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Welcome to Monticello/White County Indiana History Location & Transportation Government Greater Monticello Community Spotlight Houses of Worship Homes & Real Estate Recreation Tourism Boutiques, Antiques and Unique Shopping Arts & Entertainment Quality Education Business & Industry Economic Resources Community Resources Health Care Newcomers Guide Advertiser Index


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This is a Town Square Publication created and produced for the Monticello Chamber of Commerce 105 W. Broadway Street • Monticello, IN 47960 Phone: (574) 583-7220 • Fax: (574) 583-3399 Website: Copyright© 2015 Town Square Publications 155 E. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Every effort has been made to assure the accuracy of the information in this publication. The Chamber and Town Square assume no responsibility for misinformation. Please contact the Chamber with any additions or corrections. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission of the Chamber and Town Square is prohibited. Chairman, CEO and Publisher Douglas K. Ray President and Chief Operating Officer Scott Stone Director Scott Ray Editor Gerry Alger Production Manager Joe Nugara Content Coordinator Stefanie Mikutis Graphic Designer Kirsten Riedl Acquisition Manager John Dussman Advertising Sales Mary Garges Ad Production Coordinator Tiffany Salerno Photo Credits Brandi Page, Laura Page, Andrea Haselby, Janet Dold, Tiffany Crowell, Leslie Goss, White County Economic Development, Indiana Beach

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Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce

& White County Visitors Bureau We are located on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Monticello, Indiana. The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau strives to build a favorable business, government and community environment to enhance the quality of life in our area. We represent retail, recreational, industrial, service, agriculture, educational, commercial, professional, and nonprofit businesses in the Greater Monticello and White County area. The strength of the Chamber of Commerce lies in its membership. The key to our success is a shared responsibility of our collective goals. Together, we can accomplish goals which for one individual would be impossible.

Downtown Monticello • 574-583-7220

In the heart of the Midwest lies a community with a collective integrity that makes it a leader in industrial and agricultural development.

We Invite You to Explore the Opportunities in White County. • Phone: (574) 583-6557 • Fax: (574) 583-6230 124 N. Main Street, Suite A • Monticello, IN 47960

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to Monticello/White County Indiana ... life with a splash Shafer. For residents, it is the joy of a lakes community that is attractive.

Monticello/White County’s impressive tourism assets, diverse economic base and dynamic leadership make it a gem to any target … a business, visitor or potential resident. Businesses appreciate the quality of life, higher educational opportunities, impressive healthcare, and dedicated workforce. Located halfway between Indianapolis and Chicago, Monticello/White County is a great destination for businesses and tourists.

Monticello is an extraordinary city where our lakes are more than a landscape … they are an all-encompassing lifestyle. Like the lakes, the City of Monticello is also a place of unbridled fun. It is filled with energy … families playing at Indiana Beach, vibrant leadership, young adults starting their education at Ivy Tech. Monticello has both a wonderful calm and sparkling energy.

For visitors, Monticello is home to Indiana Beach, one of the State of Indiana’s premier tourism attractions, located on Lake

On behalf of the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and White County Visitors Bureau, we extend an invitation to spend a

day, a week, or a lifetime in Monticello. As you explore the pages of this book and learn about our wonderful city, you will discover a community you’ll want to call “home.” The Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce and White County Visitors Bureau offers area businesses the strength of a unified organization that works toward mutual business and community goals. The strength of our organization lies in the vision and spirit of our dedicated members. Welcome to Monticello/White County … life with a splash. e

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history ...

life with a splash of yesteryear

the center of Monticello. The courthouse had a clock tower that reached skyward for at least eight stories. This lovely landmark stood center stage for nearly 80 years. In 1909, Monticello became an incorporated city. Its first mayor was Thomas O’Connor, who built the historic stone mansion on Bluff Street.

In 1829, the first settlers arrived in Monticello and located on the west bank of the Tippecanoe River. Friendly Potawatomie Indians greeted the settlers. These Native Americans raised corn, pumpkins, squash and potatoes. It was rich soil that originally drew settlers who came mostly from Virginia, New York, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio. In addition to Native American crops, they added oats, wheat and clover to the agricultural mix.

In the 1920s two events occurred that changed the character of Monticello. In 1923, Norway Dam, north of Monticello, was completed creating Lake Shafer. Two years later, Oakdale Dam, a few miles south of the city, was built and created Lake Freeman. These two meandering lakes established Monticello as a major tourism area.

