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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Most government offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This includes city and county offices and the BMV. Trash that is normally picked up by the city on Monday will be picked up along with Tuesday’s normal route. CEL&P is closed Monday as well. 
    Most retail stores will observe normal hours, but banks vary. If you are unsure, call ahead before leaving. 
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  • Nucor gives more than $63k
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Nucor team came through in a big way for the 2018 Montgomery United Fund Campaign by contributing $63,894. “We are so thankful for the Nucor team and their outstanding efforts for the campaign”, reports Fund Executive Director Terry Armstrong. “This is the largest corporate donation we have received this year. Not all the money has been collected, but it appears that we will surpass last year’s totals. A great example of people in Montgomery County helping people in Montgomery County!” Pictured: Jay Henderson, Vice-President and General Manager of Nucor Steel in Indiana, and Terry Armstrong.
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  • Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    2018-19 Grading Period: 3rd & 1st semester
    Kindergarten Student of the Month:
    December: Remy Ferguson, Olivia Jones, August Ashment, Addilynn Wood
    Character Counts
    Responsibility: Adalyn Hood, Lainey Sheldon, Kinley Murphy, Mila Barsotti 
    Perfect Attendance: Kaitlyn Burkhart, Remy Ferguson, Thomas Fishero, Joslynn Gray, Karter Maddock, Sully Roark, Karson Swazay, Wyatt Wilkinson, Siena Wolford, Mercy Collins, Kellan Dittmer, Olivia Jones, Jolene Kappel, Colby Kessler, Logan Rosenbaum, Lainey Sheldon, Angel Waddell, Johnthaen Allison, August Ashment, Jett Cummins, Raylan Hester, Presley Lesko, Kinley Murphy, Ben Stockton, Mila Barsotti, Hunter Bonebrake, Phoebe Buckler, Ella Callis, Karsyn Charles, Avalynn Gentry, Ryan Gilliland, Elouise McGaughey, Harrison Simmons, Addilynn Wood
    Semester Perfect Attendance: Sully Roark, Jolene Kappel, Colby Kessler, Kinley Murphy, Mila Barsotti, Avalynn Gentry
    1st Grade Student of the Month:
    December: Blaine Bair, Judah Smith, Carter Harshbarger 
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  • CLUB NEWS: Swimming at Kiwanis
    Saturday, January 19, 2019 4:00 AM
    Wabash College’s Head Swim and Diving Coach Will Bernhardt spoke at the Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club meeting on 1-17-19. Bernhardt became the head Coach at Wabash in October of 2018 after the swim season had already started as a result of the prior coach leaving for another position.
    Bernhardt said that the team has had good results this year, but they are looking forward to the Conference Championship on February 15th at Dennison College. Last week the team participated in a meet at Illinois Wesleyan College where the team won every event in which they participated.
    Bernhardt’s attitude is to “Coach the person first”, Develop the relationship and the results will follow. He instills in the team a belief that they should put hard work and commitment first in everything they do. The success of the team in both their sport and their academics shows that this belief is a part of their goals.
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 10:00 PM
    Winter Storm Harper is expected to pass through Indiana today, dropping between 5 and 8 inches of snow throughout Montgomery County. Those numbers are according to predictions from our news gathering partner, WTHR. 
    What comes with and after the snow may be more dangerous, however. Wind gusts of at least 30-40 mph are excepted during the latter half of the storm Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning followed by a steep drop in temperature. WTHR says Sunday and Monday will be dangerously cold, with temperatures by Monday morning dropping below zero and wind chills nearing -30 Sunday into early Monday.
    There are ways to stay safe and plan for a winter storm:
    Make plans to move family members – especially those with special needs – to safe, alternative locations in the event of an extended power outage.
    Gather warm blankets, sleeping bags and clothing layers to help keep household members warm.
    Insulate rooms with blankets or other barrier materials over windows and doors.
    Know how to determine if it is safe to travel and know where to go should the power go out. Identify a friend or family member’s house, or a nearby shelter.
