The Monterey Town Council will have a new member in January. Democratic Party voters chose between four candidates for three seats during a Saturday morning town convention. After two ballots, Jim Fleury, Emily Baily and Doug Denton emerged victorious. Denton will replace Chris Fox when the new council members are sworn in. No Republicans filed, so this served as the town election. Monterey’s population is too small to participate in the May municipal primaries, so the convention was necessary.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.