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Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Bits'n'Pieces 7-10-19
    Wednesday, July 10, 2019 1:30 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    A LOT OF you were happy to see the Forum re-open last week. According to government officials, the popular restaurant closed over some tax issues, but happily re-opened last weekend.
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    WHERE WERE you on July 20, 1969? If you remember and you wouldn’t mind sharing, let our Tim Timmons know. He’s looking at putting together a collection of those stories if he gets enough. You can e-mail him at ttimmons@thepaper24-7.com, or give him a call at (765) 361-0100. 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 7-3-19
    Wednesday, July 3, 2019 1:41 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    OK, TODAY IS July the 3rd. Which means tomorrow is July the 4th! And sadly, the old saw about corn being knee high by the 4th of July is going to be a lot more true now than it has been for years. Most of the time the corn is head high by now. But not this year. Hang in there, farmers! We’re pulling for you! 
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    SPEAKING OF the 4th, don’t forget pets! A lot of our furry friends get pretty antsy when the big booms start going off. We were saddened to hear that a retired K-9 took off during some fireworks. She’s a black Belgian Malinois names Laia and retired from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 6-26-19
    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 3:25 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    THE TOTAL RAINFALL through May (at the Indianapolis airport where the National Weather Service has its official measurement) isn’t so far off the charts as you might guess. For example, we’ve had just under 22 inches of precipitation since Jan. 1. In 2017. Just two years ago, we had more than 24 inches. But 2019 is the first time in 20 years where the monthly rainfall has been above average for the first five months of the year . . . and it appears June will keep that streak alive. 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 6-19-19
    Wednesday, June 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    AFTER LAST WEEK’S photo that the reader sent in thanking us for giving the list of Indiana license plate county numbers, we got six more this week. Like we said, you are most welcome!
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    IT’S EASY TO joke about the weather usually, but this rainy spring isn’t anything to joke about anymore. There are some farmers, especially small farmers, who are really going to take it on the chin come harvest time. Here’s hoping that neighbors help neighbors and if the worst-case scenario is realized on the crop’s yield that there are good answers out there to be found. Montgomery County is and likely always will be an agricultural county and our farmers are important. 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 6-12-19
    Wednesday, June 12, 2019 7:56 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    ONE NICE reader sent us this photo last week, with the following note of thanks. “When The Paper gave us these Christmas presents I didn’t think much about it. But I find myself using it more often than I thought I would. It is kind of fun. Thanks, Paper!” You’re most welcome!
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    T-MINUS 2 days to the Strawberry Festival. It’s been more wet this spring than anytime in recent memory, but he is hoping Mother Nature smiles on us all weekend! See you there!
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    T-MINUS 31 days (thought we’d stay on this theme) to the 2019 4-H Fair. Dates this year are July 12-18 and the 4-H Fair Queen contest is the week before on July 6. 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 6-5-19
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 2:08 PM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    AS OUR PAL Honest Hoosier would say, here’s a tip of the seed corn cap to Ed Fain and everyone associated with the Sugar Creek Canoe Race. It was terribly disappointing to hear that the decision was made to cancel last Saturday . . . but it was absolutely the right thing to do. The heavy rains this spring made the creek far too dangerous. Hats off to all the Friends of Sugar Creek!
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    SPEAKING OF rain, when is this going to end? The farmers are getting hammered. Homes are having flooding issues and wet basements. And we’re supposed to get more this week. Enough! 
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  • BIts'n'Pieces 5-29-19
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019 2:52 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    THE REVIVAL OF the Sugar Creek Canoe Race is Saturday. Although this has been tried with varying amounts of success over the years, we really hope this works. The Sugar Creek Canoe Race has a long and rich history in Montgomery County. Best of luck to event organizers for a great turnout, great weather and most importantly, a safe event!
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 5-22-19
    Wednesday, May 22, 2019 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    C’VILLE MAYOR Todd Barton is apparently becoming a video star! He’s adding a web video to his many other duties! 
