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St. Louis-based plastics firm acquires Crawford Industries

ST. LOUIS — Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions, has announced the acquisition of Crawford Industries, L.L.C. The partnership will …
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Master Gardeners to offer expert advice

If you have a gardening problem, ask the Montgomery County Master Gardeners for help. The expert green thumbs will answer questions about gardens and help identify mystery plants or pests during …
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Roachdale Ribs & Blues Festival returns

ROACHDALE — After canceling in 2020, the Roachdale Revitalization Cooperative Alliance has announced the date for the seventh annual Roachdale Rib & Blues Festival on Saturday. Gates …
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FSC plans to expand Adopt a Storm Drain program

Friends of Sugar Creek plans to grow the Adopt a Storm Drain program through funding from Tipmont REMC’s EnviroWatts initiative. Tipmont awarded the nonprofit a $3,650 grant to cover …
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Cranberries are featured ingredient for Fountain County Bake-A-Rama

VEEDERSBURG — “Cranberry Blast” is the theme for the 41st Annual Fountain County “Bake-A-Rama” baking contest, which will be held Oct. 5 at the Fountain County 4-H …
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Carpenter names August leaders

Cali Bridges was announced as co-sales leader for August at Carpenter Realtors, Crawfordsville. Bridges has been a Realtor for 15 years. She is a dedicated sales associate and an active member of …
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Hillsboro Town Council

The meeting was opened at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, with the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Ed Moyer. All board members were present. A motion to approve the Aug. 9 administrative meeting …
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Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK (AP) — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European strategy for greater engagement in the …

Ukraine's leader takes UN to task as 'retired superhero'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Leaders who are “playing” at unity and stuffing pressing problems into an overflowing bag of woe. A world that's in the same boat, but first-class passengers get the …

US soldier wins long fight to get Afghan translator asylum

Army combat veteran Spencer Sullivan has never felt more victorious. Sullivan after his former platoon's other interpreter was denied a U.S. visa before being killed by the Taliban in 2017. On …

Melvin Van Peebles, godfather of Black cinema, dies at 89

NEW YORK (AP) — Melvin Van Peebles, the groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and musician whose work ushered in the “blaxploitation” wave of the 1970s and influenced filmmakers long after, has …

As Texas draws its maps, Latinos push for political power

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As a Dallas County commissioner, Elba Garcia represents some 670,000 people — nearly the population of a congressional district. The majority of her constituents are Latino …
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Mounties set school record with second-place finish at sectional

ATTICA — Southmont and Lebanon once again battled for the IHSAA girls’ golf sectional crown at Harrison Hills on Saturday. The Mounties did their job — breaking the 18-hole …
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Wabash shakes off slow start in stadium-opening win

There was a buzz on west Jennison Street on Saturday afternoon. A typical feel for Crawfordsville on a Saturday in the fall, but Wabash College felt and looked different this week. Wabash …
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LOCAL SPORTS: Allen races to XC title, Cville boys, North girls win in soccer

Allen, Cass lead Mounties to XC titles Faith Allen raced to a win in 20:03 to lead Southmont to the girls’ cross country title at the Tiger Cub Invite at Greencastle on Saturday, while Mason …
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Wayne Edward Kessler
Wayne Edward Kessler, 90, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. He was born Oct. 19, 1930, in Culver Hospital at …
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Colton Daniel Tignor
Colton Daniel Tignor, 23, of Wingate passed away at 9:25 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, in his home surrounded by family, following a …
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Beverly M. Dennis
Beverly M. Dennis, 81, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 202,1 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Bev was …
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Bruce Hadley Brown
Bruce Hadley Brown passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at his home. Born July 26, 1931, at Lafayette, to Parke and Mary (Sollars) …
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Poll: Bruce Hadley Brown
Bruce Hadley Brown passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021, at his home. Born July 26, 1931, at Lafayette, to Parke and Mary (Sollars) …
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Cards win 11th in row, best streak since 2001; stall Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler O’Neill homered as the St. Louis Cardinals won their 11th straight game, extending their lead for the second NL wild-card spot and beating the …

Harper's throw to plate saves Phillies' 4-3 win over O's

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper won games for the Phillies this year with one swing, one slide, one daring dash around the bases. Now add this save to the : Harper fired a heater on the fly …

NHL finds no evidence Evander Kane gambled on games

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The NHL found no evidence that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane bet on NHL games or tried to throw games after investigating allegations made by his estranged …

Kiermaier hit after scouting report flap; Rays to playoffs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Hit by a pitch two days after scooping up a Toronto scouting report and setting off a flap, Kevin Kiermaier hopes to see the Blue Jays in the playoffs. “Oh yeah, it …
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Beverly M. Dennis

Beverly M. Dennis, 81, formerly of Veedersburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 19, 202,1 at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. Bev was born Sept. 17, 1940, at Veedersburg, the daughter of Russell and …

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Kepler homers twice, Ryan’s 11 Ks lead Twins over Cubs 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Max Kepler homered twice, rookie Joe Ryan struck out a season-high 11, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 Wednesday night. Kepler staked the Twins to a …

Former US defense secretary testifies in Holmes fraud trial

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Britney Spears court filing says conservatorship should end

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INDIANAPOLIS — I called it “Frankendistrict,” the old 4th Congressional District that existed between 2001 and 2011. “Frankendistrict” was drawn by Indiana House …
“Age is just a mindset,” Dean and Connie Weir always said. They planned to age in place, as they’d helped Dean’s mom Ruth do. Having remodeled part of their home into a …
(Somewhere outside of Wimberley, Tex.) — I’m sitting on the deck at the Roadrunner Ranch, my brother’s place in Hill Country, Texas. The good news is that real life still exists …
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Indiana businesses that have achieved widespread vaccination among employees can earn a new designation from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and its Wellness Council of Indiana. Our “COVID …
I am pushing 50 years old and even though I cannot predict exact future events, nonetheless, out of my whole life nothing has really truly caught me by surprise. The Great Recession has come and …
A man made a promise to his wife and it’s been Pam’s Promise ever since. I am super grateful for this place. I’m grateful for so many things at this moment. Many people have had …
Upcoming elections matter, so make your voice heard. The 2022 United States elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 34 of …