In 1834, the Indiana legislature created a new county named for Colonel Isaac White, a hero in the Battle of Tippecanoe. White County Commissioners selected a location for the county seat on the west bank of the Tippecanoe River. They named the city Monticello in honor of President Thomas Jefferson’s home. In 1849, the Monticello Hydraulic Company was formed. It built a dam across the Tippecanoe River and the first industrial effort was the construction of a gristmill. A sawmill, a woolen mill and furniture factory soon added to the economic landscape. In 1854, the Louisville, New Albany and Chicago Railway laid track in White County

and the population grew. New settlers came from Germany, Ireland and Scotland, seeking the promise of freedom and a new life in this rich agricultural and industrial environment. In 1894, the cornerstone for a third White County Courthouse was laid. A year later, a new Bedford Limestone building dominated

On Wednesday, April 3, 1974, a devastating tornado swept through Monticello. The tornado destroyed everything in its path, including schools, homes, many downtown buildings and the beloved historic courthouse. In 2014, city and county officials remodeled areas around the courthouse, focusing on Constitution Plaza. Memorial brick pavers and a county map are two of the features on the new plaza. e

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location & transportation ... life with a splash of easy access to business and fun! Situated on the Tippecanoe River between Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman, the City of Monticello is ideally located approximately the same distance from two major metropolitan areas … Chicago and Indianapolis. Interstate 65 is approximately 20 miles to the west via U.S. Highway 24. This highway intersects with north-south U.S. Highway 421 and State Road 39 in Monticello. Monticello’s highway and rail transportation systems provide companies and industries with a wide spectrum of capabilities to meet their unique needs. Whether bringing in raw materials or shipping finished goods, we have the necessary resources to keep goods and services moving. The White County Airport provides a fullmaintenance facility and fuel for jet and prop-driven aircraft. The airport is the homebase for both corporate and privately owned airplanes. Located south of Monticello,

the airport built a new terminal in 2008. Recently, the county airport’s Automated Weather Observation System was completed, providing up-to-the minute weather information for incoming flights. The Airport Board secured funding to extend the runway from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet.

near Wolcott. In addition, several motor freight firms provide intra- and interstate shipping.

CSX, Toledo Peoria & Western and Burlington Northern Santa Fe railways serve the community’s business and industrial base. TP&W’s Hoosier Lift-Intermodal is located

Great location … ample transportation … easy access to business and fun … that’s what put us on the map! e

Monticello is located 80 miles from Burns Harbor at Portage, giving area firms access to world markets via the St. Lawrence Seaway.

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government ...

life with a splash of outstanding public service City of Monticello officials are dedicated to serving all citizens with the quick responsiveness of a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor serves with four council members elected from city wards, a council-at-large representative, the clerktreasurer and the city attorney. Public Safety is a high city priority. The Monticello Police Department has quality full-time officers with reserve and parttime personnel adding to the department. Throughout the community, officers are highly visible as they provide business security checks and assistance at community events. The police department is active in area schools providing educational material on safety issues and anti-substance abuse programs. White County Sheriff’s Department manages county-wide law enforcement services. j

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24 Hour offSt. Locations Brookston: 509Drop South (Town garage) 24 Hour Drop off Locations Brookston: 509 South St. (Town garage) Buffalo: Kiger Dr. and 16 W. 24 Hour Drop off Locations Brookston: 509 South St. (Town garage) Buffalo: Kiger Dr. and 16 W. Burnetsville: 5th St. (North of the Bee Hive) Brookston: 509 South St. (Town garage) Buffalo: Dr. and W. Burnetsville: 5thKiger St. (North of 16 the Bee Chalmers: 2nd and Chestnut St. side of Hive) town garage) Buffalo: Kiger Dr.(North and 16 W. Burnetsville: 5th of the Chalmers: 2ndand andMarket Chestnut St. (North side of Hive) town garage) Monon: 3rd St. (North (North side ofBee the Fire Dept.) Burnetsville: 5th St. St. (North of the Bee Hive) Chalmers: 2nd and Chestnut St. (North side of town garage) Monon: 3rd and Market St. (North side of the Fire Dept.) Monticello: 1088 W. Broadway (Walmart Parking lot) Chalmers: 2nd and Chestnut St. (North side of town garage) Monon: 3rd and Market St. (North side of the Fire Dept.) Monticello: 1088 W. Broadway (Walmart Parking lot) 426 North 6th St. ( South of County Sheriff’s station) Monon: 3rd and Market St. (North side of the Fire Dept.) Monticello: 1088 W. Broadway (Walmart Parking lot) 426 North 6th St. ( South of County Sheriff’s station) Wolcott: 2nd to the (Walmart Farmer’s Elevator) Monticello: 1088St.W.(Next Broadway Parking lot) 426 North of County Sheriff’s station) 2ndSt. (Next to Farmer’s Elevator) 426Wolcott: North 6th 6th St.St.(( South South of the County Sheriff’s station) White County Businesses Wolcott: 2nd St. (Next to the Farmer’s Elevator) Wolcott: 2nd St. (Next to the Farmer’s Elevator)

County Businesses Free pickup pfWhite corrugated cardboard is available for a minimal White County Businesses startup fee. Several types of scrap plastic are also Free pickup pfWhite corrugated cardboard is available forrecyclable. a minimal County Businesses Please call the recycling centerplastic for more information. Free pickup pf corrugated cardboard is available a startup fee. Several types of scrap are also Free pickup pf corrugated cardboard is available for forrecyclable. a minimal minimal startup fee. Several types of scrap plastic are also recyclable. Please call the recycling center for more information. startup fee. Several types of scrap plastic are also recyclable. Please Please call call the the recycling recycling center center for for more more information. information.

