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Stories from Thursday, September 22, 2011

A McVisit from Ronald (09/22/11)
Reaching into his bag of tricks, Ronald McDonald has a big surprise for his 10-year-old volunteer, Preston Cook, Wednesday evening.
Artist Studio Tour (09/22/11)
Marj Peeler, a participant in the 2011 Artist Studio Tour, has been doing pottery for more than 50 years. She will have wood carvings, sun pottery and fabric work on display Saturday when Mental Health America of Putnam County hosts the Artist Studio Tour from 12-6 p.m. The event has a treasure-hunt format. When buying a ticket, participants will receive a map, which includes the locations of participating artists' studios. In addition to Peeler, local artists included are Marla Helton and Stu Fabe, Low Road Gallery, Lance Myers, Martha Opdahl, Jennifer Herrold and GC Galleria. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple and can be purchased at GC Galleria or the Mental Health America of Putnam County office. For information, persons may call 653-3310.
Council tentatively OK's money for Edgelea project (09/22/11)
With residents of Edgelea willing to pay for 75 percent of a repaving project in their subdivision, county officials couldn't think of a reason not to pay the remaining quarter. The Putnam County Council gave tentative approval Tuesday night to a plan to pay $150,000 in up-front costs to repave the roads in the neighborhood north of Greencastle. The money was approved from the county's rainy day fund...
West Nile virus found in Greencastle mosquitoes (09/22/11)
The Indiana State Department of Health has found the West Nile Virus in a pool of mosquitoes that was recently trapped in Greencastle. Residents should not worry, health officials said, but are advised to take the necessary precautions. Mosquitoes discovered in a pool of water next to the Greencastle wastewater treatment plant, located west of the city, have tested positive for the virus, Darrell Brackney of the Putnam County Health Department reported Wednesday...
Buzzard Run, Chief's event Sunday on Greencastle Square (09/22/11)
The second annual Buzzard Run is coming up this Sunday, Sept. 25. Hosted by the Putnam County Convention & Visitor Bureau in partnership with Chief's, the event will feature such events as a car show, a motorcycle scavenger hunt, as well as live music and great food...
County Dance Team auditions to be held (09/22/11)
Auditions for the All-County All-Star Dance Team will be conducted Monday, Sept. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. The auditions will be held at the Dance Workshop in Greencastle and are open to any student in Putnam County between the ages of 13-19. The dance team will perform at halftime during basketball games for surrounding schools, benefit shows, as well as a recital for the team. Participants will receive one free class, which includes an audition...
Mann and Arnold to compete at National FFA contest in October (09/22/11)
CLOVERDALE -- During the 82nd Indiana FFA State Convention this summer, Cameron Mann and Katie Arnold from the Cloverdale FFA chapter won their state leadership contest, allowing them to advance in competition at the National FFA Convention in October...
DePauw Orchestra opens its season with free concert Sunday afternoon (09/22/11)
The public is invited to enjoy the season-opening performance of the DePauw University Orchestra this Sunday, Sept. 25. Music begins at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium, located within DePauw's Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is presented free of admission charge and is open to all...
Olweus kickoff (09/22/11)
Bainbridge Elementary School recently had their Olweus Bullying Prevention Kick-Off Rally. North Putnam began the Olweus program during the 2010-11 school year. The program's goals are to reduce existing bullying problems among students, to prevent the development of new bullying problems and to achieve better peer relations at school. This year, the kick-off was started with spirit week activities and culminated with an all school convocation. Matt Lewis, a chalk artist, who incorporates a message to all students while using his artist talents, was on hand to relay the message that all students have hidden talents and that everyone is important. Students will have class meetings each week throughout the year to discuss issues linked to peer relations. Fifth grade students and teachers Mr. Lawrence, Mrs. Proctor and Mrs. Cook along with school counselor and Olweus Coordinator Mrs. Kirstie McClamroch, pose with Matt Lewis after his artistic presentation during the Olweus Kick-Off.
IUPUI School of Engineering selected for $1.3 million award (09/22/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced today that the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at IUPUI has been selected to receive a $1.3 million Department of Energy award to train undergraduate- and graduate-level engineering students in manufacturing efficiency to help them become the nation's next generation of industrial energy efficiency experts...
North Putnam boys soccer succumbs to Chargers (09/22/11)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's boys' soccer team played host to North Montgomery on Wednesday, with the visiting Chargers taking a 4-0 win. The home side started off the brighter of the two sides, with Zach Green having the opening chance of the game. Zach Hunter's cross from the right came straight to Green at the top of the box, but he shot just wide of the near post...
Darla K. Rogers Capps (09/22/11)
Darla K. (Rogers) Capps 65, of Rockville, lost her battle with cancer Sept. 21, 2011 at Union Hospital. She was born in Greencastle, Ind., the daughter of Raymond and Freda (Tincher) Rodgers. Mrs. Capps was a retired clerk from the Bellmore Country Store in Bellmore...
Wayne M. Kendall (09/22/11)
Wayne M. Kendall, 75, Indianapolis, passed away on Sept. 19, 2011. He was born in Greencastle, the son of Herbert and Marie (Neeley) Kendall. He was a truck driver for ABF Freight until retiring in 1995. He was a member of the Teamsters Union. Survivors include three sons, Billy W., Tim and Troy Kendall; two daughters, Angie Kendall and Chris Gilley; 11 grandchildren, eight grandchildren; four brothers, Ronnie, Chuck, Rod and Phil Kendall; and three sisters, Sandy Kendall, Robin Kendall and Jean Slocum.. ...
Police scanner for Sept. 22 (09/22/11)
County Jail Nine recent arrests were reported by Putnam County Jail officials. City Police Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 6:50 p.m. Tuesday, Kyle Thomas, 22, Greencastle, was arrested at the Putnam County Courthouse by Sgt. Chris Jones on a warrant for probation violation...
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