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Stories from Friday, August 5, 2011

90-degree streak hits record 20 straight (08/05/11)
We hate to sound like a broken record, but Hoosiers can finally take some satisfaction in enduring all this summer 2011 heat. Just after 5 p.m. Friday, the mercury topped the 90-degree mark at Indianapolis, the National Weather Service reported. That made it a record 20 straight days of 90-degree or better temperatures in Central Indiana...
Cloverdale band plays at state fair, hopes to play nighttime encore (08/05/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Clover-dale High School band director William Cole stands on the roof of the high school overlooking the rear parking lot with his arms folded across his chest. Below him is the Cloverdale Marching Band, which will perform at the Indiana State Fair today at 4:16 p.m. He gives them their starting cue...
Dunbar Covered Bridge damaged by semi truck (08/05/11)
GPS-dependent drivers, beware. That little monitor on the console may lead you astray. A Thursday morning GPS mishap led a Georgia semi driver onto hilly Putnam County roads and left a local landmark with between $5,000 and $10,000 in damages. Although his path through the country was unclear, Schuyler Jackson, Marietta, Ga., approached Dunbar Covered Bridge from the north on County Road 175 West. ...
Amelia a Walking Wednesday pioneer (08/05/11)
An old adage suggests that you can never really know a person until you walk a mile in his or her shoes. So if you really want to get to know octogenarian Amelia Stedman, you'd better be prepared for a long walk. Amelia, who will celebrate her 83rd birthday on Friday, is the only one of 85 overall participants in the Walking Wednesdays program to have walked all 10 weeks of the inaugural Putnam County effort...
Street resurfacing, sidewalk replacement projects set (08/05/11)
East Side, West Side, all around the town ... That's where the City of Greencastle street resurfacing and sidewalk replacement projects are scheduled for 2011. During a brief special session Wednesday, the Greencastle Board of Public Works and Safety unanimously authorized Mayor Sue Murray to sign a notice of award and notice to proceed on the two separate projects...
Despite forecast to the contrary, 90-degree streak ties record (08/05/11)
A heat wave that oppressed Central Indiana for more than two weeks tied a record. National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Skowronek says the temperature hit 90 degrees for the 19th consecutive day on Thursday. That ties the streak of days with temperatures at 90 or above set from Aug. 8 to Aug. 26, 1936...
Clovers place third, Eagles sixth at Cloverdale Invite (08/05/11)
CLOVERDALE -- With a much-welcomed breeze blowing across Clover Meadows, seven teams competed in the Cloverdale Invitational Thursday. Monrovia's Chrislyn Church won medalist honors with a score of 78, while Cloverdale's Sydney Shrum in second with a score of 81...
Charles W. Ludwig (08/05/11)
Charles W. Ludwig, 49, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011. He is survived by his wife Jessica; six children, Nitrika (Jim) Price, Damon Lee Ludwig, Pandel Lyn Ludwig, Codi Jo Ludwig, Blaize Charles Allen Ludwig and Jarvis Bo Ludwig; one granddaughter, Amy Ann Price; his mother, Mary Jo Ludwig; two sisters, Sigrid (Paul) Blair and Darlene Gedraitis; two brothers, Gary Ludwig and Randy Ludwig; and three nieces and three nephews...
Survey says: don't believe everything you read (08/05/11)
Hooray for the annual Princeton Review College Survey. It's about as valid as those college football BCS rankings each fall. But the survey is out, and this time it comes with both a pat on the back and a poke in the eye for DePauw University and the City of Greencastle...
Blue-ribbon effort for Adult Open Class during fair (08/05/11)
To the Editor: Once again we had a great time at our Putnam County Fair. As you know, the weather was very hot, but we all survived. Of course, the Adult Open Class exhibits are in an air-conditioned building. We are thankful for that. We had many wonderful entries (over 800). There were several events planned throughout the week. One of our highlights was Ladies Day with over 200 attending...
Pure pleasure to work with concrete companies (08/05/11)
To the Editor: We are new to Greencastle and wanted to write a note to the "speak out" column in your paper. We are building a new home and wanted to thank May Concrete and Cash Concrete for helping our concrete experience be nothing but pure pleasure!...
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