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  • Drone crashes, planning flies on
    Friday, May 29, 2015 11:00 PM

    The Ben Hur building turned into Crawfordsville’s version of Cape Canaveral Friday morning. A quasi launch pad was set up in front of the building and everyone went about final preparations in the moments before the final countdown.

    5 . . . 4 . . . One brave drone pilot was at the controls . . . 3 . . . Hands were on the launch button and switches . . . 2 . . . Everything was go for the mission . . . 1 . . . Liftoff . . . Whack.

    Seconds after liftoff, a gust knocked the drone into the side of the historic building, taking out a rotor and grounding the drone for the duration of the mission.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:50 PM
  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:49 PM

    If you’ve ever wanted to be in a Netflix documentary, here’s your chance. As an added bonus, you’ll get to see a critically-acclaimed comedy show.

    Tickets are on sale now for “Knock ‘em Dead Comedy” at Barefoot Burger on June 1. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and the show is 21 and up because of graphic language and adult situations.

    The show, brought to Crawfordsville by Neil Snyder Presents Comedy in Crawfordsville, is set to be recorded for a Netflix documentary. The event is one stop in a three-month-long national tour. Money raised by the tour will help the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research in Seattle, Washington.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:40 PM

    The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met at the Crawfordsville Public Library at noon on May 11. President Carolyn Fisher led the Pledge of Allegiance and Letty Calder gave the invocation. A delicious lunch was served by Allen’s Catering.

    The guest speaker was Tom Mellish, Executive Director of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association. Mellish is a graduate of from Elkhart Central High School, received a B.S. from Miami University and a Master’s degree from Ball State University. He has been married for 34 years to his wife Cynda, a teacher at Crawfordsville Middle School. They have two grown sons who work in Indianapolis. Mellish taught at two elementary schools, Mill Creek East Elementary and Southwood Elementary. He was a principal at Harrison Elementary and Sugar Creek Elementary for a period of 26 years. Over the last 20 years he has also been very active in the Indiana School Principals Association. Mellish has served in the community in many ways including the Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, First United Methodist Church, Volunteers for Mental Health, Montgomery County Child Abuse Council, Character Counts and the Montgomery County Community Foundation.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:39 PM

    Derrick Marshall, a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, received a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of Wooster during commencement exercises on May 11.

    A chemistry major who graduated cum laude, Marshall is a resident of Crawfordsville.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:38 PM

    During the school year, schools go to great lengths to make sure that their students are well-fed. Some students receive free or reduced lunches, and others might eat breakfast at school. What happens to those students during summer vacation?

    This was the concern that prompted Joyce Grimble to establish the summer lunch program through the Waynetown United Methodist Church. “It became a concern that we recognize the fact that children get free lunch or assistance with breakfast and lunch when they’re at school,” Grimble said. “The church discussed it and everybody immediately bought in.”

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 9:36 PM

    Lacey Hankins of New Richmond earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University on May 29.

    At Iowa State University's spring commencement ceremonies, 4,345 students received degrees. Iowa State awarded 3,646 undergraduate degrees, 448 master's degrees, 147 veterinary medicine degrees and 104 doctor of philosophy degrees.

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:07 PM
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:06 PM

    The Church of Abundant Faith, 5529 U.S. 136 West, Waynetown, is hosting its first annual spring gospel musical on the lawn of the church on Saturday, June 6. The feature performance is with award winning song writer and singer Fonda Kizzee. She has toured Indiana and the surrounding states, previously performed at the Strawberry Festival and will be the opening act for a group called “Little Texas” at this year’s Strawberry Festival. Also performing will be local Gina McCormick and more.

    Please bring your lawn chairs, sit back and relax! Refreshments will be available for a free-will offering with the proceeds going to the church’s parking lot fund. Everyone is welcome – come hear some beautiful music!

  • School's out, summer's here!
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00 PM

    Faculty and staff at Northridge Middle School waved farewell to students Thursday afternoon as the buses pulled away. As the school year draws to an end, it’s easy to think about how wonderful summer vacation is. Educators and students alike know that they’ll miss the school, whether they admit it or not!


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