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Since its founding in 1822, Montgomery County has been a place for immigrants. When the squares of land were mapped out and made into the new state of Indiana just a few years prior, European … more
It’s been way too long since I lit a sparkler as the sun goes down on the Fourth of July. I’ve enjoyed many day-long celebrations with friends and family on the Fourth in many … more
The recent Supreme Court decision requires laws passed by state legislatures, including in Indiana. Hence, we face an intense period of debate and discussion. The debate is often posed simply as … more
In the aftermath of two momentous Supreme Court decisions last week on guns and abortion, emotions are running high and, indeed, starting to turn ugly. Perhaps it is a futile suggestion, but could … more

INDIANAPOLIS — Two days before the Indiana Republican Convention gathered, we heard conservative retired federal Judge J. Michael Luttig tell the U.S. House Jan. 6 Select Committee what would … more
After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Green Issues film series, co-sponsored by Montgomery County League of Women Voters and Wabash College Library, return this summer with four engaging … more
“Not you, Leo.” For a few years, I heard that so much that I proudly adopted the nickname Not You Leo. That was during my tenure as editorial page editor of the News-Sentinel. I was … more
The Crawfordsville Regional Airport is building momentum on its successful 2021 year. The airport here is a local gem for cross-country commuters and local aviation enthusiasts alike that sets … more
INDIANAPOLIS – Call it Mitch envy. Shortly after the university announced last Friday he was stepping away from the job he truly loved for the past decade, Purdue President Mitch … more

Bold headlines scream that only 53% of 2020 Indiana high school graduates were in college in 2021. Indeed, that percentage has dropped consistently over the past few years to a dangerous low. One in … more
On Saturday, everyone reading this column is invited to our Carnegie Musueum in  downtown Crawfordsville from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate nothing less than the natural world. To top it off, visitors … more
I just came across a statement so indefensibly foolish that it is hard to fathom how it showed up in print. “Readers don’t want us to tell them what to think. They don’t believe … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Diego Morales has probably attended more Indiana Republican Lincoln Dinners than any living human being, a process he began in 2006. His campaign Facebook page is full of … more
A Houston pharmacist returned to India to select a bride from ten women chosen by his parents. He gathered friends to prepare ten questions he would ask of each prospect. One question was, “Why … more

Ivy Tech Community College is a shining example of Crawfordsville Montgomery County’s commitment to education. Ivy Tech’s presence has grown from a twice-a-week night class in the … more
In the wake of the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito overturning Roe v. Wade and holding that there is no constitutional right to an abortion, there’s been a tidal wave … more
I did not go to college because I wanted to. I went first of all because it was expected of me. I had good grades in high school, and that meant, according to the prevailing custom, you were … more
WASHINGTON — “Every teacher you know has thought about it. Every teacher you know has a plan for an active shooter. Every teacher you know has weighed their point of fight or flight. … more
The Wabash chapel tower is a distinctive feature of the college, dear to the heart of many Wabash people. Every student begins and ends his Wabash studies at the Chapel — the Ringing In … more

On the economy, there’s good news, and there’s bad news. The good news is a historically low unemployment rate, at 3.6%. While we saw similar unemployment rates immediately before the … more
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