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Stories from Friday, August 12, 2011

Weather sirens to test monthly (08/12/11)
The Putnam County Emergency Management Agency is trying to reduce confusion over emergency weather sirens. During a recent meeting, the EMA decided to change its weekly test to a monthly test. The routine tests will now be at 11 a.m. on the first Friday of each month...
Here's your sign (08/12/11)
Greencastle Schools will open Tuesday. Percy Julian Drive will be a bit tardy. While Greencastle city and school officials had hoped that the ambitious construction project on Percy Julian Drive would be complete by the time school resumed on Aug. 16, Mayor Sue Murray conceded Thursday afternoon that it just will not happen...
Deer Meadow roof still up in the air (08/12/11)
With the start of school only days away, delays to the Percy Julian Drive aren't the only construction challenges facing the Greencastle Community School Corporation. Bill Payne of Fanning Howey, the designers of Deer Meadow, briefed the school board Wednesday on the latest developments on the school's roof. Debates remain, though, in exactly the extent of the leak problems and who is responsible...
Bainbridge town council budget remains same (08/12/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- The budget figures may have moved around, but the end budget is the same as it was seven years ago. The Bainbridge town council approved a first reading of the proposed 2012 budget during its regular business meeting on Wednesday. The board made a few changes from last year's budget, increasing the amount allocated in areas such as utilities and park improvements. However, the budget remains at an end total of $226,983...
A soft toss to the pantry (08/12/11)
Beau Battin and Pat Ness, representing the men's and women's softball leagues, stand next to the 93 food items collected for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry.
First-time event raises money for Hope Haven (08/12/11)
Hope Haven Horse Farm relied on a different kind of horsepower for a recent fundraiser effort. Cars took to the Putnam Park Road Course to give spectators a chance to ride in a racecar and to raise money for Hope Haven. Horsepower4Hope is a brand new fund-raising group composed of family and friends...
Lane restrictions begin Monday for I-70 pavement project (08/12/11)
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, an Interstate 70 pavement rehabilitation project will commence and encompass the entire length of the interstate within Putnam County. The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that the project will run from State Road 59 in Clay County to approximately two miles east of State Road 267 (Plainfield exit) in Hendricks County...
Tiger Cubs edge Cadets on the course (08/12/11)
CLAYTON -- The Greencastle girls' golf team edged out Cascade 202-206 Thursday. Jessie Bennett led the Tiger Cubs with a 46, with Katie Hedge shooting a 47. Liz Johnson carded a 52, Kenzie St. Marie shot a 57 and Lauren Bridgewater shot a 64. Kourtnee Vickery ended the day with a 72...
Eagles shoot 197 at Crawfordsville (08/12/11)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The South Putnam girls' golf team took on North Montgomery and Crawfordsville at Rocky Ridge Golf Course Thursday. The Chargers won with a score of 171, with South Putnam finishing second with 197 and Crawfordsville was third with a 209...
William R. Zimmer (08/12/11)
William R. Zimmer, 56, Greencastle, passed away Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 at the IU University Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born July 26, 1955 in Chicago, Ill., to Eugene Zimmer and Joyce McQueary Zimmer. He married Louise A. Hofmann on Sept. 9, 1983, and she survives...
Mary Irene Saylor (08/12/11)
Mary Irene Saylor, 94, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was born on Jan. 5, 1917 in Putnam County to George Whitaker and Cora Woodall Whitaker. Mrs. Saylor was a member of New Life Baptist Church and had been active in the Senior Citizens Center...
Helen Lucille Samuels (08/12/11)
Helen Lucille Samuels, 86, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011. She was born on Nov. 8, 1924 in Greencastle to James Pace and Mable Flint Pace. Helen was a graduate of Roachdale High School and retired from DePauw University, where she was a dispatcher in the security department...
Barbara J. Moore (08/12/11)
Barbara J. Moore, 81, of Cloverdale, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011 at the Putnam County Hospital at Greencastle. She was born on Nov. 27, 1929 in Indianapolis and was the daughter of the late Vernon Gilbert and Zoe (Lacy) Summers. She was married to Aubrey D. Moore on Nov. 5, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1987. She was a member of the First Baptist Church at Greencastle, O.E.S. No. 369, Cloverdale and the Major Abraham Owen Chapter of the D.A.R...
No fox in Hoosier chicken coop (08/12/11)
Not since Mark Patrick and the "Hoosier Millionaire" TV game show went kaput or Jim Shelton folded the tent on his pick-a-pocket show has there probably been a Hoosier happier to give away big bucks. Big check. Big grin. Big moment as Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was in Greencastle this week to present a "significant" check for an undisclosed sum of unclaimed money to local resident Kent Mecum...
Fairground Endowment kick-off great (08/12/11)
To the Editor: On Sunday, July 10, the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment Advisory Committee held the 2011 Putnam County Fair Kick-Off Party at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The event began with our emcee, Ken Torr, sharing a history of the fair with a high school term paper composed by Ethan Stephenson. Reflections of the Fair was given by Jim Baird and Stephanie Berry...
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