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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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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 …

Barnett shows grand champion gilt

Barnett shows grand champion gilt Four-year 4-H member Laine Barnett first entered the show ring at the age of 3 when he began showing pigs. “Once I got into 4-H, I started taking it more …

VA vans back on road

VA vans back on road Taylor Dixon Journal Review For the first time since March 2020, the Veterans Service Office is transporting veterans to medical appointments. The vans leave from the …
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Wabash raises $3.6M for annual fund

Wabash College President Scott E. Feller expressed his gratitude to the alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends who donated more than $3.6 million to the College’s Annual Fund in …
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Plemons and his Palomino horse become world champs

Creek Plemons, a sixth grader at Southmont Junior High, is a world champion. The 11-year-old boy and his horse won four categories in the Palomino World Show at Springfield, Illinois, July 6-17, …
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What is a COVID-19 vaccine 'breakthrough' case?

What is a COVID-19 vaccine “breakthrough” case? It’s when a fully vaccinated person gets infected with the coronavirus. A small number of such cases are expected and health officials say …

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Senate advances nearly $1 trillion infrastructure plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate advanced a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday with a bipartisan group of senators helping it clear one more hurdle and bracing to see if support can hold …

Justice says IRS must give Trump tax returns to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department, in a reversal, says the Treasury Department must provide the House Ways and Means Committee former President Donald Trump’s tax returns, apparently …

Trump urged Justice officials to declare election 'corrupt'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump urged senior Justice Department officials to declare the 2020 election results “corrupt” in a December phone call, according to handwritten notes from …

Worker pay rises strongly as businesses fight to fill jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wages and salaries rose at a healthy pace in the three months ended in June as employers competed to find enough workers to fill millions of available jobs. Pay increased 1% in …

Ship tied to Israeli billionaire attacked off Oman, 2 killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire reportedly came under attack off the coast of Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, an assault that …
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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 …
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Zachary’s desire to stay busy keeps driving her success

Macy Zachary couldn’t slow down while she was a student at Southmont. Cheerleading, gymnastics, track and field, and soccer. If there was a way to be involved, Zachary was doing it. The …
BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Crawfordsville’s Motz, North Montgomery’s Kirsch earn Co-Player of the Year for Baseball

They were the two best players in Montgomery County all season long. Austin Motz the top hitter and Jarrod Kirsch the top pitcher. Together, the Crawfordsville and North Montgomery duo is the …
Obituaries
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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James ‘Loyd’ Sherfey
James “Loyd” Sherfey passed away June 26, 2021, at Gainesville, Florida. He was born Oct. 27, 1927, in Montgomery …
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Zella ‘Yvonne’ Harrison
Zella “Yvonne” Harrison, 62, of Kingman, passed away on Thursday, July 22, 2021.  She was born in Crawfordsville …
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Johnna Tyree Manco
Johnna Tyree Manco, 58, passed away unexpectedly in the early morning hours of Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Lebanon. She …
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National Sports

With NFL's 32 open practices, vaccines available at 4 teams

It's not exactly everyone into the pool, or gathering around the bonfire. The NFL's “Back Together Saturday” at training camps is all about football. Well, also about having fans return to …

Indians trade OF Rosario to Braves for Sandoval

CLEVELAND (AP) — With the NL East still up for grabs, the Atlanta Braves needed another quality hitter for the season's second half. The Indians had one to offer. Cleveland made its second …

Twins trade 2-time All-Star pitcher José Berríos to Toronto

The playoff-chasing Toronto Blue Jays won the pursuit for All-Star pitcher José Berríos, acquiring the Minnesota right-hander for two minor leaguers on Friday. The Twins got infielder/outfielder …

Faneca set tone for Steelers' O-line on way to Hall of Fame

Alan Faneca cracked open a fresh notebook at the start of each of his 13 NFL seasons and diligently filled it throughout the year with anything he thought might help him. Page after page, the …
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Swimming wraps up with Dressel going for another gold medal

TOKYO (AP) — The final night of swimming gives Caeleb Dressel and four-time Olympic medalist Simone Manuel more chances to collect hardware on Day 8 of the Tokyo Games. Dressel is a gold medal …

Women's soccer trailblazer honored by English museum

US men ask appeals court to reinstate women's wage suit

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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 …