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Here’s what everyone is talking about this week:

has at least some old papers on microfiche, but I’ve never actually used them. Hope

Is there a way to browse past issues of the Times? The library says to bring a list and they’ll look them up. My “list” is quite long and many I’m not sure of the exact dates. I’d be happy to do the look ups myself. Any help you could give would be greatly appreciated!

further back than that, it gets kind of complicated. Option one: We keep actual hard copies of the paper going back one year from today’s date in our offices in a big binder.

You’re welcome to come in and look through those. We have digital copies of all of our papers going back to January 2008. They are, however, unfortunately not searchable, so if you know the date( s), you’re good, but you can’t just search for “ Blue Devils football” or whatever. Option two: Many of our news stories are actually available from a quick Google search just using a keyword search with “ theeveningtimes. com” in the search bar. That covers virtually all of our front- page news and sports stories going back to 2002, when the web site was launched. There’s a similar search option on the web site itself, but you have to be a subscriber to get full access.

Option three: And this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but we do not keep back issues. The original Crittenden Publishing building burned in 2006 and any old papers were destroyed in the fire. I’ve been told the Memphis Central Library this helps]

*** The road going into sunset off highway 77 is nothing but big holes in all lanes. Do you think somebody could come out and fix it before somebody breaks an axle there. [ Editor’s Note: As someone who used to go that way to school when Phelix Elementary housed the Marion School District’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade classes, I can personally testify that road has ALWAYS been in terrible shape. In fact, it was more pothole than road when I took that route on my trusty Schwinn Predator bicycle, and that was 35 years ago! I guess it just wasn’t a priority then and it doesn’t seem to be one now. I’m not even really sure whose jurisdiction that neglected stretch

of road falls under]

*** An election time comes soon, I am a citizen of Crawfordsville, and this year 2 men running for office of Mayor. As citizens of our town, we need to have a debate between Mayor Joe Marotti and Sterling Briggs. We would like to know what your plans are for our town. Are you wanting to make progress, continue to see new homes built, bring new ideas to office. Our town has stepped up to have a new restaurant, the Exxon station at the highway. And our Fall Festival has been a success from 2007 to present. Do you want to make our town cleaner and make the owners do there share to get the junk picked up and we can have a nicer and cleaner town. I hope the men will come together and present their plans for our town. [ Editor’s Note: These are apparently the hard- hitting questions the concerned people of Crawfordsville want to know about. Ball’s in your court, candidates]

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