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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WE HATE TO sound like we’re picking on the courthouse, but why is it a challenge to get the time right? An out-of-town visitor last weekend pointed out that not only does the bell ring a couple of minutes off, but the clock faces aren’t all on the same time. A lot of work went into making this happen, maybe someone in the county could get this fixed?
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IT WAS KIND of nice to hear perhaps what could be described as a bit of snarkiness from Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton on Facebook this week. The mayor simply pointed out that a recent court ruling means that the only tool a city could use for trains impeding traffic, emergency and otherwise, went from weak to non-existent. Thanks, Mr. Mayor! We feel your pain.
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THE YOUNG MEN of Wabash will be on the residential streets Wednesday night, doing what 47 other groups of Little Giants have done before – knock on doors to help Montgomery United Fund raise money. Since 1970, every freshman class at Wabash has taken part in this program and in the process raised more than $150,000 for the local United Fund. As our pal Honest Hoosier would say, that’s a huge tip of the seed corn cap!
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THE CANDIDATE forum was Thursday night and a crowd of about 100 turned out, although not all the candidates did. A lot of grumbling was heard about county commissioner Jim Fulwider. The assistant CFD chief was out of state on business. Supporters blamed the League of Women Voters for not moving the date. Opponents blamed Fulwider. Who was right? Tune in Nov. 7 for the answer.
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SPEAKING OF THE forum, we want to know who you thought was the best candidate there. As such, we’ve listed all six of them on our non-scientific, Weekly Online Poll. To vote, just go to our web site’s home page and scroll down until you see it. Then click on which candidate you think did the best job. However, you can only vote once, so just like in November, choose wisely!
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IN THE NEAR future, we will be taking the free link to our huge Sunday edition off our web site and only paid Online Edition subscribers will be able to access the 35+ page extravaganza! Don’t miss out! Subscribe today! (Yes, this was a shameless plug . . . and here comes another one!)
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IF YOU ARE a local business who advertises, you probably understand the frustration that we feel over a constant need to hire sales staff. A talk with other newspapers around the state reveal that the problem isn’t limited to just Montgomery County. So like a lot of businesses in Crawfordsville, we are looking high and low for talented help. We have openings for early morning delivery work, part-time clerical and – more than anything – part-time and full-time sales professionals. If you give us a referral who we hire and they stay more than six months, we will give you one entire month’s worth of advertising absolutely free. If you are not in a business, but want to help. We’ll offer you a free Online Edition subscription for life. Send referrals to ttimmons@thetimes24-7.com.
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OUR MYSTERY Guest last week was Southmont’s Mike Tricker. Correct guesses came from Bion Ruggles, Kristi Tesmer, Michelle Acton and Eric Brewer. The winner, through a random drawing, was Eric Brewer. At first we thought Eric had to be DQ’d (no, not given ice cream!) because he won recently. But he won way back on Aug. 18 when he ID’d Brent Harris. Since it’s been more than a month, Eric wins again! Congrats! Stop by The Paper anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up your winnings!
This week, we are honored to have a military veteran. This Army vet served in Vietnam, but that wasn’t his first taste of life with Uncle Sam. As a child, he might have been considered an Air Force brat and traveled all over. He’s still involved with the military, but now in a different way. He’s Montgomery County’s Veterans Service Officer. And he and his wife Sandy have two sons, Mark and Mike.
E-mail us who it is at bits@thepaper24-7.com or give us a call at (765) 361-0100, ext. 22!