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  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:22 PM

    According to the recent statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Montgomery County has maintained an unemployment rate below the state average for the month of June.

    June saw the county faring better than 58 other Indiana counties. Montgomery’s unemployment rate of 4.2 for June is a bit worse than May’s rate of 4.1, but both trump the stagnant state average of 4.8. Looking back a bit further, April’s preliminary rates showed Montgomery County at 3.8.

    Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton was pleased with the recent figures. “Obviously we’re thrilled, and I think that it shows that the steps we’ve taken for development is showing dividends,” he said. “It has taken a combination of things to get there.”

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:22 PM

    Olivet Nazarene University has named Kylie Lippencott of Waveland to the Dean’s List during the spring 2015 semester. To qualify for inclusion on the Dean's List, a student must have been enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student and must have attained a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher on a 4.00 grading scale.

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:16 PM
  • Going . . . Going . . . Gone!
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 9:16 PM

    Goats, sheep, cows and pigs were all a part of The Montgomery County 4-H Fair Cattle Auction. The auction allowed 4-H members of all ages to earn some money by auctioning off their show animals.

    Many of the 10-year members saw an encouraging end to their part of the auction. 17 10-year members participated in the auction. The highest earnings of the group went to Grace Lough who sold her pig for $3,700.

    Also participating in the auction was Miss Montgomery County Fair Queen, Lauren McClaskey, who put her pig up on the block. McClaskey found an easy $450.

    Adding to the auction was a kiss from the queen that was auctioned off to raise a small monetary scholarship for the 2016 queen. 2014 queen, Darian Stewart, was able to bring the tradition back. The kiss brought in $500 for the 2016 Montgomery County Fair Queen. “I was able to receive the scholarship, so I want to be able to pass it on,” said McClaskey. 

  • Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:38 PM

    The Sugar Creek Advisory Board discussed how to best preserve the banks of Sugar Creek Thursday. Members suggested that deer and erosion are the biggest threats.

    Advisory Board and Friends of Sugar Creek Board member David Hadley said that the Friends want to seek the Board’s support in their effort to secure a grant to buy trees and shrubs to help shore up the creek’s banks.

    “The idea is to give encouragement to property owners, and maybe some support to purchase appropriate vegetation to plant along the banks . . . in an effort to preserve the bank and stop the erosion,” Hadley said. 

  • Supreme overall showman chosen
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 8:06 PM

    Overall Supreme Showman is an honor that any 4-Her who competes in showmanship would long for. The supreme showman has supreme bragging rights because the winner of the title has demonstrated that they can show any large farm animal.

    Seven contenders were chosen from each of the large animal projects: beef, dairy, llama, horse and pony, sheep, goats and swine. This year’s Overall Showmen from each project were: Abbie Benge from the dairy project; Torri Warren from sheep; Rachel Ellington from beef; Tiffany Ellington from goats; Isaac Fruits from llamas; Paige Wininger from swine and Olivia Bratcher from horse and pony. Wininger was chosen as this year’s Overall Supreme Showman.

  • Teen court volunteer wins second place in state competition
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    Three Montgomery County Teen Court volunteers joined Program Coordinator Jennifer White at the annual Indiana Teen Court Association’s Conference and Mock Hearing Competition on July 14 and 15. The two day event is held around the state of Indiana each summer. This year’s event was held by Waycross Camp and Conference Center in Morgantown. Day one of the conference included workshops concerning the effects of substance use on youth as well as alternative disposition options. 

  • Human foosball brings community together
    Thursday, July 23, 2015 7:56 PM

    A foosball table came to life at the 4-H fair on Thursday morning. The Wabash IT Department, staff from the Joshua Cup and 4-H Junior Leaders faced off against each other inside a makeshift foosball table.

    The six-person teams lined up two by two and three by three along a line of pool noodles that were strung up between metal fence posts four rows deep, in the style of a foosball table. Orange construction netting was placed around the fence posts to enclose the space like the sides of a foosball table. Goalies stood at the end of each side to try and stop the ball from getting through the net.

    The only rules were don’t hurt yourself and keep the ball inside the enclosure. As there were no injuries, the first one was accomplished. However, the players were new to the sport so the other rule was broken frequently.


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