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  • Monday, November 19, 2018 4:00 AM
    Ron R. Keedy
    ** The Waveland Town Christmas Celebration will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. This will be a “progressive” type celebration whereby maps will be given to attendees and they can make different stops around town such as Santa and storytelling at the library, “make a Christmas card” at the Country Dollar Store, games at the fire station and Christmas activities at the WCIA Church. A complete list of stops and activities will be included on the map. Santa Claus will be roaming the streets of Waveland from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m., ending up at the Library to greet everyone and provide a photo op for kids and families. 
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  • Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:24 PM
    The Better Business Bureau is reminding consumers that the online “Secret Sister” gift exchange and similar invitations are illegal and should be ignored. The campaign, which was first big in 2015, has again been circulating on social media sites, in particular Facebook. 
    The post claims that participants will receive up to 36 gifts in exchange for sending one gift valued at $10. Users are encouraged to invite others to participate in the holiday gift exchange, where they will receive information on where to mail gifts. 
    But there is one big problem with gift chains like “Secret Sister” – they are pyramid schemes. The U.S. Postal Inspection Services says that gift exchanges are illegal gambling and that participants could be subject to penalties for mail fraud. Pyramid schemes are illegal, either by mail or on social media, if money or other items of value are requested with assurance of a sizable return for those who participate. 
    Here is how this scheme works: If a consumer purchases one gift for a stranger, she will receive as many as 36 gifts in return. This type of gift exchange may seem reasonable enough in theory: six friends invite six more friends, who all send gifts to the participant in spot 1 before that person’s named is removed. This process repeats itself with the participant in the 2 spot, and so on. Of course, starting this gift exchange comes with a catch – you need to disclose your personal information, such as your home address.
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  • Waynetown prepares to help out for the holidays
    Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:23 PM
    It was a party - a gift wrapping party for "Operation Christmas." A program that the Waynetown Baptist Church has participated in for several years. This year it was MORE ** The Youth from five churches in the Waynetown area, participated in this years' wrapping party. It was organized by Grace and Angie Runyon, as a project of the Waynetown Community Youth Group. They wrapped 121 Shoeboxes to be sent to a third World Country, along with Christmas letters. notes and prayers to the recipients. The Youth Group is hoping for positive responses to their efforts, in the form of letters and friendships. Pictured are some of the youth who participated. There were also several adults who helped out. 
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  • Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:00 AM
    Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Church at 4636 Fall Creek Road is launching a new ministry to provide food to those in need.
    The Saint John the Barefoot Food Pantry is a self-service 24/7 site for dropping off or picking up non-perishable food items. The pantry is located in the entry way to the church and can be accessed any time, day or night. 
    The pantry is named for Saint John Maximovich, the patron saint of Holy Transfiguration. This holy man was called Saint John the Barefoot by the people of France. He would walk the streets of Paris and give his shoes to the first barefoot beggar he encountered. The people of the church would get him new shoes but he would immediately give them away again.
    The motto of the pantry is, “Get a blessing, give a blessing!” For more information about the pantry call (765) 307-0515.
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  • New Richmond raises more than $5k
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:00 AM
    The New Richmond Christian Church held a pulled pork fundraiser to raise funds for the new playground at the New Richmond Park. The church matched funds for all money donated! The total with the match was $5,425.88!! Accepting the check for the Town of New Richmond are Luke and Kelly Martin (front with check). Pictured with them are, left to right: Chris Lewellyn (Elder), Tyler Hoagland (Deacon), Jim Wininger (Deacon), Candy Lewellyn (Benevolence Committee Chair), Troy Milligan (Deacon), Mark Hoagland (Deacon), Christine Hoagland (NRCC Treasurer).
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  • Thanksgiving comes early
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:00 AM
    Darlington Public Library hosted a Thanksgiving craft day for several area kids on Thursday. Children in grades K-5 made a Thanksgiving centerpiece, enjoyed a harvest snack, and watched "Bernstein Bears Meet BigPaw." There will be more information about a Christmas craft day on the library's Facebook page.
