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Montgomery County Commissioners on Monday appointed Jordan Burkett to the Montgomery County Plan Commission.

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Those seeking to build confined feeding operations in Montgomery County would have to total a set number of points through a scoring system before given approval, according to a proposed new section under the county zoning ordinance.

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Members of the Montgomery County Civic Band will wrap up its summer concert season Sunday with tunes to thrill the young and the young-at-heart.

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LINDEN — Linden Depot Museum is preparing for an outdoor drama to be performed at 2 p.m. Aug.17 on the grounds of the museum. The rain date will be  Aug. 18. The drama will feature the 1837 full-sized replica of a Norris 4-2-0 Steam Engine which volunteers of the museum have been building fo…

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Mountie Mission is having a school supply drive for children in need. Markers, highlighters, pencils, folders, erasers, crayons and all of the other school supplies are being sought as well as backpacks for older and younger children. 

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North Montgomery will have new student registration  9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 25 at the high school. Please enter through door #17 which is the south entrance. All North schools will be registered at the high school. Please bring the child’s social security card, birth certificate, immunization…

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NEW MARKET — On-site registration for families of all new students, including incoming kindergarteners, and returning families without access to online registration should plan to attend 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26 at Southmont Jr. High School Mountie Cafe, Door #21.

Our Treasures

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we Americans love efficiency. We also become enamored with novelty — new things entertain us until there’s a new shiny object that tickles our fancy. When you put these two things together, you get the Segway. A Segway is a two-wheeled scooter firs…

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The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will present a morning in the Study gardens, guided by Grounds Manager Deb King. Visitors will view historical photos of Lew Wallace’s gardens and water features, discuss Victorian gardening, and learn about the low-maintenance gardening practiced o…

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What does it mean to be successful? Many answers have been proposed. One secular teacher, AP Goutby, said, “The sense of success is to: 1.) set a long range goal, and 2.) be able to relate daily work to it. Too many of us have only a vague idea of what we want. Even when we do, we do not kno…