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Athenas get active in kitchen
It is not typical for high school students to cook a healthy meal for their families, but that's exactly what the Athenas of Crawfordsville High School intended to do Wednesday.

The after-school club participated in their "G-BOM Cookoff" event starting with a healthy food shopping trip at Kroger. Each girl was given $15 and then was challenged with creating a meal out of G-BOMs: greens, beans, onions and mushrooms, as well as other ingredients.

Several adult mentors helped with the outing, including four female members of the Wabash College community. They served as "food consultants" for the students.

The grand total spent by the ten girls was $130; $20 below budget.

After the shopping trip, the girls were instructed to write down whatever recipe they made and bring it to the next club meeting.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Club news 2-26-15
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Heroic trooper a finalist
Senior Trooper Ryan Winters, of the Lafayette State Police Post, has been named as a finalist for the IACP (International Association of Chiefs of Police)/Motorola Trooper of the Year for the North Central region. Winters was picked from applications submitted to the North Central region by a majority of votes of IACP Colonels. The other regions are North Atlantic, Southern and Mountain Pacific. The four regional finalists will receive an all expense paid trip to be honored at the 2014 IACP/Motorola Trooper of the Year banquet in Alexandria, VA on March 27, where one of them will be named as the 2014 IACP Motorola Trooper of the Year.

Senior Trooper Winters was nominated by Lafayette District Commander, Lieutenant Thomas McKee for his actions on April 10, 2014, when he was leaving his house to begin his regular shift just before 7 a.m. As he got in his patrol car, he noticed the house at 226 N. Walnut Street was on fire. Knowing that the residents of that house were elderly with limited mobility, Trooper Winters notified Regional Dispatch Center 1 (RDC 1) of the location of the fire, so that the fire department could be in route. He then went to the residence himself.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Robotics moving forward
Two robotics teams from Crawfordsville High School built their way to victory at the state competition held in Lafayette over the weekend, qualifying to move forward to the regional tournament.

Team TOBOR, made up of juniors and seniors, and team Botman, made up of freshmen and sophomores, will both move on to the regional, which is scheduled for March 26-28 in Iowa. Team Plumber, which is made up of first-year robotics members, performed admirably according to robotics coach Darrin Wilcoxson, but just missed qualifying.

If the teams do well at the regional competition, they will qualify for the world championship in St. Louis in April. "I would say they've got a good chance to winning a spot at the world championships," Wilcoxson said.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Golf course brought to the fore
Mayor Todd Barton has committed to taking another swing at saving the municipal golf course.

Effective March 1, Rita Hamm will begin serving as course superintendent. Current course superintendent Terry Kendricks has been performing the duties of this role as well as those of grounds manager. After Hamm becomes superintendent, Kendricks will serve only as the grounds manager.

"Mr. Kendricks has a great deal of experience and the quality of our course receives many compliments from those who play it. He has also served as Superintendent for the last several years. This left him trying to balance managing the business operations along with the duties of grounds maintenance," Barton wrote in a press release about the reorganization. "He will now be able to devote his attention to outside facilities."

Previous to her new position, Hamm served the city as the Crawfordsville Parks Director for more than 25 years, directed the growth of the course from nine to 18 holes and managed the golf course for three years, according to Barton.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Putt-Putt ends Saturday
The Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce would like to remind all Montgomery County patrons that the chamber putt-putt contest will end this Saturday at 1:00 p.m. All scorecards are due to the chamber office at 200 S. Washington, 3rd floor of Chase Bank. The office will be open Saturday morning to receive scorecards or participants may drop them off any time this week.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wabash College to perform award-winning play
Three young men waste away hours in a back alley littered with trash and broken dreams in Annie Baker's vivid, award-winning play The Aliens, which will be performed at Wabash College Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Experimental Theater.

Director Jessie Mills brings to life this deeply moving character study with the help of two veteran Wabash performers - senior Joe Mount and junior Donovan Whitney - and a relative newcomer in senior Ryan Horner. Baker's difficult script brings out unexpected performances from all three.

Mount, who a year ago stunned audiences as Macbeth, plays the drifting and damaged KJ, who munches donuts from a bag while drinking laced tea that helps him forget who and where he is.

Horner, the talented Wabash distance runner, plays Jasper, who is a chain-smoking, guitar-playing, would-be novelist. Jasper, together with KJ, once formed a band that eventually became known as The Aliens - though the play's title might well describe who these young men are in a society moving faster than they are.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
ServSafe training is March 30
Montgomery County Health Department is sponsoring the ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification training on March 30 beginning at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 4:30 p.m. The exam will be given on April 1 from 9:30 a.m. to noon, the training and exam will be held in the Crawfordsville District Public Library, 205 South Washington Street, Crawfordsville. Free parking is available in the back of the library off of Walnut Street.

The National Restaurant Association ServSafe Manager 6th edition will be the only text used for the class and the exam. The student must order the text and exam answer form.

Registration forms, fees and information on ordering the text are available at the Montgomery County Health Department; 110 W South Blvd. Crawfordsville, IN 47933 Preregistration is required the class size is limited to the first 15 students.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Blotter 2-25-15
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
INDOT offers scholarships, jobs to engineers in training
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Transportation is offering civil engineering students scholarships of up to $3,125 per semester, and paid employment during summer breaks and upon graduation.

Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana's certified civil engineering schools and apply using the form at www.INDOTScholarship.in.gov. Applications for the 2015-2016 school year must be postmarked by Tuesday, March 31.

INDOT's scholarship program offers $3,125 per semester or $2,083 per trimester for up to five years of post-secondary civil engineering education. Scholarship funds can be applied to educational expenses, fees and books. In return, recipients will work for INDOT in full-time, paid positions during their summer breaks and upon graduation.

