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  • Friday, May 22, 2015 10:08 PM

    Two more Montgomery County educators have announced their retirement.

    Michael Sowers and Marvin Walters, both from Southmont High School, are set to retire after more than 30 years of service each.

    Assistant Principal Sowers will retire after 32 years of service. Before taking his position at Southmont High School, Sowers was the principal for New Market Elementary from 1999-2002 and principal for Southmont Junior High from 2002-2014. He also has the title of football coach under his belt.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 10:06 PM

    The 22nd Annual Senior Health and Fitness Day event at Athena Sport and Fitness has been scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    In addition to free health screening provided by Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville, many others will provide a mixture of lectures, workouts and demonstrations.

    The event is open to the public, and seniors are especially encouraged to attend. Athena Sport and Fitness is located at 200 E. College Street in Crawfordsville.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 10:06 PM

    The Waynetown Community Memorial Day Services will be held on Sunday at the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery at 9 a.m. Members of the American Legion will participate, with a speaker who has not been announced.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 9:56 PM

    In observance of Memorial Day, all City of Crawfordsville offices will be closed on Monday.

    There will be no trash or recycling pick up, but this will be made up with a double pick up the following day.

    Other holiday closures include Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power (closed Saturday and Monday), the Yard Waste Site (closed Monday) and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (closed today through Monday.

    The regularly scheduled meeting of the Montgomery County Commissioners has also been moved because of the holiday. The meeting will take place on May 26 at 9 a.m. in Room 103 of the courthouse.

    There will be no Paper on Memorial Day, and The Paper of Montgomery County office will be closed.

    Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 9:53 PM

    Lafayette-based Food Finders Food Bank announced that it is the recipient of a donation from Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville to provide additional Mobile Pantry food resources in Montgomery County. The grant will enable Food Finders to increase food distribution to low income residents in Crawfordsville and throughout Montgomery County.

    The Mobile Pantry Program provides supplemental food assistance in areas where there are few or no resources available. Each Mobile Pantry distribution provides at least 5,000 pounds of shelf-stable food items, fresh produce, baked goods, and non-food household items such as toiletries and laundry soap. On average, 150 households receive 40-45 meals worth of food at each distribution.

  • NMHS top 15 assembled
    Friday, May 22, 2015 9:53 PM
  • Friday, May 22, 2015 9:52 PM

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced plans to freeze tuition for those students who remain enrolled continuously from term to term starting with the Fall 2015 semester and also for those students who enroll in 30+ credit hours combined for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms.

    “This is an incentive model for both our non-traditional, part-time students along with those full-time students on a two-year track to graduation,” said Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder. “We know students who are continuously enrolled are more likely to complete a credential.”

  • Reading caterpillars come out of their cocoon
    Friday, May 22, 2015 9:51 PM

    Students at Pattee’s Learning Center recently completed their spring reading program, “The Reading Caterpillars,” in which each student had to read books to their parent, guardian or teacher.

    After reading a book, the parent, guardian or teacher recorded the name of the book and returns a report to the teacher. Each student had a caterpillar on the classroom wall and receives a new circle for a body segment for each book read.

    The goal is to build the caterpillar to go all the way around the classroom in just five weeks. All in all, it would take 526 books to make it around the room.

    Students Reva Douglas, Mattie Pickerill, Elizabeth Nunan and Addi Huber read 717, 296, 246 and 100 books respectively. The rest of the students in the class read in the 25 to 60 range.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 9:50 PM

    Crawfordsville Park and Recreation Director Fawn Johnson has announced the opening day for the Municipal Pool is today.

    The Milligan Park Pool is scheduled to open at noon. The pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m. this weekend. The pool will then remain closed until it opens for the rest of the summer on May 29.

    The pool hours from May 29 on will be from noon to 6 p.m. seven days a week with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

    Season passes may be purchased at the Crawfordsville Community Center located at 922 E. South Blvd. Passes range in price from $25 for a youth to $90 for a family of five or more for residents of Union Township. For anyone living outside Union Township the cost ranges from $35 for a youth to $125 for a family of five or more. Daily rates range from $2 for children and senior citizens (under 18 and 65 or older, respectively) to $2.50 for adults (ages 18-64) for Union Township residents. For non-township residents, the cost is 50 cents more.

    For more information call the Parks Department at 364-5175.

  • Friday, May 22, 2015 9:49 PM

    To honor Indiana's 200th anniversary, the State will release a commemorative collector medal.

    The Indiana Bicentennial Commission, assisted by the staff of the Indiana Arts Commission, seeks an artist to create the obverse design (heads) for the Indiana Bicentennial commemorative medal that reflects Indiana's 200 years of history.

    The winning artist will receive a $5,000 cash award for their design

    The application must be submitted through Applicants will need to visit and create an account before uploading their application.


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