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Monday, Sep. 22, 2014
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Cougar Queen Contestants (09/22/14)
One of three North Putnam High School senior girls will be crowned 2014 fall homecoming queen at halftime of Friday's 7 p.m. football game against visiting rival Greencastle. Queen candidates are (from left) Ricki Evans, Samantha Flannelly and Olivia Zarate. ...
Chip-and-seal project on tap for State Road 75 (09/22/14)
NEW MAYSVILLE -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that maintenance crews will begin a pavement preservation project on State Road 75 in Hendricks County on or after Wednesday, Sept. 24, weather permitting. SR 75 is scheduled to be chip-and-sealed from U.S. 36 to State Road 236...
Food Pantry looking for more donations and new director (09/21/14)
The Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry is desperately in need of funding and food donations. And very soon, a new director. As of Wednesday, the pantry has served 466 adults and 264 children with a total number of households at 241 -- the equivalent to 6,570 meals...
Cornerstone to hold youth conference Sept. 27 (09/21/14)
In an effort to bring young children and teens together the Unashamed Youth Ministry of the Cornerstone Baptist Church will once again be hosting a free youth conference at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 5-11 p.m. Like previous years, the conference aims to help bring together the youth of Putnam County together, no matter what their faith may be...
Taste Treats (09/21/14)
The fifth Taste of Putnam County event Saturday at the Dixie Chopper Business Center provided local residents a chance to sample items on the menus of local eateries. Patty Shugars (above) of Mill Pond Health Campus, which won the Golden Plate Award, dishes up a plate featuring a roast beef slider and cheesy potato soup for one hungry attendee, while Jackie Hopkins of Moore's Bar ladles up some loaded chicken and dumpling soup for a customer. ...
Retirement party set for Capt. Hanlon Wednesday (09/21/14)
The public is invited to join the Greencastle Police Department as it says goodbye to veteran Police Officer Capt. Mike Hanlon, who is retiring after more than 30 years of service to the department and the community. "Please come out and thank Capt. Mike Hanlon for his service as he leaves the Greencastle Police Department and starts a new adventure in life," Greencastle Police Chief Tom Sutherlin urged...
United Way kickoff slated at Myers' aniversary barbecue (09/21/14)
The United Way of Putnam County will kick off its 2014-15 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 27 in partnership with Myers' Market's first anniversary Barbecue Fest. Myers' Market, 302 E. Washington St., Greencastle, is helping kick off the annual United We Dine event by donating a portion of its proceeds for the day. ...
Watch the Birdie (09/21/14)
Using 19th-century photo skills and equipment Saturday, R. T. Hartsaw, a Putnam County native, takes a photo of Saraellen and Harl Peters of Greencastle at the Putnam County Museum. Hartsaw's efforts produced a tintype, like the earlier one in the developing stages featuring the likeness of Jet and Danielle Kaiser of Greencastle...
Cab service now available in Greencastle (09/21/14)
Using his grandmother as inspiration and having a strong desire to help the community, Putnam County native David Evens has officially launched a full service cab company, A Cab, in Greencastle. "My grandmother was my inspiration," Evens said. "Fifteen years ago, she rode a cab into town every single day in Greencastle. I think this community sorely needed a full service cab company and it has fulfilled two purposes in my life and that's serving the community and making a living doing that."...
Nolan's Ninjas whiffleball tourney to take place Sept. 27 (09/21/14)
The family of Nolan O'Hair, a little boy who suffers from the effects of autism, is seeking participants for the second annual whiffleball tournament, which will benefit the benefit the Autism Speaks Foundation on Saturday, Sept. 27. The double-elimination whiffle ball tournament, will take place on the baseball diamonds behind Fillmore Elementary beginning at 11 a.m...
Fillmore chicken sign returned (09/21/14)
FILLMORE -- The case of the missing chicken has been solved, partially at least. Fillmore Town Marshal Darrel Bunten reported that the 55th Annual Fillmore Chicken Barbecue sign, which was stolen on Friday, Sept. 12 from the Crown Industires lawn has been returned...
DePauw to host Eat Local Challenge, Farmers Market Tuesday afternoon (09/21/14)
In an effort to get the community to eat local, DePauw University and Bon Appetit will be hosting their inaugural Eat Local Challenge, which will coincide with a Farmer's Market on Tuesday afternoon. Both events are set to begin at 11 a.m. outside the Hub on campus with the Eat Local Challenge ending at 2 p.m. and the Farmer's Market at 4 p.m...
