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Nobel winner to speak at DePauw in December (10/13/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and two-time president of Costa Rica, will visit the campus of DePauw University on Dec. 8 as a guest of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. Arias, who stepped down as president five months ago and is known as a crusader for peace, will discuss "Moral Leadership in Today's World."...
Council approves city's 2011 budget (10/13/10)
By JARED JERNAGAN Assistant Editor GREENCASTLE -- All city departments will see a 5 percent decrease in their operating budgets in 2011. The Greencastle Common Council approved the first reading of the 2011 budget at Tuesday's meeting. Once again, all department heads were asked to cut 5 percent from their budgets to conserve money, as the approved funds by the state are expected to continue to fall...
Cloverdale council approves agreement with Humane Society (10/13/10)
CLOVERDALE-- After a couple of months of discussion, the Cloverdale Town Council narrowly approved a continued local service agreement with the Putnam County Humane Society. "If we don't have an agreement, they can just say they're going to charge us $80 or $90 dollars [to surrender an animal,]" board treasurer and clerk Cathleen Monaco said...
Grass fire blazes in Reelsville (10/13/10)
A fire behind a house got out of control Monday after a man burned something in a barrel in Reelsville. It took about 20 minutes from when a neighbor called 911 before fire trucks arrived at the scene at 9597 S 550 W. At least three trucks from the Reelsville Fire Department and two from Cloverdale assisted with putting out the fire, according to a neighbor who witnessed the fire being put out.
Bombei seeks re-election (10/13/10)
Dave Bombei is running for re-election for the South Putnam School Board, representing Warren Township. For Bombei, the past three years have been rewarding due to the accomplishments of the South Putnam school system. Those accomplishments include:...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 13, 2010 (10/13/10)
Lunch, prepared and served by Area 30 culinary arts students, will be served from noon to 1 p.m. Packages containing several different combinations of grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos, apples, pineapple, pears, cheese, beef sticks, fudge and candy are available. Packages range in price from $10-$25...
Marshal proposes ordinances, changes in vehicle violations (10/13/10)
ROACHDALE -- Town marshal Mike Mahoy presented proposed ordinances and changes to vehicle violation fees at the town's monthly board meeting Tuesday. The changes would apply to violations within town limits and are pending review by town attorney Jim Ensley and will be discussed at next month's meeting...
Canaan Community Church hosts harvest festival (10/13/10)
COATESVILLE -- Canaan Community Church will present its harvest festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the church, 3517 North CR 800E, Coatesville. Events will include music, games, tractor rides, face painting, a chili cook-off and trick-or-treat hosted by mystery Bible characters. Admission is $5 for one person or $15 for families of any size...
Tour gives glimpse into county's 'History, Heritage and Haunts' (10/13/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- History, Heritage and Haunts, a tour presented by the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County, is scheduled for Oct. 30 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Cemetery. Open to the public, the several hours long event takes participants through the history of Putnam County via cemeteries and historic locations...
Sorority making blankets for Riley (10/13/10)
The Beta Psi chapter of Tri Kappa held their October meeting at the home of Diane Ummel. New member, Cortney Miller was initiated and welcomed into the chapter. During the meeting, Tri Kappa members worked on fleece "no-sew" blankets for donation to Riley Hospital...
Non-profit expert to give presentation (10/13/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Community Foundation and the Bonner Scholar Program at DePauw University are pleased to announce that non-profit expert Bryan Orander will be coming to Greencastle Oct. 25 to present a workshop titled "New Board Member Orientation."...
North Putnam bows out of sectional (10/13/10)
BROWNSBURG -- The North Putnam girls' soccer team staved off a Tri-West squad for the first 16-minutes, but once the first goals was netted, the Bruins didn't look back. In fact, the first goal was a point of concern for North Putnam head coach Willie Gaskins. After a called handball on the Cougars, the referee proceed to explain to members of the North Putnam the call. In the meantime, Hannah Stroup placed the ball and kicked it past a non-moving Maggie Pinney in goal...
GHS races to second place finish at sectional (10/13/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle saw that it's girl's cross country season would extend to the Ben Davis regional after placing second at the South Putnam sectional. Colleen Weatherford paced the Tiger Cubs with an eighth place finish. Greencastle had five runners within the top 25 to edge out Avon by a single team point and Brownsburg by five points...
Tiger Cubs place fourth, advance to regional (10/13/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After their girl's side placed second, the Greencastle boy's cross country squad placed two in the top 15 en route to a fourth place team finish and a place in Saturday's regional at Ben Davis High School. Ryan Stevens and Tyler Hudson led the Tiger Cub charge, placing eighth and fifteenth respectively. Greencastle placed its scoring runners in the top half of the field, staying away from the tight fifth place spot won narrowly by Danville over Cascade...
North Putnam falls to Wildcats (10/13/10)
CLINTON -- The North Putnam volleyball team fell to South Vermillion Tuesday night in three games. The Cougars fell 25-17, 25-18 and 25-18. "The curse is still with us, playing to or below our competition," North Putnam head coach Jill Schreiber said. "This was a long game. We couldn't seem to get in a groove. We played well at times and looked good. Then had some mental errors and in the wrong positions...
