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  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:55 PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:54 PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:54 PM

    Pleasant Hill Third Grader Jonathan Schronce, or Bear, as his family calls him, is preparing for his big race, the Terre Haute Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Jonathan was diagnosed with Autism in December of 2012, but that has not slowed him down one bit. “He has big plans,” said his father, Eric Schronce. “Bear wants to be the first person with autism to complete the American Ninja Warrior course. He also wants to build a special place for ‘kids with adjectives,’ his way of saying kids with disabilities, to be able to play their own way with no judgment. He wants to call it, ‘No Ordinary Kids’.”

    While the annual Terre Haute event is a one mile walk, Jonathan and his Bear’s Sleuth team ran last year and he was the first person to complete the course. Jonathan also ran the inaugural Cougar 5K at Northridge Middle School in under 36 minutes. His current training regimen for both the autism walk and his planned future appearance on the ninja TV show includes running daily, chopping wood and pushing the family pick-up with a little help from Dad. “Unlike many kids with autism, the Bear is a big boy, and working his large muscle groups is calming. Working out is a kind of therapy for him.”

  • Show cars, support Historic Ladoga
    Friday, August 28, 2015 9:51 PM

    If buildings could talk, Ladoga’s Normal Hall would have quite a few interesting tales to tell.

    First a college, the building now stands as a community meeting place and one of the most prevalent historic locations in Ladoga. However, there are costs to maintaining a building like Normal Hall. “You’ve got maintenance, lights, insurance, upkeep and all that,” said Claude Barker, a member of Historic Ladoga.

    To keep up with costs, Barker put together a car show and ice cream social as a fundraiser. Sunday is set to be the 10th annual car show, with registration from noon to 2 p.m. and the show running noon to 4 p.m. “I have a little hot rod, and I like cars and I go to car shows, and I always wanted to get one started with ice cream,” he said. “A lot of people said, ‘I’ll come there for the ice cream.’”

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:49 PM

    The children are back in school and there are a few subtle sounds of autumn in the air. The field corn has started turning brown and the locust are annoying in their almost constant sound. But Dubble Duzzen members are smiling because it’s still summer and it’s warm outside even though the nights are getting cooler.

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:48 PM

    Recently released figures show that Montgomery County’s housing market is up for July, but down in quarter compared to last year.

    According to numbers from the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) housing sales are up 14 percent from last year, but sales are down 6 percent compared to the quarter ending in July 2014.

    David Morrison Realty Sales Associate Steve Zachary said the numbers show that the county’s market is good. He said low interest rates and talk of the Federal Reserve lowering rates has driven activity in the county and beyond. The lower rates have allowed buyers to get a better house than what they could normally afford. “People can get more house for their money,” Zachary said.

  • Program steers students straight
    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:00 AM

    The superintendents of all three Montgomery County school districts, the Youth Services Bureau and MUFFY brought in representatives from Steered Straight to teach county high schoolers about making good decisions and being drug free.  

    YSB Director Karen Branch said North Montgomery Superintendent Colleen Moran got the ball rolling after she heard good things about the program from neighboring schools. The speakers, Michael DeLeon and Colin O’Brien, have spoken to students in Western Boone and Lebanon and they will travel to Avon and Danville next month. 

    DeLeon and O’Brien spoke to Southmont and North Montgomery High Schools on Thursday during the day and conducted an information session for parents at Crawfordsville High School in the evening. They will also speak to Crawfordsville High students today. 

  • “He becomes a part of the plant”
    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:00 AM

    Some words his employees used to describe Gary Huxhold are mentor, teacher, leader, fair and passionate. Huxhold has been Site Manager at first Temple-Inland then International Paper for nearly 10 years, and has been in management since 1980. Today is his last day.

    Huxhold is a Crawfordsville native and a Crawfordsville High graduate. He started out stacking boxes on third shift at Temple-Inland in 1974 before he moved up through the ranks on the floor until he became chief of day-to-day operations as Site Manager in 1993. He has held several positions throughout the years, including Printing Supervisor, General Foreman and Plant Superintendent throughout the years.

    “I’ve spent my entire 41 and a half years at this plant. It’s pretty unusual for someone to do that,” Huxhold said. “Usually you have to transfer to get promotions, but I’ve been fortunate that when I’ve had the opportunity to move up it has been in this plant.”  

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:47 PM
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:43 PM

    This Sunday, August 30, the Purdue Boilermaker Special Train will be visiting the Linden Depot Museum from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. The train will depart from the Depot every 15 minutes and take the passengers on a narrated tour of Linden. Train rides are free to current annual members of the Linden Depot Museum, or with the payment of the regular Museum admission of $4 for adults, and $1 for children age 12 and under.

    The museum is located at 520 North Main Street (U.S. Highway 231) in Linden, approximately 10 miles north of Crawfordsville, and 15 miles south of Lafayette. There are two buildings in the museum complex. The original Linden Depot building, built in 1908, houses a large display of railroad memorabilia, including artifacts from the Monon and Nickel Plate Railroads which it was built to serve. 


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