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  • Arnold garden blends old and new
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:31 PM

    Towering oaks, soft white pines and a deep ravine have shaped the course of Bud and Anita Arnold’s garden for over thirty years. Today this mature garden is an inspiration for shade gardeners and for those who love to discover and experiment with new species and varieties. Mrs. Arnold expertly blends flower and foliage, established and new plants and wildflowers and greenhouse plants to create a naturalistic garden for three seasons of color. Visitors will find a serene space with quiet Japanese accents, from a weathered stone pagoda to a koi pond with waterfall. 

  • South FFA cultivates victory
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:30 PM

    The Southmont FFA Floriculture judging team competed in the State Floriculture Judging Contest on April 25. The team of Caylie Leclercq, Natalee Brann, Dani Alspaugh and Drake Davis placed 1st in the contest for the eighth year in a row giving the school its 19th state title in Floriculture judging. There were 17 teams and 54 individuals competing this year. The team of Josie Beach, Kervin Curtis, Caleb Sixberry and Alexis Todd placed 2nd. The contest was held at the Central Nine Career Center located in Greenwood. Each member of the state champion team will receive a $500 scholarship given by the Southmont FFA Chapter. 

  • Flick to retire from Postal Service
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:28 PM

    Postmaster Connie Flick has announced her retirement. Flick started her career with the Postal Service in Lafayette in 1984. She held positions of tour supervisor, quality control specialist until 1992 when she was promoted to plant manager of the Terre Haute Processing and Distribution Facility where she managed over 200 employees. In 2006 she accepted a position as Postmaster of the Crawfordsville Post Office. An open house to celebrate her 31-year postal career will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the New Hope Christian Church with all friends and family welcome. Connie resides in Crawfordsville with her husband JR Crews. She plans on continuing her real estate career and traveling.

  • Wabash always funds
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:26 PM

    Robert and Elizabeth Allen have made a gift to the Fund for Student Housing at Wabash College and have challenged other alumni and friends to contribute to the fund raising effort.

    Bob Allen, a 1957 Wabash College alumnus, and his wife, Betty, a graduate of DePauw University, contributed $2 million outright and have made an additional $2 million challenge that will match other gifts to the project dollar-for-dollar.

    “For more than half a century, Bob and Betty Allen have been enormously generous in their support of Wabash and we are forever grateful,” said Wabash President Gregory D. Hess. “Their investment in the exciting new housing we are constructing on the west side of campus is a clear testament to their belief in a residential liberal arts experience for future generations of Wabash men.”

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:25 PM

    More than $10,000 in grants to nine area nonprofits are being made through the Tipmont REMC Operation Round Up program this month. The program is supported by about 9,000 members who have their bills rounded up to the next dollar, with the money designated for community projects.

    “Our members like the idea of being able to combine pennies from many into sizable checks that help groups in their home communities,” said Ron Holcomb, Tipmont REMC chief executive officer. “The impact can be significant, as shown by our most recent grants, which are helping with education, services to those who are homeless, children and community safety.”

    Adult education is getting a boost with a $675 grant to Region 4 Workforce Board/Tecumseh Area Partnership Homeless, a multicounty agency based in Lafayette. It will purchase scientific calculators clients will use used in achieving their academic goals. These might include high school diplomas or their equivalency, career pathways, job training and/or other higher learning, which result in sustainable families, communities and workplaces.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:24 PM

    Duke Energy and The National Theatre for Children have partnered to bring its Energy Education in Schools program to Montgomery County on May 28 at Ladoga Elementary School.

    Through this innovative program, students learn about using energy wisely through a backdrop of zany characters and improvisional comedy. The centerpiece of the curriculum is a live theatrical production delivered by professional actors to students in kindergarten through eighth grade.

    The Treasure Trove of Conservation Cove: A Pirate’s Tale, leads students through a fun pirate treasure hunt featuring a cast of colorful characters, all while teaching about resources and energy conservation.

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  • MCED plans growth in commerce park
    Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:54 PM

    In the midst of all the planning being put together for the Stellar Communities grant, Montgomery County Economic Development has come forward with some planning of its own.

    The planning is for the commerce park north of Crawfordsville on U.S. Highway 231 near I-74. MCED Executive Director Kristin Clary explained the plans for the area at the Montgomery County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning. “I am glad to come before you and kind of discuss the things that we’ve got going on. We’ve been extremely busy in our office, and that is because of what we announced about two weeks ago which is the brand new shell building that we are building,” Clary said. “And that is going in the city limits of the Crawfordsville commerce park, so we’re working very closely with Mayor Barton on that project.”

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:53 PM

    Data issued by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR) for April 2015 shows continued increases in pending sales, closed sales, new listings and pricing.

    Pending sales increased 13.5 percent in the monthly comparison of April 2015 to the same period last year. In the quarter ending in April, pending sales rose 12.2 percent. Closed sales increased by 12.8 percent in April alone and by 13.1 percent in the three-month review.

    The key indicator of new listings rose 6.3 percent in April after only a slight increase of 0.5 percent the month before.

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 8:52 PM

    Looking for something for your child to do this summer? Look no further. The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum will be organizing ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The two-day camp will be held June 23-24 and is open to students ages 8 to 12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available.

    ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage.


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