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Stories from Thursday, May 26, 2011

School's out (05/26/11)
Representing more than 100 years of service to education, five retiring Greencastle Middle School staff members were honored with an open house Tuesday afternoon. Led by the 35-year career of Mike VanRensselaer (second from left), the quintet totaled 107 years in education.
Cloverdale seventh-graders read to elementary school students (05/26/11)
CLOVERDALE -- For the final project of her mythology unit, Cloverdale Middle School teacher Jonna Rady doesn't just have her students read the stories -- she has them write the stories. All 85 of Rady's seventh-grade language arts students must write an origin myth in the style of a children's story. An origin myth, as you might suspect, is an explanation of how something came to be...
City pool ushers in another summer of fun this Saturday (05/26/11)
Break out the sunscreen and try on the old swimsuit, it's time to get ready for the summer swim season. The Greencastle Aquatic Center in Robe-Ann Park opens for the season this Saturday. Weather permitting, of course. Pool manager William Dory is confident the season will open on schedule Saturday...
Playhouse is reborn in a barn (05/26/11)
Our second season of "theater under the stars" opened with great expectations for our new barn theater. Throughout the winter of 1981, we worked hard raising money to remodel the Longden barn, and the people of Putnam County were responding positively to what we were doing.
School's out and reading is in at PCPL (05/26/11)
The 2011 Summer Reading Program will begin at the Putnam County Public Library Wednesday, June 1. For the Children's Division, youngsters can pick up a reading log from the library at 103 E. Poplar St., the bookmobile, or download one from the library's website (available June 1) , www.putnam.lib.in.us...
Tri-Kappa winners (05/26/11)
Each year, one student from each county school is chosen by his or her art teacher to receive the honor. An award reception was then held at the Putnam County Library.
Open house on May 31 for retiring TeGrotenhuis (05/26/11)
After 16 years as principal of Tzouanakis Intermediate School, Dan TeGrotenhuis is retiring. Prior to coming to Tzouanakis, "Mr. T" was principal of Reelsville Elementary School. In honor of his retirement, the Tzouanakis staff is hosting a retirement open house for TeGrotenhuis on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30--8:30 p.m. in the Tzouanakis cafeteria...
Reelsville Fair...for Science (05/26/11)
The Reelsville Science Fair for grades four through six took place on Friday, May 20. Steve Cash, South Putnam school board member, was the judge for the event, and there was a first, second and third place winner in each grade level and a grand champion.
Essay contest for P.I.E. (05/26/11)
Two Reelsville Elementary students in the fourth-grade tied for third place in the P.I.E. Drug Essay contest. The winning students are Alexis Terrell and Brandon Waterman.
Cloverdale High School music department receives Indiana All-Department award (05/26/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Schools are proud to recognize the outstanding efforts of the High School Music Department students and staff as they earned a prestigious award from the Indiana State School Music Association. The Instrumental program, under the direction of William Cole, earned Gold (Superior) ratings in Marching Band, District and State Solo and Ensemble, Jazz Band, and Concert Band. ...
Weatherford going to State (05/26/11)
Greencastle runner Colleen Weatherford won the 800-meter run at the West Lafayette Regional with a time of 2:15.26. Weatherford will compete at the state meet June 4 at the Robert C. Haugh Track and Field Complex at Indiana University.
Day's blast propels Cougars to semifinals (05/26/11)
CLAYTON -- Bloody but not broken, North Putnam catcher Austin Day lifted his team to victory Wednesday night. Sporting a mouthful of stitches in his mouth following a Saturday injury, the sophomore drove in four runs, including the game-winning three-run bomb, as the Cougars (14-13) ousted county rival South Putnam 7-3...
Greencastle exits sectional with loss to Wildcats (05/26/11)
It was a night to forget for the Greencastle Tiger Cubs Wednesday. The Tiger Cubs opened sectional play against South Vermillion, with play being stopped multiple times for weather conditions, including a trip to McAnally as tornado-warning sirens blared...
Eagles defeat Eels (05/26/11)
The South Putnam boys' golf team picked up a win over Clay City Tuesday after a week layoff, 182-194. Alex Kelly and Dean Varvel led the way with a 41 each, with Justin Berry carding a 49 and Derek Chestnut and Alex Eickhoff shooting rounds of 51s. "I am happy for Alex and Dean," head coach Brian McClure said. ...
Greencastle falls to Mustangs at sectional (05/26/11)
NASHVILLE -- The Greencastle softball team lost to Edgewood to open the Brown County Sectional Tuesday 4-0. Alex Basile was 3-for-3 at the plate and Taylor Pruitt was 1-for-3 with a double. Jessie Bennett also chipped in a hit in the loss. The game was scoreless in the top of the sixth, before the Mustangs scored one run in the bottom of the sixth and three in the bottom of the seventh...
County Champs (05/26/11)
Barbara Jean Bitzer (05/26/11)
Barbara Jean (Reed) Bitzer, 79, Evansville, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at her residence. She was born Aug. 4, 1931 in Greencastle to Orville and Edith (Wilson) Reed. She was a 1949 graduate of Greencastle High School. Barbara was a longtime and active member of Trinity United Church of Christ. She had worked for more than 12 years as a preschool teacher at the Trinity Weekday Center. She enjoyed her Monday night bridge club, reading and working with the church...
Jerry G. Sheldon (05/26/11)
Jerry G. Sheldon, 73, of Greencastle passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. He was born on Aug. 8, 1938 in Putnam County to Herschel Sheldon and Mary Ann Sutherlin Sheldon. Mr. Sheldon retired from IBM. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Terry Sheldon...
Louise Fern Thomas (05/26/11)
Police Scanner for May 26 (05/26/11)
Sheriff's Department Sells aid it was dark and she did not see the horses until it was too late, striking a horse ridden by Mark Fugate. The horse was gone from the scene when the officer arrived. Damage $1,001-$2,500. Eric S. Van Wye, 40, Indianapolis, was following Knechtel in a 2006 GMC 3500 and did not see the first driver slowing down and struck him in the rear...
Greencastle eighth-graders thank community (05/26/11)
To The Editor, Greencastle Middle School eighth-grade students attended a Farewell Party on Saturday evening. The party was held at GMS and was planned and organized by parents. The theme for the party was "The Sweetest Goodbye." Students enjoyed inflatable games, music with a DJ, candy from the Sweet Shoppe, a Corn Hole and Ping Pong tournament and an abundance of great food. Each student received a gift bag with goodies including a DVD slide show of their classmates...
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