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  • Montgomery United Fund Partner Agency Highlight: Half Way Home
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:00 AM
    The mission of the Montgomery United Fund is to serve the citizens of Montgomery County through funding a collaborative social services system that promotes human dignity, self-sufficiency, and individual character. They work toward creating positive change in our community by supporting our partner agencies. Please consider showing YOU CARE by supporting the 2018 campaign with a gift. During this year’s campaign, The Paper will highlight the agencies that the Montgomery United Fund supports. Today, would like to focus on Half Way Home. Be involved. Show that YOU CARE. Support this year’s campaign. Contact the Montgomery United Fund office at 362-5484 or mail your gift to PO Box 247, Crawfordsville. 

    Half Way Home
    Half Way Home currently provides a 180-day residential sober living program for up to 16 women at a time. Our goals are:
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  • Bits'n'Pieces 11-17-18
    Saturday, November 17, 2018 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, won’t you please?
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    ONLY 5 DAYS to Thanksgiving, which seems a good time to connect football and turkeys. Know what it’s called when a turkey fumbles? A fowl play! 
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    AND ONLY 5 days to the 18th annual Sugar Creek Trail Thanksgiving Pie Run! Early registration ended, but there’s still plenty of time to sign up for the 5K run or the two-mile walk / run. There’s even a free kids’ run! Register at You get a long sleeve T-shirt and a chance to win a pie as you cross the finish line! And the good folks at Crawfordsville Park and Recreation tell us that they are also looking for volunteers! You can call Park & Rec at 364-5175 for more info.
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    HERE’S A TIP of the proverbial seed corn cap to the good folks at CEL&P, Tipmont and Parke County REMC and Duke. After ice coated pretty much everything in Montgomery County we did not experience any power outages. The same could not be said for many other communities around Indiana – so thanks to all the men and women who do and did such a great job here!
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  • Friday, November 16, 2018 11:21 PM
    GRADE 8
    Teegan Bacon, Noah Barnhart , Cassandra Bone, Dylan Braun, Rylan Dowell, Benjamin Eldridge, Halle Elliott, , Maely Gaskin, Rylie Gayler, Nevaeh Griggs, Brecken Hardy, Blake Holt, Caidence Hutson , Jacob Jensen, Shelby Kammerer, Cascie Keller, Meagan Lyon, John Norman, Jaydelyn Phillips, Hayden Riggins , Bryce Sommer, Hayden Turner, Clayton Tyo.
    GRADE 7
    Gavin Berry, William Bulan, Bryce Callis, Colin Campbell, Miranda Crowe, Ross Dyson, Carson Grote, Jacob Hughes , Corbin Meadows , Sophia Morris, Sydney Neideffer, Shayna Ratcliff, Brent Runyan, Zurisadai Santana Roldan, Emily Schaub, Austin Sulc, Trista Thomas, Trevor Voorhees, Natalie Walker.
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  • Wabash presidents visits Rotary Club
    Friday, November 16, 2018 11:21 PM
    Gregory Hess, the Wabash College President, spoke to the Crawfordsville Rotary Club this week. He gave highlights of his all of the best college list, including, Best professors, alumni network, athletic facilities, highest alumni salaries, best run college, career services and career placement.
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  • Friday, November 16, 2018 11:19 PM
    Thirty-one Montgomery County Master Gardeners and spouses met in the Exhibit Hall of the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Monday at 6:30 p.m. for their annual harvest pitch-in. This number included 11 new interns who recently graduated from the Master Gardener class. Interns now have two years to log 35 volunteer hours to become Certified Master Gardeners. President Byron Thada went through a list of projects carried out by the Master Gardeners that provide volunteer and educational opportunities: Bi-State Gardening Conference, the Lawn and Garden Show, spring and fall plant exchanges, the Nicholson Elementary garden project, teaching at Montgomery County Ag Days for county 4th graders, the Indiana State Fair Master Gardener booth, educational speakers at monthly meetings, and two possible new projects for 2019 – landscaping at Lane House and Arbor Day tree plantings as part of Crawfordsville Main Street’s urban forestry effort.
