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Stories from Friday, September 23, 2011

Be on your guard (09/23/11)
At 6:01 p.m. on Thursday this Ford truck, driven by 20-year-old Tanner Dunn of Clayton, drifted into the guardrail along U.S. 231 near the Brick Chapel Cemetery. Though the vehicle was damaged and towed away by Jerry's Towing in Greencastle, Mike Downing of the Putnam County Sheriff's Department said Dunn was only shaken up and was later picked up by his father. Bainbridge Police and Fire Departments also assisted in the investigation.
Painted present (09/23/11)
Local artist Charlie Tanner presents Greencastle Fire Chief Bill Newgent with a painting that resembles the famous picture from the Oklahoma City bombings on Thursday. "When I think of a firefighter I think of this picture," said Tanner, who has now created three different pieces for three different places around Greencastle.
Befriending the pantry (09/23/11)
Representatives of the sponsoring businesses and organizations of Friendship Day present the food collected in exchange for a dozen roses to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. On hand for the donation were (from left) Josh Richardson, First National Bank; Tammy Amor, Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce; Sandy McCloud, Eitel's Flowers; Lora Zoll, Ivy Tech; Therese Cunningham, State Farm Insurance; Candy Williams, Cinergy Metronet; Judy Miller, Food Pantry director and board president; Trei Barnett, Asbury Towers; Scott Herrick, Bittles and Hurt/Hopkins-Rector funeral homes; Kasey Neeley, Teachers Credit Union; and Betty McBride and Mavis Broadstreet, Food Pantry volunteers. Kneeling is Frances Washburne, Food Pantry volunteer. The Food Pantry is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays in the old Skate Place building (first door on the left) at 620 Tennessee St., Greencastle.
Location change for local blood drive Sept. 29 at DePauw University (09/23/11)
The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled Thursday, Sept. 29 at DePauw University will now be at the Indoor Tennis and Track facility. Those who donate during the 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. blood drive will be entered into a drawing for a $50 shopping spree...
Area 30 Career Center hosts 2011 Putnam County Area College Fair (09/23/11)
Many students across the country have begun their last years of high school. Juniors and seniors are enjoying their "upper classman" status. Along with that comes the responsibility of not just thinking about what they want to do when they grow up, but researching, planning and putting the wheels in motion to make such thoughts a reality...
GHS Key Club conducts Coats for Kids campaign (09/23/11)
The Greencastle High School Key Club will be holding a Coats for Kids donation campaign beginning Friday, Sept. 23 at the homecoming football game. The campaign will be accepting any and all coats that are in good condition. "We are hoping for donations of coats for all sizes and all ages," said Key Club adviser Candy Fiscus. "It's a way to help those who are a little less fortunate then we are."...
North Putnam, Clovers team up to battle cancer (09/23/11)
ROACHDALE -- In a rematch of the Putnam County championship, the volleyball teams from North Putnam and Cloverdale faced off once again Thursday. Cloverdale won the match in four sets 25-17, 25-16, 23-25 and 25-23. "We knew it was going to be a battle coming in to this match. One, it's a conference match; two it's our breast cancer (match) and three they gave that paddle to us and they wanted it back. I told the girls 'we need to step up'," Cloverdale head coach Kathy Moore said...
Mustangs defeat GHS at home (09/23/11)
As the rain clouds rolled in on Dee Monnett Field Thursday, the Greencastle girls' soccer team was pumped and ready to play but fell short with a 3-0 loss to the Edgewood Mustangs. The whistle blew and down came the rain. Both teams of girls had to use speed and ball skills to overcome the slick ground and less than perfect weather conditions...
Tiger Cubs drop rain-shortened match to Patriots (09/23/11)
Greencastle's boys' tennis squad celebrated senior night at their match at home against potential sectional opponent Owen Valley Thursday night. Seniors Kaden Faust, A.J. Gerard and Cy Spencer were the honorees as the evening began before match play began...
North Putnam splits with Warriors (09/23/11)
The North Putnam Middle School volleyball teams faced off against Danville Wednesday night. The teams split with the eighth graders winning 25-19 and 25-11, while the seventh grade team lost 25-21 and 25-21. Adri Millican had 14 points and four aces for the eighth grade squad, with Sydnie Kanne adding nine points and three aces. Clare Sims and Raegan Bowling led the team in assists, while Taylor Nauert, Millican and Jenny Heron combined for nine kills and five solo blocks...
Police scanner for Sept. 23 (09/23/11)
City Police Greencastle City Police are investigating a theft at the Walmart store on the city's East Side. Approximately 50 used batteries, valued at $450, were stolen from the used battery cage located near the automotive area outside the southwest corner of the building...
Buzz in the neighborhood a real honey of a story (09/23/11)
A man must know and embrace his limitations. That's one of my basic rules to live by. Just as Groucho Marx once vowed he would never belong to any country club that would have him as a member, I've always subscribed to the theory I would never live in a house in which I have had anything to do with any part of the electricity...
17th Walk for Life event raises $8,390 (09/23/11)
To The Editor: Care Net Pregnancy Center of Putnam County held its 17th annual Walk for Life on Saturday, Sept. 10 at Big Walnut Sports Park. Twenty-four sponsored walkers from nine local churches met that morning to walk two miles and raised $8,390 to benefit the ministry of Care Net...
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