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Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
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No notable local filings in final week (02/05/16)
Noon on Friday marked the end of the primary election filing period with no new candidates for county-level offices over the last week. The primary ballot is set at the county level, with Republican candidates for each office, and two contested races, Don Walton and Mike Clark for District 3 county commissioner as well as Gene Beck, Phil Gick, Larry Parker and Jim Wright for three county council at-large seats...
All clear after bomb threat at Cloverdale Schools (02/05/16)
CLOVERDALE -- Authorities had a serious response to a bomb threat made by a Cloverdale Middle School student as a "joke" Thursday night. According to Superintendent Greg Linton, the school administration received a notification from students around 5 p.m. that a threat had been made online...
Facade work continues downtown; South Jackson RR crossing eyed (02/05/16)
Putting a face on the final stages of Greencastle's Stellar Grant project, facade work continues in several locations in and around the courthouse square area. Moore's Bar, MetroNet and adjacent buildings are getting their construction facials along South Indiana Street...
The Catbird Seat? (02/05/16)
Perched on a little platform attached to a backyard tree in Greencastle's Northwood Addition, one of the pleasingly plump neighborhood squirrels enjoys some nuts on a sunny Friday afternoon. With a weekend warm-up on its way, our furry friend is perhaps squirreling away a little food and carbing up for the cold and snow being predicted for early next week.
Parke County REMC sponsors D.C. trip (02/05/16)
The Parke County REMC will sponsor three students on the annual Indiana Electric Cooperative Youth Tour June 9-16 in Washington, D.C. Students entering their senior year in 2016 will be selected by their local cooperative to participate in the week-long trip. ...
Who's News for Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 (02/05/16)
Parkland College congratulates JACOB ROACH of Cloverdale, who was named to the school's dean's list for fall semester 2015. Students must earn a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for the semester in which they are being honored or achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA for 12 or more hours in the academic year...
$10 million gift for tech initiative brings DePauw to 85% of $300 million goal (02/05/16)
The DePauw University Board of Trustees has accepted a $10 million gift from an unnamed donor to The Campaign for DePauw toward new technology innovation at DePauw, President Brian W. Casey announced Friday. The gift, accepted by the board at its meeting last weekend, will develop a signature Technology Center and Visualization Laboratory to be created an engaging and visible high-tech space where students will learn technology and computing skills...
Feb.12 fundraiser on tap at Danville for Hope Haven (02/05/16)
Hope Haven's therapeutic horseback riding program will have its inaugural "Cheers to Hope Haven" beer and wine-tasting event on Friday, Feb. 12. The 6:30-9:30 p.m. event is scheduled for the Hendricks County Fairgrounds Conference Center in Danville...
Gleaners food giveaway set for Thursday at fairgrounds (02/05/16)
The Gleaners Senior Mobile Pantry will return to Greencastle on Thursday, Feb. 11 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The food giveaway for seniors age 55 and older will be conducted on the west side of the Community Building from 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday...
Arson suspect reportedly set fire to scare estranged wife (02/04/16)
A 27-year-old Greencastle man, charged with arson in the fire that destroyed a South Arlington Street apartment late Saturday night, made his initial appearance in court Wednesday afternoon. Saying only a few words during a brief appearance before Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges, Timothy J. Hubble had a preliminary not-guilty plea entered for him in the case...
Author's Series Talk by historical fiction writer set Feb. 8 at PCPL (02/04/16)
The Putnam County Public Library has announced a special visit by prominent young adult historical fiction author Michaela MacColl on Monday Feb. 8. MacColl will give a talk on her book, "The Revelation of Louisa May," followed by a book signing and sale...
South Putnam FFA takes 1st in state (02/04/16)
For the first time in school history, the South Putnam High School Future Farmers of America parliamentary procedure team placed first in the event at the Chapter Meeting Contest on Jan. 30. The team -- seniors Megan Arnold and Megan Rogers; sophomores Ryan Cole, Reagan Ladd, Savanah McIntosh and Ryan Neumann; and freshmen Austin Arnold, Andrew Carr, Garrett Heavin and Eric Hinkle -- competed against six local schools to take first place...
Commissioners approve 2016 county EDIT plan (02/04/16)
The Putnam County Commissioners on Monday allocated the nearly $1 million raised from the County Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT). With a total of $967,219 available in EDIT funds, the commissioners divided the Capital Improvement Plan between 12 different funds...
