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Stories from Monday, June 15, 2009

County Commissioners hear another bridge is historic (06/15/09)
Putnam County Commissioners heard that Bridge 137 (Crowe's Bridge) has been named eligible for placement on the National Register of Historic Places under the historic bridge category. 
"Despite damages, bridge 137 maintains its integrity and is eligible for the National Register of Historic Bridges," read Commissioner Gene Beck...
SP elementaries receive Wireless Generation grants (06/15/09)
All three South Putnam elementary schools -- Central, Fillmore and Reelsville -- were awarded Wireless Generation grants from Indiana Department of Education for the 2009-2010 school year. The idea behind Wireless Generation is to determine which students in kindergarten to second grade need more help, such as special education or Title I, or more advanced instruction like high ability. ...
Retirement bittersweet for NP's Pride (06/15/09)
When North Putnam Community School Superintendent Murray Pride retires at the end of June, he will leave behind a legacy of much more than 15 years of service. He and his wife Sara have established a scholarship fund in their names through the Putnam County Foundation...
Parkfest continues (06/15/09)
Parkfest 2009 continues Tuesday evening in Greencastle with a 7 p.m. performance at the Robe Ann Park band shell by the duo of Mike Van Rensselaer and Steve Terry. Like the rest of the pair's performances in the Parkfest series since it began in 1994, their tunes offer a wide variety within the old time and folk genre, featuring guitar, mandolin and banjo picking, along with harmonizing vocals...
PCH offers additional services (06/15/09)
Putnam County Hospital has recently expanded the Respiratory Therapy department to include complete Pulmonary Function Testing (PFT). Patients suffering from wheezing, shortness of breath and chronic cough can now be screened through the use of the Vmax Complete Pulmonary Function Testing System...
Alumni of children's home like family (06/15/09)
Darrell Tony spent his entire childhood at the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home in Knightstown. He arrived at the home as a 3-month-old baby, and remained there until he turned 18. Today Tony, 78, lives at The Waters of Greencastle, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility...
Holding Court (06/15/09)
Saturday's downtown farmers' market in Greencastle had a slight interruption this weekend when this cow was spotted standing on the courthouse lawn. The animal, which belongs to David Smith of Morgantown, had escaped from her trailer while stopped at a stoplight in downtown Greencastle. Although the cow proved elusive for a while, her owners, with the help of the Greencastle Police Department and some local citizens, got her back on the trailer and on their way.
Bike ride to make statement for sustainability (06/15/09)
The DePauw Environmental Club and Greencastle Parks and Recreation will be hosting the Critical Mass Bike Ride at 1 p.m. on Father's Day. The purpose of the ride is to make a statement for fun, sustainable transportation. Riders should meet on the square by the Buzz Bomber or on the north side of the courthouse for one of two rides. There will be a short ride and a 10-mile ride...
Market offers weekend outing (06/15/09)
Through three weeks of the season for the Greencastle farmers' market, it is evident that the efforts of the Greencastle Sustainability Committee during the winter and spring are paying off. The market, while small, offers a Saturday morning outing for residents and more than simply homegrown produce and plants...
Local dealership to revamp jingle (06/15/09)
BRAZIL -- For a few years now, anyone listening to a radio station or watching the tube heard that all familiar jingle for York Chevrolet/Pontiac/Buick in Brazil and York Chevy/Pontiac/Buick/GMC in Greencastle. The commercial has the type of music that sticks in one's head...
DePauw lauded for graduation rates (06/15/09)
DePauw University has one of the highest graduation rates among America's institutions of higher education, according to a new, national report. "Diplomas and Dropouts: Which Colleges Actually Graduate Their Students (and Which Don't)" was prepared for the American Enterprise Institute on Public Policy based on data from the U.S. ...
Dennis Myers (06/15/09)
Dennis A. Myers, 53, of Marshall died at 9:49 am Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Union Hospital at Terre Haute. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company Clinton Laboratories with more than 25 years of service. He was also a part time farmer with his son-in-law Rod Jones...
Carolyn Davidson (06/15/09)
Carolyn Jean Davidson, 62, of Terre Haute died Friday, June 5, 2009 in a car/train accident. She was born in Vigo County on Feb. 13, 1947 to James and Lavene (Baxter) Sutliff. She was currently employed as the administrator for the Qualified Savings Plan at Operating Engineers Local No. 841...
Keeping horses takes time, energy (06/15/09)
It was once said that if you owned horses you were a rich person. That might be true, but my experience tells me that if you had money before owning horses, you don't have money anymore. Keeping horses takes a lot of time and money. This economy has been hard on everybody. ...
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