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  • Neighborhood Notebook 7-23-18
    Monday, July 23, 2018 4:00 AM
    Ron R. Keedy
    ** Sweet corn, scads of locally grown produce (freshly picked), homemade baked goods and preserves (much of it Amish) along with arts and crafts booths will be featured at the July 27 Waveland Farmer’s Market. Beginning at 6 p.m., in the Waveland Town Park, and lasting until everything gets sold, this month’s gathering of goodies comes at the peak of the growing season. 
    ** Waveland’s own Hopkins Brothers, Mike, Tony and Dan, will perform from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday on the Waveland Town Park stage during the Farmer’s Market and before Movies Under The Stars. The ever popular brothers will entertain with their own original compositions along with their unique style of country and gospel music. This is a FREE concert to benefit the Waveland Veterans Memorial so there will be donation jars around for FREE WILL donations. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Waveland Veterans Memorial project.
    ** Speaking of MOVIES UNDER THE STARS, this month’s movie is the blockbuster WONDER WOMAN starring the beautiful Gal Godot. The famed comic book character comes to life on the giant town park screen as WW battles the bad guys to save the earth. It’s, also, a beautiful story of family and loyalty and what it means for a young woman to take her place in the world. Female super-heroes are few so don’t miss this one! WONDER WOMAN is rated PG-13 and has a running time of 2 hours and 21 minutes. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and the SNACK BAR will be open!
    ** Here’s a last chance to see local author (and columnist for The Paper of Montgomery County) Karen Zach’s original play Down On The Farm and have dinner, too! Her play will unfold on stage at the Russellville Community Center on Saturday, July 28 at 7 p.m. as a dinner theatre performance. Tickets are $12 (at the door) for dinner and the play. Dinner service begins at 6 p.m. The Russellville Community Center is located at 308 N. Harrison St., Russellville. For further information contact
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  • April Smekens earns professional development certification
    Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:11 PM
    HHSB announced that April Smekens has completed her HHSB Certification.
    The certification program provides all HHSB team members the opportunity to expand their knowledge and understanding in their own specialty as well as other areas in banking that they may not have experience in. HHSB created this resource to provide our team members the education they need in order to develop professionally as well as provide better service on a day to day basis in regard to their field of expertise.
    “April has worked very hard obtaining HHSB Certification within the first year of hire all the while learning her new tasks as an Underwriter Assistant.” Stated VP of Commercial/Ag Underwriter, Tammy Harshbarger, “I couldn’t be more proud to work with such a devoted and efficient individual.”
    “This program encourages our team members to keep growing, and learning. By doing this, we are able to pass along the best possible solutions to our customers. In turn, we all benefit,” stated Hockersmith.
    The process will be ongoing as learning never ceases. 
    “Our internal certification allows our team to constantly stay current on banking trends that impact our customers most.” Stated HHSB Trainer, Rachel Zachary. 
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  • Terry hits five years at Crawford
    Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:11 PM
    Steven Terry will complete five years of service with Crawford Industries on July 29, 2018. Terry specializes in setting up and operating the folder/gluer machine. He was hired in 2013 to run that machine, but took an opportunity to become a Supervisor on an off-shift for several years. He recently returned to the day shift as the Folder/Gluer Operator. 
    Terry lives in Plainfield along with his wife Jessica and their three boys Brendon - age 9, Keagyn - age 7 and Corbin - age 5. In his spare time, Terry enjoys USAC Quarter Midget racing with his boys and dirt bike racing. 
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  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:08 PM
    The June 12,2018 Montgomery County Council Meeting was held at 9:00am at the Montgomery County Courthouse in the Council Room. In attendance were Council President Terry Hockersmith, Councilmen Gary Booth, Don Mills, Mark Smith, Mark Davidson, Greg Morrison and Richard Chastain. Auditor Jennifer Andel and Attorney Rob Reimondo were present, as well as Commissioner John Frey and Attorney Dan Taylor.

    I. CALL TO ORDER: Council President Hockersmith called the meeting to order. This was followed by the
    Pledge of Allegiance, then a Prayer given by Councilman Mills.

    II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A motion to approve the May 15,2018 minutes as made by Councilman Smith, seconded by Councilman Mills. Motion carried 7-0.

    A. April Johnson, Madison Township, spoke against allowing abatements for wind farm companies., specifically Apex. She also questioned inviting a company into our county who threatens litigation against Darlington for trying to protect their citizens.
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  • Sunday, July 22, 2018 9:07 PM
    I. CALL TO ORDER – Board President Jim Fulwider




    V. APPROVAL of MINUTES - July 9, 2018 Regular Meeting & Executive Session Memorandum

    A. Accounts Payable - $866,290.75 
    B. Payroll - $338,225.70 
    C. Establish New Fund for the Health Insurance Program

