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Stories from Monday, March 15, 2010

Treasure Hunter (03/15/10)
Maverick Barnhart, 6, of Greencastle checks out a box of toys Saturday at the Reelsville Elementary PTO Rummage Sale and Aluminum Can Drive. The sale ran all weekend. Proceeds will be used to purchase microphone headsets for teachers at the school.
Lincoln Day brings together Republicans (03/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- An array of county, state and federal Republican office holders and candidates gathered Sunday at the DePauw Union Ballroom for the annual Lincoln Day Dinner. "This is a watershed year," Putnam County GOP Chair Larry Sutton said. "It's our year to take back the Statehouse government and the federal government. This depends on every one of us. We can't fail."...
PCH to become more energy efficient (03/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Hospital will be undergoing some construction upgrades on its original 120,000-square-foot building, which was built in the late 1970s. "The original construction techniques are outdated," said Jodi Fox, director of plant operations with PCH...
New board members announced at United Way dinner (03/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Five new directors were introduced during the annual United Way dinner Saturday evening at the Walden Inn. David Berry, Sharon Bone, Lisa Clark, Mark Nogelmeier and Dr. Isaac Case are the newest directors for Putnam County United Way...
Bainbridge seeking grants, needs help of residents (03/15/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The town of Bainbridge is attempting to qualify for a Community Development Block Grant/Disaster Recovery grant and is currently seeking grant funding for a storm water improvements project. The CDBG program is a federally funded grant program intended to benefit a majority of low-to-moderate income persons with various community development public assistance projects such as improvements to wastewater, water, roads, bridges and debris removal...
A Special Birthday (03/15/10)
Girl Scouts from the North Putnam Service Unit presented a gift basket Saturday to Kayleigh Shepherd, who was born on March 12 -- the 98th anniversary of the Girl Scouts. Seated from left are Katie Watt, Christina Shepherd, Kayleigh Shepherd, Justin Shepherd, Allison Staples and Mackenzie Macam. Standing from left are Jennifer Scott, Brittany Ricketts, Josalyn Cox, Madison O'Neal and Kinzee Wilson.
Parks dept. plans new programs (03/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With warmer weather approaching, the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is planning a number of upcoming events as its busy season gets underway. Assistant director Troy Scott recently announced three upcoming programs, one of which is slated for next week...
Lessons in Character (03/15/10)
Kimberly Cheatham, above, and McKenzie Dezsi, below, eighth-grade students at South Putnam Junior High School, read their books to Becky Phillips' fifth grade class Friday at Central Elementary. Cheatham, Dezsi and their classmates in Lindsey Blackman's health class put together books about the six character traits -- respect, caring, responsibility, trustworthiness, fairness and citizenship. The top five books chosen were laminated and read to the students at Central.
Mallory Miller named Player of the Year (03/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After a season that saw both highs and lows for each team, eight young women have earned the distinction of being named to the Putnam County All-County Team. For the second straight year, Greencastle junior Mallory Miller has been selected as the 2010 Banner Graphic Player of the Year. She'll be joined on the team by two Tiger Cubs teammates, three players from North Putnam and two from South Putnam...
Janella Sue Whittaker (03/15/10)
Janella Sue Whittaker, 52 of Greencastle passed away Sunday, March 14, 2010 at her residence. Born March 30, 1957 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Gerald L. and Dorothy J. Cress Edwards. She was a 1975 graduate of South Putnam High School and attended Indiana State University. She married Dean Whittaker and he survives...
Robert Eugene Haddix (03/15/10)
Robert Eugene Haddix, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle, 85, of Indianapolis, formerly of West Union, Ill., passed away Friday, March 12, 2010 in St. Vincent Carmel Hospital. He was born Aug. 2, 1924 in West Union, the son of Russell Haddix and Stella Saiter Haddix. He married Melba M. Marlowe on Aug. 22, 1946 in Marshall, Ill., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 25, 2002...
Ag Week is next week (03/15/10)
Putnam County's Agriculture Week starts next week, March 15 through 20. To all of us in the industry, we call it Ag Week. The importance of agriculture is showcased during the week at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Ag Week gives us a glimpse of what agriculture is like today and understand why farmers do what they do...
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