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What’s up with the second floor?

As you come up the main stairs by the stained glass window, you will find yourself in a grand, sunlit sanctuary, dotted with desks and armchairs. You are in the territory of the newly-renamed Adult …

Father’s shape their daughter’s destinies

Last week was Father’s Day, and this column is about the importance and powerful impact fathers have on their daughter’s development. What about the father-son relationship? It seems to …

Tickets on sale for Dining with the Chefs

The Montgomery County Free Clinic is excited to invite you to our signature food and fundraising gala, Dining with the Chefs. The event will take place Aug. 10 at Wabash College. Tickets are on sale …

Wabash offers great value for international students

Wabash College is ranked 47th among the best national liberal arts colleges that offer great value for international students, according to Study Abroad Aide. Ranking liberal arts colleges …

Mural Becomes Backdrop at Veterans Park

Mayor issues statement regarding Pride Fest at Pike Place

My office has received a number of communications from citizens regarding the June 22 Pride Event at Pike Place in the City of Crawfordsville. Unfortunately, I am currently out of town on an …

CDPL expands digital literacy, access with local grant

A lifelong learning goal from the Crawfordsville District Public Library’s strategic plan is the objective to provide computer access and training for adults. To help the library reach this …

Flower Lovers Garden Club

The Flower Lovers Garden Club met June 5 at Milligan Park for the annual pitch in luncheon and plant sale. President Karen Cook called the meeting to order and shared a prayer. Business …

Athens Arts announces close-out sale

After 14 years of serving the community as a cherished arts hub, Athens Arts is sadly closing its doors. The gallery at 216 Main St. will be hosting a close-out sale featuring a wide range of …
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Carpenter Realtors recognizes achievements

Cali Bridges and Lisa Cooper were announced as listing leaders for the month of May at Carpenter Realtors. Bridges has been a Realtor with Carpenter for 17 years and is a lifelong resident of …

JUMP participants stay busy with activities

The Juvenile Mentoring Program of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau recently enjoyed a trip to Malibu Jacks in Lafayette. “Malibu Jacks is a favorite event for our group, who …

Serve & Protect: Meet CPD Officer Kamden Hoycus

Why did you choose law enforcement as a career? I felt a calling to bridge the gap between the community’s youth and the police.   What is your educational background and …
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Athenians season ends at semi-state

EVANSVILLE — Only four baseball teams in the state get to end their season with a win as they celebrate a state title. Every other team,their season usually ends with some tears being shed and …

County high school golf comes to a close

WEST LAFAYETTE -Montgomery County high school golf teams had their seasons come to an end Friday at the IHSAA regional held at Coyote Crossing Golf Club in West Lafayette. North Montgomery failed to …

Post 72 stays unbeaten, takes down defending state champs

LINDEN ­— The end of the spring sports season means American Legion baseball season is here. The 2024 edition of Crawfordsville’s Byron Cox Post 72 team is off to another strong …

Athenians ready to battle Braves in semi-state

Crawfordsville baseball is just two wins away from playing for a Class 3A State Title. The mantra for the team all season has been the next game is the most important and with CHS being one of the …

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Slugging her way to the top

LINDEN ­— Take a bow Piper Ramey. The North Montgomery junior had a season to remember for the Chargers this past spring on the softball diamond. Let’s just show her overall numbers …

Caitlin Clark effect in full swing for Indiana Fever

If you follow sports at all, you’ve probably seen a whole lot about Caitlin Clark over the last few weeks. This was supposed to be an exciting time for her career, as well as Indiana Fever …
Obituaries
Steven Foster Wise II
Steven Foster Wise II of Lafayette passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at the age of 59. Steven was an electrician with IBEW Local 668. He really liked fishing and football, especially the …
Angela Dawn Fruits
Angela Dawn Fruits, 56, of Darlington passed away Sunday, June 16, 2024, at her home. She was born Nov.   20, 1967, at Lafayette, to Curt Fruits and Ester (Rascoe) Fruits. Angela was a …
Timothy James Owens
Timothy James Owens, 66, of Covington passed away peacefully Monday, June 17, 2024, at home, surrounded by his loving family and friends. Born Sept. 27, 1957, at Danville, Illinois, he was the …
Eric Lee Risner
Eric Lee Risner, 56, of Wingate passed away at 4:55 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2024, in his home surrounded by family following a battle with cancer.  Eric was born June 25, 1967, at …
Phyllis Pauline Twitchell
Phyllis Pauline Twitchell, also known affectionately as Phy Phy and Grammy, passed away on June 14, 2024, in Tucson, Arizona, at the age of 99. She was born May 21, 1925, in Coloma, Indiana, in …
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There’s a particularly unforgettable scene in the 1994 movie Reality Bites when the tenderhearted Sammy Gray (played by Steve Zahn) rehearses for a moment he fears. He’s snagged his …
INDIANAPOLIS — On dozens of billboards across Indiana, Right to Life urges folks to “love them both” when it comes to a mother and a fetus. During his recent Republican …
In January 2022 the Federal Reserve (a.k.a. “the Fed”) faced a challenge: Inflation was 7.5% and the Fed needed to discourage spending to reduce inflation. The Fed has an effective tool …
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How about Humility Month? We have days/months for many celebrations, so why not one for humility? Why don’t we celebrate being humble or having humility? Many years ago, when the …
With Memorial Day approaching I am thinking about our veterans. I recently finished watching a powerful streaming show called Masters of the Air. During each episode young American pilots and crews …
My five grandchildren are students in Crawfordsville and participate in sports, music and theatre. I am writing to express my dismay and disappointment in the Crawfordsville school system for their …
I’ve crunched the preliminary numbers and they saddened me. Montgomery County on May 7 saw its lowest voter turnout for a presidential primary in at least 32 years. I’m not naive to …
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