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New Richmond calls off annual July festival

NEW RICHMOND — The annual New Richmond Fourth of July festivities have been canceled this year. Organizers believe it is best to follow the guidelines in place to help control …

COVID-19 changes outlook for farmers

After a bleak autumn marked by slumping commodity prices and the trade dispute with China, the tide was beginning to turn for farmers this year. Across the country, farmers were optimistic that …
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A Splash of Color

Artists from Abilities Services Inc. are adding more color to the heart of Crawfordsville. The consumers created paintings to wrap around trees and posts in the downtown, changing the scenery for …

City to provide financial aid to small business community

Mayor Todd Barton announced Wednesday the creation of a new COVID-19 Small Business Loan Program. Available to small businesses within the city, it is designed to bridge an immediate gap for those …

Sugar Creek Players adjusts schedule

The Sugar Creek Players recently announce changes to its summer schedule at the Vanity Theater. Due to the current government restrictions on group gatherings, the directives on social distancing …

Surge in COVID-19 cases expected

Local health officials anticipate a surge in COVID-19 cases “within a week or two,” Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Scott Douglas said. No additional cases were reported Tuesday …

Strawberry royalty to be announced Saturday

Although the annual Strawberry Festival in June has been canceled, organizers of the annual Strawberry Festival queen program still plan to crown a new queen. Jessica McClamroch, queen program …

Waynetown to receive road project funds

WAYNETOWN — Waynetown is being awarded money for road projects, the state announced Tuesday. The town will receive more than $461,341 in matching funds through the Next Level Roads: …
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Here is a list of event changes or cancellations due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please check this list frequently as it will be updated. To have your business, group or organization …

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Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974

BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy …

Easter observed at home as virus divisions surface in Japan

ALBANY, New York (AP) — People around the world began celebrating Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes, as rare divisions surfaced in Japan over how to tackle the growing …

Lives Lost: At 97, World War II vet takes a final road

SEATTLE (AP) — In his final months, Bill Chambers couldn't walk, but he found peace in motion. Three times a week, his oldest daughter, Patty Cooper, would meet him at the adult family home …

'Everybody is very scared': Struggle to keep apart on subway

NEW YORK (AP) — They let trains that look too crowded pass by. If they decide to board, they search for emptier cars to ride in. Then they size up fellow passengers before picking the safest spot …
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Pair of Charger senior baseball players react to cancellation of season

The careers of North Montgomery senior baseball players are over, and for one senior it goes beyond the game. “As soon as I heard the news my heart instantly shattered,” Kai Warren …
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Seniors miss chance to continue North track and field dominance

North Montgomery track and field has been on a tear in recent years. The Chargers have won six-straight boys’ county titles, and last year made it five-straight on the girls’ side. The …
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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Southmont's Cameron Nantais

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SENIOR SPOTLIGHT: Crawfordsville's Katelyn Perry

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Man at heart of Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal dies

The man at the heart of the Maple Leaf Gardens sexual abuse scandal has died. Gordon Stuckless died Thursday night at a hospital in Hamilton after a brain hemorrhage Tuesday, lawyer Ari Goldkind …

AP source: Bulls tab Nuggets' Karnisovas to lead operations

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls came into the season thinking they were poised to contend for a playoff spot. The plan did not unfold the way they envisioned, and now, they have a new leader in …

NFL will have 58 prospects participating remotely in draft

NEW YORK (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow and Ohio State edge rusher Chase Young are among 58 prospects who will participate virtually in the NFL draft next week that will double as a …

Slugger Mark Reynolds says he's retiring after 13-year run

PHOENIX (AP) — Slugger Mark Reynolds is retiring after hitting 298 homers over 13 seasons with eight teams. The 36-year-old made the announcement Thursday on SiriusXM Radio. When the free agent …
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Dorothy Mae Simpson
Dorothy Mae (Odom) Simpson, 86, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, April 6, 2020, at Ben Hur Health and Rehabilitation. She was …
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Russell Eugene Abbott
Russell Eugene Abbott, 84, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, April, 6, 2020, at his home. He was born Oct. 14, 1935, at …
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Wayne A. Nevitt
Wayne A. Nevitt of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at home. He was 55. Wayne was a specialized electrician and …
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Robert ‘Bob’ Earl Bonwell
Robert “Bob” Earl Bonwell, 76, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020. Born Jan. 17, 1944, to the late …
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Taylor Marshell Lively
Taylor Marshell Lively, 26, of Rosedale passed away Sunday, April 5, 2020, in her home. She was born Sept. 28, 1993, at …
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The League of Women Voters encourages the hundreds of young citizens now eligible to vote to register and vote in the upcoming June 2 Primary Election, which has been moved up from the normal May …
One of the intriguing features of the coronavirus pandemic is how sharply it has illuminated the importance of effective political leadership. Wherever we stand on the political spectrum, we’re …
During the past couple of weeks our community has been hit by something that took us all by surprise. Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak had finally reached the United States and it was just a matter of …
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Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different. New …

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Feds deny claims of misconduct in college admissions case

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In these strange, dangerous times, thank you to all the first responders, fire and police personnel, doctors and nurses, grocery and restaurant staff, volunteers, financial institutions, newspapers, …
We are certainly living in a time unprecedented by anything most any of us can recall as we face the uncertainties of the COVID-19 virus. We can listen to daily briefings from our federal government …
As all of America watches our President address the nation on the current pandemic I was amused and concerned about his proposal to Congress to provide financial assistance to small business and …
With the new virus to contend with, the eating facilities in Crawfordsville, need to be aware that their level of cleaning has been an issue for some time. Even when new buildings are replacing old …