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Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
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Hubble named interim GCSC superintendent (08/24/16)
Greencastle Community Schools has filled its superintendent vacancy on an interim basis and did not have to go far to find the new chief. Assistant Superintendent Jeff Hubble will serve as interim superintedent during the 2016-17 school year, replacing the retired Dawn Puckett...
City gets $654,832 in road funding as part of $2 million headed to county entities (08/23/16)
The announcement that the City of Greencastle is receiving more than $650,000 in road money through a matching grant program was significant enough to bring out the dignitaries Tuesday. Alan Plunkett, deputy commissioner for the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), visited City Hall Tuesday afternoon, congratulating Mayor Bill Dory on the city's successful quest for $654,832 in funding as part of an influx of $2,070,577.50 for roads and bridges Putnam County will see overall thanks to Community Crossings matching funds.. ...
Alleged burglars arrested after manhunt (08/23/16)
PORTLAND MILLS -- The vigilance of a group of neighbors and the efforts of local police brought a pair of accused burglars into custody Monday in northwestern Putnam County. Michael Raymond Cummings, 35, Indianapolis, and Bryan Findley Akers, 34, Avon, were both booked in the Putnam County Jail in the early afternoon on preliminary charges of burglary...
Speedy trial request granted in fatal I-70 shooting case (08/23/16)
An Ohio teenager -- charged with fatally shooting his uncle in the backseat of a rented minivan rolling along Interstate 70 in Putnam County in early May -- has asked for a speedy trial. And Putnam Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges has granted that request, setting a jury trial for Oct. 3 in the case of Markus S. Yeanay, 18, Columbus, Ohio...
PCCS Addition Open (08/23/16)
Banner Graphic/ Eric Bernsee Leading a tour through a new 8,000-square-foot addition to the Putnam County Comprehensive Services (PCCS) facility in Greencastle, PCCS Executive Director Andrew Ranck shows the conference room to visitors Annie Watts (left) and Tonya Sanders during Tuesday's open house and ribbon-cutting event...
100 Women Who Care (08/23/16)
Weinsteins to open Faculty Select Series (08/23/16)
If ever two performers were "champing at the bit" to present a program, it's this one says DePauw University faculty pianist Anthony Weinstein. The much-anticipated occasion is the season opener for the DePauw School of Music's Faculty Select series at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26 at the Green Center for the Performing Arts. Weinstein will also be performing with a very special guest in Thompson Recital Hall, his sister, the Ukrainian-born mezzo-soprano Yana Weinstein...
Daily News Update - August 23, 2016 (08/23/16)
Plant sale set Thursday at Asbury Towers (08/23/16)
Asbury Towers Retirement Community will have a plant sale Thursday, Aug. 25 at its 102 W. Poplar St., Greencastle, address. The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Many sun/shade plant varieties, ground cover, house plants, grasses and yard crafts will be for sale...
Putnam communities to receive more than $2 million in road and bridge money (08/22/16)
Putnam County will soon see an influx of $2,070,577.50 for local roads and bridges, the Indiana Department of Transportation announced Monday. The Town of Cloverdale, City of Greencastle and Putnam County were among the 102 Central Indiana communities announced to receive a combined $47 million to improve local roads and bridges through the State's Community Crossings matching grant fund...
Plans to vacate alleys in Cloverdale put on hold (08/22/16)
CLOVERDALE -- After a long discussion at the August meeting, the Town Council voted to table vacating nine alleys in Cloverdale until it is determined which have utlities and which do not. "Cheryl and I have been up at the (Putnam County) courthouse quite a bit," Town Manager Wayne Galloway said to a packed house, "at the plat office. ...
Recent Orange County escapee commits suicide at Putnamville (08/22/16)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A French Lick man, recently in the news for escaping from the Orange County Jail, died in an apparent suicide Sunday at Putnamville Correctional Facility. Offender Denny Kellems, 33, was found hanging by a bed sheet tied to a vent in his cell, PCF Superintendent Brian Smith announced Monday morning...
