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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:09 PM
    Blue Star Hoosier Mothers, Indiana Chapter #3 of Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. will be holding their Spring Bean Supper on March 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 72, 101 Walter Remley Drive, in Crawfordsville.
    They will be serving all you care to eat beans and cornbread for $7, and hot dogs for those who don't want to eat beans. They also serve slaw with the meal and tea, coffee, or water to drink. They also have a free-will donation bake sale.
    Proceeds go toward filling and shipping packages to our troops, and to support Veterans.
    If you have or know of someone currently serving in the United States military, please bring their address with Blue Star Mothers can so we can send them a package at no cost to you or send their address to
    They also would love to welcome any new members to the organization.
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:09 PM
    The Stewards of Children, a sexual abuse prevention group, will be holding a free training class for those interested in learning about child sexual abuse awareness and prevention. Their focus at the meeting will be on the different types and signs of abuse, protection strategies, and communication. 
    The event, Darkness to Light, will be held at the Crawfordsville District Public Library in Classroom D on April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The class is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Registration is required and is restricted to 35 spots. 
    Those interested in attending can contact Karen Branch at (765) 362-0694 ext. 105 or via e-mail at
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:05 PM
    Twenty members of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners Group met on March 12 at the 4-H grounds Exhibit Hall. The motivated members are moving forward toward the next big event in the form of the Master Gardeners Lawn and Garden Show. The event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 at the Montgomery County 4-H grounds; from 8-4. Vendors representing our area as well as surrounding counties will be on hand to get you excited about all things Spring and beyond. There is no charge to attend. 
    Nucor will be handing out an assortment of “free” trees that day from the show arena. 
    Juniper Spoon will provide food for the event.
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 8:04 PM
    Several road projects are on tap in and around Montgomery County as the weather breaks and spring arrives. Here are some that are ongoing or coming up soon. 

    Bridge Replacement Project will close one lane of State Road 47 south of Waveland
    The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a bridge replacement project on the State Road 47 Bridge over the north Fork of Little Raccoon Creek will resume work restricting traffic to one 10’ lane, beginning on or after April 1. Motorists will be controlled at the bridge with a traffic signal. This bridge should be opened back to two lanes in early June of this year.
    ICC Group Inc. was awarded the $2 million contract. This project also included a bridge deck replacement on State Road 47 just north of Crawfordsville over Walnut Fork that was completed last year.
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville voters will get a chance to hear from the two candidates for the city’s Clerk-Treasurer position at the upcoming candidate forum. There’s just one contested race on the docket and it’s on the Republican side where Shari Harrington is challenging incumbent Terri Gadd for her spot as Clerk-Treasurer. 
    The forum is planned for April 11 at Fusion 54. The meet and greet will start at 6:30 and the audience will hear from candidates at 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 
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  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    The time has come again to register kindergarten and preschool students for classes in the Southmont School district. Parents are able to stop by during school hours to pick up a pre-registration packet. Additionally, each elementary school will host their annual Kindergarten Connect event for incoming students and their families. At the event, parents and students will be able to meet staff members and explore the school and classrooms. 
    Parents are requested to bring a copy of their child’s original birth certificate from the health department as well as a copy of current immunizations. A certified copy of court documentation for custodial rights must be provided to the school office if applicable. 
    The Kindergarten Connect events will take place at Ladoga Elementary today from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; New Market Elementary on today from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.; and Walnut elementary on Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
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  • Hess, Key Club visit Kiwanis
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dr. Greg Hess, President of Wabash College attended the Crawfordsville Kiwanis meeting on Thursday. Dr. Hess is the 16th President of the all male Wabash College and is in his 6th year in that position. Also attending the meeting on Thursday were members of the Crawfordsville Key Club. Members of the Crawfordsville Key Club, left to right: KJ Smith - Senior, Nick Wolcott - Junior, Marshall Horton - Freshman, and Rodrigo Rojas - Senior. Dr. Hess is pictured with Jim McCampbell. 
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  • Monday, March 18, 2019 9:05 PM
    Kindergarten Student of the Month:
    January: Joslynn Gray, Mercy Collins, Carson Parker, Karsyn Charles
    February: Alex Langevin, Rich Hens, Ryan Gilliland, Sully Roark
    March: Karter Maddock, Billy Bell-Grayson, Rich Hens, Kamryn Lynch
    Character Counts
    Fairness: Corynne Morris, Olivia Jones, Aiyanna Haslam, Phoebe Buckler
    Perfect Attendance: Kaitlyn Burkhart, Dallas Carrell, Joslynn Gray, Sully Roark, Karson Swazay, Aaleeah Carrell, Ryder Fruits, Johnthaen Allison, Adalyn Caswell, Ben Stockton, Rayleigh Thomas, Mila Barsotti, Addilynn Wood
    1st Grade Student of the Month:
    January: Taylor Sering, Harper Cornelius, Ryder Kessler
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  • WRCTE instructor receives culinary arts instructor award
    Monday, March 18, 2019 9:03 PM
    A local teacher recently received state-wide recognition in culinary arts. 
