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Stories from Thursday, May 12, 2011

IAC project may restore 255 jobs in Greencastle (05/12/11)
The good news continues on the local job front as for the third straight month, the Greencastle City Council has heard about an expansion project by one of the local industries. Tuesday night the Council unanimously approved Resolution 2011-8, authorizing 10-year tax abatement for IAC Greencastle (formerly Lear Corp.). AIC will invest $8.8 million in new equipment to support additional operations at the auto parts manufacturing plant at 750 S. Fillmore Rd...
Greencastle students 'play Shakespeare' (05/12/11)
How do you get kids into Shakespeare? Get to them before they know it's supposed to be tough. "They cannot get enough of the language. They don't know they're supposed to be intimidated by it, so they're just not," said Amy Hayes, coordinator of "Will Power: Shakespeare in the Schools."...
Clean City Week (05/12/11)
Playhouse to be honored with Heritage Wall plaque Saturday (05/12/11)
The Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County (HPS) will recognize the Putnam County Playhouse for 50 years of cultural contributions to the community with the dedication of a Heritage Wall plaque Saturday morning. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Temple Plaza on the corner of Vine and Washington streets in downtown Greencastle...
Non-profit learning series discusses strategic planning (05/12/11)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the fourth seminar in its 2011 Non-Profit Learning Series. The workshop will take place on May 23 from 11a.m.-2 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw. The guest speaker will be Mike Stone, founder of Impact Strategies, who will be speaking on "Strategic Planning."...
Disaster assistance affected by spring storms, flooding (05/12/11)
Julia A. Wickard, executive director of USDA's Farm Service Agency in Indiana, reminds livestock and poultry producers throughout the state that FSA programs may be available to assist them. Many farmers are dealing with inclement weather, which is causing serious harm to livestock and forage due to heavy rain, flooding and storms...
Cloverdale spends lengthy amount of time on alleys, accounting (05/12/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Two issues dominated the Cloverdale Town Council meeting Tuesday, taking up over an hour of a marathon two hour, 15 minute meeting. The two issues in question -- one involving a number of accounting issues with the town's police department and the other involving the blocking of alleys within the town -- had the council going back and forth...
Roachdale town council quickly approves agenda (05/12/11)
Despite having an agenda of 10 items, the Roachdale Town Council quickly approved the many agenda items and finished its meeting in roughly 20 minutes on Tuesday. The most pressing issue for the board and the town was the final deadline for residents to sign the agreement to fix existing gas lines in town. ...
Play and Park (05/12/11)
Retired teachers award scholarship (05/12/11)
Cloverdale Student of the Month (05/12/11)
Area 30 students win big at conference (05/12/11)
Health Science students from Area 30 Career Center attended HOSA's Indiana State Leadership Conference in Indianapolis April 18-20. HOSA is a national organization for health occupation students with nearly 120,000 members across the United States. HOSA's mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care and enhance overall delivery of quality health care to all people. ...
Greencastle tennis falls to tough Owen Valley squad, 4-1 (05/12/11)
Greencastle's girls' tennis team mixed-up the line-up Wednesday night as the Tiger Cubs took on Owen Valley. While the shake-up put new faces in new places, the result was a 4-1 win for the Patriots. Haylie Romer was the sole winner for Greencastle on the evening, winning in No. 3 singles over Elizabeth Coffin 6-3 and 7-3...
Men and women's softball league having registration (05/12/11)
Team registrations are currently being accepted for the Men's and Women's Slow-Pitch Softball Leagues organized by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department. The Men's Softball League will offer an 18-game season and double elimination season-end tournament with registrations due by 5 p.m., Friday and an entry fee of $610 per team...
Complete results from Tuesday's Putnam County Track Championship (05/12/11)
Girls Results 1. Greencastle 115, 2. Cloverdale 55, 3. North Putnam 36, 4. South Putnam 35 3,200 R -- 1. GHS (Gill, Beams, Weatherford, Stoffregen) 10:30.03, 2. CHS (Monnett, Routh, Manning, Nally) 11:15.15, 3. SP (Ford, Jones, Albers, Nichols) 12:14.84...
Explore young Thor in 'Tales of Asgard' (05/12/11)
To coincide with the theatrical release of "Thor", Marvel Animation will release "Thor: Tales of Asgard", its eighth direct-to-video, Tuesday through Lionsgate Home Entertainment. The great thing about "Tales of Asgard" is you don't need to be an expert in Norse mythology or the character of Thor. It's a story that gives nods to future events in Thor's life, but delivers a tale that depicts the God of Thunder before he earns his almighty hammer...
Setzer channels the past (05/12/11)
Brian Setzer has spent more than 30 years channeling the history of American music. While best known for his rockabilly work with The Stray Cats and swing with his big band, his band and solo work has touched many corners of the music world, including rock, jazz, country, blues, heavy metal and punk...
Iggy Pop live collection a treat (05/12/11)
I wasn't sure what to expect from four CDs of Iggy Pop concerts. On one hand, Iggy is a classic to a certain group of fans, and he's made some great records over the years. On the other hand, his live shows have always been known as much for stage antics that have included rolling in broken glass, vomiting and even exposing himself to the crowd...
Larson's 'A New Deal' is the real deal (05/12/11)
The stark, unblinking realism of Tim Larson and the Owner/Operators' new record "A New Deal" doesn't make for a fun listen. But as America continues to try and pull itself out of the economic crisis of recent years, it's certainly a worthwhile listen...
Jewel Smithers (05/12/11)
Jewel Smithers of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011. She is survived by two sons, Berkley (Karen) and Tom; one daughter, Beverly; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Steven Jon Bullerdick (05/12/11)
Steven Jon Bullerdick, 52, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2011. A private family graveside service will be held.
Police Scanner for 5-12 (05/12/11)
City Police A 24-year-old Greencastle woman is facing nine charges following her arrest Tuesday following a disturbance at Castlebury Apartments. Sarah Deeann Kimbler was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on two counts of battery on a law enforcement officer and one count each of battery causing bodily injury, battery, resisting law enforcement, intimidation, disorderly conduct, criminal recklessness and public intoxication...
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