Deck the City Contest Map

   Deck the City Resident and Business Entry List (Registered for Judging)
  Link to Resident and Business Entry Map (Google Map)

The City of Monticello is partnering with the Monticello Herald Journal, News & Review, and WMRS Radio in a drive-by festivity to brighten our holiday season; Deck the City of Monticello falala la la! It’s a contest to brighten your season falala la la! (come on sing it you know you want to 🎶🎶🎶.  Please use the entry list or online Google Map to locate and enjoy all entries.

Watch for results of the Deck the City of Monticello Holiday Lights Contest on Monday, December 13th!


Deck the City of Monticello ... falala la la!

  Deck the City of Monticello Rules
  Deck the City of Monticello Registration Form

City of Monticello Community,

The City of Monticello, Monticello Herald Journal, News & Review, and WMRS Radio are partnering in a drive-by festivity to brighten your holiday season; Deck the City of Monticello fa la la la la! It’s a contest to brighten your season fa la la la la!  🎶🎶🎶

Participation is open to all residents and business owners within the Monticello city limits.There is NO cost to participate.

Show your holiday spirit this season by decorating and lighting up your home or business.

"It's a Contest to Brighten Your Season!" This contest is open to all residents and business owners within the Monticello city limits. There will be a 1st place; 2nd place; and 3rd place winner for each category… resident and business owner.

  Entry registrations are available here or at the Mayor’s Office at 120 W Washington St. and in the Herald Journal & News & Review. Please be sure to read the attached rules , if you have any questions contact Lori at Mayor’s office at 574-583-9889. Registration forms must be returned no later than 4:00 pm on Friday, December 3rd to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop off at the newly opened City Hall, 120 W Washington St.  A list of participating addresses will be available here by Monday, December 6th.

Please join us in bringing 🎄⛄ Holiday Joy and Spirit ⛄🎄 to our community.

Happy Holidays,

Mayor Cathy Gross
News and Review
Monticello Herald Journal
WMRS Radio


Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade December 4th

  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Info & Rules Flyer
  Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Registration Form

The Rotary Club of Monticello & the Streets of Monticello Association announces the Annual Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade.  The Parade will be held on Saturday, December 4th at 6:00PM.  Join us for the fun and excitement of the Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade!

Also, plan on making your business, church, club or organization a part of the parade. ( Click for Registration Form )

The parade route will begin at Ohio Street and Third Street. It will proceed east on Ohio Street to Main Street and continue north. The parade will end at Foster Street.

Parade Information
  • Registration/Drop-Off will begin at 4:00PM at the Meadowlawn Elementary School parking lot, at the South Street Entrance. *Ohio Street will be closed.
  • Entries must be in-line for the parade by 5:30PM
  • Each entry will receive an “Entry #” to be displayed on the front, left side of your leading vehicle.
  • Judging will take place during the parade.
  • Prizes will be given to the top 7-entries:
    • 1st Prize
    • 2nd Prize
    • 3rd Prize
    • Spectacular Sparkles
    • Most Creative
    • Judges Pick
    • Mayor’s Choice Award
  • Deadline to submit your entry is Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
  • For safety reasons, NO THROWING of candy or other objects from moving vehicles will be allowed.
  • All candy or objects must be HANDED to spectators from a walking volunteer.
  • Santa Claus will have a place of honor at the end of the parade. NO other persons dressed as Santa or Santa figurines will be allowed.
  • All vehicles must be decorated and display lights. *Headlights should be turned off.
  • All walkers need to have battery-powered lights on them and stay with their floats.
  • All animals/livestock entries MUST provide their own clean-up crew AND be on a leash
  • Participants are responsible for cleaning-up any litter in the school parking lot.
  • The Parade Committee reserves the right to reject any entry.

White County Continues Orange

White County is currently Orange.  Current map reflects Nov 8th, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).
White County Guidelines (Moderate Community Spread - Orange):  The county received a point score of 2.0 <2.5 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under orange guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to red/yellow/blue or moves to the all clear level. 

Actions may include:
  • All general requirements are in effect. Hoosier businesses remain open.
  • The Indiana Department of Health will convene local public health officials, local health care providers, elected officials, school leaders and other key stakeholders to discuss actions that will be taken. State agencies will provide further support upon request.
Local Officials
  • Local health officials should evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing where appropriate; and issue isolation or quarantine orders where necessary.
  • Local health officials, health care providers, elected officials, school leadership and other key local leaders must convene regularly to discuss actions that could be implemented to decrease the spread of COVID in their communities.
  • School officials should review plans for all extra-curricular activities and assemblies to ensure best mitigation practices being followed.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as orange must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-27 above.

