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  • Gail Paddock
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:00 AM
    Gail Paddock
    Oct. 14, 1947 – August 6, 2019
    Gail Paddock, 71, of Crawfordsville passed away at home Tuesday Aug. 6, 2019 following a long illness.
    Mrs. Paddock was born Oct. 14, 1947 in Mattoon, Illinois, she was the daughter of Glenn Morris and Marjorie Gossett Morris. 
    Gail graduated from Shortridge High School. She worked as a receptionist in a couple of local dentist’s offices. Mrs. Paddock was also a member of Fremont St. Baptist Church and loved her Bible.
    Surviving family includes: husband, Robert “Bob” Paddock; three sons, Rob Paddock (Nancy), Ben Paddock (Kaija), Jim Paddock (Kate); nine grandchildren, Nicole (Matt), Grant, Brittany, Cade, Ashyton, Mekhi, Isabella, Anthony, Lucca; three sisters, Glenda, Christine and Julia.
    She was preceded in death by a sister, Alice and two daughters, Rachel and Sarah.
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  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Paper
    Advance tickets for the thirteenth annual Taste of Montgomery County are now on sale in select Crawfordsville locations. The Taste of Montgomery County will be held at the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 10 p.m.
    Visitors can purchase Taste tickets at the Carriage House Interpretive Center of the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum, home of the Taste; the Montgomery County Visitors and Convention Bureau at Fusion 54; Milligan’s Flowers & Gifts at 115 East Main; Crawfordsville Parks & Recreation Community Center at 922 E. South Boulevard. Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students.
    The Taste of Montgomery County is an annual fundraiser for the Lew Wallace Study Preservation Society, the organization that maintains General Lew Wallace’s original artifacts and keeps his legacy alive. All proceeds from gate ticket sales directly benefit educational programming at the museum, while food ticket sales are split between the museum and the vendors.
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  • Thursday, August 8, 2019 4:00 AM
    A daughter, Lucy Opal Link, was born at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon to Alexandra Winchester and Zach Link of Crawfordsville on July 28, 2019 weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. 
    Lucy is the couple’s first child.
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  • 1000 book program
    Friday, August 2, 2019 4:00 AM
    Elaine Guthrie, age 3, has completed the Crawfordsville District Public Library program "1000 Books Before Kindergarten." She is the daughter of Jon and Becky Guthrie. Elaine's favorite book is Clumsy Crab by Ruth Galloway. Mom said, "Elaine loves reading every day! The library programs have been extremely helpful in her love of books. We are grateful for a wonderful opportunity to help her grow."
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  • There’s not just corn in Indiana
    Friday, August 2, 2019 4:00 AM
    By Joe LaRue
    This summer and spring have been by all accounts the worst summer and spring for farming in quite a while, and not just here in the county. 
    Corn and soybean farmers across Indiana, Ohio and Illinois suffered delayed planting caused by record-setting spring rains. Hoping for the wet to recede but not vanish, some farmers have been equally disappointed by the summer weather, as high temps and no rain enveloped large regions of North America for days and weeks at a time. 
    And while many have seen this spring and summer as a dangerous time for many farmers in both the county and the entire Midwest, some farmers have managed to use it as an opportunity to expand their capabilities. In particular, Mark Davidson has done just that with his hemp growing operation.
    Originally approached by fellow county councilman Don Mills about starting a hemp operation, Davidson and Mills initially agreed to plant five acres to limit the potential loss, Davidson explained. But then one day, he says, a new party changed the face of the operation. “We originally only wanted to do five acres because of some of the risks. But the consultant who I had been working with brought this guy in from Australia, and he wanted to invest in hemp and hemp growing because it’s not legal there, and he liked what he saw and upped our acreage to 20 acres.”
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  • Foundation offers help for H.S. seniors
    Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Paper
    The Montgomery County Community Foundation has scheduled a Scholarship Workshop for incoming high school seniors for Sunday, July 28 at Fusion 54 in downtown Crawfordsville. It should begin at 5 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. 
    Professionals from around the community will be on hand to present a variety of topics that students might find helpful as they begin applying to college and seeking scholarships. These include college admissions, interview skills, writing essays and scholarship opportunities.
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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    By Joe LaRue
    With the changes that have been ongoing in county government, it makes the various appoint committees and commissions all that much more important.
    That’s why an appointment to the Montgomery County Plan Commission has the attention of Commissioner John Frey.
    “It’s time to bring the next generation of leaders in on the process of what we do,” Frey told The Paper Friday.
    That next generation is Jordan Burkett, the agricultural loan officer for Hoosier Heartland State Bank. Burkett is on the agenda for Monday morning’s meeting as the newest member of the Plan Commission.
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  • Saturday, July 20, 2019 4:00 AM
    The Paper
    A Rockville woman was killed in a crash on State Road 47 Thursday morning shortly before 10 about three miles west of Crawfordsville.
    According to Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley, Trooper Nate Hampton was near the crash site and arrived minutes later. He reported that it appeared that three vehicles were involved in a collision. Paula R. Martin, 66, of Rockville, veered across the center line and struck the Subaru Forester Albert D. McClain, 74, of Waveland, was driving head on. Martin’s vehicle, a Hyundai Elantra, then struck a 2014 Scion TC that was driven by Anna R. Cornelius, 34, of New Market.
    Hampton treated Martin for a severe wound on her arm to help control the bleeding. She was transported to St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis via helicopter where she later died from her injuries. 
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