Pinewood Derby at Carnegie Museum on Thursday

July 30, 2014

Pinewood derby enthusiasts have a chance to race through history from 2-4 p.m. Thursday at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County. The race is a part of the museum’s NOVA Making Stuff Faster program. Carnegie Museum Director Kat Burkhart is inviting anyone with a pinewood derby car, either made at the museum this summer or one from home, to participate in the event. The museum summer youth program has had 257 participants this year. And, even though this is the last NOVA event, there are still three weeks of summer programming before school begins for youth to still participate. Remaining activities are scavenger hunts, quizzes, and origami projects. Admission to the Carnegie Museum is free, and the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. For more information about this program or to learn more about the Carnegie Museum, call 765-362-4618.


Applebee’s Fundraiser on Thursday

July 30, 2014

This Thursday, from 5-9 p.m. at Applebees, there will be a fund raising event for Alex's Lemonade Stand, benefiting cancer research. This is a national fundraising effort of Applebees. Twin 7-year-olds Alex and Emma Wray will be manning an actual lemonade stand, selling lemonade and taking donations. Big Mac's DJ service will also be on hand after 8 p.m. for a karaoke party, continuing with the Alex' lemonade theme.


Solar power may be coming to Mont. County

July 30, 2014

Solar power may soon be generated in Montgomery County. You may have seen those windmills that use wind power to generate electricity. They are controversial because of the noise they produce as well as the wear and tear on county roads by trucks delivering the equipment. Solar power is not noisy but it does take up real estate and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency has informed CEL&P that Crawfordsville is one of five cities being considered for solar power projects. CEL&P Manager Phil Goode so informed the Utility Service Board at its monthly meeting Tuesday. IMPA will invest $2 million in Montgomery County to generate one megawatt of power. Do so, equipment will take up seven acres and IMPA is looking for the right ground in Montgomery County. The next meeting to discuss solar power is set for 5 p.m., Aug. 26, in the City Council chambers of the City Building.


INDOT Announces I-74 restrictions starting Aug, 1

July 30, 2014

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces an asphalt resurfacing project on I-74 in Montgomery County is scheduled to begin on or after Friday, August 1.  Crews will restrict eastbound and westbound lanes of I-74 to one 10’ lane in each direction between U.S. 231 to State Road 32 (S.R. 32) through December 1 of this year. This project on I-74 is an asphalt resurfacing project from three tenths of a mile east of State Road 25 (S.R. 25) to three tenths of a mile west of S.R. 32.  This project was awarded to Milestone Contractors L.P. for $11.3 million.  Next year the contractor will work between S.R. 25 and U.S. 231.  This project is scheduled for completion on October 31, 2015. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through a construction zone.  For the latest news and information about INDOT, please visit www.in.gov/indot or www.trafficwise.IN.gov . For social media updates, follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/INDOT_WCentral and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/INDOTWestCentral


Ipads for pencils at North Montgomery

July 28, 2014

The North Montgomery Community Schools Corporation is swapping (some) paper and pencils for iPads. On Aug. 6 and 7, North Montgomery students currently in grades 9-12 will be handed iPads to use in class throughout the remainder of their high school careers. The multi-purpose devices will be used to take notes, read digital textbooks, complete projects, and turn in homework via internet connection. While using the technology, students will also have the ability to download school-related apps, watch instructional videos, and communicate with teachers and fellow students when working in pairs or small groups. Teachers will create an "online classroom" via Edmodo, a program similar to a social networking site, that will allow students and teachers to post lessons, notes, and assignments that can be easily accessed on the iPads.