Mystery Guest
Mystery Guest
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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ONLY 5 DAYS to Thanksgiving, which seems a good time to connect football and turkeys. Know what it’s called when a turkey fumbles? A fowl play!
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AND ONLY 5 days to the 18th annual Sugar Creek Trail Thanksgiving Pie Run! Early registration ended, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up for the 5K run or the two-mile walk / run. There’s even a free kids’ run! Register at www.crawfordsville.net. You get a long sleeve T-shirt and a chance to win a pie as you cross the finish line! And the good folks at Crawfordsville Park and Recreation tell us that they are also looking for volunteers! You can call Park & Rec at 364-5175 for more info.
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HERE’S A TIP of the proverbial seed corn cap to the good folks at CEL&P, Tipmont and Parke County REMC and Duke. After ice coated pretty much everything in Montgomery County we did not experience any power outages. The same could not be said for many other communities around Indiana – so thanks to all the men and women who do and did such a great job here!
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DITTO To the city, county and state highway folks in Montgomery County! One local had to drive east on Indiana 32 for more than an hour Thursday morning and reported that Montgomery County roads were the best of the four counties driven through that day. It was also reported that Crawfordsville city streets were better than Lebanon’s. Thanks to all the pre-work done and staying on top of what could have been a bad situation.
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WITH ALL THE talk about global warming, it’s hard to understand how we’re having late December weather in the middle of November. A little warming doesn’t sound all that bad right now.
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OK, WE APOLOGIZE to all the liberals who are losing their minds right now after reading the previous item. We’re sorry!
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BELIEVE IT OR not, a Voodoo bar is opening in downtown Indianapolis. The Patron Saint is reported to be opening today with a theme straight out of New Orleans. The Paper heard that it even will feature an absinthe machine. Wonder if patrons will know that it should be pored over a cube of white sugar? Probably not.
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IF YOU ARE a business wishing you had more customers, especially at Christmas – let the friendly folks here at The Paper know. We are working on a Christmas Wishbook that will let customers find all the great local deals so no one has to leave town to find those great presents for friends and family! But hurry, deadlines are looming!
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KUDOS TO politicians and volunteers who got their signs picked up! And for those who haven’t – get busy!
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IT’S NOT LOCH Ness or anything, but there is a bit of a mystery out on County Road 50 South and County Road 200 W. What appears to be traffic counters were recently placed on 50, a set east of 200 and another set west – and a third set was put around the corner on 200. We figured they belonged to the county, but the county said they were probably the city’s. So we called the city and they said it wasn’t theirs. We called the state but haven’t got an answer yet. The likely answer is that Indiana 32 and 47 have some work scheduled in 2019 and alternate routes and traffic patterns are being studied now. Then again, maybe not. If we find out, we’ll let you know.
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OUR MYSTERY Guest last week was TV funnyman and Paper columnist Dick Wolfsie. Dick may have been our most popular Mystery Guest because we had a bunch of correct guesses. Congrats to Joyce Anderson, Corvin Pitcock, Ben Murphy, Terri & Ron Remley, Sheila Chadd, Marvin Swick, Tina Smith, Greg Morrison, Abby Hoffman, Gary Coffenberry, Judi Kleine, Judith Everts, Lisa Fisher, Joyce Brown, Mark Rogers, Jim Russell, Betty Smith, Anita Chenevert, Tim Newman, Anna Miller, Terry Cook and Mark Godby. We had a random drawing to select a winner and Greg Morrison was drawn. Congrats, Mr. Councilman! Stop by The Paper anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up your winnings!
This week we have one of Mr. Morrison’s fellow county politicians. Our Mystery Guest is a lifelong Montgomery County resident. He graduated from North Montgomery, the Purdue Ag short course and the Indiana Ag Leadership Class 7. He’s farmed in the county for more than four decades and will start his second term in office come January. He and wife Susan make their home North of Crawfordsville. Know who it is?
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