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  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Great Indiana State Fair is in full swing now at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center. The multi-week fair has many more days of operation left and plenty of opportunities to shop local at the Indiana Grown Marketplace in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building.
    “The Indiana Grown Marketplace is one of my favorite stops at the Indiana State Fair,” said Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch. “Not only can I find Hoosier made products, but I can also try new products and occasionally meet the makers themselves who are roaming the store. 
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  • NFPA announces launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    The NFPA Fire & Life Safety Policy Institute announced the launch of the Ecosystem Assessment Tool that will help users identify gaps in a community’s capacity to support safety and draw on the results to advocate for specific changes that will better protect citizens and property. It is designed for professionals and practitioners responsible for building, electrical, and life safety including fire officials, building code enforcers, emergency managers, and policymakers, and is available in English, Spanish, and Arabic languages.
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  • Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Midwest Railroad Fair, presented by the Linden Depot Museum Saturday Aug. 14, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is our first annual Midwest Railroad Fair, celebrating railroads past, present, and future. The museum is busy preparing for this event and the complex has never looked better.
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  • Keaton Roche completes local library program
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Keaton Roche, age 5, completed the Crawfordsville District Public Library program "1000 Books Before Kindergarten". He is the son of Josh and Kelli Roche. Keaton's favorite book is Family Huddle by Peyton Manning. Mom said, "The reading program is great because Keaton loves to go to the library and read, and he especially loves the Lego Courthouse. Our biggest challenge coming to the library is keeping him quiet!"
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  • Indiana Region of American Red Cross sends, prepares volunteers to respond to western wildfires
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are currently 97 large wildfires across 13 western states (Montana, Idaho, Oregon, California, Washington, Alaska, Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota). The American Red Cross is providing wildfire relief through shelters and evacuation centers, meals and snacks, and more. 
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  • BBB Warning: "Brushing” scam indicates a serious problem for victims
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Free boxloads of merchandise from Amazon or other companies, right on your doorstep! What could possibly be bad about getting the Santa treatment all year long? Plenty! Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers that there is a scary downside to this recent scam. You are not the one who hit the jackpot. A scam company is the real winner. 
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  • Educational Foundation welcomes new teachers
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Educational Foundation board of directors recently assembled 65 new teacher care packages. Brad Monts and Pat McDowell delivered the packages to each of the three county school corporations to be distributed to newly hired teachers in grades pre-K through 12. 
    New teacher bags are filled with school supplies and community information to welcome new teachers to our community. 
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  • 2 Deputies honored as heroes
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Two Montgomery County Sheriff Deputies were heroes long before now. But as of Aug. 3, 2021, they will officially be forever known that way.
    The Indiana Sheriff’s Association honored Deputy Shelby Curtis and Jail Deputy Monica Downing Tuesday for stepping up and saving lives in the line of duty. Downing was awarded with the Correctional Officer of the Year honor and Curtis received the Life Saving Award.
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  • Local United Way has all-star campaign team
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    And then there was a team.
    United Way in Montgomery County Area Director Gina Haile shared the news recently that Nancy Sennett would be the 2021 Campaign Chair. Now, Sennett has a Vice Chair, and Haile has an all-star leadership team.
    Dr. Kathleen Steele, former Superintendent of the Crawfordsville Community Schools, joins the team as Vice Chair. 
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  • Hoosiers are now invited to attend redistricting meetings
    Thursday, August 5, 2021 4:00 AM
    Hoosiers across the state are invited to attend one or more of a series of public meetings on Aug. 6, 7 and 11 to provide feedback on Indiana's redistricting process.
    The Indiana General Assembly is required to redraw Indiana's districts for the U.S. House of Representatives, the Indiana House of Representatives and Indiana Senate following the nationwide census every 10 years.
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  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    Tipmont Wintek has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Lafayette to support the technology needs of Student Learning Recovery, an innovative after-school educational program that will begin in August.
    “About 80 percent of the youth we serve are two grade levels behind in math and reading,” says Barry Richard, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Lafayette. “Student Learning Recovery will pinpoint where these kids need assistance and give them the progress they need. 
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  • Wednesday, August 4, 2021 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 bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please?
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  • Southmont kicking off 50 years of history
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    In 1971, the first Southmont High School varsity football team made history on the gridiron by going 10-0 on the season. Since then thousands of graduates have passed through the growing campus, but that same Mountie pride remains timeless and strong.
    To celebrate South’s alumni, history and future, Southmont Schools will kick off its 50th anniversary year with a Homecoming event on Friday, Sept. 17 outside of Mountie Stadium from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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  • MCU heads to State Fair
    Wednesday, August 4, 2021 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County United Band & Guard is preparing diligently for its fourth trip to Indiana State Fair Band Day Friday. Previously, the band finished in the “Sweet 16” all three times, finishing 14th in 2017, 15th in 2018 and 16th in 2019 respectively.
    The 36-member group consists of students from all three county schools and is celebrating its fifth year of existence.
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  • Lt. Gov. Crouch, IHCDA launch crowdfunding campaign for “Community Rocks Vegetable Garden"
    Tuesday, August 3, 2021 4:00 AM
    Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has announced a partnership with reTHink to form a community garden to serve the Terre Haute community. The $5,000 goal is to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative
    ReTHink, Inc. is a non-profit that works to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills through zero-waste shopping, community gardens, and plastic up-cycling.
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