I-70 at 45 mile marker cleared and open (06/14/10)
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I-70 at 45 mile marker cleared and open (06/14/10)
Keeping kids safe (06/14/10)
One of the most important jobs as a parent is keeping your child safe while riding in a vehicle. Each year, thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes. While there are several risk factors in a motor vehicle accident involving children, proper safety restraints have shown to reduce risk of death by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 to 4 years...
Putnamville troopers recognized (06/14/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- During a ceremony at the Indiana State Police Post in Indianapolis, Superintendent Paul Whitesell Ph.D. recognized troopers throughout the state for their hard work and dedication to the people of Indiana. Two troopers from the Putnamville State Police Post were recognized for their commitment to the State of Indiana, the Indiana State Police, local community and the motoring public...
Van Terry kicks off Parkfest 2010 tomorrow (06/14/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The 17th season of Parkfest summer concerts kicks off Tuesday with a 7 p.m. performance in the Robe-Ann Park band shell by Mike Van Rensselaer and Steve Terry. While this season begins with the same performers who began the series in 1994, it also features a new twist. The popular farmers' market will expand from its Saturday morning venue on the square to Tuesday evenings in the park, where local growers will be selling their garden produce during the concerts...
Robe-Ann Park farmers' market opens Tuesday (06/14/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Growing interest in local food and goods has led to the addition of a second Greencastle-Putnam County farmers' market. Starting this week, the Robe-Ann Park Farmers' Market will run every Tuesday through Aug. 24 from 5 to 8 p.m. The market coincides with the Greencastle Civic League's Parkfest, which continues a summer tradition of evening concerts in the park...
GHS Honored (06/14/10)
Greencastle High School was recently honored for its success in advanced placement (AP) exams. In 2006, just 3.4 percent of GHS graduates passed an AP exam at some point during high school. By 2009, that number jumped to 21.2 percent.
Rotary welcomes 3 new members (06/14/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Rotary club members are business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world peace and understanding. Rotary encourages high ethical standards and carries out humanitarian projects to address issues such as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment...
Helping the Kids (06/14/10)
The Mary Allison 6th annual golf outing will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. July 9 at Old Hickory Golf Course. Funds raised from the annual outing support the Mary Allison Children's Trust Fund, which provides medical and educational assistance to all Putnam County elementary students.
Cloverdale hosting youth football camp (06/14/10)
The Cloverdale Youth Football Camp will take place from July 20 to 22 at the Cloverdale High School football field. The camp cost is $15 and includes a GATA camp T-shirt. It will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and is sponsored by the middle school and high school football coaching staffs...
When is Earnhardt going to get it done? (06/14/10)
So, when is the most popular driver in NASCAR going to take control of his career and start producing some numbers? I've been asking myself that question for some time and it becoming obvious that day might never come. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is by far one of the most popular drivers in the sports today, with legions of fans hoping in vain week in and week out for him to drive his way to the front. Unfortunately, as of late, the driver hasn't been able to do much...
Peggy Gilmer (06/14/10)
Peggy Platt Gilmer, 86, passed away at her home in Greencastle on Thursday, June 10, 2010. Born Dec. 28, 1923, in Oak Park, Ill., she earned her BA degree from Carleton College with magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1945. Two masters degrees, her first from Harvard University in classical studies and her second from Northwestern University in English followed. ...
Putnam Scanner for June 14, 2010 (06/14/10)
Rachel L. Castello, 31, Indianapolis, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 5:48 p.m. Thursday for failure to appear. Cale Parrish, 23, Marquette, Mich., was booked at 7 a.m. Thursday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Kari L. Richardson, 36, Connersville, was booked at 9 a.m. Thursday for possession of a controlled substance...
Statehouse Report (06/14/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State legislators are back in their districts talking to constituents about issues and answering questions they have about state government. Remember that we're only in Indianapolis from January through March or April. After that, it's time to head back home to be with our families, and return to our full-time/part-time jobs...
4-H: Competency or competition? (06/14/10)
Returning last week from 4-H Camp at Shakamak State Park, the common question was can we make 4-H Camp longer? Friendships, learning and life skill building experiences all occurred at 4-H Camp and these youth all seemed to have a blast. After writing this column, it will be time to head up to Purdue for the 3 day 4-H Science Workshops that includes aerospace, plant, animal, computer and many other science area workshops. ...