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Stories from Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Food pantry weathering strong holiday rush, need (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry is hopping these days. December is prime season for food drives, so the pantry is seeing its share of donations these days. The holidays are also a time of great need though, so the food quickly finds it's way out the door...
Warm hands warm hearts (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- For senior citizens in assisted living communities, it can be difficult to feel like they're making a difference. Marian Wright, who resides at Asbury Towers in Greencastle, decided she would not let not being able to be out and about as much as she used to stop her...
Sweet Justice (12/22/10)
Clover Pride (12/22/10)
SP Horse Judging Team garners national honors (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam FFA Horse Judging Team returned recently from national competition in Tulsa, Okla., with ribbons and awards to their credit. The team was named high FFA team, and also placed third overall. Team members were Shea Mahoney-Sutherland, Sarah New, Logan Pell and Garth McMains...
Hornaday held without bond (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Six months after he asked to be released from house arrest, a man convicted of battery in 2009 has been accused of violating his probation and is back in jail. A request by Putnam County Probation to revoke the probation of Jared L. Hornaday, 21, was filed in Putnam County Circuit Court on Dec. 14. A warrant for Hornaday's arrest was issued the next day, and Hornaday appeared in court for an initial hearing on Wednesday...
Proctor leaves council after 16 years (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When Mitch Proctor took office as the First District County Councilman almost 16 years ago, there was no easing into the job. At his first meeting in January 1995, Proctor was elected the council president. While the move wasn't entirely surprising -- the Republican Party had already approached him about the idea -- it was sink or swim from day one. Proctor described the situation as "scary."...
Fatal accident on I-70 (12/22/10)
County council approves filling three positions (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Council gave its blessing at Tuesday night's meeting for three full-time positions to be filled in three different departments. Due to a hiring freeze enacted in 2009, all new hires must be signed off on by both the board of commissioners and the county council. This applies to the filling of existing positions, even if the money is already allotted...
Officers provide holiday meal (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- As Christmas bears down on Putnam County, the spirit of giving extends to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, where donations of food baskets went out last night to homes facing hard times throughout the county. This is the third year the Sheriff's department has collected and distributed the baskets...
City Christmas ornaments on sale (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The 2010 Greencastle Keepsake Christmas Ornament features the Emerald Palace Playground at Robe Ann Park. There are still plenty of ornaments left. They are $10 each, come in a gift box ready for wrapping and can be purchased until the first of the year at the Chamber of Commerce, The Putnam County Museum, The Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Almost Home, Treasures on the Square, Greencastle City Hall, Cunningham Insurance, First National Bank, North Salem State Bank, Teachers Credit Union and First Financial Bank.. ...
St. Andrew's plans Christmas services (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 520 E. Seminary St., will be celebrating Christmas with four separate services on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Dec. 26. The early Christmas Eve service begins with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m. Friday. This service is planned especially for families with young children, but is appropriate for all ages...
Tiger Cub wrestlers suffer loss to Avon (12/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle wrestling team ran into a stout Avon squad Tuesday, falling to the Orioles 59-6. The Orioles were the aggressors on the night, but Greencastle put up a fight and refused to give up in every match. Head coach Matt McComish liked the grit his team displayed on the night...
Tiger Cubs pick up big win over Rockville, 60-50 (12/22/10)
ROCKVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' basketball team recorded its ninth win of the season, defeating Rockville 60-50 in a make-up contest. After a sluggish start which saw GHS score only four points in the opening quarter, the Tiger Cubs outscored the Rox by 15 points in the second and third quarter...
Dale DeWayne Shillings (12/22/10)
Dale DeWayne Shillings left this world surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, after a long battle with lung cancer. Dale was 55. He was born Feb. 23, 1955 to Alva and Edna (Radar) Shillings. Dale was a 1974 graduate of Greencastle High School. On Aug. 25, 1978 he married Vicky (Scaggs) Shillings...
Marvin F. Richardson (12/22/10)
Marvin F. Richardson, 74, of Fillmore, passed away Monday, December 20, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born June 19,1936, in Laurel Counry, Ky., he was the son of Thomas Marshall and Della Mae (Patterson) Richardson. He married Barbara S. (Franklin) Richardson on March 16, 1998...
What's the best X-mas special? (12/22/10)
Christmas is the time for a lot of things. Remembering things, visiting family, some religious considerations, getting stuff from people and giving things to people. Most importantly, though, it's time for Christmas specials. I'm not very religious, but I love Christmas specials. I love how everyone tries to find the true meaning of Christmas, I love the threads that unite all of them and I love the music. But what makes for the best special?...
Cub Scout fundraiser a success (12/22/10)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Cub Scouts of Greencastle Pack 99 and all other Boy Scouts of America units of Putnam County, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the financial support the residents of Putnam County exemplified during our recent popcorn fundraiser...
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