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Stories from Monday, March 23, 2009

Governor making Putnam stop (03/23/09)
Gov. Mitch Daniels will speak at the Walden Inn on Friday from noon to 1 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Greencastle Kiwanis Club. The meeting is open to the public, and the Kiwanis extends an invitation for all to attend. Daniels will address a number of topics, including Indiana's stimulus money. He will also take questions from the audience...
Evans continues to beat the odds (03/23/09)
It was 26 years ago in February when Sharon Evans received the news. After thinking she only had the flu, Evans learned it was much worse. There was nothing to prepare her for the diagnoses of multiple myeloma. She was given two years to live. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cell. It is an incurable, but treatable disease. Research shows it is the second most prevalent blood cancer after non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
Humane shelter to host re-opening celebration April 4 (03/23/09)
There are big changes at the Putnam County Humane Shelter as it prepares to re-open Saturday, April 4. These changes should have a positive impact on animal control in the entire county. A celebratory grand opening is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. on April 4, and the community is invited to come in, walk a dog, meet the staff and check out all the changes...
Parks and Recreation gears up for spring (03/23/09)
Local children and their caregivers enjoy making projects during the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Mommy and Me program. The program runs on Wednesday mornings from 9:15 to 11 a.m. at the Putnam County Library Kiwanis Room. In addition to arts and crafts, time includes music and movement, stories and finger plays and play. ...
For kids' safety (03/23/09)
Fiber Event planned for April 10, 11 (03/23/09)
The third annual Fiber Event at Greencastle will be held April 10 and 11 at Putnam County Fairgrounds. Numerous vendors will be on hand offering fibers, equipment and other fiber related items. Workshops such as tools of the trade, designing a sweater or vest from a sweatshirt, spinning for lace and spinning recycled materials will be offered...
Greencastle veterinary clinic opens with SBA financing (03/23/09)
The West Central Veterinary Services opened in a new building in Greencastle last September. They are part of the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 loan program, which is one of the most successful lending programs for expanding businesses. "We were already doing a lot of work in Putnam County with large animals so we had a presence. ...
Curves of Greencastle hosts food drive (03/23/09)
During the month of March, Curves of Greencastle will participate in the 11th Annual Curves Food Drive to benefit local food banks. Collectively, over the past five years, nearly 50 million pounds of food were distributed to local communities all over the world through the Curves Food Drive...
Miller tapped as Player of the Year (03/23/09)
The 2008-09 girls basketball season saw a good mix of veteran and young players, with latter assuring fans of Putnam County basketball that the future looks bright. One of those players leading the youth movement is Greencastle sophomore Mallory Miller. Miller's ability to knock down the outside side and find her way past defenses, put her opposing team's radar and has earned her the 2008-09 Banner Graphic Player of the Year honor...
Tiger Cubs, Clovers wrap up indoor track season (03/23/09)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- One part of the spring track season is over -- the indoor part. The Greencastle and Cloverdale track teams took part in the 2009 Hoosier State Relay State Championships on Saturday at Purdue. The teams saw some of their best performances on Saturday, filling them with optimism for the upcoming outdoor season...
Hacker Honored (03/23/09)
Herschel James "Jim" Cummings (03/23/09)
Herschel James "Jim" Cummings, 70, of Clayton died Sunday, March 22, 2009 at Methodist Hospital. He was born May 16, 1938 near Cloverdale to Herman L. and Dorothy V. Carpenter Cummings, and graduated from Stilesville High School in 1956. He was known for his basketball skills and was the Hendricks County Tournament scoring champion in 1956...
Pershing C. Pickens (03/23/09)
Pershing C. Pickens, 89, of Cloverdale died Monday, March 23, 2009 at his residence. He was born in Janesville, Wisc. on Oct 25, 1919 to the late Fay Dennis and Jessie May Childs Pickens. Mr. Pickens was a member of Hurst-Collins Post 281, American Legion and VFW #1550, Jesse Lee Post and was retired from General Motors. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy as a bomber pilot...
Melvin L. Gaston (03/23/09)
Melvin L. Gaston, 75, of Greencastle died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at his residence. Born Aug. 30, 1933 in Cloverdale, he was the son of Harris and Mildred Henson Gaston. He was a 1951 graduate of Cloverdale High School. He married JoEllen "Jody" Alexander and she survives...
Crysta Yvonne Kelly (03/23/09)
Crysta Y. Kelly 74, of Roachdale, died Saturday, March 21, 2009 at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana. She was born on March 3, 1935 in Peoria, Ill. She graduated from High School in Farmington, Ill., then became an LPN and worked at St. Francis Hospital in Peoria. She married Jim Kelly on Jan. 28, 1972 in Carmel. He died in 2005...
Thelma M. Kennedy (03/23/09)
Thelma M. Kennedy, 85, of Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, March 20, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born in French Lick on July 20, 1923 to the late Herbert and Nora Ellen Martin Lashbrook. She married Kenneth Lawrence Kennedy on Nov. 17, 1942 and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1973...

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