Daily Almanac: Jan. 19, 2022

Sunrise/Sunset RISE: 8:06 a.m. SET: 5:51 p.m. High/Low Temperatures High: 39 °F Low: 37 °F Wacky Holiday Today • Artist as Outlaw Day • Brew a Potion Day • Good Memory Day What Happened On This Day • 1915 Georges Claude patents his neon discharge tube • 1829 Goethe’s “Faust” (Part 1) is premiered •…

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JUMP program profiles of kids on waiting list

The JUMP program is part of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau.  The goal of this program is to match adult volunteers with the kids in the community. Our youth need this one on one experience so they have more opportunities to grow, develop important skills and have a caring adult in their lives.   The…

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Life and other deep subjects . . .

Scattershooting about the meaning of life . . . and other deep subjects (like, why do hot dogs taste better with coney sauce . . . and why are some coney sauces sweet while others are not) . . . * * * WHETHER WE are talking about our paper in Crawfordsville or The Times…

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Women’s Legacy Fund accepting grant proposals

The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is accepting grants now through Friday, March 25, 2022 at NOON for local nonprofits with a mission to support women and/or children. The Women’s Legacy Fund comprises women who are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of women and children in Montgomery…

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Bits’n’Pieces

Welcome back to Bits’n’Pieces, a weekly look at some of the interesting, funny, comical and sometimes outright weird things that happen in and around Montgomery County. Have something you think should go into Bits? E-mail it to us at bits@thepaper24-7.com, won’t you please? * * * SORRY FOR being AWOL last week. We’ll attempt to…

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Joe Buser announces candidacy for Prosecutor

Joseph R. Buser will seek re-election as a Republican candidate for the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney. His declaration of candidacy was filed Jan. 12, 2022 with the Secretary of State. Buser’s initial term as prosecutor commenced Jan. 1, 1991. Buser previously practiced civil and criminal law in Montgomery and adjacent counties since his admission…

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Mayor to meet with the public at city building office

Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton’s monthly meeting with the public is scheduled for Monday in his offices at the Crawfordsville City Building. The hour-long meeting will begin at 4 p.m. Barton has had these monthly meetings as part of his campaign to make himself readily available for the citizens of the City of Crawfordsville. This is…

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Kirk Allen Rogers

April 28, 1952 – Jan. 15, 2022 Kirk Allen Rogers of Crawfordsville entered into the presence of the Lord on Saturday morning.  He was 69. Born April 28, 1952 in Crawfordsville, he was the son of Kenneth Rogers and Margaret Cedars Rogers McKinsey. He was also close with his step-father, Albert “Mac” McKinsey.  Mr. Rogers…

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Layton Sparks

March 27, 1944 – Jan. 15, 2022 Layton Sparks, 77, Crawfordville passed away on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at Core Nursing in Dale, Ind. He was born in Lebanon on March 27, 1944, to the late Delbert and Vessie (Purdue) Sparks. Mr. Sparks attended New Ross High School and worked at Mid States Wire and…

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