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Understanding narcissistic personality disorder

I was running late. So, when the railroad crossing gate went down, blocking my path, anger bubbled up. My car was closest to the train, giving me a front row seat to the concert: clickity-clack, …
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Join us for ‘Spooky Science’

Looking for a fun, family night? Then consider joining us for our annual Spooky Science program. We invite all families in the community to come out and enjoy our 5th annual Spooky Science event 6-7 …
Holiday Expo

Extension Homemakers plan Shopper’s Paradise

The 13th annual Shopper’s Paradise Holiday Expo sponsored by the Montgomery County Extension Homemakers will feature artists, crafters and commercial booths from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the …
Election 2020

A Little Reminder

Utilities

Public hearing set on proposed CEL&P rate increase

Ratepayers will have the opportunity to weigh in on Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power’s pending rate increase. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, which acts on rate change …
Memories

Etched In Stone

WAYNETOWN — More than three decades after the final bell rang, memories of Waynetown School will be etched into stone. “I think I can remember every little nook and cranny of that …
Services

City reminds residents of leaf pick-up process

The Crawfordsville Street Department is underway with fall leaf pick-up and would like to remind residents of procedure and ways to help crews remove leaves efficiently. Prior to pick-up, …
Dedication

New Richmond unveils new playground

New Richmond recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony, marking the official opening of its new playground. The ceremony, which dedicated the playground to the children and families of New Richmond and …
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Indiana reports daily high of nearly 3K new COVID-19 cases

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana reported a new daily high of nearly 3,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday as state health officials added 42 more COVID-19 deaths to the state's pandemic …

National news

Eyes turn to Texas as early voting surge surpasses 2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has already cast nearly 7 million votes, more than anywhere in America, and Glen Murdoch couldn’t get his ballot in fast enough after becoming a U.S. citizen this …

Crews vacuum 'murder hornets' out of Washington nest

BLAINE, Wash. (AP) — Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture …

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song “Mr. Bojangles,” has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The …

Despite rhetoric, GOP has supported packing state courts

Republican claims that Democrats would expand the U.S. Supreme Court to undercut the conservative majority if they win the presidency and control of Congress has a familiar ring. It's a tactic the …

'All talk, no action' defense likely in Michigan kidnap case

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government, their defense was based largely on one claim: We …
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Tweedy, Current selected For NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop

Wabash College athletics administrative staff members Ayanna Tweedy and Samantha Current have been selected to attend the 2020-2021 NCAA Leadership Academy Workshop. The academy provides a …
Sectional Preview

Chargers look forward to sectional action

LINDEN — It’s a new season as the football post season gets underway Friday, and North Montgomery is looking forward to a first-round matchup with Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit in the 3A …
Sectional Preview

South eyes second win over North Putnam

Southmont will look Friday for its second win on the season over North Putnam (1-8) and snap a four-game losing streak. In their first game of the season, the Mounties picked up a 21-14 win over …
Sectional Preview

Athenians to face Yorktown in post-season

The Crawfordville Athenians will host the Yorktown Tigers (3-6) in their sectional opener Friday. Crawfordsville enters the Class 3A section 28 playoff game with a 0-9 record. Despite the record, …
National Sports

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Heisman race begins as Fields enters

Now that Justin Field has arrived, the Heisman Trophy race can begin. Though the front-runner might not be the quarterback you think. Fields made up some ground Saturday, with a spectacular …

The Latest: Urias cruising, Dodgers take 1-0 lead into 3rd

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Game 4 of the World Series (all times local): 7:50 p.m. Dodgers starting pitcher Julio Urias is throwing a lot of strikes, and has retired all six Tampa …

Late birdies let Justin Thomas keep slim lead at Sherwood

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — With one good break and two good putts, Justin Thomas felt much better about his round of 5-under 67 on Saturday that gave him a one-shot lead over Jon Rahm in the Zozo …

No. 3 Notre Dame rides big plays to 45-3 win over Pitt

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Kelly understands human nature. And the longtime Notre Dame coach is fine if his players are looking forward to a showdown with top-ranked Clemson in two weeks, provided …
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Obituaries
Donald W. ‘Don’ Bayless
Donald W. “Don” Bayless, 82, of rural Alamo passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Franciscan Health …
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Marilyn Jane Kelley
Marilyn Jane Kelley, 70, of Crawfordsville lost her courageous, 26-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease when she passed away on …
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William ‘Bill’ Carmichael
William “Bill” Carmichael, 73, of Lafayette passed away Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, at Mulberry Healthcare. He was born …
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Larry Joe Mazur
Larry Joe Mazur of Crawfordsville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, after reaching the age of 77 years old. He died peacefully at …
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Donald W. ‘Don’ Bayless
Donald W. “Don” Bayless, 82, of rural Alamo, passed away at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, following a short illness …
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The Latest: Pence's top aide tests positive for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on (all times local): 10:50 p.m. A spokesman says Vice President Mike Pence will continue with his aggressive campaign schedule after his chief of staff, Marc …

'Brian's Song,' 'Roots,' 'Purple Rain' writer dies at 83

Trump votes in Fla. before rallies; Biden focusing on Pa.

Arnold Schwarzenegger feels ‘fantastic’ after heart surgery

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Every day this month, come rain, shine, or frost, League of Women Voter members, Paul and Myra Abbott, come by and update the voter tally display on the courthouse lawn. People driving by see how …
I keep pretty good track of changes in the Indiana Code, but I came across one recently that I had missed. As of last year, city police and firefighters no longer have to live inside their county or …
CARMEL — There’s a political reason that, should he be reelected, Gov. Eric Holcomb will appoint a superintendent of public instruction. Look no further than the nationally watched 5th …
Letters
As chair of the Wabash College Republicans, I understand that climate change and clean energy development are issues that matter to young conservatives. If Indiana Republicans — and …
I would like to take this opportunity to detail why I endorse John Frey for Montgomery County Commissioner. I have worked on a regular basis with Frey on the Montgomery County Redevelopment …
As former members of the North Montgomery Community School Board of Trustees, with 50-plus years of combined service, we heartily endorse Darrin Bechtel to the North Montgomery School Board. He is an …
I heartily endorse and solicit your vote for Daniel Petrie as Judge of Montgomery Superior Court II. Petrie originates from Montgomery County, and is familiar with its residents, history and …