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Friday, Apr. 25, 2014
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Cougar track comes up short against Tri-West (04/25/14)
North Putnam vs. Tri-West Monday Team Scores: Tri West: 72.5 North Putnam 47.5 Event Place/Name/Time, Height, or Distance 4x800 Relay 1. Tri West (9:50) 2. North Putnam (9:55) 110 H 1. Kinch TW (17.47) 2.Kaufman NP (17.57) 3. Hodges NP (20.03)...
Indy Smoke No Hot Air (04/24/14)
The Indiana Smoke placed secend at the Indy UFO Tournament last weekend.
Golf Sponsors Tee It Up (04/24/14)
Sponsors for the 24th annual Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble set for Friday, May 9 at Clover Meadows Golf Course are (from left) Diane Priest of PNC Bank, Larry Taylor of Taylor Made Awards and Promotions, Melanie Boesen of Ivy Tech, Mike Murphy of HMSB Insurance, Michael Clampitt of North Salem State Bank, Josh Richardson of First National Bank, James Knoebel of At Home Realty, Nancy Michael of FNB, Tyler Cox of At Home Realty, Bret Hurley of Bret Hurley Construction, Bobby Caldwell of Dever Distributing, Richard Wright of Comcast Business Class, Nick York of York Automotive, and Chamber Executive Director Tammy Johnson. ...
Cloverdale council approves new utility rate (04/24/14)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Storm Water Board and the Cloverdale Town Council met for a special meeting on Tuesday evening to proceed with a new ordinance, which will enact a storm water utility rate. This new rate was deemed necessary to increase the town's chances of receiving a $500,000 storm water grant...
Arbor Day Tree Planting (04/24/14)
Steadying a Newport red plum tree as its planted Thursday afternoon just south of the softball diamond at Robe-Ann Park, Greencastle Park Director Rod Weinschenk instructs William Wallace (left), Dustin Byrd (behind tree) and Cody Surface (right) on properly filling in the hole to anchor the tree...
Downtown flower box contest to help herald arrival of spring (04/24/14)
Spring is in the air, which means more feet on the sidewalks, which will certainly be true of downtown Greencastle now that many of the projects created by the Stellar Grant are finishing up. It also means that the Farmer's Market will open soon, and graduation weekends for both DePauw and Greencastle Schools will be around the corner...
Eagle coaching job homecoming for Dean (04/24/14)
South Putnam found the future of its boys' basketball program by looking to the past. On Monday, the school board approved the hiring of Greg Dean as the new Eagle coach. A 1999 South Putnam graduate, Dean has spent the last four years as the head coach at West Washington High School...
Tree City, Growth awards continue for Greencastle (04/24/14)
The most famous tree in Indiana may have taken root in the courthouse at Greensburg but for sustained tree growth, the Decatur County seat has nothing on Greencastle. For the 15th straight year Greencastle has received recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community, it was announced by the DNR Division of Forestry. Greencastle was again cited for its continued commitment to effective urban forestry management...
Putnam jobless rate better as Indiana figures keep shining (04/24/14)
While Indiana's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continued to drop further below the national rate in March, there also was some better news for the Putnam County jobless picture. At 5.9 percent, the rate of unemployment in the Hoosier State is now at its lowest point since July 2008 and has declined by two percent over the year, which was the third largest decline in the nation...
Grand opening slated Saturday for Cloverdale FFA greenhouse (04/24/14)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale FFA greenhouse will have its grand opening on Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It will then be open Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9-1 until the end of the school year or until it sells out. Bedding plants, vegetables, strawberries, herbs, planters, hanging baskets and more will be available...
Square dance team starting for local teens (04/24/14)
Local teens interested in joining a square dance team will have the chance to learn more on Sunday, April 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The group is open to students in grades 7-12 and while it is sponsored by 4-H, students do not need to be 4-H'ers to join...
Community Reiki Share program set for Saturday afternoon at Gobin (04/24/14)
The Greencastle Community Reiki Share program is set for Saturday, April 26 from 1:30-4 p.m. at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. Local Reiki practitioners offer half-hour introductory sessions to this natural, complementary healing system. Suggested donation for participation is $5...
