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Pro-choice demonstration planned at Pike Place

Pro-choice advocates plan to demonstrate at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Pike Place in Crawfordsville. Event organizers ask participants to gather at noon at the courthouse, where they will discuss …
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Open class offers many opportunities to showcase talent

It’s that time of year again ... fair season! Montgomery County Homemakers are hosting open class. Don’t know what the open class is? Well, the open class is an opportunity during the …
Up Close With Dr. E

Puncturing the myths about Bipolar Disorder

In the process of creating a Hollywood movie, the director will take the life of an ordinary person — a man, woman or child — and then expose them to a great challenge, quest or …
Roads

Bridge work to begin Tuesday

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces State Road 234 will close on or after Tuesday for bridge replacement work over Little Raccoon Creek. This closure is …
High Alert

CenterPoint Energy urges customers to be on alert for scams

CenterPoint Energy is alerting customers of reported increases in door-to-door, phone call and text message scams. Reports of individuals impersonating CenterPoint Energy have employed various …
Holidays

‘Operation Dry Water’ to target boating while under the influence July 2-4

The Independence Day holiday typically means more boaters spending more time on the water across the United States, which typically results in an increase in the number of boating incidents and …
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Full Scale Exercise

Crawfordsville High School become a different type of learning environment Wednesday as local emergency response departments participated in a full scale active shooter exercise. The exercise …
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Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association

The June 13 meeting of the Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association was held at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. President Kathy Steele led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance …
Business

Miller to retire from Chase Bank

Angie Miller will retire from Chase Bank on Tuesday. Miller has been an integral part of the company for the last 38 years. Her contributions will always be valued and remembered. Her hard work, …
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Abortion ruling puts spotlight on gerrymandered legislatures

In overturning a half-century of nationwide legal protection for abortion, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Roe v. Wade had been wrongly decided and that it was time to “return the issue of …

Heavy rains, floods prompt evacuations of Sydney suburbs

SYDNEY (AP) — Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow in what authorities called …

Splintered Ukrainian city braces for new battle with Russia

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) — A group of young off-duty Ukrainian soldiers gathered at a military distribution center to enjoy a rare respite from the fighting that has again engulfed their fractured …

Bodies of 3 missing kids, woman found in Minnesota lake

VADNAIS HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — The bodies of three young children and a woman believed to be their mother have been recovered from a Minnesota lake, and authorities say the deaths are being …
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Softball Player of the Year

A historic hitter and a historic Mountie

NEW MARKET — Southmont softball coach Dan Taylor, who knows a thing or two about softball, has called Macie Shirk “the most prolific hitter in school history”. Just a glance at …
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Post 72 goes 2-3 in Wooden Bat Tournament

LINDEN — American Legion baseball teams from surrounding states converged onto North Montgomery High School beginning on Friday afternoon as Byron Cox Post 72 hosted the annual Crawfordsville …
Mark Maxwell Profile

Longtime area official hangs up his gear

“He’s so much more than an official.” Mark Maxwell worked his last high school baseball game last weekend, calling balls and strikes for a state championship game. It was …
Obituaries
Theron Priest
Theron Priest, 92, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, June, 30, 2022, at Bickford of Crawfordsville. Arrangements are pending at …
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Heather Brooke Stewart
Heather Brooke Stewart passed away Saturday, June 25, 2022, surrounded by loved ones. She was born Nov. 14, 1978, to James Stewart …
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Gary L. Bullock
Gary L. Bullock, 69, of Crawfordsville passed away at home Monday, June 27, 2022. He was born July 27, 1952, at Crawfordsville, to …
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Mabel E. Grimes
Mabel E. Grimes, 99, passed away Monday, June 27, 2022, at home with family by her side. She was the beloved wife of the late …
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Terrence David Fitzwater
Terrence David Fitzwater, 51, of Lafayette passed away unexpectedly, Sunday, June 19, 2022, at his residence. He was born Aug. 12, …
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National Sports

Groenewegen pips Van Aert to win TDF stage 3 in photo finish

SONDERBORG, Denmark (AP) — Dutchman Dylan Groenewegen overtook Wout van Aert and Peter Sagan at the line to win the third stage of the Tour de France in a photo finish while Van Aert extended his …

Volkanovski, Adesanya easily defend their titles at UFC 276

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Alexander Volkanovski left no doubt about his supremacy in the UFC featherweight division while wrapping up his trilogy against Max Holloway with style. Volkanovski defeated …

Bird sets WNBA career wins record as Storm beat Aces 88-78

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird became the WNBA's leader in career wins with 324 on Wednesday night as the Seattle Storm beat the Las Vegas Aces 88-78. Bird, who has announced this will be her final …

Roglic aims to stop Pogacar from winning 3rd straight Tour

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Primoz Roglic must find a way to stop his Slovenian rival Tadej Pogacar from winning the Tour de France for the third straight time. While Pogacar remains the firm …
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‘Minions’ set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. “ Minions: The Rise of Gru ” brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, …

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It’s been way too long since I lit a sparkler as the sun goes down on the Fourth of July. I’ve enjoyed many day-long celebrations with friends and family on the Fourth in many …
Since its founding in 1822, Montgomery County has been a place for immigrants. When the squares of land were mapped out and made into the new state of Indiana just a few years prior, European …
In the aftermath of two momentous Supreme Court decisions last week on guns and abortion, emotions are running high and, indeed, starting to turn ugly. Perhaps it is a futile suggestion, but could …
Letters
I’ve heard some Montgomery County Council members make some strong comments against zoning for the county. Then I read the article that the council denies a tax break for a proposed solar farm. …
Hoosiers are paying more at the grocery and gas pump and may be noticing higher electric bills as well. We want to share background on what’s driving Duke Energy electricity costs and what …
We are volunteers for the 2022 American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Montgomery County. We are personally involved in the fight against cancer; to remember those we have lost to cancer; …
The recent letter from Kevin Brinegar, president of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, regarding the nation’s recent inflation woes, states “The rush to implement green energy policies is …