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  • Splashing horses with some color
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:16 PM

    Karley Sparrow enjoyed painting horses at Crawfordsville’s Night Out. Rodney McCulloh, president of Achaius Ranch, helped her and other children out with the horses. Elisha McCulloh, program director, said, "Kids are really enjoying the new activity and some are just amazed you can do something other than ride horses."  The ranch had two horses available to paint at the event.

  • Wabash shines in Best Colleges Guide
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 11:01 PM

    Once again Wabash College was named one of the best institutions for undergraduate education by the Princeton Review in its annual college guide.

    Inclusion in the Princeton Review’s “Best 380 Colleges” means that Wabash ranks among the top 15 percent of 2,500 U.S.-based four-year colleges. The review includes detailed profiles of the best schools with rating scores in eight categories. Wabash received an overall academic rating of 93 with scores of 98 and 99 in the categories associated with teaching faculty.

    In addition, the Princeton Review’s college guide includes lists of top-20 schools in 62 categories, which are based on surveys of 130,000 college students collected during the 2014-15 academic year.

    Wabash ranked in the top-20 in eight categories.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:55 PM

    According to published news releases, RR Donnelley will soon be splitting into three different companies with different focuses.

    Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton expressed that he was unfamiliar with the company’s plans. “The local manager here is really good about communicating things if it’s going to have an impact locally, and I haven’t heard anything yet, so that’s a good sign,” he said. “We do know that the two facilities here in Crawfordsville have been doing very well, they’re very competitive internally.”

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:52 PM
  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:49 PM

    The Montgomery County Convention Visitors Commission and the Convention Visitors Bureau have not always seen eye to eye, but their recent interactions were “a step in the right direction,” according to CVC member and County Councilman Aaron Morgan.

    The CVC met Tuesday evening with the goal of approving the 2016 budget. Member John Frey explained that he had used some averaging methods based on past years’ budgets, as well as cash reserves and other sources of revenue, to determine what the budget should be this time around. He said that the budget would be around 90 percent of those averaged figures.

    The CVC then administered $20,000 to the bureau. There were some specific details that must be accomplished by interim bureau director Teresa Anderson pertaining to filling out claim numbers, but the money was effectively given by the CVC.

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:44 PM

    The Youth Service Bureau wants the county to get funky and run for a good cause.

    YSB Program Development Manager Kayla Hens said the Funky 5k is a good run for beginners and a good way for the whole family to be active. The walk / run gives participants a chance to wear their favorite costume and get some exercise. Costumes are not a requirement and neither are families – everyone is welcome, even singles and day-of entries. The official deadline to enter is this Friday at 5 p.m. While Hens said they will accept day-of entries, day-of entries will not be guaranteed a T-shirt. “We really need people to register by Friday so we know how many T-shirts to order,” she said.

    The run / walk is entering its second year and Hens hopes this year will be even more successful. She said last year’s race was rained on, but not rained out, with 90 people showing up despite the downpour. She hopes this year’s race will have an even bigger turn out. “I am hoping we will see more than 100,” she said. 

  • Darlington Church gets new pastor, sign
    Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:34 PM

    Darlington Christian Church has seen a surge in attendance because of its new pastor and improved visibility with their new sign.

    Senior Minister Bill Cook said their attendance has doubled since he first started preaching on an interim basis in early December. The church was seeing an average of 20 parishioners each Sunday, but now they number in the 40s. “They had been through a lot before I got here,” he said. “They brought me in on an interim basis for six months to begin with.”

    He was voted in as permanent minister in May. He said the move to preach in Darlington was good for both him and his wife, who works as a merchandiser. He said Darlington is a great town and remarkably accepting for newer members of the community for a town its size. He said he would like to see Darlington grow and Main St. revived. “The only bad thing about Darlington is the cell phone reception,” he said. “If that’s the worst thing you can say, that’s not bad.” 

  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:26 PM

    The American Red Cross is facing a looming shortage of the blood types most needed by patients and is calling on eligible donors with O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give now to prevent an emergency situation. Blood donation appointments can be quickly and easily scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS.

    Overall blood donations in the Red Cross Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region have been approximately 1,549 fewer per month in June and July this year than the previous 10 months of the year. When demand for the most needed types begins to outpace donations, the Red Cross alerts donors to help restock the shelves. 

  • Monday, August 03, 2015 8:50 PM
  • New Eagle Scout flies high
    Monday, August 03, 2015 8:46 PM

    New Eagle Scout Nathan Pryor, 16, said scouting has changed his life and he wants more boys to proceed to the Eagle Scouts.   

    Pryor, who is a Crawfordsville High School junior, was a Cub Scout then he moved on to the Boy Scouts and he has made the ascension to top of boy scouting totem pole as an Eagle Scout. According to the National Association of Eagle Scouts website, only five percent of Boy Scouts become an Eagle Scout, translating to a little over two million in the organization’s 103 year history. 


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