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  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:09 AM
    Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville and Franciscan Physician Network will celebrate their second annual Community Day, Sept. 12, at the hospital, 1710 Lafayette Rd. in Crawfordsville.

     
  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:08 AM
    Dementia can creep in without those closest to person noticing, at least for a while. Dementia has no cure and has limited research on effective treatments. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital—Crawfordsville held a lunch talk Thursday on how to spot dementia in loved ones.
    The featured speaker at the event was Dr. Christopher Cobbs, M.D., who is a psychiatrist with Franciscan Physician Network and Medical Director of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health's behavioral health program, including Generations at Crawfordsville. 
  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:02 AM
    *Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of glimpses into how the Stellar Communities program has turned out for previous Designees in Division 1. The Paper will continue sharing details and experiences from other cities as Crawfordsville moves forward in the Stellar process.GREENCASTLE – The city of Greencastle shares more than a few similarities with Crawfordsville. Both are under 20,000 population, Greencastle weighing in on the census at 10,362 while Crawfordsville is bigger at 15,988. Greencastle has DePauw University and Crawfordsville Wabash. And, most recently, both have been named Stellar Communities Designees in Division 1. 
  • Monday, March 09, 2015 7:11 PM
    Traffic flow in the city may be improving soon thanks to a new proposed right-turn lane.

    The county commissioners discussed the plan at their meeting Monday before voting to accept it. The plan specifies that the city will donate a portion of land at the southeast corner of the intersection of U.S. Highway 231 and Market Street to the Department of Transportation. INDOT would then construct a right-turn lane onto East Market from northbound 231. 
  • Tuesday, March 03, 2015 4:05 PM
    The Montgomery County Convention Visitors Commission had no troubles approving its first item of new business. When it came time to handle the commission's budget, though, things did not go as smoothly.

    Attorney Dan Taylor explained that because of some misunderstandings, the budget had not yet been approved by the county council. The budget is scheduled to be on the agenda for the next council meeting.

    A lack of a budget was also an issue for Destination Development of Montgomery County. Taylor explained that he had filled out a claim in January, but since there is no budget, "they can't write checks," he said.

    The commission also welcomed a new board member, but he is anything but new. 
  • Monday, February 23, 2015 6:32 PM
    The first six ordinances of 2015 were put on first reading at the shortest county commissioners meeting in several months Monday. The recent hot topic of the project to bring the courthouse into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act was not on the agenda and did not come up during any public comment times.

    Commissioner Terry Hockersmith was absent from the meeting because of flu-like symptoms, according to Jennifer Andel, Montgomery County Auditor. Commissioners Phil Bane and Jim Fulwider were present. 
  • Sunday, February 08, 2015 6:25 PM
    The South Montgomery Dollars for Scholars Scholarship Program will be holding their Annual Garage Sale on March 14. This will be the 10th annual garage sale fundraiser. The sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Southmont High School Field House. Donations can be dropped off at the school's field house on March 13 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Volunteers will be at the school at that time to help with donations.

    Nancy Watson and Karen Froedge, chairpersons of the event, said the success of the garage sale will depend on the help and support of the community. The garage sale is open to anybody and everybody, both for making donations and shopping. 
  • Thursday, January 08, 2015 9:37 AM
    Crews worked to put out a house fire on Vine Street in New Market Thursday afternoon.

    The fire started shortly after noon and crews from New Market, Crawfordsville and Ladoga were on the scene. It is not yet known how the fire started. 
  • Wednesday, January 07, 2015 6:05 PM
    The date of the Republican Party caucus is set for filing the office vacancy for New Market clerk treasurer: The caucus will be Jan 14, at 6:00 p.m., at the New Market town hall. It is open to the public.

    Anyone interested in filing for candidacy must do so no later than 72 hours prior to the caucus. Declaration of candidacy forms must be filed with the Republican Party county chairman. Those interested can contact John Pickerill for forms or questions at johnpickerill23@gmail.com. 
  • Monday, December 22, 2014 5:03 PM
    The Montgomery County Commissioners are ready to transfer ownership of the Ben Hur building to its new owners.

    The Montgomery County Commissioners voted 3-0 to authorize Commission President Phil Bane to sign the documents to the transfer of the building deed for the Ben Hur building to the Vandalia Heritage Foundation. The only thing holding up the transfer is for the foundation to create an LLC, county attorney Dan Taylor said.

    "This is a huge move forward," Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton said at the commissioners' meeting. He added that people drive past the Ben Hur building every day and see it in its current state. 

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