By The Numbers


By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!


The Crawfordsville Fire Department recently put the department’s new 2,000 gallons per minute 100’ aerial tower into service. All three shifts have been trained on aerial operations from the tower’s manufacturer, Pierce Manufacturing.


Crawfordsville High School and Tri Kappa Sorority Sunshine Society Cheer Campaign is inching closer to its goal. After the third week, the annual community outreach program has topped $10,000. The goal of $15,000 is within reach, and perhaps topping last year’s mark of $20,000 is now possible. Anyone may donate. Some donations are anonymous, some are in memory of family or friends.


The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced it has awarded $204,000 to 102 creative entrepreneurs to fund arts projects around the state through the agency’s On-Ramp Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator program. These graduation rates correspond with research that shows that the academic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are substantial.

$35.2 million

Governor Eric J. Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced that $35.2 million in state and federal grant funds are being awarded to 123 community partners and schools across the state.


Just because Christmas is over, don’t get out of the spirit of giving yet! You have a wonderful opportunity to give the gift of life by going to Waveland on Jan. 7 so that you can donate blood. This life-saving event takes place at the Waveland Library, located at 115 E. Green St. from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. in conjunction with the American Red Cross. Contact the library for more details at (765) 435-2700 or e-mail them at


Number of COVID-19 cases found so far in Montgomery County, according to the State Health Department.


How many people in Montgomery County who have lost their lives to the pandemic.


According to the Indiana State Department of Health, that’s how many Hoosiers have been diagnosed with the virus.


How many Hoosiers have died because of this pandemic.


According to the CDC, that’s how many Americans have been diagnosed with the virus.


Many Americans have lost their lives to the pandemic.