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Civic Band to perform Sunday

The Montgomery County Civic Band will perform “Gary’s Mix” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the gazebo at Lane Place. Director Gary Ketchum has put together a play list of some of his …
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Duo ends decade-long 4-H career at dog show with overall showman title

Eager pups and dedicated handlers filled the arena at the Montgomery County Fair 4-H dog show on Tuesday, with several promising duos vying for the top spot in showmanship and obedience competitions. …

Improving parenting skills during difficult times

The day was hot, the day was humid, the day was ignited by summer sun, which turned treetops into blazing emerald canopies and jeweled the surface of the creek. For me, a 10-year-old boy racing …

Dispose of chemicals, pesticides safely

Sometimes some weeds are too hard to kill without some chemical help, and that is OK. Using pesticides can be scary to use for some, and they only get used sparingly. It is pretty common to only buy …

Chamber seeks award nominations

Every year, the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce recognizes members who have made outstanding achievements and contributions in the community. Award recipients are businesses, non-profits …

Cain to run in honor of Jackman

Seven years have passed since Conner Cain lost his best friend, Sam Jackman, to leukemia. He thinks of him daily. To honor Jackman, Cain will participate in the St. Jude Canton to Peoria …

Community Growers garden walk set for Saturday

The Community Growers of Montgomery County’s Third Annual Garden Walk is just around the corner. This year, organizers will put a new spin on the tour as compared to its usual neighborhood …

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Influential Man

A passion to learn more about General Lew Wallace started in 1959 when a young Crawfordsville boy watched the iconic movie, Ben-Hur, at the Strand. Five-year old Michael E. Fox was enthralled …

Lane closures to impact I-74

HENDRICKS COUNTY ­— The Indiana Department of Transportation announces temporary lane closures on I-74 westbound near Brownsburg, beginning Friday evening. Around 9 p.m. Friday, crews …

Local businesses plan Back to School Bash

Free backpacks and school supplies will be distributed 3-6 p.m. July 28 at Pike Place in downtown Crawfordsville. Benchmark Family Services, All State Insurance, Hoosier Heartland State Bank and …

CDPL staff share July favorites

The library’s annual summer reading program is officially over, but our staff are always here to spread the love of reading and learning in our community. You can find all the following book …
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Trip makes for a long look back

It cannot be 50 years! But there is too much evidence, so it has to be true. My travels last week took me back to my home base. South Dakota. Dell Rapids in fact. The literal home …

A great friendly rivalry on the links

There was little that separated them on the golf course this past spring as North Montgomery’s Neal Jeffery and Crawfordsville’s Tanner Gilland were the two best in Montgomery County. …

Senior golfers post results

Senior golfers report scores from June 28 play. First place (-13) —   Jim Long, John Lewis and Jim Lee Second place (-10) — Denny Wilson, Mac Ingram, Patrick Henry and Stan …

All-Time Mountie

Every now and then a school and community is blessed to get to watch special athletes compete. Not only do those athletes make special memories for themselves and their teammates but for the school …

Little Giants welcome Thompson and Sizemore to coaching staff

The bench this upcoming winter will look different for the Wabash College Men’s Basketball team. After spending the last nine seasons with the Little Giants, Pat Sullivan took the head coaching …

Little Giants host 10th annual youth camp

Wabash College Men’s basketball continues to give back the Crawfordsville and Montgomery county community. This week coach Kyle Brumett, his staff, and current and even former players like …

Dirt for everyone and staying home

Staying around for a few days has turned into a lot of work! Yes, full disclosure ­— some was premeditated. We try to add some infield dirt to the softball fields at Elston …
Obituaries
Elizabeth Ann Hatfield
Elizabeth Ann Hatfield, known as Ann to her friends and Nanny to her family, passed away Friday morning, July 19, 2024.  Born July 31, 1936, in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England, to …
Delores ‘Dee’ LaFoe
Delores LaFoe, better known as “Dee,” 92, of Crawfordsville passed away on the evening of July 17, 2024. She was born March 7, 1932, at Gessie, Indiana, to Perry Thomas and Florence …
James A. Oaks Jr.
James (Junior) A. Oaks Jr., passed away July 16, 2024, in Mellott, at the age of 72. He was born Nov. 28, 1951. Junior is survived by his daughters, Jamie Spencer and Jackie York; …
Donald R. ‘Bob’ Thayer
Donald R. “Bob” Thayer, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away on July 2, 2024, at Restwell Home Plus in Oskaloosa, Kansas, after a long illness. Bob was born Oct. 17, …
Gary Linton Martin
Gary L. Martin, 65, of rural Attica passed away at 10 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2024, in The Springs at Lafayette, following a lengthy battle with ALS.  Gary was born June 8, 1959, at …
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INDIANAPOLIS — It’s been nine years since Donald Trump arrived on the American presidential scene, prompting me to finish a number of columns by simply saying, “Anything can …
The United States faced fundamental decisions about foreign policy after World War II. Germany and Japan had been defeated, but the Soviet Union had emerged as a new threat. Mao Zedong’s forces …
Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act in July 1990, and ever since, people with [SG1] ability differences have been celebrating Disability Pride in July. The month-long celebration …
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Regarding the column by Raymond Williams published June 25 on the Viewpoints page: I am writing to thank Professor Williams for the beautiful and thought provoking column, “Them that has …
How about Humility Month? We have days/months for many celebrations, so why not one for humility? Why don’t we celebrate being humble or having humility? Many years ago, when the …
With Memorial Day approaching I am thinking about our veterans. I recently finished watching a powerful streaming show called Masters of the Air. During each episode young American pilots and crews …
My five grandchildren are students in Crawfordsville and participate in sports, music and theatre. I am writing to express my dismay and disappointment in the Crawfordsville school system for their …
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