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Tuesday, October 06, 2015
  • Thursday, September 24, 2015 12:12 AM
    In the evening of March 13, 2013, after the College of Cardinals elected Pope Francis, he appeared on the balcony to speak to the thousands collected in St. Peter’s Square, and millions watched and listened to broadcasts from afar. He spoke plainly and briefly, but his words prepared the world for his future actions, his political and social campaigns, and his arrival Tuesday (Sept. 22) in the United States as part of his Love is Our Mission tour.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015 9:46 PM

    Tuesday, Sept. 8 is an important and busy day for Montgomery County.

    On that day, the Montgomery County Health Department, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville and the Montgomery County Wellness Coalition will launch the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment Survey.

    The survey is a requirement for both the hospital as part of the Affordable Care Act and the health department for their national accreditation process.

    But it’s not just the health department or the hospital that benefit from the survey. You, your family, your neighbors and your community benefit from this survey. Your input on health, wellness and other issues facing our community help area social service agencies, local governments and community organizations with addressing those issues or concerns. This is your opportunity to let us know what you think about these issues.

  • Ejoying my Hawk’s eye view of Montgomery County
    Friday, September 04, 2015 1:13 AM
    We live in a forest.  
    I never realized that until I saw Crawfordsville from the air.  
  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 10:02 PM

    Back to School

    As the summer break draws to a close, students across the state are returning to the classroom. During the 2015 legislative session, lawmakers supported a number of initiatives aimed at helping students and schools have a successful 2015-2016 school year.

    Here is a brief look at a few policies adopted this year:

    The new state budget allocates over half of Indiana’s General Fund dollars to K-12 education.

    Indiana’s most effective teachers will be eligible to receive $30 million in bonuses from the Teacher Performance Grant program. For the first time, school boards are able to make these bonuses part of the teachers’ permanent salaries.

  • Sunday, August 16, 2015 9:57 PM

    As new drugs and medical devices are developed, it’s understandable that the public, always in love with new technologies, want to use them. They also want them to be safe, and most people think they are. It comes down to a balancing act that will soon be tested in Washington.

    In the fall the U.S. Senate is likely to approve legislation that shifts the scales more in the direction of getting “cures” to market faster, and that could be a big step backward in regulating medical devices – things like breast implants, coronary stents and artificial knees. 

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:35 PM

    Just five years ago, Congress passed a big, widely hailed law that promised to make America’s food supply safer. But because of inadequate funding for new regulations and inspectors, the promise has yet to be kept.

    Sometimes cutting government spending has serious consequences, and there’s no better example of that than what’s happened to the Food Safety Modernization Act.

    In 2010 Congress enacted legislation whose goal was to set tough anti-contamination standards for foods ranging from peaches to imported pesto sauces and to increase the number of inspectors for the increasingly complex food system. 

  • Scott Smith – From the Cheap Seats
    Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:02 PM

    The term “that’s why you play the game – to see who will win,” was coined by legendary Kentucky basketball coach Adolph Rupp in 1965.

    Now that many Indiana basketball fans have quit reading this article, I’d like to explore a few upsets in sports history.

  • Tuesday, July 07, 2015 11:04 PM

    At the end of its 2014-15 term the Supreme Court decided that the key component of the Affordable Care Act – the tax subsidies available to help people buy health insurance – would continue in all states. Justices addressed a challenge that the subsidies were legal only in the 17 states that ran their own shopping exchanges and not in the rest that chose to use the marketplaces operated by the federal government.

    That’s good news for the more than six million Americans whose subsidies were in doubt. The government’s own statistics make clear that most of these people would not be able to buy coverage without the extra help.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:35 PM

    Not long ago my husband showed up with a sandwich for lunch that he bought at a local supermarket. I thought it was going to be our usual: turkey and provolone with lettuce on a hard roll, always plenty for both of us. At $6.50, how could you go wrong?

    This time the sandwich was different. It now cost $9.50 and was piled high with turkey and cheese on a roll that was much bigger than what we were used to. In short, it was awful—enough meat and cheese for four people on squishy bread that tasted more like a morning sweet roll. But the bigger serving probably looked like a good deal to a lot of people who thought only about size relative to cost and nothing about size or cost relative to calories.

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015 7:27 PM

    His name was Morris, and his passing has left a hole in my heart. He was my friend and companion for over a decade, and though he was four-legged and fur covered, he had been a part of my life longer than many people. I joked with the last two women in my life that Morris had been sharing space with me longer than anyone else had.


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