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Stories from Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Ivy Tech funding faces hurdles (05/30/07)
Funding for a new Ivy Tech campus in Greencastle has been promised in the 2008 state budget, but the money still faces some challenges, according to the state senator who helped secure it. Republican Sen. Connie Lawson, Danville, was among numerous local and state officials who gathered at Greencastle City Hall Tuesday morning to celebrate $8 million in construction funding for the project which is set to begin next summer...
Cemeteries contain unique art (05/30/07)
Cemeteries offer much more than a final resting place for friends and family members. Nearly every community has an old cemetery of historic and educational value. Putnam County has numerous sites which reveal much about the lives of the people who braved a wilderness to settle here. Of particular interest are some "carved tree monuments" which depict the lives of Putnam County residents...
Blast from Past pie contest set for Saturday (05/30/07)
The fourth annual Blast from the Past June fest Homemade Pie Contest has been scheduled for Sunday, June 3. Registration of pies is from 10-11 a.m. and judging starts at 11 a.m. All pies are asked to be baked in a disposable pan with a name on the bottom of the pan. Winners will be announced after judging is completed...
GHS Class of '77 sets 30th reunion (05/30/07)
The Greencastle High School Class of 1977 will celebrate it's 30th class reunion on June 15, 16 and 17. On Saturday, June 16, the class will hold a golf scramble at Old Hickory Golf Course at 9 a.m. For more information contact Mike Delp at mdelp@indy.rr. ...
Bridges on county to-do list for commissioners (05/30/07)
Bridges have been on the minds of the Putnam County Commissioners for some time, and they recently heard an update on the long drawn-out Bridge159 project at Reelsville. Commissioners Gene Beck, Kristina Warren and Jim Baird recently saw final plans for the rehabilitation of old Bridge 159 presented by engineer Steve Luther of Beam Longest and Neff, and learned the project could go out for bid in late summer or early fall, with construction to start in the fall. ...
Indiana All-Stars coming to Greencastle (05/30/07)
Two McDonald's All-Americans, who are Indiana's Mr. and Miss Basketball, will lead a contingent of 28 Indiana All-Stars basketball players into Greencastle for the beginning of their four-day camp June 10 at DePauw University. Eric Gordon, called the best guard in America, and 6-6 Ta'Shia Phillips, who led her Brebeuf Prep team to an Indiana high school championship, head the team that includes 14 girls and 14 boys as they prepare for their interstate rivalry with Kentucky's best...
GHS grad to cheer for IU (05/30/07)
Staff reports Since she was a little girl, Sydni Fisher dreamed of cheering for Indiana University and this fall her dream will come true. It turns out that Friday the 13th is definitely lucky for Fisher as she advanced to the second day of tryouts and eventually learned she would become part on the Cream and Crimson cheer squads. Although she'd dreamed of the moment for years, it proved to be too surreal for the GHS senior...
Elizabeth J. Crockett (05/30/07)
Dec. 21, 1920-May 29, 2007 Elizabeth J. Crockett, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Hymera, she was the daughter of John and Mae (Hiatt) Anderson. She retired from Eli Lilly after many years of service. Survivors include sister Mary Brodie, Port Charlotte, Fla.; special caregiver Vera Allen, Greencastle, and numerous nieces and nephews...
Robert Spencer Eccles (05/30/07)
Nov. 12, 1911-May 27, 2007 Robert Spencer Eccles, 95, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Puyallup, Wash., he was the son of James and Effie Eccles. He received a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Puget Sound in 1934; a master's in theater studies from Northwest-ern University in 1943, a bachelor of divinity from Garrett Theologi-cal Seminary in 1944, and a doctorate in Religion from Yale University in 1952...