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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:39 PM
    Dear Editor,
    The board of Darlington Forever Inc. would like to publicly recognize and thank B & L Engineering for their recent repair of a basketball goal frame in the Darlington Community Center. Their expertise and willingness to conduct the repairs are greatly appreciated!
    Darlington Forever Inc.
    David Shelton, President
    Mary Lou Weliever, Secretary
    Dan Maxwell
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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:38 PM
    Dear Editor,
    United States Senator Mike Braun's staff will be in your area soon! This would be an excellent time for people to voice concerns about the state’s 21st Century Energy Task Force. Basically the state is looking to take away local control when it comes to wind and solar projects.
    We need all who can either show up or simply write a letter voicing concerns about this task force and / or any other topic you feel the state needs to know about. If you cannot attend but would like to write a letter send it to me via email (joutcelt@hotmail.com) and I will make sure it gets to them. Please see below for details:
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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:38 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I'd like to take issue with your first point under "THREE THINGS You Should Know" in the Veteran's Day edition of The Paper of Montgomery County. It read, "Apparently, a lot of scientists believe that the universe is flat. Hmmmm. Where have we heard that logic before? At any rate, information from the European Space Agency now suggests that the universe might instead be a curved, closed sphere. Who knows at this point? Heck, we can't even get everyone to agree if the temperature of our own planet is going up or down."
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  • Tuesday, November 12, 2019 11:37 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I want to thank all of the people who exercised their choice by voting in the past city election. I especially want to thank all of you who voted for me to represent you in the fifth ward for the next four years.
    Stan Hamilton
    Crawfordsville
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  • Saturday, October 26, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    On Wednesday, Indiana Senator Mike Braun, a Republican, and Delaware Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat, announced that they will form the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the United States Senate. As Indiana Faith Leaders, we want to recognize Senator Braun for stepping up at this historic moment to call for Climate Action.
    Responding to climate change is our moral responsibility and civic duty. We are heartened to hear that our Senator is taking a lead on one of the most important challenges of our time.
    Climate change affects everyone, especially those who have the least resources. Here in Indiana, we have seen and will continue to see negative consequences: increased flooding affecting crops and water quality; additional insect-borne illnesses; extreme heat waves affecting the health of our children, the elderly, and all those who work outside; and strained social services and government resources. We are also seeing extreme temperature fluctuations causing burdensome impacts on our roads and infrastructure. The impact of climate change will necessitate the movement of people displaced from other communities.
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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I’m directing this letter to the editor to all eligible voters in the city of Crawfordsville. 
    I would like to strongly urge all of you to attend tonight’s candidates’ forum. It’s sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, the Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and the Indiana federal of Business and Professional Women.
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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Just a note to say how very appreciative we are—and, from what I hear—the community is—about you placing the LWV column right where people see it and read it. Much, much appreciated. It’s fun, for instance, to hear a fireman say how much League’s non-partisan information about our governance means to our community! (That happened at a meeting a few weeks ago.)
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  • Friday, October 11, 2019 1:02 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Regarding: Article reporting the Reality Store in the edition of Tuesday, 10/8/19. Thank you for your prompt coverage of the Reality Store held on Monday, October 7, at the Boys and Girls Club of Montgomery County. It is always uplifting to hear about the activities made available to the youth of our community through their schools and local volunteer organizations.
    Unfortunately, an adult group was overlooked in your reporting. Actually, it was the group under which the whole Reality Store has been planned and executed for many years here in Crawfordsville. Yes, the League of Women Voters took part in the election portion of the activity. Yes, the Boys and Girls Club facility provided the venue and much support for it. But the organizing entity was the Indiana Business and Professional Women of Crawfordsville, of which Nikki Conkright, whom you quoted at the end of the article, is the recent past president and this year’s chairman of the event. Every station that the young people visited in their two-hour dose of adult life was manned by members of the local BPW and/or someone recruited by a BPW member. All the signage and the table covers announced the participation of the BPW organization.
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  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 9:12 AM
    Dear Editor,
    On September 30, 2019, the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office announced that it will no longer prosecute simple marijuana possession. Citing the disproportionate impact of marijuana enforcement on people of color, the resulting clogging of court system and jails and the taxing of limited resources, County Prosecutor Mears stated he’s found no connection between people arrested for small amounts of marijuana and violent crime. Mears joins a growing list of prosecutors in other municipalities around the country that are enacting similar policies and in some cases dropping all marijuana prosecution.