    Brian Greene, instructor for the Wabash River Career and Technical Education (WRCTE) district’s Culinary Arts program, was recently recognized as Indiana ProStart Culinary Arts Teacher of the Year. This award is part of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) ProStart Educator Excellence Awards. 
    These awards recognize outstanding educators who use the ProStart program in their classrooms. These educators are nominated by state restaurant associations. 
    Greene began teaching introductory food classes at Seeger in 2007. In 2012, he began a career and technical education (CTE) program for the culinary arts. While at Purdue, he took classes on food and cooking for licensing as a family and consumer science teacher. He is a self-taught chef.
    “Mainly, I watched a lot of cooking shows on PBS and jumped in fearlessly.” 
    He also had the opportunity to participate in a two-week externship at a restaurant in North Carolina. When he returned home, he gave presentations about the experience. 
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  • Log jam causes shutdown
    Monday, March 18, 2019 9:00 PM
    The Jim Davis Bridge in rural Montgomery County was closed Monday while crews cleared a log jam. To clear the jam, equipment was used to lift pieces from the clogged side and place them on the bridge. Those pieces were then cut down and returned to the Sugar Creek on the other side of the bridge, making a splash on the way down! 
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  • Monday, March 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    At the Indiana Statehouse, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 55 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their commitment to Indiana agriculture. Among those was the Goff-Clark family, honored with a Centennial Award for their farm, which was homesteaded in 1912. 
    To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, and consist of 20 acres or more, or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.
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  • One small step for man
    Monday, March 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    One Sunday night in July 1969, one billion people huddled around their radios and TV screens in awe as the United States walked on the moon for the first time. In that moment, the world was united in celebration of human ingenuity and inspired by the possibility that by working together, we can quite literally reach the stars.
    What better way to tie in this year’s Indiana FTC State Championship robotics competition than to give each and every contestant a chance to take “one small step for man” knowing that in their futures they may very well contribute to “one giant leap for mankind!” The championship was held Saturday at Crawfordsville High School.
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  • Neighborhood Notebook 3-18-19
    Monday, March 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Ron R. Keedy
    ** The 739 households in the Brown Township community call it, simply, the Library. Officially it is the Waveland Brown Township Public Library and has, over the last year, been undergoing upgrades to preserve the building and better serve the community. First was a new heating and air conditioning system that enables the library to heat/cool different zones. This lowers the HVAC bills considerably. A new look to the front of the building included new entrance steps with safety rail, new sidewalk and landscaping. In the near future, a new entrance door will be installed that mimics the original entrance doors to the library. This week, the library held an open house to invite the public to see the new shelving and adult reading area. The new shelving is sturdier, to protect and display the thousands of titles available, and brings a rich, warm wood tone look to the main hall. The new adult reading area features comfortable living room style chairs and a soon-to-be-added reading table. Librarian Rick Payne and the entire staff invite everyone to experience one of Montgomery County’s best libraries. The Library is located at 115 East Green Street in downtown Waveland. (765) 435-2700.
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  • Monday, March 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch joined Family and Social Services Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H., to dedicate and officially open the state-of-the-art NeuroDiagnostic Institute and Advanced Treatment Center, Indiana’s newest state psychiatric hospital, located on the east side of Indianapolis adjacent to Community Hospital East.
    The “NDI,” Indiana’s first new state psychiatric hospital in 53 years, will advance evaluation and treatment for patients with the most challenging and complex neuropsychiatric illnesses and move them more efficiently into the most appropriate treatment settings within the community or state mental health system.
    “This beautiful, new facility represents our state’s renewed and focused commitment to mental health,” said Dr. Walthall. “This state-of-the-art hospital will take advantage of the most recent advances in brain research and clinical care to optimize the quality of care and diagnoses for all Hoosiers with severe psychiatric illnesses.”
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  • Sunday, March 17, 2019 8:43 PM
    MCRTA Meeting March 11, 2019
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met March 11, 2019 at the Crawfordsville Public Library. Fifty five members and guests were in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President Stan Covey. Covey recognized the March birthdays and the invocation was given by Shelia Hodges. A delicious lunch was served by Allen’s County Kitchen.
    The Program was given by Mary Lou Dawald on Eva Kor’s story of forgiveness. Dawald and Dr. Linda Airey accompanied Eva on her annual trip to Auschwitz. As a childhood captive in Auschwitz, Eva saw her two sisters and parents taken away at the selection platform, never to be seen again. Eva and her twin, Miriam were saved, only to be victims of Dr. Joseph Mengele’s twin experiments. Although Eva’s childhood was tragic Eva has been able ultimately, to heal herself by forgiving her enemies. Miriam died at age 59 as a result of the experiments performed by Dr. Mengele. C.A.N.D.L.E.S. (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiment Survivors) Museum was founded by Eva in Terre Haute in 1995. In 2001 her museum was burned to the ground by arsonists who were never apprehended. Eighteen months later, the new museum opened on the same site. For more information about Eva’s amazing story go to
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