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Women’s Legacy Fund plans educational meeting

The Women’s Legacy Fund of Montgomery County will have its annual educational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in meeting rooms A & B of the Crawfordsville District Public Library. This meeting …
Marking Milestones

Mr. and Mrs. Bayless

Eddie and Janis Bayless of Crawfordsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. They were married Aug. 18, 1957, at the First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville by the Rev. …

Thanks & More: Aug. 9, 2022

The New Market Sesquicentennial Committee would like to thank everyone who participated in the festivities to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of New Market. We wish to extend a …
Grammar Guy

The back-word world of semordnilap

We all know examples of palindromes: taco cat, racecar, kayak, Hannah. A palindrome is a word that, when spelled backward, is the same word. Today, however, I want to delve into the bizarro world of …
Bundle of Joy

Everleigh Ray-Lynn Bussell

Everleigh Ray-Lynn Bussell, a daughter, born Aug. 1 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Keith Bussell and Victoria Aldridge, Veedersburg. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces. She is the …
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Input sought for Upper Sugar Creek Project

Do you farm or own ground in the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage? A new project focused on assessing, protecting and improving water quality; engaging individuals interested in the Upper Sugar Creek …

All Charged Up

The Indiana Department of Transportation wants Hoosiers to weigh in on the state’s proposed electric vehicle charging network. The state is investing more than $100 million in the new, …
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JUMP enjoys Family Fun Day at pool

JUMP had its annual Family Fun Day last weekend at Milligan Park Pool. The JUMP program, which is a mentoring program for children, has an annual event that includes the mentors, their mentees and …
Up Close With Dr. E

Educational reform remains possible

Today’s column is about educational reform. It begins with a quote by former President Bush (the first), when he accepted his party’s nomination, in August of 1988. “Learning is …
Kids Talk About God

Why should we keep our word?

If everyone kept their word, attorneys might go out of business. A lawyer once told a client: “Let me give you my honest opinion.” The client responded, “No, no. I’m paying …
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Rescuers to move whale stranded in French river to saltwater

PARIS (AP) — French environmentalists will try to move a dangerously thin beluga whale that strayed into the Seine River last week to a saltwater river basin Tuesday to try and save its life. …

Rains in S. Korea turn Seoul's roads to rivers, leave 8 dead

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Some of the heaviest rain in decades swamped South Korea’s capital region, turning Seoul's streets into car-clogged rivers and sending floods cascading into subway …

Russian disinformation spreading in new ways despite bans

WASHINGTON (AP) — After Russia invaded Ukraine last February, the European Union moved to block RT and Sputnik, two of the Kremlin's top channels for spreading propaganda and misinformation about …

Ilhan Omar faces centrist rival; open House seat in Vermont

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar, one of the biggest stars of the left, is facing a challenge from the center in her congressional primary in Minnesota on Tuesday, while Vermont Democrats will …
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Registration to open for gymnastic classes

Registration to open for gymnastic classes Sign up for gymnastic classes at the Crawfordsville Park and Rec Department opens online at 7 p.m. Aug. 15. Classes are 10 weeks. Cost is $70 for threes …
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Emerson: Bill Russell leaves a lasting legacy bigger than basketball

I’m obviously way too young to even think about watching Bill Russell play professional basketball. However there’s no debating the legacy that Russell, who peacefully passed away this …
Girls Golf

Meadows shines as girls golf season gets underway

The 2022-23 sports season is now officially a go. All three Montgomery County schools competed at the Seeger Invite at Harrison Hills on Monday to kick off the fall sports season. Southmont sophomore …
Obituaries
Carl Ray Seale
Carl Ray Seale passed away Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at Wellbrooke in Crawfordsville, following a brief illness. He was born Oct. 16, …
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Donald Eugene Tuel
Donald “Don/Donnie” Eugene Tuel, 63, of Crawfordsville passed away in his sleep Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. He was born …
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Ronald G. Perkins
Ronald G. Perkins, 71, of Roachdale passed over to his eternal resting place Sunday, Aug. 7, 2022. Ron also known as …
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Steven Wesley Ehrie
Steven Wesley Ehrie, 67, passed away on Aug. 2, 2022, in his home in Punta Gorda, Florida, after an extended illness. He was born …
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Donald Lewis Gilstrap
Donald Lewis Gilstrap, one of Bainbridge’s oldest residents at 93, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Aug, 5, 2022, …
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National Sports

Aces spoil Sue Bird's retirement party, topple Storm 89-81

SEATTLE (AP) — Sue Bird was at the conclusion of her speech to the sold out crowd, nearly all of whom still remained, and decided — maybe hoped — this would not be the last time she would get …

Ashleigh Buhai takes 5-shot lead at Women's British Open

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) — Ashleigh Buhai surged into a five-shot lead at the Women's British Open after shooting a 7-under 64 in the third round on Saturday. Now she just has to find a way to …

Sue Bird at peace for what could be final game in Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Now that a bit of time has passed, Sue Bird knows she made the right decision announcing publicly what she knew inside — that this would be her last season. But the emotions …

Chun takes halfway lead at Women's British Open

MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) — In Gee Chun is making another strong run at a major. The South Korean golfer took the halfway lead at the Women's British Open after a 5-under 66 in the second round …
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New York Film Festival sets lineup for 60th edition

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Film Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a robust 32-film main slate and a number of hometown tales, including James Gray's Queens coming-of-age drama …

Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' to host Sept. 12 Emmy Awards

Motown songwriter-producer Lamont Dozier dead at 81

Famed Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake dies at 84

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Last week members of the community gathered to watch Nausicaa, Staging the Oceans’ Biodiversity, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and Wabash College. The film …
Is America, both as a nation and a concept, coming to the end of the road? As a firm believer in the country’s foundations of individual liberty and natural rights, I certainly think not. …
Is America, both as a nation and a concept, coming to the end of the road? As a firm believer in the country’s foundations of individual liberty and natural rights, I certainly think not. …
Letters
Lee Hamilton’s opinion piece, “Remember what government can do” posted July 20 in the Journal Review shows exactly why government has low trust, not as he intended to explain how …
The Crawfordsville library is running another terrific reading program for children. I borrowed a friend’s 4-year-old and took him to join the fun. After signing up, we set out to find Woody to …
  Two of the most significant challenges facing Indiana are improving the educational outcomes for all K through 12 students and greatly elevating the postsecondary attainment levels of our …
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. …