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Stories from Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cunningham hanging up mailbag after 28 years (01/29/09)
It's an old story -- the postman getting bitten by a dog. But to hear Terry Cunningham, a 28-year letter carrier for the Greencastle Post Office, tell it, dogs aren't the only animals of which he and his colleagues should beware. "I was standing on a porch once -- this was probably 15 years ago -- and there was this parrot on a stand, not chained or anything," he said. "Anyway, I got close to it, and it stepped off the stand onto my mailbag. It got a hold of my arm."...
Pearl Bryan story coming to film (01/29/09)
Filmmaker Ron Whitt will be at the Putnam County Library Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. to talk about his upcoming film trilogy which focuses on former Greencastle resident and murder victim Pearl Bryan. The public is invited to meet and greet Whitt and see a trailer of the first of his three movies called Hell's Gate, which tells the story of Pearl Bryan, the daughter of a wealthy Greencastle farmer who was murdered near Newport, Ky. in 1896...
INDOT not looking at other problem intersections (01/29/09)
While the Indiana Department of Transportation has future plans to improve the intersection of U.S. 231 and Veteran's Memorial Highway, it does not include traffic lights at other "problem" intersections. Some officials and residents feel the intersection of Veteran's Memorial Highway and First Street needs a traffic light installed. With Greencastle High School and Ivy Tech, school and city officials are concerned with motorist's safety at peak hours of the day...
County waiting to hear about relief (01/29/09)
Putnam County has to wait until at least Feb. 9 to find out if it will receive any further funding beyond the $100,000 already given to the county by the IND Fund. In June last year, a $45 million relief and recovery grant was given to the Indiana Association of United Ways as part of a relief and recovery grant from the Lilly Endowment...
NP alums invited to homecoming (01/29/09)
North Putnam alumni are invited to attend Winter Homecoming on Friday, Jan. 30 when the North Putnam High School varsity girls' and boys' basketball teams play Greencastle. Alumni members should visit the welcome table in the commons to sign in and register for a Super Bowl gift basket give away...
Funds available to GHS grads (01/29/09)
Greencastle High School Alumni Scholarships are once again being offered this year. Applications are available from the Greencastle High School guidance counselor or the Putnam County Community Foundation. The GHS Alumni Scholarship Fund has awarded over 60 scholarships to GHS graduates since its inception in 1995. ...
Michael promoting small business interests (01/29/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) convinced the Indiana House Small Business and Economic Development Committee of the need for a state office that would work exclusively for the advancement of small businesses in Indiana's local communities...
Clover wrestlers receive inspiring words (01/29/09)
The Cloverdale High School wrestling team welcomed Shelby Wilson to the Cloverdale wrestling room Monday. Wilson visited the Clovers to help them prepare for the upcoming Sectional tournament. Wilson was a 1960 Olympic Champion in Rome, a two-time NCAA runner-up while wrestling for Oklahoma State University. ...
Tigers tangle with Trinity, Southwestern this weekend (01/29/09)
After going 8-1 over its last nine games, the DePauw men's basketball team will look to get back on track as it host two SCAC opponents this weekend. DePauw is coming off its first loss in nine games and will have a chance to upset Trinity on Friday. Trinity is currently ranked No. 8 and has posted an 8-0 record in the SCAC...
DPU looks to break SCAC deadlock in first place (01/29/09)
The DePauw Women's basketball team heads into this weekend's SCAC games with a little more confidence than last week. After knocking off Hendrix 80-71, the Lady Tigers have moved back into the Top 25 in the D3hoops.com poll at No. 23 and No. 24 in the USA Today ESPN Division III top 25 coaches poll. It couldn't come a better time as DePauw takes on Trinity University Friday night at 6 p.m. in the Lilly Center and then takes on Southwestern Sunday at 1 p.m...
Gloria Heron (01/29/09)
Gloria Heron, 87, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at the Waters of Greencastle. She was born Aug. 6, 1921 in Baltimore, Md. to Mark and Naomi Gathmann. She married John B. Heron in 1941. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1998. He preceded her in death on Feb. 3, 1998...
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