Stories from Saturday, April 9, 2011
Deer Meadow does its part for Japan
Deer Meadow Primary School recently donated $423.35 to the American Red Cross to support relief efforts following last month's disasters in Japan. Mikiko Obara presented the check on behalf of the school to Kathie Skeel of the Red Cross. Obara has a family in some of the hardest hit areas of Japan. The infrastructure was so badly damaged in some parts of the country that Obara served as a communication intermediary between them -- from 6,000 miles away. Present for the donation were, front from left, Deer Meadow students Yuma Nagayama, Darian Strong, Maieasha Rashid, Nao Shitara and Ryo Shimizu; back, Ginger Scott of the Red Cross, Obara, Skeel and Deer Meadow principal Gwen Morris.
Facelift of Cunot church continues
CUNOT -- A project Mike Meyer started in October has turned into something much more involved than he could have imagined. Fortunately, he's gotten some help along the way. Last fall, Meyer, who lives outside of Cunot, began restoring the 140-year-old Cunot Community Chapel on S. R. 243, just northwest of S. R. 42. Meyer said he originally thought the project would take a weekend or two...
Give kids a smile
Banner Graphic/Michael Logli
Dr. John Hennette of Greencastle Pediatric Dentistry works on a child after he received a free cleaning. Hennette, in his eighth year, and Dr. Dennis Knuth, in his first year, performed these cleanings as part of Give Kids a Smile Day, a national event where children from lower-income families receive free dental care. The event was rescheduled from its initial February date because of inclement weather. The office received 18 children ages 4 to 16 years old throughout the day.
Rowings receives Forestry Award
David Rowings has been named the winner of The Koenig Forestry Award. He is being honored for the outstanding stewardship of his property in Putnam and Parke counties. Since a tornado hit the homestead property in 2007, he has been working to address the impact of the storm. Rowings currently manages 550 acres of forest, and along with family members, farms more than 2,000 acres of tillable ground...
Genealogy Workshop at PCPL April 30
The Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution welcomes the public to attend a Genealogy Workshop from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the Putnam County Library, 103 E. Poplar St., Greencastle. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution is a volunteer service organization dedicated to promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism...
Tiger Cubs rally to beat Cougars once again
In a game that was eerily similar to their meeting on Tuesday, Greencastle overcame an early deficit and defeated North Putnam in baseball action Friday. Much the same as they did earlier in the week, the Tiger Cubs were able to find the big hits at the right time to overtake the Cougars late in the game. It was a game that had both teams experiencing pitching issues at times, but showed that come county tournament time, it might be the hottest ticket around...
Cloverdale shuts down Eminence for 2nd win
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's baseball team shook off a Thursday defeat to Shakamak Friday night by beating Eminence 8-2. Having given up 33 runs over a three day period, the Clovers were able to handle the Eel attack behind the arm of sophomore Will Andersen, who scattered three hits and two earned runs over seven innings...
Corbin - Carrington
Erica Jo Corbin and Brian Scott Carrington, both of Greencastle, are engaged to be married on May 14.
Erica is the daughter of David and Marla Corbin. She is a graduate of Excel Academy and works at Identity Hair Salon. Brian is the son of Gail Smith and Ken Carrington. He is a 2005 graduate of Indiana State University and is employed at IAC.
The wedding is planned for 4:30 p.m. May 14 at Gobin United Methodist Church with the Rev. P.T. Wilson officiating. a 6 p.m. reception will follow at Dixie Chopper Business Center.
Ames - Brooks
Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Ames announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter Hannah to Garrett Brooks.
Hannah will graduate from Purdue University in May with an elementary education degree. Garrett is a graduate of Purdue and works for Kraft Foods.
The wedding is planned for July 9 at DePauw University.