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Stories from Monday, June 7, 2010

NPHS says goodbye to 130 seniors (06/07/10)
Click here for more North Putnam graduation photos. BAINBRIDGE -- Saturday morning, the class of 2010 Putnam County graduates marched into the North Putnam High School gymnasium. The 130 seniors were prepared to take one final walk as their 12 years of school came to a glorious end...
ISO musicians perform Wednesday at Gobin (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Indianapolis Symphony principal violist Michael Isaac Strauss will be joined by ISO violinist Patrick Dalton-Holmes and DePauw cello professor Eric Edberg on Wednesday for the second concert of the 2010 Greencastle Summer Chamber Music Festival...
IND Fund project monies all spent in Putnam County (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A little less than a year ago, the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWDC) received a grant of $161,150 to correct flood damage in the Big Walnut Creek Water Shed Alliance. Today that money has all been spent to the benefit of more than 35,000 county citizens, plus numerous hikers, canoers and naturalists who all benefit from passable bridges and roadways, cleaned out drainage and waterways...
PCPL to host Chamber seminar (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library will host a Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce half-day seminar on June 15 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Kiwanis Room. Heather Penney from the West Central Small Business Development Center will be leading the seminar. The program is geared toward new companies or anyone wanting to run their business more efficiently...
Buy Local Task Force meeting set for June 17 (06/07/10)
The Buy Local Task Force will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 17 at Greencastle City Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend and help with the campaign. Anyone with questions may contact Tammy Amor at gchamber@gogreencastle.com or 653-4517.
Museum seeks local Native American artifacts (06/07/10)
This fall the Putnam County Museum will feature a Native American exhibit focusing on the Woodland tribes that resided in modern-day Indiana. While there is plenty of information, the museum is in need of community assistance. If you are interested in helping with the exhibit, contact Tanis Monday, museum director, at 653-8419...
Local departments use grants to purchase skid units (06/07/10)
Two Putnam County volunteer fire departments were among 76 departments in 43 Indiana counties to receive grant money through the DNR Division of Forestry, made available through the USDA Forest Service. The Reelsville and Cloverdale departments received $4,500 and $5,000, respectively, to help with the purchase of a new skid unit. The unit is a piece of water equipment made to fit in the back of a truck and primarily used in fighting grass and field fires...
GPRD Summer Programs (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With the warm weather and the kids out of school, summer is the busiest time of year for the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Program. For all programs requiring free registration or a fee, the form can either be mailed to Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, 1 North Locust St., Greencastle, IN 46135 or dropped off at Greencastle City Hall, 1 North Locust St...
GPRD Summer Science Club (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Always wondered what Sir Isaac Newton saw in that apple? Wondered why the Wright Brothers got off the ground? Join us this summer for two fun-filled sessions of discovery as we explore some interesting science experiments and theories...
It's not too late to Share Your Dream (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation's annual Share the Dream program is underway, but it's not too late to contribute to an endowment supporting your favorite cause. Executive Director Elaine Peck reported that 26 endowments are participating so far this year...
Visiting Angels opens non-medical homecare service in Greencastle (06/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Visiting Angels of Greencastle is now providing non-medical homecare services to elderly people in Putnam County and the surrounding area. The Visiting Angels service is an alternative to nursing home care and allows seniors to continue living at home. Their objective is to make it unnecessary for seniors to move into a nursing home...
South Putnam's quest stalls in title game (06/07/10)
LINTON -- Coming off the high of defeating No. 6 ranked Evansville Mater Dei, the South Putnam Eagles entered Saturday night's final against Providence in good spirits. However, the Eagles were grounded in the championship contest, losing the game 14-5...
Home run derby sends Eagles over Mater Dei 7-6 (06/07/10)
LINTON -- In a game filled with home runs, in the end, it only took one: One pitch, one swing and one out of the park by Braden Freeman in the seventh inning. The shot cleared the fences and sealed Evansville Mater Dei's fate, defeated 7-6 by South Putnam despite Evansville's three-run rally late in a nail-biter of a game...
Gaines repeats in sprint car feature at LPS (06/07/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- As the weather in central Indiana begins to heat up, apparently, so is sprint car veteran Dickie Gaines. Gaines made a late race pass of Shane Hollingsworth in the feature at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night to claim his second consecutive victory at the Putnamville oval, and with the win, took over the season points lead...
Tips on growing cucurbits (06/07/10)
What is a cucurbit? We eat them all of the time. They are some of our favorite and most popular garden vegetables. A cucurbit includes cucumbers, muskmelons, watermelons, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash and gourds. Cucurbits are a warm season crop that requires warm days to grow well. They grow best in neutral soil and prefer full sun. The seeds don't like to germinate unless the soil is at least 60 degrees, but some prefer even warmer soils...
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