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City bringing in lawyers to decipher stimulus bill

The City of Crawfordsville is bringing in the lawyers to help make sense of the federal government’s latest stimulus package, Mayor Todd Barton said Monday. Attorneys from Indianapolis law …
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Strawberry Festival a go, but with adjustments

Organizers of the 2021 Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival say the event will take place this year, but with some adjustments. The festival is planned for June 11-13 on the grounds of Lane Place. …
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Periodical cicada: Be ready but fear not

Remain calm. This fascinating phenomenon is normal. And even though cicadas look gruesome, will be loud and plentiful, and can damage some young trees, they are essentially harmless. Currently, …

Hedrick receives probation for stealing from Chamber

A former Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce employee was sentenced to 2 1/2 years of probation Monday after being convicted of stealing thousands of dollars from the …

PHHS names top students

Jillian Gregg and Alexa Blackwell have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for the Parke Heritage High School Class of 2021. The graduation ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. May …
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Chamber, Duke Energy celebrate teachers with inaugural Emerald Educators Awards

The Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Duke Energy, will honor county teachers with a new award. The Chamber of Commerce Emerald Educator award will be …
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COVID-19 vaccine best way to get back to normal life

One of the most common questions we receive at the Montgomery County Health Department is, “how is it possible for COVID-19 vaccines to be safe when they were produced so quickly; haven’t …
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Keep kids safe as they head outdoors

When temperatures begin to rise, outdoor areas begin to fill with both children and adults enjoying the weather. It’s easy for the electrical equipment that we see every day to fade into the …
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How to make the perfect first-aid kit

Dear Doctor: This year for the kids’ summer vacation, we’re renting a cabin up in the mountains. My question is, what kind of a first-aid kit should I put together? We will be there a …
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Third of Hoosiers 16 and older fully vaccinated for COVID-19

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nearly one-third of Indiana residents ages 16 and older have now been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, state health officials said Monday. The Indiana Department of Health said …

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DeSantis signs GOP-drafted voting bill, legal fight begins

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a sweeping elections bill into law Thursday that he and other Republicans said would place guardrails against fraud, even as they …

World mulls next step as US backs IP waiver on vaccines

GENEVA (AP) — Activists cheered, Big Pharma complained and government leaders assessed next steps on Thursday after the Biden administration’s blockbuster move to support an easing of patent and …

On social media, memories pop up from a pandemic still going

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When the pandemic passed the one-year mark, Lisa Phillips wasn't exactly eager to walk down memory lane. She had developed symptoms and quarantined with a suspected case of …

Dubai luxury home market soars as world's rich flee pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After nearly three decades in London, Christophe Reech was fed up with the city's pandemic lockdowns. This spring, he sold his luxury townhouse and jetted off to …

On the ground and afar, diaspora boosts India's virus fight

India's large diaspora — long a boon to India's economy — is tapping its wealth, political clout and expertise to help its home country combat the catastrophic coronavirus surge that has left …
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LOCAL SPORTS: Athenians, Mustangs pick up baseball wins, Mountie golfers win

Athenians knock off Stars The Crawfordsville baseball team beat Sagamore Conference foe Western Boone 6-3 on Tuesday night. Bryce Dowell led the Athenians with three hits. Cale Coursey picked …
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SOFTBALL: Big third inning pushes Warriors past Mounties

Big third inning pushes Warriors past Mounties Jared McMurry jmcmurry@jrpress.com NEW MARKET — Danville used a big inning and dominate pitching to beat Southmont 15-1 in five innings …
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North Montgomery 12U Baseball Club wins Jr. Broncho Tourney

Obituaries
Margaret Redmond
Margaret Redmond of Crawfordsville passed away Monday night, May 3, 2021, at Franciscan Health Crawfordsville. She was 86. Born …
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Joyce M. Jones
Joyce M. Jones, 81, lived in the Wingate community all her adult life. She passed away Monday morning, May 3, 2021. Surviving …
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Martha Lee Bowman
Martha Lee Bowman, 73, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2021, at St Vincent Indianapolis. She was born March 8, …
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Parker Joseph Schroll
Parker Joseph Schroll of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday morning, May 4, 2021, at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, as a result of …
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Betty Jean (Lighty) Chezem
Betty Jean (Lighty) Chezem, 93, of Crawfordsville passed away Monday, May 3, 2021 at Ben Hur Nursing and Rehabilitation. She was …
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Capela, Hawks pull away late to take 135-103 win over Suns

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks are looking playoff ready, even when facing the team with the NBA's best record. Clint Capela scored 18 points to lead seven scorers in double figures and the …

LEADING OFF: Cole-McCullers, Willie Mays' 90th birthday

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: ___ OTHER SIDE OF THE STREET Gerrit Cole (4-1, 1.43 ERA) starts against Houston for the first time since leaving the Astros for a …

La Russa's extra-inning gaffe stings White Sox in loss

Hall of Famer Tony La Russa developed a reputation as a master strategist while managing the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals to a total of three World Series championships. His second tenure …

New York Rangers abruptly dump team president, GM

The New York Rangers abruptly fired president John Davidson and general manager Jeff Gorton on Wednesday with three games left in the season, a shocking move in the aftermath of the latest …
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The Latest: EU ready to discuss vaccine technology sharing

BRUSSELS — European Union President Ursula von der Leyen says the 27-nation bloc is ready to talk about the U.S. proposal to share the technology behind COVID-19 vaccines to help speed the end of …

Rugby league star Hayne to spend nearly 4 years in jail

Netflix series signals racial breakthrough in Italian TV

Broadway readies imminent ticket sales for a fall reopening

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When Ann Jarvis died on May 9, 1905, her daughter, Anna Reeves Jarvis, began a campaign to honor her mother as a way of celebrating all moms as a group. On May 12, 1907, she held a memorial …
INDIANAPOLIS — Your odds of being killed in a car crash are one in 102; being struck by lightning, one in 15,300; dying in a plane crash, one in 205,000; being eaten by a shark, one in 4 …
About 26,000 voting age adults in Indiana cannot vote, yet they influence the outcome of Hoosier elections. They are the 26,000-plus state prisoners who come from all over Indiana but are considered …
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  HB 389 that virtually eliminates regulations in Indiana that control erosion causing activities and subsequent degradation of Indiana water was passed by the Governor this week. This week …
I find it strange that not one person has written in regarding George Floyd’s murder by Derek Chauvin. For three weeks this five-day a week trial has been horrific, shocking, demoralizing, …
This is to who can get another grocery store in Crawfordsville. Kroger cannot take care of all of Montgomery County. Parking is a nightmare for the elderly and disabled. Since the store closed on the …
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 …