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The Monticello Fire Department has over twenty full-time firefighters, several part-time employees, and volunteers. The department has four life-support ambulances staffed by EMT’s, Advanced EMT’s and Paramedics. Volunteers with EMS and Paramedic credentials are also part of the professional staff.

community construction plans to insure adequate fire safety standards.

The Fire Department has a full fleet of quality fire-fighting equipment, including a 100-foot aerial ladder, a heavy-duty rescue vehicle with advanced life support, three engines, and a 2,000-gallon tanker. Firefighters assist area Conservation Officers in water rescue operations. Department officials are responsible to review all new

The Monticello City Streets, Parks, Water, and Sewage Treatment Departments provide the same excellence in service as the police and fire departments. The Monticello Water Works renovated the historic standpipe on South Bluff Street. Built in 1895, it is one of the State of Indiana’s oldest existing standpipes. e

The Fire Department has an ISO Public Protection Classification rating of 4. Since 1971, ISO has been a leading source of information about property/casualty insurance risk.

227 N. Main Street Monticello, IN 47960 574-583-9889 Fax: 574-583-9244 A community unique in character and hometown values, the City of Monticello provides outstanding city services: Public safety is our highest priority Competent, trained and dedicated emergency, fire and rescue services State certified paramedic provider with advance life support pre-hospital care Fully accredited police department A full-service municipality High-quality water treatment facility Three city water wells with a capacity of approximately 4,300,000 gallons per day Complete sewer service Safe and well-maintained city street network Snow, leaf and brush removal Outstanding healthy and natural environment Park network with South Main Altherr Nature Park Street as the anchor park Walking Trails Jordan Skate Park Plans for Nature Center Bluewater Beach Park Educational Classes Voigt Park with Monticello Splash into Countless Swimming Pool recreational opportunities

The City of Monticello, a great place to live, learn, and grow. Mayor Kenneth Houston & Clerk/Treasurer Jim Mann


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Community spotlight ... life with a splash of good neighbors Each White County community has its own charm and strengths. Together, the communities create a strong county full of possibilities.

Brookston: Brookston’s proximity to Lafayette and Purdue University make this community a haven for those looking for small-town living with access to a major market area. The Brookston community is grounded in the Arts. Pivotal to the renaissance of hand-papermaking in America, Twin Rocker Handmade paper was established in 1971. Eateries with grand tradition make Brookston their home. Annually, Brookston sponsors the county’s largest festival … the Apple Popcorn Festival. It is scheduled annually on the third Saturday in September.

Buffalo: This northern White County community is located on the banks of the Tippecanoe River. Campsites, cottages and cornfields define the countryside. “A river runs through it” providing fun activities such as fishing, boating, and canoeing along the shoreline.

Burnettsville: Located in the eastern corner of White County, Burnettsville has a familyoriented spirit. Dedicated citizens keep busy year-round and are engaged to preserving the community’s rich history. Annually, Burnettsville celebrates Community Day on the last Saturday in September.

Chalmers: Chalmers is a small community with cheerful hospitality and togetherness. Chalmers is home to the Maintenance Center for the county’s wind farms. The structure j

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includes separate facilities for each turbine manufacturer’s technicians. Located on State Road 43, an agricultural cooperative operates a fuel center and services for local farmers.

Idaville: East of Monticello on U.S. Highway 24, Idaville is a small rural community with a spirit of family values. Annually, visitors enjoy the popular Idaville Tractor Pull. At holiday time, a local tree farm offers families the experience of cutting fresh Christmas trees … creating memories that last a lifetime. Monon: With its historic roots tied to the railroads, the Town of Monon has a rich history surrounding the Monon Line that was created by the Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railroad in 1853. Through the devotion and hard work of community preservationists, downtown Monon was named to the National Register of Historic Places. In 2014, restoration began on the historic Monon Theater located on Market Street. The downtown theater opened in 1938 as the Howard Theatre. North of 10

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downtown, the Monon Connection Railroad Museum with the Whistle Stop Café is dedicated to preserving the rich rail history. Annually, Monon celebrates its Food Fest on the first Saturday in June.

Reynolds: Located in the heart of White County, Reynolds is home of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and the White County 4-H Fairgrounds. Each July, Reynolds hosts the annual White County 4-H Fair, noted as one of Indiana’s finest. Reynolds stands at the crossroads of U.S. Highway 24 and U.S. Highway 421/43, one of the most traveled roadways in Indiana.

Wolcott: Wolcott’s location makes it a prime industrial and business location. Interstate 65 is four miles west of Wolcott, providing easy access to the Interstate. The historic Anson Wolcott House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and serves as the center of many community events including the annual Fourth of July celebration. e

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houses of worship ... life with a generous splash of faith

Faith and family values have been and remain a major inuences in the lives of Monticello residents. Churches representing all major denominations raise steeples skyward. Church architectural designs and service formats

vary. Teaching and reaching the faithful are a constant thread among all denominations. Consistently, congregations come together for faith and fellowship. A strong, spiritual component is prevalent in the community. e

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homes & real estate ... life with a splash of quality living Monticello offers all the quiet comforts of small-town living with a surprising array of homes. Whether you like living in the city, in wooded acres, on the lake or a golf course, in a retirement community, in a quiet neighborhood, in a condominium or townhouse, in a large subdivision or in an

apartment … your heart’s desire is here. Lake and riverside locations abound. Lakes Shafer and Freeman offer miles of shoreline which translate into scenic home sites. Lakeside homes include customdesigned executive homes, condominiums, mid-size family homes, and cozy cottages. Monticello has perfect homes for full-time or part-time residents … lakeside! Monticello also has lovely historic homes with many architectural styles represented - Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Tudor, Federal, Cape Cod, American Foursquare and Victorian masterpieces from the early decades of the 20th century.

