The Waveland Strong Progressive Dinner last week was a great success as a fundraiser for the group’s vision of renovating the town’s ball diamonds, the next item on a list of projects to revitalize the community. Read more about what’s happening in Waveland and other of Montgomery County’s communities in today’s Neighborhood Notebook, found on page A3 today. --- Want to become a Neighborhood Correspondent for your own community? Email Editor Neil Burk at neil@thepaper24-7.com
The Waveland Strong Progressive Dinner last week was a great success as a fundraiser for the group’s vision of renovating the town’s ball diamonds, the next item on a list of projects to revitalize the community. Read more about what’s happening in Waveland and other of Montgomery County’s communities in today’s Neighborhood Notebook, found on page A3 today. --- Want to become a Neighborhood Correspondent for your own community? Email Editor Neil Burk at neil@thepaper24-7.com
NEW ROSS
Stacey Baschwith
stacey@thepaper24-7.com
** On Sunday March 31st the annual “Spring Sing” was held at the New Ross Christian Church. The church was filled with folks from all around who joined together for food, fun and fellowship along with some good music by local musicians.
** Also, the Walnut Township Fire Department hosted the Papa John's truck for a second time last week. Thirty percent of all proceeds went to WTFD. The truck was a big hit again this time around!
** New Ross citizens are still asking . . . "What's being done about the standing water??" Slowly but surely the standing water on North and State Streets is receding. However, it has left properties covered in sludge and mud that owners say has a nasty smell and is a cesspool of bugs. The Paper of Montgomery County plans to continue with updates on the issue.
--- Want to share what’s happening in New Ross? Contact Managing Editor Stacey Baschwit by email at stacey@thepaper24-7.com with any tidbits you know of!

WAVELAND
Ron R. Keedy
waveland@thepaper24-7.com
** As most of you have heard, Kevin and Jamie Jo Thompson lost their home in a fire on Friday, April 5. Waveland Strong has opened the Waveland Strong Community Fund account at NSSB in town for monetary donations for the family. One-hundred percent of the donation will go to them. In addition, the Thompsons have a few specific items they need. If you would care to donate, please contact the family at (765) 307-0954.
** The Waveland Strong Progressive Dinner last week was a great success as a fundraiser for the group’s vision of renovating the town’s ball diamonds, the next item on a list of projects to revitalize the community. The twin fields have sat largely empty since the closure of the town’s elementary school and youth leagues stopped using them. Under the plans, which have not been finalized, the back diamond would receive new fencing and dugouts. “The front diamond may be removed, but discussions are still underway about keeping both fields,” Waveland Strong member Gina Haile said. A multi-purpose football and soccer field, a splash pad with a picnic shelter area, a walking track encircling the facility, an indoor basketball court with four classrooms and restrooms and a parking lot are part of the revitalization plan. A recent $42,600 grant from the Montgomery County Community Foundation will be used to complete electrical upgrades and place benches and picnic tables at the town park. The downtown Veteran’s Memorial is also slated to be finished this summer with the addition of a brick pathway and granite monuments dedicated to each of the five military branches. Interested parties can, also, purchase a paving brick with their name engraved to show support for the memorial.
** Waveland Strong board members are Gina Settle Haile, Kerri Hunt-Simpson, Troy Phillips and Ron Keedy. The board meets at the Town Hall on the second Tuesday of each month. The public is invited to attend with ideas of their own and volunteers are always welcome.
** Mark your calendar! Waveland Strong’s first event of the 2019 season is the annual Spring Fling Party at the Waveland Town Park on Saturday, May 4, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event is FREE and will include games, activities, candy and prizes for everyone. Hot dogs, nachos, chips and drinks will be available for purchase at the snack bar in the town park shelter.
** Waveland Strong will hold a special board meeting Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall to finalize activities for the Waveland Farmer’s Market and Movies Under The Stars. The public is invited to attend with ideas and Farmer’s Market vendors and prospective vendors are especially invited.
WAVELAND AREA CHURCHES
This year, several of the Waveland area churches are joining together to deliver Easter messages. Pastors are traveling the community and speaking at each other’s churches. Here is the schedule:
Tuesday, April 16, Pastor Mike Sabens will deliver his message at the Byron Christian Church
Wednesday, April 17, Pastor David Finch will deliver his message at the Freedom Baptist Church
Thursday, April 18, Pastor Rodney Coffman (from WICA) will deliver a message at the Browns Valley Christian Church.
Friday, April 19, Pastor Tim Gillespie (Freedom Baptist) will deliver his message at the Waveland Christians In Action Church
These Holy Week services will begin at 7:00 pm each evening.
--- Want to share what’s happening in Waveland? Contact Neighborhood Correspondent Ron Keedy by email at waveland@thepaper24-7.com with any tidbits you know of!

BROWNS VALLEY
Ron R. Keedy
waveland@thepaper24-7.com
** The Browns Valley Christian Church is having a Spring Cleaning Yard Sale on May 3rd and 4th, that's a Friday and Saturday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. A Breakfast of homemade biscuits and sausage gravy will be served along with breakfast sandwiches. For details about free vendor spaces contact Betty Simpson at (765) 376-0475. If anyone would like to donate items which are in good usable condition, they may drop them off at the church a week prior to the yard sale. All proceeds go toward construction of the Fellowship/Youth building. The church is located at 9011 S. State Road 47, 3 miles East of Waveland.
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NEW MARKET
Bion Ruggles
The New Market Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Chili Supper on Monday, April 15 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The cost is a free will donation going to the fire department. The Fire Department is located at 201 West Main St., New Market, IN. (765) 866-1346.
Easter Sunrise Services will be held at the Christian Church at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday.
The church is located at 302 S. 3rd St., New Market, IN. (765) 866-0421.
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RUSSELLVILLE
Ron R. Keedy
waveland@thepaper24-7.com
** The Russellville Community Center will hold a combined Easter Egg Hunt, Bake Sale and Roller Skating Party on Saturday, April 20. The Bake Sale will begin at 11:30 am. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1:00 pm sharp. The Roller Skating Party will be from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Admission to the Skating Party will be $3.00 and that includes skate rental. Call (765) 435-3615 for further information.
--- Want to become a Neighborhood Correspondent for your own community? Email Editor Neil Burk at neil@thepaper24-7.com