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Stories from Saturday, April 16, 2011

Grant to libraries will help share Greencastle history (04/16/11)
Nearly 175 years of Greencastle newspapers, including The BannerGraphic, will be digitized and made available for the world to see, read and research thanks to a grant announced this week. The DePauw University libraries and the Putnam County Public Library are the recipients of a $20,000 grant to undertake the project through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA)...
Deer Meadow problem spawns creative effort (04/16/11)
When life hands you a lemon, the old story goes, the optimists among us make lemonade. Well, Deer Meadow Primary School first-graders squeezed every drop of creativity out of that old adage recently after spring rains damaged one of their classrooms at the newest of Greencastle's elementaries...
Weltz looks forward to challenges of new role (04/16/11)
With all the convoluted issues surrounding education, some things remain surprisingly simple. For example, to learn effectively, kids need to be in class. In his new role as assistant principal at Greencastle Middle School, Scott Weltz plans to find more and better ways to make sure students are in class where they can learn...
Meal prices to go up at GCSC (04/16/11)
Greencastle Community School students will be seeing an increase in meal prices next year and likely again in coming years. Food service director Linda Nelson told the Greencastle School Board on Wednesday that federal regulations are coming that will force the corporation to raise its lunch prices. The federal government wants schools to receive as much in reimbursement for paid lunches as it does for students who receive free and reduced lunches...
Looking to the past (04/16/11)
Learning and writing about the lives of many famous people from the past and present, Cloverdale fourth-grade students researched presidents, historical figures and sport icons. As part of their final presentation, many students chose to dress in the style of the represented character. Anne Frank (portayed by Haley Maners and Hannah Rady above) focused on dealing with adversity and persevering through difficult times with hope and dignity. Johnny "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman (Elliott Williamson) even had delicious red apples in his burlap bag for each student, while Thomas Jefferson (Rylan Hall) and John F. Kennedy (Josiah Mann) taught the class about their many historic accomplishments.
Sheriff's Camp set (04/16/11)
Putnam County Sheriff Steve Fenwick recently announced the 32nd annual Indiana Sheriffs' Leadership Camp will be held in July this year. The camp is a program provided by the Indiana Sheriffs' Association for boys and girls who are currently in the seventh- and eighth-grade and are interested in learning more about a possible career in law enforcement. ...
YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to get families moving (04/16/11)
On Saturday the Owen County Family YMCA is encouraging all kids and parents in Owen County to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day. It's all part of the YMCA's Healthy Kids Day---- the nation's largest health day for families. The free event will take place at Owen County Family YMCA from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature activities such as obstacle courses, a bounce house, face painting, Zumba, making your own snack, and open swimming...
Peace Lutheran thanks supporters for benefit dinner (04/16/11)
To the Editor: Peace Lutheran School held a benefit dinner and auction on April 2 to support a new computer lab and upgrades to our Community Fitness Trail located behind the school. We had a wonderful evening of fun and fellowship shared by members of Peace Lutheran School and Church along with many members of the community...
DePauw senior starts pro-life campus group (04/16/11)
DePauw student Drew Olson of Granger has accomplished a goal he's had for several years. "I had always wanted to start a (pro-life) group. Now, as a senior, I know how things work and I'm able to put it all together," Olson said of the DePauw Students for Life group that meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the Spiritual Life Center...
Eagles, Clovers battle on track Tuesday (04/16/11)
On Tuesday, the junior high track teams from South Putnam and Cloverdale battled, with South Putnam coming out on top 66-51. South Putnam posted 10 wins on the night. Lane Franklin won the 2,400-meter run, while Lucas Lorian won the 100-meter dash, the 400-meter run and the long jump...
South Putnam edges Eminence, 12-11 (04/16/11)
The South Putnam baseball team defeated Eminence Thursday 12-11. Aaron Parker wielded a big bat for the Eagles, going 4-for-5 with a homerun and 5 RBIs. Seth Hammond was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Cody Heller chipped in three RBIs and Grant Zimmerman one RBI in the win...
South Putnam stays perfect on the course (04/16/11)
The South Putnam boys' golf team stayed perfect on the season with it's 177-178 win over Tri-West Thursday. Dylan Gilbert was the medalist with a low-round of 38. Derek Chestnut shot a 45 and the trio of Dean Varvel, Alex Kelly and Sam Gould all carded 47s...
Births (04/16/11)
The following parents have recently welcomed new additions to their families. * Jennifer and Joshua Flater, Coatesville, a boy, April 6 * Kimbery and Dustin Carter, Coatesville, a girl, April 13
Fisher - Brown Engagement (04/16/11)
The parents of Sydni Fisher of Greencastle and Joshua Brown of Greenwood announce the upcoming marriage of their children. Sydni is a 2007 graduate of Greencastle High School and will graduate in May with a BA in psychology from Indiana University. She will be attending IUPUI to continue with graduate studies in the fall...
Cloncs - 50th Anniversary (04/16/11)
David and Mary Cloncs of Ladoga will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 23. Mary Ewbank and David Cloncs were married on April 23, 1961 at the Roachdale Christian Church. They have two daughers, Lisa Lain of Indianapolis and Lori Brandon of Lafayette, and five grandchildren...
Arnold - 50th Anniversary (04/16/11)
Sue and Dave Arnold celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 8 with a family dinner. They were married April 8, 1961 in Indianapolis. They have lived in Greencastle since the early 1970s. Dave owned the local Home Laundry and Cleaner in Greencastle and is presently employed with the state of Indiana...
Lisby - 99th Birthday (04/16/11)
Harold Lisby of 2645 North C.R. 775E, Coatesville, will celebrate his 99th birthday on April 20. Friends and family are welcome to stop by and visit with him on Wednesday afternoon.
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