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Stories from Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Celebrating Parks and Recreation Month (07/14/10)
Members of Friends of the Park stand with Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray as she signs a proclamation designating July as Parks and Recreations month. Parks and recreation programs are an integral part of the communities throughout the country, including the parks in Greencastle, the proclamation states. They are vitally important to establishing and maintaining the quality of life in the community and build healthy, active communities that aid in the prevention of chronic disease, provide therapeutic recreation services for those who are mentally or physically disabled and improve the mental and emotional health of all citizens as well. Present for the signing are Jan Firebaugh, front row from left, Joan Davis, Mayor Murray, Lynn Wilson, Chuck Schroeder; back row, Brian Pohlar and Rod Weinshenk.
Cloverdale ISTEP+ scores on rise (07/14/10)
By JARED JERNAGAN Assistant Editor CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Community School Corporation saw a year of marked improvements in ISTEP+ scores in 2009-10. Superintendent Carrie Milner reported the results to the CCSC School Board at Monday's meeting. Milner first praised the sixth and seventh grade students and teachers for their improved performances. ...
Survive With Character Camp 2010 a big success (07/14/10)
HERITAGE LAKE -- Survive With Character Camp 2010 ran from June 14 through 18 at Heritage Lake, and the organizers consider it "an overwhelming success." The free camp was funded entirely by donations and benefited 160 campers from the North Putnam School Corporation...
New book lists DePauw among 40 'gems' in American higher education (07/14/10)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University is listed among "40 overlooked gems" in the new book, "Acceptance: A Legendary Guidance Counselor Helps Seven Kids Find the Right Colleges -- And Find Themselves." Authored by David L. Marcus and published by Penguin Books, "Acceptance" has just arrived in bookstores...
Cloverdale resident concerned about flooding (07/14/10)
By SHANNEN HAYES Staff Writer CLOVERDALE -- A town resident went before the council with his concern over flooding in his backyard, even after a minimal rainfall. Brandon Tancak purchased a house on South Lafayette Street near Roosevelt Street about a 18 months ago and has been experiencing trouble with severe flooding ever since...
Greencastle Common Council settles September event conflict (07/14/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On Tuesday, the Greencastle Common Council was faced with the problem of having too much going on downtown. Two groups had come before the council requesting the same streets to be closed on September 11 for separate events. J.C. Pankratz of DePauw's Feminista! women's rights activist organization requested the closure of the Franklin and Indiana streets sides of courthouse square for the group's inaugural "Stopping Traffic," human trafficking awareness event...
Putnam Patter for July 14, 2010 (07/14/10)
Kappa Delta Phi Sorority will host a yard sale Friday to help raise funds for the children of Putnam County. It will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1917 Windemere Drive, Greencastle. The Putnam County Public Library invites anyone in the community with a passion for baseball card collecting to visit PCPL from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday to browse through collections and make trades with other collectors...
Leon O. Huber (07/14/10)
Leon O. Huber, 90, of Plainfield passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Plainfield Healthcare Center. He was born on April 8, 1920 in Owen County to Frank O. and Nellie Mae Graves Huber. He married Lucille F. Chiles, and she survives. He was a welder for 30 years for Premier Manufacturing and retired from IUPUI Facilities Department. Leon was a World War II U.S. Army veteran...
Karen S. Benge (07/14/10)
Karen S. Benge, 55, of Rockville died Sunday, July 11, 2010 in Methodist Hospital. She was born April 24, 1955 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Huston and Betty J. Finchum Spear. Surviving are her mother Betty Spear; son Donald Benge; sisters Bonnie (Mike) Robbins of Indianapolis, Janet (Jack) Clemens of Crawfordsville, Rita Wooldridge of Plainfield, Kathy Smith of Crawfordsville, Shiela (Larry) McNulty of Roachdale and Julie Griffith of Texas; and brothers Huston R. ...
Putnam Scanner for July 14, 2010 (07/14/10)
Crystal Brown, 22, Bloomington, was booked at 2:44 a.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication. Jason Bryant, 35, Indianapolis, was booked at 2:37 p.m. Friday for violation of probation. Brian K. Dixie, 33, Crawfordsville, was booked at 3:24 a.m. Sunday for public intoxication and theft...
It's not the heat, it's stupidity! (07/14/10)
The heat is affecting all of us. That's the only explanation I can come up with for the following five weird things that happened to me this past week. All true. As I walked up and down a mall in Indianapolis and peered in the store windows, I realized that mannequins no longer have heads. I asked a sales clerk about it...
New local gun club cause for concern (07/14/10)
To the Editor: These are some concerns I have about a gun club coming to the neighborhood: 1. The people that were notified of he re-zoning of agriculture land were those that lived within 600 feet of the property. Some people who live a couple of houses away were not notified, but would be affected by the noise of guns...
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