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  •  It’s time to stop suicides among teens
    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:10 AM
    The collaborative efforts of Children’s Bureau, Inc. the Department of Child Services, Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, Montgomery County Community Foundation and Indiana Youth Institute brought speakers to the Crawfordsville District Pubic Library Tuesday in an effort to prevent suicides.
    Kevin Enders, West Central Indiana Outreach Manager for IYI spoke to parents, teachers and administrators about the dangers of youth suicide.
    Suicide is the second-leading cause of death for Hoosiers ages 15 to 24, according to IYI. 
    “It’s so prevalent across the nation with our youth,” Enders said. “However, it’s hitting very close to home with our Indiana teens. The good news is, experts in the field are finding more teens are willing to share their stories with others and adults are becoming more aware and learning to watch for the warning signs.”
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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club wants to remind everyone the 58th Annual Crawfordsville Kiwanis Pancake Day will be March 16 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Montgomery County 4-H Fairgrounds. This even supports the mission of Kiwanis to serve children in need. 
    The Crawfordsville Kiwanis Club has helped children and youth in Montgomery County since the 1920s. Annually they provide financial support to organizations serving children and youth in the amount of nearly $9,000. Not only does the Kiwanis Club provide financial support, but many members volunteer at local programs and the club completes service projects that improve and support the community
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  • Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:00 AM
    Tri Kappa is ready for its sixth annual father / daughter dance. 
    The Delta Omicron chapter of Tri Kappa has planned the event for March 18 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the commons at Crawfordsville High School. 
    Girls aged preschool to 6th grade and their dads or other male, father-figures are invited. Admission is $10 per daddy / daughter couple and $5 per additional daughter and includes refreshments and craft activities. Tickets are available at the door the night of the dance. Parking is available in any of the lots surrounding the high school; tickets will be sold at the main doors, the aquatic center doors and at door 17, located at the rear of the school. 
    Photos are available for $5. Dress is semi-formal. 
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  • Dan Guard  eyes top GOP spot
    Wednesday, March 01, 2017 4:00 AM
    City Councilman Dan Guard notified The Paper recently of his intention to run for the position of Montgomery County Republican Party Chairman. Guard said in an interview that he thinks the party has good momentum at every level of government and wants to keep that momentum going.
    “I’ve gotten more involved and I have a willingness to lead and do what needs to be done,” Guard said. “The main elements of being the chair are facilitation things getting done, being a leader and keeping everybody informed.”
    Guard said that if he were elected at Saturday’s caucus, it wouldn’t affect his role as city councilman. He’s been on the council for five years and served as a precinct committeeman the last few years. He also said that the roles of vice chair, secretary and treasurer will be nominated Saturday after the chair has been determined. 
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  • Warmer, severe weather likely in March
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:33 PM
    March is upon us and that means the warming trend continues. Outside of a chance for snow this weekend, because, well . . . it’s Indiana. The first partial month of Spring also brings the likelihood of severe weather. March is considered the start of tornado months with April, May and June having the highest total twisters. One such tornado, on March 23, 1913 hit near Terre Haute and killed 21 people and injured 250 others, according to information provided by Mike Berry of Legend has it that chickens were defeathered and a baby was carried away by the wind and set down a block away, unharmed. Another twister hit from Brazil to Danville in 1948 and killed 20 people while injuring more than 200. Widespread thunderstorms on March 27, 1991 produced wind gusts up to 81 miles-per-hour in Westfield. 
    In March we gain an hour and 21 minutes of daylight and the average high is 51 degrees. The average low is 33 and the overall mean is 42. On average, we’ll see 3.53 inches of rain and 2.6 inches of snow. The highest temp on record came March 21, 2012 when the mercury reached 86.6. Flooding in 1913 along the Wabash River in Lafayette created a crest 22 feet above the flood stage and stretched the river to more than three miles wide. Sometimes rain eludes, like in 1910 when just 0.07 inches of rain fell, making it the driest month ever on record for Indiana. 
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  • Pool party!
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:10 AM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau, JUMP program had their annual pool and pizza party and the Crawfordsville Aquatic Center Saturday. This event is hosted by the Linden United Methodist church each year and the kids just have a blast!
    “It’s a great time for the kids to hang out with each other and the mentors get a chance to get to know each other as well,” said Jill Hampton. 
    “This year it was fun to see at least four of the kids practice swimming laps so they could pass the test to jump off the diving board for the first time in their lives. The mentors stood on the side line encouraging the kids to swim their laps and to take that first plunge off the board! This is a typical example of how mentoring can encourage kids to try new things and to help build their confidence,” said Hampton. “It was exciting to be a part of this new experience for the kids. All in all, it was a fun day and it got the kids out of the house on a very cold February day!”
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  • Supreme Knights at Nicholson
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    With a focus on Character Counts, students at Nicholson Elementary School earn pillar cards for exhibiting the six different pillars of Character Counts. After earning all six, students are “Knighted” in a ceremony in front of students, staff and parents to represent the school’s mascot. Mason McCarty (left) and Ashley Callejas accomplished an even bigger feat of earning the title of “Supreme Knights” for earning all six pillar cards for a second time this year. Principal Jen Coyle posed with the students after their Supreme Knighting. 
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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    “An Unique Program for Elderly Adults” will be presented by Sharon White, Program Coordinator for Montgomery Adult Guardianship Services, at the March 6 “Lunch with the League” in the Whitlock Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
    The League of Women Voters advocates providing essential support services to all. The elderly with special problems too often fall between the cracks in their time of greatest need.
