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WHITE COUNTY’S OLDEST AND MOST INFORMATIVE TOURISM GUIDE

A Special Publication of the Monticello

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From Fine

Dining

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Davey & The Midnights

JULY 31

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SEPTEMBER 25 Michael Kelsey

OCTOBER 23 Triple Threat

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AUGUST 26

SEPTEMBER 13


Welcome

‘Where’ Marks 52 Years This year marks the 52nd anniversary of “Where” magazine, the official guide to Indiana’s Twin Lakes area. Since its inception, the magazine has had a dual purpose. For those looking to visit, “Where” is the guide for what to do and where to go. Whether you’re looking for family fun, adventure or something for empty nesters, “Where” can direct you on where to find it. For the people who live in the area, “Where” lets you know when and where things are happening and what’s new since last year. The Twin Lakes area — including White County and northeast Carroll County —is a unique area, a combination of small Midwestern towns, a resort area along lakes Shafer and Freeman, and Indiana Beach Amusement and Water Park. It has the draws of multiple antique stores, the White County Museum, the Monticello

farmer’s market and the many festivals that we’ve covered in this edition. It’s also a place for sportswomen and sportsmen, with fishing, boating, golfing, camping, hiking and bicycling. Monticello has now made Blue Water Beach park handicapped accessible, including new handicapped accessible kayak docks. For foodies, we have fine dining, traditional Midwestern fare and local breweries and wineries. The area is planning for the future, too. Monticello has begun work on a riverwalk project that will connect the downtown to the lakes’ and the Tippecanoe River’s shores. Chalmers and Monon are planning splash pad recreation attractions. Brookston is growing like a sunflower with new places to go. So we’re glad to see our readers again this year and look forward to telling you all about what’s new when you pick us up again next year.

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Attractions

‘Rocking the Beach’ at Indiana Beach

If White County is the heart of Indiana, then Indiana Beach is what keeps it beating. Founder Earl Spackman first opened what would become one of Indiana’s first amusement parks as Ideal Beach in 1926. He started it as a place for locals to swim and sunbathe. However, in 1927, Spackman added a pair of toboggan slides, and then he and the Spackman family added roller coasters, water rides and more amusements over the years.

After several ownerships over the past few years, a local man has taken it over. In April 2020, Gene Staples formed Indiana Beach Holdings LLC and claimed ownership of Indiana Beach. This year, the season kicks off June 27 — a lot later than usual because of the COVID-19 health emergency. In fall 2017, Indiana Beach added Oktoberfest and Halloween Horror events, which extended park operations and people’s fun past the traditional summer season. “We saw an abundance of positive feedback and are look forwarding to bringing the events back again this year,” Indiana Beach officials stated. Apex Parks spent more than $2 million on the park, lodging and the campground golf course. This year, they’re continuing to make improvements. To learn more about Indiana Beach, including its food, lodging, ticket sales, season passes and other options, call (574) 583-4141 or visit www.indianabeach.com. family entertainment centers.

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WHAT TO CATCH

Lakes Shafer and Freeman and the Tippecanoe River: Black crappie, bluegill, carp, channel catfish, common shiner, flathead catfish, gizzard shad, golden redhorse, green sunfish, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, logperch, longear sunfish, quillback, rock bass, smallmouth bass, spotted sucker, walleye, white bass, white crappie.

white bass bluegill

walleye

channel catfish Tippecanoe River: Creek chub, pugnose shiner, river chub, suckermouth minnow, spottail shiner, silverjaw minnow, river shiner, central stoneroller, bluntnose minnow, rosyface minnow, sand shiner, striped shiner, bigeye chub, creek chubsucker, black buffalo, longnose gar, spotted gar, skipjack herring, blackstripe topminnow, brown bullhead, brindled madtom, stonecat, dusky darter, rainbow darter, fantail darter, Iowa darter, spotted bass, warmouth, striped bass, pirate perch, mottled sculpin, mooneye, muskellunge. Lake Shafer and Tippecanoe River: Emerald shiner, river carpsucker

