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Sunday, December 11, 2016

  • Bits 'n' Pieces 12-10-2016
    Saturday, December 10, 2016 4:00 AM
    At a local dinner this week, Sen. Phil Boots shared a great story from Montgomery County’s past. Sports fans of a certain age might remember that back in the day a starter’s pistol was shot to signify the end of a playing period in basketball. Well, one wiseacre snuck a dead bird into a game. Just after the timekeeper fired the blank gun, the prankster tossed the bird onto the gym floor.
    Of course back then it was funny. Today, the EPA and SWAT teams would probably get called.
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 12-3-2016
    Saturday, December 03, 2016 4:00 AM
    If you haven’t been, this is your last chance to take in the very last Russellville Community Christmas concert. For 15 years, the good folks in Russellville have put on the kind of Christmas show that makes small Indiana communities the best in the nation (in our humble opinion!). And there are only two left, tonight and tomorrow. The shows last about an hour and feature a cast of 125! Tonight’s performance begins at 7 p.m. (dinner at 6) and tomorrow at 1:30 (lunch at noon) at the Russellville Community Center. And to all those involved in the annual production, thank you for a wonderful 15 years! 
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 11-26-2016
    Saturday, November 26, 2016 4:00 AM
    Tonight is one of the best nights of the year in beautiful downtown Crawfordsville. It’s Party Night! Be sure to get downtown early and take in all the sights and sounds. And please be sure to do a little Christmas shopping and show our merchants how much we support locally owned businesses! Please. It’s appreciated!
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 11-19-2016
    Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    It was a dark day in Montgomery County this week, but just as some of the worst of humanity surfaces, a lot of people step up and show the absolute best that humanity has to offer. We heard over and over how lucky we are to have the law enforcement professionals and first responders. And here at The Paper we got lots of news tips from a lot of different people. Thank you to all. It’s just nice to know that when things look the worst so many people show their best.
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 11-12-2016
    Saturday, November 12, 2016 4:00 AM
    THE COUNTY is in for a rough winter after a fire destroyed its fleet of snow-plow trucks. Surrounding communities are offering to pitch in, but it’s going to take a concerted effort and a sound plan to get through when the snow starts to fall. 
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  • Saturday, November 05, 2016 4:00 AM
    HEARD IN a local barber shop. Man opens the front door and sticks his head in.
    “Hey, did you hear Hillary got shot?”
    Everyone just looks at each other.
    “No? Well, maybe we’ll get lucky this afternoon.”
    And with that he shut the door and walked away.
    True story.
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 10-29-2016
    Saturday, October 29, 2016 4:00 AM
    Congrats to a couple of new local businesses that had big events this week. Mama Fazio’s Pizza had a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and RahmTech Computing had an Open House.
    It’s always great to see our business community growing!
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    HOOSIERS WERE proud to hear that Mike Pence was fine after his jet skidded off a run-way in a rainstorm. We were even more proud to hear that he immediately checked on eve-ryone in the plane to make sure they were all OK, too. But the whole incident raises an in-teresting point. Now that voting goes on so early, wonder how people who voted for Trump because of Pence would’ve felt had the situation ended in a much more negative fashion?
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 10-22-2016
    Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    MOST REACTION to a letter to the editor recently? That had to come after Michael Fons wrote a letter and described Hillary Clinton as “honest.” Hey, we’re not saying she is or isn’t. But at last count we had 14 e-mails questioning the validity of Mike’s statement.
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  • Saturday, October 15, 2016 1:46 PM
    THERE WERE about a dozen Montgomery County people in last weekend’s Indianapolis Half Marathon. One of them came back and reported to your favorite Montgomery County daily that there were some witty signs along the 13.1-mile trek. The favorite? You’re running better than the government.
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  • Saturday, October 08, 2016 1:50 PM
    IT’S A BIG week at Wabash College with all the Homecoming festivities. One innocent local found several Wabash men sleeping in front of the Chapel early one morning. He found out because he was out jogging in a yellow and black sweatshirt (DePauw colors) and immediately attracted the suddenly wide-awake attention of the diligent WabCol stewards. All’s well that ends well though and the jogger continued on. No reports on whether the students were able to get back to sleep or not.
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  • Saturday, October 01, 2016 1:45 PM
    NORMALLY we try to share the cute or ironic things from around our community. But we want to begin with a sad note this week and send along our sincere condolences to the Coons family. Former mayor Charlie Coons lost his Dad this week. Mr. James William Coons, Sr., passed away this week at the age of 95. Mr. Coons was a bricklayer and helped build a lot of this great city, including the building his son later occupied as mayor. He also was very involved in youth sports. All our best to his family during their time of loss.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    AS OUR pal Honest Hoosier might say, here’s a tip of the seed corn cap to Montgomery County’s gem, Shades State Park. Folks there are hard at work sprucing things up. This week we caught Gale Williams and Joseph Lenover putting new concrete fiber board on the gate house. Thanks, gentlemen!
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    CUTE SIGN at a local dentist office in town: What did the dentist say to the golfer? You have a hole in one!
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    OUR MYSTERY Guest last week was the lovely Anne Shaw, deputy director of the Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
    The big winner for the second week in a row was Adam Hutchison who just beat out DB Walker, Judi Kleine and Charlie Evans. Mabel Evans thought it might be Terri Gadd and Jeff Smith thought it was Amy Davis.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Saturday, September 17, 2016 4:00 AM
    Nothing funny about disasters, and that’s where Montgomery County Emergency Management Director was at all week. OK, she wasn’t at a real disaster but one that was simulated for training purposes. Shari and a few others from Montgomery County went to Butlerville, Ind. to work with others from around the state on a simulated earthquake.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Saturday, September 10, 2016 4:00 AM
    A LOT OF YOU have been asking where the Bubbling Caldron is this year. The big guy said he’s from parts unknown and we’re guessing that’s exactly where’s he hiding out. All we know for sure is that we haven’t seen him. One thing is for sure though, he very likely would’ve predicted last week’s big high school football upsets!
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    HATS OFF TO the staff of the Bachelor, Wabash College’s newspaper. They kicked off the year with their second edition this week, led by editor Cole Crouch, a senior. As our friend Honest Hoosier would say, a tip of the seed corn cap to you, men. And from one Montgomery County newspaper to another, have a great year!
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Saturday, September 03, 2016 8:37 AM
    EVERYONE TALKS about newspapers dying. Oh pshaw! Did you know that your favorite Montgomery County daily has more readers today than ever before? The proliferation of online audiences means that our reach has never been bigger. No brag, just fact.
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    WE'RE TWO WEEKS away from Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville’s annual Community Day. This year, the 5K will begin across the street at Christi Hubler’s auto dealership. The route will run behind the business and out near the overpass to Interstate 74 before turning and heading out into the country and back again. See you out there?
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    IF YOU'VE BEEN reading The Paper of late, you’ve probably noticed that Civitan, Kiwanis, Rotary and other groups are looking for new members.
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