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King and his court
Justin Monger, right, plant manager from Cargill won the title of 2016 Pie King during Valero’s recent United Way and MUFFY campaign drive. . I will let you guess which one he is in the picture. Mark Brown, left, Valero plant manager, also took part. The contest helped Valero surpass its goal of $27,000 by raising $29,102! With the company match, that makes the grand total $43,653. Employees were able to designate where they would like their donation to go.
  • Harvest Hoopla a success!
    Monday, September 26, 2016 3:36 PM
    Saturday’s All-In Harvest Hoopla in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market proved to be a great inauguration of the new Pike Place park at the corner of Pike and Main streets in downtown Crawfordsville.
    “We are very happy with the turnout,” said Kat Burkhart, one of the organizers of the event. “This is a great way to show the potential of this area and a chance to share some information about the bicentennial.”
    One project that is in the works for the bicentennial is the Time Capsule project that Tim McCormick, a member of the board for the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce took a few moments to give a few details about.
    “We sent out about 600 letters to local businesses, non-profits and other organizations in the area,” McCormick said.
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  • Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:49 PM
    Franciscan Physician Network Greenacres Family Medicine has brought in new nurse practitioner Corinna Cain, N.P.
    Cain received her nurse practitioner degree from Indiana University - Purdue University at Indianapolis. She completed her clinical rotations at IU Health, Hendricks County Center for Diabetes Excellence and Franciscan Physician Network in Crawfordsville. Cain has worked as a nurse at hospitals in Lafayette and Cincinnati.
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  • Bits'n'Pieces
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    AS OUR pal Honest Hoosier might say, here’s a tip of the seed corn cap to Montgomery County’s gem, Shades State Park. Folks there are hard at work sprucing things up. This week we caught Gale Williams and Joseph Lenover putting new concrete fiber board on the gate house. Thanks, gentlemen!
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    CUTE SIGN at a local dentist office in town: What did the dentist say to the golfer? You have a hole in one!
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    OUR MYSTERY Guest last week was the lovely Anne Shaw, deputy director of the Crawfordsville / Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
    The big winner for the second week in a row was Adam Hutchison who just beat out DB Walker, Judi Kleine and Charlie Evans. Mabel Evans thought it might be Terri Gadd and Jeff Smith thought it was Amy Davis.
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  • Townsend celebrates 10th anniversary
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Dale Townsend began his career at the CEL&P Power Plant in October, 2006. He is currently the assistant tree trimmer for the line department.
    “Dale is a hardworking employee,” Phillip Goode, Manager of Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power, said. “He is dedicated to improving the reliability of our system for the benefit of our customers.” 
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  • Johnson & Williams agents certified
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Tim Congleton and Jennifer Shepherd of Johnson & Williamson Insurance recently earned the On Your Side® Basic Farm Certification designation from Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer in the U.S.
    “We’re excited that Tim & Jennifer have completed this certification program,” Robb Williamson, one of the partners in the firm, said. “We have made a commitment to help protect farmers in our area with the highest levels of professionalism and service. This certification tells our area farmers that we’re committed to helping protect them now and into the future. We are proud to be partnered with Nationwide and are excited and committed to servicing our agriculture community.” 
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  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM

    Now that fall is officially here, there are plenty of great deals in Montgomery County where smart shoppers can find deals. In fact, The Paper easily found 10 fall bargains all under $20.

    Shopping local isn't hard to do. Plus, it supports local business people, which puts more money into the community, and it helps create and keep jobs here in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County.

     