    VII. REPORTS from Department Heads & Elected Officials 
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  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 AM
    Pattee’s Learning Center in Crawfordsville just completed its Summer program in the arts. The students read books concerning pirates and mermaids and studies classes on sketching parrots, pirates, mermaids and palm trees. The students also studied painting using water colors and sand. Each student completed a 9x12 watercolor picture of a beach and ocean scene as a sourvenir. The students presented a program for their parents where they dressed in costumes and gave songs and stories about pirates and mermaids. Pattee’s Learning Center’s fall after school help program for elementary students in reading and math begins Aug. 27. There are also still some openings for the morning 4- and 5-year old kindergarten program. Contact Mrs. Harwood at 362-3625. Pictured front row left to right: Reva Douglas, Hunter Delp, Burke Ratcliff, Aaron Welch and Molly Chamness. Pictured back row left to right: Hope Delp, Mattie Welch (who was filling in for her brother black because of a baseball tournament) and Livi Silins.
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  •  Rabbi Michael Harvey speaks with Kiwanis
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 AM
    Rabbi Michael Harvey of Temple Israel in West Lafayette spoke with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club on Thursday. Rabbi Harvey came to Indiana after serving as a Rabbi in St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands. While serving there he represented the community by sitting on the boards of the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, The Family Resource Center and the United Way.
    Rabbi Harvey brings his role as a teacher to the community in West Lafayette and talked about the basics of Judaism along with some of the traditions and history of Judaism. Rabbi Harvey belongs to the Reform Movement of Judaism which is the most progressive denomination in Jewish culture. Reform Jews are committed to the principle of inclusion, not exclusion. 
    If you would like to hear more interesting speakers like Rabbi Harvey come out and visit with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club any Thursday at Noon at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 7-21-18
    Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 AM
    Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at, won’t you please?
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    HAVE YOU seen the new website for Fusion 54? It’s worth checking out and, as our buddy Honest Hoosier would say, here’s a tip of the seed corn cap to Stellar bossman (pun intended) Dale Petrie for all the hard and good work he’s done. Surf on over to and take a look at what could attract the next Steve Jobs right here to beautiful downtown Crawfordsville.
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    THANK YOU to the multiple people who called and e-mailed us Tuesday morning and afternoon to let us know that Walmart Optical was in the midst of eliminating 108 people from their workforce. Not only did that help shine the light of day on an important and sad event in our community, but by getting the word out it let other companies who are hiring know – and that helped some of those folks not skip a beat! 
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    SPEAKING OF those displaced workers, we suspect the group formerly known as MCED or IWA would have announced a plan of some sort by now to help those folks. Perhaps it would have been a job fair or something? This seemed the perfect opportunity for the new economic development group to step up but if they have, there’s been no announcement.
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    ANOTHER TIP of the cap should go to one of the workers from the Extension office over at the Fairgrounds, Bethany Young. We’ve worked with a lot of good folks over the years as they get us the results so we can get them published. But we have to say that this year has been one of the best experiences ever! Thanks so much and job well done, Bethany!
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    WE WANT TO say thanks to She Wren for sending us the photo below. It’s a group of friends who teamed up for a pretty neat photo opportunity recently! Pictured left to right, Teresa Teague with “Vinny”, Jane Armstrong with “Jelly Bean” and Joy Harlos with “Cherry Bomb.” These three got together with She for an impromptu photo shoot at Wabash College. She, Joy and Teresa work at Wabash and Jane is a neighbor of She. These gals are just nuts about their Bug babies! And no, the photo didn’t bug us at all!
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  • Saturday, July 21, 2018 4:00 AM
    The ladies Auxiliary of Byron Cox American Legion Post #72 is happy to announce 9 delegates were chosen to represent Montgomery County and attended the 77th annual session of Hoosier Girls State which was held June 24 – June 30, 2018 on the campus of Trine University in Angola, Indiana.
    These young ladies joined approximately 500 other young women for this government program, which began in 1937 and is guided by American Legion Auxiliary members and is an in-action learning program to educate our leaders of tomorrow in the duties, privileges, rights and responsibilities of citizenship. This session of government and practical politics is non-partisan and non-political.
    Citizens began their week-long adventure by registering to vote, where they received an assignment to a mythical political party which at registration time had no political organization or party beliefs/platforms-all established by the delegates within three days into the session. 
    Delegates also filed for an elected office on the city, county, or state level. She then conducted her political campaign complete with speeches and campaign materials. Once elected to office delegates were sworn in and performed the duties as described for that position. Non-elected delegates were given appointments as well as encouraged to visit the offices of those elected to communicate their needs as citizens. 
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  • One hurt in Waveland motorcycle crash
    Friday, July 20, 2018 8:57 PM
