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King and his court
Justin Monger, right, plant manager from Cargill won the title of 2016 Pie King during Valero’s recent United Way and MUFFY campaign drive. . I will let you guess which one he is in the picture. Mark Brown, left, Valero plant manager, also took part. The contest helped Valero surpass its goal of $27,000 by raising $29,102! With the company match, that makes the grand total $43,653. Employees were able to designate where they would like their donation to go.
  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:36 AM
    The Paper has received an update on the alleged clown disturbance that had seemed to hit downtown Crawfordsville.
    Crawfordsville Police Chief Mike Norman said the culprit who was walking around downtown dressed as a clown earlier this month has been identified and spoken to by police.
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  • Thursday, October 20, 2016 9:33 AM
    Are you in need a job or looking for a chance to network with and learn about some the local businesses in Montgomery County?
    If so, the Montgomery County/Crawfordsville Chamber of Commerce is the place for you. The Chamber is holding its seventh annual Business Expo and Job Fair Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Crawfordsville High School.
    According to Chamber Deputy Director and organizer of the event Anne Shaw, there are 45 vendors committed to attending the event to share some information about their companies.
    “It’s an opportunity to see what businesses in the community are doing,” Shaw offered. 
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 10:56 PM
    The 48th Annual Presbyterian Holiday Bazaar will be held Thursday, Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 5 at the Wabash Avenue Presbyterian Church. Church members of all ages work throughout the year preparing for the Bazaar.
    Becky Howerton, Pat Sosbe, and Carrie Sosbe Kelly are tri-chair for the two day event.
    Thursday’s Bazaar will offer a festive Coffee Shop from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., a delicious luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the always popular Spaghetti Supper from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
    The Bazaar will have five specialty rooms. The Boutique is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature gift baskets, handmade holiday decorations, cards, toys and gifts.
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  • Rodney Strong to become State Commander for American Legion
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 8:00 PM
    Former Byron Cox Post 72 Commander Rodney Strong is set to step into a new position with the American Legion of Indiana as a State Commander.
    This change is set to take place in 2018, running through 2019 as well.
    “I’ve known about the nomination since 2009,” Strong explained. “That’s how long things like this take.”
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  • Planting roots for a greener future
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    Sustainable Initiatives had two separate tree planting projects recently thanks to a 25th Anniversary Grant from the Montgomery County Community Foundation in two separate projects. The first project was a part of a fellow environmental group, Sustainable Indiana 2016’s official Bicentennial Legacy Project called the “Tree of Hope.” 
    Across the state, participating communities are planting a single tree in a public area this year; representing an enduring and living symbol of the kind of green future we seek to cultivate for our children. 
    Thursday afternoon following the Bicentennial Torch Relay, the “Tree of Hope,” a Serviceberry tree was planted by our local Sustainable Initiatives group on the grounds of the historic Lane Place. 
    With representatives of Lane Place, the City of Crawfordsville, and Montgomery County gathered, SI president, Sue Lucas shared these words, “This tree serves as a living legacy of Hoosier endurance and demonstrates a commitment to environmental sustainability for future generations of Hoosiers. Planted within the beautiful and historic arboretum of Lane Place, it also serves to pay tribute to Indiana’s state parks system established 100 years ago. Three anniversaries – 200, 100, 25. We dedicate it today with a heartfelt prayer that as it grows, it will inspire others to be rooted in community, serve with excellence, and reach for a hopeful future.” 
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  • Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery Historical Society Annual Dinner on Oct.26 at 6 p.m. offers attendees a great way to learn more about the Lane Place and the Historical Society as a whole.
    MCHS Board of Directors member Dian Moore said the people should attend the event for various reasons.
    “The food is great,” Moore said. “The company is great as well.”
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  • Local funeral director speaks at national conference
    Wednesday, October 19, 2016 4:00 AM
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wallace P. ‘Wally’ Hooker, owner/funeral director/embalmer at Family & Friends Funeral Home of Wingate, recently completed 18 contact hours of specialized embalming and reconstructive surgery training at the 4th FNA International Embalming and Reconstructive Surgery Conference for Professional Embalmers. 
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  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:57 PM
    Step into the Vanity this Christmas Season and you’ll be stepping from one charming small town into another. Preston Dildine directs the wonderfully engaging holiday play “Fruitcakes”. The show is a comedic drama running an hour and 45 minutes. Included in the cast will be two women spinsters between the ages of 40 and 80, a middle aged sheriff’s wife, and an eccentric female neighbor of any age. The men in the cast include a whirligig seller between 40 and 70, the middle aged town policeman, a poet fisherman of any age and a walk-on role of the tree farmer’s young adult son. 
