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  • 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
     
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  • 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.”

     
  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:46 PM

    Wabash College was cited as a “best buy” for quality academic offerings and affordability, according to the Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buys of 2016.

    Wabash is one of 41 institutions nationwide to earn the rating, which identifies schools that offer outstanding academics and a high quality of student life on campus at relatively modest prices. The Fiske list includes three schools from the United Kingdom and Canada and is built of data from more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.

    Wabash is one of 11 liberal arts institutions to make the list, and the only private school in Indiana to do so.

     
  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:46 PM

    Those looking to celebrate Independence Day weekend in the great outdoors can still find available campsites at a few DNR properties.

    While campgrounds are full in most locations, there are still a handful of electric campsites at Charlestown State Park, Deam Lake State Recreation Area and Raccoon Lake. Primitive and non-electric sites are still available at Lincoln and Shakamak state parks, and Raccoon and Salamonie lakes (all electric sites are closed at Salamonie).

    Many horsemen’s campsites are also available throughout the state, although campers must have a horse to use those sites.

     
  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:44 PM
     
  • Doctors to treat patients remotely
    Wednesday, July 01, 2015 7:44 PM

    Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville recently received technology that will allow specialists to treat patients without even being in the room with them. The machine can be used to beam in specialists and allow patients to be treated in house without making them drive miles away to a stroke doctor at another hospital.

    The machine was delivered on June 29. So far the hospital staff knows that the machine can be used on any floor of the hospital, but not much else. Carol Bailey, who is the St. Elizabeth’s East administrative director of ICU and Stroke Coordinator at both hospitals, said the machine is new for the whole staff and that everyone will be trained on the machine in the next few weeks. She said the machine should be thoroughly tested and ready to use on patients in August.  

     

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