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American Legion gives graciously

American Legion Post 72 announced that this year and over the Christmas holiday more than $90,000 has been donated to local service organizations and charities. “It is our honor and …

MC Shrine Club Makes Large Donation

Government

BOW approves contract for park upgrade

The Crawfordsville Board of Public Works & Safety approved a bid for the renovation of the Frances Wooden Northside Park at Wednesday’s meeting. The board accepted the lowest bid from …
Holidays

Community Christmas Dinner prep underway

The Christmas season is again upon us, and plans for the 2022 Montgomery County Community Christmas Dinner are in full swing. Preparations are being made for a festive dine-in experience at First …
Column

Dusk to Dawn plans Longest Night Service

Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services to offer Longest Night Service It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good …
Preview Shelf

Pack your holiday gatherings with fun and games (and some reading too)

As we prepare for extended time with family and friends, our focus is generally consumed with meal plans, holiday décor, and travel arrangements. Many of us enjoy spending time with loved …
Amish Cook

This suet recipe isn’t for the birds

I’m here at my new desk. Well it’s not actually new, only new for me. I picked it up at a garage sale for free. So from this new spot in the office I look out the window and …
Schools

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Life

Real Men Wear Pink

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Montgomery County Master Gardeners

The Montgomery County Master Gardeners met Dec. 5 at the county fairgrounds for their regular monthly meeting. Both the secretary’s and the treasurer’s reports were given and …

Passion for Missions

CEDARVILLE, OHIO — For Katie Baird of Crawfordsville becoming a missionary felt like a daunting task. But after spending a gap year in the Dominican Republic, the Cedarville University junior …
Schools

Educators gear up for new middle school civics course

    A new middle school civics course will be required for Indiana students. The Indiana Bar Foundation advocated for the requirement during the 2022 legislative session, and the …
2022 Downtown Christmas Parade

Float Winners Bring The Spirit

Community

Recognize a ‘Star’ who shines in your life

The Journal Review is again seeking nominations for its annual Shining Star Award. Since its inception in 2010, the annual award seeks to recognize individuals, families or other groups who, …
Grammar Guy

Beware the elusive adnominal snowman

My daughter has started roaming the streets looking for Bigfoot clues. According to her kindergarten classmates, Bigfoot only comes out at night, and that’s when he drops clues around the …
Tastefood

A sweet baking tradition

The holiday season is full of traditions. Traditions bring pleasure and reassurance. They give us something to look forward to, and in times of difficulty or uncertainty, traditions root and comfort …
Club News

Flower Lovers

The Flower Lovers had a great turnout for its Nov. 2 meeting at St. John’s. Live fall bouquets decorated the tables along with pumpkin placemats by artist in residence, Teresa Huxhold. Karen …
Laud & Honor

McCarthy earns scholarship at Manchester

NORTH MANCHESTER — Madison McCarthy of Crawfordsville has been awarded the Wilson B. Lutz and Mary Eley Lutz Scholarship at Manchester University. The Tri-West Senior High School graduate is …
Local

Donations needed to bring cheer

Organizers of the 111th annual Sunshine Society Cheer Certificate campaign report $1,545 has been donated in the first week of the drive. The Cheer Certificate program is a collaboration between …
Downtown Christmas Parade 2022

Making Spirits Bright

Local

17 businesses compete for window decorating awards

The annual Downtown Holiday Window Contest has returned for its third year. Seventeen downtown business are entered to win a prize in one of four categories. The annual  event is sponsored by …
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Trump lawyers in court for sealed hearing in Mar-a-Lago case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Donald Trump were in court Friday for sealed arguments as part of the ongoing investigation into the presence of classified information at the former president's …

Putin says more US-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that more U.S.-Russian prisoner exchanges are possible if Moscow and Washington find a compromise. Putin spoke a day after Russian …

After midterms, GOP reconsidering antipathy to mail ballots

ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia’s Senate runoff, Republicans once more met the realities of giving Democrats a head start they could not overcome. According to tallies from the secretary of state, …

US keeps eye on China's space activities for potential risks

BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. is closely monitoring Chinese activities that potentially threaten American assets in space as debris rapidly accumulates in low Earth orbit, the head of United States …
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12-6 Roundup: Charger swimming sweeps in the pool, Athenians split with Tigers

