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Stories from Thursday, March 25, 2010

Museum offers Civil War program (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum is conducting two programs related to its "Putnam County and the Civil War" exhibit designed specifically for children. Molly Rudnick, a senior at DePauw University, will be conducting the series dedicated to teaching children about the Civil War era in an interactive environment...
Groups fighting hunger (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Waller family lives in a small two-bedroom house that they heat with a propane tank when they can afford to buy gas for it. Their groceries mostly come from local food pantries and they buy clothing and furniture from the store at the Putnam County Senior Center and Goodwill...
PCCF hosting workshop (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Nonprofit consultant Jillian Miller of the Indiana Non-Profit Resource Network will be coming to Greencastle April 26 to present a workshop titled "What's New in Nonprofit Governance and Must Have Policies." This workshop is a part of the Putnam County Community Foundation's nonprofit learning series, which is geared toward community members who staff or volunteer with non-profit organizations and wish to build capacity in areas of fundraising, governance, marketing and more...
Message system up and running (03/25/10)
Putnam County is well prepared for weather emergencies with a 1-year old Emergency Notification System that is up and running at the Emergency Operations Center. This system is used to notify the public, county officials, law enforcement and emergency responders through a conventional phone line, e-mail or cell phone text message of important information such as weather alerts...
Museum hosting program on Civil War farriers (03/25/10)
"My Kingdom for a Horse" is a well-known adage that aptly applies to a program being presented by the Putnam County Museum about farriers. On April 1 at 7 p.m. Clyde Stringer will discuss the role of horses and cavalry in the Civil War as well as the work of farriers in keeping horses fit for travel...
PCPL offers book discussion (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A discussion of "My Antonia," authored by Willa Cather, will be held from noon to 1 p.m. April 1, as part of the brown bag discussion at the Putnam County Public Library The talk will begin with an introduction to the novel and Cather by Joe Heithause, a professor of English at DePauw University. Cather's book is part of this year's Big Read, which is designed to restore reading to the center of American culture...
Gobin rummage sale (03/25/10)
Gobin United Methodist Church on Locust Street in Greencastle will be hosting a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Items for sale include an upright piano (pictured), a pull-behind lawn fertilizer, clothes for everyone, books, toys and lots more. Additionally, Putnam County Comprehensive Services will have a hot dog lunch available for purchase from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There will also be homemade cookies available. A portion of the proceeds will go to Relay for Life.
Woman turns love of auctions into business (03/25/10)
JAMESTOWN -- Putnam County resident Brandi Hourihan has always loved auctions -- so much so that she recently went to school to become an auctioneer. "I went to auction school at Raney Auction School in Cloverdale. It took about a month and then I had to pass a state exam," explained Hourihan...
Statewide project comes to Reelsville (03/25/10)
REELSVILLE -- On April 17, Indiana Student Education Association (ISEA) members from across the state, along with many other volunteers, will join together to offer assistance to Reelsville Elementary. Some projects ISEA would like to accomplish include remodeling of the teacher's lounge, painting the gymnasium, purchasing a folding chair rack, either painting or replacing four outdoor basketball goals, repair a school sign, landscaping and more. ...
Michael to host small business meeting (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) will host a March 31 breakfast meeting designed to give area small business owners a chance to discover the tools that state government can provide to help them survive and thrive during poor economic times...
PCPL opens new art exhibit (03/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library will open its newest art exhibit at 4 p.m. March 27 in the Kiwanis room. The show is a combination of shadowboxes and Martin Luther King inspired artwork by local residents. Shadowboxes were created by Saeko Umezawa, Kazuko Fukazawa, Kaoru Okane, Katsue Shiraishi, Naoko Okawa, Chie Fukuda, Yukie Takezawa, Shyo Takezawa, Noa Fukuda, Miho Okawa, and Sayaka Okawa...
Spring in Bloom (03/25/10)
Spring has arrived on Hillwood Drive. These daffodils filled a yard on Hillwood Drive in Greencastle Wednesday afternoon.
Jumping the Curb (03/25/10)
A vehicle crashed through the front window of Dollar Tree, located in front of Walmart on Indianapolis Road, at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday after a lady attempting to park hit her accelerator pedal instead of the brake. The vehicle jumped the curb and smashed through the left window. The store was immediately evacuated and no injuries were reported. Greencastle Police Department and the Greencastle Fire Department responded to the scene. Seniour's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle.
Veteran's tree planting is May 1 (03/25/10)
Since 2005, the Greencastle Department of Public Works and the City of Greencastle have been honoring veterans through the Veteran's Memorial Tree Project along Veterans Memorial Highway. Each year, flowering trees are planted to honor any and all American veterans, making it a beautiful tribute to those who have given so much to their country...
Beulah Hutchison (03/25/10)
Beulah Inez (Petty) Hutchison, 91, died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born April 11, 1918, in Coles County, Ill. to William Ervin and Bessie Jane (Davis) Petty. She was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School, a member of New Providence Baptist Church in Greencastle and a homemaker...
Louis Garrett (03/25/10)
Louis Clay Garrett, 84, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Louis was born in Greencastle to Louis Clay and Jennie Gladys (Scott) Garrett, Sr. Louis was a U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and retired from IBM after 35 years. He had also farmed and had worked at Allisons. He was an avid outdoorsman and competition trap shooter...
Gregory Coffman (03/25/10)
Gregory Lee Coffman of Avon and formerly of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, March 24, 2010. Greg was born April 30, 1961 in Putnam County to Warren Rex and Audrey Lee (Sutherlin) Coffman. Greg graduated from Greencastle High School and the University of Wisconsin...
Scanner March 26, 2010 (03/25/10)
Putnam County Jail Deanna D. Rice, 31, Indianapolis, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 8:03 p.m. Wednesday for public intoxication. Christopher D. Hunter, 19, Coatesville, was booked at 2:46 a.m. Thursday for possessing alcohol as a minor and operating a vehicle while intoxicated...
Not so fast, my friend (03/25/10)
It happens every single year and serves as proof, once again, of one thing: I'm a dope. About this time of year, I start getting in a great mood. It starts with sports. I'm in the midst of March Madness. Spring training is in its final push toward opening day. Playoff talk in the NBA and NHL is in full swing...
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