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Vacationing CPD officer rescues man from river

A local police officer vacationing with his family in Florida over spring break saved an elderly man from drowning. Cpl. Todd Huckstep of the Crawfordsville Police Department was camping along a …
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New season begins at Community Garden

The Crawfordsville Community Garden begins its 12th season in 2021. The garden is an ongoing project of Sustainable Initiatives of Montgomery County and is enjoyed each year by people of all ages and …
Business

RDC: County ‘very close’ to landing manufacturer

Montgomery County is “very close” to landing a new manufacturer, economic development officials said Wednesday. Redevelopment Commission president Ron Dickerson and other officials …
Field Work

It’s Planting Season

Spring weather is here and farmers are beginning to plant their crops across the state’s 15 million acres of farmland. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and several state agencies are …
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New CPD officer sworn in

A new officer has joined the force at the Crawfordsville Police Department. Officer Dakota Carlton was sworn in to duty by Crawfordsville Clerk-Treasurer Terri Gadd following Wednesday’s …
Government

City renews subscription for tree inventory tool

After a year-long trial period, the City of Crawfordsville will continue using software to maintain the city’s tree inventory. TreeKeeper, an inventory management tool from environmental …
Response

MCHD halts use of J&J vaccine for homebound program

The Montgomery County Health Department halted the use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for the homebound program after the state put the doses on pause. Homebound residents will …
Education

South proposes hazard pay stipends for teachers, staff

NEW MARKET — South Montgomery Community School Corp. is proposing giving teachers and other staff members hazard pay stipends for working through the pandemic. “We know that our …
Government

Former Save-A-Lot store purchased; clinic will remain

The former Save-A-Lot store which is now the site of Montgomery County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic has found a buyer, but the clinic is expected to remain open. Montgomery County Health …
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As mask mandates end, Oregon bucks trend with permanent rule

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As states around the country lift COVID-19 restrictions, Oregon is poised to go the opposite direction — and many residents are fuming about it. A top health official is …

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Fauci says he expects J&J vaccine to resume later this week

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will likely move to this coming week, possibly with restrictions or broader warnings after reports of some very rare blood clot cases, the government’s top …

Iran sees highest daily death toll in months as virus surges

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's daily coronavirus death toll climbed over 400 for the first time in months on Sunday, as the country, which has long had the region's largest outbreak, battles a …

GOP White House hopefuls move forward as Trump considers run

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three months after former President Donald Trump left the White House, the race to succeed him is already beginning. Trump's former secretary of state, , has launched …

Some Jan. 6 defendants try to use journalism as riot defense

The Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol in January created a trove of self-incriminating evidence, thoroughly documenting their actions and words in videos and social media posts. Now some …

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags …
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Senior Golf Results

The Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course seniors have met twice for their weekly Friday scramble so far this spring. On April 9, the team of Jim Long, Larry Manlove, Denny Wilson, and Steve Snyder …
TRACK AND FIELD

Area teams compete at 49th Annual Charger Relays

LINDEN — The night started with mild weather and ended cold, but local track and field teams had a chance to mix things up and show off their strengths at the 49th Annual Charger Relays at …
HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL

LOCAL ROUNDUP: Charger baseball still perfect

Chargers win again The North Montgomery baseball team stayed unbeaten with a 7-0 win over Covington. Brayden Martin tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing four hits, walking none and striking …
Obituaries
Donna Jo Dillman
Donna Jo (Dillman) Powell Best, 66, Crawfordsville passed away at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, April 15, 2021, at her residence. Donna was …
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Donald ‘Don’ Albert Long
Donald “Don” Albert Long passed to his eternal heavenly home on Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Fishers. Don was born Feb. …
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Robert J. Lewellen
On Sunday, April 11, 2021, Robert Jay Lewellen took the hand of Jesus at the age of 68 years old. He was born in Crawfordsville, …
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Walter Dale Simpson
Walter Dale Simpson, 77, of Waveland passed away peacefully April 14, 2021, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was born Sept. 4, …
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Barbara Jean Baldauf
Barbara Jean Baldauf passed away peacefully at Brooke Knoll Village on Monday, April 12, 2021. She was born in Indianapolis on July …
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National Sports

Bieber sets K record, fans 13 as Indians beat Reds 6-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — If Shane Bieber felt a bit off at the start, it sure didn't show. Bieber kept up his record strikeout run, fanning 13 and pitching the Cleveland Indians past the Cincinnati …

Knicks rally late, top Pelicans in OT for 6th win in row

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks' longest winning streak in seven years was seconds away from ending and the New Orleans Pelicans were told what to do to stop it. They didn't follow instructions, and …

Kevin Durant leaves Nets' game in Miami with thigh injury

MIAMI (AP) — Brooklyn's Kevin Durant was forced to leave the Nets' game in Miami on Sunday early in the first quarter with a left thigh injury. Durant exited with 7:57 to go in the opening …

Patrick Marleau set to break Gordie Howe's games record

For Patrick Marleau, the best part about Monday night when he is set to surpass Gordie Howe's record for most games played in NHL history will be the same as it has been for the previous 1,767 …
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Wolff: Russell has lots to learn after crash with Bottas

IMOLA, Italy (AP) — As well as damaging his car, George Russell could have damaged his Mercedes future after a high-speed crash with Valtteri Bottas at Imola on Sunday. Mercedes team principal …

Bayern unhappy with Flick's declaration he wants to quit

Alma Wahlberg, mother of Mark, Donnie Wahlberg, dies at 78

ACM Awards to feature (most of) country music's top stars

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Remember hanging the laundry on the line? The fresh air smell of laundry, beaten soft by the breeze and the bleaching power of the sun on the whites? There was always something to that extra effort, …
During my tenure as president of one of the nonprofit boards I served on, there was a dispute between board members and the executive director over something the director proposed to do. He …
There is a bit of an unexpected tussle going on right now in the statehouse. You see, the Republican supermajority did not expect to have any problem pulling more money away from public education and …
Letters
This is to who can get another grocery store in Crawfordsville. Kroger cannot take care of all of Montgomery County. Parking is a nightmare for the elderly and disabled. Since the store closed on the …
I am responding to the column you published from the League of Women Voters on Feb. 19 entitled, “For the love of democracy.” Sadly, this column contains several factual errors that …
Simple question. The officials who wanted zoning to take control over residents’ decisions over their property are upset that the state wants to do the same to them? Ray …
As with the beginning of each session of the state legislature, there’s always a multitude of bills introduced on just about any subject or issue. The vast majority never move forward and even …