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MCEF welcomes new teachers

Members of the Montgomery County Educational Foundation Board of Directors assembled 65 new teacher care packages Thursday. Brad Monts and Pat McDowell delivered the packages to each of the three …

HHSB provides free financial literacy program to local schools

Local students are getting a free education in how to manage their money. Hoosier Heartland State Bank is working with Banzai, a national award-winning financial literacy program, to make online, …
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Tips for making home food preservation safe

We received a great deal of rain last week and now my garden is producing more veggies than I can eat. This weekend I will be spending some time dusting off the canner to pickle my favorite, …
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JUMP beats the heat with trip to Tropicanoe Cove

The Juvenile Mentoring program beat the heat with a recent trip to Tropicanoe Cove in Lafayette. “It was great to see everyone having such a great time” said Sara Clapp, JUMP program …
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College receives occupancy permit extension for stadium

Wabash College received a three-month extension Wednesday on a conditional occupancy permit for Little Giant Stadium through most of football season as parking is expanded for fans. The permit, …
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Increased school bus safety patrols planned as students return to the classroom

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that police agencies throughout the state will be increasing patrols this back-to-school season to protect students going to and from school. …
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Athens Arts planning national juried art exhibit

Athens Arts Gallery will host Untitled 2.0 [a juried exhibition] in late September. This biennial event aims to bring attention to artists nationwide through a juried art exhibition. An opening …
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Fall programming preview at CDPL: Geology

As a child I had a natural curiosity about my environment. I hungered to understand how and why processes that shaped our world occurred. My scientific mind was already in search of answers to the …

Kessler shows grand champion heifer

Claire Kessler took home the grand champion heifer at the Montgomery County 4-H Fair for the second year in a row. Kessler, 12, was also the top showman in the ring with Winnie at last …
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Fauci: More 'pain and suffering' ahead as COVID cases rise

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots. Fauci, the …

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Will Trump be spoiler as California GOP seeks Newsom recall?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California could witness a stunning turnabout in a nation of deeply polarized politics if the liberal state dumps Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and elects a Republican to fill his …

Evacuations lifted as progress made against western fires

BLY, Oregon (AP) — Firefighters in Oregon reported good progress in the battle against the nation's largest wildfire, while authorities canceled evacuation orders near a major blaze in Northern …

DaBaby booted from Lollapalooza after homophobic comments

CHICAGO (AP) — Rapper DaBaby was cut Sunday from Lollapalooza's closing lineup following crude and homophobic remarks he made last week at a Miami-area music festival. The Grammy-nominated …

Myanmar military extends emergency, promises vote in 2 years

BANGKOK (AP) — Six months after seizing power from the elected government, Myanmar’s military leader on Sunday declared himself prime minister and said he would lead the country under the …

Breakneck pace of crises keeps National Guard away from home

SHADDADI, Syria (AP) — In the searing 108-degree heat, far from his Louisiana health care business, Army Col. Scott Desormeaux and his soldiers are on a dusty base near Syria’s northern border, …
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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Post 72 advances to state championship

KOKOMO — In a “win or go home” game, Byron Cox Post 72 advances to the final day of the American Legion State Baseball Tournament with a 9-5 win over Newburgh. The win moves Post …
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Post 72 falls into losers bracket at state finals

KOKOMO — Byron Cox Post No. 72 dropped its first game of the state tournament in game three of the state finals 9-3 to Rockport Post No. 254 on Sunday evening. Rockport, who won …
AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Post 72 advances in state finals tourney

KOKOMO — Byron Cox Post No. 72 won its opening round game of the American Legion Indiana state finals tourney 4-2 over Muncie Post No. 19 on Friday afternoon. Post 72 scored four runs in the …
Obituaries
Don Michael Dowell
Don Michael Dowell of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in the emergency room at Franciscan Health. He was …
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Edna Krukewitt
Edna Krukewitt of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021, at Wellbrooke. She was 99. Mrs. Krukewitt was a member of the …
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Barbara Louise Miner Pendleton
Barbara Louise Miner Pendleton, 94, a former New Richmond resident, passed away at 2 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2021, in the Indiana …
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Jill Ann Jeffries Melvin
Jill Ann Jeffries Melvin of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday morning, July 28, 2021, at Majestic Care of Avon. She was 71. Jill …
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Robert D. ‘Bob’ Pearson
Robert D. “Bob” Pearson, 80, of rural Veedersburg passed away at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Wellbrooke in …
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National Sports

2 more Brewers positive for virus; Strickland, Cousins out

ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Jake Cousins and Hunter Strickland tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and will be placed in quarantine in the latest cases to affect the NL Central …

Marlins manager Don Mattingly tests positive for COVID-19

MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins manager Don Mattingly tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday and will be away from the team while it continues its series against the New York Yankees. The …

Saints arms race: Winston vs Hill in bid to succeed Brees

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as Jameis Winston insists he's going to make better decisions with the football, the potential successor to Drew Brees in New Orleans doesn't want to give the impression …

Jags' Lawrence gets 'plus, plus' grades, 'real stuff' next

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — As impressive as Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence was during his first week of training camp, his performance came with an asterisk. “Everybody’s …
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MTV marks 40th anniversary with a new 'Moon Person' design

MTV is marking its 40th anniversary with a relaunch of its iconic image of an astronaut on the moon, with an MTV flag planted nearby. On Sunday, the media network unveiled a large scale “Moon …

American women take to track with 400 meter hurdles rivalry

For US teen Buddhist lama, it’s faith, school, football

Olympic champion Sunisa Lee adds bronze on uneven bars

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The percentage of people in Montgomery County currently vaccinated for COVID-19 is lower than in many Indiana and American counties. The number of those recently infected here, primarily among those …
“Envision a democracy where every person has the desire, the right, the knowledge and the confidence to participate” challenges the League of Women Voters. Envision democratic …
Court-required public notices are valuable tools of our democracy because they provide due process to Americans who will be impacted by the government action and help make the judicial process more …
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I do not know David Smith today, for all I know; he is a changed, loving man who has found Christ. He may be a model prisoner. If I make it to heaven, I may even see David Smith there if his heart is …
As the Fountain County GOP Chair, I am writing to commend U.S. Rep. Jim Baird on joining Conservative Climate Caucus in Congress. Hoosier Conservatives have always been strong stewards of the natural …
On Valentines Day 1977 at Hollandsburg, Indiana, a gang of thugs broke into the home of Keith and Betty Jane Spencer and killed their four sons by tying them up, laying them on the living room floor …
As a parent of one kid vaccinated against Covid and another who cannot yet be vaccinated, I received the news of unmasked fall in our public schools with disappointment. I was disappointed that a …