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Stories from Monday, February 8, 2010

Relay For Life kick-off events postponed (02/08/10)
Due to the extreme weather forecast for the area, the American Cancer Society has postponed the Relay For Life of Putnam County kick-off event scheduled for 7 a.m. Tuesday at the Putnam Inn and the 8 p.m. kick-off at DePauw University's Union Ballroom...
DPU event to focus on green jobs (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Everyone is talking green these days. DePauw University and the City of Greencastle have made great strides in becoming more sustainable. On Wednesday and Thursday, DePauw will be hosting its third annual Focus the Nation event. This year's theme is "Green Jobs -- Green Economy." The two-day event will center on a green economy -- what it is and how to get there...
Putnam County Museum opens Civil War exhibit on Lincoln's birthday
 (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County has many historic connections to the Civil War. From Eli Lilly, the founder of the large pharmaceutical company who left his Greencastle drug store to form his own unit of solders to the many students from Indiana Asbury University (later DePauw) to a number of local county residents...
Our Thoughts Exactly (02/08/10)
After the snowfall of Friday night and Saturday morning, the marquee in front of Grace Tabernacle conveyed a humorous take on the thought on so many people's minds on Saturday.
Ag Days photo entries sought (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Entries for the 2010 Putnam County Ag Days Photo Contest are now being accepted. Send or drop off farm photos to the Purdue-Putnam County Extension Office at 209 W. Liberty St., Rm. 5, by March 5. The Ag Days Photo Contest is once again being sponsored by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and Wal-Mart Super Store. ...
The Elms hosts Peeler Pottery celebration (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum is holding a celebration for "Peeler Pottery: A Retrospective," at the Elms, the home of DePauw President, Brian Casey on Feb. 20. The 342-page book tells the story of Putnam County residents Richard and Marj Peeler. It begins with their meeting in 1941 as art students at Indianapolis Arsenal Tech High School and follows their lives through college and courtship as well as the building of their self-constructed rammed earth home in southern Putnam County...
Kindergarten roundup slated for GCSC (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It's that time of year again. The Greencastle Community School Corporation will hold its kindergarten roundup from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 15 to Feb. 19. The school will depend on location of residence, and parents should enroll their children at Deer Meadow or Ridpath during that week...
Mommy and Me begins Wednesday (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for Mommy and Me. The program will take place each Wednesday morning from Feb. 10 to March 17 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Classes include arts and crafts projects, story time and group playtime. Class location will be at the Putnam County Library Kiwanis Room in February and the Putnam County Museum in March...
Fillmore Elementary holds Winter Festival (02/08/10)
The Fillmore Elementary PTO is planning its Winter Festival for Feb. 19 at Fillmore Elementary. All proceeds go to the school to provide field trips for each class and educational outreach programs. The PTO is asking local businesses to help by donating auction items...
Windy Hill set to host 'Big Band Series' (02/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- You don't have to be a B-list celebrity, own a sequined leotard or understand the difference between the rumba and the cha-cha if you want to learn to dance. There are no such requirements when it comes to the "Big Band Series" at Windy Hill Country Club...
GHS swimmers trekking to Indy (02/08/10)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Greencastle swimming coach Luke Beasley said it himself: in swimming, the numbers don't lie. Upsets are hard to come by in this sport. This phenomenon explains the unbridled joy displayed by Beasley and the Lady Tiger Sharks after they won the 200 freestyle relay Saturday afternoon, upsetting top-seeded Crawfordsville. ...
Four wrestlers punch cards to Evansville (02/08/10)
MOORESVILLE -- Four county wrestlers battled their way to the semi-state Saturday at the Mooresville Regional. The competition was hot on a day where snow blanketed central Indiana. Of the 10 wrestlers entered, two second-place, one third-place and one fourth place finishers will represent Putnam County...
Rev. C. Raymond Rissler (02/08/10)
The Rev. C. Raymond Rissler, 91, of Greencastle Monday, Feb. 8, 2010 at Autum Glenn. He was born Dec. 9, 1918 in Brazil, the son of Clem Raymond and Anna Margaret Baumunk Rissler. He graduated from Reelsville High School and the Louisville Baptist Theological Seminary and was a minister for 71 years with the American Baptist Churches, pastoring in several Indiana communities...
Dorothy Stanley (02/08/10)
Dorothy VanCleave Stanley, 88, of Greencastle died Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010 at her home. She was born May 23, 1921, in Greencastle, the daughter of Charles E. and Bessie Knoebel VanCleave. She married Jesse R. Stanley on June 12, 1955, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 1994. Her parents also preceded her in death...
Wanda L. Harvey (02/08/10)
Wanda L. Harvey, 84, of Greencastle died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born January 26, 1926 in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Raymond and Myrtle Head Alexander. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. She married Paul E. Harvey on April 10, 1948 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1983...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 8, 2010 (02/08/10)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Linda M. Weintraut of Russellville was traveling east on CR 900N at 1:05 a.m. Thursday, when her vehicle slid through a "T" intersection at 900 and CR 400W due to icy road conditions. Her vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree and telephone pedestal...
Extension open house and 4-H enrollment night (02/08/10)
Have trouble making it into the office during regular hours at the Extension office to enroll or pick-up 4-H or other materials? On Feb. 22, the office will be open from 5-7 p.m. for an "Extension Open House and 4-H Enrollment Night" enabling 4-H youth and parents to stop by for forms, manuals and to submit completed forms for registration...
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