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Stories from Wednesday, November 18, 2009

United Way still needs community help (11/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Last year, the United Way set a $145,000 campaign goal. The community raised $165,000. This year Executive Director David English is hoping to meet an even higher goal of $175,000. But with the campaign getting close to winding down, the new thermometer on the courthouse is showing just a little over 30 percent of the goal...
Can You Dig It? (11/18/09)
To complete the Greencastle Parks and Recreation program's ALCOA/DNR Tree Partnership Grant, local scouts and officials planted two black gum and one Kentucky coffee tree Monday at Robe-Ann Park. The grant allowed for the removal of ash trees in the city and their replacement with a number of other breeds. Shoveling dirt around one of the trees are, from left, Jacob Kessler of Boy Scout Troop 99, Emily Scott of Girl Scout Troop 59, Evan Scott of Troop 99 and Zyan Cox of Troop 99 as Tree Board President Lane Ralph and Park Board members Russ Evans and Wes Wilson look on. Also taking part in the plantings were GMS student Sam Jones, Troop 99 member Sedric Weinschenk, Whitney Weinschenk of Troop 59, Parks Director Rod Weinschenk and Parks Assistant Director Troy Scott.
County council establishes rainy day fund (11/18/09)
GREENCASTLE --Putnam County Council members passed an ordinance to establish a rainy day fund, which will hold more than $1 million. The money came from a child protective services fund, which was taken over by the state, a $130,000 check from a settled lawsuit through Circuit Court and money in a fund referred to as the rainy day fund...
Roachdale council freezes salaries for 2010 (11/18/09)
ROACHDALE -- Roachdale town council members passed an ordinance freezing town employee salaries for 2010 during their Tuesday night meeting. "We've got to look at it this way; you have to have a cap sometime. A lot of businesses have caps now. It's a touchy subject. We hate to do it, but we can come back later with everyone's salary except the town clerk's," said Board President Bill Long...
Santa Claws (11/18/09)
Pugsley, a pug owned by Ron and Elizabeth Clodfelter, is set to welcome visitors to his home at 1442 E. CR 175N as part of the Delta Theta Tau sorority 27th annual Holiday Home Tour. The two-story home was built in 1877 and despite being remodeled; it still retains its original woodworking and country charm. ...
Gift to PCYDC (11/18/09)
Putnam County Extension Homemakers present a check for $440.50 to Linda Merkel of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission for Coats for Kids. Presenting the check on behalf of the Extension Homemakers Membership Committee is, from left, Peggy McFarland, Dorothy Wells, Merkel, Jessie McFarland and Jessica Smith. The funds presented were raised during the Oct. 22 Sock Hop and Movie Night.
Tiger Cubs move to 2-0 with win (11/18/09)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Anyone who thinks that Mallory Miller is the only offensive weapon Greencastle posseses -- think again. The Lady Tiger Cubs had three players in double digits. Miller led the team with 16 points, while Chelsea Samuels dominated the paint with 13 points and Tennille Burgeson chipped in 11 in Greencastle's 62-31 rout of Southmont Tuesday night...
Youthful Eagles squad ready for success in 2009-10 (11/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- With an 0-2 start to the season, the South Putnam Eagles girls' team is looking to rely on its youth to provide the spark and lift them to a successful season. South Putnam will look to its lone senior, Jessica Thompson, to lead the way and set the tone for an experienced, yet young team this season. Another aspect that will help the Eagles is the enthusiasm they took in their summer workouts...
With a new coach, GHS girls basketball look for a fresh start (11/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle High School girls' basketball team has somewhat of a new look this season. Brad Key, a 23-year old teacher at GHS, is now on the bench calling the shots after Glenn Hile stepped down as head coach of the Lady Tiger Cubs and the one thing that Key has already changed is the way the Lady Tiger Cubs are going to play...
Jerry W. Coleman (11/18/09)
Jerry W. Coleman, 51, of Greencastle died Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009 at his home. He was born March 5, 1958 in Anderson, the son of Charles and Versa Roy Coleman. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Coleman was a tool and die maker for Prax Air in Indianapolis...
Putnam County Courthouse News for Nov. 18, 2009 (11/18/09)
Criminal Cases Traffic Infractions Jacob Cherry, William Broadus, George Turner, Jennifer Ritchey, Becky Davidson, Javon Bowens, James Whitaker, John Shearer, Eric Rogers, Joseph O'Conner, Hope McCombs, Thomas Knoy, Melinda Hyde, Jamin Hoppel, Curt Higginbotham, Donald Cloncs, Joe Harper III, Martin Ignatovski, Blaine Johnston, Alan Kojima, Amanda Kyle, Maureen Leonard, Paula McCarrell, Marvin Rapier, John Somerville, Denny Aldridge, Ray Beverly, Donna Ford, Jerrell Horton, Keon Moore, Paul Christy, Adeniran Oyebade, Lacey Bumgardner, Lynn Fisher, Doris Gipson, Brenda Lyons, Larry Nicholson, Rebecca Pence, John Pool, Rodney Roberts, Sangjim Lee, Ronald Black, Robert Ford, Betsy Fosnight, Robert Jukes, Rodney Kekar, Whitney Lloyd, Joe Alamiz, Jesse Lowe, Sherman Lowe Jr., K. ...
Extension homemakers had a great night (11/18/09)
To the Editor: On Thursday, October 22 the Putnam County Extension Homemakers' Membership Committee held a "Rock & Roll Movie Night and Sock Hop" in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds to raise money for Putnam County Coats for Kids. ...
A word of thanks for our community servants (11/18/09)
To the Police, Fire, an EMS of Greencastle: This afternoon, my mother was in a car accident in Greencastle, I live 40 miles away and was not able to get there as quickly as I would have liked to. After talking to her companion on the phone I was certain she would be fine, and after talking with her in person when I arrived, I was sure of it. To you, I want to extend the greatest thanks for your prompt attention and care for her...
Community made bazaar a success (11/18/09)
To the Editor: Thank you citizens, the Spirit of Christmas and community was alive and well at St. Paul the Apostle Ladies Guild annual Christmas Bazaar this past Saturday (November 14th). We need to thank many for their assistance: Maribeth Ward for the fine front page article "Women's guild. . . history of service" complete with a photograph. The many contributors of candy, baked goodies, handmade crafts, Rada Knives and nut sales by the Nutty Ladies...
Thanks from Coats for Kids committee (11/18/09)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission we would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, industries and schools that contributed to the success of our 10th annual Coats for Kids Campaign. Because of the efforts of so many, over 700 coats were distributed at Harris Hall at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 31...
Community helps 'Attack for the Cure' (11/18/09)
To the Editor: The Greencastle and South Putnam volleyball teams would like to thank everyone in the community for helping make our first annual Attack for the Cure a success. Together with our friends, families and the help of our local businesses, we raised over $2,000 to pay for mammograms for those in need right here in Putnam County...
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