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Local Record: Dec. 7, 2021

Crawfordsville Police Department Saturday • Robert Johns, 33, Crawfordsville, was arrested on charges of public intoxication, operating a vehicle while intoxicated - endangerment and …

Local Record: Dec. 6, 2021

Crawfordsville Police Department Friday • Suspicious person in the Crawfordsville Park and Rec, 922 E. South Blvd. — 2:13 a.m. • Drug investigation — 8:51 …

Local Record: Dec. 4, 2021

Crawfordsville Police Department Thursday • Michael Watson, 27, Crawfordsville, was arrested on a charge of possession of methamphetamine — 4:12 a.m. • Animal complaint in …

Local Record: Dec. 3, 2021

Crawfordsville Police Department Wednesday • Domestic disturbance in the 2000 block of Ashford Court — 12:37 a.m. • Vandalism in the 1400 block of Crawford Drive — 6:17 …
LIFESTYLE
Bundles of Joy
Harper Rose Dunigan, a daughter, born Nov. 27 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Alexis Dunigan, Jamestown. At birth, she weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Brent and Trina …
Gabriel Lee Patton, a son, born Nov. 24 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Jasmine Patton, Indianapolis. At birth, he weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Thomas and Alicia …
Amelia “Millie” Jane Gaskin, a daughter, was born at 5:03 p.m. Nov. 8 at IU North Health Hospital, Carmel, to Mason and Anna (Portwood) Gaskin. At birth, she weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces …
Cooper Donald Rich, a son, born Nov. 3 at Witham Health Services, Lebanon, to Alexandra Simmons and Marcus Rich, Crawfordsville. At birth, he weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces. He was welcomed home by a …
Marking Milestones
Thomas J. LaFollette and Barbara J. (Eikenberry) formerly of Kokomo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 9. They reside in Lake Bruce in northern Indiana. Their children are Karina …
Carole King married Paul McCloud on Sept. 2, 1961, at Ladoga. They have three children, Darrell (Carla) McCloud, Teresa (Eric) Lynch and Brad (Karen) McCloud. They have been blessed with six …
Larry and Nancy Bennett were married Aug. 20, 1971, and resided in New York City until moving to Crawfordsville in 1995. They will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house 5-8 …
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. “Buck” Eads, Waynetown, celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Tuesday. He and the former Joan L. “Joanie” Dale were married July 20, 1952, in the …
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EDUCATION & SCHOOLS
Community rallies to support VMHMC drive
Almost everyone knows the phrase, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Yet, at the other spectrum of life, it requires a …
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Career Jump Start
North Montgomery High School senior Treyce Pittman had long been interested in technology when during the pandemic he discovered a …
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Cheer Certificate campaign kicks off
The annual Cheer Certificate campaign kicks off today with a goal to raise $15,000 for local families in need during the …
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OPINION
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Your View

Letter: Resident praises care given at local hospital

I’m sure it happens in all towns, especially smaller ones, but it seems that many of the things that are unique to that town are taken for granted or under appreciated by those who live there. …
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Letter: Baird, AOC both vote no

When one of the most conservative members of congress (Jim Baird) and one of the most liberal (Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez) both vote “no” on a bi-partisan infrastructure bill, the country …
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Letter: Materialism in America

As I walk the pier of Panama City Beach, I notice the fresh ocean spray and the perfect evening temperature of Florida. People mingle with one another about what is currently trending in …
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Letter: Don’t destroy democracy

A key function of the democracy displayed in America is the influence of its’ citizens. It is the job of the people to determine what should happen to their beloved country, and they do so by …
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Letters: HSPA recognizes local legislators

    Tim Brown The Hoosier State Press Association thanks you for supporting H.B. 1437. This bill will allow members of local governing bodies to participate and vote via electronic …
Columns
INDIANAPOLIS — There have been two topics of Mike Pence for president stories in recent weeks. The first has been about Pence taking his nascent campaign to Iowa, New Hampshire and South …
Amidst turmoil it is difficult to reflect on fundamental causes of conflict, divisions and chaos. Three authors assist with relevant analyses. Reinhold Niebuhr was an influential mid-century …
The carbon monoxide detector screeched again. The monitor screen read above 400 parts per million so she opened the back door. As she ran upstairs to grab an industrial fan, she shouted to her …