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  • CHALLENGE BLOG 2: Lee Ann Hutson
    Friday, February 24, 2017 12:39 PM
    The following is another blog from one of The Challenge '17 participants, Lee Ann Hutson. As participants write their thoughts about this tough process, we'll share them here on our web site.
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  • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Thursday-Saturday Feb. 23 to 25 “The Furies” @ Experimental Theater, Fine Arts Center, Wabash College 8 p.m. Free and Open To The Public. Call for ticket reservations 765-361-6411 or visit
    Thursday & Friday Feb. 23 & 24 “Still The One” @ Myers Dinner Theatre, Hillsboro 108 Water Street 765-798-4902 ext.2 Wednesday & Saturday matinee, Friday & Saturday evening Adults: $38. Youth (4-18): $27. Under 4: free Matinee: doors 11 a.m., meal noon, show 1:30 p.m. Friday & Saturday evening: doors 5:30 p.m., meal 6:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. Show only, $25.
    Every Thursday Full Band Open Stage @ The Swizzle Stick, Greencastle 8:45-10:45 p.m. 17 W. Franklin St. 765-653-5788 with host Steve St. Pierre.
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  • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    High Honor Roll– 6th grade – EJ Brewer, Lopati McQueen, 5th grade – Nolan Boyer, Jessica Bradley, Ella Brewer, Haydan Gabbard, Carter Hubble, Hanna Long, 4th grade – Gabe Brenda, Zoey Griffin, Micah Kiger, Mallory Mason, Emma Myers, Kylee Reeves, Emma Scobee, Jayden Thompson, 3rd grade – Jaysa Crull, Carson Powell, Luc Rabeyrin, Griffin Troy, 2nd grade – Savannah Bradley, Keanu McQueen, Trent Reeves, Tyler Thompson, 1st grade – Layla Bauman, Andrei Cozaciuc, Lucian Cozaciuc, Ben Gleason, Quentin Hartman, Bryor Johnson, Claire McCutchan, Kynzi Powell, Astrid Rabeyrin, Piper Scobee, Hunter Thompson, Allison Turner, Haylyn Wallace
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  • Helping a friend
    Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Hose Elementary School is having a change ware between kindergarten and first grade students to raise money for Jekory Howard and his family. Howard is a kindergarten student at Hose who was in an accident last week when he was hit by a car in Crawfordsville. Pictured, Gavin Greene donated all of his change from his ninja turtle piggy bank and Essence Steen (left) and Livija Silins (rear) helped the cause as well. The students are in Mrs. Timmons’ class. 
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  • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    A crowd of about a hundred people were on hand to hear Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton and Montgomery County Commissioner Phil Bane give the State of the City and State of the County addresses Thursday. 
    At the event, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Barton provided updates on several elements of the Stellar program improvements. 
    “We’re well on the way to turning our winning plan into a reality,” Barton said. 
    The mayor told those on hand that Planning Director Brandy Allen is working to update the city’s comprehensive plan, which hasn’t been updated in more than a decade. 
    At the forefront of the discussion about the Stellar improvements was the recently-announced decision to move Fusion 54 to a downtown location and use the location at Franklin and Washington Street for a trailhead park. 
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  • Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The warm weather has golfers raring to go. So the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County Chamber's March Breakfast Before Business couldn't come at a better time -- or location! The next BBB is scheduled for Wednesday at the Municipal Golf Course. For those who aren't familiar, the course is located at the east end of South Boulevard -- just past the Crawfordsville Park & Recreation Department. Breakfast begins at 7 a.m. and this monthly Chamber event is always a great place to network -- not to mention get in a couple of quick swings this time! Please RSVP Chamber Deputy Director Anne Shaw if you plan on attending at
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  • Bob Powers – A Blessed Life
    Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    Bob Powers has lived quite the adventure over the last 85 years, and will be the first to say, “I’ve been blessed in this life”. 
    Powers moved to Ladoga in 1947 from Ohio. He graduated from Ladoga High School. He started working at R. R. Donnelley in 1950, when he felt the draft “catching up” with him. So, he and his high school buddy, Dick Williamson, decided they’d join the Marine Corps and help in the war efforts. Powers spent 1951 to 1954, serving his country as a United States Marine. 
    “I’m extremely proud of being a Marine,” he said.
    After his time in the service, Powers caught up with an old friend from school, Joe Prosser. With no destination in mind, the pair decided to take a road trip. They built a camper on the back of a pick-up truck and set off on their 13,000 mile journey across the country. 
    “This was a high point in my life looking back,” he reflected. 
