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Bomb squad called for suspicious package

A suspicious package found outside an agricultural lending cooperative Friday was harmless, police said. An employee discovered the package at Farm Credit Mid-America, 517 Corda Boulevard, when …
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INDOT bridge repair work begins Monday

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces work will begin on a bridge on C.R. 625W over Interstate 74 eastbound on or after Monday. The contractor will restrict one …

Mini-grant application process opens

The Drug Free Montgomery County Coalition, which serves as the Local Coordinating Council for Montgomery County, is pleased to announce the 2021 Mini-Grant Application is being released for groups …
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Dam removal project awarded to local company

The Board of Public Works and Safety awarded the Sugar Creek dam project to a Crawfordsville-based company on Wednesday. W Enterprises was selected to remove the low-head dam in front of the …

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SEFE opens online pre-registration for Kindergarten Round-up

VEEDERSBURG — Southeast Fountain Elementary School has opened online pre-registration for Kindergarten Round-up for the 2021-22 school year. A modified round-up will be conducted in late April. …
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Indiana's coronavirus vaccination rate reaches 9%

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — About 9% of Indiana residents have now been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as state officials continue facing calls to make the vaccine shots available to all …

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Diplomats: UN fails to approve call to end Tigray violence

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An attempt to get U.N. Security Council approval for a statement calling for an end to violence in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region and to spotlight the millions in need …

Protests, tear gas in Myanmar after UN envoy urges action

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Security forces in Myanmar again used force Saturday to disperse anti-coup protesters, a day after the U.N. special envoy urged the Security Council to take action to quell …

NASA's new Mars rover hits dusty red road, 1st trip 21 feet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s newest Mars rover hit the dusty red road this week, putting 21 feet on the odometer in its first test drive. The Perseverance rover ventured from its landing …

New York cinemas reopen, brightening outlook for theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — After growing cobwebs for nearly a year, movie theaters in New York City reopen Friday, returning film titles to Manhattan marquees that had for the last 12 months instead read …

Study finds mask mandates, dining out influence virus spread

NEW YORK (AP) — A new national study adds strong evidence that mask mandates can slow the spread of the coronavirus, and that allowing dining at restaurants can increase cases and deaths. The …
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Local officials have chance to work sectionals

There are 22 officials from the Western Indiana Officials Association that will work IHSAA Boys Basketball Sectional tournaments this week, including seven from Montgomery County. Bryce Barton and …
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

Mustangs go cold in sectional loss to Patriots

VEEDERSBURG — Fountain Central scored 17 first quarter points in its IHSAA Sectional opener against Seeger on Tuesday night. The problem is they scored just 15 more the rest of the game, …
SOUTHMONT BASKETBALL

Back in coaching, Dan Chadd shares his love for basketball with his sons

Dan Chadd admits the mistakes he made while coaching his oldest son, Cam. And now after spending three years as a floating helper of the program, the former Southmont varsity basketball coach is …
Obituaries
Nancy A. Daley
Nancy A. Daley, 84, Crawfordsville, passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, at home. She was born May 4, 1936, to Earl and Dannie Mae …
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Mary Jo Jennings Dazey
Mary Jo Jennings Dazey, 89, of Wingate passed away at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the emergency room of Franciscan Health …
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Tony Alan Goss
Tony Alan Goss, 62, of Russellville passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, at Hendricks Regional Hospital. He was born Sept. 23, …
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Mary Jo Jennings Dazey
Mary Jo Jennings Dazey, 89, of Wingate passed away at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in the emergency room of Franciscan Health …
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Frieda G. Strong
Frieda G. Strong of Lafayette, passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, at St. Mary Healthcare Center, Lafayette. Frieda was …
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National Sports

Injured Booker won't play in All-Star Game, Conley replaces

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker won't play in the NBA All-Star Game this weekend because of a mild sprain in his left knee, opening up space for Utah's Mike Conley to make his first …

Ohtani fans 5 in return to mound; Harper HR on 1st swing

Shohei Ohtani figured he’d be careful in his return to the mound after two injury-spoiled seasons. A few batters in, the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation reached back for a little extra …

Conners builds 1-shot lead at Bay Hill as McIlroy lurks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Corey Conners spent more time grinding out pars than chasing birdies, and that proved to be the right recipe Friday at the Arnold Palmer Invitational as Bay Hill began to bake …

Kupcho, Ernst share lead in LPGA's Drive On Championship.

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Jennifer Kupcho and Austin Ernst each shot their second straight 5-under 67 to share the second-round lead Friday in the LPGA Tour's Drive On Championship. A day after playing …
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'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Pavelich, the speedy center from the Iron Range who played on the “Miracle on Ice” Olympic hockey team, has died at a treatment center for mental illness. He was …

Analysis: NFL's very rich owners about to get much more rich

Affidavit: Man found Tiger Woods unconscious after SUV crash

No winners: UK waits for Harry, Meghan's take on royal split

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Taxes levied on gambling, alcoholic beverages, cigarettes and addicting drugs have been called sin taxes. Distribution, smuggling and sale had been controlled by mobs and criminal gangs. Such …
Hoosiers have an urgent issue ahead of them this week and next, but brace yourselves because it may sound droll: we have to call our representatives, write an email or send a letter to the governor …
I will defend myself. I do not claim that as a “right.” I merely state it as a fact. It is a biological imperative – is it not? – for an individual to decline to submit …
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I am responding to the column you published from the League of Women Voters on Feb. 19 entitled, “For the love of democracy.” Sadly, this column contains several factual errors that …
Simple question. The officials who wanted zoning to take control over residents’ decisions over their property are upset that the state wants to do the same to them? Ray …
As with the beginning of each session of the state legislature, there’s always a multitude of bills introduced on just about any subject or issue. The vast majority never move forward and even …
The remaining environmentally essential wetlands in Indiana are gravely threatened. The Indiana General Assembly is considering a bill, Senate Bill 389, that, “Repeals state regulated wetlands …