‘The Miracle Worker’ opens today at MDT

HILLSBORO — Myers Dinner Theatre will open its second production of the season: The Miracle Worker, today. The show will run through March 25.

The Miracle Worker is an adapted stage play written by American playwright William Gibson. Set in the American South in the 1880s, The Miracle Worker tells the story of real-life Medal of Freedom winner Helen Keller, who suddenly lost her sight and hearing at the age of 19 months, and the extraordinary teacher who taught her to communicate with the world, Annie Sullivan. 

The 1960 Broadway premiere won five Tony Awards including Best Play, and starred Patty Duke as Helen Keller and Anne Bancroft as Annie Sullivan. The 1962 film version earned an Oscar nomination for William Gibson‘s adaptation.

The show is directed by Gray Lynn, who has gathered a talented cast of characters from across the country. The young actress cast as Helen Keller is Gracie Lorton opposite Barbara Barry as Annie Sullivan. The Keller family will be played by Ralph Krumins (Captain Keller), Romy Evans (Kate Keller), Gray Lynn (James Keller), and Lisa Cosby (Aunt Ev). The cast also features Chris Poole (Anagnos, Doctor, Victor) alongside Tori Abston and Gabe Warrick.

Weekday and Saturday matinees begin with dinner at noon and show at 1:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday evening performances start with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 8 p.m. Being that there are not shows everyday, please call for specific dates available. Cost for regular dinner and show is $38; students (ages 4–18) are $27. Group prices are available. Show-only tickets are also available for $25.

For more information or reservations, call 765-798-4902, ext. 2, or visit online at www.myersdt.com.

The theatre is located at 108 Water St., Hillsboro, and is handicapped-accessible.

Pi Day times two begins Saturday

Pi Day will be celebrated the next two Saturdays at the Carnegie Museum of Montgomery County.

Pi Day - Math is schedule for 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Pi Day — Physics is scheduled for

2-4 p.m. March 18. 

Pi Day is officially observed March 14 but the museum decided to bracket the actual celebration and host fun activities. Pi day celebrates the Greek letter Pi — 3.14, representing the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. No matter the size of the circle, Pi is always the same number. Pi is a part of many mathematical formulas and is infinite.

Colin McKinney, a Wabash College professor of mathematics and computer science, will be on hand Saturday to help us explain, celebrate and test Pi. The museum has the first 20,000 digits or so on display for visitors to see how amazing Pi can be.

Other activities slated for Saturday include: creating a Pi skyline, Pi origami, creating a “secret code” Pi bracelet, a Pi scavenger hunt and, of course, pie to eat.

On March 18, Pi Day — Physics will feature Wabash College physics professors and students. There will be a completely different set of activities on that day.

Both events are structured in an open house format, so visitors can come any time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is free and the museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible. The museum is located at 222 S. Washington St.

For more information, call 765-362-4618 or visit the Carnegie Museum page on Facebook.

Brinks truck crash kills 1, injures another

VEEDERSBURG — One is dead and another is seriously injured after a Brinks armored car rolled over on U.S. 41 in Fountain County spilling money all over the roadway.

Just after 10 a.m. Wednesday, emergency crews were called to a rollover crash involving a Brinks armored truck near the intersection of U.S. 41 and U.S. 136 in Veedersburg.

Police say the driver was headed north on U.S. 41 when they believe the wind caused the driver to veer slightly off the roadway. Police believe the driver overcorrected trying to get back onto the roadway, causing the armored truck to flip over into a field.

Authorities said one person was killed and another was airlifted from the scene to Indianapolis. The identities of the victims involved in the crash will not be released at this time.

Man arrested in pot-growing bust

A Crawfordsville man was arrested Wednesday after police said they found marijuana growing in a home.

Marvin J. Prather, 41, faces charges of cultivating marijuana, possession of a Schedule 4 substance and maintaining a common nuisance, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department.

He was being held in the Montgomery County Jail on a $1,000 cash bond.

Deputies responded to a home in the 4900 block of East CR 700N Wednesday morning to assist another agency. Upon arrival, officers discovered a marijuana grow operation, authorities said.

Police said they seized 194 marijuana plants, 50 grams of hashish, two firearms and more than $5,450 in cash from the property.

The Montgomery County Health Department and Indiana Department of Child Services assisted with the investigation.

C.R. 200 South moves forward

The completion of C.R. 200 South took another step forward Wednesday at the Crawfordsville Board of Works and Public Safety meeting.

Mayor Todd Barton asked the board to approve a contract between U.S.I. Engineering and the city for survey work on the property to be purchased from Walmart.

Barton has been in discussion with Walmart Corporation for several months to purchase the final 100 yards of the road project that will connect U.S. 231 South and S.R. 47 South. Barton said it was time for the city to acquire a survey of the property.

“We need to have a survey completed by the city,” Barton said. “U.S.I. Engineering is the company the county used to construct their portion of the road last summer, so they are very familiar with the project.”

Barton said negotiations with Walmart are continuing and he expects to see construction on the road this summer. However, before obtaining final approval he said the city needs the survey and another appraisal of the property the city is wanting to purchase.

The board also approved a right of entry agreement onto the Walmart property so surveyors can do their work.

Division Chief of EMS Paul Miller reported the city is obtaining an additional grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Indiana State Board of Health for hypertension equipment for the new Crawfordsville Mobile Integrated Health Community Paramedic program.

Miller said the equipment will help monitor patients high blood pressure and the gathered information can be sent to the patient’s primary care physician.

Miller also reported he will give a presentation next week at the University of Cincinnati to medical interns concerning the new paramedic program.

Crawfordsville Code Enforcement Officer Barry Lewis received permission from the board to clean up property located at 500 Wilson Ave. Lewis said the owners of the house had been cleaning out the house and there was a lot of old furniture and other materials in the backyard of the property. He said he had been in contact with the out-of-town owners, but they missed the deadline of Monday to have the area cleaned up.

Lewis asked for city street employees to clean the property next week if work is not completed before Monday.

The purchase of new golf course equipment was on the agenda but Barton asked the discussion to be tabled so more information could be gathered.