I-70 to be closed overnight Wednesday, Thursday west of Putnam (08/22/16)
Putnam County drivers are advised that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced overnight closures this week on Interstate 70 between State Road 46 (Exit 11) and State Road 59 (Exit 23). The closures will allow INDOT's contractor to strengthen the shoulder and replace guardrail damaged during recent crashes...
Rockville man pleads guilty to sexual misconduct charge (08/21/16)
A Rockville man on Wednesday pled guilty to a Level 5 felony for having sex with a teenage girl. Arrested on a warrant and booked in the Putnam County Jail, Donald Troy, 49, appeared before Putnam Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges on Aug. 17. Rather than the normal not-guilty plea at such a hearing, a plea agreement was filed with the court and Troy entered a plea of guilty...
Marsa Gipson case now a question of conscience (08/21/16)
This Saturday, Aug. 27 will mark 25 years since as heinous, cowardly and despicable an act as can even be imagined claimed the life of a 28-year-old Arcadia woman whose only mistake was picking that precise moment to be driving on Interstate 70 through Putnam County in the wee hours of the morning...
2020 vision: 587 new DePauw students begin 'magical time' in their lives (08/21/16)
"How will you change the world?," asked DePauw University President D. Mark McCoy of the 587 members of the Class of 2020 at Saturday afternoon's traditional opening convocation. Speaking in Kresge Auditorium filled with incoming students and their families, DePauw's 20th president, beginning his first school year in charge urged the new undergraduates to "commit today to making the right choices for not just the current you but for the future you."...
Motel disturbance leads to pursuit, Greencastle man's drug arrest (08/21/16)
The report of a disturbance at a Greencastle motel Saturday morning sent City Police officers to the scene to investigate an incident that led to the arrest of a local man on drug-related charges. At approximately 11:15 a.m., city units were dispatched to the Greencastle Inn, 1233 Bloomington St...
Daily News Update - August 22, 2016 (08/21/16)
GOP hog roast, pie auction slated Aug. 27 (08/21/16)
The Putnam County Republican Central Committee hog roast and pie auction is set for Saturday, Aug. 27. The funderaiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. State and local Republican candidates are expected to be on hand and some of them may address the group...
Putnam 4-H'ers fare well at 2016 Indiana State Fair (08/21/16)
While the opportunity to learn while doing in 4-H project work is of foremost importance, the recognition of achievement through exhibition is certainly an added bonus to being in the 4-H program. The Indiana State Fair (ISF) and the Purdue Extension state staff has listed unofficial results for most projects. ...
NPHS All-Class Banquet slated for Sept. 17 (08/21/16)
The North Putnam Alumni Association's annual All-Class Blue and Orange Banquet is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17 at the high school cafeteria. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a school open house and tour. A catered dinner and a social gathering will start at 6 p.m. with a program following at 7:30...
Reelsville VFD chicken and noodle dinner set Sept. 1 (08/21/16)
REELSVILLE -- Krambo's, Reelsville Water Department and Hassler's Trucking present the 4th annual chicken noodle/beef noodle dinner Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Reelsville/Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department. The dinner is set for 5-8 p.m. with a blood drive slated 4-8 p.m...
Three endowments capture Foundation's Share the Dream effort (08/21/16)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the winners of this year's Share the Dream Contest. The Purdue Club of Putnam County Scholarship, the Putnam County Board of Realtors Scholarship and the North Putnam Alumni School Support Endowment are this year's winners. A total of $30,843 was raised this year during Share the Dream, the Community Foundation's annual fundraising contest, which started April 1 and ended July 31 this year...
Gleaners food truck returns to Bainbridge on Saturday (08/21/16)
BAINBRIDGE -- Gleaners Food Bank will again bring its Mobile Food Truck to the parking lot of the Bainbridge Community Building on Saturday, Aug. 27. Food distribution will begin at 10 a.m. and continue until noon for anyone in need with no age or ID requirement...
Daily News Update - August 20, 2016 (08/20/16)
Jared Jernagan reporting