Students must be accepted or enrolled full time in one of Indiana's Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology certified civil engineering programs. Eligible programs include Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Purdue University, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Trine University, University of Evansville, University of Notre Dame and Valparaiso University.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Walnut honor roll
Walnut Elementary Honor Roll 4th Six Weeks 2014-15

First Grade - All A's - Savion Lillard and Kendall Priebe. Regular - Garrett Abney, Andrew Bliss, Elijah Cornett, Gavin Downey, and Ethan Pine.

Second Grade - All A's - Abigail Brunty, Khloe Dockins, Katelyn Ebert, Jenna Grino, Hilary Haltom, Peri McClaskey, Lucas Oppy, Cole Rhoads, Grace Smedley, Brandon Smedley, Hunter Vogel, and Tripp Wathen. Regular - Aaliyah Cannon, Tyler Davis, Hayly Dixon, Carson Ellenberger, Megan Fox, Michael Gill, Abigail Harding, Andrew Little, Aaron McMasters, Noah Myers, Kyndale Rice, Delaney Spencer, Skylan Terry, Justice Ward, and Thomas Woods.

Third Grade - All A's - Megan Andrews and Tray Ray. Regular - Caleb Abney, Payton Cable, Aiden McCaffry, William Myers, Jeffery Pine, Cheyenne Shaw, and Wyatt Stevens.

Fourth Grade - All A's -Gavin Conrad and Gabriel Little. Regular - Mackenzie Arnold, Kaden Cloncs, Rebekah Davis, Wyatt Ellenberger, Alec Myers, Madison Perigo, Cailin

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Biennial budget passes through House
STATEHOUSE - Authored by the Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, State Representative Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), House Bill (HB) 1001, the state's biennial budget, passed out of the House with a 68 to 29 vote today. Once signed into law, the budget, totaling around $31 billion, will run state government for the next two fiscal years.

"As state leaders, we have a responsibility to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars and live within our means," said Chairman Brown. "After working with my colleagues, experts and Hoosiers throughout the state, our proposed budget not only holds firm to our proven commitment to fiscal integrity, but also improves and sustains our economy for future generations."

Championed by the House Republicans, the proposed budget includes three main priorities: protecting taxpayers, increasing our investment in education and funding strategic priorities like public safety.


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
New Market honor roll
New Market Honor Roll/Perfect Attendance/Character Counts 4th Six Weeks 2014 - 2015



Kindergarten -

Perfect Attendance - Cory Callahan, Addison Kendricks, Peyton Long, Luke Parker Bayleigh Warren, Gabby Cheesman, Emmalie Dexter, Olivia Phelps, Daniel Simpson, Khloe Spencer, Nataly Glass, Tyreka Thompson, Lexi Weiler, Jaycc Geralds, Jayden Johnson, Finn Odum Character Counts: Isaac Becerril, Skyler Rugh, Olivia Phelps

1st Grade

High Honor Roll: Mackenzie Douglas, Darby Cotrell, Rylee Freeland, Cale Chadd, Gunnar Shirk, Kevin Keller, Kynlee Scott, Daisy Seaman, Nevaeh Ward, Emery Allen, Karley Fisher, Tayton Browning, Jozee Jones, Jameson Keough, Erica Newkirk, Chloey Ross, Ian Snook, Wyatt Julian Honor Roll Colton Cory, Madyson Fine, Haylee Hall, Alivia Newlin, Emily Shahan, Halo Wallace, Rylee Freeland, Charlie Hartzburg, Rhyder Morgan, Emily Shahan, Braedon Woods, Konner Conkright, Haylee Hall,

Camden Haile, Caroline Cox, Macie Waltz, Logan Waldon, Brayden Mason, Connor Newgent, Benjamin Rhodes, Deagon Buis, Philip Kiper, Betty Stonebraker, Alexis Wright Perfect Attendance: Darrell Starcher, Kenzie Douglas, Rhyder Morgan,

Karley Fisher, Erica Newkirk, Jameson Keough, Cale Chadd, Brayden Mason, Nevaeh Ward, Kynzie Cox, Isaac Gleason Character Counts: Darby Cottrell, Davis Fulford,

Hailey Rivers


Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Ladoga honor roll
Ladoga Elementary 4th 6 weeks 2014-15

6th grade High Honor Roll - Mackenzie Barker 5th grade - Xavier Essex, Chaney Scott 4th grade - EJ Brewer, Chloe Lynn, Skyler Wood, 3rd grade - Jessica Bradley, Hanna Long - 2nd grade - Gabe Brenda, Leilah Brock, Jayden Dagley, Alexander Garcia, Zoey Griffin, Paul Hazlett, Micah Kiger, Mallory Mason, Anna McVay, Emma Myers, Riley Pickering, Kylee Reeves, Krystle Sanabria, Emma Scobee, Haley Scott, Anna Stokes, Jayden Thompson, Kelsey Thompson, Ally Wallace, Evelyn Zachary, 1st grade - Jameson Biddle, Cohen Bradley, Jaysa Crull, Austin Foley, Aubrey Lyon, Jack Parker, Madisyn Posthauer, Carson Powell, Tovi Powell, Avery Stadler, Griffin Troy, Aubrey White, Taylor Wolverton

6th grade Honor Roll - Emalie Ayers, Alexis Chadwick, Elijah Sosh, Kristan Ward, Destiny Woodcock, 5th grade - Ella Arthur, Brady Boller, Ty Elless, Alexis Leahy, Collin Martin, Bryar Moore, Zoie Northcutt, , Jacklyn Vaught, Hannah Winters, 4th grade - Cadence Kelly, Lopati McQueen, Kalli Todd, 3rd grade - Ella

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


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