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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
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Heritage Wall addition unveiled Friday by Preservation Society (05/02/16)
During May 6 First Friday events, a newly-minted plaque mounted on the Heritage Wall in downtown Greencastle will be unveiled at 5 p.m., honoring Extension Homemakers for significantly enhancing the quality of life in this area for many decades. Putnam County Purdue Extension Homemakers President Sharon Baldwin was originally presented with the cartouche commemorating a century of history during the Homemakers' Annual Arts and Crafts Show in November by Mike Murphy, then-president of the Heritage Preservation Society (HPS).. ...
Putnamville troopers to participate in 'Click It or Ticket' effort (05/02/16)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police troopers from the Putnamville Post will join officers from more than 250 state and local agencies in Indiana in the federally funded Click It or Ticket campaign. The May 6-30 campaign also includes the Memorial Day holiday weekend and the federally funded Combined Accident Reduction Effort (C.A.R.E.) overtime project...
Deputy's drug stop yields nearly nine pounds of drugs (05/01/16)
A Thursday, April 28 traffic stop by a Putnam County sheriff's deputy resulted in the seizure of nearly nine pounds of methamphetamine and heroin. On Saturday, Sheriff Scott Stockton reported that Maj. Dwight Simmons made a traffic stop of an eastbound 2010 Nissan pickup truck on Interstate 70 for a traffic violation and found it occupied by several people, including children...
Almost Home a political hub? Owner can't fully explain (05/01/16)
When Gail Smith co-founded Almost Home tea room 26 years ago, it had nothing to do with politics. The years have passed and many things have changed -- Almost Home is now a full-fledged restaurant with the Swizzle Stick bar adjoining -- but it still has nothing to do with politics...
Taking Trump to task (05/01/16)
Speaking to an overwhelmingly favorable crowd Sunday evening at Almost Home, Republican vice presidential candidate Carly Fiorina nonetheless took aim at GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Less than 48 hours from the pivotal Indiana primary, Fiorina used most of her nine-minute speech to extol the positives of Sen. Ted Cruz, her running mate who trails Trump in most state polls of likely Republican voters...
Carly Fiorina visits Greencastle (05/01/16)
A full house packed to standing-room-only greeted Heidi Cruz and Ted Cruz's running mate Carly Fiorina as they visited Almost Home Restaurant and Swizzle Stick Bar on the courthouse square Sunday evening. After introductory remarks by Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Heidi Cruz spoke to the crowd about what her husband would do as president and who he is as a person...
Inaugural First Friday of 2016 season coming (05/01/16)
Friday, May 6 will mark the arrival of the 2016 edition of Greencastle First Fridays and a return of monthly spring, summer and fall fun to the Courthouse Square. The inaugural 2016 First Friday will commence at 6 p.m. with live music starting at 7...
Lots of interest, few races (05/01/16)
It's a good thing heated races for president top the Republican and Democrat ballots in the 2016 Indiana Primary Election Tuesday. Because just one contested local race exists on either side of the political aisle -- the battle for the District 3 county commissioner spot on the Republican ballot...
Cruz campaign to make stop in Greencastle today (05/01/16)
Carly Fiorina, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's recently announced running mate, reportedly will be in Greencastle today about 5:30 p.m. The Cruz campaign has called Almost Home restaurant about making arrangements to eat there, a spokesman said...
Where to vote in Tuesday's primary election (05/01/16)
The polls are open for the election from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Putnam County precincts and polling places are: Clinton: Van Bibber Lake Conservancy. Cloverdale 1: Cloverdale High School. Cloverdale 2: Stardust Hills Clubhouse. Cloverdale 3: Cloverdale Town Hall...
Students collaborating on annual spring spectacle of Shakespeare (05/01/16)
DePauw University Theatre's 2015-16 season will close with the annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare on Saturday, May 7 in Moore Theatre within the Green Center for the Performing Arts. The festival marks the end of a semester-long, intensive program between DePauw, Shakespeare & Company and six Putnam County middle and high schools to produce three of Shakespeare's plays...
Master Gardener plant auction set for May 14 (05/01/16)
The second annual Master Gardener plant auction is scheduled for Saturday morning, May 14. Gardeners and future gardeners are invited to gather at the Producers Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. At 9:15 a.m., set-up should be finished, and folks are welcome to come and see this year's offerings. At 10: a.m., the auction will begin...
