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Stories from Thursday, July 10, 2008

Town hopes to start new parade tradition (07/10/08)
ROACHDALE -- A group of Roachdale citizens is hoping to revive a tradition in the town that has fallen by the wayside. Many years ago, Roachdale had a summer festival complete with a parade and children's activities. This weekend a festival -- held in conjunction with the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post's fish fry and dubbed VFW Fish Fry and Summerfest -- will be held in an effort to rekindle a spirit of community cohesiveness in the tiny burg...
Plan to charge athletes for bus rides tabled again (07/10/08)
The Greencastle School Board held off again Wednesday night in deciding whether to charge student athletes for bus rides taken to sporting events. Corporation officials supporting the idea hope it will help them cover expenses related to buses being used to take sports teams to and from games during the school year -- mainly gasoline...
Planning Dept. on the move (07/10/08)
Beginning Monday, July 14, the Putnam County Planning Department will have new offices in the County Annex located in Room 3 at 209 W. Liberty Street, Greencastle. The office will be open regular hours between now and the move and will be open for business as usual on Monday. Office hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. They are closed from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch...
Town crawling with wildlife seeks solutions (07/10/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- Stinky issues were the order at Wednesday night's meeting of the Bainbridge Town Council where Naomi Barker and Bonnie Osborn talked about the ongoing cat problem which has been compounded by the addition of skunks in town. "There were three skunks in my yard last night, a mother and two little ones. They were as cute as they could be but I sat in my car until they went by," laughed Barker...
Retail food prices continue to climb (07/10/08)
The Indiana Farm Bureau, in cooperation with the American Farm Bureau Federation, has been producing an informal survey of grocery store prices called the market basket since 1989. Their latest report shows that retail food prices at he supermarket increased significantly in the second quarter of 2008 both statewide and nationally...
Nature poetry contest to benefit state park (07/10/08)
Local writers are welcome to create poems for the Indiana Nature Poetry Contest that runs until Sept. 30. The contest was organized by Hoosier poet Stacy Smith. The winning poems will be published in a small chapbook called "Poetic Nature in the Homeland," from which all royalties will go directly to Mounds State Park...
Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K a success (07/10/08)
Over 70 registrants took to the streets of Greencastle in the July 4 Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K Run/Walk. The 16th annual Independence Day morning foot race is organized by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department as the kick off event to the annual Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County's Celebrate "4" Celebration...
Independence Day Champs (07/10/08)
James Hague (07/10/08)
James Charles "Jim Dandy" Hague age 77 of Greencastle passed away Tuesday evening at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Oct. 29, 1930 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Phillip George and Elvaethel (Roach) Hague. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School "Class of 1949". He married Faye (Kiger) Hague on Aug. 5, 1956 and she survives...
Steven Johnston (07/10/08)
Steven Louis Johnston, 46, of Indianapolis, died July 6, 2008. He was a lineman for Indianapolis Power and Light Co. for 24 years. He was a member of the Putnam County Dive Team, Search and Rescue. Survivors include a daughter, Shelby L. Johnston; parents Harry and Ginny Johnston, Kathy Johnston; a sister, Kathy Acton; a brother, Tony Johnston and wife Renee; nieces and nephews...
Bessie Richardson (07/10/08)
Bessie T. Richardson, 75, of Greencastle, died Tuesday. Arrangements are pending at Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dennis Wilcox (07/10/08)
Dennis James "Jim" Wilcox, 75, of Attica, formerly of Jordan Village, Ind., died Monday, July 7, 2008 at St. Vincent Hospital, Williamsport. Born on Oct. 17, 1932 in Hendricks County, he was the son of Emil Clem Wilcox and Hazel Dessie (Terry) Wilcox. He married Edna Mae (Dickison) Jackson Wilcox...
Putnam Scanner for July 10, 2008 (07/10/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department One accident report was turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Damage was estimated between $5,000 - $10,000...
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