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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 2:44 AM
    The Montgomery County Plan Commission will meet May 29 at 6 p.m. in the Crawfordsville City Building, 300 E. Pike St. The lone item that the Commission will address is the zoning and planning ordinance, which was previously discussed at the April 24 meeting of the Commission. The May 29 meeting will be open to the public.
    The zoning and planning ordinance, which comes as part of the Montgomery County Comprehensive Plan, is being discussed again after county commissioners opted not to vote on the ordinance. Instead, the plan commission will delve into the subject and will undoubtedly hear more concerns and answer more questions from Montgomery County residents.
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  • Reader shares garden photo
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43 AM
    Reader Mike Fons shared this picture of an Iris from his backyard in Crawfordsville. He says the variety is called “Wench” and the photo was taken after Sunday’s rain showers. Fons also notes the hops vines in the background. Want to share you nature photos? Just place them in the body of an email and send them over to news@thepaper24-7.com with your name, town and any info you’d like to include! 

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  • St. John’s gives to MCCF
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:43 AM
    St. John's Episcopal Church recently made a very generous $1,000 gift to the Nourish Endowment Fund at the Montgomery County Community Foundation. This donation quickly turned into $3,000, as MCCF is currently offering a $2 match for every $1 given to the Nourish Fund during the Feeding our Future Campaign. Cindy Smith and Sheila Evans are pictured presenting the check to Kelly Taylor, MCCF Executive Director. For more information on giving to the Nourish Fund, please visit www.mccf-in.org/NourishMatch or call 362-1267.
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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 2:42 AM
    In a break from the standard Monday meeting because of Memorial Day, the Montgomery County Commissioners will meet on May 28 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Montgomery County Courthouse, Room 103. Board President Jim Fulwider will preside over the meeting as usual.
    The agenda for the meeting has yet to be formulated but, Fulwider said that a full agenda should be ready sometime Wednesday. The commissioners were previously slated to vote on whether to approve or refuse the zoning ordinance that had been discussed at the April 24 meeting of the plan commission. However, Fulwider opted to let the plan commission tackle zoning in another public meeting to address lingering concerns and unanswered questions. 
    For May 28, expect the county commissioners to go over their usual business.
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  • CLUB NEWS: People, progress and partnership
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:41 AM
    Heather Perdue, the Director of Philanthropy at the IU Health Foundation visited with the Crawfordsville Kiwanis this week.
    With the goal of “Making Indiana the Healthiest State in the Country” Mrs. Perdue is working with the foundation that supports sixteen hospitals in the Indianapolis suburban area. The Foundation began in January of 2018 by integrating other foundations from the hospitals that are now part of the IU Health network. IU Health is now the largest healthcare organization in the state with over 33,000 employees.
    As part of their philanthropy work Mrs. Perdue talks about the three “P’s”, People, Progress & Partnership:
    People – Attracting and Training the top clinical and leadership talent to their hospitals, providing patient assistance and team member support and delivering patient-centered, whole person care.
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  • Franciscan Health announces Spring 2019 recipient of Healing Hands Award
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:40 AM
    Robert Hagen, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with Lafayette Orthopedic Clinic of Unity Healthcare is the Spring 2019 recipient of the Franciscan Health Healing Hands Award.
    The Healing Hands Award is presented twice a year to physicians on the Franciscan Health medical staff. Physician nominees should exemplify Franciscan values (Respect for Life, Fidelity to our Mission, Compassionate Concern, Joyful Service and Christian Stewardship).
    Dr. Hagen's nomination commented: "Dr. Hagen is an outstanding surgeon and a pillar in our community. In addition to being a terrific physician, Dr. Hagen is also an active community volunteer through his involvement in a number of philanthropic activities. One recent example is Dr. Hagen serving as the chair for the 2017 United Way fundraising campaign in Tippecanoe County."
    Dr. Hagen received his medical degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida. He completed his residency from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. Dr. Hagen has provided care and services in the Lafayette community since 1987.
    Previous recipients include:
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  • Keith and Nancy Davis Garden on display
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:39 AM
    Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles featuring gardens that will be part of the Flower Lovers Garden Club’s 15th biennial Garden/Art Tour being held on Sunday, June 23 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are available at these locations: Country Hearts and Flowers, Milligan’s Flowers and Gifts, Davidson’s Greenhouse/Nursery, ProGreen Garden Center, Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau, Just Because…Flowers, Gifts and More, and the circulation desk at the Crawfordsville Public Library. The tickets are $10 each with children 12 and younger admitted for free. Proceeds benefit community beautification.

    As you stroll through the gardens surrounding the 1911 city home of Keith and Nancy Davis, you might be surprised and captivated by the array of plants, flowers, water features, and eclectic garden art. Although they have lived on the corner of Morgan and Main streets for 27 years, they spent the first several years raising their three kids rather than investing their time in flower beds. Nancy originally developed a love for flowers by spending time with her parents, grandparents and great grandparents in their gardens while Keith’s parents cultivated his love of nature and the outdoors. Nancy further developed her knowledge of gardening by completing the first Montgomery County Master Gardner Program. Over the last 15 years, the two have combined their passions into a shared hobby that has resulted in reinventing their landscape.
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  • North Montgomery HS recognizes Valedictorians
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:39 AM
    Students with exceptional grade point averages were recognized as Valedictorians at local North Montgomery High School this year. 
    Madison Altman, daughter of Bob and Laura Altman, is currently active in basketball, volleyball, track, band, Sunshine Society, National Honor Society, 4H, and Student Council. She plans on attending DePauw University with a major in biochemistry and global health.