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recreation ... life with a splash of endless options

In Monticello, families and visitors can enjoy a total spectrum of recreational activities including water sports, hiking, boating, picnicking, baseball, basketball, soccer, football, softball, bicycling, running, fishing, hunting, walking, skiing, tubing and birding. There are endless recreational options in marvelous Monticello! The Monticello Parks and Recreation Department is the anchor for many activities. The parks and recreation office is housed in the Anheier Building located at the Monticello City Park on South Main Street. The Monticello City Park boasts both an upper and lower level. The upper park is an action-filled area. There is a lighted basketball court, fenced-in play area for tiny tots, baseball diamond and challenging playground equipment. Park benches, swings, and picnic tables welcome families to come and stay while children play. The park pavilions are in high demand for gatherings, meetings, family reunions, and birthday or anniversary parties. The lower park level offers nature’s beauty in a secluded area complete with a meandering stream crossed by two rustic bridges. This area features a gazebo, walkways, and greenways. It is a popular site for portrait photography and bird watching.

Annually, the Monticello Rotary Club partners with the Parks Department on many projects including enhancing the beauty in the lower portion of the City Park. This is just one example of community commitment to an ongoing service project. A park for all seasons, the Monticello City Park becomes a Winter Wonderland during the holidays. Christmas lights and lighted displays turn the upper park into a holiday greeting card as visitors and residents drive through to experience the season.

Located at Ohio and First Street, Voigt Park is home to a 25-meter swimming pool with diving area and a wading pool. At this location, the Parks Department offers lifeguard, first aid, and CPR training, in addition to swimming lessons. Voigt Park features lighted softball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, fitness stations, shelters, and a small playground.

In 2010, the City purchased property to fulfill the legacy of community leader, William (Bill) Altherr. It was Bill’s wish to create a familyoriented nature park for the community he loved. To ensure that dream, he gifted $638,000 to the Monticello City Parks & Recreation Department. Altherr Nature Park, located on South Main Street, contains 18.2 acres of land. The area showcases natural grasses and a multi-use trail through the park. Since the park’s acquisition, there have been two volunteer cleanup days to remove debris from the park. Eagle Scouts also have participated in three major projects – a tremendous help with the progress of Altherr Nature Park. In the beginning of 2012, the Parks Department removed existing buildings and prepared the prairie area for seeding of natural grasses. Altherr Nature Park’s development will continue with construction of the Butterfly Garden and an Outdoor Amphitheatre.

Bluewater Beach Park is located on the west bank of the Tippecanoe River. This park provides public access boat docks, and fishing piers. There are several small picnic shelters, grills, a basketball court, and playground equipment for park patrons. j

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Completed in 2010, Jordan Park on Fisher and First Streets is home to Monticello’s Skate Park. This is an exciting venue for skate boarders, BMX bikes, and in-line or quad skaters. The park also includes a walking trail, playground and pavilions. Ever evolving and improving, the city plans to complete a walking trail system which will include Tioga Park and the historic Tioga Bridge across Lake Freeman. A vision is that this trail system will connect with Delphi trails to the south and Monon trails to the northwest. In 2010, the City of Monticello completed work on the Tornado Memorial Park located on South Bluff Street across from the White County Historical Museum. Featured in this area are original street lights, and the water fountain that sat by the Bedford Limestone Courthouse. The Parks Department, together with the Monticello Union Township Library, provides ongoing classes and activities. The local National Audubon Society Chapter also provides year-round programs and outings. Each season offers new opportunities to enjoy bird watching. From December to February, Bald Eagles nests are found on the

Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers. Each winter, scores of these majestic birds seeking open water for fish migrating into our area.

Each fall, this is one of Indiana’s greatest wildlife spectacles as the Sandhill Cranes visit the region’s shallow marshes.

The twin lakes area is a prime location for waterfowl migration. In early winter, migrating ducks also seek the open water. In the western part of White County, hundreds of American Golden Plovers make our area one of their critical migration stop-overs.

Boating and fishing enthusiasts find paradise on Lakes Shafer and Freeman. Boats can be launched from many privately owned resorts, public access sites, and marinas lining the shores of these great lakes.

In fall, Sandhill Cranes call overhead as they migrate south through the county. At the Jasper-Pulaski Fish and Wildlife Area, a short distance from Monticello, you can see approximately 30,000 cranes at one time.

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tourism ...

life with a splash of fantastic fun Monticello is a vibrant community offering all who come here the perfect opportunity to get away from it all. Monticello/White County annually shares its amenities and heritage with approximately one million visitors.

