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State Road 341 to temporarily close near Hillsboro

HILLSBORO — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a temporary closure of State Road 341 near Hillsboro. Beginning on or after Thursday, crews will be closing S.R. 341 between …

Waveland Strong plans Fifth Annual Progressive Dinner

WAVELAND ­— Come take a walk down memory lane. Relive some old memories. Waveland Strong will be hosting the Fifth Annual Progressive Dinner featuring Angela Riccio Comedienne from 5:30 …

U.S. 136 to temporarily close near New Ross

NEW ROSS — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a temporary closure on U.S. 136 near New Ross. Beginning on or after Friday, crews will be closing U.S. 136 between C.R. 1050E …

Community celebrates eclipse experience

What a day to be remembered! When I first heard about the eclipse, I pictured something like the one we had seven years ago. As the days came close I thought of the nearby towns flooded with …

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Mr. and Mrs. Akers

Steve and Martie Akers of Crawfordsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were married by the Rev. Steve Roberts at the Honey Creek United Methodist Church of Greenwood. …

Chamber of Commerce plans HR for small business seminar

The Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is offering an opportunity for Chamber members to join Donuts & Discovery at 10 a.m. Friday on the third floor of Fusion 54 at 101 W. Main …

Smillie named Hoosier Resilience Hero

Smillie named Hoosier Resilience Hero Local man recognized for contributing to healthier, more sustainable Indiana For the Journal Review   Since turning his climate anxiety …

Spring brings Safe Haven Awareness Month

We are now entering into the spring season with new growth and beginnings. The month of April and new life, is a special time for the National Safe Haven Alliance. This life-saving nonprofit …

Earth Day: What is climate change?

“Climate Change” and “Global Warming” are common hot topic terms that get politicized … a lot. Generally, both terms are defined as; the statistically significant …

Road closure coming to S.R. 32 near Stringtown

FOUNTAIN COUNTY ­— The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a temporary closure of State Road 32 in Fountain County, near Stringtown. Beginning on or after Monday, crews will …

Summer activities bring families together

When we were raising our children, June always found my wife and I making lists of summer possibilities so our family could have fun during the summer. We learned that if plans were not made early …
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Vaulting into a special senior season

North Montgomery gymnastics was able to win the county title this past winter. A large reason for that would be because of senior Dericka Jeffers. Jeffers tied for second with an all-around score of …

Mustangs use nine run fourth to down Mounties

VEEDERSBURG — Two area softball teams squared off on Thursday as Southmont and Fountain Central both brought winning streaks to Veedersubrg. FC came in winners of four straight while the …

Mustangs offense breaks out the long ball

VEEDERSBURG – The Kennedy Space Center can’t match the number of launches from the Fountain Central softball field the last few days. Three different members of the Mustangs’ …
Senior Bryce Dowell picked up the win on the mound giving Crawfordsville six innings.

Athenians stay atop SAC with sweep of Bruins

Crawfordsville baseball came back from their Tennessee trip batting .205. It’s safe to say that the Athenians have figured things out at the plate. After getting a dominating 13-2 win at …

4-17 Roundup: Athenian tennis picks up SAC win

Girls tennis Crawfordsville gets SAC play started The Crawfordsville girls tennis team Sagamore Conference play started on Tuesday as CHS hosted Tri-West who is in their first season of …

Four incredible minutes

I really don’t have a “bucket list.” I’ve been blessed over the years to see and do some incredible things. I’ve had some awesome opportunities. Some of those …

Mounties get back on track with dominating win

NEW MARKET – Sammie Crosby slapped all of the gathered infielders’ gloves even before she tossed her first pitch. It was about the confidence and response. The Southmont …
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Gerald L. ‘Gary’ Dickerson
Gerald L. “Gary” Dickerson, 70, of Crawfordsville passed away Friday, April 19, 2024, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East.  He was born June 17, 1953, at Crawfordsville to …
Donald D. McDonald
Donald Dean McDonald, 77, passed away peacefully at 9:10 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2024, in Hickory Creek of Crawfordsville, a healthcare facility, following an extended illness. Donald was born …
Virginia Helen (Starcevich) Meagher
Virginia Helen (Starcevich) Meagher, 93, of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, March 9, 2024, at The Lane House in Crawfordsville. She was born March 27, 1930, in Pekin, Illinois, to the late …
Richard ‘Dick’ Lee Hunt
Richard “Dick” Lee Hunt, 81, of rural Veedersburg passed away Thursday, April 18, 2024, at Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville. He was born July 7, 1942, at McCordsville, Indiana, to the …
Timothy Tyler Nannet
Timothy Tyler Nannet passed away early Tuesday morning, March 19, 2024, in Bickford of Crawfordsville. He was born Aug. 25, 1959, at Lafayette, to Beverly (Royer) Nannet and F. Tyler Nannet. He …
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INDIANAPOLIS — It used to be that any middle class Hoosier schmoe could run for Congress ... and actually win. Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Jim Jontz won races in bygone decades by …
The collapse last month of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore is a vivid reminder of the crucial role that infrastructure plays in our 21st century economy. It’s also an opportunity to …
Our police are the thin blue line standing firm to prevent lawless and wrongheaded people from breaking down the walls of democratic civilization and destroying citizens and structures. Police work …
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I was glad to see Mike Warren file for the at large seat for Montgomery County Council.   Without hesitation, I endorse Mike to the county council. I have had the privilege of knowing the Warren …
I work for a business downtown on Main Street in Crawfordsville. We often have parking issues. At times the police have been called to lend us a hand and they have been great at doing so. The rules …
Cherry blossom season is around the corner in the nation’s capital. As lawmakers take in the blooms, I encourage them, and particularly the 352 House members who voted for the TikTok bill …
I want to comment on the recent story by Bob Cox entitled, “Local man shares his cancer journey” that appeared in the Feb. 15 edition of the Journal Review. First of all, it’s …
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