¡INFORMACIÓN ACTUALIZADA! Vacunas Contra el COVID Disponibles Para Personas Mayores de 60 Años

Los beneficiarios elegibles ahora pueden programar citas en línea para las vacunas contra COVID-19. La vacuna ahora está disponible para:
  • Personas de 65 años o más;
  • 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 https://ourshot.in.gov y las citas también se pueden programar en ese sitio web (o si necesita ayuda en español, llamando al 211).

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 del 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 – 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  

White County Fairgrounds (Recinto Ferial del Condado de White)
12 North 25 East
Reynolds, IN  47980

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 mira el siguiente video:

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UPDATE! COVID Vaccine Available for Ages 60+

   White County Press Release about Vaccine Availability (please note vaccine is now available to ages 60 and older)
  Appointment Scheduling Website - wait times on site may be long.  NOTE:  Kroger has their own scheduling site.  If interested visit this link.
  Map to Ivy Tech
  Vaccine Video (Local Information from the Family Health Clinics) 

Appointments may now be scheduled online for COVID-19 vaccinations to eligible recipients. The vaccine is now available to:
  • individuals age 60 and older;
  • licensed and unlicensed healthcare workers and first responders who have face-to-face interactions with patients or infectious material or work in a public-facing position that requires in-person contact
Due to limited supply, 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 https://ourshot.in.gov, 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

  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

  Family Health Clinic - Monon
692 East Broadway
Monon, IN  47959

  White County Fairgrounds
12 North 25 East
Reynolds, IN  47980

Appointments need to be scheduled in advance through the state website above for those who are currently eligible. Click here for more information  or watch the following video:

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White County - YELLOW Guidelines until Feb. 24, 2021

White County is currently YELLOW.  Current map reflects February 15, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).

  Original State of Indiana Executive Order outlining general guidelines and county color guidelines

White County Guidelines (Moderate Spread -Yellow):  The county improved to a point score of between 1.5-2.0 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. The county is under yellow guidelines. These requirements remain in effect until the metric returns to red or moves to the lower yellow level (for two weeks). 

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 compliance with capacity/ attendance restrictions and other best mitigation practices are being followed.
Measures and Restrictions:  Individuals and businesses in counties designated as Yellow must comply with all general requirements set forth in State of Indiana Executive Order 21-01  ( Español version ) subject to the following modifications:
  • A social gathering may have up to a total of 100 individuals provided social distancing requirements can be achieved and maintained, face coverings are worn, and other sanitation measures are implemented at the site where the gathering occurs.
  • Any social gathering where more than a total of 100 individuals are invited or expected is not advised and should be cancelled or postponed. However, if a social gathering of over 100 individuals cannot be cancelled or postponed, the host of the social gathering must submit a safety plan to the local health department and receive approval from the local health department before proceeding.
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Winter Storm Information

Updated Tuesday, February 16th at 8:00PM

White County's Travel Status is YELLOW
- Advisory. The lowest level of local travel advisory, means that routine travel or activities may be restricted in areas because of a hazardous situation, and individuals should use caution or avoid those areas.

The City of Monticello suggests the following resources for information about the winter storm:

  White County Emergency Management
  Current Travel Advisory Map
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Información Sobre Tormenta Invernal

Actualizado el lunes 15 de febrero a las 5:57p.m.

 El Estado de Viaje del Condado de White es NARANJA – Aviso. Un aviso significa que las condiciones amenazan la seguridad del público. Durante un aviso de viaje local, solo se recomiendan viajes esenciales, como hacia y desde el trabajo o en situaciones de emergencia, y las empresas, escuelas, agencias gubernamentales y otras organizaciones deben implementar planes de acción de emergencia.

La Ciudad de Monticello recomienda los siguientes recursos para obtener información sobre la tormenta invernal:

  White County Emergency Management
  Current Travel Advisory Map

 
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Latest COVID News Summary

State of Indiana has rescinded (cancelled) the measures and restrictions set forth in Stage 5 (Order 20-46).
Continuing through January 24, 2021 there will be a weekly county by county assessment.  White County is currently ORANGE, the highest alert until February 3rd, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats here (scroll down for map).

November 11 - Tested Positive?

