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  • Klinker opens “Plein Air Passion” at Athens Arts Gallery
    Wednesday, July 29, 2015 1:00 AM

    Noted regional artist Jeffrey Klinker will open a show in the Feature Gallery at Athens Arts today. It continues through September 5. The exhibit will feature a rich display of the artist’s open air oil works of Indiana landscapes made during the past decade.

    Over his long life as an artist, Klinker has explored various colors, tones, and subjects, always through the medium of oil. His earlier works, notable for their earthy tones, a period Klinker now refers to as “my umber days,” are far behind him. He explains that his painting has evolved to “explode with color.”

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:29 PM

    The Montgomery County Health Board discussed the mosquito problem, applying for national accreditation as well as concerns about Lyme disease.

    The Health Department has set 29 traps this year and has sent out the county’s sprayer truck twice to help tackle the mosquito problem. Sanitarian Amber Reed said the state has also set 20 traps at the wastewater treatment plant. Reed said none of the traps have yielded positive tests for West Nile Virus in Montgomery County.

    Reed said that Ladoga has the worst mosquito problem of any town in the county. Reeds said one house in Ladoga that happens to belong to her brother yielded 500 mosquitos caught in a trap that was set out just one night. She said that when they came back after sending the sprayer around again the trap caught only 300. “We did see a significant drop once we sent the sprayer again,” she said. “So that shows we have had some success.”

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:53 PM

    The Utility Service Board voted to raise rates for Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power customers. The rates will be raised at all levels of service.

    The board voted unanimously for the increase. Residential customers will see a 3.64 percent raise in their bill, which would translate to a raise of an average $3.86 per month. Commercial single phase customers will see a raise of 7.28 percent, which would be an average of $21.39 per month. Commercial 3 Phase customers will see an increase of 11.1 percent or an average of $71.57 per month. And Primary Power customers will see an average raise of 4 percent and an average of $1,162.72 per month.

    “True cost of service studies make sure one class isn’t subsidizing another class,” Plant Manager Phil Goode said. 

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:09 PM

    Ladoga-Clark Township Public Library’s Friends of the Library Annual Yard Sale will be held on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The sale will be held across from the library inside the old fire station on Main Street in Ladoga.

    The Friends of the Library have various fundraisers during the year in addition to the yard sale. Other fundraisers include two Book and Bake Sales (spring and fall), Soup Supper (October) and Cookie and Candy Walk (December). All proceeds from these fundraisers are used in purchasing items for the library.

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:09 PM
  • Myers to perform State Fair in fair season
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:02 PM

    Revolution Productions LLC at Myers Dinner Theatre has announced the next show in its 2015 season, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic State Fair, opening August 7 and running through August 29. Performances are Wednesday and Saturday afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights. Please call or check the website for specific dates and times. 

  • Hollanders make visit to C’ville
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 12:00 AM
  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:13 PM

    After months of planning, restructuring and organizing, the Montgomery County Visitors Convention Bureau invited the public to learn what all the changes are meant to do. Two themes kept surfacing throughout the discussion: the innkeepers’ tax and the Convention Visitors Commission.

    The VCB held a public forum Monday night at the Crawfordsville District Public Library to explain future plans, answer questions and get feedback from county citizens. “We have made a lot of changes at the Visitors Bureau,” bureau president Leslie Peacock said. “We are making strides to promote tourism in a different way and to become more progressive in our methods for bringing people to Montgomery County and having them stay in Montgomery County.”

  • Producers production ready to open
    Monday, July 27, 2015 11:12 PM

    The Vanity Theater production of The Producers is set to open this weekend. This musical opened on Broadway in 2001, based on Mel Brooks’ 1968 film of the same name. It has been hailed as a modern, outrageous, hilarious musical comedy.

    The Producers opens as a down-on-his-luck New York producer recruits his accountant to partner with him to pull off a scam. They scheme to create one of the worst shows to hit Broadway and then run away with millions of investment dollars when it flops.

    As the audience watches it all unfold, they will delight in the antics, the crazy satirical humor, the mocking jabs and the complete wittiness. Definitely not written to be a family show, The Producers is designed as a PG-13, adult evening for those who come with an open mind for humor and entertainment.

  • Monday, July 27, 2015 11:11 PM

    Crawfordsville City Councilors heard the second and last installment of budget requests from the city’s departments. The Mayor’s Office, Clerk’s Office, the airport, Fire Department, Planning Department and Street Departments submitted their budgets for council consideration.

    The Mayor’s office is requesting a new employee if the city is selected for the Stellar Communities grant. Mayor Todd Barton said that the Director of Operations position would be a temporary three to four year position that would help carry out activities related to the grant. Even without the grant the mayor said that his office is short staffed, however, funds in the budget allocated for salary and benefits of the Director position would be removed from the budget if the city is not selected.

    The mayor also requested a pay increase for his administrative assistant to bring the employee’s salary up to $34,000, which he said is more in-line with other city departments.   


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