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  • Local girl could benefit from mentor
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    This is the last profile in a series of six that have been written to make the community aware that the JUMP program has many children on their waiting list. Each of these children are hoping that a volunteer will step forward and become their friend and mentor. Currently the JUMP program has 23 children on this list, the majority of them are males.
    Emily is a young girl who has been on the waiting list for the JUMP program for 6 months. She is 13 years old and has a sibling who is already matched with a mentor in the JUMP program. Her name and age have been changed slightly to protect her privacy.
    Emily’s mom says that although it is sometimes hard to get Emily motivated, she is also a very funny and beautiful girl. Emily does have some anxiety at times and can be somewhat sensitive. She makes good grades at school but she does struggle with reading. She is an excellent singer and loves music. She would love for Emily to have a mentor because they often can’t afford to get out and do the things their kids want to do. She feels it would be good for Emily to get out of the house more often!
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  • 26th Annual Wabash Moot Court Finals
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Wabash College is pleased to invite the public to the finals round of the 26th annual Wabash College Moot Court competition at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct, 23, in Salter Hall in the Fine Arts Center.
    The competition, sponsored by the Wabash College Rhetoric Department and Indianapolis Association of Wabash Men, provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to participate in Moot Court, an activity that is a staple at law schools nation-wide. In the annual competition approximately 40 students engage in argumentation and oral advocacy by addressing a prompt drawn from an actual legal controversy.
    In the preliminary rounds all students compete twice, arguing each side of the case before judging panels consisting of Wabash College alumni attorneys as well as faculty and staff. Twelve students participate in the semi-final round where they present a single oral argument before a panel of judges consisting of members of the competition’s organizing committee and alumni. From that group, the four finalists are selected for an all-campus oral argument.
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  • Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    In its continuing effort to support youth pursuing careers in agriculture, Ceres Solutions will offer $25,000 through scholarships to high school seniors and college students this spring. Students receiving the scholarships are selected based on their commitment to agricultural youth programs and their desire to pursue higher education.
    “Our employee group and our Board of Directors strongly believe in investing in education, and in particular, it is a privilege to support students from the local farm families we serve," says Jeff Troike, Ceres Solutions Cooperative CEO.
    "Students who are passionate about agriculture and demonstrate leadership will be the best advocates of our industry in the years to come. In fact, they can expect we'll be working to recruit them to join the Ceres Solutions workforce in the future."
    Selection criteria emphasizes involvement in agricultural youth groups such as 4-H and FFA. Students must be children or grandchildren of current cooperative members or employees of the cooperative to apply for the high school scholarships. They must be entering their freshman year of college in 2020. Since committing to offering a scholarship program, it is estimated Ceres and its predecessor co-ops have provided more than $250,000 in scholarships to local students.
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  • College Goal Sunday dates have been set
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at participating Ivy Tech Community College locations and 36 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal Sunday. The event is set for 2 p.m. (local time), November 3, 2019.
    The free program assists Indiana students in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA form is required for students to be considered for federal and state grants, scholarships and student loans at most colleges, universities and vocational/technical schools nationwide. The FAFSA MUST be filed by April 15 to be eligible for Indiana financial aid. College Goal Sunday is so important since completing this required form correctly and by the deadline is sometimes perceived to be complicated and time consuming. In less than one afternoon at a College Goal Sunday event, students and their families can get free help and file the form online.
    Now in its 31st year, College Goal Sunday has helped more than 94,000 Indiana students and families complete the FAFSA properly and on time. College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA).
    College Goal Sunday Doubles the Help Offered
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  • Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    A Department of Natural Resources grant totaling $32,000 has been given to perform a watershed diagnostic study at Walnut Fork Sugar Creek in Montgomery County.
    The grant was part of DNR state-wide grants totaling $1,164,100 that will be used to improve Indiana’s water bodies.
    The grants were awarded by DNR director Cameron F. Clark through the Lake and River Enhancement (LARE) program in the Division of Fish & Wildlife.
    The grants will fund projects on seven lakes and 15 rivers and streams in 23 counties. Projects will be completed within a two-year timeframe.
    Local sponsors apply for LARE assistance and commit to sharing a portion of the total project cost. LARE project funds come from an annual boat owner registration fee collected by the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
    The majority of selected projects are designed to improve Indiana water quality by addressing sediment and nutrient inputs into lakes and streams. Reducing erosion in the watershed or along the banks of lakes and rivers is more economical than trying to correct water quality and habitat impairment as a result of continued erosion.
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  • Surgeon signs aboard Franciscan Physician Network surgical specialists
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Michael J. Bittles, MD, has joined Franciscan Physician Network Surgical Specialists Crawfordsville.
    Board-certified in general surgery, Dr. Bittles joins Scott Mimms, MD, and their office is located at 1704 Lafayette Road, Suite 5, Crawfordsville.
    Dr. Bittles most previously was a member of Franciscan Care Services at West Point, Nebraska. He was chairman of the Nebraska Board of Medicine and Surgery and served as flight surgeon with the Nebraska Air National Guard, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel.
