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  • Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    Want to find out which businesses were Montgomery County’s best in the last year? The Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce will hand out its Small and Large Business of the Year Awards at its annual dinner May 3. It is the 99th annual dinner for the local chamber. 
    Get your tickets now, though, as the deadline to RSVP is Friday. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling the chamber at (765) 362-6800. The event will be held at the Crawfordsville Country Club and starts with a social hour at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6 with the business awards and keynote speaker Dick Wolfsie to follow. 
    “We are very excited to have Dick Wolfsie as this year’s speaker,” said Chamber Deputy Director Anne Shaw. 
    Wolfsie appears weekdays on television sharing his humor, stories and video essays. His column appears weekly in The Paper of Montgomery County. E-mail Dick at
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  • South goes back to the ’80s
    Tuesday, April 25, 2017 4:00 AM
    Southmont is turning up the way-back machine and bringing the ’80s back to life with its spring musical. Back to the ’80s tells the story of the senior class of 1985 at William Ocean High School, remembered through the eyes now thirty-something Corey Palmer. 
    Seventeen-year-old Corey is madly in love with his next-door neighbor, Tiffany Houston, one of the coolest girls in the school, but she is too busy mooning over Michael Feldman, the hottest guy around. Michael and his friends are athletic and good looking – the kind of guys that Corey and his two best friends dream of being. However, while they may not be the coolest guys in school, they are still one up on Feargal McFerrin, III, whose best friend is his computer and who believes the crazy notion that one day, CDs will replace cassette tapes.
    The show includes such hit 80s songs as “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” “Wake Me Up Before You Go Go,” “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” “Material Girl,” “You Give Love a Bad Name,” and many, many more!
    Throw in a Star Wars dream sequence, high-energy dance routines, the obligatory 80s party scene, copious amounts of blue eyeshadow, twenty cans of hairspray, as well as some of the most popular songs ever written, and the result is a musical that will not only delight and amuse audiences of any age, but will also inspire any young cast. Back to the 80's is a high-energy musical with contemporary flair that will certainly fill the seats.”
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:31 PM
    Covington will be among the first stops for a one-of-a-kind history experience dedicated to Indiana's automotive and racing heritage. The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) is proud to present History on Wheels, a 53-foot double expandable semi-trailer and traveling exhibit that will roll into Covington City Park, June 28 through July 1, for the Covington Fourth of July Celebration.
    The appearance will be one of many for History on Wheels as it begins to travel the state and help IHS reach a wider audience at festivals, schools and other special events.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:31 PM
    St. Elizabeth Hospice will offer two 10-week grief support groups. The group is open to anyone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. The sessions will be facilitated by Anne Pigman, hospice bereavement coordinator.
    The evening group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The group starts on May 9 and runs through July 11.
    A morning session will be held weekly on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The group starts on May 5 and runs through July 7.
    Some aspects of participating in a grief support group include:
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:28 PM
    On May 8, 2017, the Wabash Valley Genealogy Society will be offering a public program entitled, “Turn Your Story or Family History into an eBook”. The presenter for this program will be Ashley Wadsworth. 
    The program will be held in the lower level conference rooms at the Vigo County Public Library in Terre Haute. The doors open at 6 p.m. for socializing and refreshments with the presentation running from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 11:27 PM
    Anyone putting flags on veterans’ graves in Montgomery County cemeteries may pick them up at the American Legion Post 72 on May 1. Leave information including name, telephone and cemetery for Steve Middleton at 362-5791.
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  • Earl Luzader Bridge
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    A ceremony Saturday morning put the finishing touches on making the “Earl Luzader Bridge” official. Luzader is a centenarian who has lived at the same home on Fall Creek Road for 80 years. He uses the bridge to cross Sugar Creek and tend his garden. Montgomery County Commissioners approved a proclamation to name the bridge after Luzader in December. He turned 100 in November. Commissioner Jim Fulwider and County Councilman Don Mills were on hand for the ceremony. A wooden sign created by Larry Ward was placed on the bridge to show its new name. Father Alex Miller offered a blessing. 
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Blue Star Mothers are having a Bean Supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at The American Legion Post 72. The dinner is open to the public and takeouts will be available. The cost of each dinner is $7. Desserts will also be available for purchase.
    The Blue Star Mothers are the mothers who have sons and daughters in the military or who are veterans. The Blue Star Mothers provide moral and emotional support for our men and women in the military and their families. Money raised from this dinner will be used to send "Freedom Boxes" containing various items from home to our troops. For more information call Gayle Sosbe at 362-5713.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Council on Aging is currently accepting applications for sponsors and vendor booths for its Annual Senior Celebration on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:40 PM
    Wabash College President Gregory Hess announced that Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is the 2017 recipient of the David W. Peck Senior Medal for Eminence in the Law. 
    Wood will be on campus to deliver a lecture – “Public Service and Private Initiative: An American Tradition” – at 5 p.m. today in Baxter Hall room 101, and will receive the Senior Peck Medal thereafter at the 44th Annual Peck Dinner.
    “Chief Judge Diane Wood has been a true trailblazer at every juncture of her career, and she is one of the most respected judges in the country,” Hess said. “She is a brilliant scholar who listens carefully to all sides before forming her opinions. She is a model of critical thinking and civil discourse, and I am pleased that our students will have the opportunity to learn from her.”
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:39 PM
    American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our Archives.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:39 PM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s fifth annual Dancing with the Montgomery County Stars fundraiser, brought to you this year by Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, has less than 70 tickets remaining for this year’s event.
    The remaining tickets for this premiere event are available via the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Website, . Simply go to the website and click on the buy tickets here button. If community members cannot pay online with a credit or debit card, they can go into the Youth Service Bureau and have staff assist them. The YSB is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m.
    Ticket purchasers will be allowed to pick their seat via the website and print their own tickets. Tickets are $45 a ticket and include a catered dinner, coffee bar, fabulous entertainment, and an opportunity to shop a silent auction. There will be a cash bar at the event. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:36 PM
    Indiana’s second highest court will conduct oral argument at Wabash College at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. A panel consisting of Judge Patricia A. Riley, Judge Margret G. Robb, and Judge Robert R. Altice will hear Dustin Sorhaindo v. State of Indiana, a case in which Sorhaindo argues the trial court erred in denying Sorhaindo’s motion to dismiss and granting the State’s motion to transfer seized money. The oral argument will conclude with a question-and-answer session; however, the judges will not be able to speak about the case.
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  • Hunley honored for customer service
    Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:34 PM
    American Family Insurance agent Michele Hunley has been honored by the company for her outstanding customer service. 
    For the ninth straight year, Hunley was honored with the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The distinction is determined through an evaluation.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:34 PM
    Michael Melvin celebrated his 25th Anniversary with LSC Communications on April 14, 2017. Melvin began his career working on Line 6 in the bindery. He also worked on Lines 7, Line 2, and his present position on Line 3 in department CBX. 
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