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FSC to launch new program

Friends of Sugar Creek is asking residents to do their part to keep local waterways clean. The organization’s new Adopt-a-Storm-Drain program will enlist volunteers to clear away trash, …

Coping with COVID in the classroom

Classrooms may look a little different to students when they return to school in a few weeks. Hand sanitizers, disposable masks, rearranged desks, teacher faceshields and personal water bottles …

Chip seal set to begin on S.R. 236

PARKE COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces a chip seal preservation project is scheduled to begin on State Road 236 on Monday, weather permitting. Work is scheduled to …

July Lunch with the League held virtually

“Getting Ready for Redistricting” is the topic of the July Lunch with the League (held virtually because of COVID-19) with guest speaker Julia Vaughn, policy director of Common Cause, …

Electric rate increase clears another hurdle

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power’s proposed new rate schedule calling for a 14.5% increase in residential bills by 2022 cleared another hurdle Monday. The Crawfordsville City …

Companies in compliance with tax abatements

The Montgomery County Council gave a checkup Tuesday to solar parks and other industries that receive tax abatements, as part of the yearly review process for the economic incentives. In a series …

MCHD reports 3 new virus cases

Montgomery County saw three additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 since last week’s update from the Montgomery County Health Department. This brings the total lab-confirmed cases to 297 …

Nearly 90 students sign up for distance learning

With the planned start of the 2020-21 school year rapidly approaching, students and parents may not believe it is time to get back into classroom amid continued positive case increases in the …
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Congress eyes new virus aid as school, health crisis deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months after House Democrats approved a $3 trillion aid package, Senate Republicans are poised to unveil their $1 trillion counteroffer, straining to keep spending in check as …

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EU to meet face-to-face at summit to carve up $2.1 trillion

BRUSSELS (AP) — There are limits to videoconferencing. When there is a lot of money at stake, people like to look each other in the eye. So on Friday, leaders from 27 European Union nations will …

Four more years? Trump struggles to outline second term plan

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is adamant that he wants another four years in office. It's less clear what he would do with them. The president repeatedly assailed Democratic rival Joe …

Berkeley moves toward removing police from traffic stops

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After hours of emotional public testimony and a middle-of-the-night vote by Berkeley leaders, the progressive California city is moving forward with a novel proposal to replace …

Ivanka Trump defends Goya post that watchdogs call unethical

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ivanka Trump on Wednesday defended tweeting a photo of herself holding up a can of Goya beans to buck up a Hispanic-owned business that she says has been unfairly treated, arguing …
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Conferences, including NCAC moving to conference games only for fall athletics

Days after the Ivy League announced the cancellation of all fall athletics, many conferences across all divisions of the NCAA have made moves to limit schools to playing only other conference teams, …

Indiana Thunder 14U team places second at Cicero tourney

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Senior golf scramble results

Dave Hart, John Lewis, Jay Fuima, Darrell Renick, and Bud Arnold won the men’s senior golf scramble at Muni last friday with a score of (-11) under par. Jack Phillips, Larry Manlove, Stan …
High School Sports

What do sports mean to you?

Editors Note: Area athletes were prompted with the question, what do you sports mean to you? And how has your perspective changed since they were taken away or altered?  Justin Bachmann, …
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American sprinter Stevens banned 18 months for missed tests

MONACO (AP) — Olympic finalist sprinter Deajah Stevens was banned for 18 months on Thursday for missing doping tests and will miss the Tokyo Games. The Athletics Integrity Unit, which prosecutes …

Liberty rookie Sabrina Ionescu's AP diary: Playing again

BRADETON, Fla. (AP) — I'm so glad the wait is finally over. I hadn't been able to play basketball since March when the coronavirus pandemic hit, and now being in Florida with the New York …

Jamal Crawford's latest NBA chance finally arrives with Nets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jamal Crawford is coming off a 51-point game. People may have forgotten. After all, it was more than 450 days ago. And for a while, it looked like that game might …

World class: Bode Miller launches winter sports academy

Bode Miller's go-for-broke, risk-taking style on the slopes put him in a class by himself. Now, for that sort of knowledge — a crash course in avoiding those crashes on the course. The …
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Obituaries
Joann (Ghorley) Caldwell
Joann (Ghorley) Caldwell, 80, of Manchester, Kentucky, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Advent Health Manchester. She was the …
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Barbara J. Wathen
Barbara J. Wathen, 82, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Witham Hospital, Lebanon. She was born March 6, …
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Mary McCollum
Mary Rebecca McCollum, 65, of Veedersburg passed away Monday, July 13, 2020, at her home. She was born Oct. 24, 1954, at Hillsdale, …
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Shelley Radcliff
Shelley Radcliff, 61, passed away at 7:41 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus. She leaves behind her husband, …
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Sandra Tharp
Our family is both saddened and rejoicing Sandra Tharp was called home. She passed on July 13, 2020, at home after an extended battle …
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“Indiana” has to go, so we’ll need to come up with a new name for the state. That’s not an outrageous statement. It can be logically inferred from remarks by Gov. Eric …
BLOOMINGTON — Everyone, from Gov. Eric Holcomb to parents, teachers, students and employers, yearns to reopen schools and universities within the next three to four weeks. But parents are …
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Court drops split-jury verdict in killing of NFL's McKnight

GRETNA, La. (AP) — An appeals court has granted the killer of NFL player Joe McKnight a new trial because his manslaughter conviction was delivered by a split jury. Ronald Gasser's and …

Statue of Black UK protester removed from plinth in Bristol

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Nick Cannon apologizes to Jewish community for hurtful words

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As the U.S. is currently being devastated by COVID-19 deaths due in large part to the inept and farcical response of the Trump administration, run away global warming due in part to the obliteration …
On July 6, ICE announced that international students with valid student visas would be forced to leave the United States if their university moves its classes online due to the pandemic. I was …
As I watch police departments all across this country come under attack, it struck me as profoundly sad that there were so few willing to publicly stand up in support of those police men and women …
On June 9, (with heavy heart) I read in the Journal Review the 4-H Inc. decided to limit attendance to the county fair to only exhibitors and immediate family. For over the last 40 years, we have …