The Health Dept.’s newest location at 308 W. Market St., Crawfordsville, located in the old Crawfordsville Family Medicine building, behind Dollar General.
The Health Dept.’s newest location at 308 W. Market St., Crawfordsville, located in the old Crawfordsville Family Medicine building, behind Dollar General.
The new year has come and there’s lots of news that has come with it. We are very pleased to present our readers with all the highlights of this past week. It was another busy week in Montgomery County.
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THE MONTGOMERY County Community Foundation continues to help people who are struggling due to the pandemic, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the AT&T Foundation.
AT&T’s grant will be dedicated to the MCCF’s COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, which was established last March to help those affected by this unprecedented health crisis. The fund is focused largely on food insecurity, health and human services and child care.
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U.E. “PAT” PATRICK, who won the Indianapolis 500 three times as a team owner, died Jan. 5 in Phoenix after a long illness. He was 91.
Patrick’s team, Patrick Racing, fielded race-winning Indianapolis 500 entries for Gordon Johncock in 1973 and 1982 and Emerson Fittipaldi in 1989. Patrick entered cars regularly in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” from 1970-95, with one final entry in 2004. He is one of just seven team owners with three or more Indianapolis 500 victories.
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THE SITE that was used to hold Walmart and used to hold Big R can soon add Stock+Field to that list. Local employees learned this week that the small farm supply chain, based in Watseka, Ill., is closing in March.
Numerous attempts to reach Stock+Field management have failed so far. One local manager told The Paper that she was not authorized to share any details. However, the company’s employees in Crawfordsville were informed of the decision Tuesday – and word spread quickly.
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THE VACCINE is here.
On Monday, a vaccine clinic opened at the old County Market location (451 E. South Boulevard). COVID-19 vaccinations will be given to eligible residents by appointment only.
Eligibility at this point means select groups as defined by the Indiana Department of Health. As of now, that includes healthcare personnel, long-term care facility residents, first responders and those 80 and older.
A photo ID, proof of age, or verification of current employment as a healthcare worker or first responder in Indiana will be required.
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THE CRAWFORDSVILLE Kiwanis Club Pat Cline Service Scholarships are now available from your counselors. Crawfordsville Kiwanis will be awarding a $1250 service scholarship to one graduating senior from each of the three Montgomery County High Schools. Pat Cline was a Crawfordsville resident who won many awards, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, Sagamore of the Wabash, and was a Paul Harris Fellow, for her work as a journalist, editor, and Vietnam War correspondent. This scholarship application is due March 5, 2021. The Pat Cline Service Scholarship application is due March 31, 2021. See your counselors now to apply!
Last month, Crawfordsville Kiwanis helped kids in our community by donating to organizations that serve our children. Achaius Ranch, Volunteers for Mental Health, and the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County all received support from Kiwanis.
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THE COUNTY HEALTH Department offices at 308 W. Market St., Crawfordsville, will now have reduced hours on Monday and Wednesday, closing at 3 p.m. Residents may call with questions or visit our webpage as many services and answers to questions can be found there. www.montgomerycounty.in.gov/health
Anyone calling with questions about COVID-19 Vaccination should call 211 or COVID-19 Testing should visit coronavirus.in.gov