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Stories from Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Jazz festival jams on (09/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Each year it happens right here in the city, and each year it's a truly remarkable event. First-class musicians gather in a backyard on the south side of Greencastle for an afternoon of amazing music. And so it was on Sunday for the Crown Street Jazz and Blues Festival. Greencastle transplant Tad Robinson was the headliner of the event, but from top to bottom, the afternoon of music left everyone smiling...
Round-up helps fund Russellville Community Center (09/07/10)
RUSSELLVILLE -- This Saturday, the Russellville Community Center will be having its annual Russeller's Round-Up fundraiser, which features a variety of entertainment options for different age groups. The fundraiser will feature different musical acts, including a performance of show tunes by Kathi and Jim Elliott of the Russellville Community Church under the name No Regrets at 50, and the Good Ole Boys, a country and western group...
County senior center hosts weekly euchre game sessions (09/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Every Saturday at the Putnam County Senior Center, euchre players gather for a game session around 6 p.m. Three tables with rotating members play euchre. Two of the tables are short a member, so they play with a kitty, a hand without a player that can be used in certain circumstances. If a player gets euchred, they have to throw a dime into a pot...
At the Library: Sept. 7, 2010 (09/07/10)
Tuesday: Family Story Time, 7 p.m. This is a new multi-age, cross-generational time to enjoy stories, games, songs, dances--and time with your family! Thursday: Story Time Returns! Cuddle Time, 9:30 a.m.; Toddler, 10 a.m.; Pre-school, 11 a.m.; School-age, 4 p.m...
Putnam Patter for Sept. 7, 2010 (09/07/10)
Old National Trail will sponsor screenings on Sept. 22 for children from 3-5 who have disabilities. Representatives from First Steps will also be on hand to screen disabled children aged 0-3. The screening will take place at the Old National Trail central office, located in the Area 30 building...
Gypsy jazz group to appear in Danville (09/07/10)
DANVILLE -- Gypsy jazz group Bleu Django will be the next featured performer at the "Keys, Strings & Other Things" live music series. The show will be held on Friday, Oct. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in Danville. While the show is held in a church building, it is in no way intended to promote any particular religious point of view...
Community grief workshop to meet on consecutive Mondays (09/07/10)
A grief workshop will be held at the Cloverdale United Methodist Church beginning Sept. 27. The workshop will meet eight consecutive Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. It is open to anyone in the community dealing with the death of a family member or friend. It offers a chance to learn about the process of grieving and how to work toward healing...
Special program will act as inaugural harpsichord concert (09/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The DePauw University School of Music will feature guest artist Stephen Alltop in a special program Thursday. Alltop will present the inaugural performance of a handcrafted harpsichord built for the School of Music by Theodore Robertson of Ellettsville. The dedication concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Thompson Recital Hall in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for Performing Arts, and will include works by Handel, Scarlatti, Rameau and Bach...
Autoharper, storyteller to headline 2nd concert in Lakeside House Concert series (09/07/10)
In the second of a three-concert series, Lakeside House Concerts at Heritage Lake is proud to host master autoharper/singer/song writer/storyteller Bryan Bowers. The show will be held in the Heritage Lake Activities Center starting at 6 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $10 per person...
Jedele celebrates 35 years as McDonald's restaurant owner (09/07/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Introduced in the early 1970s, the Egg McMuffin was the start of the McDonald's breakfast movement. Looking to expand its food categories, choosing a variety of breakfast products was a breakthrough for the quick service restaurant. Thirty-five years later, the McDonald's breakfast menu continues to grow with the everyday consumer in mind. ...
GHS girls place 17th Saturday (09/07/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle girls' cross country team placed 17th out of 35 teams at the Terre Haute Savings Bank State Preview Invitational Saturday. The race was held a the Laverne-Gibson and according the Greencastle head coach Garry Anderson, the weather was ideal and the results indicated that...
Greencastle boys' tennis sits at 3-1 (09/07/10)
The Greencastle boys' tennis team sits at 3-1 in dual matches this season. They picked up a win recently against Turkey Run recently. Against the Warriors, No. 1 singles player Kenny Buchanan, No. 2 singles player Landon Miller and No. 3 singles players Joey Kass all earned wins on the night. Buchanan and Kass cruised, not allowing their opponents to a game, with both winning 6-0 and 6-0...
Fitzpatrick wins King of Non-wing title (09/07/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday night was a great night for Terre Haute based sprint car drivers as Blake Fitzpatrick, sponsored by First Financial Bank, Lucas Oil and Indy Race Parts, piloted his No. 10 sprinter to a victory in the King of Non-wing feature at Lincoln Park Speedway. Shortly thereafter, Kenny Carmichael Sr. claimed the second sprint feature of the evening. Both drivers hail from Terre Haute and topped a talented group of 36 sprint cars in Putnamville...
Susan M. Darby-Cord (09/07/10)
Susan M. Darby-Cord, 58, of Coatesville, passed away Saturday at her residence at Heritage Lake. Born Jan. 13, 1952, she was the daughter of Clifford and Minerva March Darby. She had been a supervisor of claims for Etna Insurance for 26 years, retiring in 2000, and recently had been working in billing at the West Central Conservancy District in Avon the past four years...
Bobby J. Hopkins (09/07/10)
Bobby J. Hopkins, Greencastle, passed away at his rural Putnam County home on Saturday, Sept. 4 in the loving care of his family. He was a former resident and life long dairy farmer in Hamilton County. Born in his home on Sept. 22, 1936 near the small town of Jolietville in Hamilton County, he was the son of Eldeen and Sarah Ellen (Hadley) Hopkins who preceded him in death...
Wanda Louise Francke (09/07/10)
Wanda Louise Francke, 86, or Bloomington, formerly of Greencastle, passed away at Bloomington Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010. She was born into the home of Elmer T. Powers and Marie (McCustion) Powers in Shawnee, Okla., on Aug. 28, 1924. Wanda attended Oklahoma A&M and majored in English literature. ...
Plan for disasters during National Preparedness Month (09/07/10)
WASHINGTON -- In conjunction with the five-year anniversary of the devastating Gulf Coast storms of 2005, the U.S. Small Businesses Administration is encouraging business owners, homeowners and others to create their own disaster preparedness plan during National Preparedness Month in September...
Putnam 4-H'ers excel at Indiana State Fair (09/07/10)
Kudos to the efforts of all the Putnam County 4-H'ers participating in the Indiana State Fair. While the opportunity to learn when doing the project is of foremost importance, the recognition of achievement is certainly an added bonus to being in the 4-H program...
Beware of the pitfalls of fraud found online (09/07/10)
When people join online dating sites, they are generally looking for companionship, not a good investment opportunity. When they join business networking sites, they want to find contacts, not fall for a scam. Unfortunately, cases of investment fraud that started out in unexpected places like dating and social networking sites are popping up more and more. ...
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