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:49 PM
    Chamber members have a new option for senior care thanks to a collaboration with Whitlock Place. Senior Care is on the rise. With the growing demographic in our county being elderly, chances are you or someone you know is currently or coming up on a time that you will be caring for an elderly loved one. The average caretaker will spend 20 hours per week caring for their aged family member. 
    Stress levels increase and the financial costs are staggering. When adult children quit their jobs, or cut back on hours, they not only give up immediate income, they also reduce the amount they will eventually receive in retirement benefits. When you tally lost wages, Social Security benefits and retirement benefits, the average adult child who is a caregiver loses $303,880 in lifetime wages and benefits.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 11:49 PM
    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Hoosiers ages 15 to 24. Research compiled by Indiana Youth Institute (IYI) in its 2017 KIDS COUNT in Indiana Data Book found that one in five Indiana high school students have considered attempting suicide, and one in six have made a plan for attempting suicide and one in 10 have tried to take their own life.
    IYI and its community partners are holding a suicide prevention workshop to help youth workers, parents, coaches, teachers and others learn how to spot the warnings signs of suicide. The workshop is on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Donnelley Room of the Crawfordsville District Public Library.
    Madeline Zielinski with Mental Health America of Indiana will teach attendees how to recognize the warnings signs of suicide ideation, how to ask someone directly about suicide and the resources available to help a person who may be thinking about taking their life.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:23 PM
    Gastroenterology specialists with Meridian Medical Group are now seeing patients in the newly renovated third floor outpatient specialty clinic at Putnam County Hospital.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 1:58 PM
    The Paper of Montgomery County learned Thursday afternoon that current Republican county chair Suanne Milligan is not planning to run for another term as the local leader of the party.
    “Although I did not seek out my current position as chairman, I agreed to run when several people I respect asked me to do so,” Milligan wrote in an e-mail to The Paper. “I now realize that some people seem to assume I will continue as chairman; however, I do not intend to do so. My work and family and other interests keep me too busy. There are no doubt others who can continue the present momentum.”
    This means that the upcoming GOP caucus on March 4 will see the election of a new chair.
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  • CHALLENGE BLOG 2: Clay Adams
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 8:05 AM
    The following is another blog from one of The Challenge '17 participants, Clay Adams. As participants write their thoughts about this tough process, we'll share them here on our web site.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:10 AM
    Church Men United of Montgomery County are ready to go for their 50th annual Lenten Breakfast Series starting March 4 at Waynetown Christian Church. The six-week breakfast series is for the men of Montgomery County to be encouraged and challenged in what it means to be a Man of God in today’s world. The breakfasts are held the six Saturday’s during Lent in preparation of Easter. Men of any age are invited to attend and bring a friend. An offering is taken to support local charities. Attendees are encouraged to bring canned or packaged food to each breakfast to be donated to FISH food pantry. 
    Each Saturday starts with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program at 8 a.m.
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  •  Art, politics meet on stage
    Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    Art and politics — indeed the dawn of politics — meet on stage when the Wabash College Theater Department presents The Furies, open now through Saturday. The ancient Greek drama will be staged in the Experimental Theater with curtain at 8 p.m. each evening. Tickets are free, but should be reserved at
    The Furies is the last third of the Aeschylus’ trilogy, The Oresteia, which was first performed in almost 2,500 years ago. The translation is by Ted Hughes, but the show’s director, Rory Willats, has given his actors room to tell the old story in modern ways. 
    “It was important for us not to limit the scope of the language by squeezing it into any particular time period,” said Willats, a senior theater major directing his first main stage production. “To do that, we have aimed to keep it timeless while using mostly Greek references . . . The play is a long poem and the language is gorgeous. Because no students here have performed this kind of play we got to begin right at the beginning. The actors have done an incredible job developing their own rules for performance.”
    The play picks up with Orestes, who has murdered his mother, Clytemnestra, as he heads to Athens. He is tormented by the Furies, who seek vengeance on behalf of Clytemnestra, and eventually goes on trial in front of Athena. Apollo argues for Orestes, and the Furies want justice — and blood — for Clytemnestra’s murder.
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  • Thursday, February 23, 2017 4:00 AM
    An offer from Indiana State Parks makes weeknight camping more affordable this spring.
    Those who book a new campsite reservation for one or more consecutive weeknights (Sundays through Wednesdays) between April 16 and May 24 will receive 25 percent off of their reserved weeknights at the time of booking. The discount is available only for campsites.
    The discount applies to all State Parks campgrounds and DNR Division of Forestry campgrounds at Deam Lake, Greene-Sullivan State Forest and Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area.
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