COVID Vaccine Available for Ages 5+

Vaccine Information

  Appointment Scheduling Website - wait times on site may be long.

Current IDOH/CDC Information on 5-11 Year Old Vaccines

Current CDC Information on Booster Shots

Scheduling Appointments

Appointments may now be scheduled online for COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible recipients. The vaccine is now available to individuals age 5 and older.
  • Anyone younger than age 18 must select a Pfizer Vaccination Site.
  • Children between 5-11 will be provided 1/3 of normal dose twice (approx. 2 weeks apart) - Check here for availibility.
    • Monticello Family Medicine VAX - 810 S 6th St, Monticello, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds only)
    • Family Health Clinic Wolcott VAX - 203 Blake St., Monticello, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds)
    • Family Health Clinic Monon VAX 0 692 E. Broadway, Monon, IN (Site vaccinating 5-11 year olds)
In many cases, a vaccine is available by appointment only to those currently eligible as determined by the Indiana Department of Health. That complete list is posted to, and appointments can also be scheduled at that website.

There is no cost to the individual, but insurance may be charged an administration fee. Individuals should bring a photo ID and an insurance card if they have one. Licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders will need a photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.

White County Vaccination Sites

  Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN 47960

  Monticello Family Medicine
810 South 6th St.
Monticello, IN  47960
This site is for the 5-11 year old Pfizer Vaccine only.

  Kroger Pharmacy
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Click here to register - Call 866-211-5320 to schedule Kroger appts. ONLY. (Do not call 211.)

  Family Health Clinic - Wolcott
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995
11/4/2021 - This site has the 5-11 year old Pfizer Vaccine.

  Family Health Clinic - Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959
11/4/2021 - This site has the 5-11 year old Pfizer Vaccine.

  Walgreens Pharmacy
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Note:  Supplies Limited

  Walmart Pharmacy
1088 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960

4 November 2021 - Latest COVID News Summary

  1. NEW!  Review the latest ISDH Vaccine Newsletter.
There will be a weekly county by county assessment.  White County is currently ORANGE, Moderate Community Spread.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats here (scroll down for map).

Tested Positive?

   Tested Positive.  How to protect yourself and others.
   Probado positivo. Cómo protegerse a sí mismo y a los demás.

Test Results

   COVID-19 Test Results.  What To Do? 
   Resultados de la prueba COVID-19. ¿Qué hacer?

Holiday Parks Programs Announced!

 New!  Register for Parks Programs Online
 Review the Parks Calendar
Holiday Parks Programs Flyer

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following Holiday Parks Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call/leave message for Cindy Isom at the Parks Department at 574-583-3983.  NEWNow available - register online by clicking here.

Trunk or Treat (3pm-5pm)/Halloween Hours (5pm-7pm)

Saturday, October 30th

Trunk or Treat Poster/Map - General Information
Trunk of Treat Participating Car Registration Form and Guidelines
  • Downtown Trunk or Treat is a co-sponsored event by S.O.M.A. (Streets of Monticello Association) and the City of Monticello.  The Trunk or Treat Event will be held on:
    • Saturday, October 30th from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • Located within the parking lot behind the Post Office and along Illinois St. between Broadway & Harrison St.
      • Registration of participating cars now through Wednesday, October 27th 
      • Register early only 50 cars will be accepted this year
      • Registration Form and Guidelines  (participating cars will be masked and have hand sanitizer)
      • For more information, contact Brandi Page at 574-581-2511 or eMail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • NEW!  Trick or Treat Hours from 5:00pm-7:00pm
    • Only homes with porch lights on
    • Parental guidance encouraged.



Rain Barrels Available! Photos Requested.

  ATTENTION CITIZENS WHO RECEIVED A RAIN BARREL ... The City of Monticello is looking to post on Social Media photos of rain barrels in use this fall and next spring. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  Review the latest news about the Rain Barrel program.

Free Rain Barrels for City Water & Wastewater Utility Customers!

In cooperation with Ball Corporation, the City Wastewater Utility Department wants to help relieve some of the utility costs associated with watering your lawn and gardens by providing customers with a Free Rain Barrel!  The rain barrels previously contained a non-toxic, biodegradable soap and have been triple rinsed to be prepared for non-potable use as rain barrels. 

If you would like a free rain barrel, please call 574-583-7847 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Provide your:
  • Full Name
  • Phone Number
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Customer ID number (found on your water bill)
We can only provide the free rain barrel at this time. You can purchase drain spout diverter kits for your rain barrel (see diagram) locally. Information about rain barrels and instructions for installing diverter kit & hose spigots can be found on YouTube.

Please Note:  Rain Barrels do not come painted as pictured above.


City Hall Open House - Sept. 20th

  Click to View Your Open House Invitation!

