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Braving the cold for family
Jim and Pam Jeffers and Sandy Williams recently took a trip to Alaska to visit their grandson Tech Sergeant Craig Peacock and family. Craig is stationed at the Elmendorf Air Force Base. (Pictured) Sandy, Jen, Jim, Pam, Craig, Cassandra and Camryn took the opportunity to take a boat trip to the Portage Glacier.
  • Friday, July 22, 2016 9:39 PM

    Tarter’s Insurance held their grand re-opening open house at 2203 Indianapolis Rd. in Crawfordsville. They had hourly drawings, cakes and cookies, and a ribbon cutting ceremony. (From L) Tom Utley, Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Calhoun, Lucas Calhoun, Ned Swanson, Charlie Alsip, Rodney Tarter, Robert Tarter, Melody Tarter, Alexis Calhoun, Lilly Tarter, Debi Tarter and Jonathan Tarter. 

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  • Poke'n around town
    Friday, July 22, 2016 9:34 PM

    By Cindy Tomlinson
    Chances are someone in your life is playing Pokémon Go. It’s the newest game craze. And, it has kids and adults alike off the couch, away from their computers and gaming consoles, and glued to their mobile devices. 

    “Summer, when kids are off of school, is usually when families have peak internet use at home,” says DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager for TDS. “But this year, with so many people outside playing Pokémon Go, we’re betting the network usage numbers are going to be lower.”

    If you’d like to know what the Pokémon fuss is all about (and why there are people hanging out in your neighborhood park), TDS explains the basics.

    What is it?

    Think of it like a treasure hunt—only the treasure is Pokémon monsters. Players “find” them in the real world by using a cell phone and essentially play the “hot or cold” game. The mobile app visually shows players whether they’re hot/close to the Pokémon or cold/further away.

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  • Friday, July 22, 2016 9:33 PM

    NRG Agricultural Services & Supply, an agricultural company that specializes in seeds and agronomy services, has stocked up on a wide variety of cover crops to prepare for the cash crop off-season.

    “Now is about the time when farmers should start preparing for what comes after harvest. Their fields will be bare and exposed to dangers like soil erosion, pests and weeds,” said Craig “Butch” Nichols, owner of NRG.

    USDA Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) found in the 2015 Cover Crop Survey Analysis that cover crop usage increased cash crop yields significantly across the country, with a mean increase of 3.66 bushels per acre for corn and an average increase of 2.19 bushels per acre for soybeans.  

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  • Friday, July 22, 2016 9:32 PM

    It is going to be a very hot weekend. Heat advisory hot. Temperatures are forecasted for high eighties to low nineties and heat indexes are forecasted for 100 to 110 degrees both today and Sunday according to Take caution and stay safe when the weather gets hot by following these guidelines

     stay safe during extreme heat

    • Postpone outdoor games and activities and limit exposure to the sun.
    • Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine; limit alcoholic beverage intake.
    • Dress in loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.
    • Spend the warmest part of the day in temperature-controlled buildings such as libraries, schools, movie theaters, shopping malls, or community facilities.
    • Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.

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  • Friday, July 22, 2016 9:31 PM

    Montgomery County Community Foundation reminds local nonprofit organizations that the deadline for the second unrestricted grant cycle is August 8.   Grants are awarded in the areas of:  Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Health, History, Human Services, Youth.  Eligible organizations are those whose purposes are described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.  Grant applications will also be accepted from local governmental entities, including schools, for charitable purposes.  The full listing of guidelines, polices as well as the application, can be found at or call 362-1267.   First-time applicants are strongly encouraged to call and make an appointment to meet with the Grants Coordinator before applying.  Since 1992, MCCF has awarded more than $17 in grants and scholarships here in Montgomery County.  

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  • First Lady Karen Pence Awards Grant to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry
    Friday, July 22, 2016 9:24 PM

    Indianapolis – First Lady Karen Pence hosted the seventh award reception for grant recipients of the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation at the Governor’s Residence on Tuesday, where she awarded $52,500 to 57 organizations and charities that serve Hoosier families and children across the state. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry was represented by Executive Director Debra Treesh, who were on hand to receive the award.

    “When Mike was elected Governor, I was overwhelmed with requests from so many worthy organizations to get involved in their efforts. However, it quickly became clear that I couldn’t be at every event, nor could I champion every cause. That is why I, along with a team of dedicated board members, started the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation as a way to shine a light on the organizations across Indiana who lift up our communities and make our state strong,” First Lady Karen Pence stated. 

    “The Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry is one of those organizations that is doing great work for our Hoosier children and families, and it is an honor to recognize them today,” said First Lady Karen Pence.

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  • Friday, July 22, 2016 2:11 PM
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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:59 PM

    Washington – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents across the nation to take steps now to prepare their families and communities for extreme heat, by reviewing important safety information and downloading the FEMA smartphone app. 

