Support was strong for slain Glenn Rightsell.
Photo courtesy Lindy Thompson
Support was strong for slain Glenn Rightsell. Photo courtesy Lindy Thompson
Dr. Scott Bowling, superintendent of Crawfordsville Community School Corporation, was named 2020 Superintendent of the Year for District IV by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Winners are selected by other superintendents in their district who consider the qualifications and accomplishments of area colleagues and their instructional leadership in a time of limited resources. District IV includes, Montgomery County, as well as enton, Clay, Fountain, Greene, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, Vigo and Warren counties.
Bowling has been an administrator in Crawfordsville Community School Corp. since 2002, serving as an assistant principal, principal, business manager and assistant superintendent before becoming superintendent in 2014.
Like many rural school districts, Crawfordsville Community School Corp. has faced many difficult obstacles due to limited resources.
Bowling earned a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, a post-graduate degree in secondary math education from Indiana University and three educational administration degrees from Ball State University. He is currently the president of the Indiana Association of School Business Officials. Bowling also serves on the Mayor’s Countywide Workforce Roundtable, and he is a past board member of Character Counts of Montgomery County.
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MONTGOMERY COUNTY United Fund handed out $73,762.03 in donations to their 14 partner agencies to continue helping the people of Montgomery County last week. Agency representatives attended a quarterly meeting and received their September installment of the funds that were raised during the 2018 Campaign.
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DRUG FREE Montgomery County announced the launch of a new informational website which will be used as a resource for those dealing with substance use on any level. The new site is
Drug Free Montgomery County collaborated with the Montgomery County Health Department by applying for a grant through the Montgomery County Community Foundation to help pay for the site. Through multiple conversations with community stakeholders and individuals in recovery, it was identified that there was a need for a one-stop resource for individuals locally.
Visitors to the website will be able to find a wide variety of valuable information such as: a local “get help now” phone number; treatment & recovery options; prevention & education materials; harm reduction information; events; and other valuable resources.
The website includes many local and state resources, which will provide invaluable information for families and those dealing with addiction. There are many groups working together including public health, local schools, first responders, law enforcement, mental health, the recovery community, treatment and rehabilitation, faith-based organizations and many committed individuals. Drug Free Montgomery County is dedicated to making a positive impact on our community by providing help, resources and encouragement
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DOZENS OF bikers took part in a benefit right for the Rightsell family of Montgomery County. Glenn Rightsell, a 56-year-old Linden man was fatally shot by an Indiana State Policeman last year when he was working on his daughter’s stalled vehicle along the side of U.S. 231 last year. The Rightsell family also endured more troubles when his widow suffered serious medical issues. Family, friends and members of the community stepped up over the weekend to take part in a benefit ride. It began at the Linden Bar & Grill and went north to several locations in Lafayette before finishing back at Linden where ridgers shared memories of Rightsell and enjoyed food, fun and music.
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THE MONTGOMERY County Master Gardeners announced that the Fall Plant Exchange will take place on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Plant Exchange is a great opportunity to interact with Master Gardeners and ask those fall gardening questions. Also, make sure to bring some bulbs, corms, and plants (even houseplants!) for trade! You can meet the Master Gardeners during the Plant Exchange at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in the Pork Producers Stand, located on the south side of the fairgrounds between the Extension Office and the Junior Leaders Stand.
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FOR MONTGOMERY County drivers heading south, there may be some delays on U.S. 231 in Putnam County. Last week, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced a thin deck overlay project will begin on U.S. 231 on two bridges. One bridge is located a little less than a mile south of U.S. 36 over Owl Creek and the other is located nearly three miles north of U.S. 36 over Ramp Creek. Motorists will be flagged around the single lane closures that have both projects running simultaneously.