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Preliminary dates set for 2021 Strawberry Festival


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Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Apr 5, 2021 8:41 AM
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. ― Governor Eric Holcomb announced recently that the state mask mandate and other restrictions will end on Tuesday, April 6, leaving the option open for local officials to implement greater restrictions if they are determined to be warranted. Gov. Holcomb has still asked that Indiana residents continue to exercise caution and follow CDC guidance to limit the spread of Covid-19.
Montgomery County Commissioners and Crawfordsville Mayor Todd Barton were recently briefed on the latest Covid-19 data, capacity of the healthcare system, and projections by Montgomery County Health Officer Dr. Scott Douglas. After carefully reviewing local data, current healthcare capacity, and an in-depth discussion, the County Commissioners and Mayor Barton have, at this time, collectively not chosen to enact greater restrictions in Crawfordsville and Montgomery County than those set by Gov. Holcomb and the Indiana State Department of Health.

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Utterback calls it a career with Crawfordsville Police Department

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Mar 17, 2021 11:38 AM
Retired Lt. Hal Utterback of the Crawfordsville Police Department stands in front of a gallery of retired officers at the police station
Crawfordsville’s longest-serving police officer has hung up the uniform.
Lt. Hal Utterback of the Crawfordsville Police Department retired after 41 years patrolling the streets, ending a career that brought him to the front lines of fighting crime and into the lives of middle schoolers learning to say no to drugs.
“I’ve been one of those rare people that has gotten to do exactly what they wanted to do for their entire working career,” he said.

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN, March 10, 2021 — The Board of Directors of the Montgomery County
United Fund would like to invite the public to attend its Annual meeting, which will be held on Tuesday
March 16th, at 5:30 pm on the 3rd Floor of the Fusion 54 building. Social distance protocols will be
followed. Agenda items for the meeting include United Way merger update, election of board members,
and celebration of the 2021 Partner Agencies with allocation presentation.
Attendees can RSVP by calling the Montgomery County United Fund office at 765-362-5484.
For more information about the Montgomery County United Fund, visit their website at

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HomesteadCS using grant to continue helping families

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Mar 3, 2021 9:06 AM
HomesteadCS is proud to announce that they are the recipients of a $35,000.00 grant from State Farm Insurance Company.
HomesteadCS will use State Farm’s donation to continue their efforts to help families avoid foreclosures and evictions in 10 Indiana Counties including, Tippecanoe, Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Putnam, Warren and White. The Consumer Financial Protections Bureaus just announced that 11 million families (nearly 10% of households) are in danger of losing their homes due to COVID19. Our programs are part of the solution to that dire prediction. We expect the need for these programs to grow even larger as delayed evictions and foreclosures begin to reach the court system.

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Local events expected to boost Tourism

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Feb 22, 2021 12:02 PM
Local tourism officials are sounding an optimistic note about events returning this year as the hospitality industry looks to rebound from the coronavirus pandemic.
The planned events include an additional race at Ironman Raceway, which is hosting the Hoosier GNCC in May. Fans are also expected to gather for August’s AMA Pro Racing-sanctioned Ironman National and the GNCC season finale in October.
Plans are also being made for the Strawberry Festival, Taste of Montgomery County, Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race and Crawfordsville Main Street’s summer concerts and lunch events.

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Negele discusses proposed wind, solar farm standards

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Feb 22, 2021 12:16 PM
A bill that would set state standards for commercial wind and solar farms aims to strike a balance between local control and Indiana’s need for renewable energy, the measure’s co-author said.
Debate over House Bill 1381, co-written by State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) was among the topics discussed Saturday at a virtual legislative roundtable sponsored by the Crawfordsville/Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
The bill proposes default rules for developers on the installation and siting of wind turbines and solar panels, and is intended to stop counties from banning development of renewable energy projects.

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CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. - Montgomery County Commissioners have issued a red travel warning effective immediately due to a winter storm producing heavy sn...

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MCCF announces Grants available for 2021

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Feb 15, 2021 11:19 AM
Each year Montgomery County Community Foundation, through the generosity of its donors, is able to offer grants to local nonprofit organizations. This year two competitive grant cycles are scheduled, a spring cycle and a fall cycle, with applications due dates of April 5 and October 11, respectively. Eligible agencies are nonprofits which serve Montgomery County and whose purposes are described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Local governmental entities, such as public schools, are considered when the purposes are charitable. For the complete Grant Guidelines, visit and from the Grants tab, select How to Apply.

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Montgomery County will remain in the Red Advisory Level

Crawfordsville, IN, USA / WCDQ Country 106.3 FM | Country Music
Jan 26, 2021 5:06 PM
CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. ― The Montgomery County Health Department would like to remind residents that Montgomery County will remain in the Red Advisory Level, despite anticipated changes to the color-coded county map on the Indiana State Department of Health’s COVID-19 online dashboard.
Montgomery County is expected to drop out of the Red Zone when the dashboard map reflecting the Weekly Two-Metric Score is updated Wednesday. Still, Montgomery County will continue in the Red Advisory Level for at least one more week in accordance with an Executive Order signed in December and extended by Governor Eric Holcomb last week. The Executive Order requires a county to remain in a less restrictive color zone (orange, yellow or blue) for at least two weeks before the Red Advisory Level mitigation measures and restrictions are removed.

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