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Sunday, June 26, 2016
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New Terrain, Old Friends (06/24/16)
Nothing like hot licks on a warm summer evening as the gospel bluegrass group New Terrain and Friends entertains residents and friends Thursday night at Hickory Creek at Sunset in Greencastle in an evening capped by a round of banana splits. Performing for the appreciative gathering are (from left) Anthony Duncan on bass, Joyce Terrell on mandolin, Nelson Terrell on lead guitar, Al Little on guitar and Loren Henderson on banjo...
Creative Putnam map contest set (06/24/16)
The Greencastle Arts Council (GAC), in conjunction with the Putnam County Bicentennial Committee and the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCCVB), have announced a creative competition that will commission one Putnam County artist or team of artists to design a creative map of Putnam public art and arts destinations...
CVB director stresses marketing to Chamber (06/24/16)
Marketing isn't quite Nancy Mark's middle name but it seems it soon might be. For the new Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) executive director told Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce board members Thursday afternoon that marketing of the community and digital marketing to promote a new CVB website will be essential to operations of the tourism agency...
Bray to serve as vice chairman of Interim Study Committee (06/24/16)
District 37 State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) will serve as vice chairman of the Interim Study Committee on Government during the summer and fall months to help prepare for the 2017 session of the General Assembly. Bray will also serve on the following study committees and council:...
Local companies honored for new production facility (06/24/16)
CLOVERDALE -- An effort to buy local on a 2015 building project garnered a nationwide award for two Putnam County companies. H & L Enterprises of Marion Township and Midwest Calcium Carbonates (MCC) of Cloverdale were honored by Chief Buildings as one of the company's top new buildings of 2015...
Christfest concert coming to Green Center July 9 (06/24/16)
Saturday, July 9 marks the third-annual Christfest event at DePauw University's Green Center. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the concert beginning at 3 p.m. Tickets will be available to adults for $15 and $10 for children under the age of 12. Tickets are currently available at www.christfestpc.com...
Fireworks laws Hoosiers need to know (06/24/16)
Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. "Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage," State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said. "We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly."...
At the Library June 27-July 2 (06/24/16)
June 27- July 2 Monday, June 27 -- Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m.-noon Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games or music in the background. -- Lunch Bunch, 12:30-1:15 p.m. Bring your own sack lunch to the library and listen to a chapter book read aloud...
Calendar of Events (06/24/16)
Today Euchre, Putnam County Museum, 6 p.m. Greencastle VFW Post 1550 weekly drawing, every Saturday, 6:30 p.m. Members must sign up by 6 p.m. Call the post at 653-3018 with questions. Greencastle Moose Lodge, darts at 7 p.m. Candlelight meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m., Gobin Memorial UMC. An open discussion meeting...
Elks Scholars (06/24/16)
Greencastle Elks Lodge 1077 recently awarded three annual scholarships. Winners of the $800 individual scholarships were Connor Ganly and Chelsea Jones, while Ellen Gobert won the $1,000 Bob Berry Award. The presentations were made by Elks Exalted Ruler Don Owen and Elks member Scott Dismukes. ...
Who's News (06/24/16)
A Reelsville native has been selected as one of the 20 incoming students to receive the President's Scholarship at Indiana State University. ALYSSA YOCOM is the daughter of Steven Kent and Jennifer Yocom. She participated in Spanish Club, National Honor Society and multiple community service projects at Clay City High School...
Soul Harvest Church expands (06/24/16)
CLOVERDALE -- Soul Harvest Church has announced the beginning of a three-phase building project. The church has outgrown its existing facilities and currently conducts three services each Sunday to accommodate the growing congregation. Excavation is under way for a 20,000-square foot addition that will house a 585-seat sanctuary, a fully-functional café, modern nurseries, spacious classrooms for children and teens, new bathrooms, a media production studio and a lighted, asphalt parking lot...
Upcoming VBS (06/24/16)
With summer break upon us, a number of local churches are conducting vacation Bible school. Send VBS listings for your church to jjernagan@bannergraphic.com. Roachdale Christian Church VBS will take children "Around the World" at Roachdale Christian Church on June 26 through July 1...
