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  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:21 PM

    Christ’s United Methodist Church of Crawfordsville will be sponsoring a new ministry that gives capes to kids in need of protection in their time of need. The church will roll out Kids Capes of Courage and hold other family fun activities at their annual block party on July 11.

    Joyce Fitzwater said that the church is bringing the established ministry to the community after the success of the program at other churches in the Methodist community.

    She said that church hopes the ministry will reassure kids that everything will be okay in their time of need. The ministry is designed to remind them of the strength of their favorite super hero. With the cape, the kids can be Superman or Captain America, even Superwoman.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:18 PM

    Because of the Independence Day holiday Montgomery County and Crawfordsville City Offices will be closed on Friday.

    This means there will be no city trash or recycle pick up on Friday, but there will be a double pick up on Monday.

    Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power offices will be closed Friday and Saturday.

    The Crawfordsville Yard Waste Site will also be closed on Saturday, but will be open on Friday and Sunday.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:16 PM

    The public is invited to fireworks shows at three Indiana state parks and Patoka Lake to celebrate Independence Day.

    Indiana Dunes State Park will have fireworks at dusk today, with a rain date of July 9.

    Versailles State Park will offer fireworks at 10 p.m. on July 3.

    Pokagon State Park is offering fireworks at dusk on July 4. The show is sponsored by the Lake James Association. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and come early for a good seat on the Potawatomi Inn front lawn.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:14 PM

    Hunters may apply for a reserved hunt online by visiting and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Information" link, beginning today.

    The online method is the only way to apply.

    All applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they’d like to hunt. All applications must be completed by the application deadline to be eligible for the drawing. Hunters will be selected through a random drawing. All drawing results will be posted at within a week after application deadlines.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:13 PM

    The Crawfordsville City Redevelopment Commission decided to table the shell building project until the next regularly scheduled meeting on July 21. The commission met for a special meeting Tuesday to discuss the building.

    Brandy Allen from the Crawfordsville Planning Department said that the commission wants to see more in-depth details about the plan from the city’s financial consultant before they move forward. She does not know exactly when the numbers will come in, but she said they should be ready some time before the meeting in late July.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:12 PM

    Several local youth and their mentors spent their Saturday afternoon enjoying the sights and sounds of a historic America at Conner Prairie.

    Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) visited Conner Prairie for their annual summer outing. The mentors and mentees were able to get a small sampling of what life was like in early American, and were able to experience what life was like for Hoosiers during the Civil War. 

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:11 PM

    Indiana’s corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million.

    Indiana has dropped from having above average corn and soybean yield prospects in the first week of June to well below normal at the end of the month, noted Hurt, who analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Crop Progress report released Monday.

    “It is not hard to find the culprit – excessive amounts of rainfall,” Hurt said.

  • Classic to take the stage this weekend
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:08 PM

    Revolution Productions, LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre announces the next show in its 2015 season, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, opening on Friday and running through July 25.  Performances are primarily on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and Friday and Saturday nights.  There will be no performances this Saturday night or on July 15.  There will be a special matinee performance on July 16.  Please call or check the web site for specific dates and times.

  • Tuesday, June 30, 2015 7:07 PM

    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s newest program, Inspire, has had an exciting year so far with a variety of mentoring groups from across the community, and they are always looking for more mentoring groups.

    Inspire is a group mentoring program which serves pre-teen and teen girls. Inspire meets twice a month in an informal atmosphere where they discuss topics and issues facing teen girls – such as the importance of having a high self-esteem and the importance of encouragement. During the meetings, the girls participate in an activity with a guest mentoring group related to the topic of the day. Every other month the group takes a local field trip where they learn and talk about culture, social skills, and much more. Inspire began as an idea between YSB employees Jennifer White and Kayla Hens. Hens and White presented the idea to the Women’s Legacy Fund, who agreed it was a worthwhile venture. For three years the Women’s Legacy Fund has made the Inspire program possible.  


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