Because of the lakes, Monticello has dual identities … peaceful and fun. As the sun rises with a day full of promises, Monticello shows the serene and peaceful side of the lakes. The City is also friendly and energetic … bright, busy, crowded, fun.

Surrounding Lake Shafer and Lake Freeman are a grand array of businesses … bed and breakfasts, resorts, motels, hotels, campgrounds, rental cottages, bait shops, boat rentals, marinas and restaurants. Because Monticello is a tourism community, we have opportunities not commonly found in communities our size. While summer is our peak tourism season, the lakes offer year-round excitement. Watching the seasons change on the lakes is a transition not to be missed. Indiana Beach, an amusement park, is located on Lake Shafer with Indiana Beach and Ideal Beach RV Parks located near the amusement park. In addition to thrilling rides, Indiana Beach offers unique shops, great eateries, and water sports. A ride on the Shafer Queen gives a view of lakeside living. j


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For sightseeing on Lake Freeman, visitors enjoy the Madam Carroll, the largest licensed Coast Guard approved inland water craft in the State of Indiana. Throughout the season, this destination attraction features several scheduled dinners and music events. Each July, the Madam Carroll leads a Patriotic Boat Parade honoring America’s military personnel. Premier golf courses are part of Monticello’s appeal to both residents and visitors. Bordered by Lake Shafer, Tippecanoe Country Club (TCC) has served as one of White County’s oldest and most treasured attractions. Formed in 1920, it preceded the development of both lakes and the dams.

In 1961, the most important change to the golf course was made when famed Indianapolis architect Pete Dye helped install greens and tees to expand the course to 18 holes. TCC is meticulously groomed and considered one of the finest courses in Indiana. The course hosts a Pro Shop and is open to the public. Founded in 1985, Pine View Golf Course has an 18-hole course, driving range, two putting greens and a Pro Shop. Pine View Resort has a 9-hole course and is home to Indiana Golf Academy which provides comprehensive instruction and access to several area golf courses.

Hollow Acres Golf Center is located south of Monticello. It features a 9-hole course, driving range, and miniature golf for family fun. In 2010, this great family business celebrated its Golden Anniversary. Part of Indiana’s growing agri-tourism industry, Whyte Horse Winery located south of Monticello hosts special events in addition to offer superb tasting experiences with their award-winning wines. Greater Monticello boasts a variety of great dining and shopping options. Visitors find relaxation and endless activities year-round in this vibrant community. Monticello … life with a splash! e

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boutiques, antiques

and unique shopping ... life with a splash of fun and style What sets our retail experience apart from the miles of monster malls is trust, going the extra mile, friendly service, and true hometown shopping at its best. Tour the aisles of nationally recognized stores or browse through inviting antique shops. Quality clothing and jewelry stores showcase Michigan Avenue style on Main Street.

Monticello merchants, with the Chamber, plan regular shopping extravaganzas to entice shoppers to shop their hometown first.

Dream a new landscape at unique garden centers.

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arts & entertainment ... life with a splash of Art

There are ample opportunities for residents and visitors alike to enjoy a variety of entertainment and artistic choices in marvelous Monticello. In June and October, Whyte Horse Winery hosts Art on the Vine Meets the Classics … an art and classic car event. With a tasting room set in a renovated 1886 farmhouse, Whyte Horse Winery is the result of vision and a passion for fine wines. Throughout the year, events at this award-winning winery draw people to this community gem. During the summer tourism season, Indiana Beach’s Roof Lounge features the finest in live entertainment. Summertime cruises aboard the Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman also

offer live entertainment, dancing and dinner, while viewing the scenic lakeshore. Every Friday in the summer, local radio station WMRS/Sunny 107.7 FM hosts the TGIF Pool Party. From 10 a.m. to noon, downtown streets are packed with people listening to music and picking up Pool Party prizes! In Monticello, discover secret gardens and bounty’s best at Monticello In Bloom’s Annual Garden Walk scheduled each June. As lovely as the gardens on display, area garden shops provide outstanding choices, and experts at each shop can help you create your own personal masterpiece.

Summer in downtown Monticello features a weekly Tuesday night Cruise-In event with classic cars, shopping and great food. The Spirit of Monticello Festival each June celebrates community spirit with a host of activities. In July, downtown streets rock as the Monticello Business Alliance hosts the Main Street Tour/Taste of White. Thousands of visitors, residents, and class reunion groups pack the streets to enjoy live music and the tastes of White County’s finest restaurants. The Monticello-Union Township Library is the cultural cornerstone for the community. In July, the library staff and Friends of the Library host the outstanding Broadway Art Show. Indiana artists exhibit original artwork with a wide selection of beautiful, handcrafted art including jewelry, pottery, textiles, glass, wood, paintings, and more. The library’s summer concert series is a great tradition featuring a variety of bands and musicians performing on the library lawn. In the winter, a murder mystery dinner theater features local actors. Annually, these events grow, providing great entertainment. The Monticello-Union Township Library is a source of varied, enrichment experiences. It is committed to fostering a lifelong love of learning and an appreciation of the Arts. The library’s Board of Trustees established an Endowment Plan to enhance services and provide long-term support of cultural activities to the growing population of Monticello. e

Whyte Horse Winery Tasting Room • Gift Shop Indoor & Outdoor Seating Banquets • Weddings Custom Made Gift Baskets


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quality education ... life with a splash of lifelong learning

Monticello offers lifelong learning opportunities for residents, beginning with preschools and continuing on to postsecondary opportunities.

