Photo courtesy of General Lew Wallace Study & Museum.
Celebrate Lew Wallace’s birthday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Carriage House.
Photo courtesy of General Lew Wallace Study & Museum. Celebrate Lew Wallace’s birthday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Carriage House.
We are about just starting up the April month and it has already brought us so much to look forward to. Here’s a recap of some of the most memorable stories of the last week here in our beautiful Montgomery County!
TWO STUDENTS from Montgomery County were recently recognized as Indiana Academic All Stars.
Joy Davis and Noelle Baer from Crawfordsville.
Now in its 35th year, forty high school seniors from throughout Indiana have been named 2021 Indiana Academic All-Stars, a program of the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP). In addition, 50 other students were recognized as Academic All-Star Regional Honorees. The students were selected from a field of 270 outstanding nominees from the state’s private and public accredited schools.
THE VERY POPULAR Farmers Market is almost ready to kick off for 2021. According to the good folks at Main Street, the Farmers Market season will begin on the first Saturday in May – which just happens to be May 1. It will be open each Saturday at the corner of Pike and Washington through mid-October. There’s sure to be lots of local artisans, food, crafts and more. Hope to see you there!
WANT TO HELP disabled American vets, and see some pretty cool cars, all at the same time? Then be sure to mark May 8 on your calendar and be at Westy’s & Disabled American Veterans 3rd Annual Car Show.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and goes to noon, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and the Star Spangled Banner. From noon to 4 p.m. a DJ will be live and then at 4 p.m. will be the solemn playing of TAPS, followed by the awards.
It all takes place May 8 in the parking lot between Muffs & Talks and Workforce, off Darlington Avenue. Hawg Wild BBQ will be there with food and the entry fee is only $15, and even less for early entrants who hit the May 1 deadline. Please make checks payable to DAV #103 and send to Jim Fitzwater, PO Box 807, Crawfordsville, IN 47933
ALL CITY Offices closed on Friday (April 2) to observe Good Friday.
There was no city trash or recycle pick up on Friday. Routes normally picked up on Friday were picked up on Monday (April 5) and those normally picked up on Monday were picked up on that day.
Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power offices closed on Friday. Their offices re-opened on Monday.
The Rod Jenkins Yard Waste Site also closed on Friday and Sunday, but opened from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
THE MONTGOMERY County prosecutor’s office, headed by county prosecutor Joe Buser, issued a press release Thursday warning vigilantes to stand down.
The report said that Indiana has seen a recent increase in the number of social media ‘vigilante' groups attempting to go after suspected online predators without the support of law enforcement. While these groups may have the best intentions in mind, operating outside the scope of law enforcement can be extremely dangerous for both themselves and others.
The Office of the Montgomery County Prosecutor encourages the residents of Montgomery County not to take the law into their own hands. These citizen sting operations could lead to injury or death to the person attempting to expose a suspected predator, the person they are confronting or innocent bystanders. If a resident has a reason to suspect someone may be attempting to lure minors online, please pass that information along to local law enforcement who can then conduct a legal investigation, collect the necessary evidence which, if warranted, will lead to charges and prosecution.
ON SATURDAY, April 10, 2021, history buffs, community leaders, and preservationists will aid in the maintenance and restoration of numerous sites as part of Park Day, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on preservation event. Thousands of volunteers across the country will participate as Park Day celebrates its 25th year.
In Indiana, the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host a Park Day event and celebrate Lew Wallace’s birthday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Carriage House. Objectives for the day are painting picnic tables and railings, raking gardens, dividing perennials, spreading mulch, and general grounds cleanup. A free tour of the Museum will be offered to all volunteers. For more information about Park Day at the Study, please contact Deb King by phone at 765.362.5769 or by e-mail at
MONTGOMERY COUNTY has ranked #1 in the state for securing a home mortgage and ranked in the top ten nationally.
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