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Stories from Monday, March 29, 2010

'Look What I Found' (03/29/10)
It was an "egg-cellent" day at Robe-Ann Park Saturday, as children scoured the grounds for plastic Easter eggs. The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department held its annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 1 to 11 years. Children had the chance to win prizes from baseball cards to a giant Easter basket filled with goodies. Four lucky hunters won a bicycle. Sponsored by Carpenter Realtors, the event was free.
Dogs and owners to have their own Relay for Life (03/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Anne Clark lost her husband 11 years ago. For 23 years, he was her companion. When Bob Clark lost his battle to cancer, Anne still had a companion -- just a different type. "You may need a companion," Bob said to Anne after he was diagnosed, "a dog."...
Town looks to change date of celebration (03/29/10)
ROACHDALE -- The group spearheading the PRIDE movement in Roachdale is hoping they may be able to change the date of their celebration. A meeting is planned at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library at Roachdale Elementary School. Years ago, an annual Fourth of July event made Roachdale the place to be on the holiday. It was a summer festival complete with a parade and children's activities. The local Lions Club was involved and even an infamous Roach race was held...
Opera House still provides entertainment (03/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Around Putnam County, when the name of the Opera House is mentioned, most people know where it is. Many know it today as the home of a dance studio or a pregnancy center, but those who have lived here longer recall it as a place where memories were made...
Woman arrested at DOC, charged two felonies (03/29/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- On Saturday, correctional police officer Troy Keith arrested 41-year-old Teresa Rains of Terre Haute at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Suspected of smuggling contraband into the facility, Rains was detained and interviewed by Keith when she arrived at the prison to visit her husband, offender Alvin Rains...
Sustainable Greencastle award nominations invited (03/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Sustainable Greencastle Award nominations are invited to recognize those individuals, organizations and businesses making significant contributions to the greening of the community. Nominations are encouraged from the public in four different award categories: Green Organization of the Year, Green Business of the Year, Green Youth Citizen of the Year (for those 17 years old or younger on May 1) and Green Citizen of the Year...
Bake Me a Cake (03/29/10)
Cub Scout Pack 99 recently made cakes sponsored by local businesses. Each scout made a cake shaped in the theme of his sponsor.
Hutcheson earns Player of the Year (03/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It's not common for a player to put up numbers that have him averaging a double-double on the season, but Greencastle sophomore Nick Hutcheson did just that. He led the county in rebounds per game and was edged out of the county scoring title by a mere tenth of a point. In turn, Hutcheson has been named the 2010 Banner Graphic Player of the Year...
Putnam County Softball League turns the big 3-0 (03/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Girls Softball League will be officially 30 years old this year. Donna Mahoney, Wallace Estes and E. June Tilley originally incorporated it as the Greencastle Girls Softball Association on March 19, 1980. Barb Rader and Betty Yotes originally founded the league in 1975 because their girls didn't think it was fair the boys got to play ball and the girls didn't...
Summer swim team holding signups (03/29/10)
The Greencastle Summer Swim Team will offer its annual after school and summer swim programs in May and June. The program is open to all area youth (18 and under) in Greencastle and surrounding communities. Tryouts and registration for children who have not been on summer, middle school, or high school swim teams previously will be held on April 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Greencastle High School's McAnally Pool...
Kenneth Lee Snyder (03/29/10)
Kenneth Lee Snyder, 47, of Greencastle, died Sunday, March 28, 2010 at The Waters of Greencastle. Mr. Snyder was a welder with Warren Power Attachment. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Andrew and Travis Snyder of Greenfield. He was preceded in death by his parents Kenneth W. and Nancy A. Snyder...
Herschel Wayne Nichols (03/29/10)
Herschel Wayne Nichols, 81, of Indianapolis, formerly of Poland, died on March 29, 2010 at home in the loving embrace of his family. Herschel was born on April 23, 1928 in Poland and was the son of the late John and Bertha E. Rubeck Nichols. He graduated from Cloverdale High School and was a veteran of the U.S. ...
Extension classes set for April (03/29/10)
Now is the time to register if you wish to attend either the Spring series of Dining with Diabetes classes, which will be held on four Wednesdays in April or a craft workshop, which is set for April 12. April 2 is the final date to register for the 2010 Spring series of Dining with Diabetes classes. For more information about the classes, which will be taught by extension educator, Jackie Baumann and Sharon Black, RD from the Putnam County Hospital, call the Extension Office at 653-8411...
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