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Stories from Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Police investigate leads on missing person (03/17/10)
Blaze damages four apartment units on Wood Street (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Jerry Waggoner had a rude awakening around noon today. A loud boom woke him up. He looked outside and saw sunshine and blue skies, then went to his computer to check his e-mail. The next thing he knew, two Greencastle Police Department officers were knocking at his door, telling him to leave his apartment and asking him to move his car...
Unemployment causing county consternation (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Unemployment claims are causing a conundrum for some Putnam County offices. On Tuesday, Treasurer Sharon Owens came before the Putnam County Council to ask for additional funds to pay a claim for a former employee of her office. She said she had called state officials to get an answer, but hadn't received one...
Greencastle to receive first stimulus dollars (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Lt. Governor Becky Skillman announced Tuesday, 46 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants (EECBG) have been awarded to 37 Indiana cities, towns and counties. The grants will go toward energy efficiency upgrades to public facilities...
'Back to the farm' at Ag Breakfast (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Ag Week officially kicked off in Putnam County Tuesday morning with the annual Ag Breakfast. As part of the week's theme "Why Farmers Do What They Do," three recent Purdue University graduates spoke about "going back to the farm." Jay Alcorn is a fourth generation farmer. Growing up on the family farm with his father Ron and mother Jane, Jay held many responsibilities including counting the bulls...
RIFs possible at South Putnam (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Currently there is one kindergarten class each at Central and Reelsville elementary schools. A reduction in force will be taken should there only be one class per school next school year. "We could have a surplus in teachers next year," Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt said during the monthly school board meeting Monday...
Education, training program presented to commissioners (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County officials are considering becoming part of a program that could mean more employees for no extra cost. On Monday, Pam Yoho, job developer for Arbor Education and Training, presented information to the Putnam County Commissioners about the Community Work Experience Program (CWEP), an offshoot of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration's Indiana Manpower Placement and Comprehensive Training (IMPACT) program...
Census forms available (03/17/10)
More than 120 million U.S. Census forms began arriving Monday in mailboxes around the country, just the 23rd time the country has undertaken the constitutionally mandated population counts that dates back to 1790. "People need to fill these out and return them. It is really important," said Bainbridge Town Board President Richard Cope...
Rotary supports polio eradication (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Children growing up in Greencastle in the 1940s and 1950s feared going to swimming pools and playing with friends. They heard about classmates being paralyzed and living in iron lung machines. John Carson contracted polio during the epidemic in Indiana during the summer of 1940 when he was just 15 months old...
ResCare receives 3-year accreditation (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- ResCare announced today that the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has awarded its highest award, a three year accreditation, to ResCare Residential Program. ResCare Residential provides residential treatment services to approximately 80 children from across the state of Indiana...
Reelsville Elementary gets makeover (03/17/10)
REELSVILLE -- To teach is to touch a life forever. "However, I find more often it is my life touched by the students," said Reelsville Elementary third grade teacher Jan Swingley. It was Swingley's former student J.D. Miller, who was the inspiration behind Reelsville being selected for a makeover through the Indiana State Teachers Association's Outreach to Teach program...
Winter Sport Award Winners (03/17/10)
Letter Jacket Winners (03/17/10)
Greencastle swimmers down Cougars; South Putnam drops two (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam swim teams lost to Speedway recently. Several swimmer picked wins for SPJH in the event. Grabbing wins for the South Putnam boys team were Tayler Arnold in the 50 free (26.39) and the 100 backstroke (1:09.83). The 200 free relay team of Wyatt Nees, Ben Albright, Tyler Neumann and Arnold...
Greencastle 8th grade basketball advances (03/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle eighth grade girls' team defeat Cloverdale in the first round of the Putnam County Tournament, 34-22. Shelby Earl led the way for GMS with 15 points, followed by Melody White with seven and Alex Basil with six.
Putnam Scanner for March 18, 2010 (03/17/10)
Putnam County Jail Michael D. Snodgrass, 38, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 3:29 p.m. Monday for petition to revoke probation. Michael Terry, 21, Indianapolis, was booked at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday for petition to revoke probation...
Putnam Scanner for March 17, 2010 (03/17/10)
Putnam County Jail Jasmine J. Forschner, 21, Clinton, was booked into Putnam Jail at 1:08 a.m. Friday for petition to revoke probation. Richard Enderby, 30, Plainfield, was booked at 2:21 a.m. Friday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating per se...
Statehouse Report (03/17/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- This has seemed like the longest short session of the Indiana General Assembly but I am happy to report that our work is done for 2010. During the final push of completing our legislative session, we were able to pass a number of substantial proposals to benefit the people of our state...
Rockin' our 40s (03/17/10)
Well, it happened. The first of my set of high school girlfriends turned 40 a couple of weeks ago. Sarah's birthday was on March 5. This will be followed by my 40th birthday May 23, Michele's birthday on Aug. 24, Emily's birthday on Nov. 3 and Traci's birthday on Nov. 10...
Thanks to festival sponsors (03/17/10)
To the Editor: A big thank you goes out to the many sponsors of the Feb. 12 Deer Meadow Primary School Winter Festival. The amount of local support and generosity was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The night was filled with good food, fun games and exciting raffle prizes - all of which would not have been possible without the following sponsors and their donations...
Homelessness awareness event a success (03/17/10)
To the Editor: The DePauw University participants in the Winter Term in Service course to San Diego would like to thank the many individuals and organizations who made the March 4 event "Home Sweet Home: Exploring the Facets of Homelessness" possible...
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