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  • Program steers students straight
    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:00 AM

    The superintendents of all three Montgomery County school districts, the Youth Services Bureau and MUFFY brought in representatives from Steered Straight to teach county high schoolers about making good decisions and being drug free.  

    YSB Director Karen Branch said North Montgomery Superintendent Colleen Moran got the ball rolling after she heard good things about the program from neighboring schools. The speakers, Michael DeLeon and Colin O’Brien, have spoken to students in Western Boone and Lebanon and they will travel to Avon and Danville next month. 

    DeLeon and O’Brien spoke to Southmont and North Montgomery High Schools on Thursday during the day and conducted an information session for parents at Crawfordsville High School in the evening. They will also speak to Crawfordsville High students today. 

     
  • “He becomes a part of the plant”
    Friday, August 28, 2015 4:00 AM

    Some words his employees used to describe Gary Huxhold are mentor, teacher, leader, fair and passionate. Huxhold has been Site Manager at first Temple-Inland then International Paper for nearly 10 years, and has been in management since 1980. Today is his last day.

    Huxhold is a Crawfordsville native and a Crawfordsville High graduate. He started out stacking boxes on third shift at Temple-Inland in 1974 before he moved up through the ranks on the floor until he became chief of day-to-day operations as Site Manager in 1993. He has held several positions throughout the years, including Printing Supervisor, General Foreman and Plant Superintendent throughout the years.

    “I’ve spent my entire 41 and a half years at this plant. It’s pretty unusual for someone to do that,” Huxhold said. “Usually you have to transfer to get promotions, but I’ve been fortunate that when I’ve had the opportunity to move up it has been in this plant.”  

     
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:47 PM
     
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:43 PM

    This Sunday, August 30, the Purdue Boilermaker Special Train will be visiting the Linden Depot Museum from 1 p.m. to 3 pm. The train will depart from the Depot every 15 minutes and take the passengers on a narrated tour of Linden. Train rides are free to current annual members of the Linden Depot Museum, or with the payment of the regular Museum admission of $4 for adults, and $1 for children age 12 and under.

    The museum is located at 520 North Main Street (U.S. Highway 231) in Linden, approximately 10 miles north of Crawfordsville, and 15 miles south of Lafayette. There are two buildings in the museum complex. The original Linden Depot building, built in 1908, houses a large display of railroad memorabilia, including artifacts from the Monon and Nickel Plate Railroads which it was built to serve. 

     
  • MUFFY raises scramble stakes
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:43 PM

    Montgomery County’s gladiators of the greens are preparing to showdown for a great cause as the Montgomery United Fund For You (MUFFY) holds its 2015 Charity Golf Scramble on Wednesday, September 9.

    MUFFY, the area’s premier fundraising organization that provides crucial assistance to over 11,000 Montgomery County citizens every year, has held a charity golf scramble for over 25 years. Rocky Ridge Golf Club, a challenging course located at 3965 N. 625 E. in Crawfordsville, will serve as the scenic locale for this year’s event, where duffers will enjoy a fantastic summertime lunch at noon before hitting the links at 1 p.m.

     
  • Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:34 PM
     
  • Cub Scouts accepting recruits today
    Thursday, August 27, 2015 4:00 AM

    The Cub Scouts are holding a recruitment drive at the Carnegie Museum second floor today from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Many adventures await with local Cub Scout Packs. Scouting is a great way to meet new friends, enjoy outdoor activities and learn new skills. The Cub Scout program offers a variety of activities from traditional Scouting to STEM-based activities. Boys that join will be able to participate in all types of fun and exciting events. 

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:34 PM

    The Crawfordsville Historic Preservation Commission approved the new sign for a new downtown restaurant, A-Second City Café, after calling in another member to complete the majority vote.

    The meeting was halted after Commission President Marcheta Dixon said that she cannot consider the sign because she said putting the sign up before the commission approved it is against the rules. “I personally cannot approve of this tonight since the sign is already up,” Dixon said. “It is my opinion that the sign should be removed and then we will consider it.”  

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:33 PM

    As the leading cause of death for all Americans, heart disease claims 600,000 lives annually. It’s understandably frightening to be at risk for heart disease. But Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program can help you fight this disease by better understanding it and gaining the necessary knowledge to make heart-smart choices.

    Purdue Extension’s “Be Heart Smart” program is a new community program including four heart-health classes. It’s intended to complement healthcare providers’ recommendations and help you, or your loved one, prevent or manage heart disease. 

     
  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:32 PM

    The Women’s Legacy Fund of the Montgomery County Community Foundation is extending an open invitation to all interested women in Montgomery County to attend their August educational meeting.

    The meeting will feature a panel of guest speakers to discuss child care availability and challenges in Montgomery County. Child care quality and availability affect many aspects of the community from parents looking for safe and healthy care for their children to economic development. The panelists for the evening include Meredith Boaz, Director of Wabash Education Childhood Academy; Preston Bost, Director of Institutional Research at Wabash College; Natalie Pugh, Director of Childcare Resources and Referral at Chances and Services for Youth (CASY); Jennifer Pruett, Owner of Happy Town Daycare; Roxie Johnson, Human Resources Administrator at Crawford Industries. The evening will begin with each panelist speaking to the group about their perspective of the child care challenges in Montgomery County. The panelists will then participate in more specific, small group discussions with those in attendance. 

     

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