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Stories from Saturday, May 7, 2011

Pioneer Day teaches Roachdale fourth graders about prairie life in Indiana (05/07/11)
ROACHDALE -- Joe Smith fills his gun, which he made himself, with black powder before preparing the lead pellet and using the ramrod to fully load the rifle. He points to the open field to the east and fires the rifle. The horseshoe of pioneer-clothed fourth-graders around Smith cries out in shock, some covering their ears, as he fires without real warning...
Rhyme and reason at GHS (05/07/11)
Rapper Double A performs his song "Pop Star" as part of a Friday convocation at Greencastle High School. Double A and fellow rapper Wise performed as part of the Sudden Impact presentation conducted by author and TV personality Phil Chalmers. One of the country's leading experts on teenage homicide, Chalmers spoke to the GHS students about the dangers of sex, substance abuse and violence on the eve of prom, which will take place this evening.
Dog park among city's park grant possibilities (05/07/11)
The Greencastle Park Board won't know for a month or more whether it's barking up the wrong tree or not, but varied ideas for a possible Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application may fetch some interesting comments. Among the notions discussed at the May Park Board meeting were a dog park, soccer field restrooms, a new, lighted softball diamond and adjacent parking lot -- all at Big Walnut Sports Park...
Seminar on rehabbing homes put on by Preservation Society (05/07/11)
The Heritage Preservation Society (HPS) of Putnam County will conduct a seminar on improving vintage residences Saturday, May 21 at the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle. The purpose of the "DIGS" seminar is to support and encourage homeowners in projects to spruce up and improve their properties...
Fillmore to raise fines for violations (05/07/11)
FILLMORE -- Motorists speeding in Fillmore should soon see increased fines. The Fillmore Town Council voted 3-0 Tuesday night to raise the fine for speeding from $20 to $50. The change will take effect if the council approves the second reading at June's meeting...
'Cheaper by the Dozen' auditions (05/07/11)
Director Lita Sandy will hold two sessions of auditions for the Putnam County Playhouse production of the comedy "Cheaper By the Dozen." Auditions will be Sunday, May 15 at 3 p.m. and Monday, May 16 at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle...
Rehearsals to begin for Brazil Concert Band May 17 (05/07/11)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will strike up the season May 17 with rehearsal at the Northview High School band room at 7 p.m. The second rehearsal will be at Northview at 7 p.m. May 24 and for the rest of the season at Forest Park...
ISP memorial service set Tuesday (05/07/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville will conduct its annual memorial service Tuesday, May 10 to recognize State Police personnel who have lost their lives in service to the citizens of Indiana. The memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. outdoors at the front of the post on U.S. 40. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held inside in the training room...
Bean Counters (05/07/11)
Riley Holt and father Jason gather kidney beans to send to Gonaives, Haiti as part of Cornerstone Baptist Church's month-long program to assist different people in town and around the world. Jenny Goins, who organized the event, helped the group of more than 20 collect kidney beans, squash seeds and watermelon seeds in packages of 10 each to send. The group created more than 300 collections of seeds.
South Putnam tames Bruins in 5-3 win (05/07/11)
Junior Rob Gibson smashed a three-run home run in the bottom of fourth inning to give South Putnam all the cushion it would need as it defeated visiting Tri-West 5-3 Friday. "We played well. In the field, Chips (Seth Hammond) did a great job throwing a lot of strikes, did a great job keeping them off balance -- got a lot of ground ball outs, got a lot of fly ball outs and we made the plays we needed to make," South Putnam head coach Ryan Gilman said...
Cougar softball holds Athenians scoreless (05/07/11)
ROACHDALE -- Having split their last five games, North Putnam continued a win-loss trend Friday night, beating visiting Crawfordsville 6-0. Taylor Judy pitched a complete game shutout for the Cougars, surrendering four hits over seven innings while striking out twelve...