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

November 6 - Long Term Care Guidelines

August 3 - Test Results

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

The City of Monticello Water Department would like to remind citizens:

During cold weather there is a risk that water lines in your home will freeze. With the dangerous windchills that are in the forecast, we are encouraging all citizens to have a small continuous drip of water running to prevent lines from freezing. This will help prevent possible damage to your lines or having to thaw out your lines at your cost.
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White County - ORANGE - Under highest COVID restrictions until Feb. 3, 2021

White County is currently ORANGE (Operating one more week under the high Positivity and community spread guidelines).  Current map reflects January 25, 2021.  Update each Wednesday.  See the weekly stats by clicking here (scroll down for map).

   November 16, 2020 - White County Health Department - Building Closure
   November 18, 2020  - Indiana General COVID Requirements & White Co. Special Measures

White County Guidelines (High):  The county dropped to a point score of 2.5 when percent positivity and new cases per 100,000 residents are combined. However, the county remains in under red guidelines (very high positivity and community spread). When a county is in the orange metric, these requirements remain in effect until the metric has returned to orange or lower for two weeks. Local officials may impose additional restrictions.

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.
  • Evaluate the source of positive tests, undertake targeted testing, quarantine and isolation.
  • Social gatherings of any kind, indoors or outside, are limited to 25 people.
  • Special, seasonal or commercial events are not advised to be held. A special, seasonal or commercial event for which more than 25 people are requested to be in attendance must submit a plan to the local health department at least seven days in advance of the event and receive approval before proceeding. This requirement is effective Nov. 22. Event guidance may be found in Executive Order 20-48
  • Vulnerable populations should remain isolated. Social and holiday gathering participation is not advised
  • All business capacity must adhere to strict social distancing guidelines; curbside pickup is preferred
  • Local officials may consider limiting hours for the operation of bars, nightclubs and restaurants
  • Attendance at winter indoor K-12 extracurricular and co-curricular activities, including IHSAA sports, is limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians. All non-competing and non-performing participants, support personnel and attendees are required to wear face coverings at all times
    • IHSAA football games on Friday, Nov. 20, may continue with attendance limited to participants, support personnel and parents/guardians. The IHSAA will work with the Marion County health department on a limited spectator plan for state championship games
  • Community recreational sports leagues and tournaments may continue with participants, required personnel, and parents/guardians only
  • Senior center activities are suspended
  • Hospitals, long-term care and other congregate settings may impose visitation limits
  • Reduce the number of people in common areas and break rooms at one time
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Small Business Assistance Update

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Emergency and County Guidelines, business should be aware of the following updates:

  • Applications and requirements for the Small Business Restart Grant have been extended to January 21, 2021.  This is an important source of funds for many of local and county businesses meeting the application criteria.  Please click here to review the criteria and apply.
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Photo Sent From Santa's Sleigh!

8:10PM - Monticello, IN  (North-Pole-Imagery 24Dec2020)

This view was just sent from Santa's Sleigh high above the City of Monticello as he prepares to make his annual visit to all the Good Girls & Boys in Monticello. 
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Free COVID Testing Dec. 15th-Dec. 19th

  Click here for the Press Release from WCHD and ISDH
  Prueba Gratuita de COVID-19: Haga Clic Aquí para ver el Comunicado de Prensa de WCHD e ISDH

The Indiana Department of Health and the White County Health Department are partnering to hold a free drive-thru clinic for COVID-19 Testing at IVY TECH on 1017 O'Connor Blvd., Monticello, IN  47960.

  Click for map of the location.

The drive-thru clinic will be held from Tuesday, December 15th- Saturday, December 19th.  The hours of the clinic are from 9:00AM - 6:00PM each day.

Testing will be available to all members of the public regardless of symptoms.  Children as young as 2 years of age can be tested with parental consent.

No appointment is needed.  Hoosiers will not be charged for testing and insurance is not required.  If you have private health insurance, please bring that information with you.

At the time of on-site registration, information will be given on how the results will be made available to you from the state.  Results will not be reported to the local health department.
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Deck the City of Monticello Contest Winners

The City of Monticello partnered with the Monticello Herald Journal, News & Review, and WMRS Radio has announced the winners of the drive-by festivity to brighten our holiday season.

