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Stories from Friday, March 6, 2009

Cloverdale reviews zoning issues (03/06/09)
Board of Zoning Appeals CLOVERDALE -- Board of Zoning and Appeals members received a small lesson in abandoned vehicle and unsafe building laws courtesy of attorney Alan Yackey Thursday evening. It is the first time the board has had to deal with the situation and is working its way through the process...
City to honor Girl Scouts next week (03/06/09)
It's official. Mayor Sue Murray has designated March 8-14 as Girl Scout Week. She signed the proclamation during a leader's meeting Thursday at Tzouanakis Intermediate School. In celebration of Girl Scout Week, Greencastle's elementary schools -- Tzouanakis, Deer Meadow and Ridpath -- and North Putnam's elementary schools, which include Bainbridge and Roachdale, will have display cases filled with Girl Scout items...
DePauw presents evening of Sephardic Culture (03/06/09)
Anyone interested in learning about the Sephardim branch of Judaism needs to head to DePauw University for "The Nightingale and the Rose: An Evening of Sephardic Culture" taking place Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at the Green Center. Sepharad is the Hebrew word for Spain. ...
Fillmore pursuing outstanding water payments (03/06/09)
Sewer and water issues were once again the topic at the Fillmore Town Council meeting Thursday as Board President Jeff Osborn and Clerk-Treasurer Wanda Seidler reported on recent actions by the town. There were 79 accounts with arrearages that were sent letters telling them they needed to pay their bill and offering to make arrangements to do so...
City and DePauw Environmental Club host storm water education event (03/06/09)
The City of Greencastle teamed up with the DePauw Environmental Club Thursday night to present an informational event at city hall to educate the public on the prevention of storm water pollution. In one of her major roles as city planner, Shannon Norman spends much of her time on Greencastle's Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) program...
Kindergarten orientation scheduled at South Putnam elementaries (03/06/09)
The annual South Putnam Community School Corporation kindergarten orientation for the 2009-2010 school year has been scheduled for April 7,8 and 9 at the South Putnam elementary schools -- Central, Reelsville and Fillmore. Students and parents are encouraged to attend the orientation session at the school of fall enrollment. Attendance during the entire two and one-half hour session is recommended. There will be a variety of information provided and activities are on the agenda...
Giving Spirit (03/06/09)
Piece of prehistoric history added to Putnam County Museum exhibit (03/06/09)
V. Maury Smith was the son of O. H. Smith, who taught in the DePauw University Physics Department for many years. Maury grew up in Greencastle and was active in the Boy Scouts. For a couple of years he was a student of forestry at Washington State University. Then at the age of 20 he headed to Alaska where he live most of the rest of his life...
EMT classes set (03/06/09)
Putnam County Operation Life, in cooperation with Area 30 Career Center, is accepting applications for its upcoming Spring/Summer 2009 Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course. The cost of the course is $650 and includes all associated fees. A payment plan is available upon request...
Greencastle receives funds (03/06/09)
The Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry has awarded $80,000 in matching grants to 14 Hoosier communities. "These grant dollars are part of the DNR Division of Forestry and Alcoa Foundation Tree Planting Partnership grant. The dollars will go for purchase, planting, and maintenance of trees on public property," director of the DNR Division of Forestry John Seifert said...
Fitzpatrick studying in Spain (03/06/09)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- T. Michael Fitzpatrick, a junior at Wabash College, was selected to participate in the Wabash College International Studies Program and is currently studying in Barcelona, Spain for his second semester junior year. Fitzpatrick just finished up his fall semester at Wabash College where he served as vice president for his fraternity, Sigma Chi, was a member of the Little Giant NCAC championship football team, and was named to the Dean's List after earning a 3.5 grade point average.. ...
We've got spirit (03/06/09)
Greencastle swimmers split with Cadets (03/06/09)
Swim teams from Greencastle and Cascade tangled Wednesday, with GMS coming away with a split. The boys won 104-76, while the girls were edged 95-91. GMS swimmer Alex Asbell dominated the 200-yard freestyle in 2:23.56, more than 17 second ahead of second place. He also won the 100-yard freestyle in 1:03.24...
GMS boys place fourth (03/06/09)
The Greencastle boys' sixth grade AAU team recently completed their season by finishing two games away from the State Finals, losing to Plainfield in the Franklin Regional. The boys finished fourth in their Indy Hoops South Division this season with only Class 4A schools finishing ahead of the Tiger Cubs...
GMS wrestlers get win (03/06/09)
The Greencastle Middle School wrestling team defeated North Putnam 75-24 Wednesday. Picking up wins for GMS were Tanner Fenwick, Nick Pingleton, Kody Collins, Hunter Smith, Tyler Hudson, Carter Lewis, Kellan Alspaugh, Quincy Hayes, Cody Mundy, Jake Rickenbaugh, Tanner Wood, Dustin Williams, Jorden Froderman and Zeb Rumley...
GMS falls to Bulldogs (03/06/09)
The Greencastle eighth grade girls' basketball team suffered a 34-15 loss at home Thursday night. Jessi Covert's seven points, followed by Christy Miller's four points, paced the Tiger Cubs. Kayla Chadd and Alexis Williams chipped in two points each in the loss...
Donald G. Bruin (03/06/09)
Donald G. Bruin, 72, of Rockville died Thursday, March 5, 2009 at The Waters of Clinton. He was born March 28, 1935 in Ashland, N.H. to Cecil and Ella Jordan Bruin. He attended Marshall High School. He married Dorothy Wheatfill Bruin, and she survives...
Paul Edward Keck (03/06/09)
Paul Edward Keck, 82, of Greencastle died at his residence Thursday, March 5, 2009. He was born March 4, 1927 to Hiram & Moen Crosby Keck in New Maysville. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1947. Mr. Keck was retired from Caterpillar, and was a farmer...
Putnam County SWCD offering cost-share products (03/06/09)
The Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District has been awarded a grant from Clean Water Indiana Fund to reduce and reuse the amount of water/sediment that is finding its way into storm drains and water courses and the amount of yard waste and kitchen refuse by putting less stress on garbage disposals and entering land fills...
Health Fair was a great success (03/06/09)
To the Editor: I would like to thank the following for participating in South Putnam School Corp.'s annual Third Grade Health Fair on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009: Operation Life, Tammy Page with Family Support Services, Putnam County Board of Health, Meredith Williams with Tobacco Education, Cindy Hennette with Dental Health, Genevieve Short and students with Area 30 and Allied Health, Kenneth Spence with Indiana Conservation and the South Putnam Puppet Team consisting of Wes McKinney and Heath Schlatter.. ...
Thanks to Winter Festival sponsors (03/06/09)
To the Editor: A big thank you goes out to the many sponsors of the Feb.13 Deer Meadow Primary School Winter Festival. The amount of local support and generosity, especially considering this economy, was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The night was filled with good food, fun games and exciting raffle prizes, all of which would not have been possible without the following sponsors and their donations...
Donations made Christmas party possible (03/06/09)
To the Editor: On Monday, Dec. 22, 2008 Opportunity Housing Inc. of Putnam County's annual Christmas party was held at the Greencastle Eagles Lodge. To the Eagles Lodge and the wonderful volunteers, Opportunity Housing, our board of directors and staff would like to extend our sincere gratitude and thanks to each and every one of you...
Democrats think they are on a roll (03/06/09)
To the Editor: The Democrats in Congress think they are on a roll after passing the recent stimulus bill. But we can't let the urgent economic needs of this country create a snowball effect of bad legislation. One example of such a mistake is the push for a cap and trade carbon policy...
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