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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:23 PM
    Gastroenterology specialists with Meridian Medical Group are now seeing patients in the newly renovated third floor outpatient specialty clinic at Putnam County Hospital.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:58 PM
    The Paper of Montgomery County learned Thursday afternoon that current Republican county chair Suanne Milligan is not planning to run for another term as the local leader of the party.
    “Although I did not seek out my current position as chairman, I agreed to run when several people I respect asked me to do so,” Milligan wrote in an e-mail to The Paper. “I now realize that some people seem to assume I will continue as chairman; however, I do not intend to do so. My work and family and other interests keep me too busy. There are no doubt others who can continue the present momentum.”
    This means that the upcoming GOP caucus on March 4 will see the election of a new chair.
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  • CHALLENGE BLOG 2: Clay Adams
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:05 AM
    The following is another blog from one of The Challenge '17 participants, Clay Adams. As participants write their thoughts about this tough process, we'll share them here on our web site.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:10 AM
    Church Men United of Montgomery County are ready to go for their 50th annual Lenten Breakfast Series starting March 4 at Waynetown Christian Church. The six-week breakfast series is for the men of Montgomery County to be encouraged and challenged in what it means to be a Man of God in today’s world. The breakfasts are held the six Saturday’s during Lent in preparation of Easter. Men of any age are invited to attend and bring a friend. An offering is taken to support local charities. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned or packaged food to each breakfast to be donated to FISH food pantry. 
    Each Saturday starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m.
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  •  Art, politics meet on stage
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    Art and politics — indeed the dawn of politics — meet on stage when the Wabash College Theater Department presents The Furies, open now through Saturday. The ancient Greek drama will be staged in the Experimental Theater with curtain at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are free, but should be reserved at
    The Furies is the last third of the Aeschylus’ trilogy, The Oresteia, which was first performed in almost 2,500 years ago. The translation is by Ted Hughes, but the show’s director, Rory Willats, has given his actors room to tell the old story in modern ways. 
    “It was important for us not to limit the scope of the language by squeezing it into any particular time period,” said Willats, a senior theater major directing his first main stage production. “To do that, we have aimed to keep it timeless while using mostly Greek references . . . The play is a long poem and the language is gorgeous. Because no students here have performed this kind of play we got to begin right at the beginning. The actors have done an incredible job developing their own rules for performance.”
    The play picks up with Orestes, who has murdered his mother, Clytemnestra, as he heads to Athens. He is tormented by the Furies, who seek vengeance on behalf of Clytemnestra, and eventually goes on trial in front of Athena. Apollo argues for Orestes, and the Furies want justice — and blood — for Clytemnestra’s murder.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    An offer from Indiana State Parks makes weeknight camping more affordable this spring.
    Those who book a new campsite reservation for one or more consecutive weeknights (Sundays through Wednesdays) between April 16 and May 24 will receive 25 percent off of their reserved weeknights at the time of booking. The discount is available only for campsites.
    The discount applies to all State Parks campgrounds and DNR Division of Forestry campgrounds at Deam Lake, Greene-Sullivan State Forest and Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    Whitlock Place and Athens Arts Gallery are teaming up to bring an art program to the local Boomer Generation. Athens secured a grant through the National Endowment for the Arts through the Indiana Arts Commission and Tippecanoe Arts Federation that will allow them to provide an educational class and painting instruction to those 55-and-older at a discounted rate. Whitlock place with serve as host for the course. 
    The program will begin with ‘Artistic Afternoons with Stacy Bogan’. Bogan will be teaching novices and experienced artists alike how to create works weekly in acrylics, watercolors and pastels. Bogan is an award-winning Hoosier artist, born in Indianapolis and currently living in West Lafayette where she earned her BA in Fine Art from Purdue University. She is known for her fun and inspiring "Paint Parties", where people who haven't painted before make an acrylic painting with her guidance. 
