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  • Courthouse Clocktower becoming a reality
    Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    There will be a new landmark in Crawfordsville very soon! The Montgomery County Courthouse Clocktower is slated to become a reality in May, of 2018 after 21 years of hard work and fundraising. Years of meetings and planning have resulted in this historical event. The final papers have been signed and the work can begin immediately for the building of the clocktower and the preparation to the courthouse itself to accept the new tower.
    The restoration of the clocktower to the Montgomery County Courthouse was the brainstorm of Dr. James Marion Kirtley. He asked Sandra and Luther Lofland to help him start to work on this project in the Spring of 1996. The three of them formed a committee through the Montgomery County Historical Society, as they were members. They set up the committee and selected volunteers from the community. There were hundreds of volunteers and each played a significant role.
    Fund raising began and the project was going along well, then Dr. Kirtley became ill with Leukemia. He had written his memoirs, "The Life and Times of James Marion Kirtley, M D" and used this as a fund raiser for the tower. He worked tirelessly for the next 4 years before he passed. The night before he passed away he made Sandra promise to see the project would become a reality. She promised she would, even if she had to sell pencils on the street corner in front of the courthouse and eventually, she did.
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  • Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Opening-Thirteen people attended the regular meeting of FISH November 16, 2017, in the library of the First United Methodist Church. President Phil Wray opened the meeting at 7:00 P.M. with prayer. He also presented guidelines for the group to consider at each meeting. The guidelines detail John Wesley’s means of grace: to respect, pray, listen, understand, share, focus, commit, give, acknowledge, and allow the fruit of the spirit.
    Committee Reports- Clothing-Betty Pollitt, chairman, reported that in September and October 103 clients (representing 333 family members) had been given 1936 items of clothing. The pantry is back in the original room, which now has more space. She said clients were happy with the move. 
    Linen-Barb VanArsdel reported that her numbers are increasing as the weather turns colder. Twenty-three families representing 73 individuals visited the closet in October and so far in November. There is a need for queen and fitted sheets and curtain/drapes. Items distributed were 32 sheet sets plus 4 queen flat sheets, 33 blankets, 11 comforters, 3 pillows, 1 mattress cover, 33 towel sets, 3 kitchen towels, 5 pairs of curtains, 2 shower curtains, 3 bath mats, 2 set of placemats, 1 tablecloth, 4 sofa pillows and 1 baby item.
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  • Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    High Honor Roll – 1st GRADE – Job Bradley, Emelia Fenton, Callaway Garlock, McKenzie Gleason, Layla Grimes, Benjamin Gurule, Grace Pendleton, Carson Vaught, 2ND GRADE – Layla Bauman, Andrei Cozaciuc, Lucian Cozaciuc, Quentin Hartman, Jack Hockett, Claire McCutchan, Kynzi Powell, Astrid Rabeyrin, 3RD GRADE – Landon Dagley, Trent Reeves, 4TH GRADE – Jaysa Crull, Carson Powell, Luc Rabeyrin, Griffin Troy, 5TH GRADE – Paul Hazlett, Emma Myers, Kylee Reeves, Jayden Thompson, 6TH GRADE – Nolan Boyer, Jessica Bradley, Ella Brewer, Carter Hubble, Chloe Jenkins, Hanna Long, Harmonee Margison
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  • Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    LSC Communications announced Russell Switzer, a Manufacturing Supervisor in the CDM Department celebrated 30 years of service on Nov. 23, 2017.
    Switzer began his LSC Communications career in 1987 as a Material Handler in Department CFP. He was promoted to Journeyman Operator in 1988 then Supervisor in 2002. Through the years, he has been a supervisor in the Bindery, Sheet-fed finishing and to his current position, Digital.
    Russ and his spouse, Tammy, have five children, Kelly, Justin, Ben, Misty and Sara. He is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Masonic Lodge #50, Shrine, Eagles and Special Olympics. Switzer said he likes to spend time canoeing, camping, 4-wheeling and volunteering.
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  • Stoney says it’s time to retire . . .
    Friday, November 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    After 42 years of service to our community, Stoney McGaughey is retiring. He and wife Helen are selling the staple “McGaughey Building” and moving to Las Vegas. 
    McGaughey’s father, Richard (Chud) V. McGaughey, bought the Security Abstract & Title Company Inc. in 1966. Stoney began working for his father in 1975 while attending Wabash College. In 1980, McGaughey bought the building from his father and has been there ever since.
    McGaughey graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1969. After High School, he attended Vincennes University and graduated in 1971 with an applied associate’s degree in Abstract. He then joined the United States Air Force where he served four years before coming home and attending Wabash University in 1975 and went to Law School and graduated in 1987. McGaughey credits his wife, Helen, for caring for the children while he worked and furthered his education. 
