Local News
Community

Being a Hero

Finances

DOR offers tips for selecting tax preparer

INDIANAPOLIS — With individual income tax season just around the corner, the Indiana Department of Revenue wants to help Hoosiers feel confident in who they partner with to prepare and submit …
Smooth Transitions

Grant provides ‘strong start’ for local preschoolers

Forty-two teachers from 10 local preschools (Discovery Preschool, Fuzzy Bear Preschool & Daycare, Hand in Hand Learning Center, Little Creations Child Care, Little Mounties Preschool, Montessori …
Schools

100 Days Smarter

Health

Hope on the horizon

At 91 years old, Norma Miller is eager to feel a sense of relief following her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Miller received her first dose last week, and as a long-time local business owner, …
Prevention

Survey highlights concerns about youth tobacco use

A recent survey of local retailers highlights smoke-free advocates concerns about stopping more youth from using tobacco. The survey, conducted last year by Tobacco Free Montgomery County, found …
Food Finders

Mobile pantry to distribute food

Food Finders Food Bank Mobile Pantry will be distributing food, including fresh produce, an assortment of frozen items, essential non-perishable items and breads to people in need in the …
'Democracy Has Prevailed'

Biden takes the helm as president

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to …
Marketplace
Coronavirus updates
Local, National and Global headlines

Indiana lawmakers debating public health, personal freedom

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — As Indiana’s Republican-dominated Legislature returned to session, nearly a dozen bills drafted by GOP legislators have sparked debate in the Statehouse over where to draw the …

National news

Trump agreements seek to tie Biden's hands on immigration

SAN DIEGO (AP) — During the Trump administration’s final weeks, the Department of Homeland Security quietly signed agreements with at least four states that threaten to temporarily derail …

GOP Ohio Sen. Portman not seeking reelection, cites gridlock

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio Sen. Rob Portman said Monday that he won’t seek reelection to a third term in 2022, expressing dismay with the deep partisanship and dysfunction in American …

New milestone for Sidney Poitier: Namesake of a film school

NEW YORK (AP) — In 1963, Sidney Poitier made a film in Arizona, “Lilies of the Field.” The performance led to a huge milestone: He became the first Black winner of a lead-acting Oscar. Now, …

Job losses from virus 4 times as bad as '09 financial crisis

GENEVA (AP) — Four times as many jobs were lost last year due to the coronavirus pandemic as during the worst part of the global financial crisis in 2009, a U.N. report said Monday. The …

Biden plans to sign order for govt to buy more US goods

BALTIMORE (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to sign on Monday an executive order that aims to boost government purchases from U.S. manufacturers, according to administration officials. The United …
More Local Sports
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Tigers blow by Chargers

LINDEN — Lebanon used a smothering defense and had their best offensive output of the season in a 65-27 victory over Sagamore Conference foe North Montgomery Friday. The Tigers used several …
HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

Athenians outrun Mustangs

Athenians outrun Mustangs Jared McMurry jmcmurry@jrpress.com Crawfordsville wasted no time getting back to business after a two-week layoff on Friday night — defeating Fountain Central …
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wolves need season high to beat Mustangs

MARSHALL — There was no lack of energy, excitement and excellent basketball, but Fountain Central’s girls team had their six-game win streak snapped in a 70-62 WRC loss to Parke …
National Sports

Brantley rejoins Astros to complete unfinished business

HOUSTON (AP) — An erroneous report saying Michael Brantley had agreed to a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays had the outfielder fielding goodbye texts from his Houston Astros teammates most of …

Spurs-Pelicans game called off, as NBA's virus woes continue

San Antonio’s game in New Orleans was called off Monday night in the latest virus-related postponement for the NBA, one that came when the league determined that neither team would have enough …

Aaron Rodgers' 'uncertain' future hangs over Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers said he's not sure what his future holds in Green Bay. That was all it took to raise concerns about the Packers' ability to contend in 2021 and beyond. Green …

'No Hard Feelings': Patriots fans still rooting for Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — As soon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC title game, Brian Pope went shopping for a Tom Brady jersey to wear when he watches them play in the Super Bowl. One …
Stocks
Obituaries
Margaret Frances Howerton Viray
Margaret Frances Howerton Viray passed peacefully on the morning of Jan. 21, 2021, at the Lane House in Crawfordsville. Margaret …
Read More
Janet Jo Rice
Janet Jo Rice, 85, of Crawfordsville passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at her home, surrounded by loved ones. Janet …
Read More
Otis Duane Cornett
Otis Duane Cornett, 66, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at home while surrounded by his loving family. He was …
Read More
Aime Phillip Berard
A. Phillip Berard, 90, of Crawfordsville peacefully passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, surrounded by his family. He was a …
Read More
Martha A. Bridges
Martha A. Bridges, 94, of Sedalia, Missouri, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. She was born Oct. 12, 1926, in Augusta, Georgia, …
Read More
Featured Video
Entertainment
Goade becomes first Native American to win Caldecott Medal

NEW YORK (AP) — Illustrator Michaela Goade became the first Native American to win the prestigious Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture story, cited for “We Are Water Protectors," …

R&B artist Trey Songz arrested at AFC Championship game

Italian premier to offer resignation as government wobbles

Ducks use strong offensive game to take down Avalanche 3-2

Games

Want to play a crossword puzzle?

Want to play sudoku?

Click a puzzle to start playing today!

Special Sections
Columnists
INDIANAPOLIS — The day President Biden was inaugurated, a record 4,131 Americans died of COVID-19. That was 4,130 more than Jan. 20, 2020, the day of the first U.S. death. Here is the most …
It was just one year ago that the first confirmed case of coronavirus was diagnosed in the United States. Over the course of that year, more than 400,000 Americans have lost their lives to COVID-19. …
On Nov. 4, as we waited for the results of 2020’s national election, a friend and professor Rob Saler posted “The work is the work” on his social media. Just when the work felt like …
Letters
Nearly 1 in 12 people in Indiana are living with a substance use disorder, according to the Indiana University website on addictions. This represents a devastating problem for the state: a group of …
The day I read about Rep. Jim Baird’s defense of his recent political actions (Journal Review, Jan. 15), I drafted a response excoriating him for supporting the Texas attorney general’s …
State Senator Phil Boots announced the 2021 legislative agenda the other day. The agenda has two serious flaws in it that if enacted would cause harm to the senator’s constituents. Boots …
Big tech, the liberal media like Apple, CNN, MSNBC, Google and Amazon, as well as the Democrat party are attempting to silence half the voting population in the United States. We must protect …