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Stories from Friday, June 3, 2011

North Putnam disputes report regarding 'closet' (06/03/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- Amber Russell's classroom is room 104. It's a short walk from the main office and doors of North Putnam Middle School. Entering the room, it looks no different from any other schoolroom. It has all the staples: desks, computers, books and more. But looking left there is a small, almost completely square room no more than 7 feet by 7 feet...
Catch of the day (06/03/11)
Taking care to keep the oversized sandwich intact, Barb Bergen serves fried fish to Steve Butts Thursday afternoon during the Greencastle Masonic Temple Association's annual fish fry. S
Regulation compliance goes off the deep end for City Pool (06/03/11)
The air is warm. The sun is hot. The water is inviting. It is perfect recipe for everything and everyone to be all smiles after the opening week at the Greencastle Aquatic Center. But that's not the case, thanks to a couple of situations beyond the control of the Park Board or the Aquatic Center staff...
Walking Wednesdays (06/03/11)
Kiwi the dog, Patricia Taylor, Casey Earles and Beth Hurley are among more than 50 residents who participated in the first Walking Wednesday, a non-competitive walk/run program scheduled as a 10-week summer series.
Dam safety workshop June 23 at McCormick's Creek (06/03/11)
SPENCER -- The Association of State Dam Safety Officials, (ASDSO), in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, invites the public to participate in a Dam Safety Workshop for owners and operators on Thursday, June 23 at the Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek State Park, Spencer...
McCloud Nature Park hosts amphibians of Indiana June 11 (06/03/11)
NORTH SALEM -- McCloud Nature Park will host a day of frogs and toads beginning at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11. The amphibians of Indiana program will begin at the nature center with an up-close look at the adaptations and life cycles Indiana amphibians, led by the park naturalist. Then it's off to the pond to attempt some catch-and-release amphibian hunting...
Summer programs for children to begin at Putnam County Museum (06/03/11)
The Putnam County Museum invites all children grades K-8 to participate in the museum's hands-on art workshops throughout the summer. The series of six workshops includes polymer clay jewelry making, quilting and rock painting. Children will get a chance to create art by using the museum's historic artifacts as inspiration, and will learn craft tips and tricks from fun and resourceful instructors...
Recital features two GHS grads (06/03/11)
CLAYTON -- Two 2011 Greencastle High School graduates will be featured performers in the Dance Arts Academy recital Saturday at Cascade High School. Tess Handy, daughter of Tom and Annette Handy has 13 years of dance experience in ballet, jazz and tap. In the fall, she will attend Franklin College to study secondary education...
IDHS makes free weather radios available to qualified residents (06/03/11)
After five months of tumultuous weather in Indiana and around the country, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) is again offering free weather radios to select Putnam County residents. The IDHS weather radio program is designed to place radios in manufactured homes, as well as in those of homebound and low-income residents. Sixty radios are currently available to qualifying county residents...
Clean Water Indiana monies fund projects in Mill Creek Watershed (06/03/11)
The Boards of Supervisors for the Putnam and Owen County Soil and Water Conservation districts have announced a partnership in bringing a Cover Crop Cost Share Program to the Mill Creek Watershed. This program is made possible by grants received by the Putnam and Owen County SWCDs through the Clean Water Indiana Grant Fund administered by the Indiana State Department of Agriculture...
Inaugural Mikey's Charity Walk set for tomorrow (06/03/11)
On Saturday, Mikey's Friend's of Charities will conduct the inaugural Mikey's Charity Walk from the west side of the Walmart parking lot to the Robe-Ann Park bandshell. Charities benefiting from the walk include Greencastle Emergency Services and the Granny Ride for cancer patients...
MainStreet Rockville hosts street dance (06/03/11)
ROCKVILLE -- MainStreet Rockville is offering its 20th cruise in-street dance, combined again with the motorcycle, scooter and bike show on June 4. The event will run from 4 to 9 p.m. on the courthouse square in Rockville. Dancing will begin at 5 p.m. with music by Chameleon Entertainment with the people's choice awards and the 50/50 drawing held at 8 p.m. Registration will begin at 3 p.m. with a $6 entry fee for each entry...
South Putnam taking it one step at a time (06/03/11)
Can you imagine the nerves? Standing on the brink of achieving a dream, with only two obstacles in your way. That's where the South Putnam softball team finds itself. On Saturday they will compete at the Forest Park Softball Semi-state, facing off against Frankton to begin its day...
Police Scanner for June 3 (06/03/11)
City Police One arrest was reported recently by Greencastle City Police officers. At 7:21 p.m. Wednesday, Michael L. Jackson Jr., 20, Greencastle, was arrested by Capt. Charles Inman and Officer Darrel Bunten for battery on a child under the age of 14. Jackson was lodged in the Putnam County Jail...
Cross your fingers, then the street (06/03/11)
Back in more innocent days -- when the only stoplights in Greencastle were two along the west side of the square and one at the Bloomington-Washington "T" -- I foolishly wondered aloud why there wasn't a traffic signal at Franklin and Jackson streets...
Recalling firsthand the terror of Buzz Bombs (06/03/11)
To the Editor: Since I am English and lived in London during World War II, I read with interest your article (Daze Work, May 25) on the Buzz Bomb acquisition. In it, you state that people with English ties might not like it, but give no reason for this. I believe I am qualified to do so...
Chairish the Children huge success (06/03/11)
To the Editor: Family Support Services held their first annual Chairish the Children Event and Silent Auction on May 20. The event was a huge success! Family Support Services would like to thank the following individuals, businesses, and groups for taking the time to decorate the chairs that were auctioned: Greencastle Civic League, Delta Theta Tau, Pat Denny, Pam Gillman, Sue Blake, Glenna Cheesman, Putnam County Hospital, Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Putnam County Head Start, Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau, Helmer Appraisal Inc., Putnam County Comprehensive Services, Putnam County Humane Society, Putnam County Museum and the Northern Lights Homemakers Club.. ...
Turnips turn out to be disappointment (06/03/11)
To the Editor: I thought that I would patronize the local growers. My experience at the Farmers Market, however, was less than something to be desired. I purchased turnips for $2 a pound. When I got home, I had one small turnip and a top for $2. It couldn't possibly have been a pound...
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