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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 2:18 PM
    Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton is going to be part of a delegation accompanying Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to Japan in September. The delegation is made up of business leaders and economic development officials throughout the state. 
    The trip is intended to further strengthen relationships and encourage continued investment and trade. The delegation will leave on Sept. 7 and return Sept. 15.
    According to a release from the city, Japanese investment is an important component to the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County economy. There are currently two Japanese employers here, Heritage Products and Gavilon Grain. Because Japan is the number one country employing thousands of Hoosiers, it makes it a key market for additional growth in this community.
    As part of the trip, Barton will be meeting with the Chairman of Hiruta Kogyo Co. Ltd. at their corporate offices in Okayama Prefecture. Hiruta Kogyo is the parent company of Heritage Products, which has been in Crawfordsville since 1988 and currently employs 308 people. 
    The other Japanese employer the Mayor will meet with is the parent company of Gavilon Grain which currently operates several facilities in Montgomery County. Its parent is Marubeni Group and employs more than 2,000 people in the United States. 
    The cost of the state delegation is being covered through private donations to the Indiana Economic Development Foundation, and the IEDC’s office in Tokyo will assist with trip arrangements.
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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 9:34 AM

    The city of Crawfordsville issued a press release this morning with the schedule for milling and repaving several city streets. According to the release, the work will begin tomorrow (Wednesday, Aug. 23).

    The city will require all cars moved off the list of streets being worked on by 6 a.m. tomorrow. If cars are not moved, the city says it will tow them at the expense of the owner.

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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    “Jumbo Wild” will be shown free to the public Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in the Korb Classroom at the Wabash College Fine Arts Center on South Grant Street. This is the final of eight films in the 2017 “Green Issues Summer Movie Series” co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and the Wabash College Library.
    Light refreshments will be provided. A group discussion will follow the film.
    “Jumbo Wild—this gripping short documentary film tells the true story of the decades long battle over the future of British Columbia’s iconic Jumbo Valley—highlighting the tension between protection of the back country experience and ever-increasing development interests in the wilderness.” Bullfrog Films
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  • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday evening at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. Monica Boyer will be the guest speaker. Boyer is an activist from Warsaw, Ind. and uses her website/blog, “Not on MY Watch” to promote conservative values. The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives is a grassroots organization that encourages citizen activism for the mission of defending individual and economic liberty through limited government, fiscal responsibility, accountable representation, and upholding the Constitution. The Tea Party is not affiliated with any political party. Visitors are welcome.
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  • Respecting torn, tattered flags
    Tuesday, August 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    The When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the American flag without showing disgrace. The most common method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony. Local Boy Scout Troop 318 respectfully collected and disposed of 206 weathered, torn and / or tattered American flags in a special ceremony on Saturday. Troop Leader, Justin Duggar initiated the flag drop-off box at the First United Methodist Church as a way for community members to drop off torn, old or worn flags and know they will be disposed of respectfully. 
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  • Wabash College Class of 2021 Begins “Journey to Greatness”
    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    The heartfelt rite of passage that transforms a freshman class into Wabash men took place Saturday as Wabash College held is annual “Ringing In” ceremony in Pioneer Chapel.
    As tradition dictates, 249 men sat in the Chapel balcony as President Gregory D. Hess welcomed the Class of 2021 and their families to campus, and set them on a path to strive for greatness as leaders and citizens.
    “Our overall leadership development centers on the fact that you are not simply students; at Wabash, you are citizens,” said Hess. “You will learn to balance independence with responsibility, and to strengthen your resilience. Today, you begin your journey to greatness as a Wabash man.”
    Using the hand bell that once belonged to Wabash’s first educator, Caleb Mills, Dr. Hess rang in the class, which marks the beginning of the students’ lives as Wabash men.
    The Class of 2021 were also challenged by the fifth-year president to find the needed balance between scholarship and citizenship. “Here, you will passionately pursue a range of academic interests. That is the Wabash recipe for economic success. The moral bedrock of our challenge, though, is not just to be successful men, but how to be good men, better men.”
    Associate Dean for Enrollment Chip Timmons ’96 announced that the Class of 2021 represents 16 states and 13 foreign countries. Additionally, the class features 49 legacies.
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  • Bringing community together
    Monday, August 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    Holy Cross Lutheran Church had another great turn out for their annual rummage sale. The Church served hot dogs, chips and pulled pork sandwiches at the National Guard Armory. There was a DJ for entertainment while guest filled their shopping bags. Rummage goods were for free-will offering. Church member, Wes Shelton said the proceeds go to helping their mission work and their congregation work. Member, Kirk Rewertz said anything left over from the rummage sale would be donated to the Womans Resource Center and Trinity Mission. Neither member was sure how many years the church has had the rummage sale, but both agreed that it had been anywhere from fifteen to twenty years. Holy Cross Lutheran Church invites anyone to "come as you are". Sunday morning worship service is 10 a.m. Sunday morning adult bible study is 9 a.m. Wednesday night bible study is 7 p.m. Pictured, Wes Shelton (near) and Bob Sabol serve guests pulled pork sandwiches.