Troubador (02/04/16)
A last-minute replacement for planned headliner Amy Andrews, DePauw senior Issac Loya shares one of his songs at The Inn at DePauw Thursday evening. When Andrews fell ill and had to cancel, concert organizer Ron Dye scrambled for replacements. Bainbridge-based Gus Moon opened the night as planned, followed by area singer-songwriters Loya, Brandon Tinkler and Chris Wurster. Dye said Andrews and her manager hope to reschedule her Greencastle performance...
Putnam churches slate bowling fellowship night (02/04/16)
Putnam County churches will have "Bowling and Fellowship Night" every other Sunday, starting Feb. 21 at 3G Bowl in Greencastle. Lanes will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis at 3G Bowl, located at Veterans Memorial Highway and South Jackson Street...
Expert to speak on nonprofit fundraising at Foundation event (02/04/16)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced that Tim Ardillo, of Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates, is the speaker for the February and March workshops of the 2016 Nonprofit Learning Series. Ardillo will present on "Fundraising for Nonprofits Part 1: Essential Elements of a Fundraising Plan and Introduction to Donor Centered Fundraising" on Tuesday, Feb. 9...
Tri Kappa Month (02/04/16)
The Beta Psi chapter of the philanthropic Tri Kappa sorority, with the help of Greencastle Mayor Bill Dory (center), officially proclaimed February as Tri Kappa Month. Tri Kappa sorority has been supporting organizations with fundraisers since February of 1922. ...
DPU receives conservation challenge grant (02/04/16)
The Indiana Office of Energy Development has awarded DePauw University a Community Conservation Challenge (CCC) grant in the amount of $62,523. It is one of six grants totaling more than $550,000 to support efforts that reduce energy consumption or displace the use of traditional energy sources...
Illinois quarters to be given away at Coin Club event (02/04/16)
The first 100 persons in attendance at Monday's meeting of the Putnam County Coin Club will each receive a complimentary 2016 Illinois Shawnee National Forest quarter. The quarters are the latest issue in the U.S. Mint's America the Beautiful coin series honoring national parks and sites throughout the U.S. and its territories...
Have-a-Heart fundraiser Saturday at fairgrounds (02/04/16)
With a fundraising goal of purchasing and placing needed automated external defibrillators (AED's) in public buildings, Jeff Rich has organized the "Have-a-Heart" fundraiser. The second annual event is set for Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Community Building on the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Greencastle...
GHS Band member selected for Indiana All-State Honor Band (02/04/16)
Katie Rose Parsons, a member of the Greencastle High School Band directed by Robert Hedge, has been selected to participate in the 56th annual Indiana All-State High School Band Festival sponsored by the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA). Each student earned this honor by participating in a highly competitive audition held early in January at nine centers across Indiana. More than 600 young musicians applied to audition...
DePauw School of Music Weekly Events: Week of Feb. 8--14 (02/04/16)
The Core Ensemble: "Of Ebony Embers -- Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance" Monday, Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. Green Center, Thompson Recital Hall "Of Ebony Embers," a chamber music theatre work conceived and performed by the Core Ensemble, explores the lives of African-American artists who shaped the Harlem Renaissance. ...
Female visitor arrested at Putnamville Correctional Facility (02/04/16)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A female visitor was arrested Wednesday at the Putnamville Correctional Facility for attempting to traffic with an offender during a scheduled visit. Adell Mabry, 39, of Indianapolis, was attempting to visit with offender Dennis Bretzlaff when she allegedly trafficked six small packages that contained what is alleged to be methamphetamine and heroin by hiding it on her person...
Arrest made in arson fire at Arlington Street apartment (02/03/16)
Just hours after a late-night Saturday apartment fire was confirmed as arson Tuesday, authorities announced the arrest of a suspect in the case. As a result of an investigation by the Greencastle City Police Department (GPD) and the Indiana State Fire Marshal's Office, 28-year-old Tim Hubble of Greencastle was arrested Tuesday afternoon and booked into the Putnam County Jail on an arson charge...
Beekeepers Association to meet Tuesday night (02/03/16)
Putnam County Beekeepers Association will meet Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. in the Julian Science Center auditorium at DePauw University. The meeting will be part two of beginner beekeeping. Anyone interested in beekeeping can join. There are no dues and no charges...