    The children in the show vary and will be cast as young as 6-years-old, with the lead youth role between the ages of 12 and 18.Extras of all ages are desired as townspeople. Extras are also needed for the Christmas pageant, including quite a few youth singers.
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  • New face on Main Street
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 10:54 PM
    On Oct. 7, Abbey Elaine Photography held a ribbon cutting for their new studio at 105 E. Main Street in downtown Crawfordsville. Pictured, left to right: Steve Zachary (Chamber board member); Tom Utley (Chamber Executive Director); Abbey Bullerdick (owner); and Anne Shaw (Chamber Deputy Director).
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  • Trump sign stolen
    Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 AM
    Someone crossed the line this weekend and allowed political differences to overflow into theft, property damage and an attack on a citizen’s First Amendment rights. A sign for presidential candidate Donald Trump was vandalized and then stolen from the front yard of former City Councilman David Christensen. 
    The former councilman told The Paper that he got four of the Trump signs from the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival Saturday and placed one in his yard. He said that when he woke up Sunday, he found the sign had been bent. Christensen fixed the sign and placed it back in the yard. Then, Sunday night when he looked out front around 11 p.m., the sign was gone and only the metal bracket it was attached to remained. The bracket was damaged despite being left.
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  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 AM
    Monday’s City Council meeting had spirited discussion involving the council, Mayor Todd Barton and local landlords. The topic at hand was a proposed ordinance to introduce registration and periodic inspections of rental properties. The ordinance is designed to ensure that rental properties are safe and habitable for renters while also making it more difficult for landlords to take advantage of Homestead Exemptions. 
    The concerns of the landlords varied from the associated fees, to privacy and why this should only apply to rental units. Most of the council agreed that this proposal and discussion were at the very least a step in the right direction and that the ordinance could be tweaked before approval. The council voted 5-1 to place it on first reading. Councilman Scott Molin dissented and Councilman Andy Biddle was absent. 
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  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:00 AM
    The Montgomery County Civitan Club is collecting Play-Doh for Addi Leslie's Play-Doh Nation. Addi is a 7-year-old Crawfordsville girl who is fighting a cancerous brain tumor. While undergoing chemotherapy at Riley Hospital, Addi enjoyed playing with Play-Doh. Her goal is to make it better for future patients by collecting Play-Doh to donate to Riley. 
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  • Monday, October 17, 2016 10:23 PM
    The Franciscan Physician Network Surgical Specialists practice of Dr. Dan Stewart and Internal Medicine practice of Dr. Mary Glass and Amy Ellingwood, NP have relocated. 
    Both are now at the Sugar Creek Medical Center at 1704 Lafayette Rd.. Dr. Stewart has joined the Franciscan Physician Network Specialty Clinic and is in Suite 2. Dr. Glass has joined Northridge Internal Medicine and is in Suite 8. 
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  • Monday, October 17, 2016 4:00 AM
    If you feel your child needs to learn the value of a dollar, the Reality Store put on by the Crawfordsville Business and Professional Women for all of the county’s eighth graders will be a great learning experience. 
    Event organizer, Diana Gould, said the event is a fun way for the kids to learn just how far a month’s salary goes in reality.
    “I see a lot of kids who go ‘Wow! I didn’t know mom and dad paid this much for bills,” Gould explained.
    Gould also explained that during the event every kid will be given an occupation based on their current GPA, with a month’s salary for that position. Upon arriving, they will meet the tax man, who will deduct taxes from their pay. 
    As the event proceeds, the middle schoolers will go through a series of different places that will offer various utilities, groceries and other expenses.
    Gould said that during her 13-plus years doing the event, a few things have definitely changed.
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  • Local charities receive $30,000
    Monday, October 17, 2016 4:00 AM
    Friday was a day of celebration and giving at Valero in Linden. Seven area charities benefitting children received a total of $30,000 from the Valero Energy Foundation. The money was part of $10.5 million raised by the Valero Texas Open PGA event in April. 
    “For agency representatives with us today, we want you to know how much we appreciate the work you do in our community to improve children’s lives,” said Mark Brown, Plant Manager of Valero Renewables – Linden. “All of us still face an uncertain economy, so it gives us even more joy to be able to support the children of our area once again.”
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