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  • Chargers give generously
    Friday, January 18, 2019 7:05 PM
    Students in Autumn Hinders North Montgomery High School art class donated $298.47 to the Montgomery United Fund. The class raised the money by knitting hats and selling them as a class project. Mrs. Hinders stated, “The students were excited to contribute to the Fund and made the selection themselves”. “Once again, North Montgomery comes through,” said Fund Director Terry Armstrong, “the teachers and staff of the North Montgomery schools donated nearly $16,000 to this year’s campaign. Another great example to the students of Montgomery County people helping people in Montgomery County”. 
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 7:02 PM
    Indiana State Police said in a release that the preliminary investigative report of the officer involved shooting of Glenn Rightsell by Tpr. Daniel Organ that occurred on Dec. 28, 2018 has been submitted to the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. 
    Police say the report is pending finalization from any follow-up investigative requests from the Prosecutor’s Office, and the inclusion of the autopsy report which is anticipated to be received within the next several weeks. 
    Rightsell was shot by Organ on Dec. 28 and died at the hospital that night. Police have said that Rightsell was working on a vehicle on US 231 near County Road 550 North when the officer approached him. They say Rightsell grabbed a gun on his waist and the trooper shot and struck him at least once. ISP said the car did not have a dashboard camera and that their officers are not equipped with body cameras.
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 5:45 PM
    The Indiana Department of Transportation Crawfordsville District will have a full call-out of 145 yellow salt trucks deployed tonight at midnight to begin plowing and treating our roadways. INDOT reminds motorists to be cautious while traveling during this upcoming winter weather.
    The National Weather Service has predicted 2 to 6 inches of snow and possible ice for west central Indiana from late Friday night through early morning Sunday and has a majority of central Indiana under a Winter Storm Watch. The northern portion of our district is currently under a Winter Storm Warning.
    INDOT will continue with full crews reporting in at noon on Saturday and continue with 12-hour shifts to plow and treat the interstates, U.S. highways and state routes. Each route takes 2-3 hours to complete with salt assisting in melting between passes.
    Low temps and strong winds to follow storm
    INDOT plow crews will work to make state highways as clear and dry as quickly as possible. Following the storm, temperatures are predicted to fall along with strong sustained winds. With the predicted freezing temperatures, salt and other melting agents will have to work harder to melt ice and snow from the roadway. As a result, motorists should expect road conditions to be worst during the storm and any blowing or drifting that follows.
    It’s always safest BEHIND the plow
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    Friday, January 18, 2019 3:06 PM
    Many speculations and rumors have been floating around in the city of Crawfordsville about Starbucks. The question on everyone's mind, "Why did construction stop all of sudden?"
    The answer is simple, really.
    According to THARP Investment, weather has played a major role in completion of the building, however; everything is still going as planned! Just, not as fast as some would have liked. With that being said, we asked when will they FINALLY open?
    They are speculating around Spring Time when everything will be done. They did add that it could be done much sooner, depending on the weather and if all the supplies can be delivered in a timely manner. STAY TUNED MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Fri. Jan 18 
    Desperate Measures @ Eagles Club, Lafayette 7 p.m. 3208 S 18th St. (765) 474-1611 Non Smoking Venue. Family Night, All ages welcome!
    Fri.-Sun. Jan. 18-20
    “Into the Woods” @ Civic Theater, Lafayette 7:30 p.m. (three weekends) 313 N. 5th St. (765) 423-7529 Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m. adults $19. Senior $16. youth $11.
    Fri. Jan. 18 
    Stefon Harris + Blackout @ Loeb Playhouse, W. Lafayette 8 p.m. Purdue University-Stewart Center, 128 Memorial Mall 
    Fri. Jan. 18
    Sweet Poison Victim @ The Knickerbocker Saloon, Lafayette 9 p.m. 113 N. 5th St. (765) 423-2234 People’s Live.
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Space heaters may save a few dollars during the heating season, but they can be dangerous when used improperly. With the coldest air of the year moving in to Indiana this weekend, Indiana State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson urges Hoosiers to exercise caution when using alternative heating sources.
    “I’ve seen too many instances of improper use of a space heater leading to a tragedy,” Greeson said. “One preventable death is one too many. It is up to all Hoosiers to spread awareness about the potential dangers of space heaters.”
