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  • A new decade comes for men’s health
    Friday, June 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Did you know that June is National Men’s Health Month? National Men’s Health Month was established in 1994 and has been recognized within the month of June ever since then. The theme for this year is a new decade. As we enter a new decade, it is the perfect time to make changes and start out this decade on the right foot. This is especially true for men. 
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  • Explore 4-H mission areas at the fair!
    Friday, June 11, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County 4-H Fair is just around the corner and we are so excited to welcome back our community members for 2021. It is our hope that community members will help celebrate our 4-H youth and what they have learned and accomplished within the last year. 
    While we plan to bring back many of the same sights and sounds that fairgoers are used to, we are also adding a few new features. 
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  • Black vultures spotted on county roads
    Friday, June 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    Recently, I’ve been seeing more black vultures in Montgomery County. On a recent drive into the southwest part of the county, I spotted some flying above the forest surrounding SR 234. This species, which historically ranges only into the southernmost parts of Indiana, is becoming more prevalent in more northerly areas of the state, which presents some challenges for both livestock producers and folks who own cars.
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  • Your mental health matters
    Friday, May 28, 2021 4:00 AM
    Has this past year taken a toll on your mental health? I am going to go out on a limb and say that the global pandemic has forced all of us to cope with situations we never expected to happen and had no control over. Because of this, many of us have struggled with our mental health. The good news is that there are tools and resources at our fingertips to help us support our well-being and mental health. 
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  • 4-H: A time to celebrate
    Friday, May 21, 2021 4:00 AM
    With the arrival of the month of May, many of us turn our attention to celebrating our Seniors as they celebrate their accomplishments and take the next step into pursuing their passions. The 4-H program is no different. For the 2020-2021 4-H program year, Montgomery County is celebrating 33 Senior members, with 30 of those members achieving the full 10 years in 4-H.
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  • Blackberry Winter in the Midwest
    Friday, May 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    We have been experiencing a bit of a cold snap here in Montgomery County heading into mid-May. Many folks call this a “Blackberry Winter,” or maybe even “sprinter” (spring + winter). Our average overnight lows in the month of May start to tick up into the low 50s, but lately our overnight lows have prompted frost advisories and tucking in our tender annuals at night.
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  • Food: way too good to waste
    Friday, May 7, 2021 4:00 AM
    The last two weeks brought us Earth Day and Arbor Day and has me thinking what I can to do to preserve our environment. Reducing food waste is one of the easiest ways. In 2010 the EPA estimates that 218.9 pounds of food per person were wasted. You read that right, each of us put 218.9 POUNDS of food in the trash.
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  • Junior Leaders pick up and give back
    Friday, April 30, 2021 4:00 AM
    On Monday, April 19th, you may have driven through downtown Crawfordsville and saw a group of youth that you thought were taking in the sights. However, this exemplary group of youth is part of the Montgomery County 4-H Junior Leader program and they were doing more than taking in the sights of Crawfordsville. 
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  • Brood X: return of the periodical cicada
    Friday, April 23, 2021 4:00 AM
    Although it may not feel like it after almost 2 inches of snow and unseasonably cold temperatures, cicada season is nearly upon us! The 17-year periodical cicada, also known by the genus name Magicicada, is set to emerge later this spring.
    If you lived in Indiana back in 2004, you will recall the incredible sights and sounds of our last periodical cicada emergence. 
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  • What’s the deal with protein?
    Friday, April 16, 2021 4:00 AM
    Have you been walking down the snack aisle or any aisle in the grocery store for that matter and see protein chips, protein cookies or cereal with extra protein? What is next protein packed candy bars. Wait they have that too. 
    Well I can tell you, that even though protein is important you should not be getting protein from discretionary foods.
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  • National Volunteer Week salutes local county volunteers
    Friday, April 9, 2021 4:00 AM
    Each year, thousands of volunteers in Indiana donate their time and energy to make their communities a better place to live. These volunteers will be among the millions across the country who will be spotlighted during the 47th anniversary of National Volunteer Week, April 18-24, 2021.
    Research reported by the Corporation for National and Community Service found that 30% of adult Americans (77.3 million) volunteered 7.9 billion hours of service worth $167 billion in 2018.
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  • What is the soil telling us?
    Friday, April 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    Extension folks are always telling you to get your soil tested every 3-5 years. Why is that? Whether you are testing the soil in your lawn, garden, or farmland, a basic soil test can provide a lot of useful information.
    What will a soil test tell us? Soil is a very complex mixture of living organisms, minerals, organic materials, water, and gases, so there’s a lot that you could potentially test!
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  • Personalize your plate, and cholesterol
    Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 AM
    We are wrapping up National Nutrition Month and the personalize your plate theme. Everyone’s nutritional needs are different. I would ask you to seek out a Registered Dietitian for some one on one advice if you are looking to make changes. As a registered dietitian one of the concerns many people have brought to me is that they shouldn’t eat eggs because of the cholesterol that is found in them. Let’s set this myth straight. 
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  • Earth day kits available for youth
    Friday, March 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    Originating in 1970, Earth Day was developed as a way to communicate emerging environmental consciousness and bring to the forefront, environmental concerns. It is annually celebrated on April 22nd and engages over 190 countries and 1 billion individuals. Earth Day was, and still is, a collaborative effort to address common environmental issues and concerns that groups were once working individually to combat.
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  • Master Gardeners May plant sale
    Friday, March 12, 2021 4:00 AM
    With this week’s warm weather, it’s hard not to get excited for spring lawn and garden prep. Soil temperatures are warming, and even though we’ll have a shot of cold air before March is said and done, we are having a bit of an early spring this year. What all this means is that it’s time to get serious about planning your garden and landscaping changes for the 2021 growing season. 
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