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.
July 28, 2014
Two school board members have filed for re-election to the South Montgomery school board. Jerry Kinkead of New Ross and George Spencer of Waveland have filed as of Friday morning. Kinkead represents Walnut Township and Spencer represents Brown Township. Brad Monts, currently the school board president, also has a term that expires in 2014, according to the League of Women Voters "Government Directory" for 2014. In Crawfordsville, school board members Dale Petrie, Alan Plunkett and Ellen Ball have terms that are expiring. In the North Montgomery district, school board members Terresa Hatke, Gerald Hole and Gayle Lough have terms that are expiring. Lough has indicated he will not seek re-election to school board. He is a candidate for Montgomery County Council. Candidates have until noon, Aug. 22, to file for election to school boards in Indiana.
July 28, 2014
Opening this weekend at the Vanity Theater for its Montgomery County debut is "9 to 5: The Musical," which will be a crowd-pleasing, tune-humming, hilarious experience. Set in the late 1970s, this comedic story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, high-energy, and even a little romantic. This summer smash hit, which includes some mild language and adult content, is sure to be a hot ticket and could sell out quickly. Evening show times will be at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 1, 2, 8, 9. Matinees will be at 2:00 p.m. on Aug. 3 and 10. Tickets may be purchased at www.sugarcreekplayers.org or by leaving a message at 765-362-7077. The box office, located at 122 S. Washington Street in Crawfordsville, is open from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour before performances. This show is sponsored by Hay-Bush Mechanical and ServiceMaster.
July 28, 2014
The Montgomery United Fund For You (MUFFY) granted New Beginnings Child Care with $16,000 for general operating expenses on Thursday. MUFFY Board President Tracey Barr (left) said that this gift marked a new direction for MUFFY where the organization could be more nimble in responding to urgent community needs like those that affect working families in Montgomery County. Front row: Tracey Barr presents a check to LaCinda Stephens, Andrea McArthur and Melissa Sperry, the three parents who worked to establish New Beginnings at the former John Beard school building in Crawfordsville. Back row: MUFFY Executive Director David Johnson, MUFFY board member Dave Peach, Dawn Goggin, Director of New Beginnings, Kathy Mennen, member of New Beginnings governing council, and Lisa Cooper, MUFFY board member and Chair of this year’s MUFFY fundraising campaign.
July 22, 2014
7 a.m. - 10 p.m. Breakfast served by Sheep Producers - Sheep building
9 a.m. Goat Show - Arena
9 a.m. Carcass Show - beginning in the swine barn
9 a.m. Tractor Competition - Horse Arena
10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits open - 4-H Bldg. & Exhibit Hall
10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Story Hour, provided by the Montgomery County Extension Homemakers - Entertainment Tent
11 a.m. Montgomery County Master Gardeners Question and Answer Session - Entertainment Tent
1 p.m. 4-H Demonstration Public Speaking Segment - Entertainment Stage
4 p.m. Senior Swine Showmanship - Arena
4 p.m. Animalia Program - Entertainment Tent
4:30 p.m. Frog Jumping Contest, sponsored by Southmont FFA - Outside Arena Entrance
5 p.m. Newspaper Pictures (State Fair entries and Champion winners) Do not bring project - 4-H Bldg.
5:45 p.m. Visions of Praise Performance - Entertainment Tent
5:45 p.m. Beef Grooming - Arena
5:45 p.m. Antique Tractor Parade - Pioneer Assoc.
6 p.m. Waterball - Horse & Pony Practice Ring
7 p.m. Awards & Jr. Leader Installation - 4-H Bldg.
8:30 p.m. Open Mic Night - Entertainment Tent (Open to any band/act that would like to perform)