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King and his court
Justin Monger, right, plant manager from Cargill won the title of 2016 Pie King during Valero’s recent United Way and MUFFY campaign drive. . I will let you guess which one he is in the picture. Mark Brown, left, Valero plant manager, also took part. The contest helped Valero surpass its goal of $27,000 by raising $29,102! With the company match, that makes the grand total $43,653. Employees were able to designate where they would like their donation to go.
  • Monday, October 24, 2016 10:46 PM
    There’s plenty of fun to be had in Russellville Saturday. The community center is having its annual Halloween Social starting at 5 p.m. There will be food served at 5 and registration for the masquerade opens at 5:30 p.m. There’s also a costume contest with a variety of categories. One grand prize winner will take home $50 and second place is good for $25. 
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 10:45 PM
    PALGROUP,--Parents of Addicted Loved Ones”—is a national organization for parents, family members, and significant others who have loved ones who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol. The local group meets each Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville. 
    The primary goal of PAL is to provide hope through education and support for parents, family members, and others who dealing with addicted loved ones. Each week there is an educational component that informs participants about addiction and issues related to addiction. There is also a portion for discussion and sharing of experiences. 
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 11:28 AM
    Montgomery County was the latest stop for former Indiana Gov. Evan Bayh in his campaign to regain the U.S. Senate seat he left after his 2010 term expired. 
    Bayh spoke to a reported crowd of about 150 supporters at Stone Creek Lodge just south of Crawfordsville Sunday evening.
    Bayh, a Democrat, is running against Republican Todd Young for Indiana’s U.S. Senate seat currently occupied by Sen. Dan Coats. 
    The dinner was sponsored by the Montgomery, Parke, and Putnam County Democratic Parties, the Honorable Susan Crosby and former Greencastle mayors William Dory, Jr., Sue Murray, Nancy Michael and Michael Harmless.
    According to Montgomery County Democratic Party Chair David Hadley, Bayh told the crowd he would work as he always has to bring people together to find common ground for solving the problems Indiana and the nation face.
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  • 10 ways to enjoy Halloween
    Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    With Halloween just a week away, there's plenty to do in and around Montgomery County. From get-ting ready for the spookiest time of the year, to having a great time with the kids, to even getting scared like heck . . . The Paper has come up with 10 great ways to enjoy this fun holiday!
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  • Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Tuesday at noon at Creekside Lodge located at 613 Lafayette Ave. will be the next meeting of the Montgomery County Civitan Club. Members will be discussing projects for the rest of the year and discussing our current project of collecting Play-Doh for Addi's Play-Doh Nation that she will be giving to Riley Hospital. During the meeting there will also be information provided about Civitan and their Montgomery County Club.
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  • Lt. Gov. Holcomb visits town
    Monday, October 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    As campaigns wind down for the end of the election cycle with the big day two weeks from Tuesday, current Indiana Lt. Gov. and gubernatorial candidate Eric Holcomb visited Crawfords-ville Saturday.
    While in town Holcomb met with Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, Crawfordsville city attor-ney Kent MInnette and Montgomery County Commissioner Phil Bane during a tailgate outside of Wabash College’s Hollett Little Giant Stadium. 
    Holcomb offered The Paper a little insight into his day and some details about how his cam-paign was going. 
    “The day (Saturday) began in Broad Ripple,” he started. “Then, we went to a barbeque in Lafa-yette, then to the Covered Bridge, now we are here. It’s been a day filled with great eating, if nothing else.”
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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 9:15 AM
    Buffalo Wild Wings will help out Special Olympics Monday, and you can, too.
    From 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. the restaurant located at 1870 S. Hwy 231 in Crawfordsville, will donate 15 percent of your bill (not including tip, tax or promotional discounts) to the charity.
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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair came and went Friday morning with a decent turnout.
    Chamber of Commerce Deputy Director Anne Shaw said the event was a great opportunity for local vendors to connect and learn about each others businesses.
    “The expo went really well,” Shaw said. “We were really pleased with how the expo turned out because it gave us an opportunity to network.”
    While the event was great for business to network and learn about each others’ businesses, the job fair portion of the event could have gone slightly better, according to Shaw.
    “We didn’t have as many people out for the job fair as I would’ve liked,” she said. 
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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    If you aren’t aware, early voting in Montgomery County kicked off last week and it has been very successful.
