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  • Sunday, July 05, 2015 9:08 PM

    Vacuum cleaners, magazines, cleaning products: an itinerant salesman may have recently knocked on your door offering to sell you a product or sign you up for a service such as a home security system.  If you are truly interested in what product or service has been offered, check out the company at If you are unable to obtain contact information for the corporate office, this may be a red flag to consider. 

  • Sunday, July 05, 2015 9:08 PM

    The Crawfordsville Fire Department responded to a house fire call at 2:02 a.m. Friday.

    The first truck arrived on the scene at 700 S. Green St at 2:04 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters plainly saw fire on the front porch.

    The burning building was owned by Caroline Gianakis. Damage to the structure was estimated at $60,000. Not only did the fire damage the front porch, there was also heavy smoke damage throughout the rest of the house and to the contents. There were no injuries.

    A neighboring house, 614 S. Green St., suffered some damage to its vinyl siding and vinyl fence.

  • Sunday, July 05, 2015 9:06 PM
  • One injured in plane crash
    Sunday, July 05, 2015 9:02 PM

    A pilot of a crop duster was injured when his plane clipped some power lines near County Road 600 South and U.S. 231. The Cessna plane crashed into a field closer to County Road 500 South.

    The unidentified pilot was airlifted to an undisclosed Indianapolis hospital.

    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 6:27 p.m. Sunday for the crash. The downed plane closed U.S. 231 because of power lines that were down.

     “Deputies assisted medical personnel with getting the pilot to the roadway, where he was transported by Crawfordsville Medics to Southmont High School,” Major Ryan Needham with the Sheriff’ Office said. “From there, he was flown to an Indianapolis hospital by LifeLine Helicopter.

  • Farmers face crunch time to replant flooded soybean fields
    Thursday, July 02, 2015 7:05 PM

    With rainy conditions expected to continue across parts of the Midwest for the next week, northern Indiana soybean farmers will have to race against the clock to get in an initial crop or replant their flood-damaged fields, a Purdue Extension specialist says.

     “We are quickly marching on the end of time to successfully plant soybeans for grain,” said Shaun Casteel. “It’s going to be extremely tight.”

    Whether planting an initial crop or replanting flood-damaged fields, Casteel recommends using a shorter-season variety and planting at least 200,000 seeds per acre.

  • Enjoy family, fireworks, safety
    Thursday, July 02, 2015 7:03 PM

    Thousands of Americans end up in hospital emergency rooms each year because of fireworks-related injuries. In a typical year, more fires are reported on July 4 than any other day.

    Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said having a bit more knowledge and taking a few smart precautions can lead to safer Independence Day celebrations.

    Greeson suggested that glow sticks are a safer alternative to traditional sparklers.

    “Many parents don’t realize that sparklers can burn at about 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit,” Greeson said. “That’s hot enough to melt glass. Imagine what that can do if it comes in contact with a child’s skin, hair or clothing, or anybody’s for that matter.”

  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:59 PM
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:59 PM
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:59 PM

    With Montgomery County Democrats choosing not to run candidates for Crawfordsville Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer and City Council District Four, Republicans are on their way to a likely victory for those seats. There are still opportunities for third party or write-in candidates to run, if they file by Monday.

    Though voters did select most of the candidates in the primary election, candidates can still file to fill vacancies left in the primary or they can file to be a write-in candidate. Candidates wishing to file must do so at the county clerk’s office by noon on Monday. 

  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:56 PM

    With summer events in full swing and recent national reports of security concerns regarding U.S. Independence Day celebrations, the Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security are reminding Hoosiers to watch for suspicious activity and report it.

    The slogan “If You See Something, Say Something” encourages citizens to report suspicious activity and to not hesitate or feel self-conscious about doing so.

    “We continue to encourage all citizens to celebrate the holiday as they normally would,” said IDHS Executive Director David Kane. “Independence Day is rich in tradition in Indiana. We are, however, reminding Hoosiers to stay aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity. Citizens’ awareness is one of the best defenses against those who would seek to do us harm.”


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