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  • Christmas kicks off at Linden Depot Museum
    Friday, November 16, 2018 4:00 AM
    Today marks the beginning of the Linden Depot Museum’s annual Christmas Open House! This year’s is truly special as during this, the 25th Anniversary of the museum, the museum is celebrating the Steam Engine! For the past eight months, volunteers at the museum, led by President, Gary Vierk, have been working tirelessly to construct a full-sized replica of an 1837 Norris 4-2-0 Steam Engine. The product of their labors is grandly visible to all who travel past the museum on US Highway 231. This past week saw the addition of the final “big” part of this project: the addition of the smoke stack! Now everyone can really see how this replica is taking shape!
    Back in the early spring, the wheels were placed, followed by the vertical firebox. The steel frame was then installed to accommodate the horizontal boiler that was added along with a rear platform. Along the way, an authentic steam engine bell was added to the top of the boiler. Now with the smoke stack in place, it really looks like a steam engine.
    Though there is much work yet to be done, assembling all of the major parts of the engine thus far was a tremendous accomplishment. Next spring will see the addition of the outside cylinders, and tongue-and-groove wood siding on the boiler. Other small finishes and final painting will be added as this model continues to come to life. Eventually it will have a companion tender added. 
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  • Wind stays top of mind
    Friday, November 16, 2018 4:00 AM
    Introducing a new concept; a new business; or in this case, a new technology to a community can be a daunting process. The Roaming Bison Wind project is, certainly, a new technology for Montgomery County and the folks in charge are making sure they have all the ‘t’s crossed and the ‘i’s dotted properly to make the introduction of wind turbines as informative and friendly as possible. That was a goal of an open house for the community Wednesday evening at Fusion 54 in Crawfordsville. 
    J. J. Stone, one of the project coordinators, told The Paper, “There are many local, state and federal ‘hoops’ we have to jump through to satisfy all the requirements. Our transition into Montgomery County began with leasing, beginning in 2017. Addressing the myriad of requirements has been fairly smooth culminating with the pending county ordinance that is now in the works. Our first construction should be in the northwestern part of Montgomery County in the spring of 2020.”
    Stone further stated, “The purpose of this seminar is to give local businesses and contractors a chance to introduce themselves and offer their services. Roaming Bison Wind will always use the local labor force, whenever possible. One of our goals has always been to bolster the local economy and this gathering is the beginning of building a database of Montgomery County businesses with which we can work.”
    The Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce was represented by Rick Hernandez who told us, “The Chamber is here to act as a liaison; gathering and coordinating information to whomever needs it to help keep things running smoothly.”
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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:47 PM
    Fri.-Sun. Nov. 16-18
    “A Christmas Story” @ Delphi Opera House, Delphi 7:30 p.m. / Sun. matinee 3 p.m. 103 S. Washington St. (765) 564-4300 A Red Brick Theater Production. .
    Fri. & Sat. Nov. 16 & 17
    Naomi & her Handsome Devils @ Carnahan Hall, Lafayette 8 p.m. -Midnight 2200 Elmwood, Suite A6 (765) 337-0056 Whistle Stop, Purdue’s annual swing dance workshop. Live music and swing dance instructors. For more details visit
    Nov. 16-Dec. 22 
    Christmas Revue @ Myers Dinner Theatre, Hillsboro 108 Water Street (765) 798-4902 ext.2 Check site for details
    Fri. Nov. 16 
    Jason Franklin @ Books & Brews, Brownsburg 8-10 p.m. 1551 N. Green Street, Suite I
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  • Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:46 PM
    Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest family of family-friendly, open-to-the-public campgrounds announced that the Crawfordsville KOA Campground has earned the 2019 KOA President’s Award. This prestigious award was presented Wednesday at KOA’s Annual International Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. 
    KOA surveys hundreds of thousands of campers each year regarding their KOA camping experience. The KOA President’s Award is presented to those campgrounds meeting exceptional quality standards and who receive high customer service scores from their camping guests. 
    “Our KOA owners have a well-deserved reputation for creating quality camping experiences for their guests,” said KOA President Toby O’Rourke. “Their hard work and continued investment in their camping guests are evident in the feedback shared with us by campers who come not only from North America, but from around the world. It is a privilege to be able to recognize these owners for all that they do.”
    Founded on the banks of the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana, KOA will be celebrating its 57th anniversary in 2019. To find out more about this KOA, any of the other 500 KOAs in the U.S. or Canada, go to
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