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largemouth bass

Lake Freeman and Tippecanoe River: Bigmouth buffalo, brook silversides, fathead minnow, golden shiner, greater redhorse, northern hog sucker, orangespotted sunfish, pumpkinseed sunfish, river redhorse, shorthead redhorse, silver redhorse, smallmouth buffalo.

striped bass

spotted bass

muskellunge According to Indiana Department of Natural Resources Biologist Thomas Bacula, species of fish excellent to catch are walleye, catfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass and can be found below the Norway and Oakdale dams. Other fishing depends on the spot, when a fish species spawning season is and the amount of water going through the dam. Bacula said the best tips for fishing depends upon what species one is fishing for. One good tip to catch a variety of fish is to “troll along drop offs with minnow-style baits.” Twin Lakes Fish and Game suggests going to local bait shops and asking what is biting and what people are using.


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More information is available at www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/2380.htm Gaming licenses are available at the following spots: Breezy Hill Bait & Tackle 3846 E. Bailey Road Monticello Rural King Supply 1004 N. Main St.

FISHING LICENSES The Twin Lakes area is good for hunting and fishing, and those interested in participating can buy a license online, by mail or through a local distributor. Annual fishing licenses run $17 for state residents and $35 for non-residents with special prices for seniors, youth and one-day licenses.

Norway Campground 1995 N. E. Shafer Drive Springboro General Store 10721 S. Springboro Road, Springboro Twin Lakes Fish & Game 1880 N. Francis St. Wal-Mart 1088 West Broadway St.

Walk, bike, hike through nature For those who want to do exploring and hiking or biking, White County has options for casual or more seasoned travelers. Monticello’s new Altherr Nature Park and its multi-use recreational trail open to bikes and walkers and joggers – any form of transportation that’s not motorized. The 16.5425 acres are located at 724 S. Main St., just north and across the street from City Park. A new nature center is being built, reconstructed from the house that was there, but the trails are ready for use. Further from the city and on the east outskirts of White County is the Panhandle Pathway, a rails-to-trails project that runs 21 miles from Winamac to near France Park. It’s a hiking and biking trail that follows the abandoned Pennsylvania Railroad line and crosses the Tippecanoe River and Mill Creek and through places like Star City, Thornhope, Royal Center and Kenneth. The Panhandle also has special rides, including the Moonlight Ride at 7 p.m. June 7 at the Winamac Depot and the Tippecanoe and Bicycles Too on 7 a.m. Aug. 3 at Winamac

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Altherr Nature Park

Depot More information on the Panhandle and special events is available at panhandlepathway.org. There are also trails near to White County for the dedicated bicyclists. Those are in the Lafayette area, near Peru, in Delphi and from France Park (between Burnettsville and Logansport) to Winamac. A list of Indiana bike trails is at www.indianatrails.com/?q=trails_listS.


LAKE SHORE DRIVE-IN 100 Rickey Road Monticello, Ind. Shows are on Fridays and Saturdays The box office opens 7:30 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. Admission $10 per adult $5 for children 4-12 Free for children 3 and younger (574)583-0311 www.lakeshoredrivein.com

TWIN LAKES CINEMA 107 S. Main St. Monticello, Ind. Showtimes are usually: Monday–Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission $6 per adult $3 per senior citizen $3 for children younger than 14 Free for children 3 and younger (574) 583-9466 www.tlcinema.net

Activities

Tuesday night ‘Cruise-in’ Monticello’s summer cruise-in began May 7 with some changes. The 12-year-old, summer-long event has moved from Broadway Street to Illinois Street, closer to the Knights of Columbus building. The Knights of Columbus are providing washroom services to the cruise participants, as well as the cookout-style food — brats, chicken breasts and such — they’ve been offering for a few years, said Ken Prieboy, the event chair. “We really don’t want to move off of Broadway,” he said. “(However), we wanted to stay downtown. Prieboy also wants to work closer with the Farmer’s Market in Constitution Plaza on Tuesdays and to bring in more vendors, arts, crafts and food to give it a festival or flea market feel. He doesn’t plan to charge for booths, he said. The Cruise is scheduled to run from 5-8 p.m. every Tuesday from May 7 to Oct. 15.