Swimming and Diving Chargers notch sweep of Bison North Montgomery swimming and diving was back in action and in the pool on Tuesday as the Chargers made the lengthy trip to Benton Central for …
Girls Basketball

Mustangs lose WRC matchup to Patriots

VEEDERSBURG - Fountain Central’s girls hoops team played even with a very good Seeger squad for the first 12 minutes, but the Patriots offense was more than the Mustangs could handle in a 55-34 …
Wrestling

Gomez plays hero for Mountie wrestling in comeback win

NEW MARKET — Junior Waylon Gomez is in his first season wrestling with Southmont this season. On Tuesday Gomez was asked to play the role of the hero for the Mounties as heading into his match, …
Boys Basketball

Athenians roll over Red Ramblers for bounce back win

BOYS ROLL RED RAMBLERS FOR SECOND WIN From the opening tip Crawfordsville boys basketball looked determined and motivated to come out and prove a point as they steam rolled Attica 67-17 on …
Boys basketball

Charger offense comes alive for first win

SPEEDWAY – North Montgomery boys defeated Speedway 56-52 for their first win of the new season on Saturday afternoon.  Charger Coach Chad Arnold said his team played the best game of …
Boys Basketball

Mounties down sectional foe Clovers for third straight win

NEW MARKET ---- Southmont boys basketball after an emotional and physical win against county rival North Montgomery on Friday was quickly back in action Saturday as they hosted a potential sectional …
College Basketball

Little Giants overcome 15 point 2nd half deficit to defeat Oberlin in NCAC opener

Wabash Always Fights. That’s the saying at Wabash College and it has lived true so far this season for the Wabash College Men’s basketball team. After a let down loss to Earlham earlier …
Obituaries
David Allen Miles
David Allen Miles, 60, of Roachdale passed away peacefully at home Nov. 29, 2022, after a short battle with cancer and with loved ones …
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Bonnie Lou Wilkerson
Bonnie Lou Wilkerson, 84, of West Lafayette, and formerly of Wingate, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. She was born July 3, …
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Alan H. Fulford
Alan Fulford died on Nov. 28, 2022, at his home in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after a brief illness. Born Nov. 13, 1949, at …
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William T. ‘Bill’ Young
William T. “Bill” Young, 80, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, at Franciscan Health Lafayette. He was …
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Richie Lee Wilcox
Richie Lee Wilcox of Darlington passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 4, 2022, at home. He was 63. Mr. Wilcox was an outdoors person. He …
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National Sports

Georgia QB Bennett is old-school Heisman Trophy contender

NEW YORK (AP) — At a time when Heisman Trophy winners are usually on their way to being first-round picks in the NFL draft, Stetson Bennett is a contender from another era of college football. …

Croatia wins yet another penalty shootout at World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — When it comes down to a penalty shootout at the World Cup, count on Croatia to make it through. Twice already at the tournament in Qatar and twice four years ago in …

England coach lets captain Kane do final World Cup pep talk

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — England coach Gareth Southgate has nothing to tell his players just before they leave the locker room to play defending champion France in the World Cup quarterfinals on …

Modric's moves help Croatia eliminate Brazil from World Cup

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) — The slippery hips of Luka Modric wriggled away from danger. The laser-like precision of his passing — and the intelligence to control the tempo for long periods — were …
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'Aftersun,' 'Banshees' lead AP's best films of 2022

The Associated Press’ Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr's picks for the best movies of 2022: JAKE COYLE: 1. “Aftersun”: Rarely does such a delicately crafted tale pack such a …

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On the campaign trail back in March 2020, Joe Biden said he viewed himself as merely “a bridge” to the next generation of Democratic leaders, whom he called “the future of this …
This column could be part three of “Why I Love My Town.” This week, the League spotlights a surprising technology partnership that will promote economic development in Crawfordsville and …
No sentence should strike more fear into the hearts of Hoosier parents than this one, variations of which have appeared in numerous recent news stories: “Speaker Todd Huston, R-Fishers, said …
Letters
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, …
My name is Trevor McKinney, and I am a junior at Wabash College studying philosophy and political science. I was recently given a project to help raise awareness for an issue that I am passionate …
It didn’t take long after our county officials finally shooed away the industrial wind companies for a second siege of energy company carpetbaggers to sweep through Montgomery County like …
I have been following solar and wind power since the 70’s oil scare. So here is my piece of the argument. Solar farms can be utilized by vegetable farmers and sheep farmers while producing …