Montgomery County, IN

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U.S. 136 to close for culvert work

MONTGOMERY COUNTY — The Indiana Department of Transportation announces U.S. 136 will close on or after Aug. 15 for a small structure replacement project near Mace. U.S. 136 will be closed at approximately 5.14-miles east of the State Road 32/S.R. 47 intersection. It’s expected to reopen at the end of September, weather permitting.
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Wabash College’s Community Friends Program seeks new members

The Wabash College fall semester begins Aug. 24 and close to 25 international students will begin their freshman year along with the rest of the Class of 2026. It is a banner year for international students, the most for several years. Since 1986 the Wabash international students have been able...
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Bee researcher guest of local club

Well-known beekeeper Krispn Given from Purdue University is the guest speaker today at the monthly meeting of the Beekeepers of Montgomery County. The meeting will take place at Davidson Greenhouse, 3147 E. Ladoga Road, Crawfordsville. A hive inspection is planned at 6 p.m. and Given will speak at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.
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County receives 2 bids for EMS contract

Montgomery County Commissioners opened two bids Monday for emergency medical services. The City of Crawfordsville and Heartland Ambulance Service of Muncie were the only bidders. Details were not discussed Monday. Both bids were tabled for review. Commissioners will forward the bids to an internal committee for review and recommendations. A...
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County highway falling behind

Without more funding, the Montgomery County Highway Department will continue to fall woefully behind in maintaining the county’s network of roads. That is the message highway director Jake Lough brought to members of the Montgomery County Council on Tuesday. “Like I tell my guys, the community is the heart...
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Women’s Legacy Fund plans educational meeting

The Women’s Legacy Fund of Montgomery County will have its annual educational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in meeting rooms A & B of the Crawfordsville District Public Library. This meeting is free and open to any interested person. The Women’s Legacy Fund is dedicated to funding innovative...
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Input sought for Upper Sugar Creek Project

Do you farm or own ground in the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage? A new project focused on assessing, protecting and improving water quality; engaging individuals interested in the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage; and developing a step-wise plan for the Upper Sugar Creek Drainage will host a farmer-based listening session from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Dappled Willow, 6289 N. State Road 47, Darlington. Dinner will be provided. Reservations are requested and can be found online at
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JUMP enjoys Family Fun Day at pool

JUMP had its annual Family Fun Day last weekend at Milligan Park Pool. The JUMP program, which is a mentoring program for children, has an annual event that includes the mentors, their mentees and the families of both. This is a fun evening of food, swimming and socializing at the Milligan Park Pool.
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To aquarium or not to aquarium

Last week members of the community gathered to watch Nausicaa, Staging the Oceans’ Biodiversity, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Montgomery County and Wabash College. The film presents the creation of Europe’s largest aquarium tank, in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. The tank is 197 feet long, 115 feet wide, 26 feet deep, and holds 2.6 million gallons of water.

Man hit, killed by semi-truck on central Indiana highway

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Indiana — A pedestrian was struck and killed on the highway in Montgomery County early Monday morning, Indiana State Police said. Just before 1 a.m., deputies were called to a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 74 near the 38-mile marker. When deputies arrived, they found a Pontiac G6 that hit the cable barrier, but weren't able to find the driver.

Indiana State Police investigate pedestrian struck and killed on I-74

MONTGOMERY CO. – Monday morning, just after 1:00 a.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police responded to a fatal crash on I-74 westbound near the 38-mile marker. A preliminary investigation by Trooper Wiley revealed that just before 1:00 a.m., Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department responded to a...
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Cold Spring Solar Farm opens local office

RUSSELLVILLE — Cold Spring Solar Farm, a proposed 200 MW solar facility in Montgomery and Putnam Counties, announced that it will open its local office at the Russellville Community Center this month. The solar project will pay $12,000 to the community center to cover its first year of rent....
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Jain marks 25 years serving community

After living on the northeast coast in Connecticut, Dr. Arun Jain always believed he would have his long-term medical practice somewhere other than in the Midwest. He never imagined he would be celebrating a 25th anniversary in a rural Indiana city that he now calls home. Jain, an independent obstetrician-gynecologist,...

Delaware man dies after being struck walking on I-74 in Montgomery County

Montgomery County — A Delaware man died Monday morning on Interstate 74 in Montgomery County when they were struck by a car. According to Indiana State Police, just after 1 a.m. deputies from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department and troopers from the Indiana State Police responded to a report of a fatal crash near the 38-mile marker on I-74.
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Delaware man hit, killed by semi while walking on I-74 after car crash

MONTGOMERY CO., Ind. — A 23-year-old man from Delaware was hit and killed by a semi-truck while walking on Interstate 74 in Montgomery County after crashing a car, state police said. The incident began when deputies were called early Monday morning to a one-car crash on I-74 westbound near...
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Meadows shines as girls golf season gets underway

The 2022-23 sports season is now officially a go. All three Montgomery County schools competed at the Seeger Invite at Harrison Hills on Monday to kick off the fall sports season. Southmont sophomore Addison Meadows who is coming off of a State Finals appearance last year, looked like she didn’t miss a beat as she took home the individual medalist honors for the Mounties by shooting a 73. Southmont as a team placed fourth with a score of 424.
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Families invited to National Night Out

Families are invited to attend the annual National Night Out event today at Milligan Park. Many local service agencies, churches, businesses and other organizations will come together from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to offer an evening of free family fun. The event will be held from the north shelter...
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Russell Howard Ruby Jr.

We celebrate the life of Russell Howard Ruby Jr., son of Russell Sr. and Ethel (Smyers) Ruby, born in Hamlet, Indiana on April 15, 1936. He is survived by Sandra Kay (Kelch), whom he married 60 years ago in 1962 at Gessie, Indiana, as well as their two sons, Mark Allen (Deanna) and Brian Lee (Swarin “Nina”), four grandchildren, Krista (Coleman), Heather (Alsman), Chanya and Pitchaya; and one great-grandchild Vincent (Coleman).