Everyone is invited to our open house!  Please join us in celebration of our new location of the Monticello, Indiana City Hall.  The new City Hall is located at 120 West Washington St., Monticello, IN.

The open house will be held on Monday, September 20th, 2021 from 3:00pm-5:00pm.

  • Tours - 3PM-4:30PM
  • Ribbon Cutting & Building Dedication - 5PM
  • Oath of Office of Firefighter/Paramedics - 5:15PM
  • Presentation of Colors by Veterans Group - 5:30PM
  • Board of Works Meeting - 5:30PM
  • City Council Meeting - 6:00PM

El Condado de White Continua como Naranja

El estado del Condado de White es actualmente naranja. El mapa actual refleja el 6 de septiembre de 2021. El mapa se actualiza todos los miércoles. Vea las estadisticas semanales haciendo clic aquí (desplácese hacia abajo para ver el mapa).

Pautas del Condado de White (Propagacion Moderada en la Comunidad—Naranja):  El condado recibió una puntuación de 2.0 < 2.5 cuando se combinan el porcentaje de positividad y los casos nuevos por cada 100,000 residentes. El condado está bajo pautas naranja. Estos requisitos permanecen vigentes hasta que la métrica vuelva a roja/amarillo/azul o se mueve al nivel que ha pasado el peligro. 

Las acciones pueden incluir:

  • Todos los requisitos generales están vigentes. Los negocios de en el Estado do Indiana permanecen abiertos.
  • El Departamento de Salud de Indiana convocará a los funcionarios de salud pública locales, los proveedores de atención médica locales, los funcionarios electos, los líderes escolares y otras partes interesadas clave para discutir las acciones que se tomarán. Las agencias estatales brindarán más apoyo a pedido.

Funcionarios Locales:

  • Los funcionarios de salud locales deben evaluar la fuente de las pruebas positivas, realizar pruebas específicas cuando corresponda y emitir órdenes de aislamiento o cuarentena cuando sea necesario.
  • Los funcionarios de salud locales, los proveedores de atención médica, los funcionarios electos, el liderazgo escolar y otros líderes locales clave deben reunirse regularmente para discutir las acciones que podrían implementarse para disminuir la propagación de COVID en sus comunidades.

Medidas y Restricciones:  Las personas y las empresas en los condados designados como Naranjas deben cumplir con todos los requisitos generales establecidos en la Orden Ejecutiva 21-23 del Estado de Indiana.


New Roundabout Construction - April 2023

The following is an information summary about County Project #1702835.  The project proposes to create a five legged, single-lane roundabout to improve the intersection of SR 39/US 421 and Gordon Road.  The roundabout also includes Airport Road, South Main St., and City Park Loop.  The project is being funded by the Federal Govt. with an INDOT (Indiana Dept. of Transportation) partnership.


 Project Website

Public Meeting - August 19, 2021 (PPT)  - Best Pictorial Summary of Project
  Public Meeting - August 19, 2021 (PDF) - Best Text Summary of Project - 4 Pages

Preliminary Plan Document (PDF)
Environment Assessment Document (PDF)

Information Updated:  29 November 2021

New City of Monticello Video Released!


White County Cares!

White County Cares is a collaborative initiative to promote awareness and prevention of substance use disorder and mental health stigma. The site includes interactive informational modules that allow community members to learn more about building resilient communities through acts of caring and compassion. Those who complete the modules will earn a certificate as a "Community Cares Champion" and will be eligible for discounts with our sponsors. 

 Visit the White County Cares Website for more details.

City Pool Closes Sun., Aug. 8th

   2021 Monticello City Pool Schedule.

UPDATE - Online Registration for swimming lessons begins on Friday, May 21st at the city park portal:

Monticello's Best Family Fun Value! 
 Due to the pool renovation, the tentative opening date is May 29th.  This date may be subject to change due to weather or construction delays.  Please check the website often or the City Parks Facebook Page.

 2021 Summer Operation Hours (Open Swim - Subject to Change)
  • Monday - Saturday:  12:00 Noon - 8pm
  • Sunday:  1pm - 8pm
  • Adult Lap Swim is held M-F from 7pm - 8pm
Swim Lessons and Lifeguard Training Classes are available.  For swim lessons, please use our online sign-up form. (Will return in 2021.)

Click to review the 2021 Monticello City Pool Schedule. The city pool is located at 519 S. Second Street just one block down from the high school.  View Map.

City of Monticello Planning Survey

  Monticello City Planning Survey (takes approx. 2-3 minutes)

The City of Monticello is applying for a Comprehensive Plan planning grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs. Please take a moment and complete the survey to provide your input in the planning process.