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Around the Lakes Lake Shafer

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Lake Freeman


Boating

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Boating

Boating safety a must on the water Summertime means fun on the water for most of us Be it fishing, skiing, tubing or just cruising and relaxing, many Hoosiers find being on the water a great way to relax and enjoy being outside. If you are one of them, then you have undoubtedly noticed that, regardless of any impoundment you are on in north-central Indiana, unless it is one with a horsepower or speed restriction, our waterways are generally quite congested. This is especially true on weekends and holidays. This doesn’t mean that you can’t spend an enjoyable day on the water. In fact, at times it can add to the fun as you make your way into certain coves or areas where many boats tie up to hang out. What it does mean is that you must stay vigilant at all times and practice both boater’s etiquette and common sense. For starters, remember the “rules of the road.” It’s that simple. Just as you would on the street, always drive on the right side of the lake. What if the lake is pretty empty? While that may give you a little more leeway, it can get tricky when other boats do appear. When passing another boat, do so with as much space as possible between you and said boat while staying in a safe depth of water and without getting into other boat traffic. Reduce your speed if necessary to remain safe. This is especially true if there are passengers and other boats around. Likewise, slow down if another boat is passing you. This is safer for both of you. The faster you are going, the faster the other boat must go to get around you. For fishermen in the group, never cut off another fisherman. Always keep an eye out when motoring past docks or piers or

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along the shoreline. A lot of the time, people will be fishing from them and will have lines cast out. Be sure to give them room and respect their right to fish. Remember, a boat is a motorized vehicle; therefore operating one under the influence of alcohol is not only illegal, but not a safe choice. If you choose to consume an alcoholic beverage, that is fine, just be sure to have a designated driver. There must be enough life jackets on board the vessel for everyone on the boat. Cushion or similar floatation devices are not a legal substitute for a life jacket. If your boat has a kill switch, use it. When launching your boat at the ramp, don’t be “that” person who isn’t ready when it is their time to drop their boat in. Have everything you can have done ahead of time done so that when you approach the ramp you can get your boat launched and get out of the way as quickly as possible. The ramp is not the place for prepping your boat. Lastly, avoid “road rage” while on the water. You are bound to encounter other boaters on occasion who either do not exhibit courtesy or respect the law. Losing your cool will only lead to problems. Enjoy the remaining summer days out on the water of your local waterway. Just be sure to drive defensively, follow the law and use common courtesy when you do.


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Attractions

Summer fun on the Madam Carroll

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Unlimited free access, with very few restrictions, to all our entertainment cruises this summer AND all next year. The $125 membership also gets you first access to tickets on newly released events, significantly discounted tickets on all our dinner and brunch cruises, 50% off all private table reservations, and 20% off all the merchandise from our new online store. For news and updates from Indiana’s largest boat, visit https://madamcarroll.com

July 4 – Fireworks Over Freeman Cruise, 8 p.m. July 7 – Senior Bash for Twin Lakes High School Class of 2020, 7 p.m. July 12 – Brunch Cruise, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. July 18 – The Flying Toasters, 8 p.m. July 25 – The Why Store, 8-11 p.m. July 31 – Dinner cruise, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 1 – The Time Travelers, 8 p.m. Aug. 8 – The Flying Toasters, 8 p.m. Aug. 14 – Bruce Barker Piano Man, 8 p.m. Aug. 16 – Brunch Cruise, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 22 – Toy Factory, 8 p.m.

Aug. 23 – The Race Day Cruise, noon-3 p.m. Aug. 28 – Dinner Cruise, 7-9 p.m. Aug. 29 – Levi Riggs, 8 p.m. Sept. 5 – The 2nd Annual Derby Cruise, 3-6 p.m. Sept. 6 – Labor Day Weekend Family Cruise, with Stella Luna and the Satellites, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 13 – Brunch Cruise, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 18 – Bruce Barker Piano Man, 8 p.m. Sept. 25 – Dinner Cruise, 7-9 p.m. Sept. 26 – Henry Lee Summer, 8 p.m. Oct. 23 – Dinner Cruise, 7-9 p.m.