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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    Crawfordsville Rotary is planning its bi-annual Wine to Water Gala at St. Bernard’s Church on March 18. All proceeds from the Gala will go to help the hurricane victims in Carrefour Sanon, Haiti. 
    Attendees will enjoy tasting of wines from several wineries, including a new one to the Gala, Hedgegrove Meadery and Winery of Newburg. Hedgegrove makes all of their wines from honey. 
    The night will be packed with entertainment, the band Nuthatch will be performing in the main ballroom, music by Rick Bzdok and Kasey Burton in the piano room, and music by Kim Bushong in the winery. Hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening
    More than 20 items will be sold in the live auction with more than 50 others available in silent auction. More than 20 local art items will be for sale as well. The art will be on display at Athens Arts Gallery from March 3 to March 17. 
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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    When Amtrak takes over operation of the Hoosier State train service on Wednesday, there will be some new amenities featured. The train runs north on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings as Train 851 and runs south on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings as Train 850. The other days each week these communities are served by the Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 and 51), which operates between New York City and Chicago.
    Amtrak will provide Horizon-series coach cars, each seating 68 passengers and including accommodations for passengers with disabilities. A café car with an attendant will have table seating on one end of the car and private seating at the opposite end for 14 Business class passengers. Food and beverages – including alcoholic drinks – will be available for purchase in the café and can be enjoyed at the tables or at each passenger’s seat.
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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    The House of Representatives approved State Rep. Tim Brown’s (R-Crawfordsville) balanced budget proposal Monday funding state operations over the next two years. 
    “The conservative budget approved by House members (Monday) ensures the state continues to operate within its means while funding vital services like education, public safety and workforce development,” Brown said. “Indiana’s fiscal blueprint for the next two years must continue to protect our reserves and AAA credit rating, which saves the state millions of dollars and attracts investments. The House Republican budget in its current form stays true to Indiana’s dedication to fiscal integrity.”
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  •  Scarlet Guard gets gold, turns to state finals
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Southmont High School Scarlet Guard received a gold rating and won their class at the Indiana High School Color Guard Association contest at Northview High School Friday. The Scarlet Guard will now turn its attention to the state finals at Plainfield on March 11.
    “We know the State Level is going to be different than the local regional contest. We were shooting for the gold rating. The first place finish was a bonus. Competing in their first full season since 2010 the guard started out strong with a Silver rating and a 3rd place performance and then they ran into a wall for two weeks of competition,” director Brian Bartlett said. “All groups have to adjust their shows and improve their performance. It’s completely common for new groups to struggle with these changes. We could see improvements in practice, they just didn’t make it completely to the performance venue. On Friday, they came through with what they should do and they knew it.”
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  • Monday, February 27, 2017 10:12 PM
    Kindergarten – Bonnie Anderson, Scarlett Anderson, Olivia Hardy, and Parker McCaffry.
    First Grade – Brita Cleek, Reva Dougls, Braxton Ebert, Jackson Hill, Leonardo Lara, Graisen Million, Israel Mulvaney, Jersey Owens, and Peyton Wright.
    Second Grade – Michael Deaton, Austin Harsings, Kimber Hill, Zoey Hohenstein, Kaycee Morris, Samaya Morton, Natalie Rhoads, Madelyn Roberts, Layla Shaw, Collin Spencer, Noah Vogel, and Lennon Woods.
    Third Grade – Andrew Bliss, Elijah Cornett, Gavin Downey, William Halsey, and Kendall Priebe.
    Fourth Grade – Carson Ellenberger, Haley Felix, Hilary Haltom, Zeharah Hohenstein, Tamera Kouns, Ilyana Lara, Andrew Little, Dominick Presslor, Cole Rhoads, Riley Shields, Brandon Smedley, and Hunter Vogel.
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  • Scarf tying and more!
    Monday, February 27, 2017 10:12 PM
    Becky Hankins recently held at event to help teach cancer patient through a comfortable, elegant alternative to wigs and hats for those coping with hair loss from treatment. She also teaches make-up and beauty tips. She said she decided to have a scarf-tying class after inquiries from several patiens wanting to learn. She said she knew she would need a good amount of time for the two-hour class to go over all the styles and how to create them. Along with a great deal of fun, laughs and knowledge, the ladies left with a beautiful gift bag full of cosmetics donated by Merle Norman, Mary Kay and other beauty lines. Pictured, Hankins demonstrates scarf tying techniques on one of the volunteer helpers for the class, Jeni Underwood. 
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  • Monday, February 27, 2017 10:09 PM
    LAFAYETTE – The Lafayette Symphony continues their casual nightclub performance series on March 9 with The B-Side: Track 2, LSO String Quartet. The group will present an easygoing evening of jazz, rock, and pop charts at Carnahan Hall in Market Square, Lafayette. The newest addition to LSO’s annual programming line-up, the B-Side is a unique three-concert series that gives the traditional Symphony concert a make-under with a relaxed, come-as-you-are vibe. 
    This series is unique in that the musicians choose their own music, and often give insight into how the ensemble works together. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for audience members to come in, get comfortable, and enjoy a cocktail at the cash bar before the music begins at 7:30 p.m. This performance is an all-ages event, and tickets are available in advance for $15 at
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