    A complex winter storm will move across Indiana this weekend with an expected wintery mix of snow, ice and rain. Extreme cold temperatures also will accompany this storm into the latter half of the weekend, increasing the chances that Hoosiers will turn to space heaters to keep warm.
    Nearly half, 48 percent, of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Heating equipment fires accounted for 15 percent of all reported home fires from 2012 to 2016, the second leading cause behind cooking. Greeson advises Hoosiers to follow all safety labels and take extra precautions when space heaters are in use.
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  • TEDx is back at Wabash Feb. 2
    Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Wabash College will bring to campus eight thought-provoking speakers when it hosts its third TEDxWabashCollege event on Saturday, Feb. 2, in Ball Theater of the Fine Arts Center.
    TEDxWabashCollege brings together speakers from across the country to share their innovative ideas and stories with Wabash students, faculty, and staff, as well as the greater Crawfordsville and Indianapolis communities.
    “We are excited to bring so many people together to listen and learn on a day full of amazing ideas, great food, and thought-provoking conversation,” said organizer Sam Stewart.
    The event begins promptly at 3 p.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. In addition to the eight, 15-minute (or less) talks, attendees will receive heavy hors d’oeuvres, beverages, t-shirts, and entertainment during intermissions.
    Only 350 tickets are available at $20. The event is open to the public and tickets can be reserved through the TEDxWabashCollege website:
    Speakers range from a world-renowned photographer to a Harvard University professor, along with several entrepreneurs and Wabash student William Yank, who withdrew last fall to wage his battle against cancer.
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  • AG’s office funds inmate treatment
    Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill joined local law enforcement professionals, Thursday, announcing a $43,000 grant earmarked to help Montgomery County implement a pioneering drug treatment program for local jail inmates. The grant from the Indiana Drug Enforcement Association will provide seed money to establish a Jail Chemical Addiction Program (JCAP) in the Crawfordsville facility.
    “Offenders in our jails and prisons need meaningful opportunities to turn their lives around and break the cycles that lead them repeatedly into criminal behavior,” Attorney General Hill said. “JCAP programs are excellent examples of such opportunities.”
    JCAP programs are currently implemented or to be implemented in six Indiana counties — Bartholomew, Boon, Kosciusko, Shelby, Montgomery, and Dearborn — with the latter being the most established program in the state, and producing the most significant results.
    “Before JCAP, Dearborn County’s rearrest rate was 43%. The recidivism rate after JCAP is 18%,” reported Hill. “It costs the county $14 per inmate to run the program. If these individuals were to seek private, personal counseling it would cost them tens of thousands of dollars.”
    The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office will administer the program in partnership with Valley Oaks Health, which is providing a therapist, explained Montgomery County Sheriff Ryan Needham.
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  • Friday, January 18, 2019 4:00 AM
    2018 donations to date = $10,941
    Donations received from the following $25 Judy Nabors in memory of Tamara Sue Emery Clauson; $30 Charles Robinson in memory of Richard Fields, Stanley Jones, and Roger Clark; $40 Linda Law in memory of Ruth & Francis Quigg; $25 Vern & Barbara Easterling in honor of the Staff at Lane House; $25 Greg and Sarah Woodsall in memory of James K Fields. 
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  • Thursday, January 17, 2019 8:20 PM
    Eighteen members of the Montgomery County Master Gardeners attended the first meeting of the New Year on Monday, January 14th. They met at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall, with the meeting called to order at 6:30 by President Susan Smith.
    Guest speaker Helen Hudson gave a presentation on revitalizing the Amtrak Train station garden located on N. Green Street in Crawfordsville. The information given was an invitation to the club to consider this for a project. There were newspaper articles, awards, posters and pictures showing what has already been accomplished in the area since it’s inception in 2005. No decisions were made to accept the invite but members were encouraged to visit the garden and come back with “possibilities”.
    Paula Furr reported that the Master Gardeners Annual Lawn and Garden Show is in the final planning stages and several vendors have made reservations for the event which will be held at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 13th. The event will be catered by Juniper Spoon.
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