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Four injured in U.S. 36 crash

ROCKVILLE —Two teenagers were flown to two separate Indianapolis hospitals Wednesday and a third teen was transported by ambulance to A Terre Haute hospital in the aftermath of a two-vehicle …

Draft economic development strategy now available

TERRE HAUTE — Thrive West Central “Thrive” has prepared a draft Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a federally required economic strategy for Clay, Montgomery, …

North to upgrade high school locker room

LINDEN — Locker rooms in the high school might be getting an update. Superintendent Dr. Colleen Moran told members of the school board at Monday that it is time to consider updating the present …

Entries sought for Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest returns to crown a new Hoosier manufacturer that personifies the innovative spirit. Entries for the fan-voted competition …

Friends of Sugar Creek

We were excited to welcome more than 30 individuals from the community recently who volunteered their time to help the Friends of Sugar Creek get out on the water. Each fall, the group focuses on a …

Multiple I-74 ramp closures planned

FOUNTAIN COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces multiple, temporary ramp closures on I-74 starting on or after Tuesday for continued work on a major resurfacing project. …

Taco Rice Casserole great for fall table

Last week we were walking through a day at our house. Come in and join us as we pick up where we left off. Now that half of the children are off to school, I feel like half of my responsibilities …

Autumn is in the air at CDPL

Happy Fall! Happy Autumnal Equinox! Sept. 21 or 22, depending on where one is in the world, fall starts on one of these two dates. Autumn comes from Latin for “aequi,” which means equal, …

Nursery school plans 10th annual Halloween 5K/10K

COVINGTON — The Covington Nursery School will celebrate its 10th annual Halloween 5K/10K walk/run at 9 a.m. Oct. 29 at the Covington Circle Trail. The course is an out and back starting and …

Evan celebrates 45 years at Crawford

Mark Evan celebrates 45 years of service with Crawford Industries, now a part of Spartech. Evan began working at Crawford on Sept. 22, 1977, as maintenance utility. He moved into the extrusion …

Church plans 'Oktacofest' bazaar

St. Bernard Catholic Church is bringing back “Oktacofest” this Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more than 100 years, the local church has hosted an annual bazaar. Last year, for the …

Dorothy Q Chapter NSDAR

The Dorothy Q Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, met at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Elston Memorial House, with Regent Michele Borden presiding, as she welcomed 20 members …

A Feast for the Eyes

The Art League of Montgomery County hosted the 10th annual Art Walk through downtown Crawfordsville on Saturday. The event featured more than 30 artists displaying their works for public …

County approves software upgrade

Montgomery County Commissioners approved a software upgrade for county offices Monday. The software is designed to improve reporting and other administrative duties. Auditor Jennifer Andel …

Yoder gets 30 years for trying to kill sister

A young woman who attempted to kill her older sister by pouring boiling water on her and repeatedly stabbing her during a 2020 attack was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison. Blessing Jay …

The dawn of the zombie nouns

Is it too early to talk about zombies? Halloween is still about a month away, but Home Depot is selling creepy inflatable lawn creatures. In addition, Starbucks has its pumpkin spice latte (the McRib …

Lean into fall with these braised lamb meatballs

It’s officially autumn, so wave farewell to summer, wrap yourself in something cozy, and make some meatballs. Meatballs are like a warm hug. They are unpretentious, homey and unfailingly …

Driving cards for unauthorized immigrants back on legislative agenda

Indiana lawmakers are ready to take another stab at legislation allowing unauthorized immigrants to obtain driving training, a non-identification driver’s card and automobile insurance. The …

City conducting comprehensive community branding strategy

The City of Crawfordsville is currently in the process of conducting a comprehensive rebranding strategy to accurately reflect the Crawfordsville community. The rebranding will include a new logo …

Serve & Protect: Dispatcher Sarah Hines

Sarah Hines is multi-lingual. English, of course. French. German. Japanese. And, emergency dispatch. Yes, the codes and signals used by emergency personnel to communicate over the …

Atopic dermatitis is most common form of eczema

Dear Doctors: I got a few patches of itchy, red skin on my arms six months ago. My doctor says it’s atopic dermatitis, but the cream he gave me isn’t helping. My friend says it’s …
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Police: Oakland high school shooting wounds 6 adults

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At least six adults were wounded in a shooting at a school campus in Oakland on Wednesday, with at least some of the victims found inside the school, authorities said. …

Guilty plea in hit-run death of 'Gone Girl' actor Lisa Banes

NEW YORK (AP) — The man charged with fatally striking “Gone Girl” actor Lisa Banes with an electric scooter last year pleaded guilty to manslaughter Wednesday and is expected to be sentenced to …

Records contradict Majewski's account of military punishment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican J.R. Majewski has centered his campaign for a competitive Ohio congressional seat around his biography as an Air Force veteran. But one of the big questions that has …

McConnell backs post-Jan. 6 revisions to elections law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will “proudly support” legislation to overhaul rules for certifying presidential elections, bolstering a bipartisan …
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9-26 Roundup: South girls, North boys soccer notch wins

