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Monday, August 29, 2016

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:51 PM

    No, I’m not a politician, or even a political analyst, but I am a United States citizen who still has the right (at least for now) and quite frankly the responsibility, to ponder, probe, and question anything that is status quo -- especially political agendas. I can only hope that most people do the same. So, in the privacy of my own home (where only the government is listening), I’ve been reading and discussing, “Stealing America,” written by Dinesh D’Souza.

    Mr. D’Souza, an Asian-Indian, was a hopeful, grateful, and legal immigrant who believed America was an exceptional nation. He came here as a student and became a successful author and filmmaker by applying and defending conservative principles. Oh, and because of his political affiliation, he now has a criminal record. He was convicted in a federal court, and spent eight months in jail for improperly donating money to a friend who was running for the Senate. That friend was a Republican candidate. 

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  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016 1:17 PM
    If you attended North Montgomery High School graduation, you heard Valedictorian Kristen Glass speak earnestly and humbly about the upcoming cliffs that the class of 2016 has to face out in the ‘real world.’  Glass has been a dedicated volunteer at the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau all throughout her high school career
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  • Monday, June 06, 2016 1:00 AM

    Summer break means higher food insecurity for children across Indiana. Nearly 3,000 kids in Montgomery County – 49 percent of its public school students – have reliable access to nutritious meals thanks to free or reduced-price lunch and breakfast programs during the school year. Yet when school ends, many of these young people struggle to get the fuel they need to thrive.

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  • Friday, June 03, 2016 11:39 PM

    Enough already! It is only June and a good question is whether the weather or political climate will be hotter this summer. 

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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:49 PM
    A baseball pitcher doesn’t get to call his own balls and strikes. A convicted felon doesnt set his own prison sentence. Thats because those parties have a self-interest in the judgment. The television industry, however, in spite of its self-interest, is still allowed by the federal government to issue content ratings for its own television programs.
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  • Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:05 AM
    The economy continues to struggle, the educational system underperforms, and tensions exist at just about every point on the international landscape. And, there is a national presidential selection process underway. It seems, in such an environment, that citizens would feel compelled to get themselves fully up to date on news that matters. It would also stand to reason that the nation’s news media would feel an obligation to focus on news of substance.
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  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 12:11 AM
    Do you find yourself ruining all that hard work of eating healthy, suddenly lost when you sit down to watch TV at night, and shortly you can’t stop thinking about ice cream, cookies, popcorn, chips or your favorite snack? For me it is always peanut butter. This late night hunger craving often causes us to eat calories that aren’t needed, especially when we are making choices based on our cravings. Are you ready for these cravings to end? Follow these easy steps to make that happen.
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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:59 PM
    In my article two or three weeks describing our last trip to Mexico to deliver a firetruck, I mentioned the blind Aztec boy who really needs a service dog.
    He's 7-years-old and life could be made so much better and safer if he only had a good service animal.
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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:53 PM

    Purdue Extension Montgomery County recently offered “Science Made Easy” to a total of 40 youth as part of Crawfordsville Middle School’s “After The Bell” program. This afterschool program offers youth the opportunity to engage in specific club’s that they may have an interest in. This club met once a week from March 3rd to March 31st. Participants to this club participated in weekly hands-on, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activities. These activities included exploring Non-Newtonian fluids by making Oobleck, robotics, aerospace, and more!

    So why the focus on STEM activities and programs? According to the Office of Science and Technology and Policy, “STEM occupations will grow 1.7 times faster than non-STEM occupations over the period from 2008-2018.” Furthermore, “STEM workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. However, U.S. businesses frequently voice concerns over the supply and availability of STEM workers” (STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future, U.S. Department of Commerce). Therefore, it is important to provide youth opportunities to explore the different facets of STEM and assist in developing an interest in these areas. The 4-H program provides these opportunities for youth to get excited and explore STEM fields through 4-H projects, 4-H club meetings, workshops, and afterschool programs etc.

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  • Thursday, May 05, 2016 1:35 AM

    The fund raising efforts to complete the restoration of the clocktower to the Montgomery County courthouse are almost finished!  We want to provide this report and hope everyone will read it.  We will be making history right here in Montgomery County by replacing our tower to our magnificent courthouse.

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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:53 PM

    People seem to like rankings so here are a couple that might interest residents. Montgomery County is currently ranked 5th in the state for deaths related to opioid pain relievers abuse and 6th for non-fatal emergency room visits due to opioid overdoses. Keeping that in mind, 70% of abused prescriptions drugs come from friends’ or families’ unused medication.

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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:49 AM
    “No time” is the number one reason people do not exercise.  So let me rephrase that for you by adding the reason we exercise.
    I don’t have the time to be healthy.    Now, it sounds like an excuse doesn’t it?
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  • Monday, April 25, 2016 11:37 PM
    Many good things have been happening in our community and citizens reach out to me on a daily basis to express their appreciation for the progress that is being made and for the levels of cooperation that are making it possible.
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  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 11:55 PM
    Tire Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Montgomery County Health Department, 110 West South Blvd.  All Montgomery County citizens are welcome to dispose of automobile tires at no charge; semi or tractor tires are not accepted.
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  • Saturday, April 09, 2016 12:07 AM
    One of the youth waiting for a mentor is six-year-old Aaron.  
    Aaron is the only child in his home and lives with his single mom. His mom would love for him to have a male in his life who he can look up to. She says he is a good kid, caring, respectful, and very smart: he makes straight A’s in school.
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