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Wednesday, July 08, 2015
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  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:06 PM

    Katarina E. Akers of Crawfordsville has been named to the Dean’s List at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. To be named to the list, students must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits. The honor is noted on the students’ official records.

  • Randles receives sentence
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:05 PM

    Julie Elizabeth Randles, 49, of Crawfordsville was sentenced Tuesday afternoon in relation to thefts dating back to 2013 and 2014.

    Randles was arrested March 27, 2014 and charged with two counts of theft, a class D felony. As the director of Guiding Lights Daycare with First Baptist Church in Crawfordsville, Randles had allegedly stolen cash totaling $33,105. Tuesday, she plead guilty to the charge.

    Judge Harry Siamas sentenced Randles to two years in a correctional facility, court costs of $168, $22,000 restitution to be paid immediately, two years of probation and other various associated fines and fees. As part of the plea bargain, the second count of theft was dropped.

  • Visitors Commission, Bureau quarrel
    Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:00 PM

    After several meetings of being unable to come to a solid consensus, the Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Commission and the Visitors and Convention Bureau have not come to an agreement about the priorities of the bureau.

    Tuesday afternoon’s meeting of the CVC consisted of less than a minute of the Treasurer’s report and nearly an hour of the bureau’s report. Bureau consultant Teresa Anderson presented the bureau’s mid-year report to the commission. The report included a 2015 through 2017 strategic plan and a Jan. through end of June financial report.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:59 PM

    Montgomery County Fair Queen candidates got a few words of wisdom on Tuesday night from the 2015 Miss Indiana State Fair, Mady Hayden, in a private rehearsal for the 4-H Fair Queen contest this Friday.

    Montgomery County is one of the over 40 counties Hayden will visit this fair season as part of her queenly duties.

    Hayden said she normally gives the queen candidates tips on things they are worried about getting right. For example, she might help with interview prep so the girls will be prepared for their professional wear interview. She also imparts wisdom on how to stay calm under the pressure of the hot lights.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:59 PM

    As July progresses, 4-H members are counting down the days until the 4-H Fair.

    During the last Junior Leader meeting, members discussed the various activities that the 4-H Junior Leaders can help participate in during the fair. These activities include project sign-up, 4-H color run, queen contest committee, consumer clothing private judging, livestock show announcers, fish fry, human foosball and day care visits. If you would like to participate in or help with any of the above activities, stop by the extension office for more information or to sign up. The Junior Leaders also discussed whether or not to add a cotton candy machine, popcorn machine and / or soft pretzels to the Junior Leader stand this year. They are still undecided on their decision. The annual clover buds activity will be held on July 18 during the fair at the fairgrounds from 2:45 p.m. to 5 p.m. On July 6, they elected next year’s officers which will be announced during the end of the fair on the stage in the 4-H building.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:58 PM

    Cameron Monroe 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.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:57 PM

    According to the Better Business Bureau of Central Indiana, Section 8 Housing schemes are still popping up all over the country. The scheme begins when a potential home buyer / renter is led to a website that appears legitimate, possibly even using a logo that looks similar to an official government agency, and in turn request the searcher to pay a registration fee to sign up for a voucher to get on a waiting list for housing.

    Fact is, the housing authorities never charge a fee to apply. If a person wires money or uses a prepaid debit card, it may be nearly impossible to get back the money. Information regarding housing resources can be obtained through the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority at

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:57 PM
  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 10:56 PM

    Though Crawfordsville’s candidate field is dominated by Democrats and Republicans with only one Libertarian running for Council Ward Four, smaller towns around Montgomery County have an independent streak. Several elected town offices in the county also have no registered candidates running.

    All of the other towns in the county that hold elections fall into the Indiana Election Division category of population under 3,500. Filings for towns of this size are not due until August 3. However, of the candidates that are registered, hopefuls in Darlington, Ladoga and Linden are mostly purple, the designated color of independents.

  • Monday, July 06, 2015 6:46 PM

    The New Ross Christian Church is having its annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The church will also be serving hotdogs, hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad and other desserts. The New Ross Christian Church will be collecting a free-will offering. All collected funds will be placed into the building fund. The church is located in New Ross and is two blocks north of the steakhouse. If you have any questions please call Ivan Brown at 362-9515.


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