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  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:51 PM

    The American Red Cross seeks eligible donors to give blood in honor of World Blood Donor Day, June 14, and throughout the summer to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

    Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Many schools that host blood drives are out of session during the summer and regular donors are often vacationing, potentially making them less available to give.

    World Blood Donor Day highlights the constant need for donors – during the summer and throughout the year. Supermodel Niki Taylor, the celebrity spokesperson for World Blood Donor Day, fully understands the importance of blood donations. In 2001, she was in a near-fatal car accident and received about 100 pints of blood. To this day, she attributes her survival to the blood donors and doctors who helped save her life.

  • Volunteers awarded for selfless help
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:45 PM

    A vast amount of donors and volunteers enabled the Montgomery County Community Foundation to accumulate a record-breaking asset base of $39 million, the highest it has ever been.

    But only two people are awarded the title of 2015 Volunteer of the Year at the MCCF’s Annual Meeting.

    This year, Montgomery County Historical Society Board member Mike Barton was named the 2015 Volunteer of the Year, and PEERS member and North Montgomery High School student Elizabeth Brown earned the title 2015 Youth Volunteer of the Year.

    Karen Patton of the League of Women Voters, Bob Rogers of the Montgomery County Free Clinic and Meals on Wheels and Debbie Welliver of HUB Ministries were all adult nominees for the award. Briar Covault was nominated for his work with the Rotary Jail Museum and the Tannenbaum Cultural Center and Kristen Glass was nominated for her work with Montgomery County Youth Service Bureau for the youth award.

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  • Honoring the county’s characters
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:39 PM

    The Character Counts program has been active in Montgomery County, instilling its six pillars of character – caring, citizenship, fairness, respect, responsibility and trustworthiness – into students throughout the county and their educators.

    Thursday morning, individuals displaying the features of the six pillars were honored for their character. The Champions of Character Program gave community members the opportunity to nominate people for recognition at a breakfast ceremony at the Boys and Girls Club in Crawfordsville.

    Even though the program was only just over an hour long, 32 individuals, businesses and communities were awarded for their exceptional displays of character. Wabash College student and Character Counts Board member Clayton Randolph opened the meeting, welcoming attendees to the program. East Side Baptist Church Pastor and board member Steve Whicker offered a prayer before breakfast was served.

  • Tanselle receives recertification
    Thursday, May 21, 2015 9:37 PM

    Timothy R. Tanselle, M.D., a family medicine physician with Franciscan Physician Network Greenacres Family Medicine, recently received recertification as a certified medical director in post-acute and long-term care from the American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM).

    Dr. Tanselle is one of more than 3,500 physicians nationwide who have received the certified medical director designation since the program's inception in 1991. He has served as the medical director for The Lane House/Lifecare Centers of America in Crawfordsville since 1991 and has been awarded by Lifecare corporately both as their company-wide Medical Director of the Year and Central Division Physician of the Year in past years.

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 4:00 AM

    With Crawfordsville being a finalist for the Stellar Communities grant, there has been a lot of planning going on regarding the future of the city and Montgomery County. The trio of Ken Remenschneider, Jim Kienle and Larry Lund have some plans of their own, and they want the community to get involved in the process.

    The trio will hold a public meeting on May 27 in the Donnelley Room at the Crawfordsville District Public Library at 6 p.m. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend, hear some of the plans and voice opinions.

    The men were responsible for the planning of the changes made in Franklin in 2008, and they have comparable optimism for Crawfordsville. “We see a lot of potential here in Crawfordsville,” Remenschneider said.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:54 PM

    The Ladoga Town Council will hold a closed executive session meeting on May 27 at 2 p.m. at the Town Hall, 121 E. Main Street, Ladoga. This executive session is being held pursuant to I.C. 5-14-1.5-6.1(b)(2)(B) to discuss strategy, without any final action being taken, regarding initiation of litigation by the town.

  • Waste district checks in with Friends of Sugar Creek
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:49 PM

    West Central Solid Waste District presented Friends of Sugar Creek with a donation of $1000 on May 13 at the Yountsville Mill and Inn. WCSWD's gift will fund FSC's 2015 Spring and Fall cleanup efforts along Sugar Creek. Founded in 1987 by Dean Ford, Friends of Sugar Creek is an environmental non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve Sugar Creek and its watershed.

    FSC will host their Spring Clean Up on Saturday at 9 a.m. Volunteers may assemble at either the Bachner Nature Preserve or Crawfordsville Sugar Creek Trail Cottage. Clean up materials will be provided. Volunteers are invited to gather after for a complimentary lunch provided by FSC member Steven Birt and his family. For more information please visit their website at or email Elizabeth Norris at

  • It’s HIP to have health coverage
    Wednesday, May 20, 2015 8:48 PM

    What is HIP 2.0? Even though it might not sound like it, it’s not another name for a hip replacement.

    HIP 2.0 is the newest version of the Healthy Indiana Plan, a government program meant to provide health insurance to more than 350,000 low-income, non-disabled Hoosiers.

    Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville held a seminar Wednesday morning to help Montgomery County residents understand how the program works and determine eligibility. Two state representatives came to Bonzel Hall at the hospital to go through the different parts of HIP 2.0 and answer questions.


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