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  • Wabash, MUFFY continue tradition
    Monday, August 31, 2015 10:50 PM

    For the 43rd straight year, the men of Wabash College will join with the Montgomery United Fund For You (MUFFY) to go door-to-door throughout Crawfordsville collecting donations for the 2015 MUFFY Campaign. This year, the Wabash / MUFFY Residential Drive will take place on Tuesday, September 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Since 1973, every freshman class of Wabash men has participated in the drive raising over $130,000 to assist area non-profits in providing valuable services to the people of Montgomery County.

    “What the Wabash students do for our annual campaign cannot be overstated,” said David Johnson, MUFFY’s Executive Director. “It’s a terrific boost for the MUFFY campaign, and it’s a wonderful example of the students and the community working together every year for a common cause.”

     
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:47 PM
     
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:47 PM

    Crawfordsville PRIDE members Kelly Berninger and Shasta Archer have dreamed up a creative (and colorful) way to raise funds for their PRIDE Team. The two teenagers have organized the Color Splash 5K as a way to earn money to fund drug-free activities, drug education and leadership training through their peer-to-peer prevention group, PRIDE. Not only will this colorful run be a fun family-friendly activity, but all of the profits will stay right here in Montgomery County and help teenagers learn about being positive contributors in their community!

     
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:46 PM

    Ladoga resident and professional civil engineer Cheryl Cunningham along with her sister Judy Cunningham, a former resident of Crawfordsville, have published another book in the children’s book series, “I Can Be An Engineer.” This delightful series introduces the concepts of engineering to young children from their perspective.

    The second book, “I Can Find a Way! I’m Lucy Kay!” tells a story about a little girl who can’t sleep because her baby sister cries at night. After several humorous attempts at blocking the sound, she finally discovers a solution. When she learns she used the strategies and skills of an engineer, she wants to be one! This inspiring story ends with Lucy Kay singing the familiar “Yes I Can!” song.

     
  • Monts celebrate a quarter century with HHSB
    Monday, August 31, 2015 10:41 PM

    Brad Monts, President of Hoosier Heartland State Bank, celebrates 25 years today. His office is located at the Crawfordsville South branch.

    “The team we have at HHSB are like family and have been part of my family for 25 years,” Monts stated. “I could not ask for a better group of individuals to be with on a day to day basis.”

    Monts graduated from Franklin College with a BA in 1990 and went on to graduate from the School of Banking in Madison, Wis. in 1994.

    Monts and wife Karen have lived in the same house in Ladoga since 1992. They have two children: son, Taylor, is a junior at Coastal Carolina University, and daughter Brooke a sophomore at Indiana University / Kelly School of Business. 

     
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:39 PM

    The round up will be here before you know it on September 12 and 13. New events this year will be a 5K run / walk and a 100-mile motorcycle bike ride.

    Gary Stevens is in charge of the 5K. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on September 12. The run / walk will begin at 8 a. m. Registration is $20 and gets you a Round Up T-shirt and a free breakfast. Stevens set up a 5K track all around town and in the back of the center. Profits made from this will go toward a new furnace. If you have questions you may call Stevens at 720-0262 or Darrell at 918-6312.

     
  • Monday, August 31, 2015 10:34 PM

    Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville will hold an informational luncheon this Thursday to inform the community about how to spot and treat dementia in loved ones.

    The featured speaker at the event will be Christopher Cobbs, M.D., a psychiatrist with Franciscan Physician Network and Medical Director of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health's behavioral health program, including Generations at Crawfordsville.

    Cobbs will give an overview of the disease, explain how to tell the signs from regular old age memory loss and give information on treatments and services available at the hospital. “I will talk about the problems that lead people to us and the services we offer,” Cobbs said.

     
  • Prepping for Walk Now
    Monday, August 31, 2015 10:32 PM

    Pleasant Hill Third Grader, Jonathan Schronce, or Bear, as his family calls him, is preparing for his big race, the Terre Haute Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Jonathan was diagnosed with Autism in December of 2012, but that has not slowed him down one bit. He has been involved with soccer, 5k runs and many other activities.

     
  • Scout soars to Eagle rank
    Monday, August 31, 2015 10:26 PM

    Griffin Barnett a member of Boy Scout Troop 326, sponsored by St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, had the Eagle Rank conferred on him at a court of honor held at the Masonic Temple in Crawfordsville.

    The Eagle is the highest award that a Boy Scout can earn. Less than two percent of all scouts receive this award. To complete the Eagle requirements a Life Scout must plan and lead a service project to help his community. Barnett’s project was to build a new connecting trail from the north side of Camp Rotary past the Chapel to join another trail from the south Side of the camp so that the campers would not need to walk the county road get from the north to south side of Camp Rotary. The project took over 1,400 man-hours, 30 large rail road ties, 6 power line poles, 200 feet of rebar and 9 yards of mulch.

     
  • Milligan pool goes to the dogs
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:05 PM

    Despite the cloudy day and sprinkles, the annual Doggie Pool Party at Milligan Park was a hit for both people and pooches.

    Parks and Recreation Director Fawn Johnson said Parks has been holding the annual pooch soiree for 10 years. For the event the pool is mostly drained, but deep enough for the biggest of dogs to paddle around in the deep end. The chlorine levels are also reduced so their sensitive doggie skin is not irritated.

    Johnson’s own dog enjoyed the party with plenty of swimming and fetch. “For my dog, I know it’s his favorite day of the year,” Johnson said. 

     

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