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Who will speak for you?

If you’ve ever had laryngitis, you understand how frustrating it can be to communicate even the simplest of ideas to another person. Usually, physical inflammation is short lived and normal …

There’s fungus ‘amongus’

It is spring time in Indiana and that can mean only one thing mushroom hunting season. I have already started to see Morels popping up in our wooded areas. Morels are fun to go out and find but they …

Carnegie Museum offering two lectures

The Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County will present two lectures in conjunction with its newest local history exhibit, Dearly Departed: Death & Dying in Montgomery County. A Walk Through a …

Understanding obsessive compulsive disorder

In this column, you will read about the lives of three people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder. As you learn about their struggles, ask yourself these questions: Why do people hide their OCD? …

Teaching literacy focus of upcoming forum

“It’s easy to take for granted the ability to read,” said Anthony Tharp, assistant superintendent for North Montgomery Schools. Yet one of every five Hoosier kids struggles to read …

Total Eclipse of the Art 5k

New flea market event planned

VEEDERSBURG — If you love the thrill of the hunt, you’ll want to mark your calendar for Saturday. That’s the first date of a new event in West Central Indiana ­— the …

County receives $1.29M state grant

Montgomery County has been awarded $1,294,465 in funding from the State of Indiana Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund Program. The award will allow the county to pave Nucor Road and some …
Superintendent Dr. Rex Ryker delivers remarks Wednesday during the ground breaking ceremony for the district's new administration building.

CCSC breaks ground on new administration building

Administrators, staff, and members of the board of trustees for the Crawfordsville Community School Corp. gathered Wednesday with project partners to break ground on the district’s new …

City council denies two rezoning requests

A Crawfordsville business owner was unable to convince officials to rezone two of his properties on the city’s west side. Jaspal Baidwan, who owns the site of the former Crawford’s …

Crawfordsville Bands planning May 11 craft fair

Crawfordsville Bands and its Boosters will host a new fundraising event in May. The first-ever Crawfordsville Bands Spring Has Sprung Craft/Vendor Fair will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at …

CEL&P honored with national award for safety

Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2023. The utility earned gold status in …

CDPL staff share their April picks

Whether you are looking forward to mushroom hunting, watching baseball, or just enjoying the sunshine with a good book this spring, the staff at Crawfordsville District Public Library have some great …

Knights of Columbus Council 1591

The Knights of Columbus Council 1591 held its annual Tootsie Roll Drive kick-off dinner recently. Ben Gregory, a Special Olympic athelete, spoke briefly to the group about his experiences …

Flower Lovers Garden Club

The Flower Lovers Garden Club met in the social room of St. John’s at 1 p.m. April 3. Thirty-one members were present and three guests. President Karen Cook called the business meeting to …

Lakeside Fire Extinguished

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Public invited to learn about teaching literacy

A panel of teachers will speak at 6 p.m. April 16 in the Crawfordsville High School commons about how children learn to read in Montgomery County. Panel members will represent all three school …

CPD focuses on distracted driving

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a national high-visibility enforcement effort this April to deter distracted driving. …

Anderson joins HHSB team

Hoosier Heartland State Bank is excited to announce the hiring of Candace Anderson as an account specialist at the Crawfordsville East branch. Andeson’s responsibilities as an account …

Monts appointed to ICBA Cyber & Data Security Committee

The Independent Community Bankers of America announced that Brad Monts, president and CEO of Hoosier Heartland State Bank, Crawfordsville, was elected to serve on ICBA’s Cyber & …

Assessments will soon be in the mail

Montgomery County Council members heard from County Assessor Sherri Bentley that her office will soon be mailing 2024 assessments payable in 2025. Bentley said the state has approved the new …
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4-10 Roundup: Athenian track and Charger golf battle elements, both come away with wins

Athenians sweep Knights in season opener Crawfordsville track and field was finally able to get their 2024 season underway on Wednesday as CHS hosted Lafayette Central Catholic. Not only did CHS …

Charger golf to rely on new faces in 2024

North Montgomery boys golf had its best season in recent memory a season ago in 2023. The Chargers claimed their first ever Sagamore Conference title and placed second at the sectional. It was a …

4/9 Roundup: Full slate of spring sports headlines busy Tuesday

Softball Chargers drop DH to Stars North Montgomery softball began Sagamore Conference play on Tuesday with a double-header against Western Boone. The Stars were able to come away with a …
Reagan Cox was victorious in her match at two singles

Athenian tennis earns county win over Mounties

NEW MARKET — Crawfordsville girls tennis has been the team to beat in the county the last few seasons and Tuesday night the first county matchup of the spring got underway when the Athenians …

Athenians open conference season with two wins

DANVILLE – Crawfordsville’s baseball team got the Sagamore Conference season off to a good start with a pair of wins Tuesday night over Danville. The 3-1 and 9-6 victories move the …

Chargers split SAC opener with Stars

DOVER – Jarrod Kirsch saw the ball hit toward the pitcher’s mound and he sprinted for home plate. No big deal, right?  It was significant for North Montgomery in a 9-1 win …

Mustang tennis to be experienced

Mustang tennis to be experienced Codey Emerson codey@jrpress.com Fountain Central girls tennis comes into this 2024 season with a very experienced team. The Mustangs return a vast …
Obituaries
Harold Raymond Cline
Harold Raymond Cline, 94, of Crawfordsville passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was born March 2, 1930, at New Castle, Indiana, to Delbert and Mildred …
Andrew ‘Andy’ M. Bosch
Andrew “Andy” M. Bosch of Crawfordsville, and formerly of the Champaign, Illinois area, passed away peacefully with family by his side on April 8, 2024, at IU Hospital in Indianapolis. …
Robert Joe Black
Robert Joe Black passed away Thursday morning, April 11, 2024, with his family by his side. He was born March 26, 1952, at Crawfordsville, to Ernest Elmer and Betty Louise Conkright Black. …
Gary Lee Lambert
Gary Lee Lambert, 71, of Kingman passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024. He was born Oct. 3, 1952, at Morehead, Kentucky, to Ed and Ruby (Arnold) Lambert. Gary graduated from Turkey Run High …
John Erle Van Matre
John Erle Van Matre, 75, of Crawfordsville died peacefully, surrounded by family, on April 5, 2024, at Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas, Nevada. John was born Feb. 23, 1949, at Indianapolis, …
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INDIANAPOLIS — The current six-person Republican field for governor is an anomaly. In the television age of Hoosier politics, the GOP usually sorts out the candidates, so there are only one or …
Recent media posts: praise a few students who left school to build devices and became millionaires; predict skilled workers might earn higher wages; hope low unemployment rates will increase wages. …
INDIANAPOLIS — In the midst of this current presidential election year, we have witnessed cavalier and reckless rhetoric suggesting political violence. There has been talk of a second civil …
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I was glad to see Mike Warren file for the at large seat for Montgomery County Council.   Without hesitation, I endorse Mike to the county council. I have had the privilege of knowing the Warren …
I work for a business downtown on Main Street in Crawfordsville. We often have parking issues. At times the police have been called to lend us a hand and they have been great at doing so. The rules …
Cherry blossom season is around the corner in the nation’s capital. As lawmakers take in the blooms, I encourage them, and particularly the 352 House members who voted for the TikTok bill …
I want to comment on the recent story by Bob Cox entitled, “Local man shares his cancer journey” that appeared in the Feb. 15 edition of the Journal Review. First of all, it’s …
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