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As new coronavirus cases tick higher at a time when people seem to be more comfortable returning to their pre-pandemic lives, Montgomery County’s chief physician sounded a clear warning: the … more
As the holidays approach and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns about a potential spike in flu cases this year, it’s important that those who are eligible, healthy and feeling … more
As residents may be aware from news reports and other media sources, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the Moderna Booster and the mixing and matching of vaccine types for … more
In an exam room at the Dr. Mary Ludwig Montgomery County Free Clinic on a rainy Saturday afternoon, a patient was under the care of dentists in training. The providers were students from the … more

The Indiana Department of Health announced on Friday that booster vaccines are now available for eligible residents. The booster is only available for individuals who have received the second dose … more
The Montgomery County Health Department is gearing up to deliver booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as the green light comes from federal health regulators. The U.S. Food and Drug … more
LINDEN — The North Montgomery Community School Corp. board voted unanimously in an emergency meeting on Friday to lower the threshold for requiring masks in the classroom, as local school … more
Our long fight against the coronavirus continues. In June and July, it appeared that we had gained substantial ground. Weekly cases in Indiana had dropped from a high 7,899 in December to the low … more
VEEDERSBURG — Southeast Fountain School Corp. will require masks when coronavirus infection rates hit a certain point, becoming the latest district to update its masking policy. The new … more

Masks are now being required to be worn in all Crawfordsville school buildings in an effort to limit student quarantines. The policy was adopted by the school board Thursday in an emergency … more
Recovering drug users and the families of overdose victims will raise awareness of drug overdoses at an upcoming event in Milligan Park. Walk for Recovery, which is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. … more
The Montgomery County Board of Commissioners on Monday passed an ordinance rolling the language of Senate Enrolled Act 5 into the county’s code, as officials sought to clarify it was not a … more
The Crawfordsville Community School Corp. board voted unanimously Thursday to change the district’s mask policy as a rising number of students test positive for COVID-19. Under the new … more

Social and emotional learning is the focus of an upcoming Women’s Legacy Fund educational meeting. A panel of local educators will discuss the Resilient Youth Initiative, a program launched … more
Effective immediately face coverings will again be required indoors at all Ivy Tech Community College campuses statewide, regardless of vaccination status. This facial covering policy will not result … more
Montgomery County remains in orange based on the Gov. Eric Holcomb’s color-coded metric. This represents high community transmission of COVID-19. Increased transmission is related to the more … more
The health department could keep pleading with vaccine-hesitant people to roll up their sleeves. But if the message came from someone an unvaccinated person already knows, public health officials … more
Over the summer of 2018 Kaye Francis lost 50 pounds, an early warning sign, she would later find out, of cancer. Francis started having trouble breathing in August of 2018 and paired with a cough, … more

Two months after giving birth to her son, Hutson, in March 2020 Alli Coleman, the young mother of two noticed a lump. The then, 28-year-old contacted her doctor who told her it was just complications … more
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