LOCAL NEWS
Local News Headlines
    • Gifts for the holi-DIY

      When the holiday season rolls around, many family budgets become strained. With a long list of family and friends, finding enough money to go …

    • Are you ready for Jesus to ring the doorbell?

      “Jesus would sit on the sofa and watch Monday Night Football. I would even let him eat in the den,” says Carson, 8. Would you be shocked …

    • Cheer Certificate campaign begins

      The 111th annual Cheer Certificate campaign kicks off today with a goal to raise $20,000 for local families in need during the …

    • Holiday Happenings

      A holiday tradition returns Saturday with the 6 p.m. Downtown Party Night sponsored by Crawfordsville Main Street. Local downtown businesses …

    • Whimsie to open during Party Night

      Jennifer Cullings, the owner of Whimsie, hopes to draw those attending Downtown Party Night into her new store. Cullings purchased the …

PUBLIC RECORD
Public Record

Local Record: Nov. 28, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Friday • Theft in the 100 block of Johnson Drive — 10:23 a.m. • Trespass in the 100 block of East Main Street — 10:56 a.m. • …

Local Record: Nov. 26, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Thursday • Hit and run at 301 W. Market St. ­— 5:15 p.m. • Public disturbance in the 1100 block of South Ben Hur Court — 7:07 …

Local Record: Nov. 25, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Tuesday • Warrant served in the 600 block of Kentucky Street — 1:47 a.m. • Domestic disturbance in the 200 block of West Pike Street — …

Local Record: Nov. 23, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Monday • Animal complaint in the 200 block of Woodlawn Place — 5:56 a.m. • Warrant served in the 1700 block of South U.S. 231 — 8:35 …
LIFESTYLE
Bundles of Joy
Elliott Grace Morrison, a daughter, born Nov. 9 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Brian and Emma (Rivers) Morrison. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces. She was welcomed home by a brother, …
Silas William Robert Harvey, a son, born Nov. 7 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Elizabeth N. (Owens) Harvey, Crawfordsville. At birth, he weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. He was welcomed home by …
Tatum Alexander Blevens, a daughter, born Nov. 1 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Audra Kerr and Justin Blevens, Frankfort. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces. She is the couple’s …
Piper Marie Rhoads, a daughter, born Oct. 28 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Jay and Sarah (Kottkamp) Rhoads, Ladoga. At birth, she weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces, and was welcomed home by …
Marking Milestones
David and Margaret (Eyler) McCafferty recently celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary. They were married Sept. 6, 1947, at the old St. Bernard’s Catholic Church on Washington Street by …
Dan and Martha (Harshbarger) Goff  are celebrating 50 years of marriage. They were married Sept. 10, 1972, at Liberty Chapel Church, supported by family who modeled enduring love. Their …
Charlie L. and Beverly (Shelton) Bruton will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 30. There were married at Whitesville Christian Church. They are both retired and enjoying family. They …
Eddie and Janis Bayless of Crawfordsville will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18. They were married Aug. 18, 1957, at the First United Methodist Church in Crawfordsville by the Rev. …
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EDUCATION & SCHOOLS
Walnut Elementary
Second Six Weeks First Grade – All A’s – Mason Allen, Easton Crossley, Kida Fields, Mila Fields, Emylann Gleason, …
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Walnut Elementary
Second Six Weeks Grade 1 — All A’s – Mason Allen, Easton Crossley, Kida Fields, Mila Fields, Emylann Gleason, …
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New Market Elementary
New Market Elementary Second Six Weeks Preschool Character Counts (Respect): Ezekiel Lesko, Bradley …
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OPINION
Letters to the Editor
Your View

Letter: USPS ready for the holidays

The U.S. Postal Service has been hard at work preparing for the holiday season since January. Rest assured, we’re holiday ready and well prepared to deliver fast and reliable service to every …
Your View

Letter: Reader poses fire safety concerns that come with solar farms

I am writing to voice fire safety concerns about massive 10-plus square mile solar parks. With 13-plus square miles of panels how could the fire department ever get access to fight a fire. …
Your View

Letter: Public should demand more answers

To those of you worried about inflation, don’t blame it on President Biden. No one person can cause inflation. Blame it on the 1% of the population, which are the company bosses who set the …
Your View

Letter: Whitlock Avenue is a race track

Does anyone know for which stock car race qualifications are being held on Whitlock Avenue 24 hours a day, seven days a week? The speed limit is 30 mph. Maybe one in 15 vehicles is compliant. The …
Your View

Letter: Solar power is part of a healthier future

A number of letters have recently been published here opposing solar power installations. Many of the comments addressed concerns about the impact on health and the environment, both of which are …
Columns
“Do you mind if we have leftovers?” When my wife poses that question, I always answer, “No, that’s fine,” because (a) I genuinely enjoy leftovers, (b) I don’t …
WASHINGTON — Did Mike Pence save the republic and American democracy? What we didn’t realize last June when the House Jan. 6 Committee began its hearings was that it was the …
What is a nation? How we answer the question ripples all the way to our borders, north, south, west, east and influences immigration and border policy. If what binds a nation together is the idea …