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Artist has much to show for decades of work
I recently retired from Purdue after 28 years.

While there, my artwork earned worldwide notice through being published in international magazines. My work can be seen in such buildings as Matthews Hall, Wang, MSEE and Physics as well as other locations across campus. I have done many logo designs and cover illustrations for Purdue publications. One artwork was on the cover of an engineering textbook. My wife and I have distributed 200 prints of my campus artworks to staff, students and visitors.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Girl Scouts important to young ladies
How does a girl learn to embrace science and technology? Or defy gender stereotypes and become a firefighter? Or learn to resolve conflict in a healthy manner when she thinks she's just having fun.
Monday, September 8, 2014
We need to know the people with responsibility
The solution for many of the concerning problems in our society may be to transfer responsibility from the faceless bureaucracy of state and federal government to the people we know at the local level. That is an appealing solution I want to embrace.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Sing for Christmas
It is that time of year again when I have the great pleasure of announcing an invitation to join choir members in our surrounding area, for the purpose of organizing the 13th annual Community Christmas Choir.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Easier to buy a gun than to vote
It is easier to purchase a gun in Indiana than it is to vote.

In order to vote one must 1) be a U.S. citizen and a resident of Indiana, 2) be at least 18 years old, 3) not currently be in prison after being convicted of a crime and 4) be registered to vote. In order to register to vote one must have either A) a valid Indiana driver's license or B) an Indiana state-issued identification card.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Fish Fry to salute agriculture
We would like to show our appreciation to our local agriculture industry by honoring them with "A Salute to Local Agriculture" as our 2014 theme for the Darlington Fish Fry and Festival Parade. We hope to showcase farm implements, other agriculture related businesses, and farm families.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
GED graduation refreshments appreciated
The Crawfordsville INFBPW would like to thank Kroger's, County Market, Kym Bushong, Julie Cerney, Donna Astin, Pat Hall, Jill Jarvis of Mom and Pops, Ruby Burkhart, Pat Knauer, and Nellie Thompson for their donation of cookies punch mints nuts plates and napkins.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Talk about cost as well as promotion
In response to Mr. Utley's letter of Aug. 11 in The Paper of Montgomery County: No one can help but be appreciative of a volunteer.

However, I am getting tired of the promotional bragging about MCED, Montgomery County Economic Development. Shouldn't it stand on its own merit?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Some student loans are misappropriation of money
Misguided legislation allowing for-profit colleges to receive student loans, federal grants and financial aid is a misappropriation of tax dollars offering little benefit to students, and potentially limiting economic growth.

Student loan debt in the U.S. has doubled since 2007 and now totals almost one trillion dollars, surpassing credit card and auto loan debt.

Monday, August 18, 2014
Thanks for filling the boot!
The Crawfordsville Professional Firefighters would like to thank everyone for their generous donations as we stood in the streets again this year to collect for the Muscular Dystrophy Association's (MDA) "Fill The Boot" campaign. This was the 60th year of partnership between the International Association of Firefighters and MDA. Go to www.iaff.org to find more information on this partnership.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
League of Women Voters comments on Voter ID
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization which seeks to enable citizens to make informed decisions. Founded by the activists who secured voting rights for women, the League has always worked to promote the values and processes of representative government. Protecting the voting rights of all Americans, assuring opportunities for citizen participation, and working for open accountable, representative government is a major concern of the League.
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Professional services should be bid out, too
Questions that come to mind from the Montgomery County Security/ADA Compliance/Parking Lot project:

Why should a government project above a certain dollar amount have to be bid out, but a professional service for the government above that dollar amount does not? Shouldn't we get the best price for our tax dollars also for engineering services, general contracting, insurance etc?

Thursday, August 7, 2014
Physician with Ebola paid high price in desire to help others
As I write this, I don't know if Indianapolis native Dr. Kent Brantly is dead or alive. But I do know why he recently left the United States to care for patients in Liberia suffering from the Ebola virus, with which he has become infected himself.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
It's easy to install solar power
I would like to demonstrate to the citizens of Crawfordsville how practical and easy establishing a partially solar powered home is here in our fair city and how this can actually save you money. I have recently installed solar panels on my house in the center of the city. The cost was less than the average used car and the benefits will accrue for at least the next 30 years.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Power plant not really 'green'
Last weeks ribbon cutting for the repurposed Crawfordsville Power Plant purchased by Sterling Energy Group was a well-attended event with many smiling faces anticipating the maintenance of a handful of jobs in the community. While I applaud Mayor Barton's attempt to find a way to find value in an old building, I am concerned that the risks regarding keeping this coal fired power plant operating does not warrant the small benefits that may be gained by continuing its operation.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Everyone welcome at Tea Party meeting
The dynamic Monica Boyer has a different story to tell at the Montgomery County Tea Party Movement meeting Tuesday, July 22 at the Crawfordsville District Public Library, 205 S. Washington Street.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Community Policing program is a decade old
My name is Bob Rivers and I am a Detective Lieutenant with the Crawfordsville Police Dept. I started full time with the Police Department on July 27th 1997. I worked for nearly 10 years in the Patrol Division, having held the rank a Patrol Officer and then Patrol Sergeant. I was transferred to the Detective Division early in 2007 where I am currently assigned. I have been a hostage negotiator with the SWAT team since 2000 and have been involved in Community Policing since 2004 when then Chief Kurt Knecht approached me about the concept.
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
Thanks for your thoughts and prayers during our loss
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Columnist was right about taxes, investment

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Flowers make downtown more beautiful
Flower beds were recently

planted in the three city

parking lots at Pike and

Green, Green and Main,

and the Post Office corner

in downtown Crawfordsville.

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Some issues cannot be distilled into good or bad
John Pickerill's recent article titled, "Taxation not the same as investment," once again tries to distill a multifaceted issue into a good/bad ideological judgment call. Pickerill's premise is that tax money should not be used for programs and projects that have the potential to grow the community, as this type of government spending is outside the scope of what he perceives as legitimate purposes.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Thank you for helping my sister
Just a note to say how very grateful I am for the time, consideration and care Frank Phillips put into writing the article about how I am attempting to raise funds for my sister, Lynna Walker. Thank you so very much.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Thank you for making Strawberry Festival possible
I would like to thank everyone involved with the Strawberry Festival for all of their hard work and dedication. I would also like to thank the members of the Montgomery County Historical Society for providing the financial support that continues to make Lane Place so beautiful and provides an incredible experience for those who tour our museum.
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thanks for volunteering through Red Cross
It's often said that any organization is only as strong as the people who comprise it. Our local American Red Cross is blessed beyond measure! It is a privilege to have the honor of working with the most caring and giving group of volunteers. They are the most willing workers who give freely of their time and talents to deliver services to our community 24 / 7.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thank you, Red Cross volunteers
It's often said that any organization is only as strong as the people who comprise it. Our local American Red Cross is blessed beyond measure! It is a privilege to have the honor of working with the most caring and giving group of volunteers. They are the most willing workers who give freely of their time and talents to deliver services to our community 24 / 7.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Kudos to Timmons for telling the truth about arrogant politicians
I have to say that I agreed with most everything Tim Timmons said in his "Two Cents Worth" column recently. Most taxpayers are very weary of arrogant politicians like Commissioners Phil Bane and Jim Fulwider. The press conference that did not include local media is true to form for these types of leaders. County residents pay their salary but they are too important to speak to us.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014


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