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  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:09 AM
    Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville and Franciscan Physician Network will celebrate their second annual Community Day, Sept. 12, at the hospital, 1710 Lafayette Rd. in Crawfordsville.

  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:08 AM
    Dementia can creep in without those closest to person noticing, at least for a while. Dementia has no cure and has limited research on effective treatments. Franciscan St. Elizabeth Hospital—Crawfordsville held a lunch talk Thursday on how to spot dementia in loved ones.
    The featured speaker at the event was Dr. Christopher Cobbs, M.D., who is a psychiatrist with Franciscan Physician Network and Medical Director of Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health's behavioral health program, including Generations at Crawfordsville. 
  • Friday, September 04, 2015 1:02 AM
    *Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of glimpses into how the Stellar Communities program has turned out for previous Designees in Division 1. The Paper will continue sharing details and experiences from other cities as Crawfordsville moves forward in the Stellar process.GREENCASTLE – The city of Greencastle shares more than a few similarities with Crawfordsville. Both are under 20,000 population, Greencastle weighing in on the census at 10,362 while Crawfordsville is bigger at 15,988. Greencastle has DePauw University and Crawfordsville Wabash. And, most recently, both have been named Stellar Communities Designees in Division 1. 
  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:46 AM

    Hand-breaded cod, kids’ games, a parade, a library centennial celebration, music of all genres, pageants, big wheels and more: the Darlington Fish Fry and Festival has more than a few attractions. The festival is set to take place over the course of Sept. 11 and 12.

    Organizer Mary Lou Weliever said she wanted to make sure there was something for everyone to enjoy at the rich Darlington tradition. She hopes the social aspect, the delicious fish and the wide variety of music will draw in plenty for the two-day festival. “It’s a great chance to see friends you wouldn’t normally get to see and a chance to meet new ones,” she said. “There’s also a chance to listen to new music.”

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:42 AM

    The Montgomery County Election Board chose the higher bid at nearly $287,000 from RBM Consulting for new machines and the proposed switch to vote centers in time for the 2016 presidential election.

    Montgomery County Clerk Jennifer Bentley will recommend to the County Commissioners that they go with the RBM bid for vote centers firstly, or as a second choice, the RBM bid for polling precincts. The Election Board has wanted to switch to vote centers for several years and they hope the commissioners and council will choose that option this time.

    Bentley said the cost of elections will rise if the county sticks with polling precincts, but she said vote centers would keep the budget from rising and pay for the new equipment. “My election costs will not go up if we do vote centers,” Bentley said. “What we save going to vote centers would pay for the equipment.”

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:35 AM
  • Crash sends two to emergency room
    Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:22 AM

    A two-car accident Wednesday night around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Darlington Avenue and Market Street sent both drivers to the emergency room. Police on the scene confirmed that both drivers were conscious upon being transported.

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015 12:12 AM

    The Darlington Public Library is 100 years old this year. The library will celebrate 100 years as well as how far it and the town have come on Sept. 12 as part of the annual Darlington Fish Fry and Festival.

    Library Director John Dale said the library will not officially be 100 years old until December, but he hopes tying it in the two-day festival will bring up attendance. “We want to have a big crowd at the open house,” he said.

    A lot has changed for the library in 100 years, but he said a lot has stayed the same, too. The library is still in the original building that was designed by homegrown architect Hubert Peterson and was funded with a Carnegie grant. The library also still uses the original shelving, library tables and circulation desk. Though the desk has a modern top now, the beauty of the original desk still remains. The grandfather clock that now stands in the newer wing of the library was placed in the library when it opened. 

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:41 PM
  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015 7:39 PM

    The Dorothy Q Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will take part in the National DAR Day of Service on October 11 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the founding of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The DAR, which is comprised of the descendants of the Patriots who won American independence, was founded on October 11, 1890, as a service organization to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism.


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