    The National Weather Service announced today that “dangerously hot and humid conditions are expected this week across a large portion of the nation.” Additionally, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center’s latest outlook notes that most of the continental United States is facing elevated chances of well-above-average summer temperatures. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, heat kills more people than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:57 PM

    Higher temperatures and higher electric bills go hand-in-hand. While you can’t control the weather, there are steps you can take to better manage your electricity use and its costs.

    “The forecast for the rest of the week – calling for temperatures in the nineties throughout Indiana – is a call for everyone to use electricity more carefully,” said Indiana Utility Consumer Counselor David Stippler. “There are many low-cost and no-cost steps that can help add up to savings for the consumer, while also helping to ease the electric grid’s workload at its busiest time.”

    To help keep your energy expenses in check, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) recommends that you:

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  • Summer Science Enrichment Program
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:55 PM
    Thirty students enrolled in the South Montgomery Community Schools took part in a Science Enrichment Program from Tuesday May 31- Monday June 6. The Program focused on the Physical Sciences. On Monday June 6, the participants traveled to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:50 PM

    Every Thurs. Danny Weiss Trio @ Scotty’s Brewhouse, W. Lafayette   6-8:30pm

       352 E. State St. 765.746.3131 On the patio (weather permitting).

                      Danny Weiss/clarinet, Jeff Wimble/guitar and Lynn Colwell/bass.


    Thurs. July 21 Lafayette Citizens Band @ Riehle Plaza, Lafayette    7:30pm

       2nd and Main St.    Win Grant’s Money at 6:45


    Thurs.-Sun. July 20-24 “Lucky Me” @ The Red Barn Theater, Frankfort   8pmweekdays,  Sun. 2pm

       2101 E. Co. Rd. 150 S  765.659.1657         Call for tickets and details.


    Fri. July 22 Nuthatch @ Athens Arts Gallery , Crawfordsville      6-8pm

       113 N. Washington St.  765.362.7455 Playing for the Gallery Opening of Dr. Alice Harpel’s feature artist show

      “All Thinks Local”. Free and open to the public. Meet and talk with Alice and view her wonderful paintings.

        Snacks available.       Nuthatch consists of: Steve CharlesJim SwiftBrian McCafferty andBetsy Swift.


    Every Fri. Danny Weiss Duo @ Red Seven Bar & Grill, Lafayette  6-8:30pm

        200 Main St.  765.742.7337 On the patio (weather permitting). Danny/clarinet, Jeff Wimble/guitar.

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  • Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:47 PM

    Every year, the JUMP program (Juvenile Mentoring Program), a program of the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, has a Family Fun Day.  This day is for all the Mentors and kids in the mentoring program as well as the kids on the waiting list and all their family members.  “We like to be able to spend time with the families of the kids in the program and it’s one of the last times families can get out and have some fun together before school starts back up,” Jill Hampton said.

    90 people attended this event at the Milligan Park pool this past Saturday evening.  “We were lucky to have such nice weather for the event,” Jill Hampton stated.  “We served pizza, watermelon, veggies, cookies and everyone had a fantastic time!”  

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  • Tractors, fun and games
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:46 PM
    As the 2016 Montgomery County 4-H Fair comes to an end it’s nice to see even though the kids worked hard all week they still had to time to smile and have fun.  Clayton Fugate, Drew Munyan, Owen Coon, Max Chastain and Gabe Laffoon (above left) participated in the Tractor driving contest and then struck a pose for The Paper
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  • Community friends seek host families
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:41 PM

    Wabash College will welcome 15 international freshmen to campus in mid-August, bringing the total number of international students to 67. These freshmen come from 13 countries throughout the globe. The Wabash Community Friends program invites you, families or individuals, to host one of these students.  This is a unique opportunity to become more globally aware while sharing our American way of life.

    International students adjust to college life in a small town more easily when host families welcome them. Students live on campus, but host families provide opportunities for students to experience American culture and local customs.  In turn, the students provide local families with a glimpse into foreign cultures, beliefs, and traditions.  

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  • Katlynne's spirit endures
    Thursday, July 21, 2016 10:32 PM

    Katlynne Crawford's smile filled the room. Her personality was a big as the arena where the seven-year 4H leader showed her adored goats. That's why learning that Katlynne took her own life, in February, came as such a shock to the community, and devastated her family.

    “People think that it can never happen in their family,” said Katlynne's mother, Anita Crawford. “They think suicide only happens to the shy, quiet, introverted kids. It affects everyone. It can happen in every family.”

    Although Katlynne kept her pains hidden, her joys were easy to spot. They included the love that she gushed for her animals.

    “She was passionate about it!” Crawford enthusiastically recalls. “She was a member of North Montgomery FFA. She showed goats. She loved everything farm-related – everything – especially anything connected to showing at the Goat Barn.”

    That's why Anita Crawford and her family couldn't keep themselves away from the Montgomery County 4H Fair. That's making this time hard. But that's also what is making this time special.

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