A Montgomery County man being sought by law enforcement agencies here, Lebanon, Greencastle and Owen County was arrested without incident Friday night in southern Montgomery County. Around 4 p.m. Friday, Indiana State Police Trooper David Millburg reported that officers arrived at 4299 W 700 S to attempt to take Devin Ewoldt, 33, of Bunker Hill, into custody on three active warrants out of Boone and Montgomery counties. According to police, Ewoldt ran into the house and would not come back out. Contact by phone was attempted but at first was not successful. After approximately two hours, Ewoldt came out of the residence and surrendered to officers on scene.
He was placed under arrest and was read the warrants and transported to the Montgomery County Jail. The two warrants out of Montgomery County were for Habitual Traffic Violator and Possession of Methamphetamines. The warrant out of Boone County was for Armed Robbery and Intimidation with a Weapon. Officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Indiana State Police Lafayette Post, US Marshal’s and Indiana State Police Central Emergency Response Team were involved.
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LAST WEEK, the city of Crawfordsville unveiled another way to improve transportation and mobility around the downtown area. Specifically, the city has painted bike sharrows on a number of streets. These sharrows, or designated bike lanes, are marked by a white cyclist and arrows on one side of the street.
This change is not one inspired by the city alone, Mayor Todd Barton explains. “The main thing people need to remember is that this was already state law. I had people calling my office yesterday, saying, ‘Don’t let bikes on the roads,’ but it’s already state law. People need to understand that,” he said.
The bike sharrows in their current design are not all-encompassing.
“It’s a little section of downtown, Pike and Walnut, over to Main Street, then down to Country Club Road and up to the Sugar Creek Trail,” Barton explained. “This was designed to connect downtown with the Sugar Creek Trail.”

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THE VALERO Renewables-Linden ethanol plant kicked off its annual United Way campaign recently, as employees began pledging for donations in 2020. Last year, Valero employees pledged more than $28,000, with a company match expected to bring total donations to approximately $43,000. Pledges go to Lafayette and are then funneled back to the Montgomery County United Fund for employees who direct donations here.
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THE CRAWFORDSVILLE Kiwanis Club announced the date for their 45th annual Holiday Bazaar as Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Building, 400 Parke Ave. in Crawfordsville. Shoppers can stock up on early holiday gifts from a terrific variety of vendors selling crafts, jewelry, honey, cosmetics, collectibles and much more. All proceeds go to help children in need here in Montgomery County and to support Riley Children’s Hospital.
Back by popular demand; the Antique Car Show will also return to the bazaar at the Hose Elementary School parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. This will be a great showing of vintage vehicles for everyone to enjoy. And, as always Kiwanis will be selling hot dogs, Coney dogs, sloppy joe sandwiches, chili, assorted pieces of homemade pies and other sweets.
This will be our second year of sponsoring a gingerbread building contest for fifth graders throughout Montgomery County. Entries this year will also include representatives from Abilities Services. Visitors can vote on the gingerbread buildings by dropping their donations into the cans by each display. The winning class or organization will receive a pizza party and the remainder will be donated to the Alternative School Project of the Youth Service Bureau.
Stop by the 4-H Building, get started on your holiday shopping and have lunch or dinner—all for a good cause. What a great way to begin the holidays!
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THE MONTGOMERY County Historical Society announced this week that the public is invited to participate in a community meeting Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth floor at Fusion54. The meeting will be facilitated by the Indiana Historical Society to invite community members an opportunity to offer input and suggestions for future growth and plans under development. Please feel free to be open and straightforward in all communication at this meeting. The Historical Society at Lane Place is currently working on developing a strategic plan in order to prepare for the future. They are preparing goals for the society that will strengthen and guide the group to better serve our community. Their purpose is to collect and preserve Montgomery County’s history, help educate our community, and collaborate with other institutions in order to showcase the fascinating, unique and diverse stories of our county.
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A WABASH COLLEGE professor has been awarded a fellowship from Indiana Humanities. Sara Drury, associate professor and chair of the rhetoric department at Wabash College, was one of eight early-career humanities professionals from around the state so honored.
According to Indiana Humanities, the fellowships were awarded to help those selected to improve their communities.
The inaugural class of Humanities Action Fellows will work over 18 months on projects that range from using storytelling and other public humanities methods to create good policing initiatives to designing public deliberation programs on issues such as race and justice, public well-being and health and community development.
According to the report, Drury plans to design and scale public deliberation programs on a range of issues such as race and justice, public well-being and health and community development, around Indiana.
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PREPARATIONS HAVE been ongoing for tomorrow’s Crawfordsville Art Walk, now in its 8th year. It takes place from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This engaging annual event brings together artists from myriad genres to display and demonstrate their craft for residents and visitors alike. People can enjoy an autumn evening walking to participating locations, marked with red balloons. Each stop on the walk, from Green Street to Wabash College, gives guests an opportunity to discover new art, meet the artists, and possibly take home a one-of-a-kind masterpiece for themselves. Keep up to date with the latest details on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CrawfordsvilleArtWalk.
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THE BOYS AND Girls Club was full of excited students earlier this week when the annual Reality Store took place. The Montgomery County Boys and Girls Club and League of Women Voters partnered with all three school systems in creating a realistic, interactive experience. The goal is to teach middle school students how the choices they make regarding career, money and other things will affect their future.
The program begins in the classroom where students receive a mock career and salary based on their current GPA. They then get to draw cards and roll dice to determine their future and other factors like family and what circumstances they must deal with. Throughout the school year students are able to envision the lifestyle they would like to have in their late twenties, explore a career and receive a checking account with a deposit equal to one month's salary.
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THE PAPER announced last week that it is holding a virtual job fair – and you could win part of a $250 cash bundle!
On Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come by The Paper’s offices at 201 E. Jefferson St. and bring a typed resume and fill out a job application form. For those who do, you will get one spin of a wheel that’s loaded with $250 cash. Spaces will be filled with cash from $1 bills up to $100.
Whatever space it lands on is what the spinner gets! Get there early because space and cash is limited.