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Friday, November 27, 2015
  • Monday, November 23, 2015 11:39 PM

    What are you thankful for?

    It’s that time of year again. The older I get the faster holidays seem to come around. What’s that old saying about time flies when you’re having fun? I don’t know about that. I do know that time from one year to the next seems to be like my hairline, shrinking.

  • Monday, November 16, 2015 10:39 PM
    Know what NaNoWriMo is? Don’t feel lonely, I didn’t either.
    Turns out, November is National Novel Writing Month – heck, there’s even a website for it. Since Montgomery County has such a rich literary history . . . 
  • Monday, November 09, 2015 11:11 PM

    If you read John Pickerill’s column in yesterday’s Paper of Montgomery County, skip the next few lines. If you did not, let me sum up.

    The GOP County Chair says that government in Montgomery County is spending, and has spent, too much on economic development during the past two decades. John then details how there’s been about $30 million spent, with plans for about another $20 million.

  • Monday, November 02, 2015 11:18 PM
    Sometimes our little newspaper that could does political endorsements, sometimes we don’t. The key is whether or not we legitimately have information to share that we believe relevant and important. With some recent changes in staff, we didn’t feel like we had enough pertinent information to share this time around so we decided to hold off on endorsing any candidate. 
  • Monday, October 26, 2015 11:35 PM
    Let me see if I have this straight . . . 
    We have municipal elections in a week.
    We have a third-party candidate who advocates legalization of marijuana at the local level and says it will help fill up Commerce Park.
    We have a party chair who advocates doing away with the very primary system that helps keep his party in power.
    We have one local political observer who basically says that advanced degrees make some people better candidates than those who, let’s say, hear things in a barber shop.
    And we have a whole bunch of folks who say that having Crawfordsville designated as a Stellar City is perhaps the worst thing to happen since prohibition was implemented.
    Did I miss anything? 
  • Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:07 AM
    Notes scribbled on the back of a Sammy Terry Nightmare Theater script . . .
  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015 12:18 AM
    When a recurring event is a success, it creates a challenge. Do you leave it the way it is – and risk people getting bored? Or do you add new elements – and risk losing the thing that made it a success in the first place?
  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015 12:32 AM

    There’s been lots of potentially positive developments in and around Crawfordsville of late. The news out of Indianapolis that Mayor Todd Barton was finally successful in landing the Stellar designation certainly tops that list. Along with that though, there have been some new businesses pop up as well as an expansion here and there. Don’t forget that we also have an election coming up with some strong candidates for voters to select.

    So the news The Paper first reported last week that American Red Cross is taking away control of the local chapter isn’t the best thing that could happen. Not the worst either, mind you. But for a community that right now is all about moving forward, it’s not good.

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:03 AM
    Gerald Ford was in the White House. RR Donnelley & Sons had two plants running at capacity in Crawfordsville with somewhere around 4,000 employees. Paul Curtis and Glenn Knecht were coaching basketball and football respectively at Crawfordsville High School. Nucor Steel was still more than a decade away from breaking ground in Montgomery County.
  • Monday, September 21, 2015 11:56 PM
    I hate it when they do what I say . . .
    A couple of weeks ago I challenged our employees to step up for MUFFY. In the process, I offered a few deals. Deals that I am now regretting.

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