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  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:45 PM

    On August 4, everyone throughout Montgomery County is invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the 32nd Annual National Night Out. This will be Montgomery County’s third year participating.

    The event will take place at Milligan Park from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Aug. 4. There will be many local non-profits and businesses there, local police departments, the Crawfordsville Fire Department, a 40-foot obstacle course bounce-house, horses from the Achaius Ranch, a Silly Safari Show at 7:30 p.m., caricaturist artists, a scavenger hunt and much more!

    National Night Out is a completely free event and is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are strong and are fighting back against localized crime.

    During the event, the community will be able to enjoy free swimming at Milligan Park Pool from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., free hotdogs at the South Shelter, the Silly Safari show in the north shelter at 7:30 p.m. and much more.

    Questions about this event can be directed to the Youth Service Bureau at 362-0694, ext. 13.

     

     
  • Honoring, connecting with the past
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:42 PM

    How many of you visit your family members’ graves on a holiday or Memorial Day? It’s sometimes quite a touching experience. Martijn van Haren visits 25 U.S. Soldier and Sailor’s graves in his own country of Holland and neighboring Belgium and noted that he has had several touching moments.

    Van Haren spent a great deal of time listening to his grandparents tell of WWII experiences. Once, his grandmother was so hungry, she walked for three days to a farming area where she was able to obtain some home-grown food. At one point, his grandmother ate flower bulbs and became pretty good at creating flower dishes. His grandfather was conscripted into service for the Germans and hated it. In later years, van Haren met with some soldiers and decided afterwards that helping decorate the graves of those left in the area whose parents, brothers and sisters would never be able to visit would be a good thing to do. Even with 25 graves, he says he wishes he could do more. 

     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:39 PM

    Applications are filed, plans have been discussed and officials have toured the city. The time has come in the Stellar Communities grant process for Crawfordsville to sit back and wait.

    Representatives from various state organizations, including the Department of Transportation and Department of Natural Resources, visited Crawfordsville Tuesday afternoon to take a firsthand look at what Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton plans to do. “We had the room full of stimulating things, our plans and everything,” Barton said.

     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:22 PM
     
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:20 PM

    A Libertarian Party call out meeting was held at the Crawfordsville District Public Library on Wednesday. Adam Hutchison, temporary chair for the Libertarian Party of Montgomery County, and Randy Young, Chairman of Tippecanoe County Libertarian Party, were the only attendees of the meeting. The two discussed where they see the party going in the future. Hutchison will be running for City Council Ward Four and plans to take the views of the party to the council. Although there was a small turn-out, Hutchison sees a bright future for the party and is excited to get things rolling for the future. 

     
  • Class celebrates half century
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 11:19 PM

    The Waveland Class of 1965 recently met at Turkey Run for a luncheon buffet to celebrate their 50th Class Reunion. The class consisted of 36 students who started their 1st grade adventure under the direction of Mrs. Foster at Waveland School. There were 26 students in the class of ’65 and 17 of the students had been together for all 12 years. Their senior trip was well-deserved as all of the students raised enough money for all to fly to Washington D.C. and New York City. The reunion welcomed Coach Bob Collins and Bob Gooding. Both were teachers of the class at Waveland. Coach Collins was the coach of boys’ basketball, baseball, track and cross country and Gooding was a coach at the Junior High. The group plans to meet again in five years. 

     
  • Klinker opens “Plein Air Passion” at Athens Arts Gallery
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:00 AM

    Noted regional artist Jeffrey Klinker will open a show in the Feature Gallery at Athens Arts today. It continues through September 5. The exhibit will feature a rich display of the artist’s open air oil works of Indiana landscapes made during the past decade.

    Over his long life as an artist, Klinker has explored various colors, tones, and subjects, always through the medium of oil. His earlier works, notable for their earthy tones, a period Klinker now refers to as “my umber days,” are far behind him. He explains that his painting has evolved to “explode with color.”

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:29 PM

    The Montgomery County Health Board discussed the mosquito problem, applying for national accreditation as well as concerns about Lyme disease.

    The Health Department has set 29 traps this year and has sent out the county’s sprayer truck twice to help tackle the mosquito problem. Sanitarian Amber Reed said the state has also set 20 traps at the wastewater treatment plant. Reed said none of the traps have yielded positive tests for West Nile Virus in Montgomery County.

    Reed said that Ladoga has the worst mosquito problem of any town in the county. Reeds said one house in Ladoga that happens to belong to her brother yielded 500 mosquitos caught in a trap that was set out just one night. She said that when they came back after sending the sprayer around again the trap caught only 300. “We did see a significant drop once we sent the sprayer again,” she said. “So that shows we have had some success.”

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:53 PM

    The Utility Service Board voted to raise rates for Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power customers. The rates will be raised at all levels of service.

    The board voted unanimously for the increase. Residential customers will see a 3.64 percent raise in their bill, which would translate to a raise of an average $3.86 per month. Commercial single phase customers will see a raise of 7.28 percent, which would be an average of $21.39 per month. Commercial 3 Phase customers will see an increase of 11.1 percent or an average of $71.57 per month. And Primary Power customers will see an average raise of 4 percent and an average of $1,162.72 per month.

    “True cost of service studies make sure one class isn’t subsidizing another class,” Plant Manager Phil Goode said. 

     
  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:09 PM

    Ladoga-Clark Township Public Library’s Friends of the Library Annual Yard Sale will be held on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held across from the library inside the old fire station on Main Street in Ladoga.

    The Friends of the Library have various fundraisers during the year in addition to the yard sale. Other fundraisers include two Book and Bake Sales (spring and fall), Soup Supper (October) and Cookie and Candy Walk (December). All proceeds from these fundraisers are used in purchasing items for the library.

     

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