    WAVELAND - First responders were dispatched to a motorcycle accident on County Road 750 West at the north edge of Waveland at 1:45 p.m. on Friday. Waveland Volunteer Fire Department along with the Waveland Town Marshal, Montgomery County Sheriff deputies and the Crawfordsville Fire Department responded. 
    A lone cyclist coming from the north missed the double curve coming into Waveland, clipped a mailbox belonging to Waveland resident Julie Woods and ended up in a long culvert in front of a local trailer park. The motorcycle appeared to be a total loss. 
    Responders did not identify the cyclist although they did say his cycle was equipped with a GPS device. It was not reported whether the GPS was working. Two warning signs showing the upcoming curves and a 30 MPH speed sign were all in place. A Crawfordsville Fire Department ambulance took the cyclist, who had multiple injuries, to the hospital. Responders said the cyclist may have been a part of the Camp ‘N Drag festival being held at Lake Waveland this weekend. 
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  • Auction caps 4-H Fair
    Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    The annual 4-H Auction brought an end to the Montgomery County Fair on Thursday night. The event gives the 4-H members real world experience in hard work paying off. The event was a fitting end to a week that displayed the hard work of the 4-H Members. Full results from the auction and every event at the Montgomery County 4-H Fair will be available from The Paper of Montgomery County in the coming weeks. 
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  • Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    Montgomery County families and neighborhoods are coming together to join a nationwide effort.
    Families throughout Montgomery County are invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 35th Annual National Night Out on Aug. 1.
    National Night Out is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness. strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are strong and are fighting back against localized crime. 
    This is the county’s seventh year participating in the event which will be held at Milligan Park from 6-9 p.m. 
    “The event is part of a national event that was started in big cities focusing on neighborhoods as a way to try to bring neighborhood people together to fight crime and to try to get neighborhood watch groups to fight crime and drugs in the neighborhood,” Jane Christophersen, CASA program director, said.
    The Crawfordsville Police, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and the fire department partner along with local businesses to put on an evening for families to get out and enjoy having fun together.
    “It’s a free event for families to be able to come out and enjoy activities and not have to worry about the costs at all,” Christophersen said. “Also, it is a chance to strengthen relationships with the police department, and it shows that a lot of people have an anti-drug message.”
    There will be bounce houses, obstacle courses, a kid combat challenge, horses to pet, music caricaturists, free hotdogs, and more.
    Crawfordsville Police Chief, Mike Norman, said the event helps make a line of communication with the community.
    “To keep those lines open is important on different levels,” he said. “It allows everybody the opportunity to make those connections with all those departments and a lot of people in the community.”
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  • Time running out to get tickets for charitable event
    Friday, July 20, 2018 4:00 AM
    Dining with the Chefs is an annual event benefiting the Montgomery County Free Clinic. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, at 6 p.m. in Knowling Field House on the Wabash College Campus. Funds raised support the Clinic, which helps meet the health-care needs of Montgomery County’s most needy residents. 
    Chefs Jason Anderson, Tim Murray, Rick Warner, Lali Hess and Jared Sloven will work their magic live under the DWTC cameras and reveal some of their most delicious tricks, while diners enjoy a multi-course meal paired with wines and convivial conversation. Will you encounter a new favorite dish? Will you be surprised by a mystery chef? Will food magically disappear from your plate? Attend and find out!
    We asked each chef participating in the event to provide a favorite recipe. Our fourth recipe comes from Chef Lali Hess, owner and head chef at the Juniper Spoon catering company. Here is Lali’s recipe for “Potatoes Tzapanos”:
    Here is our recipe for Potatoes Tzapanos, a summer dish we've been serving a lot of this year. It’s simple but delicious, and perfect as a side for barbeques and picnics.
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  • Reader gets unique visitor
    Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:12 PM
    More of our readers are sharing their wonderful pictures of nature with us! Waveland correspondent Ron Keedy started the trend last week when he snapped a photo of some deer in his garden in Waveland. One of our great readers, She Wren joined in with a picture of some beautiful blooms from the campus of Wabash. This photo comes from Shannon Harmon, who titled the email “Beauty in the city.” Shannon said that this majestic owl paid her a visit Friday night on Valley Drive. Thanks for submitting! You can still answer the call, too. If you snap a picture of nature or wildlife, just email it over to and we will consider it for publication! We’d love to see those big fish you land this weekend too! We’ll even keep the secret fishing hole a secret, if you’d like!
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  • Thursday, July 19, 2018 8:10 PM
    Fri. July 20 
    Gallery Walk @ Downtown, Lafayette 6-10 p.m. Art, music and food.
    July 20-Aug. 4 
    “The Unsinkable Molly Brown” @ Myers Dinner Theatre, Hillsboro 108 Water Street (765) 798-4902 ext.2 Opening weekend special – buy one, get one half off. Check site for details.
    Fri. July 20 
    Left Lane Cruiser @ The Knickerbocker Saloon, Lafayette 9 p.m. 113 N. 5th St. (765) 423-2234
    Fri. July 20 
    Malissa Sandullo @ 6th Street Dive, Lafayette 10 p.m. 827 N. 6th St. (765) 771-7105
    Fri. July 20 
    The Doumas @ Lunch On The Plaza, Crawfordsville 11:30am-1 p.m. Marie Canine Plaza, Corner of Main and Green Streets $6. Lunch by Barefoot Burger.
    Sat. July 21 
    Twin Fiddlers @ Delphi Opera House, Delphi 7 p.m. 103 S. Washington St. (765) 564-4300
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