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Thursday, December 3, 2020
  • What’s deal on Judges?
    Saturday, October 17, 2020 4:00 AM
    Hey everyone! MAC has been socially distancing from the world, but when duty calls (and it won’t go away despite me repeatedly ignoring it), MAC snaps right to attention!
    So I’m back and happy to answer your questions. The one this week came from a local person who wished to remain anonymous. 
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  • Sensors might be in already
    Saturday, September 5, 2020 4:00 AM
    Wow, two weeks in a row! I am starting to feel overworked! But that’s OK. No burden is too great to bear for my fans, uh, I mean our readers! So, we have another question this week – and without further ado – let’s get to it.
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  • What happened to our mulberry trees this year?
    Monday, August 31, 2020 4:00 AM
    To quote Madeline Kahn from the classic Young Frankenstein, “Miss me?”
    It’s been a while since anyone sent MAC a question. I know, I know – we’re staying at home and we’re quarantining and we’re being socially distant. But hey, a resource like me could get a complex!
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  • What’s going in spot of old Dog N Suds?
    Saturday, June 6, 2020 4:00 AM
    Well gosh, things have sure been quiet during this insidious pandemic. There haven’t been many questions for ol MAC – your Montgomery Answer Connection. Well, there was one but it wasn’t exactly family newspaper material – and besides, MAC didn’t think what they were asking was humanly possible.
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  • Why are numbers different?
    Saturday, May 2, 2020 4:00 AM
    Things continue to be quiet at the worldwide HQ, but we got a question through our massive social media network. It involves the fact that what the Montgomery County Health Department reports and what the state shows are different. It’s a good question, and we didn’t mind getting an answer. But we want to stress how grateful we are to the good men and women at the county health department, and all the folks who are on the front lines of the pandemic. None of us have been through anything like this, and we appreciate everything those folks are doing.
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  • So why is yard waste site closed?
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:15 AM
    It’s been a little quiet around here lately. When the governor told us all to go home and stay there, MAC wasn’t sure if the floodgates would open because people have time on their hands, or if no one would think of questions because things are out of sight, out of mind. It’s been more of the latter, but MAC thanks Bill from Crawfordsville for sending the following question in this week.
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  • Moonshine topic for Ask MAC
    Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:55 AM
    Your Montgomery Answer Connection (Ask MAC) has made it clear that anonymous questions aren’t favored. However, in this case, even MAC can understand a little anonymity. So without further ado, here a question that was sent to MAC about making moonshine.
    Dear MAC,
    I got kind of a odd question. There’s a show on called Moonshiners. They make illegal Moonshine and try to avoid getting caught by the lawman. Is it illegal to make ‘shine in Indiana? Can you make it if you don't sell it?
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  • Where’s MAC
    Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:33 AM
    Simple! MAC hasn’t had a question in a few weeks. Well, there was one from an unhappy DISH customer who wanted to know if DISH and WISH-TV were ever going to get things worked out. MAC reached out to both and never got a response.
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  • Where does money for MUFFY stand?
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 1:58 AM
    A recent column in The Paper got some reader reaction – from online comments to the question below that was sent to MAC – your Montgomery Answer Connection. The column came from Publisher Tim Timmons. He wrote about challenges the Montgomery County United Fund is facing. Several readers made comments on The Paper’s web site. Here’s the one that was sent to Ask MAC.
    Dear MAC,
    I read a column . . . about MUFFY this week and want to know why there has been no information about the money raised in 2019? That information used to be available right after the year ended. What’s the delay?
    A longtime MUFFY Supporter Who Is Now Concerned
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  • Who pays for Frey’s news, notes?
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 4:08 AM
    This week, Thomas Knueven wrote MAC – your Montgomery Answer Connection – and asked about Montgomery County Commissioner John Frey. MAC can’t tell you how much he admires people who have the guts to put their names on their questions, so as my buddy Honest Hoosier would say, here’s a tip of that seed corn cap to you, Mr. Knueven (and MAC is sure proud that I only have to worry about spelling your last name instead of pronouncing it!).
    So without any further ado, here’s the question from Mr. Knueven!
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  • How does city, county treat roads?
    Friday, January 24, 2020 11:41 PM
    Got a question for MAC? E-mail it to Got a question? Give it to the Montgomery Answer Connection!
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  • Mile markers still on radar for Ask MAC
    Friday, January 17, 2020 7:35 PM
    Last week we had a reader from Carmel of all places ask about the mile markers that are posted along the Sugar Creek Trail. Park & Rec Boss Lady Fawn Johnson was nice enough to explain those.
    Well, that prompted local resident Gary Behling to ask about other kinds of mile markers. Here’s what Gary sent.
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  • So, just what do markers mean?
    Saturday, January 11, 2020 12:49 AM
    We have a couple of Ask MAC questions pending, and we’re waiting on replies from the city and county streets and highway department on one. In the meantime, Crawfordsville Parks & Recreation Department Director Fawn Johnson was nice enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer a question about the Sugar Creek Trail. Ask MAC got a question submitted off The Paper’s web site from someone named Jon M. from Carmel. MAC assumes he was over here running on the trail during a visit – but with those folks from Carmel, you never know. He may have taken the Monon Trail as far as he could this way, jumped on over to the Sugar Creek Trail and then headed for who knows where. But MAC digresses. At any rate, here’s Jon’s question:
    On the Sugar Creek Trail there are mile markers. Where do they start from? And did the extension behind the Animal Welfare League change those?
    Jon M.
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  • Couple of questions pending for Ask MAC
    Friday, January 3, 2020 11:58 PM
    MAC gets to take a break this week, but wants to thank readers for continuing to send in questions. In fact, MAC has two questions right now involving keeping our roads safe and the Sugar Creek Trail.
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  • Why can questions be unsigned?
    Saturday, December 28, 2019 3:11 AM
    This week is about anonymity. Two people, both who chose to be anonymous, correctly pointed out that MAC takes anonymous questions and people can post anonymous comments online, yet The Paper doesn’t allow anonymous letters to the editor.
    Here’s what the nicer of the two said.
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