    He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University in South Bend and earned his graduate and medical degrees at the IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He completed an internship and residency in surgery at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.
    A Fellow in the American College of Surgeons (ACS), Dr. Bittles has held memberships with the American Medical Association, Nebraska State Medical Association and the Federation of State Medical Boards.
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  • Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    On Wednesday, Sept. 11, York Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram partnered with Ladoga Elementary to raise $2,140 during the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms fundraising initiative. Through Chrysler’s Cars for Classrooms fundraiser, the Chrysler brand contributes up to $3,000, toward the school on behalf of every test drive participant.
    “York Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram enjoyed raising funds for a great cause with families and the local community. We always look forward to giving back to the community and the Chrysler Cars 4 Classrooms initiative is a great way to do it,” said Tim Tessmar, Great Lakes Business Center Regional Director. “On behalf of the Chrysler brand and the dealership, I would like to personally thank everyone who took the time to participate in this test drive to help us raise money for such a deserving group of students.” 
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  • Trent Smaltz celebrates 15 years with HHSB
    Friday, October 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Trent Smaltz, Vice President/Chief Lending Officer at HHSB, is celebrating 15 years at the bank.
    Smaltz is a 23-year banking veteran. He began his career with Hoosier Heartland State Bank in 2004 as Director of Business Development before being promoted to Vice President/Chief Lending Officer. He currently serves on the Executive Committee and Senior Leadership team. Prior to working for HHSB, he worked as a Commercial Lender for Isabella Bank and Trust in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and served on the Michigan Bankers Association board of directors.
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:37 PM
    INDIANAPOLIS—The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) at the University of Indianapolis is the recipient of a $7.9 million grant as part of the federal Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. CELL will establish a Rural Early College Network (RECN) to help rural Indiana schools more quickly implement the Early College (EC) high school model. Early College targets underserved students and allows them to earn both high school diplomas and up to two years of credits toward bachelor’s or associate degrees through rigorous dual credit classes supported by wrap-around services.
    “CELL is delighted to be awarded this significant funding to assist our rural Indiana high schools with accelerated implementation of high-quality Early College programs. The project will offer rural students, many of whom are first-generation college students, opportunities to take rigorous college-level classes while in high school in supportive environments that help ensure their success,” said CELL Executive Director Janet Boyle. “Another anticipated outcome is the establishment of model rural Early College high school sites and a template for fostering additional high-quality Early College programs serving even more students throughout Indiana.”
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:31 PM
    The final day to pay fall property taxes without penalties is Nov. 12, 2019. 
    Payment options include:
    • Online payments at with e-check or credit card (service fee applies)
    • Phone payments at 1-855-276-8051 (service fee applies)
    • Mail payments to the courthouse with a US postmark by the due date to avoid penalty. To receive a receipt, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:30 PM
    The North Montgomery School Board has its regularly monthly meeting scheduled for Oct. 28 at 6 p.m.
    Among other items on the agenda are a discussion on the iLearn program, an update on corporation goals, open house dates announced and an update on the renovation project. 
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:29 PM
    Hoosier Lottery players should check their tickets carefully as one ticket matched all six numbers in Wednesday night’s estimated $5.2 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot drawing. 
    The winning ticket was purchased at Meijer located at 5909 Illinois Rd., Fort Wayne. Wednesday’s winning Hoosier Lotto numbers are 12-18-21-25-32-42.
    The ticket holder should ensure their ticket is in a secure place, consider meeting with a financial advisor and contact Hoosier Lottery customer service at (800) 955-6886 for specific claim instructions.
    Hoosier Lotto jackpot odds are 1 in 9,366,819. Overall Odds are 1 in 6.
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:29 PM
    A special meeting of the Crawfordsville District Public Library Board of Trustees has been called for today at 3 p.m.
    The only item on the agenda is State Library Internet Consortium Resolution.
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:29 PM
    Fri. Oct. 18 
    The Art of Magic @ Art Museum of Greater Lafayette 7-8:30 p.m. 102 S. 10th St. (765) 742-1128 With magician Scott Starkey. Tickets: $12.50 advance/$15. day of show.
    Oct. 18-20
    “Driving Miss Daisy” @ Myers Dinner Theatre, Hillsboro 108 Water Street (765) 798-4902 ext.2 .
    Fri. Oct. 18 
    Dapper Dan Band @ Eagles Club, Crawfordsville 8 p.m. 920 E. South Blvd. (765) 362-5210 Non-Smoking Venue. Open to the public.
    Fri. Oct. 18 
    Jason and Gibson Wells @ Digby’s Pub and Patio, Lafayette 9:30 p.m. 133 N. 4th St. (765) 269-7179
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  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 6:28 PM
    A meeting of the Historic Preservation Commission has been called for Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the city building, 300 E. Pike St.
    Among other items, the commissioners will discuss rescheduling the next meeting that was originally set for Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving.
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