    The McGaughey’s have two sons, Chad and Todd. Both sons are married. One with a four month old baby girl, Alice (Ali), and one in the process of adopting. McGaughey, had a huge smile while he spoke of his granddaughter and the excitement of awaiting their next grandchild. 
    McGaughey said he and Helen bought a house in Las Vegas about ten years ago and are excited to finally make the move. They will be close to their son’s family and four month old granddaughter, Ali. 
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  • Thursday, November 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    Happy Thanksgiving, Montgomery County! We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, and we hope you will help others less fortunate have a wonderful holiday season. You can do that by taking part in a wonderful program called #GivingTuesday? Well, here's your chance to take part in it, right here in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County! Not only that, but take a selfie, post it on social media and your donation could go a looooottttt farther!
    Entering its sixth year, #GivingTuesday is a day of charitable giving celebrated across the globe and fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
    In this spirit, the Montgomery United Fund For You (MUFFY) will be partnering with the Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce to sponsor #MUFFYTuesday, a local version of #GivingTuesday, on Tuesday.
    Holiday-themed donation buckets will appear at participating Chamber businesses to collect donations to MUFFY starting on Party Night this Saturday and will continue throughout #MUFFYTuesday. Every penney of #MUFFYTuesday donations will go to help children, seniors and families right here in Montgomery County.
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  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    November 25th ignites our hometown holiday season as Crawfordsville Main Street and local merchants invite everyone to gather downtown for both Party Night and Small Business Saturday. Beginning at 10:00 that morning, stores, restaurants and galleries will welcome the community all day and into the evening, offering goodies, warm drinks and fun surprises. Start early, stay for lunch, explore and shop with friends. 
    Party Night begins at 6:00 pm with the traditional tree-lighting at the Courthouse. Your honorary tree-lighter for 2017 is former first-lady of Crawfordsville, Mrs. Judy Michal. Join the Community Chorus in festive caroling on the steps right after, then swing away to tunes from The Brassmasters, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
    Abbey Elaine Photography, 105 E. Main is hosting “The Santa Experience” two times that day. 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, then 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Visits with St. Nick are always free. Quality, professional photo packages may be ordered on site.
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  • Mr. Appliance Welcomes New Member
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    Mr. Appliance of West Central Indiana is pleased to present Daniel Eaglin of Knightsville (left) who will be training with Alex (middle) the art and craft of appliance service. Business Manager Justin Miller would like to encourage all readers of The Paper to call in the next two months when you get two techs for the price of one! 
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  •   Exclusive art auctioned for #MUFFYTUESDAY
    Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    As part of the Montgomery United Fund For You’s #GivingTuesday fundraising drive called #MUFFYTuesday, MUFFY will be auctioning three never-before-seen framed prints of downtown Crawfordsville through the innovative and artistic lens of windel w. asher.
    windel, also known as local artist, musician and business owner Kenn Clark, has been exhibiting his unique views of Crawfordsville street scenes as reflected in downtown windows since 2012. His series “Reflections…as seen by windel w. asher” features familiar locations reflected in windows along with glimpses of objects inside the windows, which give the viewer a multi-layered experience where the more you look, the more subtle elements you find.
    For this project, windel has captured three unique downtown vistas with a bit of a MUFFY twist.
    “We’ve had signs in our office windows promoting our 2017 ‘I am MUFFY’ fundraising campaign,” said Kara Edie, MUFFY Associate Director. “windel was able to capture some really amazing Crawfordsville landscapes reflected in our windows with just a hint of the ‘Hello, I am MUFFY’ nametag in the foreground. The photos capture bright and beautiful downtown Crawfordsville at a point in time that we won’t see again.”
    The photos illuminate downtown Crawfordsville businesses and buildings such as Historic Whitlock Place, the former Culver Union Hospital building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, now restored to its former glory. “windel’s never been able to get the old hospital in one of his Reflections pieces until now,” said Edie. “You can recognize the trademark gable roof nestled in the trees in the background.”
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  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    High Honor Roll 
    Hadyn Allen, Kaleigh Biggs, Maraya Blackford-Godbey, Faith Campbell, Clarissa Carlisle, Justin Clary, Joshua Cochran, Taylor Cook, Jenna Davis, Hanna Dearman, Jennifer Dearman, Megan Douglas, Molly Douma, Matthew Fritzen, Caden Groves, Taylor Johnson, Collin Knecht, Payton Kobel, Kasey Krutzsch, Andrew Long, Taylor MacNorton, Jetta Martin, Caroline McClaskey, Megan Merica, Lillia Mitchell, Bethany Moyer, Paige Pittman, Devan Plant, Alec Rossittis, Marilla Samuelsen, Ellie Sennett, Abigail Shillings, Braden Smith, Logan Summers, Jordan Turner, Makayla Walke, Makenzie Walke, Rebecca Weliever, and Josie Whittinghill. 
