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Weliver to receive Habitat for Humanity house

Susan Weliver has been fighting since she was nine months old. As a baby she was diagnosed with type one diabetes and has faced health complications ever since. At age 25 she had her eyes removed due to severe diabetic retinopathy, leaving her blind. Weliver has lived, primarily, on her...
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Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Ronald Wayne Paddack

Ronald Wayne Paddack of Crawfordsville passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. He was 80. Born Jan. 22, 1941, in Montgomery County, he was the son of Royden and Geneva Fletcher Paddack. He graduated from Darlington High School and then served in the United States Navy as a machinist. On May 22, 1966, he married Marla Smith. She preceded him in death Aug. 20, 2009.
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United Way of Greater Lafayette merging with Montgomery County United Fund

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—United Way of Greater Lafayette is merging with its sister organization in Montgomery County. "Montgomery County United Fund" will now be called United Way of Montgomery County. United Way of Greater Lafayette CEO, Michael Budd said the move will not impact where donations go. "It's something that's been...
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Downey leads F.C. Tucker West Central in May

F.C. Tucker West Central is pleased to announce their May listing and sales leader. With an outstanding month, Agent John Downey was the May listing and sales leader for F.C. Tucker West Central. He led the way with four listings for $835,686 in listing volume and John helped 12 buyers find their dream home for $1,947,872 in sales volume.
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

North board approves staff raises

LINDEN — The North Montgomery School Board approved raises for all non-teaching staff members at their June meeting Monday. All hourly employees will see a pay increase of $1.40 per hour, while salaried individuals, including administrators, will see an average pay increase of $2,900 and receive a $2,000 stipend in June 2022.
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Montgomery County, INJournal Review

Dems invite all to meeting

The Montgomery County Democratic Party and Club will host the American Rescue Tour sponsored by the Indiana Democratic Party at 5 p.m. June 28 at the North Shelter in Milligan Park. The tour provides an opportunity to learn what President Joe Biden and the Democrats are doing to help Indiana....
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

3 juveniles in custody after chase in stolen car

Three juveniles were taken into custody Thursday night after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle in Crawfordsville, state police said. The pursuit began when a speeding Ford Fusion fled a traffic stop on Interstate 74 at the State Road 32 exit ramp, public information officer Sgt. Jeremy Piers said in a news release. The vehicle had been clocked traveling 100 mph, Piers said.
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Letter: Racism is real

Leo Morris likes to present himself as an independent and objective observer, but in his latest column, “News ‘philanthropy’ is a bad idea,” he reveals himself as anything but. Morris takes exception to The Indianapolis Star creating a reporting team dedicated to investigating issues of racial equity that might affect Black and Latino Hoosiers.
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

MCMURRY: Learning from Dad

As most of you know, my wife, Chase, and I are expecting our first child in early August. Sunday will be my final Father’s Day without goofy cards and a day of relaxation. Okay, I might be fibbing about the relaxing part — or so I’ve been told and so I’ve witnessed.
New Market, INJournal Review

Earthquake damages New Market church

When the small earthquake rattled the area Thursday, Tim Dugger was working in the office at the First Baptist Church, where it felt like a car had hit the building. The shaking jostled computers and lights and, it was later discovered, shifted the pieces of a 19th Century communion set inside a display case in the sanctuary.
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Local Record: June 21, 2021

• Property damage crash at 1511 S. Washington St. — 9:30 a.m. • Illegal dumping in the 2900 block of Industrial Boulevard — 9:30 a.m. • Hit and run at 200 S. Washington St. — 12:36 p.m. • Unauthorized control of a vehicle in the 100 block of East Market...
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

County goes back into yellow

Montgomery County went back into the yellow on the state’s COVID-19 map Wednesday amid a rise in positive cases. The designation means there is “moderate” community spread of the illness caused by the coronavirus. For a second straight week, the Indiana State Department of Health flagged the county for a “large number of weekly cases being attributable to congregate settings.”
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MCCF awards year’s first cycle of grants

Local nonprofits were awarded more than $178,000 in funding Thursday in the Montgomery County Community Foundation’s first grant cycle of the year. The grants were awarded to agencies serving children, animals, people with mental health issues and businesses who applied for money. “We’re fortunate that we can fund you all,...
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Strawberry Festival reports strong attendance

Strawberry Festival organizers say strong attendance at this year’s event helped mark a return toward pre-pandemic life. Though attendance numbers are not tracked, more people turned out for the three-day event to usher in the summer season, even on Sunday afternoon when the crowd typically dwindles. “This year, the crowd...
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Juneteenth’s watch over freedom

This Saturday’s Juneteenth will be observed all over our nation though it is not yet an official United States holiday. Like most holidays, it’s joyful. It is an annual re-proclamation of Black freedom, starting with slavery, but also from those who attempt to bind up human souls and deny their dignity, value and equality in any number of ways, from Jim Crow laws, to redlining, to targeting people and treating them as suspect.
Crawfordsville, INJournal Review

Local Record: June 19, 2021

• Fight in the 500 block of East Chestnut Street — 12:07 a.m. • Domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Douglas Lane — 2:23 a.m. • Assault in the 600 block of East Wabash Avenue — 4:02 p.m. • Juvenile complaint in the 1000 block of Valley Drive —...
Montgomery County, INJournal Review

Montgomery County Retired Teachers Assoc.

The June 14 meeting of Montgomery County Retired Teachers Association was called to order by President Marilyn Spear. She led the Pledge of Allegiance and Carol Holman gave the invocation. The meeting began with a memorial service for the members who have passed this past year. Sue Mullendore conducted the beautiful service honoring Babs Reisner and Laura Webster. A bell was rung for each person who was being remembered.
Mexico, INJournal Review

Little Mexico taking part in fundraiser

Little Mexico at 211 E. Main St. is raising funds 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday to benefit Dusk-to-Dawn Bereavement Services. The Bravo family and their staff will offer a wide variety of Mexican favorites and a portion of the day’s proceeds, whether dine-in or carry out, will support the local nonprofit.
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Former resident publishes first novel — a historical fiction

Jennifer Wright, a novelist born near Wingate, has published her first novel, “If It Rains.” It is a historical fiction novel set in Oklahoma during the Dust Bowl. The story centers around two sisters named Melissa and Catherine, who are separated by their circumstances, try to find out about themselves and their way back to each other.