City of Monticello Business Grant Announced - Round 3

City of Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross is proud to announce the City of Monticello Small Business OCRA Grant Round 3 applications are now available. The completed application packet is due back no later than June 30 by 4:00 p.m. Businesses that have been established and operational within the city limits of Monticello since January 1, 2020 may be eligible for the maximum award amount of $10,000.00. This grant money is to be used for payroll, training, and operational costs.

The selection committee, formed with the Mayor, Clerk-Treasurer, City Council members, and the MRC, will consider whether applicant businesses have:
  • demonstrated a commitment to the community, through the support of local youth or charitable programs, good corporate citizenship, participation in community and business support organizations.
  • plans to hire, maintain, train or assist individuals who lost jobs or experienced economic hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • needs that have not been or are not anticipated to be addressed through other government assistance programs.
  • made all reasonable efforts to keep employees employed during the recovery process.
  • an industry sector particularly affected negatively by COVID-19 and public safety measures associated with the outbreak (for example retail, dine in restaurant, salon).
  • are not franchise owned.
  • a physical location within the city limits of Monticello.
  • had 100 or fewer employees as of January 1, 2021.received funds in previous rounds of City or County grant/loan programs
  • are Veteran, Woman, or Minority ownership.
The Small Business Grant program has limited funding; therefore, not all grant requests may be approved at the level requested. Application packets can be picked up at the Mayor’s office at 227 N Main Street. For more information, please contact Lori Cheever at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 574-583-9889.

Smoke Alarm Recall Notice

Monticello Fire Dept. June 7, 2021 - The vast majority of recalled smoke alarms were not part of any smoke alarm donation made by the Kidde Company to our fire service.  Alarms distributed through the Get Alarmed program are not involved in the recall.

¡INFORMACIÓN ACTUALIZADA! Vacunas Contra el COVID Disponibles Para Personas Mayores de 12 Años

Elegibilidad para la Vacuna  â”‚  Lugares de Vacunas en el Condado
Sitio Web de Programación de Cita — los tiempos de espera pueden ser largos
Tome nota: Kroger tiene su propio sitio de programación. Si está interesado, visite este enlace.
Mapa de Ivy Tech
Video sobre Vacunas (información local de las Clinicas de Salud Familiar)

Los beneficiarios elegibles ahora pueden programar citas en línea para las vacunas contra COVID-19. La vacuna ahora está disponible para personas mayores de 12 años:

  • TOME NOTA: Personas más jóvenes de 12 años deben seleccionar un sitio de vacunación de Pfizer—haga clic aquí para disponibilidad.
  • Residentes que viven en facilidades de cuidado de largo tiempo;
  • Individuos con afecciones médicas de alto riesgo (revise la elegibilidad)
  • Veteranos (revise la elegibilidad);
  • Educadores
  • Trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y socorristas que tienen interacciones cara a cara con pacientes o material infeccioso o trabajan en una posición de cara al público que requiere contacto en persona.

Debido al suministro limitado, una vacuna está disponible con cita previa solo para aquellos actualmente elegibles según lo determinado por el Departamento de Salud de Indiana. Esa lista completa está publicada en y las citas también se pueden programar en ese sitio web.

No hay ningún costo para el individuo, pero al seguro se le puede cobrar una tarifa administrativa. Las personas deben traer una identificación con foto y una tarjeta de seguro si la tienen. Los trabajadores de la salud con y sin licencia y los socorristas necesitarán una identificación con foto, prueba de edad o verificación de empleo actual como trabajador de la salud o socorrista en Indiana.

Sitios de Vacunación en el Condado de White:

Ivy Tech
1017 O’Connor Blvd.
Monticello, IN  

Kroger Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Kroger)
916 North Main St.
Monticello, IN
Haga click aquí para registrar â€“ Llame al 866-211-5320 para programar citas SOLAMENTE con Kroger. (No llame al 211.)

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Wolcott 
128 W. Market St.
Wolcott, IN  47995

Family Health Clinic (Clínica de Salud Familiar)—Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

Walgreens Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walgreens)
812 W. Broadway St.
Monticello, IN  47960
Tome Nota: suministros limitados

 Walmart Pharmacy (Pharmacia de Walmart)
1088 W. Broadway St.  
Monticello, IN  47960   

Las citas deben programarse con anticipación a través del sitio web estatal anterior para aquellos que son actualmente elegibles. Haga clic aquí para más información o ver el siguiente video.


Parks Dept. Searching for Seasonal Employees

Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Print PDF)
Seasonal Parks Dept. Employees - Application for Employment (Digital Fillable PDF)

The Monticello Parks and Recreation Department is currently taking applications for seasonal lifeguards, concession operators, and park laborers. Applications are available online and can be returned to the park’s office at 904 City Park Loop or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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