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Stories from Friday, February 12, 2010

Governor's Visit (02/12/10)
BRAZIL -- Schools in Putnam County and throughout the state are grappling with financial issues in the wake of an announcement that state funding for 2010 would be slashed by 2.7 percent. For Greencastle Community Schools, this meant cutting $471,000 from an already tight budget...
United Way meeting lays plans for coming year (02/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Suggestions and ideas were flying during a planning session presented by the United Way of Putnam County for the agencies that receive funds in the county. "This meeting will help us lay the foundation for the coming year," explained United Way Executive Director David English...
DePauw takes part in College Goal Sunday (02/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Indiana students and their families who need information and/or assistance in filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are invited once again this year to attend College Goal Sunday, Feb. 21. DePauw University will serve as one of 37 sites statewide. Now in its 21st year, College Goal Sunday is a charitable program of the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA)...
SWCDs hosting contractors meeting (02/12/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Putnam and Owen County SWCDs are hosting a Contractors meeting Saturday at the Cloverdale Holiday Inn Express to update contractors on the Natural Resource and Conservation Service (NRCS) guidelines for building land structures. Fred Glover, NRCS civil engineering technician, will be speaking to the contractors about changes that have been instituted and why they are important in the layout and design of farmland structures to help the farmers preserve their top soil and enhance good water quality.. ...
Warriors end Cloverdale's season (02/12/10)
ROACHDALE -- "Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory." That quote from Mahatma Gandhi exemplifies the Cloverdale girls' basketball season. It's been one largely of moral victories and the Clovers' first round sectional loss to Covenant Christian was no exception. They gave everything they had, but it wasn't enough against a bigger Warriors team. The Clovers lost 48-19, but held Covenant Christian to a single digit effort in the second half...
Eagles lose heartbreaker (02/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When the South Putnam Eagles watch the tape of Thursday night's high school basketball game, they will realize a big one got away. After building a 15-2 lead in the first quarter, after cutting the margin to one point in the fourth, the Eagles lost to the visiting Northview Knights 49-46...
Alzettia Stansbery Wright (02/12/10)
Alzettia Stansbery Wright, 98, of Cloverdale died Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2010 at The Waters of Greencastle. She was born April 3, 1911 in Marion County, and was the daughter of the late Albert and Mabel Helms Crail. She married Harry Almond Stansbery on June 22, 1929, and he preceded her in death on July 25, 1976. She married Robert Wright on Jan. 6, 1979, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 16, 1999...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 12, 2010 (02/12/10)
Putnam County Jail Dana M. Trojan, 42, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday for petition to revoke probation. Gary D. King, 44, Greencastle, was booked at 11:52 a.m. Wednesday for non-support of a child...
I think you'll survive (02/12/10)
We Hoosiers are a complaining lot. I've always thought the opposite should be the case. We're supposed to be farmer and industrial workers -- an tough bunch. We'll take anything you throw at us. I suppose we will take just about anything, but we'll grumble about it the whole way...
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