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Stories from Thursday, September 23, 2010

African Children's Choir to visit Greencastle Friday (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Some of the youngest ambassadors of peace and joy will visit Greencastle Friday when the African Children's Choir (ACC) performs a free concert at New Providence Church at 7 p.m. These are children from the poorest countries of the world whose voices have been heard by world leaders and the top performers the entertainment world and over the past 25 years have raised millions of dollars to educate and rebuild countries devastated by famine, war and AIDS...
Gov. has no plans for White House just yet, calls attention good for state (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- As rumors continue to swirl about Gov. Mitch Daniels' future political aspirations, the governor himself has little to say about the issue. "I'm not doing anything about it," Daniels said on his stop in Greencastle Wednesday. "If you look at my schedule, my attention's completely fixed on the assignment that I have and the issues that face Indiana."...
Daniels: Thrifty state spending key to surviving recession (09/23/10)
Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness (09/23/10)
The Cloverdale volleyball team is set to battle North Putnam tonight, but they will be on the same side of a much bigger fight. It is a Pink Out. Both teams have sold pink T-shirts to raise money for breast cancer research. The public is invited to join the students and players as they support the cause and play volleyball. The Cloverdale Student Council has raised more than $1,000 for the girls' team. Student council members include, from left, Kyle Manion, Becca Jordan, Bradanne Toney, Brad Johnson, Brittany Wallace, Tatianna Camacho, John Johnson and Breegan Andersen. Courtesy photo
Putnam Patter for Sept. 23, 2010 (09/23/10)
The Putnam County Hospital Guild will sponsor a book sale in the hospital lobby today from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. A community Christmas cantata choir will begin practices at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Greencastle Presbyterian Church. The choir will perform Joseph Martin's cantata, "A World of Christmas," on Sunday, Dec. 12...
Jackson jailed for violating terms of bond (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman awaiting trial on felony battery charges is now being held at the Putnam County Jail for violating the terms of her bond. Treva J. Jackson, 36, was arrested Sept. 21, 2009 after an altercation at a local tavern. She faces four charges of Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, each punishable by up to eight years in prison...
DPU Jazz Ensemble plans concert (09/23/10)
The sounds of the DePauw Jazz Ensemble will resonate in Kresge Auditorium on Sept. 30. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the University's Judson and Joyce Green Center of the Performing Arts and is presented free of admission charge. The Jazz Ensemble will perform selections from classic bands led by Buddy Rich, Miles Davis and Count Basie, as well as contemporary arrangements of compositions by Pat Metheny and Horace Silver. ...
911 behind budget for year (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County 911 Director Dave Costin came before the Putnam County Council at its Tuesday meeting with a pair of additional appropriations requests. While one was approved, the other revealed some larger problems in the department's budget...
Church to auction quilts for fundraiser (09/23/10)
The Beech Grove United Methodist Church of Putnam and Park Counties will be having a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Putnam County Fairgrounds The fundraiser will feature a dinner, bazaar and auction. Helen Knauer, one of the event organizers, said last year the event served over 200 people...
Monon Bell DVD available for pre-order (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It's one of America's oldest college rivalries, and they don't come any closer than the battle for the Monon Bell, in which the two teams are separated by just one game after 116 meetings. For the tenth consecutive year, a limited edition, commemorative DVD will be manufactured for fans of the annual game between DePauw University and Wabash College...
'Gerda's Story' examines Holocaust struggles (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- There can never be too many stories told about the horrors of the Holocaust. Each voice of struggle, courage, pain and hope reinforces the conviction that there is no place for genocide in a civilized world. "Gerda's Story: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor," the 2010-'11 season opener for DePauw Theatre, is the story of a young girl who experienced profound uncertainty and astonishing luck between the years of 1933 and 1946. ...
2008 SURE program deadline draws near (09/23/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Julia A. Wickard, Executive Director for USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana announced that producers have until Sept. 30 to apply for benefits on 2008 crop year disasters through their local FSA Office. "It is imperative that producers take action now as there are no provisions for late-filed 2008 applications for the Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments Program (SURE)," said Wickard...
Cloverdale announces school calendars for October (09/23/10)
Below are upcoming events at school districts across the county for the month of October: Oct. 1: Herff Jones will take ring orders during lunch Oct. 6: National Art Honor Society will hold its annual initiation, 6 p.m. Oct. 7: Teen Speak will meet during second period in room 6...
McKim Observatory open to public for Mid-Autumn Festival (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- In China, Zhongqui Jie, or Mid-Autumn Festival, is the celebration of the moon, harvest and family. Based on the lunar calendar, the date falls on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month -- when the moon is the roundest, fullest and brightest...
'Gerda's Story,' faculty recitals top upcoming arts events (09/23/10)
Tuesday: Faculty Recital, Natalia Rachford on piano, 7:30 p.m., Green Center for the Performing Arts, Thompson Recital Hall Natalia is a Russian born pianist who started her music education at the age of 7 in her hometown Rostov-on-Don. She studied at the Music College at Moscow Conservatory when she was only 16, and graduated with honors in piano performance and pedagogy from the Moscow Music Academy. ...
Greencastle tennis edged by Miners (09/23/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It looked as though the GHS boys' tennis team would grab a win over Linton Stockton early in the match Wednesday, but the resilient Miners came back to shock the Tiger Cubs 3-2. In singles action, No. 3 singles player Joey Kass cruised to victory, winning in straight sets 6-2 and 6-1...
'Persia' falters with romantic endeavors (09/23/10)
Oh, Jake Gyllenhaal, why? That will be the revolving thought swirling inside your head as you watch his latest flick, "Prince of Persia," based on the highly popular video game. But it's not all Jake's fault. Is it all bad? Most certainly not. The movie has its moments of awesome action and equally good acting, but a romantic union that seems too forced to be natural keeps "Persia" from being all it could be. Romance is nice, but not when it's as silly as this...
'The Black Cauldron': forgotten Disney classic reaches new audience (09/23/10)
Disney is celebrating the 25th anniversary of "The Black Cauldron" with the release of a new DVD containing a nice widescreen presentation and a few nice bonus goodies. "Cauldron" isn't your usual sunny side of Disney. The film is very dark and was the first animated flick from Disney to be awarded a PG rating by the MPAA. But it's the darkness that makes "Cauldron" something special...
Hayden Burrel Steagall (09/23/10)
Hayden Burrel Steagall, 74, of Bainbridge died on Sunday, Sept. 19 at his residence. He was born on Sept. 24, 1935 in Indianapolis to parents Bennie and Irene (Baxter) Steagall. Hayden was a job setter for 27 years at General Motors-Allison in Indianapolis, retiring in 1992, and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving for 23 years. He was a member of the Moose Lodge and American Legion Post at Bonita Springs, Fla...
Gov. Mitch Daniels talks state, national economy at Greencastle Rotary (09/23/10)
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