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Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
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GOP caucus selects Tyler Wade, 25, for Fourth Ward City Council vacancy (10/21/14)
Tyler Wade, who as a elementary school student once told a Putnam County Republican Lincoln Day audience he wanted to be mayor of Greencastle one day, is now a member of the City Council. At 25, Wade is easily the youngest City Council member in at least five decades following his appointment Tuesday by a Republican Caucus...
GCSC talks wage increases and iPads for math students (10/21/14)
The Greencastle Community School Corp. addressed corporation-wide wage increases and received a presentation by Greencastle High School math teacher Logan Kuhne about how iPads in the classroom are changing the way he teaches mathematics. The board approved wage increases to help keep employment at GCSC competitive with surrounding areas and includes a 2.25 percent increase for classified salary positions, 3.25 percent for administration, 50 cents an hour for classified hourly positions and a $2.25 per day increase for bus drivers who receive a flat pay based upon whether they work a short or a long route.. ...
No parking in effect now on north end of South Indiana (10/21/14)
Wasting no time between approval and actual implementation, no-parking signs went up along the north end of South Indiana Street in Greencastle Tuesday morning. The 75-foot-long section in question along both sides of newly reconstructed South Indiana runs from Washington Street to the alley...
Indiana Marshals elect Clark, Mahoy (10/21/14)
The Indiana Marshals' Association (IMA) recently swore in Cloverdale Town Marshal Mike Clark as its next president as well as Roachdale Town Marshal Mike Mahoy as its first vice president. The IMA executive committee said it was excited to have a president with Clark's experience, background and personality running the association...
Come together: County high schools perform as one at Kresge Auditorium (10/21/14)
Taylor Secrest and Rebecca Moore have a lot to be excited about this week. Not only are the president and vice president excited to get together with high school musicians from all of Putnam County on at 7 p.m. Thursday, they'll each be taking on important roles as "first chairs" in the annual Putnam County Band Festival held at Kresge Auditorium...
Russellville sets Halloween Social for Saturday evening (10/21/14)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The annual Russellville Community Center Halloween Social is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 25. The evening meal will be served beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will consist of chili, coneys, hot dogs, sloppy joes, nachos and cheese, fish, tenderloins, potato chips, brownies and drinks...
Coats for Kids distribution effort slated Saturday (10/21/14)
The annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Harris Hall. No questions will be asked; however, organizers request that parents and guardians be prepared to share what school corporation they live in...
Halloween camping event to be held Oct. 25 at Raccoon (10/21/14)
Putnam County residents are invited to join the Raccoon State Recreation Area in celebrating its 21st annual Halloween Camping Weekend on Saturday, Oct. 25. Planned activities include: -- 10 a.m.: Raccowl egg hunt. -- Noon to 2 p.m.: Creepy craftings (face painting and Halloween crafts)...
Area 30 Robotics (10/21/14)
The Area 30 Career Center Robotics Club recently competed at Hoosier Hills Career Center in Bloomington in a Vex Robotics event and took first place. Among the winners on the Area 30 team were Thomas Hunt (above, left) and Mitchell Griffen who designed, built and programmed their VEX robots with the help of the Robotics Club team members for the event called "Raise Some Racquet." The objective of the event is to score as many racquet balls into the different scoring zones within two and a half minutes. ...
Project Appleseed effort sets rifle marksmanship clinic at Cloverdale (10/21/14)
CLOVERDALE -- Project Appleseed will hold a rifle marksmanship event Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26 at the Cloverdale Conservation Club range. The two-day event teaches fundamental rifle marksmanship skills together offering stories about the important role that marksmanship played during the Revolutionary War...
Look for 'An Evening with Vernon Jordan' on PBS stations (10/21/14)
Over the next month, PBS affliliates around the country will be airing "An Evening with Vernon Jordan." Taped in New York City in the spring, the program features a one-on-one interview with Jordan, a 1957 DePauw University graduate described as "one of the most iconic civic and business leaders of today."...
Purdue assistant ag dean to keynote Century of Extension (10/21/14)
The Putnam County Extension Advisory Council invites all residents to its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under. The meal will be a smoked pork chop dinner with desserts prepared by the ladies of the Extension Board...