It is exemplified by fine buildings and equipment, excellent programs, highly skilled instructors, interested parents and students who are eager to learn.

Monticello has quality preschools and early learning programs. Early literacy is supported through the library with a program called “Ready to Read” that helps children under the age of five develop reading skills.

Ivy Tech’s White County Instructional Center offers a variety of higher educational options. Students can take first-year classes in Monticello and finish an associate degree on the Lafayette campus, or take classes that transfer credit to other colleges and universities. Ivy Tech offers dual credit classes to high school students giving them the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school.

Monticello-Union Township Library and the schools support the population’s diversity with English as a Second Language and Spanish classes. Many educational and cultural activities are sponsored by the library, schools, and area organizations. Twin Lakes School Corporation serves Monticello and the communities of Idaville, Burnettsville, and Yeoman. The corporation’s administrative headquarters is housed in the former South Grade School, a building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The corporation includes three elementary schools, a middle school and a high school. An atmosphere of educational teamwork has been developed in the Twin Lakes Schools.

Ivy Tech recently introduced an associate degree in pre-engineering that transfers to Purdue University’s bachelor degree programs in civil engineering or environmental and ecological engineering. In the eight-county Ivy Tech Lafayette region, the college touches the lives of over 12,000 students each academic year and offers associate degrees and certificates in 42 programs in the areas of business, health sciences, computing, technology, nursing, public services, education, applied science,

engineering technology, and liberal arts. Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The White County Academic Skills Center is a non-profit agency providing educational classes that includes workforce development skills. The agency offers the High School Equivalency exam, formerly the GED. CDC Resources is an agency that creates “opportunities for all abilities,” They support personal, social and life skill development in varied and training and community situations. They offer agencybased vocational training and community employment. In 2009, the library connected with Evergreen Indiana, an open source integrated library system. Evergreen software allows patrons access to over one million items through member libraries and a resource exchange program. e

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business & industry ... splash into progress, possibility, professionalism and profit The City of Monticello/White County’s strength is found in its dynamic mix of industry, renewable energy enterprises, agriculture, small business, and tourism. The diverse industrial base represents national and international companies. White County Economic Development office with President Randy Mitchell oversees the economic development of the county. For more information, visit

Mid-America Commerce Park In western White County, the Mid-America Commerce Park has excellent access to transportation infrastructure. The new Commerce Park is located halfway between Chicago and Indianapolis. In 2014, White County partnered with Garmong Construction Services and

Garmong Development Company, LLC, an Indiana-based company, to provide project financing and single source design-building delivery of a 60,000-square-foot industrial shell building, expandable to 240,000 square feet. The shell building is being constructed at the intersection of U.S. Highway 24 and CR 1200, approximately one mile east of I-65. The new facility will be constructed of precast concrete to a clear height of 32 feet.

A Leader in Agriculture Annually, White County ranks among Indiana’s top producers in corn, popcorn, soybeans and hogs. Several White County businesses are connected with the strong agriculture presence in the county. In Monon, Wabash Valley Farms manufactures the famous, patented stovetop Whirley Pop Popcorn Popper featured in America’s premier stores. ConAgra is located in Brookston and provides 95 percent of the popcorn for Orville Redenbacher and Act II Microwave Popcorn bags nationwide. White County Egg Farm (Rose Acres), a leader in egg production, is located in Monon. Grow Direct in downtown Monticello sells seed corn directly to farmers. Global Harvest Foods Ltd. purchased Reynolds’ manufacturing plant of Morning Song Wild Bird Seed from Scott’s Miracle-Gro Company. Global Harvest, a Seattle-based company, has a national footprint in this industry. White County has several Co-Alliance businesses providing Agronomy, Power Fuel, Grain Marketing, and Feed Solutions.

A Splash of Green White County, Indiana is a recognized leader in the renewable energy field. In the western part of the county, revolving wind turbines line the rural landscape. Meadow Lake Wind Farm, owned by Horizon Wind Energy/EDP Renewables, is a planned five-phase commercial wind farm with a potential capacity of 600 MW.


