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  • Evangelist speaking at Faith Baptist
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:56 PM

    Evangelist Wayne Nelson will be the guest speaker at Faith Baptist Church, south of Crawfordsville, from August 2 through August 6.

    Evangelist Nelson came to know Jesus Christ as personal Savior in Hawaii, on July 25, 1975. He said God called him to the Gospel ministry the same year. He received his BA with a major in pastoral studies and a minor in evangelism. In addition, he has a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Biblical Studies.

  • CHS band prepares for season
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:55 PM

    Crawfordsville High School’s Marching Athenians have been spending long days at brand camp this week to prepare for the long season ahead.

    Band Director Kyle Schuckmann, who is entering his fourth year as director, has the kids hard at work all this week practicing with their sections and as a whole. The rigorous camp starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m., with breaks in between, of course. The percussion, brass and woodwinds work on their music as a section for the first part of the day and the last part of the day, they hit the field to bring it all together. “This is probably the longest day a high school student will see,” he said. 

  • History comes alive at Lane Place Sunday
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:54 PM

    Visit Lane Place for one of the interactive live history tours of Senator Henry and Joanna Lane’s home and enjoy a lively free concert by the Montgomery County Civic Band. The concert begins at 3 p.m. with two living history tours preceding the concert and one immediately after the concert.

    Attention Ladies and Gentleman! Senator Henry S. Lane wishes to cordially invite you to help solve a long standing mystery, stepping back in time to experience history as it unfolds before your very eyes! Long ago coins were hidden in the house, in case hard times ever fell on the family. The secret of where they are hidden is gone and the puzzle must be solved. Using Homer's The Odyssey as the cipher, we present you a unique experience, as the audience assists Mary in solving a long-hidden mystery, leading to a treasure. The show is a journey back to a time when the house was alive with the past. The audience will experience much about love, loss and honor while being guided through the home by the one set of eyes that has seen all in this home. 

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:53 PM

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

    Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

    Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

    To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:52 PM

    Lauren Elizabeth Roberts of Crawfordsville was among the 544 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University's 174th commencement ceremony, which was held May 16. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, with a major in biology and a major in history. A consistent dean's list student, she was a senior fellow for the history department. Roberts was a recipient of the Denison Alumni Scholarship. Her senior research project was titled "American Influences in Kenyan Wildlife Policy 1963-2013."

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:51 PM
  • MUFFY season starts over breakfast
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:47 PM

    Representatives from many local companies gathered together on Wednesday morning as the Montgomery United Fund For You (MUFFY) opened their 45th annual campaign season with a company training breakfast on the Wabash College campus.

    MUFFY’s 2015 Campaign Chair Brad Monts, President of Hoosier Heartland State Bank, and Vice Chair LaCinda Stephens from Nucor Steel welcomed guests, comprised of representatives from some of Montgomery County’s largest employers. The breakfast session was held to train attendees on the most effective and fun ways to hold a MUFFY campaign in their workplaces. Over 60 percent of annual donations to MUFFY come from organized workplace campaigns.

    Monts addressed the crowd and emphasized the importance of full community cooperation in MUFFY campaigns. “I would love to get 100 percent participation in this community, even if some can only give a dollar,” Monts said. “Through MUFFY, it goes a long way.”

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:45 PM

    One mosquito trapped in Montgomery County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The mosquito was found in a relatively unpopulated area in the southwestern part of the county, Sanitarian Amber Reed said.

    In order to keep area residents from panicking, Reed said it is best not to disclose where exactly the mosquito was found. On the subject of not panicking, Reed advises county residents to do just that: not panic. Though 22 mosquitos in 15 Indiana counties have tested positive no humans have contracted the virus so far this year. “I have the coordinates, yes, but it would panic more people,” she said. “A lot of that is because people misunderstand West Nile Virus – what it is, what it can do.”

  • Southmont Band prepares for state fair
    Friday, July 31, 2015 12:07 AM

    Southmont High School’s Royal Mountie Band has been preparing all summer for the State Fair Band Competition. The Mounties will travel to Noblesville today to compete in one of the last competitions before the nation’s largest band competition on Aug. 8.

    Band Director Brian Bartlett said the competition is the culmination of the competition season for the Central Indiana Track Show Association, of which Southmont is a member. He also said the competition is the longest running and largest band competition in the nation. The Royal Mountie Band has seen success in the State Fair competition in the past, with most years seeing a finish in the top 16 schools. In 2014 the Mounties placed 13th. 

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 12:06 AM

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