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Stories from Saturday, October 30, 2010

Sectional fever heats up (10/30/10)
Parents, students and fans from North Putnam and Greencastle spent the week getting ready for sectional semifinals on Friday night. North Putnam parents marked the path from the stoplight in Bainbridge to the entrance of the football field with Cougar tracks as well as signs. Above, North Putnam parents Jodi Judy and Tara Angermeier place a sign next to the road on CR 200E north of Bainbridge. The Cougars and the Tiger Cubs won on Friday. Greencastle will visit North Putnam for the Sectional 30 championship at 7 p.m. Friday.
Greencastle costumed kids search for candy (10/30/10)
On Friday, throngs of ghouls, superheroes, princesses and fairies descended on the square in downtown Greencastle for some trick or treat action in preparation for Halloween. Left to right, on the top row, Charles Knuth surveyed the crowd disguised as Superman, while Bransyn Hanley kept law and order on the streets of Greencastle. On the bottom row, Sarah Fitzsimmons peeks out from under her warm giraffe costume and Serenity Hines buzzed around the square in search of treats.
Local benefit model for clubs (10/30/10)
GREENCASTLE -- What started as a couple of local club officers sitting around talking became a model for national fraternal organizations. Elks officer Danny Wallace and Moose administrator Tim Spurlock were talking in 2008 about how the clubs could come together for a common cause...
Family Support Services moves to new location (10/30/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Come Monday, Putnam County Family Support Services (FSS) will be in a new facility. And not long after that, the organization's name will change to reflect an expansion of services to people in two additional counties. The organization is actually only moving one door down -- from 24 W. Washington St. to 22 W. Washington St. Staff will begin working out of the new location on Monday...
Bainbridge Elementary supports a neighbor from Deer Meadow (10/30/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- A special awards ceremony Friday morning at Bainbridge Elementary School was first of all a way to honor the students' achievements during the first nine weeks. However, it was also a way for the school to show its support for a fellow young person in need...
It's the Great Pumpkin! (10/30/10)
"The Great Pumpkin Decorating Contest" was held Thursday at Robe-Ann Park. Sponsored by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department for the second year, and in cooperation with the Putnam County Public Library, the contest had 10 entries in three age groups. All were invited to bring their best, scariest, funniest or best carved, painted or decorated pumpkins to be judged in six age groups. There were two entries in the 1-5 year old age group, six entries in the 6-11 year old age group and two entries in the 18-60 years old age group. Pictured above are Justice Nauman, Trysta Nauman, Tristin Nauman, Shelby Paxton, Tanner Smithers, Payton Brown, Gage Bolton, and Trystan Smithers. Not pictured are Patty Sprinkle and Jessica Cole. Nine of the 10 entries from the contest will be on display through Monday in the Children's Section of the Putnam County Public Library.
Local churches bring Rapture Ruckus to Putnam County (10/30/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Three local Christian Churches have come together to bring international Christian recording artists Rapture Ruckus to Greencastle. The hip hop/rock band will play at Greencastle Christian Church, 20 Primrose Ln., at 6 p.m. Nov. 7. Bainbridge Christian Church and Roachdale Christian Church have also partnered in the local concert.fd...
Ridpath hosting book fair Nov. 1-5 (10/30/10)
Ridpath Elementary will host a Fall Book Fair, via a partnership with Scholastic Books, Nov. 1-5. The Book Fair provides a great opportunity for students, parents, family and community members to purchase quality books at reasonable prices -- and best of all, the school benefits from all book sales...
Tiger Cubs reach sectional final with win (10/30/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs punched their ticket to the sectional final Friday by defeating Cascade 24-0. The Tiger Cubs will face country rival North Putnam next Friday in the sectional championship. For the second week in a row, GHS had to defeat a team who defeated them in the regular season. ...
Cougars in final with 37-0 win over Bulldogs (10/30/10)
ROACHDALE -- Almost one year ago, North Putnam Cougar fans and players watched as Monrovia celebrated a hard fought 7-6 victory on their home field, a bitter pill to swallow during what had been a very promising season. Friday night, the Cougars got a chance to return the favor. They did so in style...
Charlotte Mae Porter Horn (10/30/10)
Charlotte Mae Porter Horn, , Rockville, passed away Friday, Oct. 29, 2010 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. She was born Jan. 9, 1950 in Greencastle and was the daughter of William E. & Elva Mae (O'Hair) Porter. A graduate of Bainbridge High School class of 1969, Charlotte worked at P.R. Mallory's and the Angwell Curtain Factory. She was a member of the Brick Chapel United Methodist Church...
James E. Anderson Sr. (10/30/10)
James E. Anderson Sr., 60, Cloverdale, passed away on Oct. 29, 2010 at Cloverdale. He was born on April 17, 1950 in Greencastle and was the son of James Fredrick and Virginia Beulah (Lewis) Anderson. He was married to Gaye Haulk and she survives. He is also survived by his parents who reside in Greencastle; his children, Melinda Sue (Timothy C.) Day, Sherri Ann (Glenn) Sanders, James E. ...
Snyder - Sciera (10/30/10)
Percy Snyder of Greencastle and Deborah Snyder of Orlando, Fla. announce the engagement of their son, Eric Snyder, to Katherine Sciera, the daughter of John and Mary Sciera of Fayetteville, Ga. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Sandy Creek High School and a 2001 graduate of Purdue University, where she earned a degree in natural resources and environmental science. She is a 2003 and 2008 graduate of Clemson University, with both masters and doctorate degrees in environmental toxicology...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 30, 2010 (10/30/10)
Putnam County Jail Stanley Everest Bell, 50, Roachdale: Operating while intoxicated, Oct. 29, 2:40 a.m. Robert Edwards Hammons, 38, Greencastle: Contempt of court, Oct. 28, 10:28 p.m. Larry Dean Patterson, 48, Indianapolis: Failure to appear, probation violation, Oct. 28, 2:23 p.m...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 30, 2010 (10/30/10)
Fourth ward neighboorhood meeting changed The date of the Greencastle Fourth Ward neighborhood meeting has changed due to a conflict at Ridpath Primary School. The meeting will be Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the Ridpath cafeteria. The school is located at 711 S. Central Ave...
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