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Crawfordsville became the newest member of a growing list of cities to offer an option for mothers who want to surrender a newborn baby without fear of arrest or prosecution. A “baby … more
Hospitals around the country are again overwhelmed with patients seeking relief from COVID-19 symptoms, and staffing shortages threaten to delay care in the midst of an omicron variant surge. But … more
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Health is making several changes to testing operations due to high demand and a national shortage of rapid test kits. Rapid tests at state and local … more
LINDEN — Before her students take a test and to help them stay focused on the last day before winter break, North Montgomery High School teacher Cassie Bever will call for a brain break. One … more

The City of Crawfordsville is poised to begin ambulance service to Clark and Walnut townships pending approval from the city council. Agreements between the city and the townships would allow the … more
S. David Long keeps a list of dates in his portfolio folder. The timeline helps Long keep track of his battle with COVID-19. Meticulously updated by his daughter, it begins at the end of September … more
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
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