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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.
  • Sen. Boots shares latest from Statehouse
    Thursday, February 25, 2021 4:00 AM
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought on unique challenges for our state and the entire nation, and my colleagues and I in the General Assembly are working on legislation in response to a variety of these issues.?To improve visitation access for long-term care facilities, my colleagues and I voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 202, which would require nursing homes and other residential care facilities to allow their residents to participate in the Compassionate Care Program and Essential Caregiver Program. 
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  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 4:00 AM
    After a slow start, the annual United Fund drive finished with a flourish. In mid to late December the drive had barely reached $130,000 toward a goal of $300,000. However, on Tuesday, when the final tally was unveiled to the public, the 2020 drive finished at $251,424.58.
    “We were able to finish up what a lot of people started,” Area Director Gina Haile told The Paper. 
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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:06 AM
    According to the Indiana State Department of Health, Hoosiers age 60 and over are now eligible to register to get the COVID-19 vaccination.
    Across the state, that means the vaccine is now available to an additional 432,000 Hoosiers.
    Appointments must be made in order to receive vaccination. Those appointments are available for the next four to six weeks. Appointments can be made by going online to ourshot.in.gov. If someone does not have the Internet, they have a number of options, including:
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  • HHSB’s 2020 shared values awards
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 4:00 AM
    Hoosier Heartland State Bank recently hosted its 6th Annual Shared Values Awards in a first-ever virtual ceremony.
    The Shared Values Awards Ceremony is HHSB’s biggest event of the year, during which they donate a combined total of $34,000 back to local non-profit organizations that share their core values. Beginning in October, the community nominates their favorite non-profits for the award and HHSB selects the finalists and winners.
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  • By The Numbers
    Monday, February 22, 2021 4:00 AM
    By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!
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  • Brown County State Park added to National Register
    Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:00 AM
    Brown County State Park’s recent addition to the National Register of Historic Places makes it the state’s largest historic district.Brown County State Park
    Listing as a historic district recognizes an area that has a high degree of historical integrity in its buildings, structures, and landscapes. To be eligible, a district is required to have been associated with events, developments, or people that were important in the history of the state or country.
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  • Another Kroger? Unlikely
    Saturday, February 20, 2021 4:00 AM
    This week we have a question that probably hits near and dear to a lot of hearts from the east end of Crawfordsville. It comes from Debi Scruggs and is about grocery shopping, or rather the lack of an ability to grocery shop over there.

    Dear MAC,
    Is Kroger's planning to build a store near Pace Dairy??? Or anywhere in Crawfordsville?
    Debi Scruggs
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  • Friday, February 19, 2021 8:26 AM
    The City of Crawfordsville released snow removal plans for the downtown area.
    The plan is to begin working around midnight Friday and work overnight. Mayor Todd Barton said the hope is to finish by 6 a.m., but it could run longer if they experience any complications or equipment problems.
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  • Butch had fun at the old pool room
    Friday, February 19, 2021 4:00 AM
    "Fellers, I served Butch his first ice cream cone at the pool room, and after that first lick, his eyes were as big as silver dollars!" . . . I guess that I listened to my barber, Slim Greve, tell that to his customers hundreds of times . . . in fact, almost every time he cut my hair. Now you might wonder why a barber would be serving ice cream in a pool hall. 
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    Thursday, February 18, 2021 4:00 AM
    Workplace violence; school shootings and sexual abuse by teachers or volunteers; and the abuse of children by trusted mentors in sports, youth organizations, and even places of worship, are crimes that CEO Mike McCarty and his team of experts at Safe Hiring Solutions (and its affiliated companies) simply can’t tolerate.  In fact, they have invested the past 16-plus years in combating these crimes by providing organizations tools, resources, education, and technology to help prevent them from happening.
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  • Week in Review
    Wednesday, February 17, 2021 4:00 AM
    Spring might be right around the corner, but winter is really trying to go out with a bang. It was another busy week in Montgomery County.
    VOLUNTEERS AT the Save A Lot building vaccination site were presently surprised recently at the end of their shift when several Brothers pizzas appeared. 
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  • County moves to orange on travel
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 12:11 PM
    Residents can move about Montgomery County more freely now, but only to a point.
    The restrictive red travel warning was downgraded to orange Tuesday at noon.
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  • By The Numbers
    Monday, February 15, 2021 4:00 AM
    By The Numbers, a look at what’s in the news . . . by the numbers. These are just numbers, not suggestions that they mean more or less than what they are. We do not suggest that one number is connected to another. These are simply facts with no extraneous details, bias or slanted reporting. To borrow (and perhaps mangle a bit) a quote from legendary fictional detective Joe Friday, it’s just the numbers, ma’am!
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  • Top Valentine’s Day Candy by State
    Sunday, February 14, 2021 4:00 AM
    COVID-19 will strike Valentine’s Day hard, according to the National Retail Federation. Spending is projected to be down more than 20% from last years all-time high of $27.8B for general Valentine’s Day celebrations. A twenty percent decrease is a lot. People are struggling and there’s a once in a lifetime worldwide pandemic. It’s understandable.
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  • How will wife’s benefits be impacted by his pension?
    Saturday, February 13, 2021 10:46 AM
    Dear Rusty: I am 73 and receive a pension from my state’s Police and Fire Pension Fund. I took a full pension, so my wife only gets a widow’s pension when I die, and this is only a fraction of what my full pension is. I also get a small Social Security benefit, about $95 a month, and that amount is pro-rated because of the amount of my state pension. My wife is 71 and receives a Social Security benefit of about $600 a month. 
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