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Stories from Friday, October 23, 2009

Worthy of Note (10/23/09)
More than 170 student musicians from Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam High schools performed together Thursday at a Putnam County Honor Band concert at Kresge Auditorium on the DePauw University campus. The students rehearsed together all day Thursday. Craig Pare, professor of music at DePauw and conductor of the DePauw University band, was the Honor Band's guest conductor and clinician.
Mysterious items need identification (10/23/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Amid the commotion of emptying the Putnam County Home and locating unmarked graves prior to the sale of acreage around it, a registry from a funeral found there has raised some questions. Putnam County Planner Kim Hyten is looking for anyone related to Harry Coleman. They believe he may have lived at the County Home at one time, but cannot find any record. What they did find was a registry from his funeral held at a Coatesville Funeral Home...
Cloverdale octagonal house a rarity in Indiana (10/23/09)
CLOVERDALE -- There is a rare type of home located at 154 N. Main Street in Cloverdale. It is an Octagon House and is currently up for sale. The Historic Landmarks Foundation says it is aware of only 14 octagon dwellings built during the mid-nineteenth century including this one...
Church offers new approach to Trick or Treat (10/23/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Young members of the Greencastle Christian Churches Student Ministries classes won't be asking for treats this Halloween. Instead, they will be soliciting canned goods and non-perishable items to give away to needy church members. Student Ministers Braden and Lindsey Etcheson decided to take a different approach to trick or treating this year...
ISP commanders conduct annual inspection at Putnamville Post (10/23/09)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post held its annual inspection of personnel and equipment Thursday at the Putnamville Post. Commanders inspected the appearance, commission and equipment of forty six officers ranging in rank from trooper to lieutenant. The inspections are held once every year at all 18 state police districts...
Tiger Cubs close season at sectional (10/23/09)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- After winning the first set of its opening sectional match against Edgewood, 25-21, Greencastle's volleyball team thought it was going to sweep the Mustangs in three and move on. It didn't happened. The Mustangs came back and won the next three sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-21 and ended the Tiger Cubs' 2009 season and Trish Lowe's high school coaching career...
Local teams begin sectional play tonight (10/23/09)
Four county schools begin their quest for the 2009 football sectional tonight. And it only seems fitting that the night is calling for rain. Three county teams, Greencastle, South Putnam and Cloverdale will be hosting sectional foes, while North Putnam will be on the road. Although the teams involved has varying records, the great news about tonight is they all start fresh...
Michael Eugene Hamblin (10/23/09)
Michael Eugene Hamblin, 47, of Greencastle died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009 at his residence. Born May 29, 1962 in Greencastle, he was the son of Claude and Helen Higgins Hamblin.
Pamela Sue Kamplain (10/23/09)
Pamela Sue Kamplain, 52, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born June 5, 1957 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Everett "Joe" and Betty Trail Kiger. She married Jeff Kamplain on Oct. 9, 1982 and he survives...
Just a gentle reminder (10/23/09)
To the Editor: This is just a gentle reminder: The Lord put each of us on this Earth to first know and love Him, and then to love and care for everyone he brings into our life. Alice Via Greencastle
Step up and help a child in need (10/23/09)
To the Editor: Sadly, reports of child abuse, neglect, abandonment, and even death make the news headlines nearly every day. In some instances, these tragic events could not have been predicted or prevented; however, in most cases, someone could have intervened early on to help prevent the abuse or neglect from occurring...
Thanks for making Chalk Art Bash a success (10/23/09)
To the Editor: On September 19, the Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau held it's third annual Sidewalk Chalk Art Bash on the downtown square. Pre-planning, diligent volunteers and generous donations are what made this event a huge success and could not have been possible without the financial and volunteer support from within the county. ...
Breaking down obstacles to higher education (10/23/09)
To the Editor: Our country is facing a crisis in education and in Indiana we are changing the way we think about what higher learning means to our future. According to the U.S. Education Secretary, 55-60 year olds in the U.S. today have the highest high school and college graduation rates of any advanced economy in the world. et, among 25-34 year olds, we are below average for high school graduation and middle of the pack for college graduation rates...
Putnam County Honor Band 2009 (10/23/09)
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