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  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Thursday evening at the Crawfordsville Public Library District, the MCTP Constitutional Conservatives held a debate for county commissioner candidates and District 41 Representative candidates. 
    While the commissioner debate was supposed to kick off the event, incumbent Phil Bane had prior arrangements and was not able to make it. Frank Stewart, Bane’s challenger for county commissioner, had the time to himself. 
    “The original title was commissioner of bridges and roads,” Stewart explained to the audience. “Now, they are also responsible for other utilities, like sewers, drainage and ordinances.”
    He also shared a thought on another aspect of the job that drew a few groans and head shakes from some in attendance.
    “There are too many laws,” he said. “We need government to let people do what they do without unnecessary interference.”
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  • Foundation gives Ladoga $1,000 grant
    Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Young readers will now have easier access to board books at the Ladoga – Clark Township Public Library. With a $1,000 MCCF 25th Anniversary Grant, the library was able to purchase a nice modular storage unit which places books within the reach of the youngest readers.
    “The early development of pre-reading, looking at books, sitting through simple stories, and the closeness that comes with an individual reading to a child has been proven to help in creating lifelong learners and the early development of needed skills for success in school and afterwards” Debbie Clapp, the new director of the library, said.
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  • Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:00 AM
    Thousands of free books are available for free at the Crawfordsville District Public Library – and all you have to do to get them is give a monetary donation to the Animal Welfare League.
    On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., stop by Superior Moving & Storage (3580 E. State Road 32) and make it happen.
    This is being sponsored by Superior Moving & Storage and The Friends of the Library.
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016 6:41 PM
    The Blue Star Mothers of America will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    The Blue Star Mothers are the mothers who have sons and daughters in the military or who are veterans.
    Blue Star Mothers of America provide moral and emotional support for our men and women in the military and their families. The chapter periodically sends "Freedom Boxes" containing various items from home, to our troops who are deployed.
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  • From one event to another . . .
    Friday, September 23, 2016 4:00 AM
    Heather Shirk grew up in Montgomery County and after leaving briefly, decided it was a great place to come back to and raise a family.
    Shirk was raised in New Ross and went to Southmont High School, where she participated in softball and basketball.
    “I love sports,” she explained. “I never wanted to quit playing. I just loved the routine of it.”
    Upon graduating, she headed south to attend Vincennes University where she studied broadcasting. She would later go on to attend Indiana State University. When formal schooling was complete, she had both a bachelor’s and a master’s.
    Shirk then went to work for Borschoff, a public relations agency in downtown Indianapolis. She spent two years there before taking a job at what is now Franciscan Health Crawfordsville.
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  • Excitement building for Harvest Hoopla
    Friday, September 23, 2016 4:00 AM
    Excitement is building for Saturday’s All-In Harvest Hoopla, taking place at the newly named Pike Place pocket park location in downtown Crawfordsville.
    The event will feature booths, carriage rides, a petting zoo, entertainment, food and fun. In addition, Harvest Hoopla will be right beside the popular Farmers Market. 
    With everything in one basic location, and with a weather forecast at nearly perfect, a large crowd is expected.
    The Harvest Hoopla booths should be set up and going by 8 a.m. Of course with the Farmers Market there are often booths ready before then, so an early crowd won’t be a surprise.
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Board of Zoning Appeals met Wednesday evening to hear a proposal for special exception to be made for a woman to run a business out of her home.
    Sherri Maish and her husband, who own the property located at 1200 S. Grant Ave., asked the board to consider allowing her to operate a home health business there.
    “I have a doctorate degree and am hoping to provide some help,” she explained to the board.
    Brandy Allen, Director of Planning and Community Development in Crawfordsville read through some of the stipulations stated in the Schedule of Uses for the board.
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016 4:00 AM
    According to new numbers released Wednesday by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the unemployment rate in Montgomery County rose half a percentage point when compared with the same period from 2015.
    The August unemployment rate for Montgomery County was 4.1 percent in August. That compares to 3.6 percent from numbers reported in August 2015.
    In addition, since July, the number has risen from 3.9 percent unemployment rate. However, all the local numbers are still below the state’s average of 4.6 percent.
    Something else that has also risen in the county has been the number of people who are employed as well as the overall number of people who are part of the labor force reported in the release. These numbers went up from 18,453 to 19,060 and from 19,143 to 19,871, respectively. 
    Tom Utley, Executive Director of the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and Indiana West Advantage (IWA) said the report shouldn’t alarm anyone. 
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  • Friday, September 23, 2016 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville Middle School will be hosting an open house From 4-8 pm, Thursday, Oct. 13. Several informative activities are planned for parents and guardians of CMS students.
    Classrooms in the academic wing of the building will be open from 4 to 6 p.m., and again, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. During this time, parents are welcome to take a tour of the recently built, state of the art facility, visit their child’s classroom to meet his or her teacher or stop by the entryway to talk with administrators, the Dean of students and the Guidance counselor.
    Besides the traditional classroom visitations, the CMS Open House will offer four informative breakout sessions for parents and guardians.
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