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  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 9:38 PM
    Work on the current Montgomery County Movies film, “10 to Fire,” continues strong, and they are looking for lots of people to play extras in the congregation of a church. If you have ever wanted to be in the movies, this is the chance for you. Everyone is encouraged to come, any age, race, culture - doesn’t matter. No auditions are necessary. Everyone who shows up will be in the film. The location is Young’s Chapel at 4527 N 200 E (the corner of 450 N and 200 E). Filming will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26. Come dressed casual, clothing with no pictures, logos, or lettering. 
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  • Sunday, August 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    The weather this weekend could not have been better for the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Inspire program to enjoy the zoo. On Saturday, Inspire was invited to join Banjo’s company picnic at the Indianapolis Zoo. The girls enjoyed a wonderful catered lunch with Banjo employees while birds from the zoo’s macaw show flew overhead. While venturing around the zoo the girls loved seeing the penguins, dolphins and elephants, even watching a dolphin show. Inspire is a program of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau for middle and high school girls. Inspire meets twice a month in an informal atmosphere where we discuss topics and issues facing teen girls. They do crafts, take trips, talk, and most importantly provide support and guidance! They provide a safe place where girls can come and explore issues and topics they may be facing, or may face in the future and hope to inspire girls to feel better about themselves, learn healthy habits and help better the community! 
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  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Taste of Montgomery County is a great place for finding local eats, but don’t forget about the great musical lineups. This year features the return of a popular local act to the stage. 
    The headlining act for the TASTE of Montgomery County is making a big comeback this summer--in more ways than one! After taking a short break from the stage, Steve Trent & Smalltown were preparing to recharge their musical career this summer. But just as the summer was getting started, Steve was involved in a serious car accident. Fortunately, he is on the mend, and while their comeback may have been delayed a little, that will make it that much better. The TASTE of Montgomery County will see Steve Trent's triumphant return to the stage!
    The opening act, Flannel Jane, will perform from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Flannel Jane offers a high-energy performance of the best rock songs from the 90s. Members are Jake Resler, Travis Feaster, Max Jeffrey III, Austin Shearer, and Chris Taylor. Covering songs by 90s greats such as Pearl Jam, Fastball, Green Day, Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, Bush, and more, Flannel Jane is sure to provide a great 90s nostalgia experience.
    Popular blues performers the Jason Wells Band will be performing from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jason Wells Band is a blues rock touring band. They have shared the stage with Candlebox, Jackyl, Kentucky Headhunters, and Jimmy Van Zant. Band members are Jason Wells, Larry Pfohl, and Evan Grubbs. Hailing from Frankfort, Indiana, Jason Wells tours throughout the Midwest.
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  • Bits 'N' Pieces 8-19-17
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Mega-Million big prize might be gone, but have you checked out PowerBall or the Hoosier Lottery lately? PowerBall is now about half a billion dollars. Yes, billion. With a B. And our very own Hoosier Lottery is north of $20 million – which has to be one of, if not the largest, jackpots our state has ever had, right? And like we’ve said before, if you don’t find Bits’n’Pieces in your favorite Montgomery County daily next week, you’ll know who won. But keep it just between us, OK?
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    WE HAD our first report of a wooly worm this week, and it was dark with a white stripe. Now, does that mean a bad winter or a mild one . . . 
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    SPEAKING OF fall and winter, has anyone else noticed that more leaves are falling in August than usual? Seems like it. 
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    AND ONE last note about the nasty seasons: It’s said that the number of fogs in August will correlate to the number of measurable snows we’re going to get this winter. For those keeping track at home, there’ve been six fogs we’ve counted so far this month . . . 
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  • C’ville photographer’s work on display in Lafayette
    Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    In the Spring of 2012 Crawfordsville was introduced to the world of windel w. asher with the Reflections project by local photographer Kenn Clark. Now, five years later, “Reflections … as seen by windel w. asher” is being seen in Lafayette with a show at the Tippecanoe Art Federation (TAF), located in the Wells Community Cultural Center, 638 North St. The show opened on July 26 and will run until Aug. 25.
    Just as with the photos seen in Crawfordsville, the Reflections show in Lafayette feature recognizable landmarks, street corners and complete city blocks from a unique perspective . . . as reflected off windows of store fronts, combining the inside of the store with the object being reflected. This popular project can be found in many locations in Crawfordsville such as Arni’s, Franciscan Health, the Mayor’s office, the Carnegie Museum and some law and insurance offices, among others. And, as an artist member, Clark’s photos can also be seen regularly at Athens Arts Gallery, 113 N. Washington St. 