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  • CHALLENGE BLOG: Missi Patton
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 9:19 AM
    The following is a blog from one of The Challenge '17 participants, Missi Patton. As participants write their thoughts about this tough process, we'll share them here on our web site.
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  • Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    A business meeting was held Monday, Feb. 6 in a meeting room at the Crawfordsville Public Library with President, Jennifer Hunter, residing. Jennifer Slavens took roll call. The meeting began with the opening verse followed by announcements of birthdays and anniversaries. The minutes were given by Angie Griggs, approved as corrected. Psi Otes looked over the printed treasurer’s report and the proposed budget for 2017-2018. 
    For correspondence not requiring action, we received a thank-you letter for a care package that we sent as well as the Helicon letter. For correspondence requiring action, we received an invitation to the state meeting on April 22. Naomi Horton and Jennifer Hunter agreed to attend.
    In old chapter business, Jennifer Slavens stated our profit for the “I Love Art” event that was held at the Carnegie Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4. She also discussed some potential places that we could hold a charity ball, if we decided to do so.
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  •  Bobcat on the north side of town, too?
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    We know that we have a bobcat or three in the southern part of Montgomery County thanks to some eye-witness sightings and awesome trail pictures from County Councilman Mark Davidson. Might there be one of the big cats on the northern side of our community?
    One of our readers, Alice Phillips shared photos or tracks she encountered recently while walking her dog near Oak Hill Road and CR 125. The shots were taken on the edge of the field where the roads intersect. These shots show what Alice thinks could be bobcat tracks alongside deer tracks. She snapped the pics with her foot and 65-pound pooch in the frame for a little reference. She says she’s no wildlife expert, but thought that our great readers could continue to provide information and possible confirm or deny these as bobcat tracks. 
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  • The Furies at Wabash College
    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:39 PM
    Art and politics — indeed the dawn of politics — meet on stage when the Wabash College Theater Department presents The Furies February 22-25. The ancient Greek drama will be staged in the Experimental Theater with curtain at 8:00 p.m. each evening. Tickets are free, but should be reserved at
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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:38 PM
    The New Market Community World Day of Prayer program will be held at the New Market United Methodist Church March 3. New Market Baptist Church is assisting with the event as well. Refreshments will be served starting at 9:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall and the program starts at 10 a.m. Connie Cleek from New Market Christian will be the pianist. 
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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:37 PM
    A deserving student from Crawfordsville High School will receive a $2,000 scholarship this year thanks to the Shelter Insurance Foundation and local agent Amanda Spires. 
    A committee of local high school officials and community leaders will select the local recipient. The committee will consider each applicant’s scholastic achievements, educational goals, citizenship, moral character and participation and leadership in school and community activities. The scholarship is given without regard to race, disability, religion, national origin or gender of applicants. The name of the recipient will be announced at the close of the school year.
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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:37 PM
    Join Marianne Darling Ballenger in her 8-week course at Athens Art Gallery that will assist you in exploring drawing abilities using the right brain theory. Emphasis will be on developing your own personal style and learning to transfer what you see into interesting composition. The course is $100 and begins March 2. Classes are from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Registration is taking place now, with only 10 slots available. Registration can be made at the gallery, or you can call 765-362-7455 to register and pay by phone.
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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2017 11:37 PM
    First- and third-graders at Crawfordsville and North Montgomery school districts participate each year in a National Fire Safety Program. The program is used to get fire safety information out to area students and their families. The cost of the program and its materials is about $3 per student.
    Crawfordsville Fireman John Huber has been going into the first and third grade classes and offering up fire safety tips with the help of the National Fire Safety Council, a non-profit organization that has been around since 1979.
    The first and third grades as chosen for a number of reasons. The information presented to the first grade students is more about personal safety including teaching the students the importance of stop-drop-and roll. The information presented in the third grade is geared toward fire prevention and it is hoped that this information can be taken home and shared with the rest of the family.
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