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  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    Youth as Resources, a youth-led philanthropic program of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, will be holding its 14th Annual Longaberger – Vera Bradley Bingo fundraiser on April 16.
    Longaberger – Vera Bradley Bingo is a crucial fundraiser as it finances the Youth as Resources grant pool for much of the year. The event will take place at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on April 16th from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will include Longaberger® baskets and pottery, Vera Bradley purses and bags, and Thirty-One bags.
    Tickets are $12 at the door. Extra bingo cards can be purchased for $5. Concessions will be available. You must be 18 to play.
    All proceeds benefit the local community through grants and awards to youth volunteer organizations. These organizations need funding to complete projects that benefit people in the community and the community as a whole. Local youth groups receive funding by filling out grant applications and presenting their projects to our youth board. The board may grant up to $500 per project. Some of the previous grants include a project to aid teenage mothers, care packages to soldiers serving in Iraq, the community garden, and supplies to make blankets for Riley Hospital. 
    Organizers are still looking for sponsors and / or door prizes. If your business would like to sponsor a basket or bag, provide door prizes or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Youth as Resources Coordinator, Kara Riley, at 362-0694 Ext. 106 or by email at
    The Youth Service Bureau is a Montgomery United Fund Partner Agency. 
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  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    A national health survey, which uses more than thirty health evaluations to help communities assess the well-being of their residents, has released its 2019 annual rankings of the state’s healthiest counties.
    Montgomery County ranks thirty-third (33) out of 92 Indiana counties, a drop of six slots since the survey was published in 2018.
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation conducts the annual survey, and measures health data in four broad categories to compare counties –– Health Behavior, such as tobacco use, diet and exercise; access to Clinical Care; Social and Economic Factors, including employment and income rates; and Physical Environment.
    “The health survey is a really good tool,” said Administrator Amber Reed of the Montgomery County Health Department. “We refer to the ratings quite often. It helps us identify areas where we’ve made significant improvements, and is great for signaling trends that we may need to address.”
    Montgomery County ranked at or above the state average in most categories, plus has shown significant improvements in the areas of obesity and drunk driving deaths in recent years.
    “We are seeing improvements in many areas. What’s nice about the survey is that they explain the data source for the rankings. It’s not just last year’s data. Sometimes they sample data that covers several years. Some things we focus on have delayed outcomes. These are not necessarily changes that we see in just a year’s time.
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  • Southmont graduate gains experience at Statehouse
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    Aaron Cox is serving as an intern for the Indiana Senate Majority Caucus during the 2019 legislative session, said State Sen. Phil Boots (R-Crawfordsville).
    Cox, a resident of Crawfordsville, is the son of Christopher and Nancy Cox. He graduated from Southmont High School and is a junior studying economics and political science at the University of Notre Dame.
    As a legislative intern to Senate President Pro Tempore Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville), Cox tracks and analyzes bill data, provides constituent services, staffs Senate committee hearings and meetings, and conducts legislative policy research.
    “It is a dream come true to work in the Indiana Statehouse, and I’m honored to help President Pro Tempore Bray serve the people of Senate District 37,” Cox said.
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  • United Fund gives to New Beginnings Child Care
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery United Fund presented a check to New Beginnings Child Care as a part of their allocation from the 2018 Campaign. New Beginnings is one of the Fund’s 14 partner agencies. Pictured are Duane Cooper, New Beginnings Board President; Cheryl Grant, New Beginnings Board member and co-vice chair of the 2018 United Fund Campaign; Kathy Mennen, New Beginnings staff; Fund Director Terry Armstrong; and Annette Richter, Executive Director of New Beginnings.
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  • Harwood hits two decades at CEL&P
    Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power would like to congratulate Debbie Harwood on 20 years of service to our community. 
    Harwood began her career at CEL&P on March 31, 1999 and is a payroll clerk. When asked about Harwood and her years of service, Phillip Goode, Manager, said, “Debbie Harwood is a dedicated CEL&P employee who we can always count on. We are very fortunate to have Debbie on our staff. Thanks you for your years of service.” 
    John Douglas, Customer Service Director, had this to say, ““Congratulations to Debbie on 20 years of service at CEL&P. She wears many hats, most important of which is managing payroll and employee benefits. We are grateful for her efforts and congratulate her on this milestone.” 
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  • Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a construction project on I-74 will resume work on or after April 1. The interstate will be restricted to one 11’ lane in each direction on the bridges over the east fork of Coal Creek, located near just over one mile west of State Road 25 (Exit 25). This restriction is scheduled to last through mid-July.
    This project was awarded to Milestone Construction L.P. for $13.8 million. The project resurfaced I-74 from just east of U.S. 41 to just east of State Road 25 last year and this year will overlay the bridges over the east fork of Coal Creek. 
    The contractor will be doing some finishing work on the resurfacing section with installing permanent pavement markings along with patching work under the State Road 341 overpass.
    INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.
