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Stories from Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Downtown Farmers' Market opens Saturday (05/18/11)
The Downtown Farmers' Market returns this Saturday for a weekly celebration of local food and community on the square. Continuing its growth, the market promises a number of new vendors among familiar faces in 2011. First-time vendors include Summer Cooper and Shawna Cooper-Burch of Clayton's Sunny Creek Farm, who will add to the produce selection. ...
Tox-Away Day to highlight Clean City Week (05/18/11)
Clean City Week, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League and its partners, continues in the coming days with events on Thursday and Saturday, with Saturday's Tox-Away Day highlighting the week. On Thursday from 2-5 p.m., all are welcome to join members of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce who will be cleaning up the Greencastle Square in preparation for the first Farmers' Market, which kicks off its season on Saturday from 8 a.m.-noon. ...
South Putnam school board appoints Troy Burgess as head basketball coach (05/18/11)
The South Putnam School Corporation board meeting on Monday revealed that they had selected a new boys' basketball coach. But the new coach is a familiar face. Troy Burgess, who will also continue to coach the football team, will now also coach the basketball team. South Putnam High School principal Kieth Puckett recommended Burgess to the board, saying the familiar face and well-known work ethic Burgess brings, as well as his own basketball experience, would be a great addition to the team...
Nucor Steel organizes Alabama relief effort (05/18/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- When tornadoes hit Alabama in late April, the five Nucor plants in the state were mostly unaffected, except for the loss of power. The communities in which three of them are located -- Tuscaloosa, Birmingham and Decatur -- were not as fortunate...
Local track athletes moving on to regional (05/18/11)
Track athletes battled chilly temps, but prevailed in Tuesday's sectional at South Putnam. In all, Putnam County will be represented in nine events -- seven from Greencastle and one each from North Putnam and Cloverdale. Greencastle was fourth overall with 77 points, with Cloverdale placing eighth with 22, North Putnam 10th with 12 and South Putnam 13th with two points...
Clovers win extra innings extravaganza over GHS (05/18/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Greencastle had the WCC crown in its sights Monday night when they traveled down to Cloverdale for the first of their final two conference games with the Clovers. A win over the hosts would lock up at least a share of the WCC crown with North Putnam. Two wins and the Tiger Cubs would be the conference champions outright...
Cloverdale golfers begin week with two wins (05/18/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team defeated Turkey Run 169-190 Tuesday at home. Chris Arnold was the medalist on the night with a score of 37. Gary Williams followed with a 41, with Mike Matthews adding a 44 and Colte Tomlinson and Ryan Book a 47. Sam Jordan carded a 49 on the night...
SP summer swim sign-ups (05/18/11)
The South Putnam summer swim team and swim lesson sign-ups are taking place May 21 from 9 a.m to noon at the South Putnam High School commons. Emily Karas will be conducting the swim lessons, while Jill McCammack will coach the summer swim team. There is a charge for the programs, but it was not available at press time...
Cougar Softball League Tournement May 21 and 22 (05/18/11)
The Cougar Softball League coed Big Ball Tournament will take place May 21 and 22 at the Big Walnut Sports Park. The cost is $150 per team and all proceeds go to the building of a new concession stand. For more information contact Nora Tucker at 721-0792 or Misty Correa at 719-0925...
Babe Ruth Sign-ups (05/18/11)
The Babe Ruth baseball league will hold sign-ups Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Walnut Sports Park. The event will take place on the youth baseball fields. For questions or more information, contact Brad Wood at 721-1765.
GMS boys track wins conference (05/18/11)
The Greencastle Middle School boys' track team competed at the West Central Conference meet, winning with a total of 103.5. Elijah Brattain raced out early and in the process set a new conference record in the 2,400-meter run with a time of 7:54. Taylor Secrest won the 1,600-meter run in 5:05 and Brattin won the 400-meter dash in 56.3. The 1,600-meter relay also set a new conference record with a time of 4:03...
Celeste 'Ci Ci' Butler (05/18/11)
Celeste "Ci Ci" Butler, 59, Rockville, died Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Waters of Clinton. She was born Aug. 23, 1951 in St. Albans, N.Y. to the late Joseph David St. Pierre and Verna St. Pierre. She was a retired associate for Walmart in Clinton. She was also employed by Scott Pet Products and Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center...
Police Scanner for 5-18 (05/18/11)
On Saturday, DePauw University freshman Marshall Mathew, 19, Paradise Valley, Ariz., was found dead in Fenwick Park, near the Putnam County Jail. Officers from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department and Greencastle Police Department responded to the call...
Elevator etiquette has its ups and downs (05/18/11)
Remember the old urban legend elevator story? Most variations of that old tale always involve the latest muscular macho man de jour. The last time I heard it I think it was George Foreman playing the part of Large Man in the Elevator (insert favorite muscle-bound athletic type here) with huge dog (insert breed of choice here)...
Failure to lunch (05/18/11)
During 30 years of marriage my wife has made dinner for me 6,700 times. This is just an estimate. I'm not some weirdo who keeps careful track of things like this, although it is interesting that I've cleared the table 6,692 times. Now, how many times has Mary Ellen made me lunch? Zero. Nada. Never. We do have our Thanksgiving meal around noon, but I refuse to call this Thanksgiving lunch because it makes it sound like we're already digging through the leftovers...
No more tax breaks for oil companies (05/18/11)
To The Editor: Providing tax breaks to oil companies is asinine. Inarguably asinine. Here's why: Oil companies don't need tax breaks, especially NOT when customers have to pay approximately $4/gallon. They're already making sufficient profits...
Be kind to animals, snakes and bees too (05/18/11)
To the Editor: I was shocked at the article you had in the paper on the Opinion page on Wednesday, May 11. "Don't give me a home where the animals roam." Why would you ever kill a black snake, who would rather hide from you than confront you. That snake was not going to harm you! He was not poisonous! They are more helpful than harmful. They eat mice and rats...
Relay for Life support appreciated (05/18/11)
To the Editor: On the weekend of April 30th and May 1st, Putnam County, Greencastle, and DePauw University came together at Blackstock Stadium on DePauw's campus for Relay for Life in support of the American Cancer Society. As a result of these efforts, our communities have already combined to raise more than one hundred and thirty thousand dollars to fight cancer this year...
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