North Putnam falls to No. 9 Crawfordsville (05/07/11)
ROACHDALE -- Crawfordsville traveled to North Putnam for a non-conference bout Friday, cruising to a 23-0 victory that gave Crawfordsville head coach John Froedge his 600th career victory. The 3A No. 9 Athenians (14-4, 8-0) wasted no time going to work against North Putnam (8-9, 5-3), starting the game with eight runs in the top of the first...
Eagles rout Eminence (05/07/11)
EMINENCE -- The South Putnam softball team blasted Eminence in five inning Friday, winning 22-0. MaKenzie Trisler wielded a big bat, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, four RBIs and scored four runs. Kelsey Whitaker was 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs and two runs scored, with Abbi Speedy going 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI...
South Putnam rebounds with win (05/07/11)
The South Putnam boys' golf team defeated Edgewood 181-188. Alex Kelly was medalist with a round of 40 for the Eagles. Derek Chestnut shot a 45, with Dylan Gilbert adding a 47 and Alex Eickhoff a 49. "It was nice to see the team bounce back after recording our worst score of the year the night before. We need to gain some momentum going into county and conference next week," South Putnam head coach Brian McClure said...
GMS track teams win in tri-meet (05/07/11)
The Greencastle Middle School boys' and girls' track team won in a tri-meet against Owen Valley and Martinsville Thursday. The girls won the meet with a total of 85.5 points, to Martinsville's 27 and Owen Valley's 24.5. The boys won with a total of 72 to Owen Valley's 58 and Martinsville's seven...
Tiger Cubs hold off Cadets (05/07/11)
CLAYTON -- The Greencastle (6-6) baseball team defeated Cascade 8-7 Friday. Keegan Remsburg was 3-for-4 with a double and two singles, with Landon Miller, Ryan Battin and Andy Bell chipping in two hits each. Tanner Parker had a home run in the Tiger Cubs' win...
Recent Births (05/07/11)
Helena Marcy and Daniel Gallagher gave birth to their first child, Margaret Helen Gallagher, born at St. Vincent's Woman's Hospital on April 23, 2011. Maggy's maternal grandparents are Mark and Jeannette Hammer of Greencastle, and her paternal grandparents are Pete and Sue Gallagher of Pennsylvania. Great-grandparents are James H. White Jr. of Bainbridge, Norman and Gail Hammer of Sullivan, Teresa Gallagher of Long Island and Sue Hamill of Pennsylvania...
Hodges - Whitener Engagement (05/07/11)
Daryl and Jan Hodges would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Alisa Hodges to Kent Whitener, son of Mike and Fran Whitener of Newton, N.C. Alisa is a graduate of Greencastle High School and Millikin University with a degree in music education. She is the orchestra teacher at Fulmer Middle School in Columbia, S.C...
Haney - Snodgrass Engagement (05/07/11)
Juanita Adale Haney of Indianapolis and Michael David Snodgrass of Greencastle recently announced their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Wanda Castelow and Larry Russell. The groom is the son of Donald Snodgrass and Teresa Snodgrass. No date for the wedding has been set...
Smith 65th Anniversary (05/07/11)
Paul and Phyllis Smith of Bainbridge will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on May 9. They were married in the spring of 1946, after Paul returned from serving in World War II and Phyllis graduated from Earlham College. They settled in Bainbridge, where they raised their four children, Dr. Debbie Provisor, Carolyn Webber, Brian Smith and Trent Smith. They also have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Taylor 60th Anniversary (05/07/11)
Willie Gene Taylor and Esther Marie Best were married May 2, 1951. They recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married in Brazil and honeymooned in Illinois. The Taylor's have three children, Willie E., Ed and Connie Jo. They also have five grandchildren and four great-granddaughters...
Putnam Scanner for 5-07-11 (05/07/11)
City Police A two-car collision was reported Wednesday morning by Greencastle City Police. The mishap occurred at 11:25 a.m. at the intersection of College Avenue and Walnut Street as a 2011 Honda, driven by Patricia Tobin, 67, Greencastle, was eastbound on Walnut and a 1998 Chevrolet Cavalier, driven by James Hamilton, 21, Greencastle, was southbound on College...

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