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  • Friday, March 22, 2019 7:16 PM
    The Songwriters Association of Mid-north Indiana (SAMI) have begun accepting applications for their 2019 Shirley Martin Scholarship for Young Songwriters. This scholarship, along with the Mike Lane Horizon Award, is geared towards the development and support of area youth in the advancement of their songwriting skills. 
    Candidates who wish to apply must be between the ages of 14 and 19 and be a permanent resident in Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren or White county. 
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  • Friday, March 22, 2019 7:16 PM
    As the spring season kicks off, seasonal storms will once again be popping up on the radar. The National Weather Service is offering a storm spotter training class that is free for the public.
    This training session will include interpretation of cloud structure and radar images associated with severe weather. The class will take place on March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Emergency Operations Center, 1201 E. Elmore St. in Crawfordsville.
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  • 3,000 books for Lucille
    Friday, March 22, 2019 7:07 PM
    Lucille Fishero, age 3, completed the Crawfordsville District Public Library program "1000 Books Before Kindergarten" for the third time. Along with her parents, Gary and Amanda Fishero, she has read 3000 books. Lucille's favorite book is Snuggle Puppy! by Sandra Boynton. Mom said, "Lucille enjoys checking out books, attending story time, and the different reading activities. She enjoys reading at home with her mom, dad and brother."
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  • Friday, March 22, 2019 4:00 PM
    This Little Piggy Stays Home at This Old Farm on Saturday May 18th to help support Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry! The afternoon begins at 2pm with outdoor activities and farm animals to entertain the young and the old, a cash bar, raffles, and live music. At 3pm This Old Farm staff will demonstrate home food preparation techniques, and at 5pm dinner is served!
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  • Local boy could benefit from energetic mentor
    Friday, March 22, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, JUMP Program (Juvenile Mentoring Program) will be running a series of articles about the children who are on the waiting list hoping to be matched with a caring adult volunteer. Their names have been changed and their age changed slightly so that they may remain anonymous!
    The JUMP program, is based on the same premise as the Big Brother/Big Sister program. This is where an adult volunteer is matched with a youth to act as a friend and a support person. All kids can benefit from having positive role models outside of their parents! What most people do not know is that mentors themselves can also benefit from spending time with youth. In fact, an article in the New York Times quoted Mr. Freeman , founder of and co-founder of Experience Corp who stated “The fountain of youth is the fountain with youth.” Studies have shown that adults who mentor others were three times as likely to be happy as those who did not make such an effort. Therefore, mentoring and being mentored are both positive, life-changing experiences!
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  • Friday, March 22, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Chamber of Commerce would like to invite community members to a legislative breakfast at Wabash College in April. The public will be provided breakfast as well as an opportunity to engage with local representatives Senator Phil Boots, Representative Sharon Negele, and Representative Tim Brown. 
    The event will be held at Detcheon Hall on the Wabash College Campus on April 6 at 8 a.m. 
    Registration cost is $10 and can be found online at
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  • Friday, March 22, 2019 4:00 AM
    New Ross will be harmonious on March 31 as the New Ross Christian Church and Ivan Brown has have come together to organize their annual Spring Sing. The event kicks off at 2 p.m. and many different styles of gospel music will be on hand. It’s sure to be an afternoon of beautiful voices, guitar picking and a variety of gospel tunes. 
    Performers planning to attend include Layton Malone, Mark Money, Terry Smith, Paul Morrison, Tony Shuman, Glenna Florence, Mike Dalton, Ryan Foxworthy, Janelle Gearheart and Ivan Brown. 
    If you have any questions call Ivan Brown at 765-362-9515. 
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  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:48 PM
    Community members are encouraged to attend a local gospel performance night at The Vine Church in Crawfordsville this April. The Church will be hosting a country gospel night with special guests The Country Gospel Band on April 7 at 7 p.m. This event will be held at the church, 1004 Wayne Ave. in Crawfordsville. 
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  • Thursday, March 21, 2019 8:44 PM
    March 22-24 
    “The Queen of Bingo” @ Myers Dinner Theatre, Hillsboro 108 Water Street (765) 798-4902 ext.2 Visit for opening weekend specials @
    Fri. March 22 
    Eric Barr @ Eagles Club, Crawfordsville 8 p.m. 920 E. South Blvd. (765) 362-5210 In the bar. Smoking Venue. Open to the public.
    Fri. March 22 
    Bumpus @ The Knickerbocker Saloon, Lafayette 9 p.m. 113 N. 5th St. (765) 423-2234 Chicago Funk and Soul. $10.
    Fri. March 22 
    Nicholas Kazonis @ Digby’s Pub and Patio, Lafayette 9:30 p.m. 133 N. 4th St. (765) 269-7179
    Sat. March 23 
    Phenomena @ Elliot Hall of Music, Purdue, W. Lafayette 7 p.m. 712 3rd St. Box office 800-913-SHOW Join P.M. O for a free student-organized concert. p.m.
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