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  • Milligan pool goes to the dogs
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:05 PM

    Despite the cloudy day and sprinkles, the annual Doggie Pool Party at Milligan Park was a hit for both people and pooches.

    Parks and Recreation Director Fawn Johnson said Parks has been holding the annual pooch soiree for 10 years. For the event the pool is mostly drained, but deep enough for the biggest of dogs to paddle around in the deep end. The chlorine levels are also reduced so their sensitive doggie skin is not irritated.

    Johnson’s own dog enjoyed the party with plenty of swimming and fetch. “For my dog, I know it’s his favorite day of the year,” Johnson said. 

  • Cub Scouts recruiting Tuesday
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:04 PM

    Cub Scout Pack 318 will hold a recruitment drive at Historic Lane Place on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    Many adventures await with Cub Scout Pack 318. Scouting is a great way to meet new friends, enjoy outdoor activities and learn new skills by joining Cub Scouts. The Cub Scout program offers a variety of activities from traditional Scouting to STEM based activities. Boys that join will be able to participate in all types of fun and exciting events. The pack is getting ready to kick off a new year of scouting with popcorn, fishing derby and the classic fall pumpkin patch event.

    Besides providing a positive place where boys can enjoy safe, wholesome activities, Cub Scouting focuses on building character and leadership skills, improving physical fitness, teaching practical skills and developing a spirit of community pride.

  • Sunday, August 30, 2015 8:00 PM
  • Monthly meeting focuses on Stellar
    Sunday, August 30, 2015 7:58 PM

    To “Stellerbrate” the city’s win and better inform the public, Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton held a Steller-themed talk for this month’s meeting with citizens.

    Barton, Director of Planning and Community Development Brandy Allen and Mayor’s Office intern Jacob Sheridan answered questions from the public on Stellar during the August talk at the Farmer’s Market.

    The city set up a tent with posters to explain each project that was proposed in the Steller plans. He said basing the monthly meeting on Steller is one way to get the word out on what is coming for Steller and get the public informed about what is next for the process. 

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:55 PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:54 PM
  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:54 PM

    Pleasant Hill Third Grader Jonathan Schronce, or Bear, as his family calls him, is preparing for his big race, the Terre Haute Walk Now For Autism Speaks. Jonathan was diagnosed with Autism in December of 2012, but that has not slowed him down one bit. “He has big plans,” said his father, Eric Schronce. “Bear wants to be the first person with autism to complete the American Ninja Warrior course. He also wants to build a special place for ‘kids with adjectives,’ his way of saying kids with disabilities, to be able to play their own way with no judgment. He wants to call it, ‘No Ordinary Kids’.”

    While the annual Terre Haute event is a one mile walk, Jonathan and his Bear’s Sleuth team ran last year and he was the first person to complete the course. Jonathan also ran the inaugural Cougar 5K at Northridge Middle School in under 36 minutes. His current training regimen for both the autism walk and his planned future appearance on the ninja TV show includes running daily, chopping wood and pushing the family pick-up with a little help from Dad. “Unlike many kids with autism, the Bear is a big boy, and working his large muscle groups is calming. Working out is a kind of therapy for him.”

  • Show cars, support Historic Ladoga
    Friday, August 28, 2015 9:51 PM

    If buildings could talk, Ladoga’s Normal Hall would have quite a few interesting tales to tell.

    First a college, the building now stands as a community meeting place and one of the most prevalent historic locations in Ladoga. However, there are costs to maintaining a building like Normal Hall. “You’ve got maintenance, lights, insurance, upkeep and all that,” said Claude Barker, a member of Historic Ladoga.

    To keep up with costs, Barker put together a car show and ice cream social as a fundraiser. Sunday is set to be the 10th annual car show, with registration from noon to 2 p.m. and the show running noon to 4 p.m. “I have a little hot rod, and I like cars and I go to car shows, and I always wanted to get one started with ice cream,” he said. “A lot of people said, ‘I’ll come there for the ice cream.’”

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:49 PM

    The children are back in school and there are a few subtle sounds of autumn in the air. The field corn has started turning brown and the locust are annoying in their almost constant sound. But Dubble Duzzen members are smiling because it’s still summer and it’s warm outside even though the nights are getting cooler.

  • Friday, August 28, 2015 9:48 PM

    Recently released figures show that Montgomery County’s housing market is up for July, but down in quarter compared to last year.

    According to numbers from the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors (MIBOR) housing sales are up 14 percent from last year, but sales are down 6 percent compared to the quarter ending in July 2014.

    David Morrison Realty Sales Associate Steve Zachary said the numbers show that the county’s market is good. He said low interest rates and talk of the Federal Reserve lowering rates has driven activity in the county and beyond. The lower rates have allowed buyers to get a better house than what they could normally afford. “People can get more house for their money,” Zachary said.


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