Tree giveaway set for First Friday, Farmers' Market (05/01/16)
Trees from the Indiana State Nursery will be given away on Friday, May 5 at the May First Friday event in downtown Greencastle. Saturday, May 6 trees will be given away at the Farmers' Market. Putnam County Families in Nature will help hand out the trees. The trees are sponsored by Buzzi Unicem...
At the Library (05/01/16)
PUTNAM COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Monday, May 2 - Saturday, May 7 Monday, May 2 -- Imagination Portal Unplugged, 9 a.m.-noon Enjoy the Imagination Portal without monitors, video games or music in the background. -- Community Help Desk, 2-4 p.m. Computer technician available to give one-on-one assistance using software and electronic devices, and can help diagnose and repair computers and devices...
Farmers' Market to open Saturday (05/01/16)
The Greencastle Farmers' Market starts its eighth season on the square in downtown Greencastle on Saturday, May 7. Everyone is invited to celebrate the end of winter and let their favorite farmers know they are appreciated for providing fresh local food...
Ayden Adler appointed new DePauw School of Music dean (04/29/16)
Ayden Adler, formerly senior vice president and dean of the New World Symphony, America's Orchestral Academy (NWS), has been appointed the new dean of the DePauw University School of Music. Adler will assume leadership of the nation's sixth-oldest private institution for post-secondary music instruction (founded in 1884) and the longest-running in Indiana on July 1, DePauw President-elect D. ...
Sheriff Stockton keeping students clear of trouble (04/29/16)
Be the best you can be. It's an obvious enough piece of advice that it can border on the cliché. But Sheriff Scott Stockton is trying to make it a way of life for Putnam County fifth-graders. The second-year sheriff has been visiting the fifth-grade classes of Putnam County recently, bringing exactly that message along with a book of the same name...
DePauw Professor McKeown named to ISTEP review panel (04/29/16)
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Friday appointed Michelle McKeown, part-time assistant professor of education studies at DePauw University and 2003 graduate of DPU, to the ISTEP review panel created by House Enrolled Act 1395 during the 2016 legislative session...
Help your favorite charity on Give Local Putnam County Day (04/29/16)
Hosted by the Putnam County Community Foundation, Give Local Putnam County is a 24-hour, online giving event that will be held on Tuesday, May 3. Giving begins at 12 a.m and ends at 11:59 p.m. (EST). Secure credit card and debit card donations may be made online at www.pcfoundation.org...
5,000 deer taken by Putnam hunters in past three years (04/29/16)
Putnam County hunters bagged more than 5,000 deer over the past three years, according to data released by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Local hunters are also nothing if not consistent, having killed basically the same number of deer each of the past three years, according to DNR records...
Arbor Day in Tree City USA (04/29/16)
Free computer classes at Heritage Lake clubhouse (04/29/16)
Putnam County Public Library Technology Director Michael Acsbok will be at the Heritage Lake clubhouse on Monday, May 9 to give an overview of technology services offered by the library. Acsbok will be at the lake clubhouse from 1-3 p.m. The library is interested in offering computer classes and one-on-one technology assistance at the Heritage Lake clubhouse and would like to talk to residents to gauge interest. ...
Commissioner candidate Don Walton responds to questions (04/29/16)
The Greencastle League of Women Voters asked the County Commissioner District 3 candidates the following questions: 1. Why are you the best choice for Putnam County voters? (150 words) 2. What issues are you hearing from Putnam County residents that you feel are pressing matters for the county and how will you address them? (150 words)...
Commissioner candidate Mike Clark responds to questions (04/29/16)
The Greencastle League of Women Voters asked the County Commissioner District 3 candidates the following questions: 1. Why are you the best choice for Putnam County voters? (150 words) 2. What issues are you hearing from Putnam County residents that you feel are pressing matters for the county and how will you address them? (150 words)...
Cloverdale marshal charged with theft in Cass County (04/29/16)
LOGANSPORT -- The Cloverdale town marshal has been charged with three felony theft counts in Cass County. Marshal Mike Clark, 54, Cloverdale, is charged with three Class D felony counts of theft. All three relate to Clark's tenure as Galveston town marshal...