    County Election Board Secretary and Clerk Jennifer Bentley said early numbers show that people are turning out at an impressive rate.
    “We have had over 200 people come out every day, since we began last week,” Bentley offered. “At the end of today we should be right around 2,000 early voters so far.”
    While 2,000 may not seem like a lot of people who turn out to vote early, it is close to nine percent of the total number of registered voters in the county and there are still almost two weeks left of early voting. 
    Bentley also said that these numbers put them on pace to surpass early voting numbers for previous elections. 
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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    Looking for something to get out and do with the kids this weekend? The 4-H Spooky Science event is today from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds.
    Abby Sweet, the 4-H Youth Development Educator and Spooky Science organizer said the event should offer a great opportunity to have fun and promote the 4-H.
    “We enjoy using this event to educate the community about 4-H and our benefits,” Sweet said. “We also love having the event because it is always a fun filled evening for families to come and spend a Saturday night.”
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  • Saturday, October 22, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Paper, Montgomery County’s most awarded and oldest locally owned daily newspaper, has announced another reader-first initiative.
    Beginning immediately, The Paper will no longer charge for In-Memoriam or Memorial advertisements. For those not familiar, those are usually notices placed by families to commemorate significant dates involving the loss of a loved one.
    “We just believe this is the right thing to do for our readers,” Paper Publisher Tim Timmons said. “We’ve never charged a penny to publish obituaries and this decision is consistent with that policy.”
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  •  Strong roots in town . . .
    Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    Former Byron Cox American Legion Post 72 Commander Rodney Strong is a man that grew up here and is on the verge of making history.
    Upon graduating from Crawfordsville High School in 1980, Strong decided to enlist in the U.S. Navy and served from 1980 to 1984. He was a cook on the flight deck crew and on the dock landing strip or LSD as he referred to it. He also shared another interesting memory of his Navy days.
    “Anyone on LSD will understand why I was on flight crew,” Strong chuckled. “Two cooks wore fire suits because they fit. I was one of them.”
    After his service time in the Navy came to an end, Strong came back home to Crawfordsville to begin a new endeavor. He began working at Hyatt Regency for a few months, before being hired at Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power as a janitor.
    “I kicked around for little bit,” he said. “Then I got in at CEL&P, and I’m still there.”
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  • Wade into Athens for a new exhibit
    Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    There will be a public reception this evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for local artist Karen A. Patton’s new show. It is a collection of paintings called “Wade in the Water. The exhibit opened Wednesday in the Feature Gallery of Athens Arts at 113 North Washington St. in downtown Crawfordsville. The reception will feature live music and refreshments and is free of charge. 
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  • Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    This is the last weekend to get out and see what the Linden Depot Museum has to offer. The museum is open today, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. each day. 
    The museum has announced that attendance has continued to grow steadily from year to year. In 2016, the museum was able to acquire some donations including a 1912 Station Agent’s Map Cabinet with a complete set of railroad maps for all 48 contiguous United State. This and other donations caused the museum’s volunteers to completely re-vamp the Monon Room and its connecting baggage room in order to properly display these wonderful artifacts.
    Throughout the entire 2016 season, work continued on the HO model railroad. In addition to the original four operating HO model railroad train tracks, there is now an operating monorail which encircles the animated carnival. An operating trolley line which traverses the model town of Linden, depicted as it was in the 1930s, has been added to the display. Street lights have been added to the model town, and a mountain town is in the process of being created. The mountains on the west side of the layout were completed this season, leaving only the center area yet to be landscaped; plans are for that area to be finished in 2017. The model circus continues to grow, and is now fully animated. Visitors to the model railroad are always astounded to learn that there are 1,000 people in the stands inside the circus tent, each individually glued in place. Menagerie and Side Show tent structures were added to the site this season. 
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  • Friday, October 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    Thursday evening marked the second White Coat Tour at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville to show off some of the hospital’s $22 million investment in new equipment.
    Dinner was also served during the three-hour event, with a few representatives of different health groups addressing the attendees. 
    Terry Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Franciscan Health Western Indiana kicked off the event by explaining the purpose of the event.
    “I think those who come these tours walk away with a better understanding of what is available in the community,” Wilson explained.
    Terry Klein, the Chief Operating Officer of Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, also offered his thought on what the event offers to attendees.
    “This gives people a chance to to see what they wouldn’t normally see,” Klein said.
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