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  • Monday, January 20, 2020 9:17 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I am writing to thank Crawfordsville residents for sharing the true meaning of Christmas with children in need this past holiday season.
    Because of the generosity of donors in Crawfordsville and across the United States, Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collected more than 8.9 million shoebox gifts in 2019. Combined with those collected from partnering countries in 2019, the ministry is now sending 10,569,405 shoebox gifts to children worldwide.
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  • Monday, January 13, 2020 8:11 PM
    Dear Editor,
    I would like to take a moment to invite the citizens of Crawfordsville and Montgomery County to attend the 2020 State of the City / County Addresses this coming Thursday, Jan. 16 on the third floor of Fusion 54. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a “meet and greet” followed by the addresses beginning at 7 p.m.
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  • Sunday, January 5, 2020 10:51 PM
    Dear Editor,
    The family of Ramona Hallett would like to thank our family and friends for their cards, flowers and kind expressions of sympathy shown following her passing. We would like to thank specifically Wally and Janet Hooker of Family & Friends Funeral Home, Wingate.
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  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 8:13 PM
    Dear Editor,
    Volunteers for Mental Health in Montgomery County has wrapped up another year’s Christmas Drive! Approximately 218 bags, brimming with fulfilled wishes, were delivered to nursing homes, group homes, mental health clients, and residents of recovery programs through efforts of our volunteer organization. We are fortunate to exist in a community where we are not alone in completing this large task! Thank you to everyone who helped in any way!
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  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    Dear Editor:
    The Downstream Project, sponsored by the Citizens Action Coalition Education Fund, (CACEF) works to promote the effective environmental regulation of industrial agriculture, such as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), at the local, state, and federal levels. 
    We were contacted by several Montgomery County citizens who requested help in providing educational resources to the Montgomery County CAFO Task Force, which was formed to draft a CAFO zoning proposal for the County. We attended several Task Force meetings and were pleased that the Task Force Chair welcomed our input and promised to pass it along to committee members. So, it was disappointing to read in media accounts that the information was not passed on to the Task Force because it came from a “lobbying organization.” Unfortunately, the Chair of the Task Force was mistaken about that and the record must be corrected. 
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  • Saturday, November 16, 2019 2:46 AM
    Dear Editor,
    I want to thank and congratulate every Libertarian voter, because your vote conveys an understanding and vision for the future. Whether you know me personally or not, thank you. My friends and I will continue the fight.
    If you wish to join us, run for office or just find out more about us, I would like to invite you to our next meeting on Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the Crawfordsville library.
    Adam Hutchison
    Crawfordsville
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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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