    Having a Feature Artist Show at Athens Arts that spring showed to the artist that recognizing the buildings being reflected and/or the location from which the photo was taken was sometimes instrumental in making a connection with those viewing the art. So, over the last two years Clark has been visiting the Lafayette area in search of good locations to take reflections that will draw the eye of those who regularly see these sites while making them realize that something is a bit different about the way they are seeing them. Twenty-seven of the thirty-five photos in the show are new reflections from downtown, and near downtown, Lafayette. Included in the show are a few pieces from Crawfordsville, Nashville, IN and a very popular photo from Edinburgh, Scotland, with the reflection of the Edinburgh Castle as seen off the window of a shop selling kilts. 
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  • Saturday, August 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    Inc. Magazine’s annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in the nation includes one entry from Danville who expanded to Crawfordsville in 2016. Safe Hiring Solutions ranked No. 4,819 on the 2016 edition of the magazine’s list, reflecting the company’s three-year growth of 46 percent
    “Being named to the Inc. 5000 for a third straight year is a significant achievement for our company,” said Safe Hiring Solutions Chief Executive Officer Mike McCarty. “It also provides proof that we are developing successful solutions for our clients. Nearly all of our new business comes through referrals from our current clients.”
    McCarty established Safe Hiring Solutions in 2004. A former violent crimes detective for a big-city police department and nationally recognized expert on domestic violence, McCarty was concerned that existing background checks did a poor job of protecting children and other vulnerable people from sex offenders and others who should not be allowed to have contact. By combining state-of-the-art technology with highly trained staff investigators, Safe Hiring Solutions has given school districts, churches, youth sports organizations, and employers thorough background checks at affordable prices.
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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    We have always been a bit "mixed" up and this meeting will show you this. The August meeting of Dubble Duzzen met in the home of Patsy Stephens. Stephens began the meeting with delicious refreshments of Cherry Delight, chocolate pie and Fruit Pizza served with yummy Dreamsicle Punch. The napkin prizes were won by Sandy Caldwell, and Eulah Jaynes. Then, the meeting was opened by President Judy Tulley's welcome. The flag salutes were recited along with the club creed. Peggy Dixon gave the inspirational words based on Proverb14:1,"A wise woman builds her home but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands".She said there was a "clean and very comfortable" home that had a Rosette Basket in the entrance that was so inviting to all who entered the home. The house was not filled with brand new fine items . But all who came were gladly recieved and taken care of much like Jesus' disiciples were taken care of when they were out doing His work. We all need to realize that we need to be caring to all who enter our surroundings.
    The treasurer's report was read & approved. In the absence of the secretary, the minutes of last meeting was not read.
    Fourteen members and Pat Hall's daughter Charlotte answered the roll call which was 
    "Where is the most interesting place you've been.” All had different answers spanning world and some loved the county's offerings, too.
    Song Leader Cheryl Douglas led the group in "School Days".
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  • Friday, August 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    Thursday Aug. 17 John Stevens @ 36 Saloon, Rockville 8 p.m. 108 E. Ohio St. (765) 569-9441 Smoking Venue. www.johnstevensjrmusic.com
    Friday Aug. 18 Sarah Sparks @ Lunch On The Plaza, Crawfordsville 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Marie Canine Plaza, Corner of Main and Green Streets Lunch by Second City, food $6 – drink $1. Sponsors: Rod Curran’s Tax Service, TCU, Arni’s and Tri-County Bank. www.crawfordsvillemainstreet.com
    Friday Aug. 18 Artist Reception @ Tippecanoe Art Federation, Lafayette 6-8 p.m. 638 North St. (765) 423-2787 Meet the current artists - Craig Tribble, Kenn Clark and Caroline Owen.
    Every Friday Danny Weiss Duo @ Red Seven Bar & Grill, Lafayette 6-8:30 p.m. 200 Main St. (765) 742-7337 Indoors. Danny/clarinet, Jeff Wimble/guitar. www.dannyweissjazz.com
    Every Friday Jeff Anderson @ Ichiban Sichuan Restaurant, Lafayette 7 p.m. 2 S. 4th St. (765) 742-6600
    Friday Aug. 18 Midsummer Night’s Ball @ Masonic Temple, Crawfordsville 7-10 p.m. 221 S. Washington St. Ballroom and Latin dance. Tickets:$10. Black tie attire requested. Five live performances – Social Dancing – Tango lessons. For detail call (765) 225-7112.
    Friday-Sunday Aug. 18-20 “Plaza Suite” @ Delphi Opera House, Delphi 7:30 p.m. 103 S. Washington St. (765) 564-430 For ticket prices and other details visit: www.delphioperahouse.org/events
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