April isn’t even here yet and we’ve already seen some of its showers, but we have been showered with some exciting news as well. It’s been an exciting week in Montgomery County.
THE WABASH COLLEGE Glee Club and T-Tones will give a virtual Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 25. Go to www.wabash.edu/live to watch a livestream of the concert. The concert will be 30 minutes long.
The Glee Club and the T-Tones will perform the following music selections: “Old Wabash” by Carroll Ragan; “Cantate Domino” by Hans Leo; “In the Still of the Nite” featuring Luke Fincher as soloist; “Take on Me” by Waaktaar, Furuholmne, and Harket featuring Nathan Felix as soloist; and “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl, featuring Joseph Julian, Andrew Harvey, and Will Borland, as soloists and quartet featuring Nathan Felix, Ben Bullock, Jackson Bologna, and Liam Buckley. The program will end with “Alma Mater” by Carroll Ragan.
The Wabash Glee Club is under the direction of Dr. Sarin Williams with Cheryl Everett as an accompanist.
THREE INCOMING FRESHMEN have been named Lilly Scholars, earning Wabash College’s most prestigious scholarship.
Avery Dixon of Austin, Texas; Matthew Franz of Johnstown, Ohio; and Tommy Oppman of Niles, Michigan, make up the Class of 2025 winners.
Finalists visited campus virtually in February to compete for the Lilly Scholarship, which covers tuition, room, and board for all four years of a student’s Wabash education. The scholarship program was established in 1974 to honor Eli Lilly and his family, and the award is designed to recognize outstanding young men who show high potential and future promise. Honorees are young men who have the desire to impact the Wabash community and the world at large.
RECENTLY, 20 mentors and mentees went to see the movie “The War with Grandpa,” which was a family comedy at the Crawfordsville AMC theater. The adults and kids all had a great time and there was a lot of laughter all around. The JUMP program has attended this theater twice during the pandemic and will most likely be attending again in the future. The AMC theater is a place where the JUMP program can go and safely enjoy a movie while social distancing and wearing masks. To learn more about the JUMP program, contact Jill Hampton at 362-0694 ext. 103 or email at jill@mcysb.org.
THE ATHENS ARTS Gallery is once again partnering with artist instructors to offer classes, as part of their arts education program. As the pandemic grew, Athens Arts Gallery had to suspend in-person educational opportunities in the building. Athens is now ready to open the classroom for in-person education!
Athens Arts has limited the number of participants. Registration and payment must be received prior to the class. Athens Arts will maintain Covid-19 guidelines throughout the gallery and in the classroom.
The first class is scheduled for Thursday, April 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gallery.
THE LINDEN DEPOT Museum is scheduled to open Friday, April 2 for the 2021 season. New exhibits have been added to make your visit an enjoyable experience. They have restored the Interlocking Electrical Equipment Shed (circa 1927) to its original state. Visitors will be able to see the relays used to operate all of the signals in the vicinity of the depot.
The tender used to haul coal and water for our 1837 Norris 4-2-0 steam engine is nearing completion. The tender held enough coal and water for approximately 30 miles of travel in 1837.
The museum offers a one-of-a-kind railroad experience – one museum with three unique attractions:
- The original 1909 railroad depot
- The 1837 Norris 4-2-0 steam engine, tender, and passenger coach
- The model railroad attraction
The Linden Depot Museum staff is here to narrate the story and make your visit enjoyable. Admission is $6 for adults, $1 for children 12 and under. Memberships are $30 for families and $12 for single memberships. The museum is a 501C3 not-for-profit, organized 27 years ago. The museum is located at 520 North Main Street, Linden, IN 47955. Hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p. m. Questions, call 765-427-3630.
PAMELA R. JEFFRIES, an internationally recognized leader and innovator in nursing and health care education, will become dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, effective July 1, pending Board of Trust approval.
Jeffries hails from Ladoga. She is a former Southmont School Board member and she and husband Joe have four adult children who all were active in Southmont athletics and academics.
Jeffries is the professor and dean of the George Washington University School of Nursing in Washington, D.C. She will replace Linda Norman, who plans to step down from her leadership role on June 30.
THE CRAWFORDSVILLE Kiwanis Club recently made a donation to the Crawfordsville Fire Department to support their work with children through the National Fire Safety Council. Club President Gary Behling presented a check to CFD's Lt. Seth Nichols, along with some tickets to the club's Pancake Week! Thanks for your help and for everything you do Crawfordsville Fire Department!