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Stories from Friday, July 1, 2011

Combined effort (07/01/11)
John Shoffner and his grandchildren, Abbey and Edwin Shoffner could be seen out on John's Massey Ferguson Super 35 combine Thursday afternoon harvesting wheat. Shoffner bought the combine because his father, J. L. Shoffner, had purchased him one when he was a boy.
Deer Meadow roof remains a concern (07/01/11)
While the leaking roof of Deer Meadow Primary School continues to be a problem for the Greencastle School Corporation, the exact solution remains unclear. Fanning Howey, the architectural firm in charge of Deer Meadow's design, recently dismantled a portion of the roof in an effort to find the root cause of the problem. Principal architect Bill Payne said there are problems in both the roof's valleys and at expansion joints...
National Night Out (07/01/11)
Plans have begun for the Fifth Annual Putnam County National Night Out. The event will be Aug. 2 with a rain date of Aug. 4 from 6-9 p.m. at Robe-Ann Park. The event is designed for all families with children in elementary or middle school.
Kappa Delta Phi (07/01/11)
The Kappa Delta Phi sorority has begun its new fiscal year with new officers and new member Julie Chew. Gamma Phi, the local chapter of Kappa Delta Phi, has given charitable and volunteer service to the local community for more than 75 years.
Rep. Baird commends American Legion Post 58, presents flag (07/01/11)
District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) honored the members of the American Legion Post 58 of Greencastle by presenting them with an Indiana state flag on Monday. The presentation coincided with the American Legion's observance of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day, a day to recognize the long-term effects of combat stress upon soldiers...
Alleged impaired driver strikes highway vehicle (07/01/11)
LITTLE POINT -- A crash involving a passenger car and an INDOT maintenance truck Thursday morning left no injuries, but landed one motorist in jail. At 8:20 a.m., Indiana State Police troopers were sent to the eastbound 48-mile marker of Interstate 70, seven miles east of Cloverdale, for a two-vehicle crash involving the INDOT vehicle and an alleged impaired driver...
Indiana Chamber report ranks state legislators on policies (07/01/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- July 1 marks the day the majority of the state's new laws go into effect. Citizens can determine which legislators deserve the credit (or the blame) for many of those policies in a new report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The organization has released its annual Legislative Vote Analysis, a report detailing the pro-economy, pro-jobs voting records for state lawmakers during the 2011 session...
Dine with a Doc features dietician Jamie Downen (07/01/11)
Senior Education Ministries has scheduled Dine with a Doc Greencastle Wednesday, July 20 from 10 a.m.-noon at First National Bank in Greencastle. This month's speaker will be Jamie Downen, registered dietician with Putnam County Hospital. Downen presents this month's program after multiple requests to have her speak. ...
Greencastle places 2nd (07/01/11)
Wayne Leslie Harris (07/01/11)
Wayne Leslie Harris, 87, Greencastle, and originally of Brazil, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at Exceptional Living Center in Brazil. He was born July 30, 1923 in Brazil as the son of John Otis and Julie Lybarger Harris. He married Imogene Boyce April 25, 1943. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He was honorably discharged on Oct. 23, 1945...
Police Scanner for July 1 (07/01/11)
County Jail Renee Lee Capps, 28, Greencastle: Possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, June 29, 4:45 a.m. Renetta Mae Hartman, 21, Roachdale: Probation violation (2 counts), June 28, 4:57 p.m. Jeffrey Alan Jezior, 41, Greencastle: Public intoxication, June 29, 9:19 p.m...
Playing the name game not always fun (07/01/11)
Just the other day I read with interest about how Gov. Mitch Daniels has scarred a poor kid for life. Of course, I don't mean literally. It's not like he made some kid wear a trucker cap backward and ride behind him on his Harley down Mass Ave. No, I'm talking about Gov. Mitch and the nickname he has created for one of Indiana's best and brightest -- the new Hoosier High School Math and Science Award, heretofore known as "Mr. Math."...
Prisons becoming new ally in eco-friendly movement (07/01/11)
Editor's note: The following article was submitted by Nathan Cummins and Terrell Moore, members of the DePauw Environmental Policy Project, who attended a recent conference on sustainable prisons. The environmental movement in America has a new ally. ...
Lake residents don't want to pay double (07/01/11)
To the Editor: This letter is to voice the opinions of many of the people at Heritage Lake regarding the board of directors revisiting the issue of resurfacing the county roads through the Barrett Law. The county owns these roads, and they are in need of maintenance, but do you want to pay for them to be resurfaced?...
Like the proverbial rats in the corncrib (07/01/11)
To the Editor: This Letter to the Editor is in response to a blog by your intern, Andrew Kelly. He did a great job stirring up the community ... Dear Andrew, Yes, Big Government is making the tobacco companies put gross pictures on their cigarette packaging. Maybe that's because they won't pay for the death and family destruction they create selling their "so-called" glamorous products...
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