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Now that you've had a little time to get used to it, what do you think of the newest addition to downtown, the tower on top of the courthouse?


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.
  • MCCF board member gives to CHS
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 4:00 AM
    When the lights at the Crawfordsville High School athletic complex go off after a ballgame, the U.S. flag is in the dark. This concerned Keegan Abney, a freshman at Crawfordsville High School, who plays both baseball and football so he decided to do something about it. With a family lineage full of U.S. military veterans, he understood the importance of honoring the flag. So, after talking with, and gaining the approval of his parents and CHS Principal Greg Hunt, he gathered quotes for the work and set out to raise the $7,300 needed. 
    Sam Hildebrand is a Montgomery County Community Foundation board member. Each year select board members have the opportunity to direct a $1,000 Community Engagement Grant to a charitable cause of their choosing. When Sam learned of Abney’s effort, he wanted to support it. With this award to Crawfordsville Community Schools, Abney has raised $3,700. This is enough to light the flagpole between the baseball field and tennis courts, but is still short of what it will take for the football field. Those inclined to contribute may send gifts to CHS, One Athenian Drive, Crawfordsville, IN 47933; be sure to note it is for “CHS Flag Lights.”
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  • Police looking for robbery suspect
    Wednesday, February 21, 2018 7:00 PM
    Late Tuesday, police released photos of the suspect sought in Saturday’s bank robbery in Crawfordsville. Crawfordsville Police Department Det. Bob Rivers said police were called at 11:37 a.m. Saturday about a robbery at the Crawfordsville branch of the Fountain Trust Company. The bank branch is located at 1700 E. Main St. Police say the suspect is a white male, thought to be at least in his late 30s with a medium to heavy build. The suspect reportedly fled to the east. Police did not reveal the amount of cash taken. However, the city reported that no one was injured and no weapon was displayed. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Rivers at (765) 362-3762, ext. 215.

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  • February weather in MoCo
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 4:00 AM
    Weather Almanac:
    • We gain 1 hour 6 minutes of daylight.
    • Average high temperature is 40 degrees.
    • Average low temperature is 24 degrees.
    • Average precipitation 2.32”, Average Snowfall, 6.5”
    • Highest Temp 76 degrees on Feb 25, 2000
    • Lowest Temp -21 degrees on Feb 10, 1982
    • Maximum 24hr snowfall was 10.0” Feb 16, 1910
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  • Austin Earns Top Honors at Indianapolis Awards Program
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    If you are a fuel customer of Ceres Solutions Cooperative or a resident of Montgomery or Fountain County, there’s a good chance you recognize the name Gary Austin, who’s served the area for nearly 40 years. Austin was named the system’s Top Petroleum Sales Representative of the Year by regional refiner CountryMark Cooperative. The announcement was made at the Annual Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 18. Gary and his wife, Vicky, were in attendance at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Hundreds of Gary’s co-workers and peers celebrated his success after a video tribute congratulated Gary for his dedication to the fuel business and to his local customers. Gary had been secretly nominated for consideration by his manager, Patty Denman.
    “Gary takes the time to engage people and focus on their needs. He shows genuine interest in how they are doing. He is a steady, easy going and takes the initiative to find solutions to customer issues,” said his manager Denman. “His customers trust him. He gets a tremendous amount of work done every day, and is not concerned much about who gets the credit. This selfless attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. He is helpful, positive, and someone I turn to for advice.”
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  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 4:00 AM
    Excitement was quickly stirred to start the week around Crawfordsville when a joke turned into a rumor and drew a buzz about Starbucks potentially coming to Crawfordsville. Things started when someone overheard a joke about Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton being “the man who brought Starbucks to Crawfordsville.” Word quickly spread on social media and by Tuesday morning rumors were being touted as fact. 
    Barton offered some clarity to a still murky situation about the popular coffee franchise. He said that there has been some contact, but nothing definite.
    “Starbucks have filed for permits. Those permits have been not yet been approved. They have made no announcement or told us they have any plans of opening in Crawfordsville,” Barton said. He added that it’s not unusual for companies to file for permits and never end up going to that town. He also said he’d heard talks off the old Dairy Queen property near South Boulevard, but nothing is officially in the works. He said the permitting phase was in the very beginning stages of a move to Crawfordsville. 
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  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:38 PM

    Crawfordsville residents' main electrical supplier, CEL&P, announced today that next year it will be paying 4 percent less for power with its supplier, the Indiana Municipal Power Agency.

    Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power and IMPA released a joint announcement that the wholesale electric rate will decrease for the second year in a row. According to the company, CEL&P customers will have seen wholesale rates decline 10 percent since 2014.

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  • Kiwanis has successful bazaar
    Wednesday, November 1, 2017 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville Kiwanis held their annual Holiday Bazaar and Car show this past Saturday at the 4-H building. Hundreds of people were surveying and buying the wares and handmade items that were available. We had a great event and would like to thank all our sponsors. We also had some great pies available for sale. Interested in learning more about Kiwanis? You can visit one of their lunch gatherings this month. Speakers are: Nov. 2: Jerry Dreyer - The Great American Eclipse; Nov. 9: Abby Morgan - Youth Development Extension Educator; Nov. 16: Kathy Steele - Trip to Morocco; Nov. 30: Jonathan Alcala Torres - A Wabash College "Dreamer" 
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