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Barclay, former county councilman, dies at age 96

Former long-time Montgomery County Councilman Harold M. Barclay died Thursday at home. He was 96. Barclay, a Republican, served 28 years on the county council. He was first elected in 1978, …
130 Years & Counting

Chamber of Commerce Large Business of the Year: CEL&P

Crawfordsville Electric, Light & Power was officially recognized Sept. 3 as the Large Business of the Year by the Crawfordville Chamber of Commerce. Representing CEL&P at an awards banquet …
Collision

Drivers escape injury in bus stop crash

A collision between two vehicles at a rural bus stop Wednesday afternoon resulted in only minor injuries for the drivers. The North Montgomery school bus dropping off students at 2189 N. State …

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Education

Ivy Tech appoints Plantenga to head Ivy Tech Crawfordsville site

Patty Plantenga has been appointed site director for the Ivy Tech Community College site in Crawfordsville. As site director, Plantenga will partner with community groups to identify the workforce …
City Government

Commerce park pond use approved

A request from Jeffrey Henkle with American Innovation was approved Wednesday by the Crawfordsville Board of Public Works & Safety. Henkle requested the facility be granted access to the …
On Stage

The Ark docks at MDT

HILLSBORO — Up next in Myers Dinner Theatre’s 24th anniversary season will be the exciting Off-Broadway musical, The Ark, opening at 6:30 p.m. Friday and running through Oct. …
Club News

Dorothy Q Chapter of DAR

Dorothy Q was the eighth chapter in the state to organize Jan. 31, 1898. We have been meeting in the Elston Home since 1929. The Elston Home is in the National Register of Historic Places and is …
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Local, National and Global headlines

Indiana developing virus vaccine eligibility criteria

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials are developing the criteria they will use to decide who is entitled to receive a coronavirus vaccine when one becomes available. Health Commissioner …

National news

AP Interview: South Africa to know true virus toll in weeks

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa should know its true toll from the coronavirus pandemic within a few weeks, the government’s chief medical adviser says, as the country prepares to almost fully …

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race, when campaigns typically …

Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by another 96K

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 infections in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling. The Health Ministry on Friday raised the nation’s total …

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age …
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High School Sports

VOLLEYBALL: Athenians tested, but move to 14-0

ROACHDALE — Crawfordsville volleyball has been dominating its schedule, losing just two games all season with a perfect 13-0 start. The Athenians needed to be tested — and on Tuesday …
High School Sports

LOCAL SPORTS: Athenians, Mustangs, Mounties all win in boys tennis

BOYS SOCCER: Mounties fall to Hot Dogs The Southmont boys’ soccer team dropped a Sagamore Conference match 5-0 to Frankfort on Tuesday night. “It’s the second half of each …
Crawfordsville Basketball

Bob Williams was a special Athenian

Dick Haslam coached more then a decade of Indiana high school basketball, but a single player comes to mind when the former Athenian and Butler Bulldog makes a list of his top players. Bobby …
High School Sports

LOCAL SPORTS: Athenian soccer and volleyball, Charger golf and Mustang tennis all win

BOYS SOCCER: Athenians beat Bison The Crawfordsville boys’ soccer team scored a late goal to defeat Benton Central 2-1 on Monday night. BOYS TENNIS: Mustangs sweep Patriots The …
National Sports

US Open sees red in Round 1. Will Winged Foot strike back?

We knew we were in for a treat when Zach Johnson’s birdie putt at No. 1 blew six feet past the flagstick before it gave into gravity, turned 180 degrees and lazily dunked itself. Because you rarely …

Stars, Lightning meet in nontraditional Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The leaves are starting to change color around the NHL playoff bubble, and, at most, seven games remain before the Stanley Cup is handed out. On Saturday night, two of …

Jeremiah Attaochu finds role, voice with Broncos at age 27

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeremiah Attaochu is like those sharply dressed seat fillers at the Oscars. He replaced an injured Bradley Chubb last season and is filling in for an injured Von Miller this …

To Bam Adebayo, Heat game days are always Mother's Day

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Miami center Bam Adebayo went into the locker room at halftime of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals knowing that he wasn’t doing enough. He didn’t need to …
Stocks
Obituaries
Harold M. Barclay
Harold M. Barclay of rural Crawfordsville passed away Thursday morning, Sept. 17, 2020, at his home. He was 96. Born Nov. 30, 1923, …
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David Thomas Stewart
David Thomas Stewart, 68, of Lafayette, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at Lafayette, surrounded by his family. He was born …
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Shirley Ann Goff
Shirley Ann Goff, 87, passed away peacefully the morning of Sept.15, 2020, at Bickford Cottage, after a lengthy battle with …
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Kenneth Lee Norvell
Kenneth Lee Norvell of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2020, at his home, at the age of 66. Kenny, as he …
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Wayne S. Wiley
Wayne S. Wiley of Shannondale passed away Wednesday morning at Bickford of Crawfordsville, where he had resided the past couple of …
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Entertainment
Burrow throws 3 TDs in second start but Bengals lose again

CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Burrow's white uniform was streaked with grass stains. His right arm was intact but understandably a little sore. His second NFL start was quite a workout — but not a …

'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

Rangers TV broadcaster Nitkowski tests positive for COVID-19

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National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 22. Since 2012, the fourth Tuesday of September has been celebrated as a holiday to alert voters to get ready for the upcoming November election. From its …
I have wholeheartedly embraced the Kindle experience. It’s been years since I read an actual bound-between-two covers, ink-on-paper book. I like everything about e-reading, not the least of …
Sept. 17 is Constitution Day by act of Congress, which passed a law in the hope schools would take the time to teach about the history and the philosophy of that venerable document. I fear the day …
Letters
What is COVID-19? There are so many things surrounding it that should make us go, hmmm. For instance: Why did the CDC knowingly distribute tainted test kits? Why did China send us tainted test …
It is astonishing to me that out world is being turned upside down by the salaries of professional athletes, not to mention the stance of our politicians and national leaders. Phillip Rivers threw 46 …
I am happy to support Summer Kiefer Ervin in her campaign for Montgomery County Council. She is a 1995 graduate for North Montgomery High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in health science …
“Unprecedented” is word of the month for August 2020. It has been applied to the record-breaking heatwaves and fires ravaging California, the twin tropical storms threatening to strike …