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Stories from Monday, May 23, 2011

North Putnam hires new athletic director and head football coach (05/23/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam School Corporation has finally filled two holes in its sports program at a special meeting Monday night. The board has hired Brian Crabtree as the new head football coach, succeeding Greg Barrett, and Richard Bagienski as the new athletic director, replacing Jason Sims. Both replacements are Indiana natives.
Rainy day at DePauw (05/23/11)
The DePauw University graduation ceremony was held back for a half-hour on Sunday with the expectation that the storm system plaguing the area would pass. While the ceremony was able to move smoothly for the most part, getting through speeches from keynote speaker Tim Solso, CEO of Cummins Inc. and DePauw alum, and student body president Christine Walker, it could not get through the announcements of the diplomas.
Keeping it clean (05/23/11)
Mindful of the traffic along Shadowlawn Avenue in Greencastle, Danielle Miller takes advantage of Community Clean-Up Day Saturday to provide a teaching moment for son Caleb Rollins, 7.
Only the beginning: Putnam County Playhouse in the '60s (05/23/11)
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of five articles exploring, by decade, the 50 years of Putnam County Playhouse in advance of an open house Saturday, May 28 at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. Starting at 3 p.m., the public can tour the theater, buy tickets for "The Music Man or the season and check out a new specially produced "Putnam County Playhouse: 50 Years of Entertainment" DVD that includes programs and photos from all shows...
Open house to recognize retiring staff members at GMS Tuesday (05/23/11)
An open house at Greencastle Middle School Tuesday afternoon will recognize staff members who are retiring at the end of the year. The open house is scheduled frrom 3:30- 4:30 pm. Tuesday in the library at Greencastle Middle School. To be honored at GMS are teachers Deb Fenoglio, Bob Hedge and Mike VanRensselaer, instructional assistant Patty Hutson and school nurse Kathy Custis...
Putnam County residents to assist in bringing foreign exchange students to area (05/23/11)
Two Greencastle residents, Linda Sebree and Patrick Aikman, have been named community coordinators for the Program Academic Exchange (PAX), a not-for-profit agency based in Port Chester, N.Y. PAX offers both inbound and outbound high school students international experiences with hosting families with whom they live, in most cases for one or two semesters and sometimes 4-6 weeks...
Goody goody (05/23/11)
The former Peebles store in Greencastle officially reopened as Goody's last Wednesday. Customers lined up waiting to get a look at the store as Chamber of Commerce members, city officials and store associates gathered to cut the ribbon on the store in the Putnam Plaza Shopping Center.
Farmer's Market (05/23/11)
Enjoying a beautiful Saturday morning downtown, buyers and sellers alike welcome the opening of the Greencastle Farmers' Market on the north side of the courthouse square. Former Greencastle Mayor Nancy Michael (right), sporting a bright green "buy local" bag, makes a purchase from Monta Gazvoda, who offers jams and jellies at her booth. The Greencastle Farmers' Market will be open from 8 a.m. until noon each Saturday through early fall.
MHA annual meeting set for Thursday (05/23/11)
When a doctor says the dreaded "C-word," the affected part of the patient's body isn't all that needs attention. The mental and emotional aspects of coping with cancer are just as important to the healing process. Mental Health America (MHA) of Putnam County will host its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at Putnam County Museum with a program titled "Coping with Cancer."...
Dave's celebrates 25 years with award (05/23/11)
Dave's Heating and Cooling was recently awarded Dealer of the Year by Koch Air, LLC, a Carrier distributor. The reception was also a celebration of the business's 25th anniversary. Dave Corbin and Dave Cox started the business a quarter century ago with one box filled with $1,000 worth of parts...
Fitzpatrick claims first sprint car victory (05/23/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday evening's schedule at Lincoln Park Speedway in the heart of scenic Putnamville provided a wealth of racing action for the fans in attendance under beautiful blue skies. Two extra features were on the slate after being rained out the previous weekend, creating a six-feature extravaganza for the night...
Cougars end week with win (05/23/11)
The North Putnam baseball team ended its week by defeating Fountain Central 9-0. Kyler Badten was 6-for-8 with two doubles and a home run and two RBIs, while Tyler Watson was 1-for-2 with a home run. Watson's homer was his 10th of the season. Bennett Hazelgrove was 2-for-4 with two RBIs, Beau Green was 2-for-4 and Caleb Belcher was 2-for-6. Jake Haste, Austin Day and Coy Flynn all had a hit...
Walking Wednesdays begin on June 1 (05/23/11)
Do you like to walk for exercise, but are looking for someone to walk with or aren't sure of good places to go to walk safely? Or perhaps you've been thinking about exercising more but just haven't been able to get yourself motivated to start. Then why not join others in the community for Walking Wednesdays each Wednesday this summer...
J. Frank Durham (05/23/11)
Attorney, author and aviator J. Frank Durham, 95, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011 at home, following a short illness. Born Oct. 3, 1915 in Greencastle to Andrew E. and Aura Sawyer Durham, he practiced probate law for the better part of 70 years. At age 15, Durham attended Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire on a scholarship. He graduated from Greencastle High School in 1933, DePauw University in 1937 and Indiana University Law School in 1941...
John "Bill" William McKeehan (05/23/11)
John "Bill" William McKeehan, 61, Jackson Township, Parke County, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born Sept. 24, 1949 in Indianapolis, the son of John M. McKeehan and Agnes Seay McKeehan. He graduated from Indianapolis Public Schools...
Donna L. Pritchard (05/23/11)
Donna L. Pritchard, 70, of Coatesville passed away Saturday, May 21, 2011. She was born June 29, 1940 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Guy and Mary Hall Berlin. Donna was employed by Herff Jones for 15 years and was a member of Canaan Community Church...
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