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Franciscan Health, in partnership with Montgomery County Health Department, hosted a community baby shower Sept. 10 at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds, that brought in 81 families. These … more
Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children across the U.S. According to national data, an average of two kids under 13 were killed every day in collisions in 2020. Of the total fatalities … more
The American Heart Association’s school-based youth program, Kids Heart Challenge, awarded $2,390 to Meredith Nicholson Elementary School in Crawfordsville for a Minds in Motion activity … more
In need of a COVID-19 vaccination? The Montgomery County Health Department has you covered. The department offers the new Bivalent booster vaccine which covers the BA4 and BA5 variants of the … more

Dr. Michael P. Scheidler is seeing silver. The Crawfordsville optometrist recently celebrated his 25th anniversary providing eye care from his downtown practice at 109 E. Main St. and he has no … more
The state of our mental health has become a national emergency. Suicidal thoughts and mental health conditions can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. Suicide is often the result … more
Longtime health department employee Adrianne Northcutt will take over as county health administrator on Sept. 8. The applicant review and interview team, made up of Montgomgery County Health Board … more
Dusk to Dawn Bereavement Services announces a new grief support group/book group to begin meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Christ Lutheran Church, 300 W. South Blvd. Meeting once per month through … more
The Indiana DNR, Next Level Trails and the Town of Colfax opened the recently completed Big 4 Trail extension in Clinton and Boone counties on Aug. 6. The trail dedication was held as part of the … more

Children in Indiana are facing unprecedented levels of anxiety and depression, according to the 2022 Kids Count Data Book, released this week by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report found … more
Crawfordsville Fire Department’s Division of Community Paramedicine announced last week it has received a grant totaling $444,390 from the Indiana Department of Health to expand access to … more
The Crawfordsville Fire Department’s Mobile Integrated Health team and Mayor Todd Barton presented at the 24th Rural Health Conference and Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday at French … more
When Patty Lough, 62, was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2021, she and her husband, Brian Lough, knew it would be a long journey. However, she had the support of not only her family but … more
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana health officials are urging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites during and after spending time outdoors as warmer weather increases tick activity. “We … more

From the smallest boo-boo to something more serious, you probably would know the basic first aid to offer someone in need. But would the same answer be true if you encountered a family member, … more
Spring is here, and with the change in seasons comes a change in the status quo inflicted by a pandemic which rocked the nation for more than two years. However, residents must always keep in mind … more
A startling statistic was made clear Monday by Women’s Resource Center Site Coordinator Amy Klossner: Upwards of 85% of children’s car seats are not properly installed. Klossner and … more
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