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Stories from Monday, August 16, 2010

Work on Indianapolis Rd. to begin Wednesday (08/16/10)
The Greencastle Department of Public Works will be doing milling on Indianapolis Road on Wednesday, causing possible delays and lane restrictions. The work will be done between Percy Julian Drive and Warren Drive. Beginning Aug. 23, the city will be doing paving from the valley east of Kroger to Warren Drive...
Just another day at the market (08/16/10)
Bruce Zink and Constance Campbell-Ferry discuss the herbs in Perry's garden Saturday at the Farmers Market. Meet at the Market is held on Franklin Street on the square 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday and Tuesdays at Robe-Ann Park from 5 to 8 p.m.
Putnam Patter for Aug. 16, 2010 (08/16/10)
The Cloverdale Masonic Lodge #132 will hold its monthly stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. All MM's are welcome to attend. Officers are urged to attend. Greencastle High School will hold an open house on Thursday. Students and parents are encouraged to attend by arriving in the multi-purpose gym by 6:30 p.m...
Harmless to play Parkfest (08/16/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Tony Harmless will be playing his own songs at Parkfest this Tuesday. Harmless has been a part of Parkfest since its inception. Come to the Robe-Ann Park bandshell from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to hear Harmless, along with special guest Monte Keller, as he debuts a couple of new songs. Banner Graphic/JARED JERNAGAN
American Quarter Horse event to be held Sept. 25-26 (08/16/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Indiana Quarter Horse Association Breeders Futurity and American Quarter Horse Association Show, an American Quarter Horse Association-approved show, will be held Sept. 25-26 at the Crossroads Arena in Cloverdale. American Quarter Horse shows test horses' abilities in dozens of different classes and feature exciting events such as jumping, reining, barrel racing, cutting, roping and pole bending. ...
Former beauty queen now in Air Force (08/16/10)
MAXWELL AFB, Ala. -- Two years ago she was strutting her stuff onstage as a beauty queen in Greencastle and now she's being put through her paces as a soldier For Ashley B. Doyle, summer vacation now means arising at 4 a.m. each day to start a rigorous, daily routine that most sophomore and junior college students would cringe at the thought of having to do...
Farm Credit to hold customer appreciation event Sept. 1 (08/16/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, a $16.5 billion financial lending cooperative spanning the four states of Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Tennessee, has kicked off their annual summer Customer Appreciation Events. Locally, the Greencastle office will host its event on Sept. 1 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. All customers -- members of the Farm Credit Services office in Putnam, Parke, Hendricks, and Vermillion counties -- are invited to attend...
Community Christmas Choir organizers looking for new members (08/16/10)
Organizers of the Community Christmas Choir are seeking choir members for the 9th annual production. The organizational meeting will occur at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12 in the Browns Valley Christian Church auditorium. This year's selected Christmas concert is titled "The Promise of Christmas," which is created by Phil Barefoot and arranged and orchestrated by Dave Williamson...
Brazil Concert Band pays tribute to 'Jewell of Wabash' (08/16/10)
The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, presents "Jewell Of The Wabash" at 8 p.m. Sunday, August 22 at Forest Park rain or shine. Fred Jewell, 1875-1936, known as the "Indiana March King" was from Worthington and rose as a circus euphonium player to director of the Barnum and Bailey circus band...
Library accepts donation (08/16/10)
Alice Greenburg, left, director of the Putnam County Public Library, accepts a donation of $250 on behalf of the Greencastle Wal-Mart store from W.T. Watson, who works in the store's tire and auto department. Wal-Mart encourages its employees to be involved in the community, and offers donations to organizations for which the employees volunteer. Watson has been volunteering in the library's local history and genealogy department for five years. Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND
Professor wins prestigious history award (08/16/10)
GREENCASTLE -- James L. Cooper, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, is the recipient of an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Leadership in History Awards. Dr. Cooper was honored "for a lifetime of researching, preserving, and promoting the history of Indiana's historic bridges," according to the organization...
Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department Golf Scramble set for Saturday (08/16/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The 12th annual Cloverdale Township Volunteer Fire Department Golf Scramble will take place Saturday at Clover Meadows Golf Course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m., and shotgun start is at 8 a.m. Entry is limited to the first 25 four-person teams. Entry deadline is today. Fees to participate are $200 per team or $50 per person and include green fee, cart and rib-eye steak dinner...
South Putnam Community School Corporation calendar announced for week of August 16 (08/16/10)
Tuesday: School pictures, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday: "Taste of South Putnam," meet the teachers, 6:30 p.m. Today: "Meet the Teachers," 6-7 p.m. Board Meeting, 7 p.m. Today: Regional Cub/Boy Scout Leaders to talk to boys about joining scouts...
PCH Cancer Center still has raffle tickets available (08/16/10)
The Putnam County Hospital Cancer Center still has tickets available for its upcoming raffle. In July, several items were donated to the Cancer Center for the purpose of raising money for the matching grant that was awarded by the Putnam County Community Foundation in 2008. For each dollar raised, the foundation will match up to $12,500 annually...
South African newspaper praises upcoming visitor's 'moving read' (08/16/10)
GREENCASTLE -- "On the subject of books that are hard to describe and much more interesting than they sound, I'd recommend The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot," opines Kate Sidley in the Sunday Times of Johannesburg, South Africa. "Bioethics, race, genetics, science and family are woven into a surprise best-seller and a moving and thought-provoking read," she writes. Skloot will come to DePauw University on September 9 to discuss her book...
Hoosier Hospitality fosters community, campus bonding (08/16/10)
In just a few days, 87 excited students from more than 24 different countries will arrive in Greencastle to start their college careers at DePauw University. For the past three years, local families in Putnam County have served as family friends to international students in Hoosier Hospitality. New and previous Hoosier Hospitality families are invited to take part in the program with this new group of students...
DePauw ranks 64th in nation's top colleges (08/16/10)
A new Forbes Magazine ranking of America's best colleges includes three Indiana schools in the top 100: Notre Dame, Wabash College and DePauw University. Only four public schools -- Indiana University, Purdue, Ball State and IUPUI -- made the top 610 nationally. Of those, IU received the highest ranking, at 222nd overall...
Hollingsworth repeats as sprint winner at LPS (08/16/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A long, hot week of steamy temperatures culminated with some sizzling racing at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday night. Shane Hollingsworth has been as locked in as any sprint car driver in the state over the summer and this weekend was no different as he held off a field of 27 sprint cars to claim his fourth feature win at the Putnamville oval and his fifth overall this season...
Candance Kane Kersey (08/16/10)
Candace Kane Kersey died Aug. 12, 2010 in Ocala, Fla. She was born April 26, 1952 in Miami Beach, Fla. Candy was a caregiver for 10 years with Peace of Mind. She never met a stranger. She is survived by her beloved husband of 22 years, Ray E. Kersey of Ocala, Fla.; father, William Kane of Winter Haven, Fla.; sister, Dawn Wood-Lewis of Del Rey Beach, Fla.; and nephew, John...
Marvin Bailey (08/16/10)
Marvin Bailey Boone, 89, of Sheridan, died Aug. 14, 2010 at Sheridan Healthcare Center. He was born June 8, 1921 in Boone County to the late Harvey and Minnie (Staton) Bailey. Marvin was a self-employed farmer and was a member of the Terhune United Methodist Church and the Sheridan Masonic Lodge. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1953...
Protect your pockets: Stealing from headlines to steal from investors (08/16/10)
A few short months ago, a deepwater drilling rig exploded near the Gulf Coast, causing oil to gush into the water. As executives struggled to find a quick solution, one company, InfrAegis Inc., allegedly told potential investors in Alabama the product they created would stop the oil leak and had the support of government officials involved in the cleanup. ...
Accomplishment records important for opportunities, future of 4-H'ers (08/16/10)
Recordkeeping is not a favorite of many people. Some forms of record keeping, like having the winning football score or scrapbooking memories provide enjoyment. This is especially true when individuals can reflect back on great moments in life. The 4-H'er learns and is responsible for many different types of record keeping that in some cases is project specific while in other cases it involves the entire 4-H career...
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