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Leavenworth nominated for Blue Ribbon

School is second Crawford County elementary nominated for federal award in three years

Three years ago, it was Milltown Elementary School's turn to be in the spotlight. Now, it's another Crawford County Community School Corp. elementary school's time to shine....more >>

A merry Christmas for Crawford schools

ISTEP+ scores among state's best

Last Tuesday night's Crawford County Community School Corp. Board of Trustees meeting provided early Christmas presents in the form of much good news....more >>

G'town considers sale of Broadband

The Georgetown Town Council last Tuesday night discussed year-end budget reports, the possible sale of the town's Broadband system and a wage freeze ordinance....more >>

County employees not immune to increasing insurance costs

With an option of two health insurance policies to choose from, many of the approximately 90 employees of Crawford County met with insurance representatives Thursday to hear the policies explained and to try to understand the complicated differences between the two plans....more >>

Daniels suggests major local government overhaul

Gov. Mitch Daniels indicated on Friday that he would seek support from lawmakers for major changes in local government across the state. His plan includes eliminating most township officials and demanding the consolidation of the smallest school districts in the state....more >>

Recent News

G'town gets 60-day extension from NASB
April 1 deadline gives town officials time to see if O’Brien property remains viable option for sewer plant
December 17, 2008
Last Thursday, representatives of Georgetown approached the New Albany Sewer Board to again request relief from contractual penalties due to kick in on Feb. 1 that would increase Georgetown’s sewer rates by as much as 54 percent ...more >>

Council says good-bye to two members
Also talks with county commissioners about insurance
December 17, 2008
The last Crawford County Council meeting of the year, on Dec. 9, included a touch of melancholy as two outgoing council members were honored with a cake and refreshments, handshakes and many thanks for their service. ...more >>

New Salisbury woman dies in single-car crash
December 17, 2008
A New Salisbury woman died early Sunday morning, Dec. 14, 2008, in a single-car crash. ...more >>

Jury renders Taswell man guilty of child molestation
December 17, 2008
A Crawford County jury found Larry D. Dearborn of Taswell, 32, guilty of three counts of child molesting on Dec. 4. ...more >>

Eckerty Y again target of burglary
December 17, 2008
The Eckerty Y General Store was broken into for the fifth time in a year Thursday night. ...more >>

Suspensions, expulsions no longer fun and games
December 17, 2008
There was a time when Crawford County students who were suspended or expelled from school stayed home for the duration of the suspension or expulsion. Those days are over. ...more >>

Economic outlook: It gets worse before it gets better
December 10, 2008
With unemployment at its highest in years, middle-class Americans all over the country are beginning to feel the pinch of hard times. In November alone, more than 533,000 jobs were lost, bringing the total job loss for the year to 1.9 million and, according to many economists, job recovery could be slow and weak. ...more >>

Skipping school can be costly for students, parents
December 10, 2008
Skipping school is a time-honored tradition. At many high schools, students about to graduate even participate in an unauthorized Senior Skip Day. However, skipping school may not only result in the student being disciplined, it could land parents in jail. ...more >>

Fatal crash on U.S. 150
December 10, 2008
On the afternoon of Dec. 2, Randy Purlee, 58, of Salem was killed in a crash involving his semi-truck and another car on U.S. 150 near Galena. ...more >>

U.S. withdrawal timetable set as Iraqi parliament passes SOFA
Under agreement, U.S. troops to leave Iraqi cities by June 30, 2009, country by Dec. 31, 2011
December 10, 2008
On Nov. 27, while many of us were enjoying our Thanksgiving meals, the Iraqi parliament was ratifying a historic status of forces agreement (SOFA), signed by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari on Nov. 16, that would allow U.S. troops to remain in Iraq until Dec. 31, 2011, but not a day longer. ...more >>

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