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Stories from Friday, May 27, 2011

ISP team conducts exercise in Greencastle (05/27/11)
It wasn't a normal morning of business at Hayes Murphy Sharp & Brackney Insurance recently. Instead, the Greencastle business was the site of an Indiana State Police Emergency Response Team (ERT) exercise. The ERT is a full-time assignment for an elite group of ISP troopers devoted to high-risk incidents such as hostage situations, barricaded subjects, prison disturbances and rescue missions...
Slip sliding away (05/27/11)
A Western Express semi truck slid off the road on U.S 231, north of Greencastle, Thursday afternoon because of the slick conditions and rain at about 3:45 p.m. There were no damages or injuries in the accident. Sgt. Jon Chadd of the Sheriff's Department was on the scene. Curtis Towing arrived to pull the truck out of the dirt and it drove on safely.
North Putnam 'carnival' celebrates end of year, raises money for Ambassadors (05/27/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- Carnivals invoke memories of rides and games outside, but while the rain prevented some events from happening, such as water balloon fights and a cornhole tournament, it didn't stop the end-of-the-year celebration for North Putnam Middle School...
Putnam RISE to help weatherize low-income homes (05/27/11)
The Putnam RISE weatherization team is planning to make low-income homes more affordable and comfortable through energy efficiency upgrades. One home will be selected for a "Green Home Makeover," including four Shuee & Sons Great Buys appliances and more than $10,000 in additional investments...
Putnam County Playhouse enters 21st century on a roll (05/27/11)
Editor's note: This is the fourth in a series of five articles exploring, by decade, the 50 years of Putnam County Playhouse in advance of an open house Saturday at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre. Starting at 3 p.m., the public can tour the theater and buy tickets for "The Music Man" or the 2011 season...
Officials clarify emergency notification siren systems (05/27/11)
The various waves of tornado watches and warnings that went through the area recently have caused a number of emergency siren activations in Putnam County. Between testing, maintenance and actual events, some confusion remains among residents about exactly what the sirens mean, as well as the telephone emergency notification system...
'Click it or Ticket' holiday effort targeting unbelted motorists (05/27/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Hoosiers can expect to see more law enforcement officers out on roadways this Memorial Day weekend as Indiana's "Click It or Ticket" mobilization continues. More than 260 Indiana law enforcement agencies are participating in this national enforcement effort, which specifically targets unbelted motorists...
IU names Gass provost professor (05/27/11)
BLOOMINGTON -- Greencastle native Glenn Gass was recently named a provost professor at Indiana University. Gass, a professor in the Jacobs School of Music, is one of four faculty members so honored this year. Those who are named provost professors will carry the title for the remainder of their careers at Indiana University...
Sectionals rescheduled due to weather (05/27/11)
Oh Mother Nature, what did we do to you? Once again the weather has caused schedules to be adjusted at the softball and baseball sectional. At press time we have the following information regarding the Greencastle Class 3A and the Cascade Class 2A baseball sectionals...
Franklin "Lee" Price (05/27/11)
Franklin "Lee" Price, 66, Roachdale, passed away on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born on Nov. 4, 1944 to Dolphus B. and Elsie M. Bumgardner Price in Detroit. He worked as a handyman and did maintenance work. He was a member of the Roachdale V.F.W. and the Pentecostal Church. He served in the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War...
Police Scanner for May 27 (05/27/11)
Sheriff's Department Damage was listed at $5,001-$10,000. Dunnivan said he saw Litteral merging but could not avoid the collision. Damage was listed at $2,501-$5,000. City Police One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police. Richard Romandine, 32, Greencastle, was arrested at 2:06 a.m. Tuesday on a Morgan County warrant...
Bacon recovers its sizzle (05/27/11)
At the risk of sounding way too much like Jerry Seinfeld, what is the deal with bacon? It suddenly seems as though every other television commercial is touting some new bacon-added delicacy. It's the hot (and crispy) trend of the year apparently. The restaurant chain Denny's is even celebrating a fictitious bacon-worshipping holiday, Baconalia. Great shades of Seinfeld's Festivus for the rest of us!...
Tobacco Cessation Program wants to help pregnant smokers (05/27/11)
Dear Editor: I'd like to congratulate you on the recent information published regarding the Putnam County Tobacco Cessation Program. I'd like to add that Putnam County has one of the highest rates of pregnant women that smoke in the Statel According to a survey conducted in 2007, 33 percent of women who are pregnant in Putnam County use tobacco...
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