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Stories from Monday, October 3, 2011

Coats for Kids effort sets goal of 850 coats, hats, mittens (10/03/11)
The Putnam County Youth Development Commission is requesting the public's help as it launches its 12th annual Coats for Kids Campaign. New or gently used heavy winter coats of all sizes -- for little babies all the way through the teen years are needed. The signature yellow boxes can be found all over Putnam County...
Casey's ribbon cutting (10/03/11)
To celebrate the grand opening of Casey's General Store on U.S. 231 South (Bloomington Street) in Greencastle, Chamber of Commerce members Tammy Amor, Jennifer Bedwell, Tracy Maymard, Judy Rozelle (of Casey's) , Matthias Smith (of Casey's) , Andrea Kennedy, Jenny Sullivan, Jeanne Burris and Jinsie Bingham participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 29, the day the new business opened its doors.
Blue Friday at Fillmore (10/03/11)
Cardboard cutout or not, Indianapolis Colts' defensive star Dwight Freeney might have trouble pulling off his patented spin move surrounded by Fillmore School staff members Lori Boyce (top,right) and Jill Stewart. Taking their photo as the traveling museum, Colts in Motion, visits Friday is Brenda Hazlett. To the left, Fillmore students Brent Wiggins (left) and Landon Clark watch Colts representative Wayne Brock load their pennies to be turned into Colts' coin souvenirs. Showing off his newly minted Colts penny, Fillmore third-grader Dawson Cash heads back to class.
British invasion (10/03/11)
More than a dozen British-made cars and even one classic Ford Thunderbird toured Greencastle and Putnam County Saturday afternoon as part of the Hoosier MG Club's 2011 Falls Colors Tour. After visiting parts of Parke and Clay counties, the cars stopped on the courthouse square to hear stories of The Buzz Bomb, John Dillinger and more, and then made their way north to experience a couple of covered bridges. The car enthusiasts also ate lunch at The Fairway restaurant, where the line of colorful cars became quite an attention-grabber along U.S. 231.
Playwright, TV writer Moses to give reading Wednesday at DePauw (10/03/11)
Three years ago, the Los Angeles Times called Itamar Moses an "ambitious young playwright-as-thinker, already beloved of theater insiders." On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Moses will come to DePauw University for a public appearance as a guest of the James and Marilou Kelly Writers Series...
Clodfelter family exhibit to open Oct. 15 at museum (10/03/11)
Saturday, Oct.15 at 10:30 a.m. Malcolm Romine, great-grandson of Solomon Clodfelter, will present "A Clodfelter History" at the Putnam County Museum to mark the opening of the Clodfelter Family exhibit that will be on display through the end of the year...
Putnam Public Library to host writing workshop on Oct. 8 (10/03/11)
Pre-registration is currently being taken for "Make Money Writing in Tough Times" the theme of a Saturday, Oct. 8, mini-conference presented by Midwest Writers Workshop. The workshop is $10 and open to adults interested in learning more about writing and in furthering their writing careers...
Vectren extends call center hours, encourages customers to sign up for assistance programs (10/03/11)
EVANSVILLE -- In preparation for the upcoming heating season, Vectren Energy Delivery (Vectren) is extending its call center support hours for the month of October. October is traditionally an active month for natural gas customers who are preparing for colder temperatures by reconnecting gas service or inquiring about energy assistance programs...
Shawn Spencer earns Kroger award for outstanding leadership (10/03/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A meat and seafood merchandiser who started his Kroger career in Greencastle has been honored with the company's 2010 President's Award. Shawn Spencer, who grew up in Clinton Falls and graduated from North Putnam High School in 1991, is one of 17 associates to receive the award within a five-state, 140-store operating division. Kroger employs ome 15,000 associates in the area...
Turnovers key in Tigers loss to Centre (10/03/11)
Too many turnovers, too many untimely penalties and too little experience were the keys Saturday in DePauw University's 24-10 loss to the visiting Centre College Colonels. DePauw turned the ball over four times and was whistled for nine penalties while falling to 1-3 on the college football season...
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