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Friday, May 14, 2021
  • What’s scoop about homes sliding in creek?
    Saturday, April 17, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Post Office delivered a genuine letter for ol’ MAC this week, complete with a stamp and everything . . . well, everything except a return address and a signature. Sigh. I’m not sure I understand why people aren’t willing to stand up and ask straight questions. Hopefully that’ll change for the better someday.
    But hopes aside, here’s the text from the letter.
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  • When does RC ’21 conclude?
    Saturday, March 13, 2021 4:00 AM
    Without a doubt, the biggest annual promotion in Montgomery County is The Paper’s Readers’ Choice contest. It’s been going on for 15 years and draws a significant response year after year after year. This week’s question is another anonymous one – although I like having a chance to work, it’s hard to understand why people don’t want to put a name on some of these. But, it is what it is. So, without further ado . . . 
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  • Another Kroger? Unlikely
    Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    This week we have a question that probably hits near and dear to a lot of hearts from the east end of Crawfordsville. It comes from Debi Scruggs and is about grocery shopping, or rather the lack of an ability to grocery shop over there.

    Dear MAC,
    Is Kroger's planning to build a store near Pace Dairy??? Or anywhere in Crawfordsville?
    Thanks!
    Debi Scruggs
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  • What’re local details for vaccinations?
    Saturday, January 23, 2021 4:00 AM
    This week we have a question from Gail Carlton. So first off, many thanks to Gail for both the question and putting your name on it. I think that means something, don’t you? Anyways, we’ve got a good question and a good response, so let me scoot out of the way.

    Dear MAC,
    Who is the responsible party involved with setting up, distributing, establishing guidelines, etc., for the COVID vaccinations in Montgomery County? The website: ourshot.in.gov doesn't supply that information. I, along with others, would be appreciative to have more detailed info for Montgomery County residents. Thank you.
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  • What’s the buzz with hornets?
    Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:00 AM
    Three weeks in a row? You people are working me to death! I don’t know how some of you do it, going to work every day. Sheesh! It’s a good thing the Democrats won the White House. I figure I’ll be able to get paid to sit home for a while now! (Rim shot, if you please! Thank you. Thank you very much. And don’t forget to tip your waitresses and waiters – especially now!)
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  • What’s the scoop with recycle bins?
    Saturday, December 19, 2020 4:00 AM
    Wow, months of quiet through a pandemic and then two weeks in a row (with a third week coming next week, thanks to Norma Poe’s question). I’m getting ready to ask for overtime pay!
    Our question this week comes from Mr. Ed Ebaugh. First off Mr. Ebaugh, thanks for signing your name! MAC loves it when people do that instead of choosing to be anonymous. 
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  • Are city, county standing in way?
    Saturday, December 12, 2020 4:00 AM
    Hey everyone! Long time no see! MAC has been masking up and socially distancing from everyone – but I got to say that it was nice to get a question and have the chance to get back to work.
    This week’s query comes from Mr. Rick Paulson. First off, thanks for signing your name! 
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  • 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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