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  • Earl Luzader Bridge
    Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    A ceremony Saturday morning put the finishing touches on making the “Earl Luzader Bridge” official. Luzader is a centenarian who has lived at the same home on Fall Creek Road for 80 years. He uses the bridge to cross Sugar Creek and tend his garden. Montgomery County Commissioners approved a proclamation to name the bridge after Luzader in December. He turned 100 in November. Commissioner Jim Fulwider and County Councilman Don Mills were on hand for the ceremony. A wooden sign created by Larry Ward was placed on the bridge to show its new name. Father Alex Miller offered a blessing. 
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Blue Star Mothers are having a Bean Supper from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at The American Legion Post 72. The dinner is open to the public and takeouts will be available. The cost of each dinner is $7. Desserts will also be available for purchase.
    The Blue Star Mothers are the mothers who have sons and daughters in the military or who are veterans. The Blue Star Mothers provide moral and emotional support for our men and women in the military and their families. Money raised from this dinner will be used to send "Freedom Boxes" containing various items from home to our troops. For more information call Gayle Sosbe at 362-5713.
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  • Monday, April 24, 2017 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Council on Aging is currently accepting applications for sponsors and vendor booths for its Annual Senior Celebration on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:40 PM
    Wabash College President Gregory Hess announced that Chief Judge Diane P. Wood, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, is the 2017 recipient of the David W. Peck Senior Medal for Eminence in the Law. 
    Wood will be on campus to deliver a lecture – “Public Service and Private Initiative: An American Tradition” – at 5 p.m. today in Baxter Hall room 101, and will receive the Senior Peck Medal thereafter at the 44th Annual Peck Dinner.
    “Chief Judge Diane Wood has been a true trailblazer at every juncture of her career, and she is one of the most respected judges in the country,” Hess said. “She is a brilliant scholar who listens carefully to all sides before forming her opinions. She is a model of critical thinking and civil discourse, and I am pleased that our students will have the opportunity to learn from her.”
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:39 PM
    American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during WWII. Thousands of women worked to support the war effort as riveters, welders, electricians, inspectors in plants, sewing clothing and parachutes for the military, ordnance workers, rolling bandages, clerical, farming, and many other jobs such as volunteer workers collecting scrap metals and other critical materials. These women have stories of their WWII experiences that are of historical value and perhaps have never been told. American Rosie the Riveter Association would like to acknowledge these women with a certificate and have their stories placed in our Archives.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:39 PM
    The Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s fifth annual Dancing with the Montgomery County Stars fundraiser, brought to you this year by Franciscan Health Crawfordsville, has less than 70 tickets remaining for this year’s event.
    The remaining tickets for this premiere event are available via the Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau’s Website, www.mcysb.org . Simply go to the website and click on the buy tickets here button. If community members cannot pay online with a credit or debit card, they can go into the Youth Service Bureau and have staff assist them. The YSB is open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are closed during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m.
    Ticket purchasers will be allowed to pick their seat via the website and print their own tickets. Tickets are $45 a ticket and include a catered dinner, coffee bar, fabulous entertainment, and an opportunity to shop a silent auction. There will be a cash bar at the event. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:36 PM
    Indiana’s second highest court will conduct oral argument at Wabash College at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. A panel consisting of Judge Patricia A. Riley, Judge Margret G. Robb, and Judge Robert R. Altice will hear Dustin Sorhaindo v. State of Indiana, a case in which Sorhaindo argues the trial court erred in denying Sorhaindo’s motion to dismiss and granting the State’s motion to transfer seized money. The oral argument will conclude with a question-and-answer session; however, the judges will not be able to speak about the case.
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  • Hunley honored for customer service
    Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:34 PM
    American Family Insurance agent Michele Hunley has been honored by the company for her outstanding customer service. 
    For the ninth straight year, Hunley was honored with the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. The distinction is determined through an evaluation.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:34 PM
    Michael Melvin celebrated his 25th Anniversary with LSC Communications on April 14, 2017. Melvin began his career working on Line 6 in the bindery. He also worked on Lines 7, Line 2, and his present position on Line 3 in department CBX. 
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:33 PM
    Hoosier Heartland State Bank will honor Martha Janssen for her 39 years of service on May 5 with a public open house at the New Ross branch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    “Martha has been more than amazing to work with,” stated Brad Monts of HHSB. “Her commitment to community and her work is admirable and we will miss her tremendously. I know she will enjoy spending more time with her family.”
    Janssen plans to spend more time crafting, and with her family.
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  • Sunday, April 23, 2017 9:32 PM
    The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. At the meeting, Charles Hockema will speak on "Real Tax Reform" or "Tax Reform that both liberals and conservatives support." There will also be discussion on the recent public workshop for planning Montgomery County economic development. The MCTP Constitutional Conservatives is a grassroots organization that encourages citizen activism for the mission of defending individual and economic liberty through limited government, fiscal responsibility, accountable representation, and upholding the Constitution. The Tea Party is not affiliated with any political party. Visitors are welcome.
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  • Pace puts safety first
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:10 AM
    Pace Dairy foods was presented the Kroger Safety Iceberg Award on Friday. The award was presented by Erin Sharp, the Kroger Corporate/Group Vice President for all of Kroger. This award is given to Kroger manufacturing facilities that goes 365 days without a recordable accident. This is the 5th Iceberg Award that the Pace Dairy facility has received. Sharp said “Our safety and the customers safety is our No. 1 priority. Nothing we do is worth compromising that.” After winning a drawing, employee, Kaylie Brown, got to accept the prestigious Iceberg Safety Award on behalf of the entire facility. Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton, expressed how excited the city is of their accomplishment, saying “What you are doing here is making our community, as a whole, a safe place. We are very proud of all of you.” Pictured, the Pace Dairy Safety Team with Team Leader Nancy Outcalt.
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  • Bits 'n' Pieces 4-22-2017
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    A strange acting raccoon was spotted near the Sugar Creek Trail (off Schenck Road) this week. After talking to a few experts, it sounded like the issue may be distemper, but that’s not a definitive answer. And while humans aren’t in danger because the disease can’t be transmitted to us, it can make animals aggressive if cornered. It certainly can be passed on to other animals though. And there’s no guarantee it’s distemper, so whether walking pets or out by yourself, keep an eye out in that area for a while.
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  • Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    This is the 80th year that centenarian Earl Luzader has lived at the same home on Fall Creek Road on property that straddles Sugar Creek. For all of those 80 years, Luzader has used a bridge to cross the creek and tend to his garden. After today, that bridge will officially be the “Earl Luzader Bridge.”
    The decision was made in December by the Montgomery County Commissioners, a month after Luzader turned 100. The bridge used to simply be called Bridge 142. Today at 9 a.m. there will be a celebration of Luzader’s 100 years and his bridge. A county official is expected to be on hand to read the proclamation and a wooden sign created by Ripley Township artisan Larry Ward will be unveiled. Fr. Alex Miller will offer a prayer. 
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  •  CEL&P GM earns national honor
    Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:00 AM
    In his 40 years at CEL&P Phile Goode has worked his way up from a linesman to the General Manager, garnering the respect of industries peers along the way. Goode was honored this year with a spot on the American Public Power Association’s Honor Roll and was presented the award at the Indiana Municipal Power Agency’s Annual Meeting by IMPA President and CEO Raj Rao and APPA President Sue Kelly. 
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