Business After Hours set for April 29 at Dixie Chopper Business Center (04/24/14)
The April session of the monthly Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours social and networking event is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport off Ballard Lane. The 5-7 p.m. get-together for Chamber members and their guests is being sponsored by At Home Realty, Bret Hurley Construction, Heather Taylor State Farm Insurance and Black Diamond Contractors...
Mountain Man Rendezvous set for this weekend (04/24/14)
BRIDGETON -- The 22nd annual Mountain Man Rendezvous is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, April 26-27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors can enjoy a taste of authentic pre-1840s living in a historic setting by walking through the Mountain Man encampment complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale...
Dine with a Doc to feature Dr. Mahesh Sreedasyam (04/24/14)
Senior Education Ministries Inc. presents Dine with a Doc on the fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m.-noon at Greencastle Christian Church. Dine with a Doc is a free program that welcomes the local senior public to hear the doctor of the month present an educational topic with lunch...
Putnam County Hospital offers diabetes nutrition class May 5 (04/24/14)
Putnam County Hospital will host a diabetes nutrition class on Monday, May 5 for members of the community. Included in the instruction are food label reading, portion control and carbohydrate counting. Registered dietitian Sharon Black will lead the class...
Pence signs Second Service for Veterans legislation (04/24/14)
Legislation creating the Second Service for Veterans program was signed into law Thursday by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. Co-sponsored by District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle), Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 331 establishes the program to help connect veterans with a job in the teaching profession...
Lilly Fellowship (04/24/14)
Greencastle Community Schools music educator, Jill Dombrowski recently received a $10,000 Eli Lilly Endowment Creativity Fellowship. This special grant is awarded to teachers, librarians and administrators annually across the state. The purpose of this fellowship, funded by the Lilly Endowment Fund, is to encourage and support renewal of teacher creativity. ...
South Putnam FFA (04/24/14)
The South Putnam Livestock Judging team competed at the Area Contest on April 16 at the Clay County Fairgrounds. This particular team looks at classes of beef cattle, hogs, sheep and goats and is asked to judge them based on carcass quality, structure and breeding ability. ...
Mishap at I-70/231 results in driver's arrest on drug counts (04/23/14)
CLOVERDALE -- Indiana State Police officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident Wednesday morning at the westbound exit ramp of Interstate 70/U.S. 231 interchange in Cloverdale. There were no injuries reported in the 10:06 a.m. accident. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper DuJuan Pressley-McFadden revealed a 2012 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Ginny Sue Gregory, 52, of Cedar Hill, Mo., was exiting I-70 when her vehicle struck a 2005 GMC pickup in the rear at the U.S. 231 stoplight...
Coatesville man, 49, gets maximum sentence for illegal firearms operation (04/22/14)
A 49-year-old Coatesville man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced. Jackie Richardson was sentenced Tuesday on one count of unlawfully possessing a machine gun and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm...
Successful FEMA appeal could mean nearly $200,000 for local agencies (04/22/14)
The announcement by Gov. Mike Pence Tuesday morning that FEMA granted the state's appeal for federal assistance for severe winter storms of early January met with surprised delight from Putnam County emergency leaders. "That's good news. Wow," Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Tom Helmer said. "That is good news."...
Putnam County Commissioners weighing mapping data decision (04/22/14)
The decision on a question raised at a previous meeting about the possible sale of global information system (GIS) information from the county's mapping system will wait for another day. The Putnam County Commissioners said Monday evening that they are still considering whether to agree to the terms that would allow WTH, the vendor that maintains the county's GIS system, to sell the information to companies that request it...
Catching Air (04/22/14)
With sunshine finally deciding to peak out from a long winter, Isiaih Ash soars over the spine at Robe-Ann skatepark on Tuesday evening. There were a dozen or so young adults riding scooters, rollerblades, BMX bikes and skateboards; a sign that perhaps spring is catching on...
South Putnam board accepts bids for construction projects (04/22/14)
The South Putnam School Board has chosen to move forward with construction projects both at the high school and Central Elementary as well as adding additional parking at Central Elementary. Representatives from Schmidt Associates, Kyle Miller and Steve Schaecher, came before the board once again with three bid offers for the projects with all bids coming in much higher than originally estimated. ...