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Stories from Wednesday, August 3, 2011

National Night Out (08/03/11)
Miranda Leonard (left) and Debbie Patterson (center) stand with Peyton Allen as he receives his school supplies from Sherlyn Mark at the National Night Out on Tuesday.
Annex closure a possibility? (08/03/11)
When the subject of budget cuts came up at Monday's Putnam County Commissioners meeting, President Gene Beck tossed out a big idea. "If we can figure out somewhere to put the Extension Office, I think we ought to close the (Courthouse) Annex," Beck said...
Closing the books on a record-setting Hoosier July (08/03/11)
Now that the calendar has rolled over to August, we can close the books on July 2011 and its heat and precipitation records. July 2011 will go down in history as the second hottest month since Indiana weather recordkeeping began in 1871 and the hottest month in 75 years in the Hoosier State...
2011 Putnam County Fair Winning Horses (08/03/11)
Caleb Winings stands with Pepper, his Reserve Grand Champion Gelding under 56".
Bakers' Best (08/03/11)
Tuesday morning fire destroys newly rented Roachdale home (08/03/11)
ROACHDALE -- An apparent electrical fire completely destroyed a newly rented Roachdale home early Tuesday morning. Shortly after midnight, the Roachdale Fire Department was called to a structure fire at 204 West St. A neighbor first noted the fire, alerted the home's occupants and got them out safely...
Ivy Tech Greencastle to conduct two 'Meet and Greet' sessions (08/03/11)
Ivy Tech Community College in Greencastle will be conducting two upcoming "Meet and Greet" sessions to help acquaint the Putnam County community with its course offerings. The events will highlight academic offerings and student services for the Wabash Valley region. Both sessions are open to the public...
Rabbit show champions (08/03/11)
Friday sale to benefit Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry (08/03/11)
A yard sale scheduled Friday at 409 Elm St., Greencastle, will benefit the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. The sale is set for 9 a.m. until dark. All proceeds will go to the Food Pantry. Kathy Stephan, who is organizing the event, said the idea is not original. "I saw it in a magazine," she said, "and thought, what a great idea!"...
Backroad Bike Tour scheduled for Sept. 10 (08/03/11)
The 2011 Backroad Bike Tour, organized by Friends of the Parks of Putnam County/People Pathways Project and Covered Bridge Cyclery, will be held Saturday, Sept. 10 in conjunction with Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days. Participants may choose from one of three routes: The 12-mile ride will provide casual riders with just enough challenge to make you feel great, the 36-mile ride will be a bit more challenging with hills and valleys, and the 63-mile ride will be for those riders who want to ride a metric century.. ...
Tiger Cubs win season opener against Bulldogs (08/03/11)
The Greencastle girls' golf team began its season with a win over visiting Monrovia Monday. The Tiger Cubs and Bulldogs tied with a score of 217 and had to go the fifth score card. Since the Bulldogs only fielded four golfers, GHS player Lauren Bridgewater provided the deciding score to secure the Tiger Cubs victory...
Charles R. Finley Jr. (08/03/11)
Charles R. Finley Jr., 48, Cloverdale, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2011 at the Summerfield Health Care, Cloverdale. He was born on Nov. 14, 1962 at Franklin, Indiana and was the son of the late Charles R. and Nellie Sue (Bookout) Finley. He was a carpenter for Tyler Construction. He served in 82nd Airborne Division of the United States Army and he was a graduate of Benton Central High School...
Police Scanner for August 3 (08/03/11)
County Jail Ronald Curt Cummings, 43, Reelsville: Operating while intoxicated, July 27, 10:30 p.m. Daniel Dale Frazier, 18, Greencastle: Probation violation, Aug. 1, 11:30 a.m. Tammy Eilenne Gil-christ, 49, Indianapolis: Check deception, July 27, 4:33 p.m...
Such are the ties that bind you (08/03/11)
All those years of growing up watching my dad trudge off to work every day in a suit and tie, made me vow early on that I was never was going to be that guy. I was never going to be the guy in the button-down collar and the Windsor knot. Was never going to put that noose around my neck and cinch it up tight...
Contributions key to Kids Count camp success (08/03/11)
To the Editor: A special thank you to the following donors and supporters for their generous contributions to Kids Count, and in particular to the Survivor with Character Day Camp. The 150 campers had fun playing games, making cards to send to our Soldiers in Afghanistan, attending reading, science, craft, nutrition and character-building programs...
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