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Stories from Monday, August 3, 2009

United Way plans Day of Caring (08/03/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The United Way of Putnam County is looking for both volunteers and community projects for its Aug. 28 Day of Caring. This annual event follows the agency's kick-off breakfast that same day at 7:30 a.m. It is a mobilization of volunteers to celebrate the spirit of giving through service by providing a day of volunteer opportunities which impact the entire community...
'Gun' leaves behind second family (08/03/09)
GREENCASTLE -- When Thai exchange student Wasawat "Gun" Wanichwiriyakit said goodbye to Greencastle last Friday, he left more than a temporary home. He left a group of people he had come to regard as family. Gun, 17, spent the last year in Greencastle, the last seven months of which were with Roger and Amy Doan and their two daughter, Sydney, 6, and Zoey 1. The third of four children, Gun spent his time with the Doans with something he's never had before -- two little sisters...
Civic award nominations being accepted (08/03/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Nominations are now being accepted for the Cloverdale Civic Award. The award is sponsored by the Cloverdale Lions Club and will be presented to an individual who has made a positive difference in the Cloverdale community. The winner will have his or her name engraved on the permanent plaque that is on display in the Cloverdale Town Hall and will also receive a plaque...
Putnam County Museum holds annual meeting (08/03/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The ballroom at DePauw University was filled with light-hearted laughter Saturday evening as the Putnam County Museum celebrated its achievements from the past year. A silent auction featured the work of local artists including pottery pieces by the Peelers, handspun items, coffee table books, a fainting couch and much more...
County Girl Scouts host camporee (08/03/09)
POLAND -- Camp Na Wa Kwa will be bustling with girl scouts and their parents on Aug. 28-30 at the annual Northern Putnam County Girl Scout Camporee. The event is open to any registered Girl Scout and her mother or father at a cost of $20 per person...
Back to school budget shopping (08/03/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Living with a downturn in the economy makes preparing for back to school more difficult for many families in Putnam County. Paying school fees and buying supplies leaves little money for clothes shopping for many Putnam County residents who are struggling just to keep food on their tables...
Greencastle schools announce 2009 school opening information (08/03/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Dr. Robert Green, Superintendent of the Greencastle Community School Corporation, recently announced the school opening information for the 2009-10 school year. New student registration will be Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. New students may register and rent books at their individual buildings...
Clark Frederic Norton (08/03/09)
Clark Frederic Norton, 97, of Bowie, Md. died of congestive heart failure at home on Wednesday, July 22, 2009, with Mary, his wife of nearly 69 years, nearby. He was born on April 18, 1912, in Ludington, Mich. After graduating from Ludington High School in 1930, he attended Lawrence College (now Lawrence University) in Appleton, Wisc. ...
Marie Murphy (08/03/09)
Marie Murphy, 83, of Greencastle died on Monday, Aug. 3, 2009. She was born on Aug. 18, 1925 in Grainger County, Tenn. to Ralph H. and Cecil Moore Bassett. Mrs. Murphy was a 1944 graduate of Cloverdale High School and was a member of the Church of Christ in Greencastle...
Frances L. McNeff Bunten (08/03/09)
Frances L. McNeff Bunten, 89, of Danville died Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. She was born Oct. 5, 1919 in Putnam County, the daughter of Tilden and Edith Vestal McNeff. She was married to Elmer Bunten for 62 years, and he died Sept. 21, 2000. Mrs. Bunten was a farm wife and a member of Groveland Order of Eastern Star #330. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1937, where she ran track and played basketball...
Shirley R. Tague Hooks (08/03/09)
Shirley R. Tague Hooks, 57, of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, July 30, 2009. Shirley moved to St. Petersburg the area in 2003 from Houston, Texas. She is survived by her loving husband of nine years John; son Richard Kerr of Santa Fe, N.M.; brothers Stanley Tague of Greencastle, Steve Tague of Las Vegas, Nev.; and sister Sherry Tague of Las Vegas...
Thanks! (08/03/09)
The 2009 Putnam County Fair will certainly go down as one of the coolest in recent memory! One could not ask for better weather. Likewise the event seemed to occur without any major glitches. On behalf of Putnam County's 900 plus 4-Her's and the entire 4-H program, a special thank you is in order to the community and the Putnam County Fairboard. ...
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