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Wednesday, January 29, 2020
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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.
    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 10:40 PM
    EDITOR'S NOTE: The Community Foundation sent a Montgomery County contingent to Auschwitz for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the deadly death camp. While the group is there, they are sharing thoughts, stories and photos with friends and family back home through social media and the Community Foundation. Here, at least in part, are some of those stories and photos.
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  • Talent Show Feb. 8
    Monday, January 27, 2020 8:48 PM
    The Crawfordsville High School Alumni Association’s “MOCO’s Got Talent for Scholarships” talent show is on track for its Feb. 8 date in the CHS Auditorium.
    The committee recently met to go over the applications and finalize plans for this second-year event, including selection of the judges. At the present time 16 acts will take the stage to entertain the crowd and compete for the top three prize money winners. The goal of the show is to help raise money for scholarships for CHS seniors as they leave to continue their education at the next level.
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  • Monday, January 27, 2020 3:28 AM
    The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham, the second book in the “Well-Read Citizen” series that is co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Crawfordsville Public Library, will be the topic of a meeting this evening at 6 p.m. in the Donnelley Room of the Library. The public is encouraged to attend.
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  • Monday, January 27, 2020 3:14 AM
    As the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak causes worldwide concern, Purdue University scientists say control measures are an absolute necessity and that medical treatments for similar disease are on the horizon.
    Purdue scientists Andrew Mesecar, Purdue's Walther Professor in Cancer Structural Biology and head of the Department of Biochemistry, and Arun Ghosh, the Ian P. Rothwell Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, have been working to develop both oral medicines and vaccines to fight coronavirus, and over the next two weeks, will be working to test their potential drug molecules on the new SARS-like Wuhan coronavirus.
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  • 20 in ‘20!
    Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:59 PM
    The state of Indiana wants you to make 2020 the year you really explore Indiana!
    So the state’s travel folks suggest you start by doing 20 things from their 20 lists of Indiana highlights. So far they have released 20 small towns, 20 destination dining spots and 20 breweries (and yes, Backstep made the list!).
    The state is only revealing one category at a time. So The Paper is helping spread the word by sharing this week, the 20 best destination dining spots the state of Indiana has to offer is featured this week. Next week? The breweries (including Backstep, right here in beautiful downtown Crawfordsville!
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  • Friday, January 24, 2020 11:35 PM
    Ten Montgomery County teachers are going to take the trip of a lifetime!
    Sharon Barr, Tony Gonczarow, Marci Huckstep, Erin Jones, Kathryn Yoakum and Elena Dove of the South system, Amy Carrington and Sharon McLean from Crawfordsville and Megan Oppy and Jodi Webster from the North are heading to Poland to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp, thanks to the Montgomery County Community Foundation and the generosity of a private donor.
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  • OUT WITH THE OLD . . .
    Thursday, January 23, 2020 8:13 PM
    Sunrise caught one lone construction worker earlier this week getting ready for another day at the site for what will be the new Little Giant Stadium, which is set to open Sept. 5 when Rose-Hulman visits. Wabash’s Jim Amidon reports that for many fans, this is a bittersweet time.
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    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 7:30 PM
    The bridge at Yountsville was a true picture of winter’s chill recently when freelance photographer Jessica Leahy took this photo. The long icicles hanging off the rock in the foreground made one observer say, “those just make me feel cold, and I’ve got on a sweater.” But fear not!
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  • Week in Review
    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 8:15 PM
    It was a typical busy week in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County – highlighted by an update from local officials telling residents the state of our communities.
    Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton and County Administrator Mark Casteel told a packed house at Fusion 54 this week where the city and county stood at this point in time respectively. The event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the Business & Professional Women of Montgomery County, drew around 50 or more people as well as a radio audience.
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  • Linden Marathon robbed at gunpoint
    Monday, January 20, 2020 7:22 AM
    A little after 7 Saturday night the Marathon gas station in Linden was robbed by a man holding a gun.
    Approximately three hours later, two suspects had been caught, processed and were in the Montgomery County Jail.
    Montgomery County police report that they dispatched deputies to the Linden business at 7:12 p.m. The caller had told them a man had walked into the store, showed a gun and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect took the money then and fled.
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  • Have you taken
flower challenge yet?
    Monday, January 20, 2020 12:14 AM
    Mark Twain once said, “To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.”
    That is exactly what South Montgomery eighth grader Kyrah Thompson and her aunt Catrina Vest of New Market are doing! Their winter flower challenge has taken off on social media. The fun loving pair asked friends and family to share a selfie with a flower. The flower can be real, artificial, fabric, print . . . anything you choose. Just snap a pic, caption it flower challenge and nominate a few friends who will play along.
    I had to ask them (after doing my own of course) . . . what inspired this social media challenge?
    “We're always doing silly things” Kyrah said. She loves taking pictures. “I thinks it’s funny if people walk by and see us . . . a lot of people smile though because they see us laughing!”
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  • 20 in ‘20!
    Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:02 PM
    The state of Indiana wants you to make 2020 the year you really explore Indiana!
    So the state’s travel folks suggest you start by doing 20 things from their 20 lists of Indiana highlights. So far they have released 20 small towns, 20 destination dining spots and 20 breweries (and yes, Backstep made the list!).
    The state is only revealing one category at a time. So The Paper is helping spread the word by sharing this week, the 20 best small towns the state of Indiana has to offer . . . although how in the world Crawfordsville is not on that list and Greencastle is remains a mystery!
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  • Mayor, county administrator share positive update
    Friday, January 17, 2020 7:22 PM
    A packed house listened to Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton and County Administrator Mark Casteel give their respective versions of the state of the city and county Thursday night at Fusion 54.
    “I think it was a good move going there,” Barton said. The event had been held at Crawfordsville High School in the auditorium in the past.
    “It’s good to do the city and county together but it makes it really long,” Barton explained, saying he and Casteel wrapped up before 9.
    For the city, the good news is that a lot of things continue to move forward.
    “We aren’t even close to being done,” Barton said. “And we will continue to work hard every day at making good things happen. In fact, my exact words were we won’t be taking our foot off the gas anytime soon!”
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    Thursday, January 16, 2020 5:59 PM
    This is the continuation of a fairly new feature where The Paper shares good news about a person or group of people. Don’t we all focus too much on the negatives? It’s our goal to take this space on occasion and focus on the positives. Today we’re happy to highlight five North Montgomery students. Each month at North, teachers nominate five Chargers of the Month. These students represent "The Charger Family" spirit. They are a good example to others inside and outside of school. And today also marks the third month we’ve been fortunate enough to bring you these fine young people. So without further ado, The Paper salutes the January Chargers of the Month!
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  • Out with the old . . .
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 6:11 PM
    The old Crawfordsville Holiday Inn, long home to numerous community events, meetings and social functions, is finally in the history books. Demolition crews have been working on tearing down the landmark for the last several days. It would be nice to say that the demolition is making way for something new and spectacular for Crawfordsville. Unfortunately, that doesn’t appear to be the case at this time.
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