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North Putnam special education teacher discussed in special meeting (06/01/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- A special education teacher being investigated for comments on her Facebook page was discussed in a private meeting Wednesday morning at North Putnam Middle School. Amber Russell was asked to come to the meeting and discuss the issues parents had with her. However, she did not attend the meeting reportedly due to an illness...
Emsweller resigns from North Putnam to take job at Tipton (06/01/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- One of the North Putnam School Corpor-ation's long-standing administrators, assistant superintendent Kevin Emsweller, will officially resign from his post at the end of June. He has been chosen to become the superintendent at the Tipton Community School Corporation, starting July 1...
Teen driver flown to Indianapolis after three-vehicle crash on 231 (06/01/11)
CLOVERDALE --- A three-vehicle accident on U.S. 231, south of Interstate 70, at mid-day Tuesday resulted in one driver being airlifted to Methodist Hospital. At 11:56 a.m., Indiana State Police troopers and Putnam County emergency agencies were dispatched to the scene. The crash resulted in injuries to one driver...
Retiring Putnamville employees represent 83 years of service (06/01/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville has bid farewell to three longtime administrative personnel who served the ISP and the citizens of Indiana for a combined total of 83 years. The trio officially retired at the close of business Tuesday...
'Music Man' leads the big parade into 50th PCPH season, beginning Thursday (06/01/11)
The 50th season of the Putnam County Playhouse (PCPH) opened Thursday, June 2 with Meredith Willson's "The Music Man." It is being produced June 2-4 and June 8-11 at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle. All performances begin at 8 p.m. The play is sold out, however, persons may check daily with the the box office at 653-5880 to see if any tickets have been returned. The box office is open 5-7 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 each...
Inmate program reconditioning bikes at Putnamville (06/01/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility has recently implemented a "Shifting Gears" program that will benefit both offenders and members of the community. As summer arrives and gas prices fluctuate, many people are using bicycles as an alternative means of transportation. The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF), always seeking to expand offender work programs, chose to capitalize on this low-maintenance, no-octane trend by implementing a "Shifting Gears" program...
Gardeners hold Grow 'Em, Show 'Em workshop (06/01/11)
The Putnam County Master Gardeners Association is sponsoring a workshop for preparing flowers, vegetables, and herbs for judging. The event will be taking place at Harris Hall of the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Preparing flowers for judging will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m., while preparing vegetables and herbs for judging will take place from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information call Cyndi Blocher at 317-341-1324...
Meals to be served to children this summer at Ridpath, GHS (06/01/11)
The Greencastle Community School Corporation is participating in the Summer Food Service Program, Food Service Director Linda Nelson has announced. Meals will be provided to all children, 18 and under, without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the programs are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age or disability...
Combined resources will help Indiana in fight against tobacco (06/01/11)
This week, Indiana joined the rest of the world in celebrating World No Tobacco Day, May 31, 2011. This global health observation was created to teach people about the dangers of tobacco use and highlight public health efforts in the fight against the tobacco epidemic...
Eagles claim regional championship (06/01/11)
For the second straight day, South Putnam moved a step closer to bringing a state softball trophy to Putnam County after the Eagles made easy work of South Knox 8-0. Asked how it felt to be the 2011 regional softball champions, head coach Chris Jones said the win was great and the environment in which they won was equally as nice...
Speedway pulls away late to defeat Cougars (06/01/11)
CLAYTON -- Speedway scored four runs in the sixth inning to take a 7-4 victory over North Putnam in the 2A Sectional semifinal baseball game Monday at Cascade. "We were two evenly matched teams and we didn't get timely hits at critical times," North Putnam coach Norm Fish said. "Speedway made the plays when it had to. Kyler Badten hit the heck out of the ball, but did it with nobody on. Jake Haste hit well. We weren't able to get base runners on in front of them."...
Clovers win over Cascade, falls to Covenant Christian in semifinal (06/01/11)
CLAYTON -- Cloverdale got off to a positive start in Sectional 46 of the 2A Boy's Indiana High School Athletic Association State Baseball Tournament on Memorial Day morning, defeating host Cascade 9-5. The Clovers' bats were shut down early against Cadet hurler Zac Baldwin who took a no hitter through the first out of the third inning. That's when things began to unravel for Cascade and its slight 2-0 advantage...
Police Scanner for June 1 (06/01/11)
Sheriff's Department Damage $1,001-$2,500. Her vehicle struck a parked 1996 Chevrolet S10 owned by Robert E. Lee, Clayton. Damage $1,001-$2,500. County Jail Paul Richard Bryson, 38, Coatesville: Operating while intoxicated, May 30, 9:45 p.m. Kevin Keith Huber, 45, Indianapolis: Operating while intoxicated with prior, habitual traffic violator, May 29, 9:20 p.m...
It's certainly a sign of the times (06/01/11)
OK, I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for a good pun, a punchy play on words or a sweet juxtaposition of word or phrase. I'm even partial to clever old punch lines like "Schlitz, the beer that made Bill Fawmy walk us" (as opposed to "the beer that made Milwaukee famous") or the joke about the Foo monster with the play on words surrounding "if the shoe fits wear it."...
Having your cake...and sleeping too (06/01/11)
Just when you thought you'd never get a good night's sleep again...just when you were convinced all those over-the-counter medications made you more dopey than drowsy, here come Lazy Cakes, the coolest thing to happen to brownies since the '60s. Lazy Cakes are like Ambien CR in a chewy chocolatey square with a layer of fudge in the middle. ...
Library board candidates sought by school board (06/01/11)
Dear community members: The Greencastle School Board is responsible for appointing two members to the seven-member Putnam County Public Library Board, which serves as the policy-making and governing body for our public library. One of the school board's two appointees, Glen Gill, has informed us that he prefers not to be re-appointed to another four-year term to begin July 1, 2011. On behalf of the school board, I want to thank Mr. Gill for serving on the library board...
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