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Stories from Saturday, June 25, 2011

INDOT awards $1.56 M for county bridges (06/25/11)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has chosen Putnam County to receive $1.56 million in federal money for three bridge projects. The Dunbar Covered Bridge (Bridge 105) and Bridge 104 on Dunbar Road and the Houck Iron Bridge (Bridge 146) on County Road 25 East have all received funding to be replaced. All three bridges cross Big Walnut Creek...
Painted Ladies (06/25/11)
Enjoying the festivities of Roachdale's Summerfest, Maddie Lawler, 8, has her face painted by Kira Calahan Friday evening. Other Friday evening activities included the VFW fish fry and the Little Mister and Miss contest. Summerfest continues today with the Roach Races, a 5K walk/run, more of the fish fry for lunch and dinner and the parade at 5 p.m.
Local students chosen for Philanthropy Committee (06/25/11)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the selection of new members of the Youth Philanthropy Committee. Seven local high school students will join the four youth and three adults already on the committee. The students were chosen through a competitive application and interview process and represent students who want to learn about philanthropy, be a student leader, and serve the Putnam County community...
Fair Preparations (06/25/11)
Though it may still seem quite some time away, fair week is rapidly approaching in Putnam County. With less than 30 days until the fair parade, preparations are quickly being made in order to ensure another safe, fun fair over its July 22-30 run. Duke Energy could be found helping with a few of these details Friday as workers spent the day replacing light and electric poles around the fairgrounds. Randy Lund (left) and Steve Bahr look on as boom operator Matt Winslow finishes drilling a hole for a light pole.
Lawson named Legislator of Year by mental health leaders (06/25/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- State Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) has been named 2011 Legislator of the Year for her efforts to ensure Hoosiers affected by mental health disorders in Indiana have access to the medications necessary for their recovery. Lawson received the award from Mental Health America of Indiana at the 14th annual Mental Health Symposium held in Indianapolis. ...
Library to host program on drying fruits and vegetables (06/25/11)
The program "Drying Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs" is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 in the Kiwanis Room at the Putnam County Public Library, Greencastle. Purdue Extension Ag Educator, Ann Delchambre will share tips and tricks for drying food from your garden's bounty...
Hands in the Community (06/25/11)
Matt Welker with Allstate Insurance Company presents a $1,000 check from the Allstate Foundation through the "Agency Hands in the Community" grant program to Linda Merkel, Executive Director of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission. Also on hand was the PC Youth Development Commission President Matt Hertenstein and Vice President Renee Marsteller.
Putnamville offender graduates commended in recent ceremony (06/25/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility conducted commencement ceremonies for 240 offender graduates of Deer Creek School, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana State University. Graduates at the Putnamville Correctional Facility were recognized for successful completion of and excellence in academics and vocational training...
Here's the Steeple (06/25/11)
A worker uses a lift to do some general maintenance on the steeple of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Greencastle Monday morning. Work on the facade of the church went on for several days this week.
National late model series hits Lincoln Park Speedway on Tuesday night (06/25/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Hell Tour arrives at Lincoln Park Speedway on Tuesday evening as the Putnamville oval hosts some of the top dirt late model drivers in the nation during an extensive and rigorous slate of racing. The DIRTcar Summer Nationals has earned its ominous moniker as the points schedule offers up 17 races paying $5,000 to win, seven events paying a $10,000 payday and a tour best $12,000 to win show on July 1 at Paducah, Ky. ...
Patricia M. Sprinkle (06/25/11)
Patricia M. Sprinkle, 60, Greencastle, died Friday, June 17, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Oct. 23, 1950 in Arkansas, the daughter of Walter Jones and Anna Rose Hughes. Patricia had been employed at IAC. She had been a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge since 2008...
Recent Birth for June 25 (06/25/11)
Shannon Wilson, Poland, had a baby boy at 2:03 p.m. June 17 at Putnam County Hospital. He weight 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
Chadd-Bailey - Wedding (06/25/11)
Rebecca L. Chadd of Greencastle and Andrew Beau Bailey of Centerpoint were married at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2011 at Lake Lure, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Wanda Ostronic of Greencastle and the late James Chadd. She is employed as a supervisor and quality control officer for Putnam County E911...
Clark-Neier - Engagement (06/25/11)
Vurlin and Sandi Clark of Greencastle proudly announce the engagement of their daughter Chelsea Clark to Caleb Neier, son of Richard and Lisa Neier of Coatesville. Chelsea is a 2008 graduate of South Putnam High School and will graduate from Ball State University in December. Chelsea is studying fashion merchandising and marketing...
Humphreys - 50th Anniversary (06/25/11)
Phil and Joyce Humphreys of Greencastle will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2. Phil Humphreys married Joyce Cope on July 2, 1961 at Portland Mills Christian Church in Parke County with Rev. Lester Niles officiating. Phil and Joyce are the parents of Ginger (J.R.) Scott and Brian (Kandy) Humphreys of Greencastle. They have two grandchildren, Camron and Olivia Humphreys...
Putnam Scanner for June 25, 2011 (06/25/11)
Damage $2,501-$5,000. A seven-year-old Fillmore girl sustained minor injuries in a car-bicycle accident Friday afternoon on Greencastle's west side. Jackie Rinberger III, 34, Greencastle, was eastbound on Washington Street, approaching Madison Street in a 2002 Kia when he slowed for a child crossing southbound on Madison, Officer Albert Epple reported. As Rinberger resumed driving, a second child reportedly rode into his path and he could not avoid a collision...
Minkler - 90th Birthday (06/25/11)
Edna Minkler of Greencastle will celebrate her 90th birthday on June 29.
June 2011

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