My lips are sealed, but yes, it's another sticky situation
Admittedly, I've done more than my share of stupid things in my life that have resulted in some weird injury or unintended consequence. Sometimes an innocent party has been victimized by my stupidity. Like the time I cast a Jitterbug fishing lure into overhanging branches along the Oakalla Lake shoreline...
Maybe our mothers are the necessity, not the invention
This Sunday, mothers from Bainbridge to Bismarck will find themselves gleefully on the receiving end of a lovely floral arrangement, an overpriced (and unfortunately often cheesy) Hallmark card or a thoughtful long-distance phone call. Yes, we'll all go out of our way this Sunday to salute Mom, but shouldn't that be the case each and every day. Isn't every single day really Mother's Day?...
Praise the Lord and pass the Big Macs -- all 2,311 of them
So there I was the other day, sitting at the Greencastle McDonald's, minding my own McBusiness, when suddenly I found myself in the midst of a feeding frenzy. Big Macs to the right of me. Big Macs to the left of me. Haven't seen a run on burgers like this since the Legionburger building on Sunday night of the Putnam County Fair...
Victims' rights can often illustrate court system's wrongs as well
In case you missed the memo, it's National Crime Victims' Rights Week. Don't expect any parades. Nor any white sales at J.C. Penney. And the Postal Service is actually delivering mail all week, so there must not be any real holiday within that April 21-27 timeframe...
Letters to the Editor
Drug Take Back effort nets 400 lbs. of medication
To the Editor: I would like to personally thank everyone who participated in the Greencastle Police Department's Drug Take Back Event VI held on Saturday April 27, 2013. I want to thank the Greencastle School Corporation for the use of the Greencastle High School and the parking lot for the event. This four-hour event saw approximately 130 vehicles utilize the site collecting 30 boxes of medication...
GHS intern Wood impresses PCH staff
To the Editor: Many young people spend weekends with friends, catching up on homework, doing family chores and sleeping in. Greencastle High School student Tanner Wood is the exception. In addition to playing football, track and being active in the arts department, this student has volunteered countless hours in the Emergency Department of Putnam County Hospital...
DPU students make difference to seniors
To the Editor: Throughout this past year many DePauw University students have assisted the Putnam County Senior Center by visiting, laughing, forming positive relationships with us, and helping with tasks which are sometimes difficult for older adults...
Health fair participants acknowledged
To the Editor: I would like to thank the following for participating in South Putnam School Corporation's annual Third-Grade Health Fair on Wednesday, April 17: Operation Life, Tammy Page with Family Support Services, Christine and Darrel with the Putnam County Board of Health, Alia Hazel with Tobacco Education, Dr. John Hennette and his dental care team, Penny Long with Zumba, Sgt. Adam Edwards with the Indiana State Police and Mr. and Mrs. Sheffler with Nutrition and Exercise...
PCYDC says 'Thank you, Putnam County'
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission we want to extend our sincere appreciation to the Putnam County community for the overwhelming support of our fifth annual event Dancing with the Putnam County Stars. Words cannot begin to express how grateful we are to live in such an outstanding community that embraces our mission of serving the children and youth of Putnam County. ...
Putnam Realtors' bingo event helps fund local scholarships
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Board of Realtors, I would like to thank everyone that attended our Second Annual Spring Bingo. Once again this event was a great success, with over $1,000 in cash prizes given away on Saturday, April 13 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
Why do we eat so much?
Perhaps you are a long time member of the clean plate club or maybe you are a victim of portion distortion. Whatever the reason, it is a fact that too many Americans eat too much. Health experts have been telling us for years that the reason people are overweight is because they are eating too many calories and not exercising enough. ...
4-H performing arts contest a hit at CMS
Seasoned 4-H'ers of the past may remember a program called Share the Fun that occurred during the spring when 4-H'ers would compete with skits, musical and non-musical curtain acts. Today this program is called 4-H Performing Arts as the competition remains much the same as it was under its previous name. Putnam County had the honor of hosting this year's nine county Extension Area V event. A total of 16 acts from seven different counties competed...
100 years and going strong
Putnam County Extension Homemakers is celebrating the 100 Anniversary of Indiana Extension Homemakers (IEHA) with a display at the Putnam County Museum. The display opened Saturday, April 20. Members of the 100th Anniversary Celebration Committee were on hand to greet guests, and to give tours of the exhibit...