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Stories from Saturday, September 3, 2011

Central holds $1-per-pupil challenge to assist A-Way Home shelter (09/03/11)
With the A-Way Home shelter in Greencastle fighting a closing deadline of Sept. 10, students at Central Elementary have issued a challenge to the other Putnam County schools. The challenge is simple: Raise $1 for every pupil in your school and donate the funds to the homeless shelter...
The wheels on the bus go ... (09/03/11)
Greencastle Community School Corporation buses are now navigating the new concrete pavement of Percy Julian Drive during school traffic periods each morning and evening.
Fillmore council discusses town sewer problems (09/03/11)
FILLMORE -- Solutions to the town budget shortfalls may be on the horizon. Progress finally has been made at this month's town council meeting. The Fillmore Town Council has made some decisions regarding the nuisance ordinance as well as the water and wastewater collection policy at the meeting...
Rep. Buchson observes fiber optic endeavor at Cloverdale (09/03/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Touring Endeavor Communications facilities at Cloverdale Thursday afternoon, 8th District Congressman Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.) got an up-close look at the operations of a fiber optic network and the community it serves. Congressman Bucshon watched as Endeavor crews were placing fiber optics in the ground, observed the end product of fiber to the home technology, and met with business owners to see how important the fiber optic network is to deliver the advanced services needed in the rural community.. ...
Tickets now needed for Sept. 29 Yo-Yo Ma lecture at DePauw (09/03/11)
In an effort to ensure DePauw students, faculty and staff, and Greencastle community members have priority access, tickets will be required for admission to the Sept. 29 Yo-Yo Ma lecture at DePauw University. This event had been previously announced as open to all on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture ticket availability is a response to overwhelming demand for Yo-Yo Ma's Sept. 30 concert (which sold out almost immediately)...
Historic Indianapolis war memorial statue returned after restoration (09/03/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- She's ba-a-ack. Lady Victory, the 38-foot-tall bronze sculpture that resides atop the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, more than 284 feet above Monument Circle in the center of Indianapolis, has been restored and was returned home Friday...
South Putnam shatters ranked Rox (09/03/11)
With members of the 1986 Class A state championship team on hand Friday night, the current incarnation of the Eagles utilized a strong running attack to upend Class A ranked Rockville 52-24. It truly was a night of champions at South Putnam Friday. In addition to players from the '86 championship team, the softball team, who captured the Class 2A state title in June, received their rings before the game began. Head football coach Troy Burgess was honored to share the field with both squads...
Cougars improve to 3-0 after win over Cascade (09/03/11)
CLAYTON -- With the tempertures already miserable, the Cascade Cadets faced a red hot North Putnam Cougar squad that was ready to do battle. North Putnam moved to 3-0 on the season with a 64-12 win. From the opening kickoff the Cougars established their dominance in this game...
Tiger Cubs roll, down Mustangs by 13 (09/03/11)
ELLETTSVILLE -- Greencastle moved to 3-0 Friday night after defeating Edgewood 33-20. Derrick Lenihan carried the load for the Tiger Cubs, gaining 203 yards on 28 carries while scoring three touchdowns on runs of three, six and 45 yards. Nate Christy also added a touchdown on the ground...
Clovers fall to Bulldogs (09/03/11)
CLOVERDALE--Cloverdale made some big plays including a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Justin Grever, but it couldn't match Monrovia's firepower in a 54-26 loss in a West Central Conference football game Friday night on the Clovers' field...
Recent births for Sept. 3 (09/03/11)
A number of local families have welcomed new additions recently...
Police scanner for Sept. 3 (09/03/11)
Sheriff's Department Mudd said the light turned green and a 1997 Chevrolet S10 stopped at the light remained in the stopped position. Anthony Kelley, 47, Brazil, driver of the S10, said the light was still red when Mudd rear-ended him. Kelley complained of back pain...
Family reunions for Sept. 3 (09/03/11)
Barr-Mathews reunion The Barr-Mathews reunion will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Clover Meadows Golf Course, Cloverdale, in the shelter house. All descendants of Joseph Jacob Barra and Lorigia Castagno Barra of Coassolog, Italy, are invited to attend. Also invited are the descendants of Earnest James Mathews and Margaret Ellen Thomas...
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