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Stories from Thursday, March 17, 2011

No tweets, no texts, no blogs for city workers (03/17/11)
Don't expect to follow the mayor on Twitter any time soon. Don't think Greencastle City Police will be texting you about their latest traffic enforcement efforts. And rest assured, the Board of Works won't be blogging about any business. For Facebook, private e-mail activity and use of cell phones for personal business will be strictly forbidden in the workplace once the Greencastle City Council agrees to final approval of a new Personnel Policy update...
911 billed $71,000 for software service (03/17/11)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County 911 dispatch director Dave Costin received a shock recently when an abnormally large bill arrived from the dispatch center's software company. At Tuesday's meeting of the Putnam County Council, Costin reported receiving a $71,000 bill for back charges on software maintenance...
Lilly finalists announced (03/17/11)
Six Putnam County students have been named finalists for a full-tuition scholarship as the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2011 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar (LECS). In addition, the award will cover all required fees, along with an $800 book stipend per year, for four years to an accredited school in Indiana. Putnam County will have one recipient in 2011. The local finalists are:...
Girl scouts meet adopted soldiers (03/17/11)
Since 2009, the Bainbridge Girl Scout Troop 1007 has been in contact with 932nd Forward Surgical Team, sending them packages while the men and women served in Iraq. Since the team was transferred to the reserves and returned home, the troop members have stayed in contact with the 15 soldiers of the team...
County schools solve M.A.T.H., place in regional competition (03/17/11)
Central Elementary hosted the regional M.A.T.H. (Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers) competition on March 10, with 14 area teams competing for gold, bronze and silver awards in their respective classes. The scores at Central were combined with other sites throughout the state to assemble the state rankings in each class...
FCCLA members head to national competition (03/17/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 500 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni and guests from around Indiana gathered in March 3 to 5 for the 2011 Indiana FCCLA State Leadership Conference. Twelve South Putnam students and FCCLA adviser Kristin Scott attended the conference...
Police Scanner for 3-17 (03/17/11)
County Jail Donald Allen Ferris, 36, Fillmore: Burglary, residential entry, trespassing, March 16, 2 a.m. Danny Hensley, 37, Bainbridge: Public intoxication, disorderly conduct disturbing the peace, March 16, 12:15 a.m. James Allen Hill, 41, no city listed: Burglary, residential entry, trespassing, resisting law enforcement, March 16, 2:07 a.m...
Citizenship Awards (03/17/11)
Spanish Club (03/17/11)
South Putnam schedules orientation (03/17/11)
Kindergarten orientation for the 2011-12 school year will be conducted April 12-14 in the three South Putnam Community School Corporation elementaries. Students and parents should attend the orientation session of the school the pupil will be attending in the fall. Students and parents should plan to be present during the entire 2-1/2-hour session at their respective school because a variety of information and activities are scheduled...
Winter Athletes Honored (03/17/11)
Golden Knights holding team tryouts (03/17/11)
The Greencastle Golden Knights Minor League Professional Basketball Organization will be hosting open tryouts April 16 and 17 at South Putnam. Interested persons may register from now until April 15. Registration forms can be downloaded by visiting www.goldenknightsbasketball.com...
'Red State', a different side of Kevin Smith (03/17/11)
BY CAINE GARDNER Film Critic "It's gonna get grooown up in here." That line is uttered by the wickedly devoted preacher Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) in Kevin Smith's latest flick "Red State" and it's the point when all heck breaks loose. Take everything you think you know about Smith and the film and throw it out the window...
The Baseball Project throws another strike (03/17/11)
Baseball and alternative rock are two distinctly American creations that few would think to combine. America's Pastime is a part of the fabric of "traditional America," while alternative rock is a fairly recent development that few in the "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet" set would just as soon ignore...
Parts & Labor, 'Constant Future' (03/17/11)
Ever wonder what Hüsker Dü would sound like 24 years after their breakup? Unless you're an indie rock dork, probably not. Either way, the answer is Parts & Labor's new album "Constant Future," released March 8 on Jagjaguwar. For existing fans of the band, the new record is a progression of the sound they've already established. ...
F. Leon Buis (03/17/11)
F. Leon Buis was born Oct. 8, 1917 to Roy C. and Mabel McAnnich Buis and was one of eight children. He graduated from Belle Union High School in 1935 and served as a Top Sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was drafted in February 1941 and was sent to Iceland and went on to France and Germany, taking part in the Battle of the Bulge. In August 1945, Leon earned enough points to come home...
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