Girls Soccer Mounties conclude regular season with road win Playing in their regular season finale, Southmont girls soccer traveled to take on Bethesda Christian on Monday and came away with a …

Area soccer teams find out post-season path

All six of Montgomery County’s girls and boys soccer teams found out their path to a sectional championship on Sunday evening as the IHSAA held it’s annual state pairings show. …

Mountie VB cruise to non-conference win

NEW MARKET - Chelsea Veatch went from Homecoming Queen Friday night to queen of the volleyball court Monday as she helped lead Southmont to a 3-0 win over South Vermillion. The senior had 11 …

Chargers top Falcons in five set thriller

LINDEN — North Montgomery volleyball is beginning to be experienced in five set matches. Monday the Chargers found themselves in another five set contest when they hosted North Vermillion. …

Bruton notches 1K digs as CHS win Invite

The stellar volleyball career of Crawfordsville’s Macy Bruton had another milestone on Saturday as the Athenians competed at the Clinton Central Invite. Not only did CHS go 3-0 on the day to …

Meadows back at the state finals after impressive Regional performance

BATTLE GROUND -— It was her goal all season long. And now that goal has become a reality yet again for Southmont’s Addison Meadows who fired a +2 74 to qualify for the IHSAA Girls Golf …

Mounties Stand 6-0 after homecoming win over Warriors

NEW MARKET – In a win that will be remembered for a long, long time at Southmont, the Mounties football team exploded out of the box to score on their first three possessions, defeat Danville …
Obituaries
David ‘Dave’ Eugene Johnson
David “Dave” Eugene Johnson, 74, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was born July 28, 1948, at Crawfordsville, to the late …
Wilbur D. Crawley
Wilbur D. Crawley, 86, of Cloverdale passed away Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. He was born Feb. 27, 1936, to the late William and Clara Crawley. Wilbur married Judy (Saunders) Crawley on July 24, …
Randee Kay McKim Patton
Randee Kay McKim Patton, 76, of rural Crawfordsville passed away at 11:12 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Franciscan Health Lafayette East. She was born May 9, 1946, at Scottsburg, daughter of the …
Gregory A. French
Gregory A. French passed away Friday, Sept. 23, 2022, at Franciscan Health in Indianapolis.  He was born July 8, 1968, at Crawfordsville, to Donald and Delores “Dee” (Conner) …
Thomas L. ‘Tom’ DeValut
Thomas L. “Tom” DeVault, 74, of the rural Romney/New Richmond community, passed away at 9:51 a.m. Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at his home. He had been in failing health. Arrangements are …
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Thomas helps US top Serbia 88-55, advance to World Cup semis

SYDNEY (AP) — Alyssa Thomas had 13 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists to help the United States beat Serbia 88-55 in the quarterfinals of the women's World Cup on Thursday. Kelsey Plum …

Lauren Jackson, Aussie fans enjoying her World Cup finale

SYDNEY (AP) — Thirty minutes after Australia knocked off Canada in the preliminary round of the women's basketball World Cup, Lauren Jackson was back on the court signing autographs and posing for …

US World Cup worries grow, 0-0 draw vs Saudis in last tuneup

The United States will limp into the World Cup, and not just because of all the Americans' injuries. The U.S. played a 0-0 draw against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night at Murcia, Spain, that was …

Kahleah Copper's FIBA diary: Rest, rest, rest

SYDNEY (AP) — Rest, rest and more rest. There’s been a lot of basketball in a short time and finding time to recover has been key to staying fresh and having success. You have to take care of …
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Report: LIV Golf nearing deal to buy TV time on FS1

Golfweek is reporting that Saudi-funded LIV Golf, without a U.S. television deal during its inaugural season, is close to an agreement to buy time on FS1. Golfweek cited multiple sources it did …

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Worker burn out is common current experience. Teachers, nurses, doctors, people working in businesses and organizations feel burdened by stresses and pressures. A general malaise results. Many leave …
When I was a newbie reporter at the Wabash Plain Dealer, I started hearing about a young woman named Brenda Webb, just a few years out of high school and beginning to make a name for herself as a …
Tom Nichols, staff writer for The Atlantic, penned the piece we at the League should have thought of: “The Joy of Voting.” This leads to the question, have you noticed self-satisfaction …
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Nunn on the Putin Doctrine: ‘A very dangerous time’

INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn was at a conference in Hungary when a coup d’etat toppled Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the summer of 1991. A Soviet contact called him. …

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For the sake of our manufacturing sector, it’s time to hold other countries accountable for their pollution. In America, we produce manufactured goods much more cleanly and …
Lee Hamilton’s opinion piece, “Remember what government can do” posted July 20 in the Journal Review shows exactly why government has low trust, not as he intended to explain how …
The Crawfordsville library is running another terrific reading program for children. I borrowed a friend’s 4-year-old and took him to join the fun. After signing up, we set out to find Woody to …
  Two of the most significant challenges facing Indiana are improving the educational outcomes for all K through 12 students and greatly elevating the postsecondary attainment levels of our …