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The electricity generated by Meadow Lake Wind Farm is sold on the regional wholesale market. The wind farm helps provide energy security to the United States by diversifying the electricity generation portfolio. Carroll White REMC, along with Wabash Valley Power and Waste Management, made a commitment to support a valuable renewable energy source utilizing landfill gas at Liberty Landfill near Buffalo. Green Power is a biomass gas created when materials decay in landfills. Wabash Valley Power owns two generating plants at this site providing 6.9 megawatts of Green Power. White County has two anaerobic digesters. Bio Town® Ag’s Energy Center is located north of Reynolds. Digesters at the facility utilize manure generated from Bio Town Ag’s cattle feedlot and swine facility, along with other organic products, to generate methane gas. The gas is then used to power internal combustion engines to generate three megawatts of electricity per hour, which supports the BioTown® USA initiative of developing a community that is selfsustainable. The electricity is placed on the grid by Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) and consumed locally. In the eastern part of White County, Waste No Energy, LLC, a company owned by RAKR Farms, developed a multi-million dollar anaerobic digester facility designed to renew energy and fuel the economy. In addition to producing clean, renewable energy that is purchased by NIPSCO, the facility’s digester converts a mix of manure and food waste to produce organic liquid fertilizer. j

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We Have Training …

White County’s Major Manufacturers

Area employers benefit from the close proximity of workforce training programs provided through Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University.

• Adkev, Inc. – Injection & Insert Molders

White County employees are well trained, resulting in an efficient, dependable and reliable workforce. Area companies work closely with Tecumseh Area Partnership to take advantage of state skill assessment and training grants designed to assist workers in specific skill development. White County Economic Development is fully committed to ongoing employee training. It launched a Certified Production Technician Program (CPT) taught by Ivy Tech College, with full scholarships available to qualified individuals looking for manufacturing jobs. Dozens of area industries ensure direct hire for qualified workers with this CPT certification. Candidates for the program learn about manufacturing processes, equipment, safety, leadership, quality and today’s latest technologies.

• Ball Corporation – Beverage Can Manufacturer, a Fortune 500 Company • Cives Steel Company – Nation’s Largest Steel Fabricator • Donaldson Company, Inc. – Filtration Solutions • Dwyer Instruments, Inc. – Pressure Gauges and Measuring Devices • Easton Technical Products - World’s Largest Manufacturer of Archery Arrows • Girtz Industries, Inc. – Power Modules & Packaged Industrial Systems • Jordan Manufacturing Co., Inc. – Outdoor Furniture • Magnetation – Iron Ore Pellet Plant • Marion, Inc. – A Leader in Die-Cutting, Fabricating and Converting Soft Materials • Monticello Spring Corporation – ColdWound Helical Springs

Coating of Adhesives for Medical & Electronics • Regal Beloit (Emerson Power Transmission) – Precision Bearings • Rockland Flooring – Specializes in Laminated Oak Trailer Flooring • T&L Sharpening, Inc. – Manufacturing, Sharpening, Reconditioning and Modification of Burrs and Cutting Tools • Terra Drive Systems – World’s Largest Supplier of Steerable Rear-Wheel Drive Systems for Heavy-duty Suspension and Off-Road Axle Vehicles • U.S. Aggregates, Inc. – Manufacture and Supply Limestone, Dolomite, Slag, Sand and Gravel • U.S. Molders – Rotational Molder of Plastics • Vanguard National Trailer Corporation – Truck Trailer Manufacturing • Witko, Inc. – Complete Source for Packaging Solutions e

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President 420 Columbia Street, Suite 100 111 South Main Street Lafayette, IN 47901-1300 Monticello, IN 47960-2329 Phone (765) 742-0101 ext 100 Phone (574) 583-0800 ext 100 Fax (765) 742-7223 Fax (574) 583-0804

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economic resources ... life with a splash of opportunity

Local government officials and community leaders work together to make White County a premier location for business. Incentives are utilized to attract new industrial development. White County Economic Development supports existing companies with growth plans. It assists prospective businesses and existing industries. Local leaders work on the state and regional level with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and Indiana’s Technology Corridor. White County has created Economic Revitalization Areas. Relocating or expanding companies may be eligible to have real estate and personal property taxes abated for up to ten years.

Monticello, county municipalities and White County support the establishment of Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts to assist new development and needed infrastructure improvements. e

community resources ... life with a splash of giving

Leadership White County In 2009, White County kicked off its first Leadership White County initiative. The Leadership White County vision is “to foster

leadership development and community volunteerism by providing the opportunity for White County citizens to enhance their leadership skills, civic enthusiasm and knowledge of community issues.” Classes are conducted bi-annually.

Community Foundation of White County What’s your legacy? The mission of the Community Foundation is “to inspire people to strengthen White County through charitable giving.” Since its inception in 1998, nearly $4 million in charitable grants have been awarded from the Foundation’s 80+donor funds.

Boys & Girls Club of White County The Boys and Girls Club “provides an outstanding club experience for every young person who enters our doors.” The Club is dedicated to “fostering individual and group success by building foundations of good

character, responsible citizenship and healthy lifestyle choices.”

White County United Way, Inc. Founded in 1967, White County United Way is dedicated “to help unite the community in mobilizing its resources to meet human needs.” Annually donations support 12 area nonprofit agencies.

White County Council on Aging White County Council on Aging Center provides services to senior citizens and their families. Their mission is “to foster a better quality of life for individuals, families and communities.” They offer adult daycare services, nutritional sites, homebound assistance, activities, and transportation. For information on additional White County Social Services, contact the Chamber of Commerce.

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health care ... life with a splash of expert care imaging, laboratory, chemotherapy, home health care and therapy services.

