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  • All new 2021 GMC Yukon debuts with upscale Denali, AT4 variants
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:50 PM
    By Casey Williams
    Combined, the Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban and GMC Yukon are the best-selling full-size SUVs on the road. However, Ford came to play with its recently redesigned, refined, and enlarged Expedition. In response, GM ups the ante with new SUVs in 2021. They’re the most luxurious and capable ever to come from GMC.
    “GMC Yukon is the full-size premium SUV that’s made to be used,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick and GMC. “The new Yukon delivers what customers value most – premium features, purposeful technology and all-terrain capability.”
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  • Amazement that comes with finding something dear that once was lost
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:49 PM
    I lost a feather the other day and I understand this does not qualify as news.
    But I want to say—for the record—that this was a really nice feather. I paid good money for it and pinned it to my favorite blue hat. I wore that hat out for a walk, one evening, when it was chilly.
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  • Column explains who LWV is
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:42 PM
    Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters has a unique grassroots network of volunteers and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Indiana is home to 24 local Leagues. The Montgomery County League, formed in 1947 has more than 160 members and is the second largest local League in Indiana. As a political organization, the LWV is non-partisan and encourages informed and active participation in government. All local league members are automatically a member of the LWV of Indiana and LWV of United States.
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  • Howey Politics unveils annual Power 50 List
    Monday, January 27, 2020 8:55 PM
    By BRIAN A. HOWEY in Indianapolis
    and MARK SCHOEFF JR., in Washington

    As we unveil the 2020 version of the Howey Politics Indiana Power 50 List, Hoosiers appear to be relatively satisfied with their state government, unsure about the federals and specifically President Trump, and are most concerned about health care and the economy.
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  • If your shoulder hurts these may be some reasons why - part two
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:37 AM
    Welcome back to my two-part series on shoulder pain. First, I want to do a quick review of shoulder anatomy (see diagram of a view of the right shoulder from the front). The upper arm bone (humerus) joins to the scapula at the glenoid and is held in place by two structures: (1) a rim of cartilage (glenoid labrum) that forms a shallow cup for the head of the humerus to sit in, and (2) the rotator cuff which is made up of four tendons that wrap around the head of the humerus.
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  • Stacey understands dancing in rain
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:27 AM
    I sometimes begin columns with a quote that carries a special meaning with me. This week's quote is by far one of my favorites. I try and remind myself that life is short and to appreciate every moment.
    “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass . . . it's about learning to dance in the rain.” It’s from Vivian Greene.
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  • Sen. Boots votes to reduce debt
    Monday, January 27, 2020 3:23 AM
    This week I voted in favor of House Bill 1007, which would eliminate almost $300 million in state debt and save Hoosier taxpayers $135 million in the long run by avoiding future interest payments.
    HB 1007 uses money from Indiana’s reserve funds to pay cash for six construction projects at Indiana colleges. All six of these projects were approved in the 2019 state budget, but now Indiana can pay the costs up front instead of issuing debt to pay for them.
    The dollars we are using to eliminate debt in HB 1007 came from a one-time windfall due to federal tax changes, so it’s important to use the money for one-time expenses. If we were to use one-time money for recurring commitments, such as education or public safety funding, we would run the risk of making a promise we couldn’t keep in the future.
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  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:32 PM
    Smithsonian Magazine, which by the way, is one of my favorite reads, had an article a few years back that looked at the year 1908.
    It was an exciting time. America was the land of infinite possibilities. It would seem the only thing that held anyone back was the reach of their imagination.
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  • Fear not
    Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:13 PM
    Fear is something that hides deep within each of us as we walk through life.
    I remember as a child, as many of my fellow youth gleefully looked to getting their first bicycle, within me was a sense of dread. I was comfortable with the tricycle and the insecurity of falling and losing my balance as I moved to the bike was such a hurdle to overcome. My father graciously added training wheels to the bicycle which I use for a brief time until the fear and dread faded and then one day, I asked him to take them off. I through my leg across and soared down the driveway looking back over my shoulder at my smiling father.
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  • We took benefits early; can we get more now?
    Friday, January 24, 2020 11:32 PM
    Dear Rusty: My birth date is 1947. My wife is 1950. We both took our Social Security years ago at age 62 due to health concerns because we questioned if we would live to age 78 to equalize the extra payout if we would have waited to age 66. Taking early at 62 may have been a mistake and I am wondering if there are any options available to maximize my and/or my wife's monthly payment with a restricted application or any other available options? My gross monthly is $946.60, and my wife’s is $543.60 before the deduction for Medicare. Together our gross monthly is about equal to the per person individual average monthly payment of $1479.
    Signed: Regretful we took SS early.
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  • Prevention magazine almost prevented us from leaving
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:20 PM
    My wife is planning our 40th anniversary vacation to Iceland. She anticipates all potential problems. That’s why she made me re-read an article from Prevention magazine, which several years ago scared me so much I wanted to cancel our 25th anniversary trip to Germany.
    TRAVELER’S DIARRHEA: In this section we learn that seven out of ten travelers experience this, which is why requests for aisle seats outnumber those for window seats on most overseas flights. An infectious disease specialist says, “Many people have been de-railed by this problem.” I am sure even more have been de-planed and de-boated.
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  • Butch says age is just a state of mind . . . he thinks
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:17 PM
    When this year arrived I realized that I have lived in NINE different decades...having been born in 1948. I turned 70 years old two years ago. It's difficult for me to believe . . . until I look in the mirror and confirm the sordid truth. It sounds even worse when someone refers to a person that age as a septuagenarian . . . like something that should be placed in a museum . . . homo sapien septuageneris, a prehistoric relic . . . "Look Mother, that person was born in the 1940s! Wow!"
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  • Purdue offering ways to learn how to live well with diabetes
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:36 PM
    Purdue Extension Montgomery County is currently recruiting participants for this program. If you have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, or know someone and are part of the support system for an individual and are interested in being a part of this program, please call Purdue Extension office at (765) 364-6363 or e-mail Monica at Registration is required by Friday. The $25 / person and $40 / couple program fee includes educational classes, program materials and meals.
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  • From Crawfordsville Female Seminary to Utah, Romania Bunnell made name for herself
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:34 PM
    What do you do when you have two amazing females and only one place for a “County Connection” article in the Montgomery Memories? Ahhh, I’m blessed as I was able to save this one for an Around The County. This gal was indeed way ahead of her times and although MoCo can’t actually claim her as our own, she did live here and attended school here for a few years before going on out into the world to make one major big hit for the ladies.
    Born August 8th in Washington County, Indiana, 1839, to Luther and Hester (Mendenhall) Bunnell, their daughter, Romania, came to Crawfordsville to the Female Seminary probably about 1852, from their home in Clear Creek, Ohio. She studied here until 1855 when her mother decided to go to the Salt Lake Valley, Romania following.
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  • Timmons talks cyber attacks, more on MUFFY and Estes who?
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 4:00 AM
    Notes scribbled on the back of an “Adlai and Estes are the Bestest” campaign button . . . 

    It was quite a week at the Worldwide HQ of the little paper that could. I suppose it’s a sign of the times, but we once again had to battle a cyber attack. This has happened before to us, from someone breaking into our e-mail system to locking up our files with ransomware. We reported everything to Constant Contact and the Indiana State Police and it’s our hope those responsible are caught – we may even have a suspect. But at any rate, we apologize to our customers who have to put up with the hassle in the meantime.
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