    Regular Honor Roll
    Bryce Adams, Matthew Carpenter, Sasha Gray, Kristoffer Greenlee, Rhiannon Harpel, Morgan Hayes, Richard Holt, Blake Jasheway, Michael Laws, Timothy Laycock, Kameryn Madison, Macy Mahrenholz, Noah McClerkin, Courtney McCoy, Jacob Merritt, McKenzie Neal, Cody Newkirk, Genesis Northcutt, Corbin Osborne, Nicklis Pitman, Callie Potter, Kaleb Potter, Evan Pyle, Charley Quigg, Kelsey Sabens, Samantha Shahan, Kaleigh Sharp, JoyceAnn Shirar, Gabriel Stacey, Caryannah Stephens, Abigail Taylor, Skylar VanScoyoc, Ashlynn Voorhees, Hannah Wathen, Kasey Wilson, Micah Wray, and Wesley Yager. 
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  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 6:17 PM

    The Montgomery County Historical Society is sponsoring an Elston Grove Tour on Saturday, Dec. 9. For those who would like to walk the tour, a guide will give tours at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

    Cost: $25 single - $40 per couple. A van with a guide will be provided for those who would prefer to ride. The tours will begin at the home of Steve and Glenda Frees, 313 E. Wabash Ave. where an Open House will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with beverages and hors d’oeuvres.

    The evening is a fundraiser with proceeds to be used to restore the wrought iron fence at Lane Place. Tours will feature the outside of the homes with a brief history of the persons who lived there and the architecture. 14 spots are available so reserve yours soon if you would like to learn more about the history of the County.

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  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    KINGMAN -- The Kingman Volunteer Fire Department has set Saturday, Dec. 2 for its annual Christmas auction.
    Doors at the firehouse in Kingman open a little earlier than the 5 p.m. starting time. According to event organizers, there will be a little of this and a ton of that. The best news? It's all at less than retail prices! There will also be new merchandise provided by R&R Discount.
    Come out and get your shopping done and have a lot of fun doing it, all the while supporting your local fire department!
    Food will be served by the fire department and the auctioneer work will be handed by Jerry (Pud) Patton and Mel Cruse Auctions of Tangier.
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  • Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    WEST LAFAYETTE – Although the Pie Run is a favorite in Montgomery County, some runners head north each year to take part in the Turkey Trot 5K. 
    If you are one of those runners, be aware that because of river flooding the course has been changed this year and will now take place on the Cattail Trail in West Lafayette.
    Runners should show up at the West Lafayette Walmart parking lot between 6:30 a.m. and 7:45 a.m. to register and pick up shirts. The cost is $35 for adults and $10 for youth. The race begins at 8 a.m.
    Lafayette Urban Ministries is the recipient of the proceeds.
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  • Austin Earns Top Honors at Indianapolis Awards Program
    Tuesday, November 21, 2017 4:00 AM
    If you are a fuel customer of Ceres Solutions Cooperative or a resident of Montgomery or Fountain County, there’s a good chance you recognize the name Gary Austin, who’s served the area for nearly 40 years. Austin was named the system’s Top Petroleum Sales Representative of the Year by regional refiner CountryMark Cooperative. The announcement was made at the Annual Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 18. Gary and his wife, Vicky, were in attendance at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Hundreds of Gary’s co-workers and peers celebrated his success after a video tribute congratulated Gary for his dedication to the fuel business and to his local customers. Gary had been secretly nominated for consideration by his manager, Patty Denman.
    “Gary takes the time to engage people and focus on their needs. He shows genuine interest in how they are doing. He is a steady, easy going and takes the initiative to find solutions to customer issues,” said his manager Denman. “His customers trust him. He gets a tremendous amount of work done every day, and is not concerned much about who gets the credit. This selfless attitude makes him a pleasure to work with. He is helpful, positive, and someone I turn to for advice.”
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  • Monday, November 20, 2017 4:00 AM
    The 11th Annual Holiday Tea & Fashion Show will be Friday, Dec. 1. The event is hosted at both at the Elston Homestead and Lane Place and is a major fundraiser for the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. Ticket-holders may visit the holiday event any time between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
    The impressive Elston Homestead, located on Pike Street, was the childhood home of Susan Elston Wallace and is now home to Wabash College President, Gregory Hess, and his wife, Lora. It will be elaborately decorated for the holiday season by designers from Milligan’s Flowers & Gifts.
    Event goers can also enjoy an interactive fashion show beginning at 3:30 featuring fashions from local boutique heathcliff. Fashion show models will be Anne Shaw Kingery, Kelly Cassady, Maria Monsalve, and Lyn Wray.
    Tea and coffee will be served in the historic Elston family silver. Savory treats with an assortment of sandwiches and sweets will be available. Special thanks go to Bon Appétit and tea committee members for the preparation and festive presentation of the food and drink.
    Door prizes will be awarded throughout the afternoon. All tea attendees will be entered and need not be present to win. Door prizes will be distributed between 4 to 6 p.m.
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