GCSC announces superintendent selection process, timetable (06/23/16)
A schedule for the selection of a new superintendent, to succeed Dawn Puckett, was approved Monday during Greencastle School's monthly public session. Puckett, who will maintain her current role as superintendent until Aug. 31 to help with the start of the upcoming school year, spent nearly 30 years as an educator, including the past four years as GCSC superintendent...
In the Spirit of Shakespeare (06/23/16)
A pair of Putnam County Playhouse Youth Workshop productions will tackle Shakespear's "Julius Caesar" with a few special touches of their own. The plays are set for 7 p.m. Saturday on the Hazel Day Longden Theatre stage in Greencastle. The middle school production features actors taking a stab at Caesar (played by Brenigan Warren). ...
Keeping Kids Safe (06/23/16)
In support of the annual Child Safety, Bullying and Drug Education program, Putnamville Correctional Facility Superintendent Brian Smith (right) presents a $500 check to Putnam County Sheriff Scott Stockton. Conducted in concert with the National Child Safety Council, the program is an effort by the sheriff's department to keep kids safe and drug free...
Area 30 adds seven courses to programs (06/23/16)
The Area 30 Career Center board has approved the addition of seven courses to the 2016-17 program inventory for Area 30. Eminence High School added "Agriculture Power Structure and Technology" and Greencastle High School added "Mechanical Drafting and Design."...
Greencastle area kids to receive free dental care (06/23/16)
Local children will have the opportunity to receive free dental services from Dr. John Wadas, Dr. Samantha Blaha and their dental team at Dental Care of Greencastle as part of Kids' Free Dentistry Day. The event will take place on Friday, July 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Dental Care of Greencastle office, 1012 Mill Pond Drive, Suite A...
Brazil Band to feature Hoosier Broadway link (06/23/16)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band presents "Hoosier Band: Marching Down Broadway" Sunday June 26, starting at 8 p.m., rain or shine in Forest Park. The Brazil Band and Director Matthew S. Huber will continue the Indiana Bicentennial with "Super Service" written by Brazil native J. Gus Davis, honoring all his musicians and "Abraham Lincoln March" by Edwin Franko Goldman who spent time in Terre Haute as a child...
Fireworks July 2 at Raccoon SRA (06/23/16)
Raccoon State Recreation Area will have its annual Beach Bash and fireworks display on Saturday, July 2. The fireworks display this year will be the largest ever held at Raccoon SRA. It will celebrate not only Independence Day, but also Indiana State Parks' 100th anniversary and the 200th anniversary of Indiana statehood...
Putnam County unemployment rate best in months at 4.3% (06/23/16)
Recording its best jobless rate in more than nine months, Putnam County posted a 4.3 percent mark for May in the latest figures released this week by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). That 4.3 percent figure -- the county's best mark since posting an identical jobless number nine months ago -- puts Putnam County near the middle of the pack among Indiana's 92 counties...
Baird to serve on Agriculture, Natural Resources summer study committee (06/23/16)
District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) will be serving on the Interim Study Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources. In preparation for the 2017 legislative session, which begins in January, interim study committee members meet to examine assigned topics, gather testimonies and identify potential legislation...
Spear Corp. to seek abatement on second warehouse building (06/23/16)
Two years into a tax abatement agreement with Putnam County, things are going well for Spear Corp. Things are going so well, in fact, that the Roachdale-based manufacturer of commercial pool equipment is looking to expand again. Founder Jim Spear told the Putnam County Council on Tuesday that the company has already exceeded the employment growth estimated when the last abatement was approved...
No simple solution to Keightly Road problems (06/22/16)
A half-mile stretch of road on the south side of Greencastle has city and county officials scratching their heads. Keightly Road, which runs from U.S. 231 in front of the Putnam County Jail west to Cemetery Road, is in poor shape by any measure. Running west from the south side of the jail, the road is marked with large potholes, some of them dominating half of the narrow, two-lane roadway...
Fireworks laws Hoosiers need to know (06/22/16)
Fireworks season has arrived, and the State Fire Marshal is reminding all Hoosiers to be mindful of fireworks laws when celebrating this summer. "Fireworks can be very entertaining to watch, but there are laws in place that are often overlooked when it comes to their usage," State Fire Marshal Jim Greeson said. "We want for everyone to enjoy their summer, but we also want them to do so responsibly."...