GPD taking back unwanted prescription drugs Sept. 27 (09/21/14)
The public will have another opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs, thanks to the efforts of Greencastle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Residents are invited and encourged to bring their medications to Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St., for proper disposal on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Non-food pantry distribution set for Saturday (09/21/14)
The Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 pm on Saturday, Sept. 27, in the parish hall at 520 E. Seminary St., Greencastle. In order to be eligible for those items, persons must bring proof of Putnam County residence...
Pedal and Pound People (09/21/14)
A bright and beautiful Saturday morning sent dozens of walkers and riders to the People Pathways for the trail organization's Pedal and Pound event along the Putnam County portion (Greencastle to Coatesville) of the Vandalia Trail. Among the riders celebrating the completed section of the trail, Joe and Sherri Reagin of Lizton who started at the Coatesville end. ...
A Second Helping (09/21/14)
The Taste of Putnam County produced a repeat winner of the Golden Plate Award Saturday in Mill Pond Health Campus. Mill Pond food service director Patty Shugars accepts the award from Greencastle Chamber President Brett Hurley as Brooke Trissel (left) and Don Smith of Mill Pond hold their banner. Those attending the event voted for the booth with the best food...
I-70 traffic stop turns into two arrests (09/21/14)
BRAZIL -- Making a somewhat routine traffic stop on Interstate 70 Saturday night, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne endded up arresting a Kentucky driver and his passenger on a variety of charges. At 11:15 p.m., the Putnamville trooper stopped an eastbound gold 2000 Nissan for improper lane change and following too closely near the 21-mile marker, two miles west of State Road 59, in Clay County...
Russellville Remembers (09/21/14)
Going to a knee in an attempt to make a catch, Kathryn Kinsel takes part in the water balloon toss Saturday at the Adolescent Depression and Awareness Event in Russellville. Organized in memory of Dalton Thrush, who took his life last month, proceeds from the event went first to helping the Thrush family with funeral expenses and then to youth suicide prevention programs...
From the Heart (09/21/14)
Surronded by Walmart associates and family members (above) Saturday afternoon, cancer patient Yvonne Dwigans receives a $1,715 check from Transportation Manager Todd Stoltey at a Walmart Heart Event Saturday at the Greencastle Walmart Transportation Center. ...
Pianist Nissman to open Faculty Select Series at DePauw (09/21/14)
On Wednesday evening, local audiences have the opportunity to hear one of the great proponents of romantic pianism perform in the intimacy of Thompson Recital Hall, when DePauw University is honored to present internationally recognized pianist Barbara Nissman for the opening concert on the School of Music's Faculty Select Series...
Congressional candidate John Dale comes to Roachdale (09/19/14)
ROACHDALE -- Coffee and lemonade were served alongside politics at the Roachdale Meeting House Thursday evening as John Dale, District 4 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives, came to speak with voters. Dale's first trip to Roachdale was geared toward meeting voters, getting them to discuss the issues he thinks are both important and problematic in Congress...
Finger Lickin' Good (09/19/14)
It was the perfect weather for the 55th Annual Fillmore Fireman's Chicken Barbecue on Friday evening as hundreds of people showed up for not only the food, but for the live music by Cowboy Casanova. Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Darrell Bunten (left) receives some help from James Boles, the son of Fillmore firefighter James Boles Sr., during the event to keep up with the high demand. ...
N. Putnam OKs construction money, mulls leaving NEOLA (09/19/14)
BAINBRIDGE -- At its monthly meeting Thursday night, the North Putnam School Board heard construction project updates, addressed leaving NEOLA and approved changing financial advisory firms. The board heard a construction project update from Johnson-Melloh and approved funding for the second phase of construction, which includes ongoing work at Bainbridge Elementary...
Free Dental Friday (09/19/14)
With the help of dental assistant Angie Pelfrey, Dr. Dennis Knuth works on one of the 53 patients who visited his Hometown Dental office Friday at 1113 Indianapolis Rd., Greencastle. For the second year, Dr. Knuth and his staff offered Free Dental Friday for adults who need dental care but believe they cannot afford it. ...
PCPL to offer Chess lessons Tuesday (09/19/14)
The Putnam County Public Library will offer Chess with James on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m. This is monthly program is free and open to all ages and designed for participants to either learn the game of chess or to play and improve their skills...