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  • Hollanders make visit to C’ville
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:13 PM

    After months of planning, restructuring and organizing, the Montgomery County Visitors Convention Bureau invited the public to learn what all the changes are meant to do. Two themes kept surfacing throughout the discussion: the innkeepers’ tax and the Convention Visitors Commission.

    The VCB held a public forum Monday night at the Crawfordsville District Public Library to explain future plans, answer questions and get feedback from county citizens. “We have made a lot of changes at the Visitors Bureau,” bureau president Leslie Peacock said. “We are making strides to promote tourism in a different way and to become more progressive in our methods for bringing people to Montgomery County and having them stay in Montgomery County.”

  • Producers production ready to open
    Monday, July 27, 2015 11:12 PM

    The Vanity Theater production of The Producers is set to open this weekend. This musical opened on Broadway in 2001, based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name. It has been hailed as a modern, outrageous, hilarious musical comedy.

    The Producers opens as a down-on-his-luck New York producer recruits his accountant to partner with him to pull off a scam. They scheme to create one of the worst shows to hit Broadway and then run away with millions of investment dollars when it flops.

    As the audience watches it all unfold, they will delight in the antics, the crazy satirical humor, the mocking jabs and the complete wittiness. Definitely not written to be a family show, The Producers is designed as a PG-13, adult evening for those who come with an open mind for humor and entertainment.

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:11 PM

    Crawfordsville City Councilors heard the second and last installment of budget requests from the city’s departments. The Mayor’s Office, Clerk’s Office, the airport, Fire Department, Planning Department and Street Departments submitted their budgets for council consideration.

    The Mayor’s office is requesting a new employee if the city is selected for the Stellar Communities grant. Mayor Todd Barton said that the Director of Operations position would be a temporary three to four year position that would help carry out activities related to the grant. Even without the grant the mayor said that his office is short staffed, however, funds in the budget allocated for salary and benefits of the Director position would be removed from the budget if the city is not selected.

    The mayor also requested a pay increase for his administrative assistant to bring the employee’s salary up to $34,000, which he said is more in-line with other city departments.   

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:10 PM

    DANVILLE – Hendricks Regional Health has announced that it will have an Explorers Post for the 2015–16 school year. The Explorers is a national program that was started by the Boy Scouts of America to provide high school students with an opportunity to learn about different careers.
    The Explorers program is open to boys and girls in grades 9 through 12, scouts and non-scouts alike, offering opportunities for students to learn more about the field of healthcare. The program is a suitable supplement to any public, private or home school curriculum. The Hendricks Regional Health Explorers Post gives participating students hands-on experience, allowing them to learn about the wide variety of roles in today’s healthcare industry.

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:09 PM

    Montgomery County Commissioners heard several reports on possible insurance options and considerations.

    A representative from Cigna Insurance gave a comparison on their rates with a Third Party Administrator for reimbursing employees who go over $3,000 of the $5,000 deductible. Commissioners also heard from the county’s Aflac representative regarding his concerns with the county buying insurance through an agent who can give information on behalf of all of the county’s optional add-on insurance providers.


    Matt Daily, who has been the county’s Aflac agent for 30 years, said that if the county cut him out of the county’s insurance dealings that the county would not have their flex plan from Aflac. He said that the county would have to make a decision soon about whether they will be using Aflac’s flex plan by the end of the month. 

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:08 PM
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:56 PM
  • Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:44 PM
  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:22 PM

    According to the recent statistics released by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Montgomery County has maintained an unemployment rate below the state average for the month of June.

    June saw the county faring better than 58 other Indiana counties. Montgomery’s unemployment rate of 4.2 for June is a bit worse than May’s rate of 4.1, but both trump the stagnant state average of 4.8. Looking back a bit further, April’s preliminary rates showed Montgomery County at 3.8.

    Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton was pleased with the recent figures. “Obviously we’re thrilled, and I think that it shows that the steps we’ve taken for development is showing dividends,” he said. “It has taken a combination of things to get there.”


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