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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IS IT POSSIBLE that it’s December already? Not only is it possible, it’s definite! When we were school children, didn’t it feel like Friday never got here fast enough? Now, it feels like months go faster than that week did!
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WE’RE STILL in awe that black bears are back in Indiana! Thanks to not only the DNR for the heads up, but to awesome Paper columnist Brent Wheat for his insightful column last week on the bears, as well as the mountain lion and timber wolf info! It gives the Mass Ave. crowd a whole new (but original) definition to wildlife!
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WE AT THE Little Paper that could want to give a tip of the seed corn cap to Athena Sport & Fitness bosslady Denise Reese. Our neighbor is really ramping things up and gave us a sneak peek at some of the programs for those of us in the, ahem, older generation. Thanks for helping us seniors stay active, Denise!
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WILL WE SEE you downtown Sunday for the Chamber’s annual Christmas parade? Things get rolling a little after 2 and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be riding on the special Chamber float, waving to all the boys and girls . . . and keeping track of who’s being on their best behavior. So word to the wise, it’s a great time to really step up and mind your parents and do good in school! Santa’s watching!
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ANYONE TAKEN a drive around to look at Christmas lights yet? E-mail pictures and addresses of the best ones to news@thepaper24-7.com and we’ll be happy to share!
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SINCE IT’S CHRISTMAS season, we wanted to share this groaner: What do you kill a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa (besides a kid without presents)? A rebel without a Claus! (Millennials, either google it or ask your grandparents!)
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OUR MYSTERY Guest last week was wonderful Bill Doemel and that is exactly what Martha Purcell, Joyce Brown (who said “He’s a wonderful man who has a big heart.”), Michael Fons, Gary Coffenberry, Bob Thomas, Patricia Compton, John E. Frye, Jack Wyatt, Sherry Harris and Rick Wathers. Our weekly random drawing picked Mr. Frye (who is not the county commissioner). Congrats! Just 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 a different sort of Mystery Guest, but someone most of you will probably know. He’s not a native (he was born in Brookville, Ind.), but moved to Crawfordsville at the age of 26. He passed the bar exam at the age of 22 and began practicing law a few miles away in Covington. You might say he dabbled in writing and was also very involved in the military. He ended up serving as an officer in two wars before he returned to Crawfordsville, although not without some controversy. After getting back to town, he really got down to business with his writing and wound up publishing his second novel – one that would do quite well in sales (it even ended up with movie deals).
Know who it is? E-mail us who it is at bits@thepaper24-7.com or give us a call at (765) 361-0100, ext. 22!