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Stories from Monday, July 28, 2008

Records fall at fair auction (07/28/08)
The 2008 Putnam County 4-H Fair culminated in a livestock auction Friday that netted $179,885. Although sales totals were down from last year, the number of buyers was up. "We had 55 new buyers," said auction coordinator Pam Gardner. "That was great. People always step forward to help the kids here."...
Johnston named to Hall of Fame (07/28/08)
A lifetime of work has paid off for one local man. Robert "Bobby" Johnston was inducted June 17 into the Bill Monroe Bluegrass Hall of Fame located in Bean Blossom. He is only the 18th person to receive this mark of distinction. But it was a long road to this point...
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F.B. Distro sends off two of its own to serve in the military (07/28/08)
Two local workers were recently given a special send-off as they prepare to leave for military service. Fashion Bug Distribution (F.B. Distro) in Greencastle had a special meeting Thursday morning to surprise both Andrew Muncie, Brazil, and Jason Short, Greencastle...
Hike in minimum wage will impact businesses (07/28/08)
The most recent minimum wage hike is expcted to cause problems for small businesses, but perhaps not as badly in Putnam County, according to some local business owners. In a recent release of preliminary data by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI), the relationship between minimum wage increase and unemployment was made...
Walden Inn serves up special treats to some area kids (07/28/08)
Every year for at least ten years the Walden Inn, Greencastle has held a breakfast for the kids enrolled in the Enrichment Program. Nearly 50 kids enjoy a breakfast buffet once a year while attending the summer program that takes place every July. Funded by a federal grant called McKinney Vento Grant, students spend their mornings reading, playing and learning. They also have breakfast and a snack during the one-half day program...
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