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Saturday, April 25, 2015
  • Felony charges pending

    A Crawfordsville man, Anthony Brady, 18, was arrested on a warrant Thursday afternoon and preliminarily charged with nine counts of child molesting, a level three felony.

    Current Indiana Code defines child molesting as: “A person who, with a child under fourteen (14) years of age, knowingly or intentionally performs or submits to sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-221.5) commits child molesting, a Level 3 felony.”

    The warrant was issued Thursday, and Brady was apprehended on Vandalia Street shortly thereafter. His bond is set at $6,000 cash.

  • They say that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. In some cases, it can be worth some of your personal belongings.

    Several individuals made reports of vandalism and items stolen from vehicles in the Danville Avenue area over the past week. Crawfordsville Police Chief Mike Norman does not believe these incidents to be related, though. “Unfortunately, when the weather warms up these type of incidents start to become more noticeable,” Norman said. “Our calls for service pick up a bit.”

    To reduce the occurrences, Norman urged the community to keep items in their homes instead of vehicles. If that is not an option, conceal the items. There are many other ways to discourage thieves from targeting your vehicle.

    “Extra lighting / motion sensor lights are helpful to deter vandalism.  Neighborhood watch type organizations are always helpful.  We do have more officers on the street now, but unfortunately we can’t be everywhere,” Norman said. “The shift supervisors have plans for trying to curb some of the issues mentioned above, so hopefully we will slow some of this type of crime.”

  • Helping get home

    Half Way Home, Inc. has received the first 2015 grant from the Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation.  This new non-profit serving women who have substance use issues, will provide a 180 day residential treatment program for women who need additional supports as they work on their recovery from substance use.  In addition to providing housing, residents will receive many services including educational classes, support groups and information and referral to other needed services.   The Women’s Legacy Fund is providing $1,300 for curriculum and supplies needed for the educational classes.  Half Way Home is scheduled to open in the summer of this year.  For more information about Halfway Home you may contact Sarah Houston Dicks, the program’s founder.  Ms. Dicks can be reached at  

  • Forum urges votes

    City council, clerk / treasurer and mayoral candidates may have some disagreements, but Thursday evening’s 2015 Primary Candidate’s Forum suggested that more often than not, the candidates agree on many topics.

    The forum, sponsored by the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Federation of Business and Professional Women and the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, gave the public the opportunity to get to know the candidates. Dave Long served as moderator for the event. Clerk / Treasurer Terri Gadd, mayoral candidates Todd Barton and Jonathon Pickett, and all city council candidates except two were present. Ward 1 city council candidate James Rubner and Ward 4 candidate Jennifer Lowe were not in attendance.

    The council candidates and Gadd opened the forum with introductions and platforms. They were then asked prepared questions from the sponsors of the events. In many answers, candidates expressed that they agreed with previous answers. The most common message among these candidates was simple: go out and vote on May 5.

  • The Wabash College Chamber Orchestra will hold its spring concert program to be performed at 7:30 p.m., Sunday in Salter Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Center.

    The program consists of three romantic works: a suite of dances from Tchaikovsky's immortal opera Sleeping Beauty; the Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg; and Symphony #2 in D by Jean Sibelius.

    The Sleeping Beauty Suite may be of particular interest to children in the audience, since they will recognize the sweeping waltz quoted in the classic Disney animated film of the same name. The Holberg Suite remains one of the most performed works of Grieg, whose other popular works include the Peer Gynt Suites (performed by WCCO in past concerts), and the Piano Concerto. Written “in olden style,” the Holberg Suite evokes the nostalgia of bygone times and displays the string instruments to brilliant effect. Jean Sibelius, widely acknowledged as the dean of modern Scandinavian composers, is perhaps best known for the Finnish national anthem, Finlandia. His Symphony #2 masterfully evokes the harsh grandeur of the Finnish landscape, and is deeply rooted in ancient Finnish lore from Finland’s national epic saga, The Kalevala.

    Under the direction of Alfred Abel, the concert is free and open to the public. Families are welcome, and may find this concert a comfortable environment in which to introduce young children to classical music.

  • On Saturday, many Montgomery County residents will join together at the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, located at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Montgomery County, to help finish the fight against cancer. The event will take place from noon to midnight.

    The Relay for Life program is a community-based event where teams and individuals set up campsites at a school, park or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track. Each team has at least one participant on the track at all times and cancer survivors, along with their caregivers, take a celebratory first lap to start each event. Four million people participated in more than 6,000 events worldwide in 2014. Funds raised will support groundbreaking cancer research, education and prevention programs, as well as critical services for people facing cancer.

    In addition to the support of the community, Relay for Life of Montgomery County is also supported by many businesses and organizations. The event’s 2015 sponsors include Nucor Steel, Holiday Inn Express, Darlington American Legion, Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital and Federated Order of Eagles.

  • JUMP spends morning at Vanity

    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Juvenile Mentoring Program (JUMP) got a behind-the-scenes look at The Vanity Theater, and even had a chance to do a little bit of acting on Saturday morning.

    The Vanity Theater’s board president, Michael Patton, gave the JUMP program a tour of the facility, and led the group in some acting games. He even let the kids go on stage and gave them a chance to introduce themselves and do a practice audition.

    “We are so grateful for The Vanity Theater, Sugar Creek Players and Mr. Patton’s willingness to lead this activity for the JUMP program. The kids had a great time, and they learned too,” Kayla Hens, Program Development Manager with the Youth Service Bureau said.  “We appreciate community partnerships, and are so thankful when organizations like The Vanity Theatre stand up and offer to host activities for our programs.”

    JUMP welcomes any church or community group who would be willing to host and sponsor one of their monthly activities.  If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Kayla Hens at 362-0694 ext. 11. 


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