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  • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 10:26 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Montgomery County has drafted a Thoroughfare Plan. Two new roads are being planned in Northern Montgomery County that would divide our family farm into 4 pieces. 
    100 E (Concord Road) would be extended to 700 N.
    650 N would be a new road, connecting 150 E to 100 W. 
    Projected cost is $36,400,000.
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  • Tuesday, September 10, 2019 8:39 AM
    Dear Editor,
    The events of the past year show that climate change is already impacting the world in devastating ways. California's last forest fire season was the worst on record. Spring flooding in the Midwest destroyed homes and threatened agriculture. This summer, Europe saw record-breaking heat waves, Greenland lost more ice than any other summer in modern history, and Siberian forests suffered massive fires. Finally, due to Dorian, 2019 became the fourth year in a row to see a category 5 hurricane, which is the longest streak on record.
    We need to take action, and one powerful step we can take is already in front of the U.S. House of Representatives - the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763). This bipartisan legislation uses a market-based approach to place a price on polluting our atmosphere. It would reduce carbon emissions without increasing government spending, all while returning monthly dividend checks to all U.S. households and creating jobs. I urge my congressperson, Representative Jim Baird (IN-4), to support this crucial bill, and I encourage all readers to learn more at energyinnovationact.org and urge their elected officials to support the bill as well.
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  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 1:15 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I read with interest the article in the Sept. 4, 2019 Paper regarding the League of Women Voters stance on the popular vote versus the Electoral College in National Elections. As I understand it, the LWV contends that an election for President should be determined by popular vote through the National Popular Vote Plan. The National Popular Vote Plan is an agreement among the states to guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in ALL 50 states and District of Columbia.
    The LWV goes on to state that the current system causes 35 states and VOTERS to be ignored in non-competitive states. In 2008, 98% of all $ was spent in just 15 battleground states. I don’t see how this would differ with the National Popular Vote Plan that they endorse. As a matter of fact, the number of voters in 12 states would total 56.54% of the total vote. If I were a national candidate, I would only have to get those votes to win the presidency. Since Indiana makes up only 2.02% of the National voting public why would I do any campaigning in Indiana.
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  • Tuesday, August 20, 2019 8:09 AM
    Dear Editor,
    Members of our congregation’s leadership team just returned from the annual assembly of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, where they joined more than 650 leaders of orders of Catholic sisters who sent a letter to President Trump imploring him to end all divisive language. 
    Our entire Leadership Team from Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods also felt compelled to expand on this letter.
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:44 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I have opened a can of worms on the last subjects that I have written and I need to clarify as fully as I can because it is confusing, but important. The important thing is what can be done is simple and relates to avoiding artificial folic acid (e.g., enriched cereal, specific vitamins) and opting for methylated vitamins if pregnant, or eating a well-balanced diet otherwise with strict avoidance of folic acid (found in buns, cereal, some breads) by opting for whole food. This should be my last letter on the subject. Some researchers say folic acid should be avoided by everyone, regardless of genes. It is best left to the individual to decide after learning about all risks and facts.
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  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 7:44 PM
    Dear Editor,
    Picture this. The lights slowly dim. Until you see nothing but black. Slowly, your eyes start to adjust and you see the soft blue exiting the doorframes seen on either side of the stage and the back center. The blue light, no doubt, coming from behind the stage, where the actors maneuver their way through the small isle that is backstage. Some in their own corners, humming a warm up, others stretching on the floor to ensure their muscles are agile and ready for the performance. A cluster just off from their entrance, ensuring they cannot see the audience (so the audience cannot see them)—whispering to as many fellow castmates as possible to “break a leg!” 
    Still in that dark, eyes completely adjusted so much that you start to think “oh, I guess this is enough light to see,” a strong “Omm” comes from the speakers just above the stage: booming to the audience that this show is about to begin. The circular stained glass illuminated to reveal a white dove in the center wall of the stage, raised as high as possible for audience to have full view. This, giving the stage depth and a recognition to the audience of the magnitude of what they’re about to see. 
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