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Great Day for Girl Scouts!
More than 50 local Girl Scouts attended the recent Montgomery County Girl Scout World Thinking Day. The annual event took place at First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville. The focus of the event was for Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all around the world to think of each other and give thanks and appreciation to their “sister” Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. The day began with songs and ceremonies, followed by an international bazaar of booths. Troops took part in booths representing Japan, Hong Kong, Greece, Madagascar, India and Switzerland. By visiting the booths, girls learned about different countries while sampling food, games and crafts. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Ga., to 3.7 million members throughout the United States. More than 44,000 girls in 45 counties participate through the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Council.
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019 4:00 AM
    The final draft of the Montgomery County Indiana Comprehensive is one stepping closer to being approved after the County Planning Commissioner sent the plan to the Montgomery County Commissioners with the recommendation for approval Wednesday. Terry Hockersmith was the only member of the Planning Commissioner to vote in dissent. 
    A public hearing was held at the meeting within the City Council Chambers. Dozens of members of the public were on hand and nine of them voiced their opinions to the commission. Several of those members of the public said that there were still questions about the plan. 
    Local resident Tom Knueven read a prepared statement to the commission, raising questions that he said were not answered regarding the plan. “ . . . How will progress be measured? How will taxpayers know that they are receiving a return on their investment? . . .” Knueven said, in part. “ . . . For these reasons I ask the plan commission to reject or delay moving with the plan until such time that these questions are satisfactorily resolved.”
    Tracy Slavens, Waynetown, also had questions, but said she thinks the plan can work for the county.
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  • Ballard frames foreign policy on ‘Oil’
    Wednesday, April 3, 2019 4:00 AM
    For the past forty-five years, the United States has maintained one consistent foreign policy. Ever since the British pulled out of the Middle East, in the 1960’s and 1970’s, the United States has served as the sole security backer of the region, contends Greg Ballard, responsible for protecting the free flow of oil to the world.
    “Each year we use 21 percent of the world’s oil, but we defend all of it,” said Ballard. “We must remove oil as a critical strategic commodity, and return it to its original role as an industrial lubricant. If we do, our military gets to stay home more.”
    Ballard made his case for an energy overhaul, at Fusion 54 in Crawfordsville, Tuesday night, in a multi-media presentation co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce. Nearly 60 people joined the audience to hear the former Indianapolis Mayor and Marine Corps (Ret.) Lt. Colonel discuss his newest book Less Oil or More Caskets: The National Security Argument for Moving Away From Oil.
    Drawing on his experiences as a Persian Gulf War veteran, Ballard cautions that threats fueled by the world’s oil consumption still loom as the biggest peril to the U.S. military. 
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  • A painter rediscovers himself
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Anyone meeting Curt Stanfield professionally during the past three or four decades would have known and respected him as both graphic designer and accomplished commercial carpenter. Stanfield made his living here in western Indiana and raised a family, thanks to good work in those fields. Though he had an artistic bent, few knew that when Stanfield was a young man in college, and even before, he had had a dream of making his mark in art, by painting. The need to make a living sent him into good commercial work and that was the end of the story. Or so he thought.
    Newly retired in 2017, and while vacationing in Puerto Rico, Stanfield was persuaded to paint a little 12- x 12-inch painting (on a borrowed canvas) to offer as a donation to help a local non-profit in Viequez, Puerto Rico. He submitted his work, his first in 30 years, and it finished third among the approximately 100 paintings submitted! He was astonished and reawakened.
    The resounding attention his small painting of the sea received and the pleasure he found in painting it reignited his youthful passion.
    Returning home to Indiana, he began to paint in earnest. At his first stateside show in Lafayette, he was awarded a purchase award and another third place at the Haan Museum. He has also taken Best of Show at a Danville paint out. Last fall, one of his works was accepted for the prestigious Five-State Swope Museum Wabash Valley show. In his brief, renewed art career, he has received a number of other awards and has built a website to showcase and sell his work. His customers now come from all over the US.
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  • Monday, February 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Ron R. Keedy
    ** At a recent meeting of Waveland Strong, ideas were presented for the 2019 season of activities and projects for the community. Moving the Farmer’s Market and Movies Under The Stars to Saturday instead of Friday was high on the agenda. It was decided to create a public poll on the Waveland Strong Facebook page and allow the public to vote for whichever day is most convenient for their attendance. To cast your vote, go to the WAVELAND STRONG Facebook page. The first event for 2019 will be the annual Spring Party on Saturday, May 4. 
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  • Monday, December 31, 2018 8:00 AM
    John Stevens @ Navy Club, Lafayette 7 p.m. 1905 Elmwood (765) 447-0500 Smoking Venue.
    The Just Two Blues Duo @ Backstep Brewery, Crawfordsville 8 p.m. 125 N. Green St. (765) 267-3227 Non-Smoking Venue. Special dinner menu from Juniper Spoon. Champagne toast and keg drop at Midnight.
    Just Chillin’ @ American Legion, Crawfordsville Call for time. 1301 S. Washington St. (765) 362-9921 Non-Smoking Venue. Open to the public. $15. Includes meal, 2 drinks, champagne and party favors.
    L.I.L.T. @ Eagles Club, Crawfordsville 8:30 p.m. 920 E. South Blvd. (765) 362-5210 Non-Smoking Venue. Open to the public. $5. Includes party favors and champagne. Call early for dinner reservations. 
    Desperate Measures @ Moose Lodge, Crawfordsville 8:30 p.m. 402 Waynetown Rd. (US 136) (765) 362-5091 Non-Smoking Venue.
    The Stone Creek Band @ High Street Bar & Grill, Wingate 9 p.m. 104 High Street (765) 275-2332 Smoking Venue.
    Kendall Purdy Project @ B Squared, Brownsburg 9 p.m. 1430 N. Green St. (317) 858-1569 Smoking Venue.
    Frank Muffin @ Digby’s Pub and Patio, Lafayette 9:30 p.m. 133 N. 4th St. (765) 269-7179 Non-Smoking Venue.
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  • New Market lends a hand
    Saturday, December 29, 2018 4:00 AM
    Before the Christmas break, New Market Elementary School conducted a food drive to benefit the Saint John the Barefoot Food Pantry. The food drive, coordinated by speech therapist, Karen Selby, collected over 500 food items for the 24/7 self serve food pantry located at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church, 4636 Fall Creek Road. Pictured: Church member Nicholas Van Cleave directs traffic as New Market Elementary students place nonperishable food items in a van for the Saint John the Barefoot Food Pantry. Food items can be picked up and dropped off at the food pantry at any time. For more information Call Father Alex Miller at (765) 307-0515.
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  • Friday, December 14, 2018 10:30 AM
    A 44-year-old Crawfordsville man was struck and killed Thursday on County Road 550 South, a half mile west of State Road 47.
    Daniel Brumbaugh was walking in the road around 5:30 when he was reportedly struck . The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department said that Brumbaugh was wearing dark clothing. Police reports said that it was also raining and nearly dark when the accident occurred.
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