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Parke County conservation easement expands

Entrepreneur and nature lover Joe McCurdy and his daughter Cheyenne McCurdy have placed 200 acres north of Turkey Run State Park under protection through a conservation easement with the Central …

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TRES Students Mark 100 Days of School

Preserving History

For 125 years the local Dorothy Q Chapter NSDAR has upheld the ideals of patriotism, historical preservation and historical education in Montgomery County. On Saturday, the local DAR Society …

Keep a song in your heart

My favorite spot in our cabin is in front of the heater on my fuzzy carpet; I find it relaxing to watch wildlife in the woods right outside those double windows. There’s a squirrel nest that …

Holocaust Remembrance Day approaching

UN member states observe Jan. 27, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s a time to call to mind not only that dark chapter from our …

IUK students recognized for academics

KOKOMO — In the fall 2022 semester, 794 full-time Indiana University Kokomo students earned chancellor’s list or dean’s list honors. Chancellor’s list students earned a 4.0 …

Area students named to USI Dean’s List

In recognition of outstanding academic achievement, the University of Southern Indiana Dean’s List has been released for the 2022 Fall Semester. A total of 1,956 undergraduate students were …

Williamson completes Trine degree

ANGOLA — Lily Williamson of Colfax completed requirements for a degree from Trine University at the end of the Fall 2022 semester. Williamson earned a degree in Golf Management at Trine.

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C’ville man dies in morning crash

A single-vehicle crash Thursday claimed the life of a Crawfordsville man. Just after 1:30 a.m., the Indiana State Police and Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle …

Share your snow day photos with us

How are you spending your snow day? Let us share photos of your winter antics with our readers.  Share them on our Facebook page or mail us at newsroom@jrpress.com.

A Sweet Business

It is Girl Scout cookie time here in Indiana. Local troops held a cookie rally Friday to learn the entrepreneurial skills needed for a successful cookie season. The scouts practiced their sales …

North moving to semester schedule

LINDEN — For nearly 16 years North Montgomery School Corporation students have attended school under the trimester model of education. On Monday, the school board voted to go back to …

I know he’s your dad, but it’s his responsibility

Dear Dave, My husband and I just heard of your plan. We are excited to learn more about money, and we have already saved up $1,000 for our beginner emergency fund. Right now, we have a problem. My …

F.C. Tucker posts December listing, sales leaders

F.C. Tucker West Central announced agent Katie Viers was the December listing leader for F.C. Tucker West Central. She led the way listing two homes with $356,900 in listing volume. Viers also was …

INDOT preparing for winter storm

The Indiana Department of Transportation is preparing for a winter storm expected to impact the state starting overnight Tuesday and early Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued winter …

Maverick Ray Brant

Maverick Ray Brant, a son, born Jan. 15 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Brandon and Sara (Price) Brant, Crawfordsville. At birth, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and was welcomed home by a …

County recognizes Employees of the Year

Montgomery County Commissioners took time Monday to honor two employees who have distinguished themselves in 2022. Greg Northcutt, a supervisor in the maintenance department, and maintenance …

United Way offers free tax preparation

United Way in Montgomery County will again be a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program site for the 2023 tax season. In collaboration with United Way of Greater Lafayette, the VITA program will …
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A timeline of events in Tyre Nichols arrest, death

A timeline of events in the Tyre Nichols case, which sparked state and federal investigations into police brutality and led to murder and other charges against the five officers involved in his …

Tyre Nichols remembered as beautiful soul with creative eye

Tyre Nichols was killed by police in Memphis after they pulled him over Jan. 7. Video of the incident is to be released to the public on Friday. Family and friends remember Nichols as a generous, …

Lots of sound and fury on US debt, but not a crisis — yet

For all the sound and fury about raising the nation's debt limit, most economists say federal borrowing is not at a crisis point. At least, not yet. The national debt is nonetheless at the core of a …

Brutality of Russia's Wagner gives it lead in Ukraine war

Fierce battles in eastern Ukraine have thrown a new spotlight on a private Russian military group led by a rogue millionaire with longtime links to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin. The Wagner …
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Nelson: To the playoffs and beyond, my many travels

I’m heading into uncharted waters. Now that is funny to my old softball team who found out I can’t swim when they threw me into the pool a long time ago, but for today, and the rest of …

1-24 Roundup: CHS GBB and Swim teams secure wins

Girls Basketball Athenians earn bounce back win over Falcons Hitting the road for the final week of the regular season on Tuesday, Crawfordsville girls basketball took on the North Vermillion …

