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Stories from Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Getting a lift (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Through a network called "No Excuses University," students at Ridpath Primary School are being given a weapon to receive a higher education and the possibility of changing their world...
Dixie Chopper kicks off 30th year with YouTube video contest (01/19/10)
As a novel way to kick off 2010 and help celebrate its 30th anniversary, Dixie Chopper has announced a video contest titled "Who Loves Their Dixie Chopper Lawn Mower." The crux of the contest is this: Dixie Chopper owners and/or those who use Dixie Chopper equipment are invited to submit a 60-second (or shorter) video that will be posted on You Tube, telling the world "Why I Love My Dixie Chopper."...
Meyer to head DPU admissions (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Daniel L. Meyer, presently vice president for enrollment management at Saint Mary's College in northern Indiana, has been appointed vice president for admission and financial aid at DePauw University, effective March 1. Meyer has 30 years of experience in college admissions, and previously served as dean of enrollment management at St. Norbert College and as vice president for enrollment at Albion College...
Bainbridge preserving its past (01/19/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- New shelving has been ordered by the Bainbridge Town Council to house some of the memorabilia from the old Bainbridge High School and historic artifacts from the town. Council members also accepted a gift from the Bainbridge Improvement Society (BIS) for $3,500 to help pay for the display case...
Fundraiser set for Hope Haven (01/19/10)
COATESVILLE -- A fundraising event for Hope Haven Horse Farm Inc., Coatesville, is set for Jan. 30. Bowling for Hope, a bowl-a-thon and silent auction, will take place at Brownsburg Bowl, 18 Whittington Drive, Brownsburg, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration will be held from 12:30 to 1 p.m...
Youth Philanthropy leaders elected (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation Youth Philan-thropy Commit-tee has elected its new leadership. Hilary Schroeder, a senior at Greencastle High School, was elected as youth chairman. Ashley Bonifield of Cloverdale High School will serve as secretary. ...
YES slated for Feb. 21 (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Youth Engagement Summit (YES) is a community development initiative that will focus on Greencastle's youth demographic -- ages 16 to 21 -- and identify their needs as both consumers and citizens. Greencastle YES will also create an avenue for continued youth engagement in city government...
Still time to reduce library fines, give back to community (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- There is still time for Putnam County Public Library patrons to reduce their fines by bringing in canned food or paper products to the library, 103 E. Popular St. For another week or until Jan. 23, patrons who bring donations will have $1 per item subtracted from overdue fines. Only fines will be waived, not charges for lost or damaged materials...
Greencastle Curves announces resolution (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Curves of Greencastle will be joining other Curves facilities throughout the world this January in a company-wide campaign called Stronger + Together, an international movement to make one million women healthier in 2010. The program will rely heavily on women sharing their success stories and providing confidence and inspiration to others...
Greencastle secures WCC title (01/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- They might not have had the most individual champions on the day, but the Greencastle Tiger Cubs exemplified the meaning of the word team. They had 14 wrestlers place and earned the 2010 West Central Conference title Saturday at Cloverdale...
Big first quarter spells doom for GHS (01/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Anyone remember 45 records? The hit song was the A side and the B side was some throw-in, that sometimes became a hit. The Greencastle Tiger Cubs got to experience both sides for the record over the weekend. Getting off to a fast start on Friday night, the Tiger Cubs scored a 10-point win over county and conference rival South Putnam. On Saturday night, Greencastle was slow, and Edgewood left Greencastle's McAnally Center a 61-44 victory...
Slow start stymies Cougars (01/19/10)
ROACHDALE -- Still reeling from a track meet the night before with Monrovia, the North Putnam boys' basketball team had to come back on Saturday night to try and deal with Fountain Central on a night where a game of a different sport had the attention of many...
DPU women's team hosting clinics (01/19/10)
The DePauw women's basketball team will host a basketball clinic tonight and Feb. 2 at the Lilly Center on the DPU campus. The clinic is for boys and girls in pre-K through eighth grade and will take place from 7-8:30 p.m. on both days. Registration will be from 6:45-7 p.m. at the Lilly Center entrance...
4-H'ers, volunteers equal dedication (01/19/10)
An awesome 2009 statistic for the Putnam County 4-H program is that 92 percent of those who enrolled in 4-H completed a project. In many counties, this number is in the 65-80 percent range. First and foremost, the more than 80 volunteers who serve as the spokes in the wheels advancing the 4-H program have been key to this statistic. In many cases parents are also volunteers but parents play a key role in this awesome statistic...
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