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Stories from Thursday, March 11, 2010

GCSC may avoid teacher cuts (03/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Necessary budget cuts in the Greencastle Community School Corp. may not lead to cuts in the teaching force. Superintendent Robert Green told the Greencastle Community School Corp. Board of Trustees Wednesday night that he had come up with several ideas to make up for the corporation's $471,000 budget shortfall caused by a state cut in the district's 2010 tuition support funding allocation...
Town pursues $500,000 storm water grant (03/11/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Town Clerk Jason Hartman told Bainbridge town council members that he has been working on an application for a non-matching grant of just over $500,000 for a project to improve the town's storm water system. The actual project would take place in a southwest section of the town from Depot Street, across Washington Street and would include W. Main Street from the fire department to the railroad...
Brickmaniacs (03/11/10)
Participants in the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department's Brickmania 2010 included Rudy Hagan, Sam Hagan, Scot Knipp, Stephen Dombrowski, Jonathon Mace, Clayton Shrout, Daniel Hurtubise, Colin Dombrowski, Evan Davies, Sarah Dory, Logan Wyatt, Dakota Jackson, Whitney Weinschenk, Sedrick Weinschenk, Zachary Wilkerson, Xander Stiles, Bella Stiles and Cale Hornbeck. All participants and winners were honored at the March 3 Greencastle Park Board meeting. Contest winners included: overall winner, Hornbeck; children's kit first place, Sam Hagan; children's kit second place, Scot Knipp; original creation under seven years first place, Scot Knipp; original creation under seven years second place, Xander and Bella Stiles; original creation eight to 12 first place, Zachary Wilkerson; original creation eight to 12 second place, Whitney Weinschenk; original creation 13 to 17 first place, Sedrick Weinschenk; original creation adult division, Sarah Dory; original creation family, Logan Wyatt and Dakota Jackson.
Senior center to offer new and expanded programs (03/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- People looking for work have a new service available to them at the Putnam County Senior Center. Anyone looking for employment can attend new computer training and employment classes offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays...
MHAPC seeking nominations (03/11/10)
Mental Health America of Putnam County is soliciting nominations for its annual awards for Person of the Year and Educator of the Year. The Mental Health America Person of the Year Award recognizes an individual in the community who has shown outstanding dedication to improving mental health and wellness of individuals and families and who tirelessly promotes the mission of Mental Health America of Putnam County...
North Putnam Schools will conduct tornado drills for preparedness week (03/11/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam Community School Corporation will be conducting tornado drills next week in conjunction with Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 14 to March 20. Typically schools conduct tornado drills during the day. North Putnam will take it a step further and conduct drills at the end of the school day, which will involve the school buses...
Parks dept. hosting St. Patrick's event (03/11/10)
Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department will host a St. Patrick's Day celebration open to all, with crafts and activities designed for preschoolers, kindergarteners and their caregivers. Enjoy crafts, games, snacks and stories about Saint Patrick's Day...
Third Annual Big Dog Ride slated for June 5 (03/11/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The American Maintrailing Academy is sponsoring the Third Annual Big Dog motorcycle ride on June 5. Proceeds from the event go to training and education of search and rescue K9 teams across America. Cost to participate is $25 for individuals and $30 for couples. This includes food, cold drinks, entertainment and a poker hand. There is also a 50/50 drawing planned and a Marlin Model 1894 ".44 Mag" rifle will be raffled off. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20...
Jessica Canary earns First Team honors for UIndy (03/11/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The University of Indianapolis women's basketball team took home a bevy of honors recently with the announcement of the All-Great Lakes Valley Conference Teams. Headlining the honorees was junior forward Samantha Meissel, the 2010 GLVC Player of the Year. Also garnering mention were senior Jessica Canary (first team), senior Katie Dewey (third team), and head coach LeAnn Freeland (Coach of the Year)...
DePauw hosts Midwest road race (03/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Racing begins again for the Midwest collegiate racers with a road race and team time trial on Saturday. As teams vie for National Championship points, some of the top cycling schools in the conference will gather to compete including Lindsey Wilson College (No. 1-D1) and Marian University (No. 2-D1)...
GMS 7th graders split with Tuttle (03/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle seventh grade girls' basketball team split with Tuttle Tuesday. The A-team fell short 36-25, while the B-team won 17-8. Jessica Lenihan led the way for the A-team with 11 points, followed by Sydney Stuckwisch with five points and Callan Taylor with four. Sydney Smiley chipped in three points, with Delanie Stoltey adding two points...
Old Dogs better on small screen (03/11/10)
When I saw "Old Dogs" in the theater late last year, I was a little less than impressed. After watching it again for its DVD release, I found myself softening to the flick and its stars Robin Williams and John Travolta. For those of you who didn't ready my review of the film, and shame on you if you haven't, it just never added up to anything special...
Another strong outing from Ted Leo (03/11/10)
I tried playing Ted Leo and the Pharmacists' "The Brutalist Bricks" for my wife the other night. I thought she should like it. Leo has an immediately accessible rock and roll voice. The guitar is crisp and engaging. Songs like "Bottled in Cork," "Ativan Eyes" and "The Mighty Sparrow" have been stuck in my head for a week...
Dorff, Kilmer star in political thriller 'XIII' (03/11/10)
"XIII: The Conspiracy," starring Stephen Dorff and Val Kilmer, is a nice little political thriller that begins with a bang and keeps the twists and turns going until the final frame. It's a two-episode mini-series that debuted in France in 2008 and in the States in 2009...
Flogging Molly brings early St. Patrick's gift (03/11/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Most bands can only dream of connecting with a crowd the way Flogging Molly can. On Monday night, the Los Angeles-based Celtic punk band brought its energetic live show to the Murat Egyptian Room Monday evening, and did not disappoint the sold out crowd...
Lillian May Long (03/11/10)
Lillian May Long, 91, of Roachdale died at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital on Tuesday, March 9, 2010. She was born in Lebanon to Mont and Love Rader Harshbarger. Mrs. Long was a homemaker She married John W. Long on May 8, 1937 in Ladoga. He passed away on Feb. 24, 1998...
Anthony 'Tony' P. Jeffries (03/11/10)
Anthony "Tony" P. Jeffries, 77, of Brazil died Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his residence. He was born March 22, 1932 in Carbon, the son of Phillip A. Jeffries and Alma Martin Jeffries. He graduated from Van Buren High School. Tony served in the U.S. Air Force for four years...
Judith Ann Wallace Neeley (03/11/10)
Judith Ann Wallace Neeley, 73, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at her residence. Born March 9, 1937 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herman and Carrie Wells Wallace. She attended Greencastle High School. Mrs. Neeley had worked at P.R. Mallory in Greencastle and lived and worked in Florida as an optical assistant for 12 years. She was a member of the Memorial Baptist Church of Ocala, Fla...
Putnam Scanner for March 11, 2010 (03/11/10)
Putnam County Jail Gabriel J. Balaz, 32, New Market, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 8:20 p.m. Tuesday for petition to revoke probation. Jane E. Melkey, 45, Plainfield, was booked at 7:01 a.m. Wednesday for theft, identity deception, fraud and forgery...
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