Residental Category
  1st Prize - James Gant of 608/610 Juanita Street
  2nd Prize - James & Kristin Sparks of 210 3rd St.
  3rd Prize - Darryl & Patty Miller of 110 N Francis St.
  4th Prize - Ron Tolzin of 503 Gordon Rd.
  5th Prize - Samantha Juris of 525 W. Jefferson St.
  6th Prize - Maurice & Jennifer Ellis of 951 Bruce Ave.

Business Category
  1st Prize - Melanie Green State Farm at 225 W Broadway St.
  2nd Prize - An Udder Sensation at 138 S. Main St.
  3rd Prize - Abes Pizza at 234 N Main St.

Thank you to all of our participants.  Have a Joyous Holiday Season!
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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)

   EXTRA - Other Resident and Business Displays to View for Fun (Non-Registered)

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 map below, the entry list, or Google Map link to locate and enjoy all entries.

Watch for results of the Deck the City of Monticello Holiday Lights Contest on Saturday, December 12th!

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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 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 🎶🎶🎶)

This fun festive contest is open to all residents, business owners, and nonprofits within the Monticello city limits. There will be a 1st place; 2nd place; and 3rd place winner for each category… resident, business owner, and nonprofit.

Registration Forms are due at City Hall on December 3rd.  The Contest judging will be December 7th – December 11th and the winners will be announced on December 14th.  If you have any questions, please feel free to direct them to Lori Cheever at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 574-583-9889.

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

PS: There will be a map on the city website of all contest participant locations after entries are received.

Happy Holidays,

Mayor Cathy Gross
News and Review
Monticello Herald Journal
WMRS Radio

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Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade Cancelled

Press Release from Cindy Beck, Chairperson - Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade
November 4, 2020  3:42PM

Due to the rising numbers in Covid-19 cases, it is with deep regret that we must cancel the 2020 Monticello Lighted Christmas Parade. Rotary Club of Monticello and Streets of Monticello Association, (S.O.M.A.), would like to thank all who have already worked so hard in preparing for the Parade. But, for the safety of the spectators, volunteers, and participants we feel it is prudent to cancel for this year. We will be back next year in 2021 and be bigger, better, and stronger!

Have a Merry Christmas!

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Holiday Parks Programs Announced!

  Click to review/download the Holiday Program Flyers

The Monticello City Parks Department announces the following Holiday Programs. Please register for each class.  To register call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525 or the Parks Department at 574-583-3983 or leave a message.  If you have general questions, please call Cindy Isom at 574-583-4525.
  • Farmhouse Ornaments: Tuesday November 10th at 7:00pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. Create two simple but timely embroidery hoop ornaments. Add farmhouse charm to your Christmas tree. Cost is $6.00.
  • Plaid Christmas Wreath: Thursday November 12th at 7:00pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. This beautiful but simple wreath will highlight your holiday decor. Cost is $20.00.
  • String Art Christmas Tree: Tuesday November 17th at 7:00pm in the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. This simple string art project will make your holidays merry and bright! Cost: $8.00.
  • Wood Burned Spoons: Thursday November 19th at 7:00pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. These spoons would make great Christmas gifts. Cost: $6.00 for 2 spoons.
  • Pine Cone Swag: Tuesday December 1st at 7pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. This swag is perfect for indoors or out. Cost is $5.00.
  • Button Christmas Tree: Thursday December 3rd at 7:00pm at the Anheier Building in City Park. For adults. This old fashioned button tree will make you nostalgic for Christmas past. Cost is $10.00.
For all projects we have 10 projects available each time so register ahead by calling Cindy at 574-583-4525 and leave a message. Please wear a mask.
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Carbon Monoxide Safety

The City of Monticello Fire Department in partnership with NIPSCO encourage all citizens to "Know Your Home" and learn about Carbon Monoxide Safety.  We care about your safety, and it's important for you to know the risks of carbon monoxide and how to stay alert.
  • Know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Know what to do if your carbon monoxide detector goes off or if you're experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Know how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning - the first step is to buy and install carbon monoxide detectors.
Learn about carbon monoxide safety by visiting NIPSCo's Know Your Home website.
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Indiana Extends Stage 5 to Nov. 14th

State of Indiana Executive Order 20-46: Stage 5 Continued
Stage 5 Back on Track Graphical Overview: September 26th - November 14th
 State of Indiana Executive Order 20-43: The New Normal During a Global Pandemic with Mask Mandate
State of Indiana Executive Order 20-44:  7th Extension of Public Health Emergency
State of Indiana Executive Order 20-45:  Directives Renewals due to COVID-19

