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Some HHSB branches to close Friday due to staffing issues

Hoosier Heartland State Bank will temporarily close its branches in Ladoga, Linden and Roachdale on Friday. The decision comes as staffing levels have been affected by growing coronavirus concerns in …
Schools

North to purchase new buses

LINDEN — North Montgomery Transportation Director James McBee received approval Monday to purchase five gas-powered school buses for the district. The buses will cost $463,509 — or …
Safety

Police: Buckle up and designate a sober driver

Thanksgiving is normally one of the busiest travel times of the year. While the pandemic may have impacted plans with family this year, the Crawfordsville police wants to remind motorists who do use …
Higher Ed

Wabash College to freeze tuition, fees in 2021-22

Wabash President Scott Feller announced Tuesday that the College will freeze tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year. “The negative economic impact of COVID-19 is unprecedented and …
Health

Franciscan moves to stricter visitor restrictions

Effective Wednesday, Franciscan Health will move to stricter visitor restrictions due to the rise of COVID-19 cases across the state of Indiana and the communities that we serve. Please see below for …
Education

Schools nearing return to remote learning

School administrators hesitated to pull the trigger on distance learning over the weekend. The move follows a relatively favorable Sunday forecast of positivity rates during a meeting between …
Earning Her Badges

Texas woman becomes Sugar Creek’s latest Junior Ranger

She is an East Coaster who left cold winter days behind in Massachusetts to earn a Ph.D. under the big Texas sky, where the beauty of nature calls her outside. And although she has never hiked …
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Indiana nears topping monthly high for COVID-19 deaths

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has nearly recorded its most COVID-19 deaths for a single month with a week remaining as health officials on Tuesday added 103 more deaths to the state’s pandemic …

National news

Holiday trends to watch: Adult Play-Doh; stores that ship

NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic is turning this into a holiday shopping season like no other. Toy companies are targeting stuck-at-home grown-ups with latte-smelling Play-Doh and Legos that turn …

They're baaack: Trump and allies still refuse election loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — Monday seemed like the end of President Donald Trump's relentless challenges to the election, after the federal government acknowledged President-elect Joe Biden was the …

'Why now?' Dismay as US considers troop pullout from Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — No country has been involved in Somalia’s future as much as the United States. Now the Trump administration is thinking of withdrawing the several hundred U.S. military …

Ethiopian PM says troops ordered to move on Tigray capital

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia's prime minister said Thursday the army has been ordered to move on the embattled Tigray regional capital after his 72-hour ultimatum ended for Tigray leaders to …

Thailand approves transfer of 3 Iranians as Australian freed

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai officials said Thursday they approved the transfer back to Tehran of three Iranians who were involved in a botched 2012 bomb plot, as Iran released a 33-year-old Australian …
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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

BOYS BASKETBALL: Athenians outlast Tiger Cubs

Crawfordsville needed a veteran leader to step up in their season opener against Greencastle on Tuesday, and Ty Lynas answered the bell. The senior scored 14 of his team-high 21 points in the …
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mounties outlast Cougars in high scoring affair

ROACHDALE – Entering Tuesday night's matchup with North Putnam, Southmont girls' basketball coach Dan Burkman knew his team would have to slow down a high-powered Cougars' offense that was …
COLLEGE SIGNING

Remley to play at Earlham

When Kaley Remley missed her club volleyball season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she realized how much she loved the game she had dedicated so much time and energy to over the past several …
National Sports

The Latest: Another Browns player tests positive for virus

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Cleveland Browns are reporting another positive coronavirus test for an unidentified player, continuing …

Only half of EPL clubs allowed fans when restrictions eased

LONDON (AP) — Only half of the Premier League stadiums — mainly in London — will be allowed the return of some fans when coronavirus restrictions are relaxed next week, according to new …

From bullied to birdies: Haley Moore's LPGA story resonates

BELLEAIR, Fla. (AP) — Haley Moore will never forget the shot. It was in April 2019 when stood on home of the Masters, 156 yards from the flag with a short iron in her hands and watched the ball …

If you were there, you will never forget Maradona in Mexico

From the press tribune above the Estadio Azteca field it was impossible to discern the trickery Diego Maradona had performed. From the same location, it was impossible not to marvel at the …
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Obituaries
Orville and Josephine ‘Jo’ Martin
Orville Martin, 91, of Ladoga peacefully passed away Nov. 20, 2020. Four short days later on Nov. 24, 2020, his precious wife of 71 …
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Ralph Hardwick
Ralph G. Hardwick of Crawfordsville passed away Monday afternoon Nov. 23, 2020, at IU Arnett in Lafayette. He was 81. Ralph was a …
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Betty Jean Keys
Betty Jean Hester Keys, 93, peacefully passed away at Whitlock House on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. Jean was the youngest daughter born …
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Janet Darlene Stoneking
Janet Darlene Stoneking, 80, of Coatesville (formerly of Danville), passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in IU Methodist Hospital, …
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Betty Jean Keys
Betty Jean Keys, 93, of Crawfordsville and New Market, died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, at Whitlock Place. Arrangements are pending at …
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Entertainment
Thousands line up to bid farewell Maradona in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Tens of tousands of fans eager to honor Diego Maradona lined up to file past the coffin of Argentina's most iconic soccer star on Thursday, some confronting police who tried to …

The Latest: Germany passes over 15,000 virus deaths

No longer the Civil War, Oregon plays Oregon State on Friday

Remembering Diego Maradona: 'The world has lost a legend'

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Her name was Judy — no point in making up a protect-her-privacy name for her at this point. She was a year behind me in high school — a junior when I was a senior — so our paths …
INDIANAPOLIS — When new Indiana House Speaker Todd Huston walked out of the Indiana House of Representatives on March 11 with the COVID-19 pandemic just beginning to get a death grip on his …
Every year right after an election, I’d find a small pile of requests waiting for me from journalists. They wanted some sort of comment on what it all meant. “What are the voters telling …
Letters
I found Father Alex Miller’s Nov. 20 letter sad, infuriating and deeply troubling as I contemplate the recently completed election and the future of our democracy. His letter: sad because it …
In response to the presidential election, regardless of the final result, I have decided to do something very foolish in the eyes of the world. I have decided that no matter what happens I will only …
We’ve had a difficult last few months (I don’t dare use the word “unprecedented,” which we have all heard 4,000 times by now). Christians, this pandemic is our time to …
I encourage all the readers to take time and research the Democrat policy statements and documents available online to really understand what awaits Americans in the event Joe Biden and Kamala Harris …