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  • Cub Scouts accepting recruits today
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:00 AM

    The Cub Scouts are holding a recruitment drive at the Carnegie Museum second floor today from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Many adventures await with local Cub Scout Packs. Scouting is a great way to meet new friends, enjoy outdoor activities and learn new skills. The Cub Scout program offers a variety of activities from traditional Scouting to STEM-based activities. Boys that join will be able to participate in all types of fun and exciting events. 

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:34 PM

    The Crawfordsville Historic Preservation Commission approved the new sign for a new downtown restaurant, A-Second City Café, after calling in another member to complete the majority vote.

    The meeting was halted after Commission President Marcheta Dixon said that she cannot consider the sign because she said putting the sign up before the commission approved it is against the rules. “I personally cannot approve of this tonight since the sign is already up,” Dixon said. “It is my opinion that the sign should be removed and then we will consider it.”  

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:33 PM

    As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. It’s understandably frightening to be at risk for heart disease. But Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program can help you fight this disease by better understanding it and gaining the necessary knowledge to make heart-smart choices.

    Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program is a new community program including four heart-health classes. It’s intended to complement healthcare providers’ recommendations and help you, or your loved one, prevent or manage heart disease. 

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:32 PM

    The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is extending an open invitation to all interested women in Montgomery County to attend their August educational meeting.

    The meeting will feature a panel of guest speakers to discuss child care availability and challenges in Montgomery County. Child care quality and availability affect many aspects of the community from parents looking for safe and healthy care for their children to economic development. The panelists for the evening include Meredith Boaz, Director of Wabash Education Childhood Academy; Preston Bost, Director of Institutional Research at Wabash College; Natalie Pugh, Director of Childcare Resources and Referral at Chances and Services for Youth (CASY); Jennifer Pruett, Owner of Happy Town Daycare; Roxie Johnson, Human Resources Administrator at Crawford Industries. The evening will begin with each panelist speaking to the group about their perspective of the child care challenges in Montgomery County. The panelists will then participate in more specific, small group discussions with those in attendance. 

     
  • Illusions, comedy in church
    Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:31 PM

    Jared Hall, a world-traveling illusionist and comedian, is coming to Crawfordsville to perform a show on August 30 at New Hope Christian Church. Hall provides witty, family-friendly humor and amazing illusions to create an engaging evening for all ages.

    Hall’s interest in illusion began in his Texas high school as he used comedy, illusion and mind-blowing stunts to get the attention of other kids. It was in college where he began to fully realize that he could captivate an audience and actually use it as a platform to provide good, clean humor, remarkable illusions and share his talent from God to do good things in the world.

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:30 PM

    The Montgomery County Election Board passed several resolutions relating to preparations for town votes this November. The board also briefly discussed their hopes for new voting machines in 2016.

    Montgomery County Clerk Jennifer Bentley gave copies of the two bids received on new election machines to members of the Election Board. The board will meet to discuss what they recommend to commissioners on Sept. 2 at 1 p.m. After that is decided the recommendation has to be put before commissioners and they will decide which plan, if any, to go with.

    Bentley said the board has voted in the past that they would like to see voting centers rather than smaller precincts that are currently in place. Bentley said the commissioners and county councilors have not really committed to whether they would like to see vote centers because they would like to see how much the board’s plan would cost. In order to change to vote centers a majority of commissioners and councilors must agree. 

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 7:56 PM
     
  • Carload arrested following pursuit
    Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:39 PM

    A routine stop for a nonfunctioning headlight led to four out-of-towners running from Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies on Saturday night.

    Chief Deputy Ryan Needham said the chase was short and only covered six to seven miles. The vehicle was headed west on State Road 32 when the car was stopped because they had only one head light. Needham said the car stopped briefly but took off again before the officer could talk to the driver.

    The car continued down 32 before it hit the stop sticks that another deputy put in the roadway. After the driver realized the car had damaged tires he turned into Banjo and ended the chase. “As far as car chases go it was short and sweet,” Needham said. “Thankfully there wasn’t a lot to it and no one got hurt.”

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:38 PM

    Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power recently updated their website to make a more user friendly experience for customers and contractors.

    The site now has a link to pay bills online right on the homepage. The website has improved updates on power outages and public notices to keep the public up to date on the utility.  

    “Even on the informational side there’s some functions where we can push out outage information and that’s important also to the consumer,” Operations Manager Robert Stephens said. “The bill pay side definitely is easier on the customer side, easier on our end and is less costly for both.” 

     
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:00 PM

    The Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau Board of Directors discussed their plans to compensate their consultant who organizes the Indiana ASA Softball Tournaments for the bureau.

    Interim Director of the MCVCB Teresa Anderson gave the board a synopsis of the meeting that she and other members of the board had with the consultant, Bob Cash, and County Councilman Aaron Morgan. She said Cash did not tell her or the board that he wanted to be compensated for his work as the event coordinator to begin with.

    Anderson said Cash said going into the meeting that he would like to keep part of the $2,000 per tournament that he did not use for the event. Anderson said he kept money that was not used, but did not provide actual receipts of what he spent. He did provide an economic impact report, but no proof of what was actually spent. After a while, she said he also asked for a per tournament fee of $500.

     

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