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  • 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. 

  • Monday, August 03, 2015 8:43 PM

    New Richmond’s drainage problem is almost solved, but only temporarily. Montgomery County Surveyor Tom Cummins said tree roots obstructing the drain are almost all clear, but something else needs to be done to prevent future problems.

    Cummins said his office brought in cameras and a jet cleaner to investigate and clean out the drain. He said his team found countless tree roots in the tile that were obstructing the drain and causing flooded yards and farmland. He said the trees have been slowly growing toward the drain since it was reconstructed in the 1970s, and the root problem will only continue if the board does not find a solution. “It took those trees 40 years to find the tile. But the problem is, now, that the tree roots are already at the tile,” Cummins said. “Within five years the roots will be back in the tile.”

  • Controlling pain, a joint effort
    Monday, August 03, 2015 8:40 PM
  • Monday, August 03, 2015 8:36 PM

    The Crawfordsville Common Council Fiscal Affairs Committee approved the proposed rate increases for Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power. Fiscal Affairs approved all of its agenda items including a land purchase for a new fire station.

    Fiscal Affairs Committee President Andy Biddle said he hopes approving this rate increase will keep CEL&P in town and help the company upgrade facilities without taking out a loan.

    “Hopefully with this rate increase we can keep their infrastructure up without taking out any bond issues,” Biddle said. “I think it’s important to keep our local electrical company local.” 

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:42 PM

    There have been several obstacles in the way of passenger train services for Montgomery County, but with some recent agreements, the Hoosier State Train is set to keep chugging along.

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has signed a series of long-term agreements with AMTRAK, Iowa Pacific Holdings and several serviced communities to operate the Hoosier State Train, a passenger train service that runs between Chicago and Indianapolis four days each week and combines with the  three-day Amtrak Cardinal (Trains 50 and 51) to provide daily service.

    Crawfordsville is one stop on that line.

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:40 PM

    One Wingate store met the business end of a semi on July 29 just after midnight. The semi fell victim to the State Road 25 curse, meaning it did not stop in time to miss hitting the Star Food Mart on Boscum St.

    Store owner Hardev Bal said that this has happened to him twice since he has owned the store, with the other time happening two years ago. He said that a pickup truck was the last vehicle to crash into the store so was it left considerably less damage. This time a fully loaded semi ran through, taking out the outside wall, most of the roof, the coffee and fountain machines and a cooler, his wife Avi said. 

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:39 PM
  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 6:09 PM

    A car chase, foot chase and cornfield search Friday evening ended with one arrest and one suspect on the loose.

    Joshua Lee Butler, 36, was arrested Friday night and charged with theft, resisting law enforcement, resisting law enforcement by fleeing and driving while considered a habitual traffic violator.

    The action started around 3:30 p.m. Friday when the Wingate Town Marshall, Bob Heisel, spotted a Jeep Cherokee that the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department was looking for in relation to recent burglaries. A flatbed trailer that had been reported stolen last Tuesday was attached to the Jeep. Two men soon got into the vehicle and left onto a county road.

  • Evangelist speaking at Faith Baptist
    Friday, July 31, 2015 11:56 PM

    Evangelist Wayne Nelson will be the guest speaker at Faith Baptist Church, south of Crawfordsville, from August 2 through August 6.

    Evangelist Nelson came to know Jesus Christ as personal Savior in Hawaii, on July 25, 1975. He said God called him to the Gospel ministry the same year. He received his BA with a major in pastoral studies and a minor in evangelism. In addition, he has a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Biblical Studies.


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