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Wednesday, August 05, 2015
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  • Tuesday, August 04, 2015 10:50 PM

    Dear Editor,

    I forwarded an article from the Republican Chair John Pickerill that was in another paper of Crawfordsville (The Journal Review) a few months back in April to the Stellar Grant Commission titled "RLC offers campaign finance analysis” just to make sure they really wanted to bail our mayor out for his borderline illegal activities. It will be interesting to see if they want to do that for our mayor. Let's hope so – right? Let's also hope these tax dollars attract jobs for the commerce park too, too – right? Wrong! Government does not create jobs, it creates an environment for jobs. This mayor has failed. Let's vote him out in 2020. 

  • Sunday, August 02, 2015 11:39 PM

    Dear Editor,

    We went to see "The Producers" at the Vanity Theatre Friday night and can report everything about the show was fantastic.

    Dick and Betty Munro


  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:21 PM

    Dear Editor,

    Thank you! We just received our 2nd quarter rewards, much thanks to Kroger and all those families that have registered their Kroger Plus cards naming Dusk-to-Dawn as their preferred charity. You, too, can support our work to help those suffering losses in our communities and it won't affect your fuel points or coupons! This is Kroger's way to give back to local communities. Simply go to to register your Kroger Plus card and select Dusk-to-Dawn as your preferred charity. Then go Krogering as usual. Every time you make a purchase using your Plus card, Dusk-to-Dawn earns cash back! It has never been easier to give! Please share to help is spread the word. Our goal is register 100 cards!

    Thanks again!

    Cheryl Fuhrmann

    Bereavement Facilitator

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:04 PM

    Dear Editor,

    We just want to say thank you to all the people that have helped us through this tragedy to our family. To all the people showing us how much Darin Brooks was loved. He brought so many smiles and laughter to so many lives. We miss him so much. We could never thank you enough for showing how much you all cared.


    Deana (Dee) and Eugene Brooks

    New Richmond

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015 8:03 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The 2015 Tox-Away Day, sponsored by West Central Solid Waste District (WCSWD), held on June 20 at North Montgomery High School saw another successful year! Montgomery County residents took advantage of the opportunity to safely and inexpensively dispose of household hazardous waste, appliances, tires, electronics and unwanted medicines. As a reminder for future events we will not be accepting latex paint. Latex paint is water based and non-hazardous. Residents can dry out latex paint by removing the lid, mixing with equal parts kitty litter, sand, or shredded newspaper, once dried out, place in your household trash with the lid removed. 

  • Friday, July 24, 2015 9:23 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The failed courthouse annex and the commerce park have two things in common. If at first you don’t succeed, throw more tax dollars at it.

    Patrick “Slim” Burns


  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:31 PM

    Dear Editor,

    The Pleasant Hill United Church of Christ wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who donated to our roof fund.  Our roof is a wonderful necessary improvement to our church with the warm welcome.

    Barbara Clark, Treasurer

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015 11:31 PM

    Dear Editor,

    When you finish reading this letter, I want you to check your calendars for next Monday night, July 27. Why? There’s an important meeting that evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Donnelley Room (basement) of the Crawfordsville Library. At that meeting, the Montgomery County Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVCB) will present our new strategic plan to the public for the first time.

    During the last several months, the MCVCB has undergone several far reaching changes in financing, staffing and mission orientation. To meet these new challenges, the Board recognized a need to reexamine the way things were being done and to develop a plan that would better position the Bureau to not only meet the needs of today, but also provide a platform to build upon for the future. The strategic plan will be the roadmap to get us from “here” to “there.”

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2015 9:17 PM

    Dear Editor,

    I want to thank The Paper for the articles, (three) printed about my newly published book, Navy Proud and me, Allen Van Osdol.

    I have heard from many people and received nothing but positive comments about the article and the reporter who wrote the articles, Scotty Cameron.

    I believe it is his attention to detail and digging for the facts that helped create public interest in my recent book-signing event at our local VFW Post.

  • Wednesday, July 08, 2015 9:25 PM

    Dear Sen. Boots:


    The Hoosier State Press Association thanks you for listening to our concerns with your S.B. 455 that would have allowed gambling on video-gaming terminals in certain establishments.

    We expressed concern with the level of secrecy tied to license applications. You explained that the language had been suggested by the video-gaming lobby based on Illinois law. The bill died in the Senate.

    We also thank you for your support of the concept of the public’s right to know presented in S.B. 288. This bill authored by Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange would have preserved the option of publication of a local government unit’s proposed budget, levy and estimated property tax rate as part of a notice of the unit’s public hearing on its budget.


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