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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
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Third annual C.A.R.R. 5K run, basketball court dedication set (05/30/16)
The court is poured, the bib numbers are ordered, the beverages are brewin'! In just few short days, runners will be toeing the start line with some of the Midwest's finest outfitted racers for the third annual C.A.R.R. (Camo America Ranbow Run) 5K run on Saturday, June 11 in Greencastle...
Visit a state park June 4-5 and enter at 1916 admission rate (05/30/16)
Visiting a state park in Indiana on June 4 or 5 will cost just pocket change -- literally. That's because Indiana State Parks is celebrating its 100th birthday by "rolling back" gate admission to a 10-cents-per-person donation for each of those two days...
Marine invasion conquers NPHS hearts (05/30/16)
More than the few and the proud, 108 members of the Class of 2016 graduated from North Putnam High School on Saturday. And the 106 who actually walked during the ceremony included the first-ever NPHS student to graduate in just three years and the first former home schooler to enroll in the school to play athletics and then matriculate with his Cougar class...
Graduation Day (05/30/16)
North Putnam High School Valedictorian Madisyn Smith (top, right) and Salutatorian Adriana Millican lead the processional into the gym. Meanwhile, South Putnam High School Class President Katie Hewitt (below, left) and Cloverdale High School's Brenan Hall (below, right) address the student body and receives his diploma, respectively...
June First Friday to feature music by MacDaddy's (05/30/16)
Music, food and fun on Franklin Street are on the menu for the June 3 First Friday event in downtown Greencastle. Everyone is invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy an evening of fun and entertainment with friends and family on the square. There is always featured entertainment on the Franklin Street stage on First Friday, beginning at 7 p.m. June's featured band will be the MacDaddy's, frequent performers at The Swizzle Stick and the annual Greencastle Summer Music Festival...
Evening at PCH dedicated to rhythm of your heart (05/30/16)
Ever wonder about the up-and-down beats, the occasional flutterings and the complex tempos of the human heart? Putnam County Hospital and Franciscan St. Francis Health are offering a free class focused on atrial fibrillation (A-Fib), a condition affecting more than 2.6 million Americans and the cause of up to 20 percent of strokes...
Auditions for Playhouse production of '1776' set (05/30/16)
Director Shelly McFadden will have two sessions of auditions for casting the upcoming musical "1776" at the Putnam County Playhouse. The first session will be Sunday, June 5 at 3 p.m. The second session will be Monday, June 6 at 7 p.m. Both will be at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle...
Workshops offer opportunities for fun learning (05/30/16)
Summer is here and finally it feels like it on the thermometer. The calendar is also showing it is summer as 4-H camp, summer 4-H workshops and trips kick off. In terms of workshops, there are numerous family opportunities for fun learning. There are cake decorating, electricity, fine arts, genealogy, public speaking/demonstration, sewing and wood science workshops scheduled...
DePauw to host National Harp Finals and free day of music (05/30/16)
Thanks to Alexandra Perdew, a member of DePauw University's Class of 2000 and a board member of the American Harp Society Foundation, the DePauw School of Music was selected to host the national finals of the Foundation's Anne Adams Awards and Grandjany Memorial Award competitions, June 3-4 on the DePauw campus...
North Putnam grad named North Vermillion superintendent (05/30/16)
CAYUGA -- North Putnam High School graduate Dan Nelson has been named superintendent of the North Vermillion School Corporation. Currently principal of Seeger Memorial High School, Nelson will take over as the new superintendent effective July 1. He is the son of Linda Nelson, retired former food service director for Greencastle Schools, and husband Robert of Russellville...
ParkFest 2016 kicks off with War Radio and friends today (05/30/16)
The 23rd season of ParkFest, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League, begins Tuesday evening with family night. The weekly free concert series runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robe-Ann Park and this week features War Radio and friends. As part of family night, Big Bounce Fun House Rentals will be on hand with bounce houses, face painting, popcorn, snow cones and more...
At the Shelter (05/30/16)
Here are the latest stray animals currently held at the Putnam County Animal Care and Control Shelter, 4700 E. State Road 240, Greencastle. --Dog: Adult, male, yellow, lab mix, found at U.S. 231 and State Road 42. --Dog: Adult, female, black and tan, miniature pinscher, found at Edgelea...
Putnam 4-H Archery Club to host archery banquet (05/30/16)
The Putnam County 4-H Archery Club will host its first Archery Banquet on June 11 from 5-8 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds open arena. The banquet will include a silent auction starting at 5 p.m., followed by a dinner and then the archery shoot at 7 p.m. Each archer will be sponsored by a local law enforcement officer or public official...
