William T. “Bill” Young

July 18, 1942 – Dec. 2, 2022 William T. “Bill” Young, age 80, of Crawfordsville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 2, 2022 at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was born on July 18, 1942 to the late John S. and Mary Eileen (Boots) Young. He graduated from New Market High School in 1960. He attended Indiana…

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Rich Wilcox

Nov. 26, 1959 – Dec. 4, 2022 Richie Lee Wilcox of Darlington passed away Sunday morning at home.  He was 63. Born Nov. 26, 1959 in Frankfort, Ind., he was the son of Keith Wilcox and Shirley Lanum Wilcox.  He attended North Montgomery High School. Mr. Wilcox was an outdoors person.  He liked to hunt,…

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Danielle Brook Francis

May 24, 1980 – Dec. 5, 2022 Danielle Brook Francis, 42 of Crawfordsville, passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2022. She was born May 24, 1980 in Crawfordsville to Randy and Kaye Francis. She graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1998.  She never knew a stranger and could light up a room. Unfortunately, years of addiction…

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Beware! Tis The Season For Puppy Scams

The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to exercise caution this holiday season when purchasing a pet online. BBB Scam TrackerSM reports indicate that consumers who purchase pets without seeing them in person, use hard-to-track payment methods like Zelle and accept extra charges like shipping insurance or special cages are at substantial risk of being scammed.…

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Ceres Solutions Honored With Industry Innovation Award

 Ceres Solutions has earned the 2022 Business Innovation Award, presented at an industry conference earlier this month through Farm Journal. Ceres earned the award due to the team’s dedication to helping drive new technologies as they work with farmers to gather, manage and utilize business data. As an organization, Ceres has also adopted programs to…

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Montgomery County Community Foundation Announces Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Recipient

The Montgomery County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that Gabriel Little has been named the 2023 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar for Montgomery County. He is a senior at Southmont High School and the son of Rhonda Little. Each Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship provides for full tuition, required fees and a special allocation of up…

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Mayor To Meet With The Public

Continuing a practice he started since first taking office, Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton will once again make himself available to meet with the public. This month’s meeting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday at City Hall from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in Barton’s first-floor office at City Hall,…

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Ball Saga #3 – Meet Abigail

Meet Abigail Ball born 28 September 1812 and although she was not in a census that we would know where she was born (died 30 Sept 1846 before the 1850 census) it would be logical she was born where several of her brothers and sisters were and where parents lived and were married in Butler…

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