    Jaxon Plant, son of Michael and Brandi Plant, is active in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Spirit Club, French Club, Lee’s Bees, tennis, and baseball. He plans on attending Purdue University with a major in accounting and finance.
    Parker Moseley, son of Jeff and Jennifer Mosely, is currently active in wrestling, National Honor Society, NORMONCO youth wrestling league, French Club, and Sunshine Society. He plans on attending Purdue University with a major in finance.
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  • North senior receives scholarship
    Monday, May 20, 2019 2:38 AM
    On behalf of thousands of local farmer members, the employees of Ceres Solutions Cooperative have the pleasure of announcing 12 Scholarship Award recipients. Most awards are being presented at school achievement programs, and presenting has been a great way for co-op staff to celebrate the students and families who will put the funds to good use in the coming school year. 
    Among the recipients were North Montgomery student Dawson Odle of Linden. Dawson is the son of Scott and Karin Odle and will study Agricultural Economics at Purdue University this fall.
    “We are pleased to support these future leaders of our industry through this scholarship program,” says Jeff Troike, CEO of Ceres Solutions. “It is important for us to consistently invest in local youth. As a Cooperative, it is one of our core commitments to give back to local communities in which we serve.”
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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 2:36 AM
    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met May 13, 2019 at the Crawfordsville Public Library. Forty-nine members and three guests were in attendance. The meeting was called to order by President Stan Covey at noon. Covey recognized the May birthdays and the invocation was given by Darlene Dusek. A delicious lunch was served by Allen’s County Kitchen.
    The program was given by Cherlyn Hunter. Cherlyn traveled to Cambodia on a mission trip and shared the experience with us. Hunter’s work there involved working with a pastor and his school. Her photos helped us understand the culture of extreme poverty that tourists don’t normally see when they visit the country.
    Secretary’s Report and treasurer’s report were approved as read.
    Membership---Marilyn Spear reported that dues were now being collected for the 2019-2020 year. 
    Legislative---Bill Combs gave a wrap up of the legislative session as it pertained to educators. Bills that passed included:
    • (HB 1001) The 13th check
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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 2:34 AM
    Sue Kirkpatrick’s message to Montgomery County civic leaders and business owners is simple finance: “Yesterday is a cancelled check. Tomorrow is a promissory note. Today is cash in hand. You have to enjoy today –– everyday, one day at a time.”
    Kirkpatrick, who fashioned a dynamic Mary Kay success story into a personal motivation to help women start and succeed in small business was the keynote speaker at the annual Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce celebration and awards dinner, Wednesday, at the Crawfordsville Country Club.
    The Avon, Indiana resident reminded the near-capacity audience that what we teach ourselves may be significant to our success.
    “What we are telling ourselves may be the single most important skill we have,” said Kirkpatrick. “It is impossible to develop a skill we say we are not good at.”
    Kirkpatrick and her husband were on-hand to help the Chamber celebrate their 101st year providing business development and networking services to Montgomery County. Included in the evening’s festivities was the recognition of the 2019 Montgomery County Businesses of the year.
    “We are celebrating the unity of our businesses in what is becoming a thriving business community,” said the Chamber’s Executive Director, Rick Hernandez.
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  • Monday, May 20, 2019 2:33 AM
    This June, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The camp will be held June 18-19, and is open to students ages 8 through 12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available. Registration is now open.
    ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage. During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building.
    Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, make architecture-based crafts, build local buildings from cardboard boxes, and learn about careers in historic preservation and discuss preservation successes in our community.
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  • Friday, May 17, 2019 2:19 AM
    Fri. May 17 
    Claire Tchoula (of Sheeza) @ Athens Arts Gallery, Crawfordsville 6-8 p.m. 113 N. Washington St. (765) 362-7455 Supporting Nina Cunningham’s Feature Artist Gallery Opening.
    Fri. May 17 
    Steve Fulton @ China Inn, Crawfordsville 6-9 p.m. 121 S. Green St. (765) 362-1252
    Fri. May 17 
    Outdoor Velour @ Digby’s Pub and Patio, Lafayette 7 p.m. 133 N. 4th St. (765) 269-7179 
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  • South FFA team wins state
    Friday, May 17, 2019 2:17 AM
    The Southmont FFA Floriculture judging team competed in the State Floriculture Judging Contest on April 27 and brought home a state championship. The team of Bernice Crosby, Holly Shaver, Levi Brush Erin Williams and Caleb Sixberry placed 1st in the contest for the 12th year in a row giving the school its 23rd state title in Floriculture judging. 
    There were eight teams and 39 individuals competing this year. The contest was held at the Central Nine Career Center located in Greenwood. Each member of the state champion team will receive a $500 scholarship given by the Southmont FFA Chapter.
    The Southmont team had five members in the top eight at the contest. Individually Bernice Crosby placed 2nd, Holly Shaver 3rd, Levi Brush 6th, Erin Williams 7th and Caleb Sixberry placed 8th. 
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  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:45 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 bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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    PRIZE FOR wittiest ad of the week has to go to Ken’s Liquors. They ran an ad with your favorite Montgomery County daily last week to promote their wine sales for Mother’s Day. The best part was their message: “Remember us when shopping for Mother’s Day . . . after all, YOU are probably the reason your mother deserves a nice bottle of wine!” Well said and well done!
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    JOHN FREY is the target of an attack ad campaign, and we want to know how you feel about it. That’s our Question of the Week on our web site. To weigh in, just go to www.thepaper24-7.com and scroll down our home page. And so far, a majority of you seem to feel pretty strongly that it’s an unfair attack.
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