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Stories from Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Princess possibilities (09/28/11)
Underclass princess candidates for the 2011 North Putnam High School homecoming court are: (seated from left) Juniors Katie Rooker, Katie Welch and Halsey Foltz; (standing) freshmen Shay Lucas, Haley Thompson and Brayten Grimes, and sophomores Karlie Branson, Madison Asbell and Bethany Wiatt. The North Putnam homecoming queen and her court will be crowned during halftime of the Cougars' football game vs. Monrovia Friday night. Also, 2011 NPHS yearbooks will be available in the cafeteria after the halftime ceremonies.
Only one will reign (09/28/11)
North Putnam High School senior homecoming queen candidates are (from left) Robin Downton, Morgan Christy and Karlie Gray. North Putnam's "Hollywood Homecoming" is filled with many activities. Students and staff may participate in the various dress-up days such as '80s, Nerds, Camo, Cowboy, and Orange/Blue Day. A class food war canned goods collection began on Monday. The week wraps up with a pep session Friday featuring class relays and other spirit competitions and the finals of the volleyball tournament pitting the class winner vs. the faculty. Friday evening will see the crowning of the 2011 homecoming queen and her court during halftime of the Cougars' football game vs. Monrovia. Also, 2011 NPHS yearbooks will be available in the cafeteria after the halftime ceremonies.
Tensions rise between town council members on Cloverdale Utility Board (09/28/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Tension was high at this month's Cloverdale Utility Board meeting Monday night. Already over budget with what seems like no way out, expenses just keep adding up. The meeting started with a 10-minute public hearing, which passed the appropriation resolution, or budget, for next year that includes a 9.22 percent increase...
Trade mission nearing an end for mayor (09/28/11)
Her trip to China and Japan may be winding down but Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray's mind is racing. With the 2011 Indiana Trade Mission ending this week, she continues to absorb the experience and what impact it may have on the future. One thing she has definitely learned is despite living in the age of text messaging, Twitter and all the trappings of social media, you can still find yourself disconnected when you're several thousands of miles from home...
Casey's General Store to open Thursday morning (09/28/11)
Casey's General Store will be opening this Thursday, beginning at 5 a.m. at its new Greencastle location, 1215 Bloomington St. (U.S. 231 South). However, the grand-opening celebration will not be taking place until Friday and Saturday. During the grand-opening event visitors can win free T-shirts, Frisbees or a five-pound Hershey chocolate bar, as well as gift cards for free pizzas and donuts...
College spirit (09/28/11)
Demonstrating their spirit for their favorite college or university, Greencastle Middle School staff members stand in front of one of the bookcases showing students' college choices. GMS staff members are (front, from left) Jennifer Brodar and Ali Anderson, (back, from left) C.J. Shields, Hope Sutherlin, Molly Warren, Jeff Miller, Dawn Huber and Kathi Asbell. GMS students are spending College Go! Week thinking about their future. Wednesday was college spirit day with students encouraged to wear clothing supporting one of their favorite colleges. Most importantly, GMS will host its inaugural 21st Century Scholars Application Night from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept.28. A computer lab will be open and staff available to help parents through the on-line application process. It is open to students in grades 7-8 and their parents. Once a student leaves the middle school, they can no longer apply for the program.
DPU grad named Borst Fellow, will work with Indiana Senate fiscal leaders in 2012 session (09/28/11)
State Sen. Connie Lawson has announced that Avon resident and 2010 DePauw University graduate James Duncan has been named the sixth winner of the Lawrence M. Borst Fellowship. Lawson (R-Danville) said Duncan is working under Senate Senior Fiscal Analyst David Reynolds, a position he will continue throughout the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly...
Traditional Jazz Orchestra to perform Thursday at The Duck (09/28/11)
With a special starting time of 9 p.m. Thursday, the Traditional Jazz Orchestra (TJO) will perform at The Inn at DePauw. The Traditional Jazz Orchestra will play from 9-11 p.m. in the Fluttering Duck Lounge. The event is free of charge, and members of the Greencastle community are encouraged to attend...
Cloverdale defeats Eagles in three (09/28/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team was able to take down the South Putnam Eagles by utilizing big hits at the net and strong serves, winning 25-13, 26-24 and 25-15. South Putnam proved to be a scrappy opponent for the Clovers and kept the ball in play when normal squads would have been thinking for the next rally. Cloverdale head coach Kathy Moore knew the Eagles would be a worthy opponent...
CHS runners compete at Shakamak Invite (09/28/11)
SHAKAMAK -- The Cloverdale coed cross country team traveled to Shakamak Saturday for the Shakamak Invite. Joe Rumley led the Cloverdale boys' team with a 15th place finish with a time of 18:21, with Nick Cupp placing 43rd in a time of 20:05. Chris Worthington was 46th with a time of 20:25, with Devon Nees placing 50th with a time of 20:56. Jake Waycott and Aaron Whitlock finished 51st and 52nd, respectively...
Cougars drop three set match to Bulldogs (09/28/11)
MONROVIA -- The North Putnam volleyball team fell to Monrovia 25-23, 25-13 and 25-14. Samantha Lucas led the team with four kills, with Morgan Robinson adding two blocks and four aces. Kelsey Reed had four assists on the night. "We didn't play bad, we just didn't play our best," head coach Jill Schreiber said. ...
Cloverdale wins hard-fought four set volleyball battle (09/28/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's volleyball team started off the week with a rough four-set match against Rockville. While the Clovers won the match 25-20, 18-25, 25-21 and 25-17, they were made to earn the victory. Rockville started off hot out of the gates, with Cloverdale closing the gap and taking a brief lead at 10-8. Once the scores were tied at 13-13, the Clovers rattled off seven straight points...
Hard loss for Greencastle girls soccer on senior morning (09/28/11)
The Greencastle girls soccer team didn't quite get what they were hoping for Saturday at Dee Monnett Field as the Brown County Eagles handed them a 5-0 loss at their last regular season home game. As customary on the last home game, GHS recognizes the seniors from the girls' soccer team. Surrounded by their friends and families, Seniors Mackenzie Meyer and Sarah Beams walked onto the field arm and arm with their parents as the announcer read aloud their many accomplishments...
William J. "Joe" Hein (09/28/11)
William Joseph Hein, 51, of Greencastle, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in California on July 14, 1960, he was the son of Edward Michael Hein and Patricia "Pat" (Burnett) Burbeula. He married Susan K. (Albright) Hein on Jan. 22, 2001, and she survives...
Donn Lowell Spencer (09/28/11)
Donn Lowell Spencer, 78, of Avon, died Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, 2011 at the Indiana Masonic Home. He was born on Oct. 7, 1932 at Crawfordsville to James Lowell and Zelma Fugate Spencer. He graduated from Waveland High School in 1950 and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict...
Police scanner for Sept. 28 (09/28/11)
City Police A 22-year-old Greencastle woman faces five charges after her arrest early Monday, City Police reported. Tiffany Dill was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of battery, battery on a police officer, resisting law enforcement, disorderly conduct, and neglect of a dependent...
Resident concerned with bridge repairs (09/28/11)
Dear Neighbor: As you read in the Banner Graphic the commissioners turned down a $4 million grant from INDOT to build a bridge since Dunbar Bridge is in a non repairable state and could be closed at any time without due notice. I thought this would be a no-brainer but apparently I was wrong. Therefore I will be on the next commissioner's agenda at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 3, 2011 at the Court House Annex. I would appreciate your support or ideas on Oct. 3rd at this meeting...
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