IU Health White Memorial Hospital, an IU Health partner, is a Critical Access Hospital offering a comprehensive range of services that includes general medical/surgical services, a 24-hour emergency department (including an on-site helipad for critical access transport), sophisticated diagnostic

814 S. 6th Street Monticello, IN 47960 Phone: 574.583.0324 Fax: 574.583.0325


Indiana University Health is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, placing it among the best health care systems in the nation, and the top health care system in Indiana. This ranking recognizes the exceptional care, unmatched expertise, and continued excellence of the entire IU Health team of caregivers. Adjacent to the hospital is a two-story Medical OfďŹ ce Building including IU Health

Arnett Clinic provides professional family medical care and a daily walk-in clinic. On North Sixth Street, Monticello Medical Center is home to physicians specializing in family practice, internal medicine, general surgery, geriatric medicine and occupational medicine. Monticello Healthcare, White Oak Health Campus, Whispering Pines Rehabilitation, and Lakeview Commons offer health care and rehabilitation services. These facilities are active in the community and provide clean, vibrant locations for those in need of short or long-term care. Private-care physicians, family eye care specialists, chiropractors, dentists, physical therapists, massage and occupational therapists provide specialized medical needs. e

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newcomers guide Getting Acquainted

This relocation guide will help you splash into Monticello/ White County. Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau 105 W. Broadway St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-7220 White County Economic Development 110 N. Main St., Suite A Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-6557

Government Offices City of Monticello 227 N. Main St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-9889 White County Government Center/ White County Courthouse 110 N. Main St. Monticello, IN 47960

415 E. Washington Street Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-8066 902 N. Sixth Street Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-2795


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Post Office Monticello Post Office 125 W. Broadway Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-5933

Hospital IU Health White Memorial Hospital 720 S. Sixth St. Monticello, IN 47906 (574) 583-7111

Education Twin Lakes School Corporation 565 S. Main St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-7211 Ivy Tech Community College, Monticello 1017 O’Connor Blvd. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-4891 Monticello-Union Township Library 321 W. Broadway St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-5643

Emergency Telephone Numbers For police, fire or ambulance emergency service, dial 911. Consult the inside pages of the local telephone directory for additional numbers.

Driving Requirements


Indiana law requires new residents obtain an Indiana Driver’s License, Automobile Registration and License Plates within 31 days of claiming residency in Indiana.

City of Monticello Water Works 225 N. Main St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-5443

White County License Branch 820 W. Fisher St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-5971

Twin Lakes Regional Sewer District 921 Executive Dr. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-5649

Voter Registration White County Clerk White County Court House 110 N. Main St. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-7032

Electricity and Natural Gas Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) (800) 464-7726

Electricity Carroll White REMC 302 N. Sixth St. Monticello, IN 47960 (800) 844-7161 (574) 583-7161


Telephone & Cable Services Century Link (800) 257-3212 Comcast Cable (800) 266-2278 Light Stream (574) 278-7121 *To obtain a local telephone directory, visit the Greater Monticello Chamber of Commerce & White County Visitors Bureau in downtown Monticello.

Trash/Recycling Monticello City Limits: The City of Monticello provides trash pick-up. Rural Areas: Consult the local telephone directory. Recycling: White County Recycling is located on U.S. 24 in Reynolds. (219) 984-5275 www.recycle.whitecountyindiana. us. There are drop-off areas located within the city limits.

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advertiser Index

Alliance Bank .................................................................................21

Marian, Inc. ...................................................................................22

Avalon Dental Spa .........................................................................24

Monticello Healthcare ....................................................................25

Carpet Outlet ................................................................................12

Norway Gardens, Inc. ....................................................................17

Carroll White REMC .........................................................................4

Polymer Science, Inc. .......................................................................6

CenturyLink .....................................................................................7

R.W. Gross & Associates, Inc. .........................................................22

City of Monticello ............................................................................8

ServiceMaster Advantage .................................................................6

Clawson Appliances .......................................................................14

Ship N Dip.....................................................................................17

Declaration Dental .........................................................................25

The Sportsman Inn ........................................................................16

Dellinger Property Management ....................................................12

Springer Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home ..........................................11

Furniture Warehouse Outlet ...........................................................11

State Bank of Burnettsville..............................................................21

Greater Monticello Chambers of Commerce

Stefaniak Realty..............................................................................12

& White County Visitors Bureau .......................................................3 Tall Timbers Marina .......................................................................14 H&R Block .....................................................................................26 White County Economic Development ............................................3 Indiana University Health ...............................................................25 White County Recycling...................................................................7 Indiana University Health – White Memorial Hospital .....................28 White Oak Health Campus.............................................................24 Ivy Tech Corporate College ............................................................19 Whyte Horse Winery ......................................................................18 The Lighthouse Lodge Bed & Breakfast on Lake Shafer ..................15

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Monticello IN Community Profile  

Marvelous Monticello invites all to come and enjoy a close-knit, friendly community known for its welcoming and progressive atmosphere.

Monticello IN Community Profile  

Marvelous Monticello invites all to come and enjoy a close-knit, friendly community known for its welcoming and progressive atmosphere.


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