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Golf Tippecanoe Country Club (Open to the public) 3267 NW Shafer Drive Monticello, IN. Telephone:574-583-9977 18 holes/ Par 72 Course Rating: 72.9 Slope: 136 Pine View Golf Course 5310 Norway Road.   Monticello, IN.   Telephone: 574-583-3339 18 holes/ Par 72 Course Rating:70.8 Slope:123 www. pineviewgolf.net    Hollow Acres 8291 U.S. 421, Monticello, IN. Telephone: 574-965-2182 www.hollowacres.com Miniature Golf Course Rating: 26.8 Slope: 63

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Attractions

Craft and Artisan Local Libations   The Twin Lakes area has embraced the trend of locally made wines and beers, and the use of local ingredients — with more businesses popping up each year. Crasian Brewing Company Crasian Brewing Company, located at 207 S. Railroad St. Crasian Brewing in Brookston, is the Company newest of the four Hours local adult beverage Thursday: 3-9 p.m. makers, owners Tom Friday: 3-10 p.m. and Michele Buling- Saturday: 2-10 p.m. ton opening the busi- Sunday: 2-7 p.m. ness at the beginning 207 S. Railroad of September 2017. Crasian combined Street, Suite B their desire to own Brookston, Ind. their own business (765) 563-8339 crasianbrewing.com and their hobby of home brewing. The brewery rotates eight ales on tap because of their small size, and they offer growlers and “crowlers,” 32-ounce cans for as an alternative to the glass crowlers. The beers are all natural and start with water, barley, hops and yeast, and Crasian uses base malts from Lebanon, Ind., and honey from Battleground, Ind., Michele said. The brewery offers painting and craft parties, and other events such as beer release parties, as well as card games and an “adult pinewood derby.” Fruitshine Wine This is the sixth season that Fruitshine Wine has offered natural wines made solely from fresh fruits, cane Fruitshine Wines sugar, water and glu- Hours ten-free yeast. – no Thursday-Sunday: juice concentrates, no Noon-6 p.m. preservatives, no sul11752 W. 1100 N. fites and no sorbates. The winery grows Monticello, Ind. 88 percent of the fruit (574) 808-9229 fruitshinewine.com it uses or buys local and organic (except for bananas). It’s a time consuming process that uses the recipes and processes handed down from owner Dan Alvarez’s great grandmother and requires making the wines as

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soon as the fruit is picked and rid of any pieces affected by fungus or mold. According to the federal government, “we’re the only place in the continental United States doing anything like it,” Alvarez said. Fruitshine uses 1-1/2 pounds of fruit in each jar – except for the blueberry wine, which uses 2 pounds of fruit. This year, Alvarez has added an Indiana blackberry wine. The results seem to be worth the care because it is recognized as one of Indiana’s top 11 wineries by the website, “Best Things in Indiana,” and has people travel 12 or more hours to visit. The winery’s 13 acres, including a private beach and lake, is open for parties of up to 80 people, from corporate retreats to weddings and anniversaries to reunion. Kopacetic Beer Factory White County’s first brewery opened in 2017, when brewmaster Sean Manahan returned to his homeKopacetic Beer town of Monticello Factory after working in Indi- Hours ana breweries since Monday-Thursday: he graduated college 4-10 p.m. Friday: 4-11 p.m. in 2010. Not only does Ko- Saturday: 12-11 p.m. pacetic produce its Sunday: 12-10 p.m. own craft beers, ro- 12195 US 421 tating them regularly Monticello, Ind. and trying new styles, (574) 808-3378 it only carries spirits, kopaceticbeer.com meads, ciders and beers that are craft-produced in Indiana, Manahan said. In its two years, the brewery has served more than 1,000 Indiana-made beers in addition to its own brews. The brewery also has at least 50 Indiana spirits, more than 20 meads/wines/ciders and enough beers to offer more than 100 choices each day, he said. Manahan also stays as local with the ingredients as possible for ingredients for his own beers, he said. When he returned to his hometown,