Eagles split with GMS (10/13/10)
The South Putnam seventh (3-5) and eighth (8-0) grade football teams split with Greencastle Monday. The seventh grade lost 22-6, while the eighth graders won 22-12. Daniel Grundlock led the seventh grade team with a touchdown, while Lucas Lorian had three touchdowns and two two-point conversions...
Clarence Arthur 'Art' Cooper Jr. (10/13/10)
Clarence Arthur "Art" Cooper, Jr., 85, of Greencastle passed away on Oct. 10, 2010. He was born on Jan. 16, 1925 in Putnamville to Clarence A. Cooper, Sr. and Violet Mae Alexander. Art was a graduate of Greencastle High School and served his country in the U.S. Army Air Corp during WWII. He was a lifetime member of the VFW and retired from Lone Star Industries with 43 years of service. He and his wife had been active in the Friendly Squares...
Mary Ann (Jones) Hanna (10/13/10)
Mary Ann (Jones) Hanna, 90, of Greencastle passed away Oct. 7, 2010 at Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle. She was born on Aug. 8, 1920 in Putnam County. Her parents were Bernice (Allen) and B. Frank Jones. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, Albert Kenneth Hanna; brother, Benjamin Allen Jones; granddaughter, Jill Elizabeth Hanna; and nephews, John Hanna and Steve Hanna...
Charles P. Ragan (10/13/10)
Charles P. Ragan, 77, of Crawfordsville died at Ben Hur Home on Saturday afternoon. He farmed most of his life, working for many area farmers. He was born Sept. 2, 1933 in Indianapolis to Elmer and Mary Merrit Ragan. He married Wanda Johnson on July 20, 1958 in Hendricks County, and she survives...
Gareld E. Stone (10/13/10)
Gareld E. Stone, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010. Arrangements pending at Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home.
Esther Evans (10/13/10)
Esther Marie (Pitcock) Evans, 68, of Greencastle, passed away suddenly at her home Monday morning, Oct. 11, 2010. She was born in Parke County on Feb. 12, 1942 to Wallace and Doris (Perry) Pitcock. Esther was a 1960 graduate of Roachdale High School. She married James A. Evans on May 31, 1963, and he survives her. Together, they engaged in farming for 47 years. Additionally, Esther was employed at Mallory's, Alpha Chi Omega sorority, DePauw University and retired from Danville Regional Hospital...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 13, 2010 (10/13/10)
Damage $2,501-$5,000. Patterson's vehicle towed by Curtis. Damage $10,001-$25,000. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Ladd complained of pain around his left shoulder and had a cut near his left eyebrow. Operation Life transported him to Putnam County Hospital. Vehicle towed by Steele's. Damage $2,501-$5,000...
In everything, there is a season (10/13/10)
I admit it -- I go a little overboard decorating for holidays. I'm not just talking about Christmas, either. I have lights for every occasion. Look in the Rubbermaid tote in the closet in the spare room in my house and you'll find pink and red hearts for Valentine's Day, shamrocks for St. ...
Expressing silver anniversary appreciation (10/13/10)
To the Editor: The celebration of the Putnam County Community Foundation's 25th anniversary on Oct. 2 was fabulous and a day to remember. Such an extravaganza could not have happened without the contributions of many, many volunteers and donors. First, Therese Cunningham, as the event patron, transformed our vision of what the day would be for our community. Duke Energy and Cindy Mattox of Bank of America Home Loans made the music and the after-party possible...
Second movie night was a success (10/13/10)
To the Editor: The Putnam County Youth Development Commission along with the sponsors and volunteers would like to thank everyone who attended the second annual Family Movie Night at the park on Saturday, September 18th. The evening proved once again to be a huge success with approximately 1,000 community members in attendance...
Vaccines are a choice, not a requirement (10/13/10)
To the editor: This past weekend, we received a disturbing automated voice message from the Greencastle School Corp. stating that the Indiana Board of Education mandates that students must be up to date on their vaccinations before Oct.18 in order to continue in school...
Fire department thanks contributors (10/13/10)
To the Editor: A special thanks to the supporters that contributed to the Greencastle Fire Department's 10th Annual Open House event on Oct. 7. Contributors included Ashley Square Cinemas, Banner Graphic, Bittles & Hurt Funeral Home, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cardinal Office Products, Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Chiyoda, Conner Prairie, Creative Cakes, Dairy Castle, Dominos Pizza, Eitel Flowers and Gifts, Elk's Club and Ladies Auxiliary, Everlasting Moments Photography, Family Video, First National Bank, Heartland Automotive, Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, Indianapolis Colts, Joe Spiker Excavating, Kentucky Fried Chicken, McDonald's, Monical's Pizza, Old National Bank, O'Reilly Auto Parts, Papa John's Pizza, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Peebles, Pizza Hut, PNC Bank, Progressive Printing, Putnam County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Service Master of Greencastle, Therese Cunningham State Farm Insurance, Subway, Teacher's Credit Union, Wal-Mart and Wendy's.. ...
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