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Stories from Saturday, February 16, 2008

Home foreclosures on the rise in Putnam County (02/16/08)
America's mortgage crisis has hit home. Across the country, 1.6 million borrowers defaulted on their mortgages last year. Some of them are here in Putnam County. Houses that once were homes to families with kids and dogs and gerbils, now stand empty with notices stuck to the windows...
Disaster drill comes off without a hitch (02/16/08)
In the wake of tragedies such as the one at Northern Illinois University this week, colleges and universities across the nation have begun to recognize the need for campus-wide notification systems to immediately alert students and staff in case of an imminent threat...
Taste your favorite recipes (02/16/08)
Every year Taste of Home, the world's number one cooking magazine, receives more than 90,000 recipe submissions from readers across the country. Now for the first time you can find more than 640 of those prize-winning recipes in one book -- the "Taste of Home Winning Recipes Cookbook."...
Gear up for 'College Goal Sunday' (02/16/08)
Local college-bound students and their families who need information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and assistance in filing it again have a place to turn this year. DePauw University will be one of 36 sites around the state of Indiana to host College Goal Sunday 2008 on Feb. 17. DePauw financial aid professionals will be on hand to offer free help beginning at 2 p.m. in room 278 of the Julian Science and Mathematics Center, 602 S. College Avenue...
Saddle up: time for Kindergarten Round-Up (02/16/08)
During the week of Monday, Feb. 18 through Friday, Feb. 22, the Greencastle Community School Corporation will be hosting Kindergarten Round-Up from 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Parents should enroll their children at Deer Meadow or Ridpath Primary Schools any day that week. Children do not need to attend the Round-Up, as they will have the opportunity to visit the schools during the orientation conducted on April 24 at Ridpath and April 30 at Deer Meadow...
School Calendars for the week of Feb. 18-23, 2008 (02/16/08)
AREA 30 Feb. 18-22 -- Childcare Center open 6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Note: GED testing is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Feb. 27, 28. Call 653-3515 for more information. CLOVERDALE ELEMENTARY Feb. 18 -- Tree House, grades 2-4, 2:45-3:50 p.m. Feb. 19 -- Tree House, grades 2-4, 2:45-3:50 p.m...
Cory Dean returns for North Putnam (02/16/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- No coach likes to deal in moral victories. At the end of the day, the game is really about what happens on the scoreboard. But North Putnam boys' basketball coach Wes Peek might have made an exception on Friday night, in spite of the Cougars' 60-46 loss to Covington...
Upset-minded Eagles fall to Owen Valley (02/16/08)
It's never good to lose, but South Putnam showed that they are capable of competing with the best teams in the area Friday night, as they narrowly missed upsetting a quality Owen Valley team, 81-74. Playing perhaps their best half of basketball this season, the Eagles refused to let the Patriots get much of an advantage in the opening sixteen minutes, despite trailing by eight points early...
Tiger Cubs lose heartbreaker to Southmont, 54-53 (02/16/08)
Dropping two consecutive games isn't how Greencastle wanted to enter its conference-deciding matchup with Monrovia on Saturday. But as coach Greenlee observed after Friday's contest with Southmont, now we'll see what the Tiger Cubs are made of. Greencastle watched as Southmont went on an 18-5 run to win the game 54-53 after head coach Dan Chadd picked up a technical with 3:34 remaining in the game...
Cloverdale falls to Class A No. 5 Rox (02/16/08)
CLOVERDALE -- For 16 minutes Friday night it was difficult to tell the difference between the No. 5-ranked team in Class A high school basketball and the one having a tough year. The difference became apparent in the second half. The Cloverdale Clovers stayed with the now 17-2 Rockville Rox through the opening half, but couldn't maintain that level of play through the third and fourth quarters, falling 67-51...
Greencastle junior varsity captures Putnam County Championship (02/16/08)
On Feb. 9, the Greencastle boys' junior varsity team captured the Putnam County championship defeating North Putnam 39-29. After trailing after the first quarter, Greencastle entered the half up one, 20-19. The Tiger Cubs held to a 27-25 lead entering the fourth and held the Cougars to a four-point fourth to capture the championship...
GMS 6th grade girls move to 2-0 (02/16/08)
On Wednesday, the Greencastle sixth grade girls' basketball A team moved its record to 2-0 with a win over North Putnam. The B team fell to 1-1 with a loss to the Cougars. The A team defeated the Cougars 24-20. Shelby Earl led the Tiger Cubs with 18 points. Jessica Strezlec was next with four points. Corrine Trigg added two...
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