Southmont Youth Football Sign-up


The Southmont Youth Football Program will be holding registration for the 2014 football season on Sunday May 4th from Noon to 5:00 P.M. and Wednesday May 7th from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Registration and skills assessment activities will be combined this year and will be held in the field house at South Montgomery High School. Eligible participants should be in Kindergarten through 6th grade for the upcoming 2014-15 school year. This registration is for flag and tackle football players as well as cheerleaders for all age groups. Southmont Youth Football Program is a USA Heads Up Football certified program.

General Lew Wallace Study Civil War Lecture Series



The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host a series of Civil War lectures throughout the year to coincide with the Museum’s annual exhibit, Vindication: Lew Wallace in 1864.
The fourth lecture of the series will be on Thursday, May 1, with Alan Hinds, Civil War historian and past president of the Indianapolis Civil War Roundtable. Hinds will discuss the battle of Mobile Bay, one of the few naval engagements between the North and South, in detail through handouts and sequential battle charts. Crawfordsville’s General Edward Canby was present with the land troops during this campaign.

The lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Carriage House Interpretive Center. This lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited. Please call the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum at 765-362-5769 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.  

Four additional lectures are planned throughout the year. Topics include Civil War relief work and Sherman’s march to the sea. The next lecture is on June 26 and will cover the origins of the Confederacy. This lecture series is made possible through a grant from the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Ladoga-Clark Twp. Book and Bake Sale


The Ladoga-Clark Twp. Friends of the Library are having a Book and Bake Sale Thursday, May 1st, 1-7pm; Friday, May 2nd, 10-5pm; and
Saturday, May 3rd, 9-1pm; with $1 per bag of books on Saturday from 12-1pm. On Wednesday, April 30th, 4-6pm-Friends of the Library Only Pre-Sale

Governor Pence's FEMA Appeal


Governor Mike Pence received word today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has granted his appeal for federal assistance for the severe winter storms that impacted much of the state from January 5-9 this year.

The major disaster declaration from FEMA will allow grants to 19 counties. The state can now request assistance for additional counties.

“This has been an arduous process, but the outcome is good news for Hoosiers,” said Governor Pence. “These grants will provide millions to local governments and select nonprofits that are hurting financially, and I congratulate the counties, cities, and towns for their perseverance.”

Counties granted public assistance include: Boone, Clay, Hendricks, Huntington, Jasper, Kosciusko, Madison, Morgan, Newton, Noble**, Owen*, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Tipton, Vigo, Wabash, White and Whitley**.

All counties except Owen (designated by asterisk) also will receive 48 hours of snow assistance. Noble and Whitley counties (designated by two asterisks) will be provided 72 hours of snow assistance.

FEMA public assistance grants will pay 75 percent of eligible expenses for damage to roads, bridges, utilities, debris removal, buildings’ contents and equipment, water control facilities, parks and recreational facilities, and others, as well as emergency protective measures like traffic control and rescue operations in the aforementioned counties. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security will work with FEMA and local agencies to document allowable expenses.

Lew Wallace Study & Museum ArchiCamp


The General Lew Wallace Study & Museum will host ArchiCamp in partnership with Indiana Landmarks. The two-day camp will be held June 17-18, 2014, and is open to students ages 8-12. The camp costs $25 and scholarships are available.

ArchiCamp is an architecture-based camp that uses historic architecture to educate and excite children about local history and instills stewardship and responsibility for our cultural heritage.

During the two-day camp, students will learn about Crawfordsville’s architectural heritage, including the historic Study building. Campers will take walking tours, learn about architectural terms, make miniature stained glass “windows”, build local buildings from cardboard boxes, and learn about careers in historic preservation and discuss preservation successes in our community.

Snacks will be provided each day, but campers should bring a sack lunch.

In order to provide this experience to families for only $25, we rely on donations from organizations, businesses and individuals to sponsor students for $75. If you are interested in sponsoring a local child, or if you would like to register a student for ArchiCamp, please contact Amanda McGuire at (765) 362-5769.