Area 30 culinary arts students selling pies as fundraiser (10/21/14)
The Culinary Arts class of Mary Anne Birt at Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle is selling Gardner Pies as a fundraising project. Pie orders will be taken until Friday, Oct. 31 with pick-up and delivery set for Tuesday, Nov. 4. Three varieties are available -- pineapple upside down pie, strawberry rhubarb and Southern pecan pie...
Coats for Kids distribution is Saturday (10/21/14)
The annual Coats for Kids Distribution Day is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, Harris Hall. No questions will be asked; however, organizers request that parents and guardians be prepared to share what school corporation they live in...
UPDATE: Missing Greencastle teens located in Brazil (10/19/14)
Two Greencastle teens reported missing early Friday morning were located at a trailer park in Brazil Monday morning thanks to a tip from a concerned citizen. According to the Greencastle Police Department, the 15-year-old teens, Keegan Bingman and Brittany Davis, were last seen Friday morning between 4-5 a.m. Their whereabouts since then had been unknown prior to being reported to Putnam County Dispatch...
Unlikely prison donation will help Indiana veterans (10/19/14)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Kindness from an unexpected source will likely mean a lot to some Indiana veterans this winter. An offender from Putnamville Correctional Facility, using his own limited means, has donated an afghan to the Greencastle American Legion for the benefit of the Indiana Veterans Home in West Lafayette...
Partial solar eclipse viewable in Indiana (10/19/14)
Indiana residents will have an opportunity to view a partial solar eclipse on Thursday, Oct. 23, but clarity of the eclipse will depend upon weather conditions. The partial eclipse will begin at 5:43 p.m. Thursday -- about an hour before sunset, according to Alexander Komives, professor and chairman of the physics and astronomy department at DePauw University...
Annual war on leaves gets under way Oct. 27 (10/19/14)
Every autumn like clockwork, days grow shorter. Cooler heads prevail. And trees turn brilliant shades of red, yellow and gold before dropping their leaves to pile up on lawns and roadways. Thus it's also annually the time for Greencastle Street Department workers' thoughts to turn to those falling leaves. Or at least thoughts of how to get rid of them...
Trick-or-treat hours set for Halloween, special events could be real thriller (10/19/14)
Don't let this spook you, but Halloween is right around the corner. And around the square. For the popular annual Halloween on the Square downtown Greencastle trick-or-treat event is scheduled to take place on Friday, Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m., the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Greencastle have announced...
Non-Food Pantry distribution set at St. Andrew's Oct. 25 (10/19/14)
The Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the parish hall at 520 E. Seminary St., Greencastle. In order to be eligible for the items, persons must bring proof of Putnam County residence...
Phil DeVol to speak Oct. 29 at Prindle Institute for Ethics (10/19/14)
Transformers is extending an invitation to the community to attend an Oct. 29 workshop featuring Phil DeVol. DeVol is a community sustainability expert and the author of "Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities." The goal of this workshop is to build a comprehensive approach to reduce poverty and to build a sustainable community. By understanding that all sectors and economic classes need to speak the same language and work together, this workshop will:...
St. Paul's Church sets Oktoberfest fundraiser for Saturday (10/19/14)
St. Paul's Catholic Church in Greencastle will have an Oktoberfest fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 25. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the fundraiser, which features both indoor and outdoor activity at the church, is set for 4-11 p.m. It is open to the public and will feature food, a beer and wine garden, a country kitchen booth, bingo and pull tabs...
Reception Wednesday for Connie Lawson set at Almost Home (10/19/14)
On Wednesday, Oct. 22, an informational reception for Connie Lawson, the current Indiana secretary of state, will be hosted by Gail Smith, owner of Almost Home Restaurant in Greencastle. The public is invited to the free event, which will be from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. and will include a wine, cheese and dessert buffet...
Golfing for a Cause (10/19/14)
Area 30 Career Center recently held its second annual Scholarship Golf Scramble
Arnolds' unique hay bales provide Halloween sequel (10/17/14)
FILLMORE -- Since the first time Jamie Lee Curtis screamed bloody murder in the 1978 film "Halloween," the holiday has produced spooky sequel after spooky sequel. Ten "Halloween" movies in all now. It's become quite a Halloween tradition. Not unlike the evolving custom at the Becki and Bryce Arnold property near Fillmore. ...