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Stories from Wednesday, February 11, 2009

EID ordinance withdrawn (02/11/09)
It came in with a roar and went out with a whimper. After multiple citizens voiced their ardent support or opposition to the proposed downtown economic improvement district in recent months, the ordinance was withdrawn Tuesday evening. Having received a request from the petitioners, the Greencastle Common Council voted unanimously to remove the ordinance from consideration...
Cloverdale approves software purchase (02/11/09)
CLOVERDALE -- A motion was passed by the Cloverdale Town Council Tuesday night for Keystone Software to be purchased at a cost of more than $30,000. The motion is contingent upon someone other than former council member John Davis doing the installation...
Senate bill could change county government (02/11/09)
Indiana's current commissioners and county council form of government will cease to exist if a bill approved last week by a Senate committee becomes law. Not only will local government be affected, but also libraries and schools would be drastically changed if the Indiana General Assembly approves the recommendations proposed by Gov. Mitch Daniels...
Roachdale to purchase new cable locator (02/11/09)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council held a very short meeting Tuesday night with only two motions on the table. They approved the quote for a new cable locator for the town and tabled reviewing an ordinance. Town Board President Bill Long announced that news about the Indiana Street project should be available Wednesday...
Money management training offered (02/11/09)
Purdue Extension Service is offering training for individuals who are willing to help others learn more about where their money goes, and how to make it go further. We all know that the economy is tight and many families are struggling more now than ever before. The big question of course, is what can we do about it, either for ourselves or to help others...
Ag Days photos being accepted (02/11/09)
Entries for the 2009 Putnam County Ag Days Photo Contest are now being accepted. Send or drop off farm photos to the Putnam County Extension Office, located at 209 W. Liberty Street, Greencastle, by March 2. The Ag Day Photo Contest is once again being sponsored by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart Superstore. ...
Learn how to make your grocery money last (02/11/09)
Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc.'s Food Check-Out Week, slated for February 15-21 is devoted to helping teach Americans how to stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nutritious food. Although food remains affordable in the United States, shopping to feed a family can be challenging. This week celebrates when the average American will earn enough disposable income to pay for the entire year's food supply in just 5 weeks...
Greencastle upends South Putnam for win (02/11/09)
All it takes is one call. One call can change the course of a game and that's what happened Tuesday night between Greencastle and South Putnam. The game was tied 51-all with just two over two minutes left in the game. Greencastle's Jordan Hickman took the ball into the corner and drained a three to give the Tiger Cubs a 54-51 lead and then it happen...
Cougars give Sparkplugs a scare (02/11/09)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Cougars boys' basketball team hosted the West Central Conference leading Speedway Sparkplugs Monday night. North Putnam knew it would have its hands full with the athletic, taller Sparkplugs, who were entering the game with an unblemished, 5-0 record in the WCC...
GHS freshmen fall to Plainfield (02/11/09)
The Greencastle freshman basketball team dropped a contest to Plainfield 47-24 Monday night. Greencastle trailed 23-10 at the half; the young Tiger Cubs outscored the Quakers 14-13 in the third period to trail by twelve at the end of three. A stifling Plainfield defense and poor shooting hampered the Tiger Cubs in the fourth...
Updated bowling standing announced (02/11/09)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 2-5-09) Automotive (Tues.) High team scratch game-- All or Nothing 1229 High team scratch series-- All or Nothing 3307 High individual game-- Scott Alexander 279 High individual series-- Scott Alexander 700 Sue Cash Memorial (Wed.)...
Greencastle drops two games (02/11/09)
In middle school action last week, Greencastle's seventh grade girls suffered a loss on Feb. 5 32-11 to Cascade. Scoring for the Lady Tiger Cubs was Shelby Earl, who scored seven points, while Alex Basile and Miranda Nuz had two points each. In the B game, the Lady Tiger Cubs lost 19-14 with Alyssa Tesmer and Melody White scoring six points each, with Elizabeth Johnson adding two points...
Cloverdale fifth graders finish third (02/11/09)
Cloverdale's fifth grade boys finished third in the fifth grade tournament Saturday. The Clovers defeated Stinesville 25-22 to claim third place. Cloverdale (5-4) lost earlier in the day to Edgewood, but stormed back in the consolation game to take third place...
Tiger Sharks swim to victory on senior night against Bruins (02/11/09)
Monday night, the Greencastle Tiger Sharks hosted the Bruins of Tri-West. Greencastle won 10 of the 12 events, had two pool records, and had some personal bests on the evening. They came out on top with a score of 120-61 over the Bruins. This was also senior night for the Greencastle swimmers. ...
John "Jack" Green (02/11/09)
John "Jack" Green, 61, of Centerpoint and formerly of Fort Plain, N.Y. died on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. He was born on March 27, 1947 in Little Falls, N.Y. to Rexford Dygert and Lelah Madison Greene. Mr. Green began his 43-year career in baking at Petri's Bakery and owned the business from 1984 until his retirement in 2008...
Danny C. Cottongim (02/11/09)
Danny C. Cottongim, 57, of Greencastle died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. He was born March 14, 1951 in Putnam County to Clarence Edward and Juanita Smith Cottongim. Mr. Cottongim was a member of the New Providence Baptist Church and a groundskeeper at Central State Hospital in Indianapolis...
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