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Friday, Apr. 17, 2015
Opinion Column
My child arrived just the other day (04/07/15)
On a bookcase in the front room of my parents' old house, a pair of books stood side by side. One white and one light blue, they were a pair of baby books. You know the sort, it has a place to put the clipping from your birth announcement, a place for your family tree, your baby stats, first word, date of first steps and dozens of pictures...
Opinion Column
Odds are it's all a numbers game (04/07/15)
George Orwell warned us. Some day we'd just be a number. Even concocted a four-digit title for what in 1948 was a futuristic look at a totalitarian society -- "1984." And here we are more than 30 years later than our once-and-future future. What are the odds?...
Letter to the Editor
American Red Cross says thank you (04/07/15)
To The Editor: The Putnam County Leadership team of the American Red Cross wishes to thank all those who participated and attended our recent annual Chili Supper. This event and its success would not be possible without the help and support of the Putnam County community. Special gratitude and recognition goes to our sponsor, The Waters of Greencastle, and our partners Sounds Unlimited, National Guard Armory, Delta Theta Tau, Putnam Inn, Him & Her and Boy Scout Troop 99...
Letter to the Editor
Discrimination cloaked under guise of freedom (04/07/15)
To The Editor: As someone who was born and raised in Putnam County and whose roots go back generations in the state, I am disheartened by the governor's decision to sign The Religious Freedom Restoration Act. In a state that does not have a law to prohibit sexual orientation discrimination in both the public and private sectors, the governor has now signed a law that legalizes anti-gay discrimination...
Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor (03/24/15)
Inaugural Women's Ministries event a success To the Editor: The Center for Women's Ministries wishes to thank the communities of Cloverdale and Greencastle for their assistance in our recent fundraiser the inaugural Chili Dinner and Purse Auction. The event was a tremendous success and the center thanks each person who came to enjoy the food, music and fun auction...
State news
  • Elkhart newspaper takes top honors in IAPME contest
    INDIANPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -- Anne Christnovich, Tim Vandenack, Sarah Welliver and the staff of The Elkhart Truth won top honors at the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors' awards ceremony Friday for their coverage of the five-year aftermath of the Great Recession....
  • 24 new HIV cases reported in Indiana outbreak, 130 total
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana county at the heart of an HIV outbreak has seen a "significant increase" in the number of cases more than two weeks into a short-term needle exchange program approved by Gov. Mike Pence, state health officials said Friday....
  • Gary bishop, Notre Dame chief react to Cardinal George death
    GARY, Ind. (AP) -- Catholic leaders in Indiana are praising the late Cardinal Francis George as a dedicated servant to the church....
  • Pence signs into law bill expanding use of overdose drug
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Gov. Mike Pence has signed into law a bill that immediately allows Indiana residents to obtain and use a drug that can reverse heroin overdoses in their relatives, friends and loved ones....
  • Death penalty sought in suspected Indiana serial killings
    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana prosecutors filed a request Friday seeking the death penalty against a man charged in the slayings of two women and suspected in the deaths of five other women whose bodies were found last fall in abandoned homes in Gary....

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