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Local Record: May 20, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Wednesday • Theft in the 1900 block of East Elmore Street — 10:02 a.m. • Property damage at South Grant Avenue and West Chestnut Street …

Local Record: May 18, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Monday • Motor vehicle theft in the 200 block of South Blair Street — 11:19 a.m. • Property damage crash at Danville Avenue and Vandalia …

Local Record: May 17, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Saturday • Angel Weaver, 48, Crawfordsville, was arrested on charges of neglect of a dependent, possession of marijuana and possession of methamphetamine …

Local Record: May 16, 2022

Crawfordsville Police Department Friday • Drug activity at Lafayette Road and Woodlawn Drive — 11:12 a.m. • Fight at Sloan Street and Meadow Avenue — 11:33 …
LIFESTYLE
Bundles of Joy
Gloria Evaline McCullough, a daughter, was born at 1:47 p.m. April 12 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Toby and Emma (Simmons) McCullough, Crawfordsville. At birth, she weighed 8 pounds, 14 …
Lydia Brooke Kelly, a daughter, born at 11:46 p.m. April 19 at Riley Maternity Tower, Indianapolis, to Aaron and Hallie (Hunziker) Kelly, Pittsboro. At birth, she weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and …
Rhett Hedrick, a son, born at 7:42 a.m. April 21 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Anndra Kerby and Raymond Hedrick, Crawfordsville. At birth, he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 1/4 …
Delaney JoAnn Kiste, a daughter, born March 4 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Levi and Mackenzie (Fairfield) Kiste, Waynetown. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and was welcomed home …
Marking Milestones
Gene and Patricia Ray celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on March 16. An open house will be held 1-3 p.m. April 3 at the Darlington Congregational Christian Church where they were married …
Raymond and Carole (Beasley) French of Waveland will mark their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday. Raymond retired from California Pellet Mill. Carole retired from Raybestos. Together they enjoyed …
Mr. and Mrs. Don and Elizabeth (Hockersmith) Simpson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 10, 2022. Don and Liz (as some affectionately know her) were married on March 10, 1972, at …
Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Wilson, Waynetown, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. Robert and the former Darlene M. Tilley were married Feb. 14, 1957, by the Rev. Henderson at Hemet, …
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EDUCATION & SCHOOLS
Pan gains valuable experience with the city
Wabash College student Richard Pan is gaining experience with Mayor Todd Barton and the City of Crawfordsville through a summer …
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Study to host Architecture Camp
This June the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The camp will be held …
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Wabash celebrates Class of 2022
The drizzling rain might have altered the scene halfway through, but it didn’t dampen spirits among the Wabash College graduates …
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OPINION
Letters to the Editor
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Letter: Reader warns of cemetery theft

My wife and I are members of the very nice Indian Creek Cemetery and I would like to alert families of their loved and cherished sites; that theft is occuring. Our site was invaded by theft recently …
Your View

Letter: Boots supports Nelson for council seat

We will be going into the voting booth in just a few days to choose the candidates that are stepping up to serve us in public offices. Since voting for our government leaders is one of the most …
Your View

Letter: Candidate for trustee shares her views

I agree with Mayor Todd Barton that much is at stake in this election for Union Township Trustee, especially in the area of fire and EMS protection for all of Union Township. And I also strongly urge …
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Letter: Barton backs Molin for Union Twp. Trustee

Union Township lies in the center, most populated area of our county, and includes key businesses, industries, and residential areas. While townships have several key responsibilities, none are more …
Your View

Letter: Reader questions U.S. aid to Ukraine

So, let me get this straight. I continue to read where the United States is sending billions of dollars-worth of military equipment, supplies, food etc. to the Ukraine. I also read where the Russians …
Columns
We Americans tend to think our democracy is exceptional, it’s a bulwark, it’s resilient, and perhaps indestructible. But a democracy is an enormous institution based on human …
It’s probably sacrilegious for a Hoosier to admit this, but I find auto racing the dullest of spectator sports. Watching cars go around and around a track endlessly, lap after lap, until a …
INDIANAPOLIS — This “trend” bubbled up in the homestretch leading into the May 3 Indiana primary in several media quarters: A slate of “Liberty Defense” candidates was …