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Kindergarten parent meetings scheduled

Parent meetings for 2021 kindergarten students for Rockville Elementary and Turkey Run Elementary will be held March 9. Both programs will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held in the gym. This meeting …
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Music from former Linden High School donated

Marching band music from the former Linden High School — now part of North Montgomery — was donated to Andy Simpkins, North’s Director of Bands. The music was being discarded at …
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4-H for FISH: Improving food security for local families

At the start of every 4-H meeting, youth and volunteers recite the 4-H pledge to help create a sense of belonging. Not only that, but reciting the 4-H pledge is making a commitment to the four …
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North Green St. testing site to close

The public COVID-19 testing site on North Green Street is closing after this week. Beginning Monday, free public coronavirus tests will only be conducted at the Montgomery County Health …
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State launches new nature passport program

INDIANAPOLIS — Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, the Indiana Destination Development Corporation and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources are teaming up to launch the Indiana State Nature …
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MCUF releases campaign totals

The Montgomery County United Fund Board of Directors recenlty announced the 2020 campaign total as $251,424.58. Despite the difficulties of this past year, contributors, both corporate and …
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Police conducting ‘full-court press’ in March

Motorists encouraged to drive sober during St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA Tournament Crawfordsville Police Department announced that officers will be cracking down on dangerous and impaired …
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Indiana clamps down on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, clinics

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A day after Indiana , state health officials doubled down on eligibility restrictions and announced new guidelines for clinics administering shots. Without enough vaccine for …

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Judge approves $650M Facebook privacy lawsuit settlement

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday approved a $650 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo face-tagging and other biometric data without the …

At conservative conference, Trump is still the golden boy

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conference dedicated to the future of the conservative movement turned into an ode to Donald Trump on Friday as speakers declared their fealty to the former president and …

White House climate czar to AP: Texas storm 'a wake-up call'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly winter storm that caused and other states is a “wake-up call” for the United States to build energy systems and other infrastructure that are more reliable and …

Canadian regulator authorizes AstraZeneca vaccine

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian regulators on Friday authorized AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine for all adults. It is the third COVID-19 vaccine given the green light by Canada, following those from …

Dutch poet declines assignment to translate Gorman's works

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A writer who was chosen to translate American poet Amanda Gorman's work into Dutch has handed back the assignment following criticism that a white author was selected …
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Callejas welcomes Athenian teammates to state finals club

For a third-straight year Crawfordsville’s Thristan Callejas will compete at the state finals. After being the lone Athenian in 2019, last season he was joined by Jack Pendleton in a pair of …

Reeves advances to state finals

Crawfordsville diver advanced to the state finals with a an eighth-place performance at the regional on Tuesday night.  The senior had a score of 334.1. Reeves advances with 31 other …
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Hall’s perfect night gets Athenians back in win column 

OXFORD — After suffering back to back losses to Danville and Lafayette Central Catholic the Crawfordsville Athenians were once again back on the road, this time to take on the Benton Central …
Obituaries
Dorothy Rosetta Lyon
Dorothy Rosetta Lyon, 84, of Ladoga passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Witham Health Services. Dorothy was born Jan. 8, 1937, …
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Joann Martin
Joann Martin, 91, passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Homewood Health Campus, Lebanon. She was born July 2, 1929, at Indianapolis, …
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Betty Lou (Morris) Deck
Betty Lou (Morris) Deck, 74, of Waynetown passed away Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. She was born …
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Mary Jane McFadden Sering
Mary Jane McFadden Sering, 97 1/2, of Crawfordsville passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, at Rosewalk Village, Lafayette, after a brief …
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Gail Marie Spillman
Gail Marie Spillman, passed away Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Narvella Conkright and James Robert Jones. …
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National Sports

Butler, Dragic carry Heat past NBA-best Jazz, 124-116

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat don't believe in statement wins. This might have been one anyway. Jimmy Butler scored a season-high 33 points, reserve Goran Dragic tied his season-best with 26 …

Depleted Raptors hand Rockets 10th straight loss

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus protocols forced the Toronto Raptors to play Friday night without most of their coaching staff and forward Pascal Siakam. But they had two coaches ready to take …

AP interview: Silver lays out reasons for NBA All-Star Game

MIAMI (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has heard all the reasons why the league should not have an All-Star Game in Atlanta next weekend. He has two reasons why the league should: the fans …

Millsap expresses concerns about probe into Jazz allegation

MIAMI (AP) — Former Utah forward Elijah Millsap said Friday that he has not yet heard from any investigators regarding his allegation that Jazz executive Dennis Lindsey made a bigoted comment to …
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When I was young and under the scourge of thinking I knew it all now, I made an argument with my father claiming that the will of the majority ought to prevail, such was the crux of democracy. My …
Profound apologies to my brother. It was just a couple of weeks ago that I wrote of hating him for basking in 70-something sunshine in Texas while hapless Hoosiers were shoveling through several …
INDIANAPOLIS — There’s a reason that President Truman had a sign on his desk reading “The Buck Stops Here” that became ingrained in American culture. There’s a reason …
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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 …