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Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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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.
  • Ready for anything
    A capacity crowd took part in a street survival workshop at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department over the weekend. Course instructor Dr. Jeffrey Cantor of Defense Coach University and event organizer Deputy Mike Kersey told The Paper they if more people had been in attendance they would have had to change locations.
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  • Montgomery County will observe the 65th annual National Day of Prayer at 12 p.m. Thursday on the steps of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

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  • 90 years later she’s all class
    Dorothea Densmore Nelson grew-up in the Ladoga area. She is 107 years old and a graduate of the Class of 1926 . . . this year’s 90-year graduating class!
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  • The Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association met April 11, at the Crawfordsville Public Library at 12 p.m. The lunch served by Allens Catering was enjoyed by all attending.  The invocation was given by Susie Larson.
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  • It is May and Spring is officially here. Of course May also brings Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month. This is proclaimed by Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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  • Larry Rice to be honored
    Linden native Larry Rice will be honored with a historical marker by the Indiana Racing Memorial Association on Wednesday, May 4 at 2 p.m. The unveiling will take place in Brownsburg at the southwest corner of State Road 267 and Interstate 74, just north of the Bob Evans Restaurant.
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  • American Legion honors many
    When Byron Cox American Legion Post #72 has a dinner, they pack it to the brim. Nearly every seat was full for the Indiana State Commander Larry Lowry’s visit on Saturday night. Members were recognized for 50, 60 and 70 years of membership, the bowling team was presented awards for coming in 2nd in the second in state competition, and Larry E. Cooper was surprised with a lifetime membership.
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  • No rain delay for breakfast
    Saturday morning was cool and rain-soaked, but that did not stop New Market Christian Church, 300 S. Locust St., New Market, from playing host to a pancake and sausage breakfast. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. church volunteers and the youth team served 100 people breakfast. On a rainy Saturday, church member Otis Huckstep told The Paper he thought it was a fair turnout.
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  • Crawfordsville’s unmatched PRIDE
    The Crawfordsville P.R.I.D.E team showed their pride during their 9th annual awards banquet Sunday night.
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  • Tornado in county Sunday
    According to local authorities there were no injuries Sunday night when Montgomery County saw thunderstorms and at least one tornado.
    The National Weather Service first issued both severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings over the course of the evening. Not long after reports of a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado 16 miles northwest of Crawfordsville moving east at 25 m.p.h., National Weather Service radar showed a tornado and ping pong ball sized hail near Wingate and New Richmond.
    Brian Campbell, Deputy Director of the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) told The Paper there he did not know of any injuries associated with the storm by the time The Paper went to press.
    “We sent out storm spotters who went to different parts of the county to verify sitings and do damage assessment,” Campbell said. “One tornado verified by a certified spotter was in the New Richmond area.”
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  • Donation steals the spotlight
    Volunteers are the heart of the Montgomery County Free Clinic and their dedication was recognized Saturday night at the annual Golden Apple Awards. Three volunteers, Linda Johnson, Alma Conrad and Jim Sexton were recipients at this year’s awards ceremony.
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  • Three crowns, one queen
    Miss Strawberry Festival 2016 is no stranger to pageants. Lauren McClaskey graced her way to the title on Saturday as one of the 28 contestants in this year’s pageant.  
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  • Winners Bloom at South

    The Southmont FFA floriculture judging team competed in the State Floriculture Judging Contest on April 23. The team of Bernice Crosby, Josie Beach, Rebecca Ruble, and Holly Shaver placed first in the contest, giving the school its 20th state title in floriculture judging.
    Floriculture, or flower farming, is a discipline of horticulture concerned with the cultivation of flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for floristry.

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  • Wabash reports on Pocket Park, childcare

    The Wabash College Center for Innovation, Business & Entrepreneurship (CIBE) in partnership with the Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse Initiative (WDPD) announce a joint reporting session for two student-run research projects impacting Crawfordsville. The session will be Monday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m. in the Will and Ginny Hays Center for Leadership and Community Development located on the third floor of the Chase building.

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  • Police Week memorial services in Montgomery County are scheduled for Wednesday, May 18. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. with memorial service at 5 p.m. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to arrive at the Montgomery County Sheriff’s office, 600 Memorial Dr., Crawfordsville, by 2:45 p.m. on May 18 to line up for the procession.
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