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  • Monday, June 29, 2015 9:13 PM

    Montgomery County officials are planning to expand of the sewer system further out on State Road 32 to reach the Pilot Travel Center and Banjo Corporation near I-74. The Montgomery County Regional Sewer Board and the Montgomery County Redevelopment Commission are looking into how best to expand the service and when they can move the plan forward.

    The sewer board had thought first of expanding the current plant to allow residential sewage haulers to bring their waste to the sewage station. But they found out that Banjo wanted to expand its facility and do away with their current sewage mound and that Pilot’s mound is failing, according to Phil Bane, president of the Regional Sewer Board.

     
  • Scouts learn practical skills at camp
    Monday, June 29, 2015 6:55 PM

    30 Boy Scouts from Troop 318 along with five brave adult leaders attended the week-long program offered by BSA Ransburg Scout Reservation last week. Each Scout had a chance to enjoy earning merit badge activities ranging from small boat sailing, rifle and shotgun shooting, metal craft, horseback riding, swimming, robotics and nuclear science to just name a few. Summer camp is always a special week of camping for our boys enjoying all that beautiful Southern Indiana on Lake Monroe has to offer. 

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:54 PM

    Olivia Nevitt has received recognition on the Indiana Wesleyan University Dean’s List for the Spring semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. To be named to this list, a student must obtain a 3.50 grade point average on a 4.00 scale and carry at least 12.0 graded credit hours for the semester.

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:53 PM

    Governor Mike Pence has announced that the Indiana Department of Revenue will conduct Tax Amnesty 2015 from September 15 through November 16. Of the outstanding taxes collected, the first $84 million will fund the Indiana Regional Cities Development Fund.

    “To continue to attract new investment and talent across our state, we must grow locally and think regionally,” Pence said. “The 2015 Tax Amnesty program plays a critical role in helping to jumpstart the Regional Cities Initiative, encouraging collaboration among Hoosier communities to develop ways to bolster investment, attract talent, and continue Indiana on a pathway to economic growth and success.”

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:52 PM

    Train cars and locomotives for the future Hoosier State service completed the final step in inspections with test trains between Chicago and Indianapolis on Friday and Sunday.

    Completion of the inspections and related documentation will allow the Indiana Department of Transportation to finalize separate, long-term service contracts with on-line communities and two passenger rail operators, Amtrak and Iowa Pacific Holdings. According to Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, some of the finalizations are coming later than expected. As a result, the celebration originally scheduled for July 1 in Crawfordsville will be postponed until a later date to be announced.

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:50 PM
     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:47 PM

    Planting cover crops could help preserve healthy soil in fields that have been left empty this year because of flooding, according to a new article by Purdue agronomist Eileen Kladivko and Barry Fisher, Indiana state soil health specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

    “These ‘prevented planting’ acres, while unfortunate for this year’s production, should be managed in ways to prevent further soil degradation and to increase soil productivity for next year,” the authors write. “Cover crops are an excellent option for producers to consider for protecting their soil and increasing productive capacity for succeeding years.”

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:47 PM

    Jennifer Hunter and Tamara Hemmerlein, members of the Gamma Xi Chapter of Psi Iota Xi attended the Psi Iota Xi National Conference in Fort Wayne from June 27 to 28. The Crawfordsville Chapter was recognized with two West Central District awards – the 2015 Bridge Builder Award for establishing the Elizabeth Backe Scholarship in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences at Purdue University and an award for raising the largest amount per capita in the district for speech and hearing projects.

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:46 PM

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $2,000 John Deere Dealer scholarship to Natalee Brann of the Southmont Junior / Senior High School FFA.

    The scholarship is sponsored by AHW, LLC. as a special project of the National FFA Organization. Brann plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Purdue University.

    The scholarship is one of 2,156 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year. Currently, 127 sponsors contribute more than $2.7 million to support scholarships for students.

     
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 6:45 PM

    Independence Day is one of the busiest days of the year for fire fighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related.

    Crawfordsville Fire Department advises that the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show. Locally, the fireworks show will be at Milligan Park at dusk on July 4. The event is free and sponsored by the Crawfordsville Park and Recreation Department.

     

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