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Monday, May 30, 2016
Opinion Column
Just an educated guess, but this is tough (05/26/16)
If you check out today's adjacent editorial, you'll get a glimpse of how much impact the retiring teachers and administrators leaving the Putnam County education system this year have had on generations of our children. Ten teachers and/or administrators. Overall 370 years in education. Collectively 319 in Putnam County...
Closing the book on long education careers (05/26/16)
The persuasive power of statistics is often cast aside with the Mark Twain-popularized notion of "lies, damned lies and statistics." And while it may be true statistics can be manipulated to support just about any weak argument, the numbers definitely aren't lying to us today as we come to the end of the 2015-16 school year...
Letter to the Editor
Shredding event a big success (05/26/16)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Board of Realtors, I would like to thank everyone that participated in our Community Shred Event on Saturday, May 14. The event was sponsored by Earl & Co. CPA and the Putnam County Board of Realtors, who covered the cost of the shredding truck and provided the shred service for free...
More big shoes to fill (05/19/16)
Greencastle Community School Corporation has been fortunate these last three-plus years. Following the tumult of the fall of 2012, the school board put a pair of veterans with steady hands in the corporation's two most visible positions. With mid-year vacancies at superintendent and high school principal, the board turned to Dawn Puckett as interim superintendent and Russ Hesler as interim principal in December...
Opinion Column
Mowed down at home ... it happens (05/19/16)
If there's truly "no place like home," as Dorothy so emotionally postulates in "The Wizard of Oz," then why is it statistics show more than half of all accidents occur in such familiar surroundings? Fact is, most of my memorable missteps have occurred elsewhere...
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