Annual memorial bike ride set for June 4 (05/30/16)
The third annual Charlie Johnston Memorial Ride is set for Saturday, June 4 at the Fillmore Fire Department at 10 N. Main St. Sign-in starts at 9 a.m. with kickstands up at 11. This year's ride will be in support of breast cancer awareness and the Fillmore Fire Department...
Putnamville UMC hosts annual yard sale (05/30/16)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville United Methodist Church will host its annual yard sale, part of the U.S. 40 yard sale, beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 4. The historic church and museum are located on U.S. 40 in downtown Putnamville. In case of rain, the sale will be inside the church...
Kids' Fishing Day at Jaycee Park Saturday (05/30/16)
The pond at Greencastle's Jaycee Park will be the scene of the annual Kids' All-American Fishing Derby Saturday, June 4. There is no charge to participate in the 8-11 a.m. Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department event. Children ages 2-17 are invited to test their angling skills with such competitions as biggest fish, smallest fish, kids' casting and more...
ParkFest 2016 kicks off with War Radio (05/30/16)
The 23rd season of ParkFest, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League, begins Tuesday evening with family night. The weekly free concert series runs from 6:30-8 p.m. at Robe-Ann Park and this week features War Radio and friends. As part of family night, Big Bounce Fun House Rentals will be on hand with bounces houses, face painting, popcorn, snow cones and more...
YMCA supporters asking: Why not us, why not now? (05/27/16)
If positive vibes can indeed spur action, the support shown this week by about 50 community members attending a public meeting on the possibility of a community center for Greencastle and Putnam County bodes well for the idea. Although no official action has been taken by the City of Greencastle or the Wabash Valley YMCA Board of Directors -- save a memorandum of understanding between those entities and a pending partnership with Putnam County Hospital as well -- all signs seemed to point favorably Tuesday night toward fulfillment of such a project.. ...
Council addresses security concerns (05/27/16)
During a particularly eventful meeting Thursday evening, the Putnam County Council approved the creation of seven new positions, all of which will add to the security of county buildings. The most publicly visible of these positions is a pair of full-time bailiffs to serve the two county court rooms...
Make a Joyful Noise (05/27/16)
Living up to Principal Russ Hesler's favorite phrase, Friday was indeed "a great day to be a Tiger Cub," as 120 Greencastle High School graduates walked across the stage and received their diplomas. Methods of celebration took a number of colorful forms, including Kendra Sutherlin (above) playing her flute with the band prior to the ceremony, a number of students adding some personal flair to their mortarboards (near right) and Jakob Buis (far right)watching with joy as confetti poppers unofficially mark the completion of the ceremony.. ...
PCF recognizes vets, plans Legion post (05/27/16)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Preparing to introduce its own American Legion post this summer, the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) hosted a small flag ceremony Thursday in preparation for Memorial Day. PCF Chaplain Jacinda Estle-Cronau and four minimum-security veteran offenders placed American flags at the entrance to the Putnamville Correctional Facility Cemetery to recognize all veterans...
Children offered free meals as part of school's summer strategy (05/27/16)
As part of the USDA Summer Feeding Program, one Greencastle employee will yet again be spearheading a summer-long campaign to help feed the children of Putnam County. Debbie Carrico, who serves throughout the year as director of food services for Greencastle schools, will be traveling around the city this summer in an activity-bus designated to hand out free meals to children aged 18 and younger...
Memorial Day ceremonies set (05/27/16)
Memorial Day services are scheduled for Monday, May 30 in several Putnam County locations. At 10 a.m. Monday, the Veterans Section at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle will be the scene of the traditional Memorial Day observance conducted by the Honor Guard composed of Greencastle American Legion Post 58 and Greencastle VFW Post 1550 members...
Robinson, Lancaster to usher in 12th season of Music Festival at Gobin (05/27/16)
Bobbie Lancaster and Tad Robinson will kick off the 12th summer of the Greencastle Summer Music Festival this coming Wednesday, June 1 in Greencastle's Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church with "Pops from a Blues Perspective." The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature songs by Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Carol King, The Beatles and Bill Withers...
Reelsville Alumni banquet set June 4 at Central (05/27/16)
REELSVILLE -- The 2016 Reelsville Alumni Association banquet will take place on Saturday, June 4 at the Central Elementary School gym. Social hour will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with meal and business meeting to follow. For reservations persons may call Helen Martin at 765-672-4656...