Mason pours in career high 25 to lead Mounties past Trojans

NEW MARKET — “Get on my back”. That’s what DeLorean Mason told her teammates Tuesday evening as the Southmont Mounties hosted the Covington Trojans. The visiting Trojans and …

Area girls hoops teams find out post-season path

All four area girls basketball teams now know the path they must take in order for a sectional title as the IHSAA held their annual pairings show on Sunday evening. This season with the sectional …

Doing it for Superman

Not many high school athletes have had to bear what North Montgomery senior Gage Galloway has. The three-sport athlete for the Chargers and his family endured something no one should ever have to. …

Athenians get redemption over Mounties, claim county title

A season ago Crawfordsville boys basketball won the Sugar Creek Classic title, then was defeated by Southmont for the county championship. This season the roles were reversed. South took down CHS …

Mounties season best performance leads to county title

It sometimes takes the being on a big stage for a team to shine the brightest. That was the case for Southmont girls basketball on Saturday when the Mounties took on county rival Crawfordsville with …
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Jerry Joseph Hocking
On Friday, Jan, 20, 2023, Jerry Joseph Hocking, beloved dad, grandpa and brother, passed away at Ben Hur Health & Rehabilitation in the presence of his daughters and grandchildren, while …
Jack E. Booher
Jack E. Booher of Martinsville, formerly of Darlington, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 24, 2023, at the Waters of Martinsville. He was 81. Born Nov. 6, 1941, at Crawfordsville, he was the son …
Paul Allen Redman
Paul Allen Redman died Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at home, in New Ross. Arrangements are pending with Sanders Priebe Funeral Care in Crawfordsville. Share memories and condolences at …
Phyllis D. Hadler
Phyllis D. Hadler, 73, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Effingham, Illinois, passed away Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. She was born Oct. 23, 1949, at Salem, Illinois, to …
Danny Williams Reed
Danny Williams Reed, 63, of Dardanelle, Arkansas, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1959, at Crawfordsville, to Robert Gene Reed and Loretta Jean Crumly …
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Teen Isabeau Levito wins U.S. women's figure skating title

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Teen star Isabeau Levito needed a near-flawless free skate to capture gold at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships after Bradie Tennell's beautiful performance minutes …

Rahm 2 back of Ryder at Torrey in bid for 3rd straight win

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jon Rahm made an impressive charge up the leaderboard on his favorite course with a 6-under 66 on Friday, which is now moving day at Torrey Pines, to pull within two shots of …

Column: Six Degrees of Wilks connects dots of NFL racism

The Six Degrees of Steve Wilks is a quick and easy way to connect the dots of racism in the hiring of NFL head coaches. From Kliff Kingsbury to Lovie Smith to Matt Rhule to Jim Caldwell to Jeff …

Rodney Terry constantly auditioning as Texas interim coach

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every game the Texas Longhorns play feels like an audition for interim coach Rodney Terry. At some point, the school must decide if he deserves a callback. What would …
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3 dead, 1 missing as rain pounds New Zealand's largest city

Authorities said three people were dead and at least one missing as record levels of rainfall pounded New Zealand’s largest city, causing widespread disruption. Authorities declared a state of …

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Nothing about the guest speaker suggested power or prestige. She was the quintessential teacher, comfortable and ready to engage in a crushed velvet smock, black leggings, and comfortable shoes. …
Education from preschool to graduate school is rapidly changing. Some changes are common, like timing of semesters and days or consolidation. Some change education for students and teachers …
When the coal started running low at the mine my father worked in, he considered several options. The one he decided on was to relocate from Kentucky to Fort Wayne, which had two major advantages. …
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There are many unwritten rules in society, but one particular rule really gets under my skin. In Crawfordsville, citizens, blue collar workers and white collar workers, pay for coffee at convenience …
I am writing to express my appreciation for the staff at Franciscan Hospital in Crawfordsville and Franciscan Hospital in Lafayette. On Jan. 2, 2023, my wife had an emergency and I had to rush her to …
Recently I received a letter from the office of Congressman Jim Baird noting that “Inflation is over 14% in Indiana.” I was quite surprised to read this, as the most recent inflation …
Beth Swift’s “Our Town” column was so enjoyable. Growing up, I was lucky to live in a home built by the Ristine family and found Ms. Swift’s article about the Ristine, …
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