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Stories from Monday, August 29, 2011

Crown-ing Glory (08/29/11)
A giant crane swoops in Friday afternoon to add another steel beam to the growing expansion project at Crown Equipment Corp. on Greencastle's East Side. Browning Construction is the general contractor on the project that will nearly double the size of the current 165,000-square-foot production facility.
Percy Julian to be open for school traffic on Tuesday (08/29/11)
Cross your fingers. Cross your toes. Heck, cross your eyes. For Greencastle schools and the City of Greencastle sure can use a little good karma on the summer-long Percy Julian Drive project. But barring any last-minute snafu, the roadway should finally be open to traffic before and after school beginning Tuesday morning...
County Council gets creative to balance 2012 budget (08/29/11)
Having already asked county departments to cut their 2012 budgets and even cut 10 percent from the remainder of 2011, the Putnam County Council set about last week to overcome a budget shortfall. The council announ-ced in July that budget requests from departments exceeded the levy from the state by $1,798 million. At that time, they asked county departments to prepare for the worst...
Young Eagle Week (08/29/11)
With an eventful weekend of Airport Appreciation Days planned for Sept. 10-11, Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 1374 will use the weekend to make dozens if not hundreds of Young Eagle Flights.
Operation Life earns state award at 2011 EMS Conference (08/29/11)
Putnam County Operation Life ambulance service was honored with a statewide award at the recent 2011 Indiana Emergency Response Conference Award program at the Crowne Plaza at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. Operation Life was presented with the Ambulance Provider of the Year Public Relations Award, OL Executive Director Kraig Kinney announced. Kinney accepted the award from Terry Rake, executive director of the Indiana Fire Chiefs Association...
4,000 roses to be given out at Friendship Day Sept. 14 (08/29/11)
The 2011 version of Putnam County Friendship Day is set for Wednesday, Sept. 14. Approximately 4,000 roses will be given away in dozens with the one stipulation -- that those who receive the roses keep only one for themselves to enjoy and give the 11 other roses to 11 other people...
Final Parkfest features two unique bands (08/29/11)
The Summer Concert series Parkfest, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League, will have its last concert of the year on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Robe-Ann Park bandshell. This will be a special night hosting two bands previously scheduled to play but both groups were forced to cancel due to inclement weather...
Raffle winners (08/29/11)
The Putnam County Community Foundation announced the winners of the Fairground raffle, and Fairgrounds Endowment Committee members, donors, and winners gathered together at the Community Foundation office to celebrate. Rick and Judy Parent won the processed hog donated by the Mann Family and White Oak Farms.
Kroger launches fundraising effort on behalf of Toys for Tots (08/29/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Kroger Co.'s Central Division has launched its annual fundraising campaign in support of "Toys for Tots" in all 147 stores. Kroger customers and associates may contribute via coin boxes at all check lanes, self-checkouts and pharmacy counters through Saturday, Nov. 5...
Walking Wednesdays returns for fall (08/29/11)
The Putnam County Health Coalition is pleased to announce the continuation of Walking Wednesdays. Due to the success of the summer walking program, an eight-week series of Walking Wednesdays has been planned for August 31 thru October 19th. As with the summer series, the fall program will take place on a different location, walking path or trail each week...
Tiger Cubs win McCutcheon Invite (08/29/11)
LAFAYETTE -- Greencastle junior Colleen Weatherford took top individual honors at the McCutcheon Invite Saturday and helped GHS win the team championship, outscoring Kankakee Valley by four points, 49-53. Weatheford won the invite with a time of 20:26.79, almost a full minute over second place finisher from Tri-County's, Micaela Sheldon...
GHS boys cross country steals third at Danville Hokem Karem (08/29/11)
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle boys' cross country team struck again on Saturday by taking third place out of eighteen teams at the Danville Hokem Karem -- a paired relay race consisting of three, one-mile loops -- with a total time of 1:35:16. Greencastle was up against some of the top ranked state teams in Hamilton Southeastern, not to mention some of their sectional and regional rivals...
South Putnam splits with Southmont (08/29/11)
The South Putnam seventh grade football team fell to Southmont 8-6 Thursday. Kieffer Vittetow was the Eagles' lone scorer. In eighth grade action, South Putnam won 12-6 over the Mounties. Dakota Cutshaw and Danile Grundlock scored a rushing touchdown TD for the Eagles...
Cloverdale 7th grade wins (08/29/11)
The Cloverdale seventh football team traveled to Cascade Thursday. The seventh grade team won 12-6. The Clovers were led by Noah Cox and Jay Fitch who opened up running room for the offense and took away running room from Cacade on defense. Scoring for the Clovers were Cooper Neese and Seth Pfaff...
Cloverdale volleyball wins over West Vigo (08/29/11)
The Cloverdale volleyball team defeated West Vigo in four sets 25-8, 25-23, 18-25 and 25-18 to move to 3-2 on the season. Bradanne Toney led the Clovers with 12 kills, Mariah Oetken adding 11 and Rebekah Jordan with six. Katie Fulkerson had four and Taylor Jones and Paige Gruener had two each. Oetken and Toney also had one block each...
NPMS gets pair of wins over Riverton Parke (08/29/11)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Middle School volleyball teams opened its season with wins against Riverton Parke at home Thursday. The seventh grade team defeated Riverton Parke 25-12, 22-25 and 15-5. Ainslee Vogt led the Cougars with eight points, followed by Sarah Fry and Grace Willard with six points each. Lyndi Parent chipped in five points...
Another win for Shuman in sprint car feature at Lincoln Park Speedway (08/29/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Arizona native Casey Shuman has proven this summer that he can pretty much put anyone's sprint car in victory lane, and he added one more car owner to that list on Saturday night . He won for the fifth time in the fourth different car this season...
Paquin wins by four strokes at Harrison Lake (08/29/11)
Local golfer and Greencastle boys' golf coach Steve Paquin fired a second round 75 to win the Inaugural Super Senior Amateur Championship. Paquin shot a 151 for the tournament and defeated Jerry Jackson, who shot a 155, by four strokes to take the Championship...
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