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  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:42 PM

    There have been several obstacles in the way of passenger train services for Montgomery County, but with some recent agreements, the Hoosier State Train is set to keep chugging along.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has signed a series of long-term agreements with AMTRAK, Iowa Pacific Holdings and several serviced communities to operate the Hoosier State Train, a passenger train service that runs between Chicago and Indianapolis four days each week and combines with the  three-day Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 and 51) to provide daily service.

    Crawfordsville is one stop on that line.

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:40 PM

    One Wingate store met the business end of a semi on July 29 just after midnight. The semi fell victim to the State Road 25 curse, meaning it did not stop in time to miss hitting the Star Food Mart on Boscum St.

    Store owner Hardev Bal said that this has happened to him twice since he has owned the store, with the other time happening two years ago. He said that a pickup truck was the last vehicle to crash into the store so was it left considerably less damage. This time a fully loaded semi ran through, taking out the outside wall, most of the roof, the coffee and fountain machines and a cooler, his wife Avi said. 

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:39 PM
  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 6:09 PM

    A car chase, foot chase and cornfield search Friday evening ended with one arrest and one suspect on the loose.

    Joshua Lee Butler, 36, was arrested Friday night and charged with theft, resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement by fleeing and driving while considered a habitual traffic violator.

    The action started around 3:30 p.m. Friday when the Wingate Town Marshall, Bob Heisel, spotted a Jeep Cherokee that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department was looking for in relation to recent burglaries. A flatbed trailer that had been reported stolen last Tuesday was attached to the Jeep. Two men soon got into the vehicle and left onto a county road.

  • Evangelist speaking at Faith Baptist
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:56 PM

    Evangelist Wayne Nelson will be the guest speaker at Faith Baptist Church, south of Crawfordsville, from August 2 through August 6.

    Evangelist Nelson came to know Jesus Christ as personal Savior in Hawaii, on July 25, 1975. He said God called him to the Gospel ministry the same year. He received his BA with a major in pastoral studies and a minor in evangelism. In addition, he has a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Biblical Studies.

  • CHS band prepares for season
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:55 PM

    Crawfordsville High School’s Marching Athenians have been spending long days at brand camp this week to prepare for the long season ahead.

    Band Director Kyle Schuckmann, who is entering his fourth year as director, has the kids hard at work all this week practicing with their sections and as a whole. The rigorous camp starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 9 p.m., with breaks in between, of course. The percussion, brass and woodwinds work on their music as a section for the first part of the day and the last part of the day, they hit the field to bring it all together. “This is probably the longest day a high school student will see,” he said. 

  • History comes alive at Lane Place Sunday
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:54 PM

    Visit Lane Place for one of the interactive live history tours of Senator Henry and Joanna Lane’s home and enjoy a lively free concert by the Montgomery County Civic Band. The concert begins at 3 p.m. with two living history tours preceding the concert and one immediately after the concert.

    Attention Ladies and Gentleman! Senator Henry S. Lane wishes to cordially invite you to help solve a long standing mystery, stepping back in time to experience history as it unfolds before your very eyes! Long ago coins were hidden in the house, in case hard times ever fell on the family. The secret of where they are hidden is gone and the puzzle must be solved. Using Homer's The Odyssey as the cipher, we present you a unique experience, as the audience assists Mary in solving a long-hidden mystery, leading to a treasure. The show is a journey back to a time when the house was alive with the past. The audience will experience much about love, loss and honor while being guided through the home by the one set of eyes that has seen all in this home. 

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:53 PM

    The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help prevent a blood shortage.

    Blood donations often decline in August as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. On average, during the summer months, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than what is needed.

    Donations are needed now to help ensure blood is available for patients in need. Donors with types AB, O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially encouraged to donate. Plasma from type AB donors can be transfused to patients of any blood type, as can type O negative blood. Type B negative and A negative blood can be transfused to Rh-positive or negative patients. These are the most in demand blood types and are in constant need.

    To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:52 PM

    Lauren Elizabeth Roberts of Crawfordsville was among the 544 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University's 174th commencement ceremony, which was held May 16. Roberts earned a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, with a major in biology and a major in history. A consistent dean's list student, she was a senior fellow for the history department. Roberts was a recipient of the Denison Alumni Scholarship. Her senior research project was titled "American Influences in Kenyan Wildlife Policy 1963-2013."

  • Friday, July 31, 2015 11:51 PM

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