept. 19, to form a committee to study the possibility of joining White County in trying to get more citizens via the Make My Move website. Make My Move helps workers who work from home and are looking to relocate. “This is an opportunity to recruit workers to the community,” Mayor Cathy Gross said. […]

NEWS Briefs

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AMVETS to have pancake breakfast The AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post #91, 219 Northwestern Ave., is hosting a pancake, sausage, egg breakfast on Sept. 24, from 7 to 10 a.m. Free will donations are appreciated. Car show to be held at Whyte Horse A Wheels & Wine Car Show will be held at the Whyte Horse Winery in Monticello on Sept. […]

Dog Park coming to Monticello

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The Dog Farm, a park for dogs, will be coming to Monticello in mid-October on North Sixth Street. Justin Youkin has leased some land behind the Rugie’s Dugout Bar and Grill and will create a park for dog lovers. The first phase of this park will be about an acre in size. “One will open this fall, so people can […]