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  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:07 PM
  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:06 PM

    The Church of Abundant Faith, 5529 U.S. 136 West, Waynetown, is hosting its first annual spring gospel musical on the lawn of the church on Saturday, June 6. The feature performance is with award winning song writer and singer Fonda Kizzee. She has toured Indiana and the surrounding states, previously performed at the Strawberry Festival and will be the opening act for a group called “Little Texas” at this year’s Strawberry Festival. Also performing will be local Gina McCormick and more.

    Please bring your lawn chairs, sit back and relax! Refreshments will be available for a free-will offering with the proceeds going to the church’s parking lot fund. Everyone is welcome – come hear some beautiful music!

  • School's out, summer's here!
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 9:00 PM

    Faculty and staff at Northridge Middle School waved farewell to students Thursday afternoon as the buses pulled away. As the school year draws to an end, it’s easy to think about how wonderful summer vacation is. Educators and students alike know that they’ll miss the school, whether they admit it or not!

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:58 PM

    John Sands, a PMT Operations Specialist 2 in the DSC Department at RR Donnelley, will celebrate his 30th anniversary on May 30.

    John has always enjoyed the many opportunities and great friendships over 30 years in several departments. For most his career he has worked in prepress, where he currently supports workflows and technology.

    John and his wife, Marcie, have three daughters and one granddaughter.

    RR Donnelley will recognize John for his years of service with a departmental celebration.

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:57 PM

    A one-month review of local housing data reveals increased closed sales and sales price activity in Montgomery County when compared to the same period in 2014, according to a report from the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of REALTORS® (MIBOR).

    Closed sales increased 33.3 percent in April compared to April one year ago. The average sales price increased 9.6 percent for April as well and by 10.7 percent for the three months ending in April. Median sales prices increased by 10 percent for the three months ending in April and by 20.3 percent in the April only comparison. The current average sales price for a home sold in Montgomery County is $109,763. The current median sales price is $108,250.

  • Buck celebrates 5 years with HHSB
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:55 PM

    Lana Buck, Executive Assistant at Hoosier Heartland State Bank will celebrate 5 years with the bank on June 2. She is located at the Crawfordsville South branch.

    “Lana has been a tremendous asset to the Bank,” stated Brad Monts of HHSB. “We are very fortunate to have such dedicated employees like Lana. She is hard working and always has a smile on her face. We look forward to having her around for many more anniversaries.”

    Buck grew up in Waveland and attended Southmont High School.

    “I love working for HHSB,” stated Buck. “I absolutely love everything I am able to do within the community. Being a part of a bank that is able to make a positive impact on people’s lives with events, donations, fundraisers, and more is a terrific feeling. My co-workers really are like my extended family.”

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:54 PM

    We all know that birds fly south to avoid cold weather, but what do they do to avoid the flu? The Indiana Board of Animal Health has suggested that, like humans, the birds stay home.

    An outbreak of illness has put local birds on lock down just in time for the 4-H fair. “Due to the avian flu that is going around, we will not be having the birds exhibited here during the fair,” explained Purdue Extension Educator Sherry Legg-Young. “It’s just precautionary . . . there’s no risk to humans. It would possibly be transmitted between the birds and back home to birds, and we don’t want that to happen.”

    Much like hospitals have more strict rules during outbreaks, fair organizers and the state had to do something to limit disease’s spread. “Indiana board of animal health has made this ruling. That’s what we follow is their recommendation,” Legg-Young said.

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:53 PM

    The American Red Cross is launching its first Giving Day on June 2, asking everyone in Indiana and across the country to make a donation to the Red Cross to help ensure that help is available wherever and whenever people need it.

    “Life can change in one day, leaving someone with nothing – without a home, without their belongings, without hope,” said Britton Riley, Executive Director, American Red Cross of West Central Indiana. “For so many of these people, the American Red Cross is the answer. We need the public’s support.”

    Red Cross Giving Day is a 24-hour national fundraising campaign supporting the work of the Red Cross in communities across the country each and every day. The theme of Giving Day is “All In One Day” because the Red Cross is “all in” every day, helping people to get back on their feet.

  • Essay contest winners announced
    Thursday, May 28, 2015 8:50 PM

    A large number of interesting essays written by local fourth graders about growing up in Montgomery County were entered in Montgomery County Historical Society’s 2015 Jane Kessler Memorial 4th Grade Essay Contest. The judges chose winners from many well-written essays that were well researched and the MCHS would like to thank all of the students that sent in their entries.

    The 2015 topic was “Growing Up in Montgomery County” and the winners are: First Place: Ashley Reagan, “Facts About My Grandpa’s Life!”, Mr. Spencer‘s class; Second Place: Alison Brown, “Allen Brown”, Mrs. Kirtley’s class; Third Place Brett Neier, “The Spectacular Interview of 1960s”, Mr. Spencer’s class. All winners were from Hoover Elementary School.

    The first place winner received $50 and second and third place winners received $25.


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