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Monday, June 29, 2015
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  • Friday, June 26, 2015 6:30 PM

    Dear Editor,

    I have always been an optimist but I feel compelled to say that we are headed for very difficult times as a nation. Indeed, we are already experiencing difficult times which will only get worse.

    Just consider the challenges currently facing us. A huge percentage of our population is struggling with such these things as unemployment, underemployment, drug addiction, homelessness, broken homes, and broken relationships, and all sorts of conditions which lead to poverty and helplessness.

     
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 6:28 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The General Lew Wallace Study and Museum would like to thank everyone who made ArchiCamp a success. The eight elementary- and middle-school-aged children who attended had a wonderful time making new friends and experiencing learning in a new way, due to the support of our community.

     
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:27 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Those who wish to change history have obviously not learned from it. The Confederate flag, per se, has no more to do with racism than hoodies and Skittles have to do with crime.

    Ron Carmony

    Crawfordsville

     
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 6:27 PM

    Dear Editor,

    At the upcoming State Board of Education (SBOE) meeting on July 1, one item on the agenda will include the Indiana Department of Education’s (IDOE) recommendations for school A-F accountability for 2014-2015. According to Scott Turney, Executive Director of the Indiana Small Rural Schools organization, “IDOE staff recently spoke about the anticipated results of the new Spring ISTEP+ test with a proactive look at how the test scores will be handled in regards to accountability requirements in law.”  Turney reported that, “It has been no secret that there is potential for a drop in test scores based on what has been seen in other states when implementing a new high stakes test. News accounts have noted that in most states the drop has been from 5 to 30% in student scores. There is a belief that some relief must be offered.” However, there are some federal requirements which must be met:

     
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:43 PM

    Dear Editor,

    To the citizens of Montgomery County, would you prefer the county courthouse to be handicapped accessible with a ramp (approx. 120 ft.) or a lift (2 person elevator)?

    The three commissioners will have to make a decision in the near future. The bids have been sent out. DLZ estimated cost, places both projects costings about the same ($142,000 range). 

     

     
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 8:31 PM

    Dear Editor,

    A great big thanks goes out to the “old guys” that volunteered to clean up the hill side north of the club house. Thanks goes out to Gray Dockins, Allen Frodge, Carl Lamb, Bill Mikesell, Dave Cohee, Dick Simonds, Carl Wilson, Dave Stull, Lou Mason, Bert Renick, Fred Phelps and Dick Vanarsdel, Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power for trimming the trees north of club house and the big trees next to the practice green, the park department for the use of the wood chipper, Rita Hamm for providing the ice and water, a very special thanks to Carl Lamb for his help on the new club house area, Gary Dockins for his ability to repair about anything that may be broke and thanks to the mayor and the city council for their support of the Muni. Thanks to all.

    Bud Arnold

    Crawfordsville

     
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015 8:03 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Faith is a gift given to us by God. It is our responsibility and privilege to nurture this precious gift. God in his wisdom and love has given each of us a free will. We have the free will to use the gift of faith that God has given us, or to turn our backs on this gift and go our own way without consulting God. We consult God by praying for His guidance in making our way through this life.

     
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:30 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The Family of Connie Carpenter would like to express our sincere appreciation for the kindness, support and love you have shown our family during this difficult time. It has been a comforting blessing to each of us.

    Connie touched the lives of many, but most of all she was a wonderful and loving wife, mother and grandmother to our family. She will be greatly missed by all.

     
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 7:30 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Even though it was 90 degrees outside this weekend a certain organization was giving away confined gasping goldfish in clear plastic bags to be poached in the sun. Most do not survive. This does not seem like a humane or educational endeavor.

    The Crawfordsville Area Christian Home Educators (CACHE) has been cruelly giving away live goldfish to irresponsible toddlers and unruly adolescents at the Strawberry Festival for many years now. This practice should stop. It does not teach an exemplary moral lesson.

     
  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:38 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Once again traffic through Crawfordsville was essentially stopped on Monday around 3 p.m. because of a stalled train. I came into town at 3:10 on SR32 and the traffic was backed up all the way to where SR 47 goes north to Darlington. I went to Wabash Avenue and the traffic was all the back to almost the fire station and all the side streets were full of waiting cars and trucks. The choke point for the westward flow of traffic was the Wabash Avenue bridge. Most of the people wanted to turn on Mill Street but because of all the people coming east there was no way they could turn and they blocked all the traffic that just wanted to go west on Wabash.

     

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