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    SPEAKING OF the city, the pool is opening this weekend! Pool hours are noon to 6 daily, and 8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Want a pass? Stop by the Community Center. Now that the pool will be open, summer can’t be far behind!
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    THE GREEN FLAG and all the pomp and circumstance gets going this weekend at 16th and Georgetown in Speedway, Indiana! Like most Hoosiers, we’ll have a lump in our throat when taps are played and when Back Home Again is sung. Of course we’re biased, but the Indianapolis 500 really is the greatest spectacle in motor racing! Godspeed to everyone for a safe and exciting race weekend!
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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:45 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    PRIZE FOR wittiest ad of the week has to go to Ken’s Liquors. They ran an ad with your favorite Montgomery County daily last week to promote their wine sales for Mother’s Day. The best part was their message: “Remember us when shopping for Mother’s Day . . . after all, YOU are probably the reason your mother deserves a nice bottle of wine!” Well said and well done!
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    JOHN FREY is the target of an attack ad campaign, and we want to know how you feel about it. That’s our Question of the Week on our web site. To weigh in, just go to www.thepaper24-7.com and scroll down our home page. And so far, a majority of you seem to feel pretty strongly that it’s an unfair attack.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Wednesday, May 8, 2019 2:50 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    THE BALLOT boxes closed yesterday, although there was only one contested race locally. Still, we want to offer a heartfelt thanks to both Terri Gadd and Shari Harrington for running for public office. Regardless of who wins and who loses any election, putting yourself out there deserves a pat on the back.
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    THERE’S A lot of grumbling about the Post Office lately – late mail, long lines, etc. We share the frustration, however, we want to add that it’s not the fault of the good folks there who are waiting on us. The issues lie above . . . and isn’t that the way it usually is! 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 5-1-19
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 2:09 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    IF APRIL SHOWERS bring May flowers then we’re sure to have flowers coming out the wazoo really soon!
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    DID YOU HEAR last week about the turkey crashing through a car window in southern Indiana? Either way, it’s a good reminder to keep a sharp eye out. Indiana State Police say that the birds are on the move this time of year and this incident is not as uncommon as you might think. In March of 2018, similar incidents were reported in both northern and southern Indiana. Besides, no one wants people at the funeral home talking about you being killed by a turkey! 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 4-24-19
    Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    WE TEASINGLY call Stacey Baschwit our general because she commanded the army of intrepid reporters and volunteers who scoured Montgomery County compiling news for you to read. Now, Stacey is leaving the command tent and heading out into the field as a battle-tested correspondent. What’s that mean, you ask? Well, stay tuned but in a few short weeks we think you’ll be reading a couple of things in the little paper that could from Stacey that you’re really going to enjoy!
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 4-17-19
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 12:33 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    WE GRIPE about the potholes enough, so here’s a tip of the cap to the crews for a lot of patching that’s been going on. We’d rather see the roads getting paved, but the crews can’t do anything about that. We appreciate the smoother ride, guys! 
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    OOPS, WE GOOFED and owe an apology to the city. Last week in this space we pointed out that City Hall did not lower the flag in front to half-staff right away after Gov. Eric Holcomb directed in honor of the passing of former C’ville mayor Glenn Knecht. Turns out, we’re the ones who should have paid more attention. Gov. Holcomb’s directive said to lower the flags in the city from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral, not the entire week. Our apologies!
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 4-10-19
    Wednesday, April 10, 2019 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    THE SUN HAS been shining (some) and the temperature has certainly gone up. Question is: Are we done with snow yet? We can only hope!
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    ALL POLITICIANS have supporters and . . . well, not supporters. County Commissioner Phil Bane is no different, but we want to offer a tip of the seed corn cap as HH might say to Commissioner Bane for his service to our county. He is resigning his commissioner seat and will leave some very large shoes to fill. Love him or hate him, it would be wrong to say he has not worked for the people of this county. We appreciate his service and wish him the best in his future endeavors. 
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 4-3-19
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    WE RECEIVED a few notes from disappointed readers saying they wish we would have included an April Fool’s story like we have a few times in the past. We appreciate hearing that and we’ll try to do better in the future. 
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