Español

Estado De Indiana Orden Ejecutiva 20-46:  Vuelta a la Normalidad en Indiana: La Etapa Cinco Continuó
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-43
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-44
ESTADO DE INDIANA Orden Ejecutiva 20-45

Governor Eric Holcomb has announced Indiana will advance to an updated version of the Stage 5 Back On Track Indiana plan and extend the state’s face covering mandate until November 14th.  Local governments may impose more restrictive guidelines.

Guidelines for all Hoosiers

  • Face coverings are required for all Hoosiers according to Executive Order 20-43
  • Maintain social distancing of 6 feet, especially in public spaces and when you are in close contact with others who are not members of your household
  • Wash your hands frequently; use hand sanitizer when hand-washing is not available
  • Do not go to work or other locations when you feel sick or symptomatic
  • Hoosiers 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should remain vigilant about protecting their exposure to COVID
  • Limit gatherings with those outside of your household or regular social bubble
  • Hoosiers who will be in contact with individuals 65 and older and those with known high-risk medical conditions should remain vigilant about exposure
  • Consider obtaining a COVID test before prolonged exposure to high-risk individuals. A COVID test before visiting may enable you to make an informed decision about contact with other persons. Do not visit if you are positive or symptomatic
  • Maintain 6 feet of social distancing indoors and outdoors and wear a mask for the protection of other individuals and yours
  • Maintain hygiene standards

Guidelines for Businesses Effected by Stage 4.5

  • Restaurants, bars, and nightclubs may operate at full capacity
  • Personal services may open at full capacity
  • Gyms, fitness centers and workout facilities may operate at full capacity
  • Conventions may resume at full capacity Amusement parks, water parks, and like facilities may operate at full capacity
  • Social distancing guidelines should be maintained Cultural, entertainment, and tourism sites may open at full capacity. This includes museums, zoos, aquariums, and like facilities
  • Pari-mutuel horse racing and county and state fair racing may operate at full spectator capacity
  • Raceway events may return to full capacity
NOTE: Although businesses may operate at full capacity, there are still distancing and/or mask requirements. Please review the Stage 5 Back On Track documents for a summary on pages 1 and 2
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Monticello Riverwalk Fundraiser

  Visit the Riverwalk Fundraiser Web Page

About The Riverwalk Fundraiser

Join us by walking/running/biking where you are from Saturday Oct. 17th-Wednesday Oct. 21st. Total distance will be self reported. Each participant will receive a SWAG bag: prizes for longest distances in each category(walk/run/bike)

Registration fee is a suggested donation of $20, but any amount is appreciated. 100% of proceeds go to the Monticello Riverwalk.

Please email your total distance results by 5pm on Oct. 21st This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Questions? Call Tabby at Thrivent 765-449-8888.

The Riverwalk Project

;Our "Twin Lakes" provide wonderful assets to Greater Monticello! How do we connect our thriving city to the river and our lakes? The Monticello Riverwalk Plaza! The Riverwalk Plaza, will be located next to the Historical Society Museum, and it will be a starting point for recreational opportunities focused on our lakes such as hiking, canoe and kayak rentals, picnics and fishing. The plaza will be a gathering place for Monticello residents, as well as visitors, looking to enjoy the sweeping views of the water in a safe, outdoor space with room to socially distance if needed.

 

 

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Halloween Events

Saturday, October 31st

  • Downtown Trunk or Treat - a S.O.M.A. Event from 3:00pm-5:00pm
    • Illinois St. will be closed South of Washington St.
    • Masks requested
    • More information will be available as details become available.
    • NEW!  Trunk or Treat Map Released (Updated 5 Oct. 2020)
  • Normal Trick or Treat Hours from 6:00pm-8:00pm
    • Masks requested
    • Only homes with porch lights on
    • Parental guidance encouraged.

Monticello Public Library

See the library web site for more information.
  • Virtual Ghost Stories - Oct. 7th
  • Virtual Vampire Myths - Oct. 15th
  • Fall Friends Book Sale - Oct. 23rd-24th
  • Children's Halloween Bash - Oct. 27th
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