Attractions M a n a h an teamed up with his family’s The Scoreboard restaurant and bought the old county garage south of Monticello, the restaurant on one side and the brewery on

the other. Scoreboard has recently changed its menu and added delivery service. The menu approach is the same as the beer approach, seeing what they want to play with and what they want to grow with. Kopacetic has a band on the first Friday of every month while it showcases another Indiana brewery, and also has entertainment on other nights, bringing in bands and acts from Chicago and Indianapolis that don’t always play Monticello.

Every other Thursday is trivia night, too. Whyte Horse Winery Set in a renovated 1886 farmhouse, Whyte Horse Winery offers dry, semi-dry, sweet and fruit wines, including Traminette, Indiana’s signature wine. It also offers wine drinks, such as wineWhyte Horse a-rita, strawberry Winery lemonade muscato and caramel apple Hours Tuesday-Thursday: slushy and now has 11:00 a.m.-7 p.m. growlers where cus- Friday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. tomers can purchase Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 these types of drinks p.m. to go. Sunday: Noon-6 p.m. The caramel apple is still a fall seasonal 1510 S. Airport Rd. drink, said Amanda Monticello, Ind. Crain, one of the win- (574) 583-2345 whytehorsewinery.com ery’s four owners. Whyte Horse offers its Wine After Work on Friday evenings with special foods and offers live music events. Whyte Horse also offers wine tastings during normal business hours.

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Libraries

Monticello-Union Township Public Library Summer 2020 Reading Program

Monticello-Union Township Public Library 321. W. Broadway St. Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Closed Sundays Imagine Your Story @ the Library The MUTPL Summer Reading Program will begin July 6 and end August 14. Open to all ages. Read 6 books, complete reading log, and collect your prize! A digital reading log will be available through our website. Your completed reading log

or digital entry will be entered in for the grand prize drawing. Enjoy attending storytimes, a concert, crafts, Pop Club To Go, and more upcoming programs. Check the Library’s calendar for upcoming programs starting in July. For more information, you can contact the library at 574-583-2665 or visit www.monticello. lib.in.us

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Monon Town and Township Public Library

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Attractions

Delphi boasts still-active theatre Photo courtesy of indianalandmarks.org

The Delphi Opera House is more than a historic site that was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2010. It’s a still-active theatre to see musicals, musicians and plays, including big name acts such as classical musicians, Emmy-winner Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band and John McEuen (of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) and the String Wizards. Attached to the building is the Opera House Gallery, a private business and sometimes Opera House partner that holds a collection of local artists’ works and offers classes. Originally built as the Assion-Ruffing City Hall in 1864 for merchants Joseph Assion and John Ruffing, the red brick Italianate building was constructed with three retail spaces on the ground floor, office and/or residential rooms on the second level and a large meeting room on the third floor, according to the Opera House’s website Although an engraved limestone arch over the center double windows of the third floor states “City Hall,” the building was intended for public gatherings and has never been home to government entities. In 1881, John Lathrope, partnered with John Ruffing to remodel the third floor of the Assion-Ruffing City Hall into a grand

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opera house, according to the website. In 1998, the Delphi Preservation Society got the building on the National Register and began restoring the Opera House, which had been deemed unsafe in 1914 by the fire marshal and had been used for storage over the decades. The Opera House conducts tours each Saturday at 1 p.m. If you go – 109 S. Washington St. Delphi, Ind. Phone: (765) 564-4300 www.delphioperahouse.org Box Office Hours Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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Attractions The Historic Wolcott house was once owned by the founder of the town of Wolcott, Anson Wolcott. Construction of the house was completed after the Civil War with a dining room, three storage room, library, full basement, kitchen, bathroom, two parlors, six bedrooms and the observatory at the top of the home. Anson’s grandson, Roger Wolcott, gave the house to Princeton Township in 1956.

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