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Stories from Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Greencastle students top state average on ISTEP (01/15/08)
Greencastle students in grades 3-10 performed above state average in the math portion of the state's standardized testing this past fall. "The results give us many causes for celebration," coordinator Dawn Puckett told the Greencastle School Board at its monthly meeting...
Leadership forum Wednesday at Walden Inn (01/15/08)
Join fellow leaders in Parke, Putnam, Montgomery, Fountain and Vermillion counties for a Regional Leadership Forum at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16 at the Walden Inn in Greencastle.. It is presented by the Indiana Humanities Council in cooperation with the Putnam County Community Foundation and the Indiana Office of Rural and Community Affairs. ...
North Putnam Homecoming Court (01/15/08)
Officials to take six-pronged approach to renovations (01/15/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale school officials got a better handle, Monday night, on construction efforts that are planned here later this year. Gerard Skadinski, representing the construction firm OMS, outlined the scope of physical improvements to facilities within the Cloverdale Community School Corporation in 2008 at Monday night's meeting...
Britain's former PM charts course to Greencastle (01/15/08)
Tony Blair, who served as prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from May 1997 through June 2007, will come to the campus of DePauw University on March 3 to deliver a Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture. Blair's speech will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lilly Center's Neal Fieldhouse (702 S. College Avenue). Like all Ubben Lectures, the event will be free and open to all...
Light agenda greets Russellville Council (01/15/08)
The Russellville Town Council held its first meeting of 2008 Wednesday evening at the Russellville Town Hall. In the first order of business, the council approved increasing the bond amount for the clerk/treasurer to $50,000. Secondly, Council President Don Reddish stressed the need for the council to secure an Internet provider for the town hall...
NP freshmen get huge rally (01/15/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam boys' freshmen team used a 25-point fourth quarter to come from behind and defeat Tri-West 48-46 Monday. The Cougars scored just two points in the first and third quarters of Monday's contest and faced a 19-point deficit with four minutes to go. North Putnam used defensive pressure to gain possession of the ball and continued to convert in transition...
South Putnam rolls past GHS, takes lead in high school bowling standings (01/15/08)
South Putnam handed Greencastle its first loss of the season (16-4) Thursday evening in the Putnam County Bowling Conference at Alex Alleys. The victory jumped South into first place by a narrow half-point margin. Senior J.T. Chadd led the way with a 428 series and was aided by some timely bowling from Adam Hammond, Nick Bright and Travis Giannechinni. South edged GHS by 20 pins in the first game and gained confidence to win the second game by 100 pins...
Greencastle freshman basketball wins Owen Valley Tournament (01/15/08)
SPENCER -- Greencastle's freshman basketball team won the Owen Valley Freshman Tournament on Saturday. In the first round, the Tiger Cubs rode a 16-2 third quarter run to defeat Linton 39-25. Kyle Parker led Greencastle in scoring with 11 points and Keegan Remsburg added 10...
Clonia Phene Capps (01/15/08)
Clonia Phene "Grandma" Capps, 93, Greencastle, died Sunday at Mill Pond Health Campus, Greencastle. Born in Dawson Springs, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Margaret (Shaw) Spears. She married Elmer Lee Capps in 1929 and he preceded her in death in 1989...
50th anniversary for Burns (01/15/08)
All family and friends are invited to an open house to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Wayne and Julie Burns, Greencastle. The celebration will be from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Cloverdale Church of Christ's Fellowship Building, 205 Brown Ave...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 15, 2008 (01/15/08)
City Police Officers from the Greencastle Police Department issued several recent tickets. The following accidents were investigated: Damage was estimated at $1,000-2,500. Damage was estimated at $2500-5000. Greencastle?Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department responded to two recent runs:...
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