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Stories from Friday, July 8, 2011

Cox, Croan, Dean vie for County Fair Queen (07/08/11)
Ten young women from across Putnam County will compete for the title of Miss Putnam County on Saturday, July 16 during the Putnam County 4-H Fair Queen Contest. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the community building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
New Friends of Forest Hill group aids in several cemetery projects (07/08/11)
Sadly, residents often tend to overlook some areas of our county. One of those areas, not so surprisingly, happen to be our cemeteries. They conjure up horror stories, and their constant reminders of death normally cause us to keep our distance. But one gets a different feeling when quietly wandering through Forest Hill Cemetery on Greencastle's south side. ...
'Rock Your Park' (07/08/11)
Greencastle resident Dana Dudle and her dog Reilly "Rock the Park" by taking walks in Robe-Ann Park every day. Dana said living near the park is wonderful. July is observed as National Park and Recreation Month.
2011 Fair Kickoff event set Sunday at fairgrounds (07/08/11)
Can't wait for the Putnam County Fair? Your chance to get a jump on the 2011 fair comes Sunday with a Putnam County Fair Kickoff program, set for 2-4 p.m. in the Community Building on the fairgrounds. The meeting will begin with free ice cream at 2 p.m., followed at 2:30 p.m. by a program hosted by Kenny Torr, who will share stories about the history of the county fair...
Crawfordsville girl, 15, has been missing for a week (07/08/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- A 15-year-old Southmont High School student has been missing for a week since last reportedly being seen on Thursday, June 30. Jessica Brook Rentchler lives with her father Alvin in Crawfordsville. He reported her missing at about 8 p.m. on June 30, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department said...
Keyt transfering to Indiana State (07/08/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The allure of a bigger stage is sometimes the hardest thing to ignore, especially for a football player. North Putnam grad Josh Keyt found himself on one of the biggest stages in Division I football, suiting up for the Hoosiers of Indiana University of the Big Ten. However, the promise of performing center stage isn't always what it's cracked up to be...
North Putnam hosting golf scramble Aug. 7 (07/08/11)
The North Putnam Athletic Department's golf scramble will take place Aug. 7 at Clover Meadows Golf Course. It's an 18-hole scramble with a 1 p.m. shotgun start with lunch and registration beginning from noon-1 p.m. The cost is $50 per person or $25 per student and includes green fees, cart, lunch and prizes...
Softball league open registration begins (07/08/11)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department's Coed Softball League is having registration until Aug. 8. The league is limited to the first 24 teams with paid registration and will be divided into two divisions. Games will take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Thursday. Schedules will be released Aug. 17. The cost is $440 per team...
Marjorie Voorhees McCall (07/08/11)
Marjorie Voorhees McCall, 95, Granger, passed away Wednesday, July 6, 2011 in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross in South Bend. She was born April 5, 1915 in Flora to Gertha and Margaret Voorhees. In 1940 she married Elmer E. McCall, former teacher and basketball coach at South Bend Central High School and DePauw University. Elmer passed away in 2003...
Ray Keith Rigdon (07/08/11)
Ray Keith Rigdon, 62, Fillmore, passed away Thursday, July 7, 2011 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Greencastle June 4, 1949 to Willard and Kathryn James Rigdon. He is survived by sisters Dixie Carter of Linton, Barbara Childress of Stilesville and Nancy Grider of Indianapolis and brothers John Rigdon of Colorado, Clyde Rigdon of Plainfield and Bob Rigdon of Florida...
Police Scanner for July 8 (07/08/11)
County Jail Harold D. Doane, 50, Greencastle: Violation of home detention, July 6, 2:35 p.m. City Fire July 6, 5:24 p.m.: Unauthorized burn at 1052 Avenue D. Cleared 5:35 p.m. July 7, 6:39 a.m.: Lift assist at 1049 Canterbury Drive. Cleared 6:52 a.m...
Letter to Heritage Lake property owners misleading (07/08/11)
To the editor: Once again the residents of Heritage Lake are being bamboozled! The POA Board has sent 'survey' letters out implying that the Commissioners of Putnam County are willing to work alongside the Board in finding a solution to the road maintenance in and around Heritage Lake; roads owned by the County. They are requesting residents to reply as to whether or not they want this road maintenance project to go forward...
Celebrate 4 festivities a team effort (07/08/11)
To the Editor: On Monday Robe-Ann Park was filled with activities, family moments, good food, entertainment, temperatures in the 80s with unfortunately, two brief downpours, and a most festive, colorful fireworks display. We worked to prepare and gathered to celebrate our country's birthday and the many men and women who have, and continue to give of themselves to protect our freedoms and families...
Round Barn Daycare fundraiser big success (07/08/11)
To the Editor: Recently, the children and staff of Round Barn Daycare had a playground fundraiser. We had such a wonderful response from so many parents and businesses. Through your generosity, we raised enough money to purchase some of our much-needed equipment. All the families enjoyed listening to the children sing, and almost every family went home with a door prize...
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