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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 10:52 PM
    Dear Editor,
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau would like to thank everyone who participated and made contributions to the 2016 REINdear Program. With the gracious support of the community REINdear was able to provide holiday assistance for over 1,230 children in Montgomery County.
    We are grateful to our “super elves” who assisted 20-or-more children, Operation: Toy Box; IAFF Local 4143 (fire department); Nucor; LSC Communications; Wabash College faculty and staff; New Ross Angel Tree; St. John’s Episcopal Church; First United Methodist Church; Banjo; New Hope Christian Church; Valero Renewable Fuels; Ladoga Community Fund; Waynetown Christian Church; First Christian Church; Whitesville Christian Church; Harvest Fellowship; Advanced Chiropractic; and Christ Lutheran Church. We are just as grateful to the additional 101 organizations, churches, and individuals who assisted anywhere from 1 to 19 children. 
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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    My name is Bill Reed and although I live in the rural area, I would like to applaud Mayor Barton’s decision to end the City of Crawfordsville’s partnership and funding of Indiana West Advantage for 2017. I feel sure it must have been a hard decision. 
    Recently the County Council reduced the taxpayer funding to IWA from $75,000 to $50,000 a year. Maybe, if the County Council would work with Mayor Barton financially, if needed, and if possible, it would prove more productive, more transparent, and create a good relationship between City and County. I feel the County Council has already thought of this and may be considering the thought.
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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    There was big news last week about Montgomery County’s “economic development” corporation, a.k.a. Indiana West Advantage. In what was portrayed as a surprise move, Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton and his Board of Works withdrew all city funding for IWA. He proposed instead to give elected officials direct control over economic development. Since the county government was already planning to withdraw its funding within the next year, that will soon leave IWA as a 100-percent privately funded organization. 
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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I want to thank the citizens and taxpayers of Montgomery County for allowing me to serve them on the Montgomery County Drainage Board. Until recently, I was privileged to sit on that board for several years. It was an enjoyable experience and I sincerely hope that I helped do some good.
    The Indiana Drainage Code mandates that each county have a drainage board. The work on drainage in our state goes back to 1816 when the state allowed for the county supervisor to drain highways. In fact, in 1832 an act by the state allowed the draining of marshes in Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Clinton and Warren counties.
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  • Thursday, January 12, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I would like to announce the free assistance for individual income tax, VITA, will come to an end after 25 years of service to the taxpayers of Montgomery and surrounding counties. I would like to thank the Crawfordsville Parks and Recreation Department for being our partner all these years furnishing a place for us to do the taxes, providing internet service and all the other service extras. We couldn’t have done it without your assistance. A big thank you to Fawn and all her employees and to my many volunteers.
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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Recently a computer savvy person mentioned something that really amazed me. She said that six of the top ten most popular articles at Purdue University were about me and my artwork!
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  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Hoosier Heartland State Bank would like to thank the community for coming out and supporting the year-end blood drive last December. 
    Our goal was to get 24 participants and we got 37. That gave us 35 units of life-saving blood. We were thrilled.
    According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds, someone needs blood and more than 41,000 donations are needed daily. 
    “We can’t thank the HHSB team enough for all the help they provide in holding these events,” stated Sarah Moss of the American Red Cross. “They always do a great job getting people involved and to have that many participants right before the holidays is pretty impressive!”
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  • Thursday, January 05, 2017 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    As the Indiana General Assembly begins their 2017 session this week, one would assume the Republican-dominated state government would be pushing legislation for a more limited and fiscally responsible government (and one that protects individual liberty, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, and the sanctity of life). After all, that’s what their 2016 state convention said they stood for. However, that would be a bad assumption. The Republican leadership actually intends to increase taxes.
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  • Wednesday, December 28, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I have had the honor to serve the people of Montgomery County as Coroner for 16 of the last 20 years. As my time as Coroner comes to an end I wanted to say thank you. Thank you first and foremost to my wife and kids for so many years of understanding and support. To my dad and brother for dealing with business matters while I was busy with the office. 
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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Crawfordsville Main Street would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in downtown holiday decorating this year. So, who actually makes this long list of tasks happen? It’s a big team of folks who love their town! Scott Hesler and the fellows at the Crawfordsville Street Department (CSD) make a huge contribution. They hang the frosty snowflake fixtures from street lights, and on some of the poles, start artificial garland to be received by smiling Garden Club volunteers who anchor the garland in place. Snowflakes and garland received funding assistance from our friends at MCCF a few years ago and seeing them up is always a reminder of the foundation’s generosity. CSD also sets the vintage snowflake fixtures along the back of the pergola at the Marie Canine Plaza. Did you like the new “Fountain of Lights” decoration on the fountain this year? Main Street is very grateful to the City of Crawfordsville for contributing a portion of that purchase, made of energy-saving LEDs and long-lasting commercial grade materials so that it may be enjoyed by the community year after year. CSD constructed the fixture’s sturdy platform and also did the initial set up
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  • Monday, December 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    While the North Montgomery, Southmont and Crawfordsville High School football seasons have been over for many weeks now, the Indianapolis Colts still have a few games left to salvage a broken season. Consequently, after this season, much like last season, there is some change needed, but this time we should look more inward at the administration. Phillip Wilson, in an article on Scout.com calls for Chuck Pagano to be fired, but I argue the opposite. The Indianapolis Colts should fire Ryan Grigson because of his meddling in personal issues, and his inability to let Pagano handle the day to day business of the team and its players.
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  • Monday, December 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    As I’m writing this the stock market is breaking above 19,900. That’s a 1,000-point increase since Donald Trump was elected. So this must be proof that people believe Trump will generate a healthy economy, right? After all, if people are willing to buy stock in American companies it must mean they’re confident those companies will see improving profits in the next four years.
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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016 10:08 PM
    Dear Editor
    The Montgomery 4-H Inc. board and Montgomery County 4-H program would like to thank all of the many individuals and companies that help with the crop plot through various donations throughout the year. We would like to thank Mark McClamroch, Co-Alliance, Helena, Ceres Solutions, Cain Farms, Wade Bennett, and Gavilon Grain. Your contributions and donations are greatly appreciated. Thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County 4-H program.
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  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    To the community, thank you! For your time . . . your donation . . . any way you might have helped! We are very grateful.
    The Community Thanksgiving dinner had another successful year and we served around 900 Thanksgiving meals. God continues to bless us every year with the right people to help us in every way possible. 
    It is so great to see everything come together, with all the volunteers that donate their time in getting it ready and all the food coming in throughout the days to prepare and serve. We served around 218 meals inside and around 683 meals between take out and deliveries. It was great to see all the people fill the room and have a great time with fellowship, good music & good food.
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  • Monday, December 12, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    The Central Intelligence Agency defines “Blowback” as the unintended consequences of foreign operations that were deliberately kept secret from the American public. Chalmers Johnson, a CIA consultant from 1967 to 1973, explained that because these operations are kept secret, when the retaliation against America finally happens the American public doesn’t have the information to put the cause and effect together. They’re simply left asking the question, “Why do they hate us?” 
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