[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 69°F  
High: 90°F ~ Low: 61°F
Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stories from Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Where there's smoke... (10/05/11)
Greencastle Fire Department officials responded to a call Tuesday afternoon at the 418 E. Washington St. home of Marla Helton. The fire was reportedly caused by an electrical issue within the insulation in the attic, GFD officials said. Firefighters reported smoke in the attic and second floor during the incident. "It never was out of control, it was just smoldering," Lt. Kyle App said.
Berry Street Flea Market (10/05/11)
The Berry Street Festival was back on Saturday for its 34th year, featuring good food, fun and shopping as Putnam County residents scoured the yard sales for good deals. Leslie Grimes found a good deal on Geno's Kettle Corn, purchasing some from from Jodi Leach above. Geno's employee Andrew Genotte prepares the kettle corn on site during the festival.
Dunbar Bridge still major concern for residents (10/05/11)
Several residents again voiced their concerns about the Dunbar Bridge at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday morning. Greencastle resident Marilyn Reasor was the first of several to express their opinions. Reasor started by explaining her stance on the issue, noting that she owns part of the land on which the bridge stands...
Absentee voting and voter registration deadline approaching (10/05/11)
Absentee voting will be available for the Nov. 8 municipal election beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11 and continuing until noon Monday, Nov. 7. Any Putnam County registered voter qualified to vote in this election may vote, in advance, on the second floor of the Putnam County Courthouse from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday through Friday...
HPS offers more local history via October cemetery tours (10/05/11)
The Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County is planning its annual Cemetery Tours during the month of October. Three dates have been set for this year's trio of tours. On Saturdays, Oct. 15 and 22 tour groups will meet at the Old Greencastle Cemetery (aka Blackstock) at 6 p.m., where local historian Larry Tippin will present historical information on the cemetery, its grave markers and individuals buried within...
Tiger Cubs sweep top seven, win County (10/05/11)
Greencastle's boys' cross country squad did a number on the field Tuesday night, accomplishing a rare feat at South Putnam High School. The Tiger Cubs completed a perfect sweep by taking the top seven positions in a dominating performance at the Putnam County cross country meet...
GHS places first in Putnam County Meet (10/05/11)
Greencastle's girls' cross country squad ratcheted up another Putnam County title Tuesday night on the back of seven top ten finishes, easily holding off the rest of the county field. Colleen Weatherford took first place on the evening for her third Putnam County title with a time of 20:10. She was followed by teammates Kayla Cash and Emily Gill while Paige Pickens finished sixth to be included among the all-county runners...
Cougars blanked by Bruins (10/05/11)
For the second straight year, the Tri-West Bruins bounced North Putnam girls' soccer out of the tournament. The Cougars lost to the Bruins 7-0 Tuesday at the Greencastle Class A No. 42 sectional to close its regular season. Tri-West utilized a great first touch to put themselves in position to attack the Cougars and it didn't take long for them to put some points on the board. Abby Meyers scored the Bruins first goal, with Lauren Pfeifer adding the Bruins' second goal of the first half...
Clovers cruise to win over Eels (10/05/11)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team defeated Eminence Tuesday 25-11. 25-11 and 25-12 to move to 14-5 on the season. Adri Patterson led the Clovers with a season-high 11 points, with Bradanne Toney and Bristy Skiles adding seven. Rebekah Jordan had six, Paige Gruener had five and Katie Fulkerson and Mariah Oetken had three points each. Lindsay Robson and Taylor Jones had two points each...
North Putnam shuts out Warriors (10/05/11)
The North Putnam eighth grade football defeated Turkey Run 26-0 Tuesday. Brad Hodges, Jimmy Rutter, Blake Everts and Anthony Cooke found the endzone for the Cougars. Defensive standouts for North Putnam was Brandon Wunderlich, Trevor Bingman, Dylan Maggard, Anthony Austin and Cameron McPhearson...
North Putnam falls to Fountain Central (10/05/11)
The North Putnam volleyball team lost to Fountain Central Monday 25-15, 25-21 and 25-20. Samantha Lucas led the team with four aces, with Morgan Robinson added three kills and six blocks. LeeAnn Davis had 12 digs for the Cougars. "We didn't play our best volleyball. We're are really struggling right now," Cougar head coach Jill Scheiber said. "The next couple of days we are going to have to refocus and get back on the right track. We didn't play bad, but just not our best."...
Greencastle bows out of sectional in opener (10/05/11)
A quick goal by Southmont put Greencastle in a position from which it was never able to recover from in the opening game of the Greencastle Class A No. 42 girls' soccer sectional. The Tiger Cubs lost to the Mounties 4-1 to end its season. In spite of the loss, GHS head coach Maurice McKee said his team left everything on the pitch from Monday's game...
Jo Ellen Richard (10/05/11)
After a courageous three-year battle with cancer, Jo Ellen Richard, 59, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at her home in Brighton, Mich. Jo Ellen was born on April 6, 1952 in the Putnam County Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Eugene Unger. Jo Ellen was a member of the first graduating class at North Putnam High School, graduating in May 1970. After completing high school, Jo Ellen attended Indiana State University along with many members of her 1970 class...
James F. Arthur (10/05/11)
James F. Arthur, 77, formerly of Darlington, passed away Tuesday morning at Williamsburg Nursing Home in Crawfordsville. He was born at home in rural Clermont, Ind., on July 26, 1934 to Frank and Janice Stout Arthur. He married Fern M. Redden on March 25, 1962. They divorced. On June 17, 1972 he married Rosalie Gorrell in Crawfordsville. She preceded him in death on April 1, 2007...
Police scanner for Oct. 5 (10/05/11)
City Police Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 12:15 p.m. Monday, two people were arrested for theft at the Kroger store on Indianapolis Road. Jack Alan Taylor, 42, Poland, and Tonia Marie Bixler, 36, Poland, were arrested by Officer Darrel Bunten on theft charges and lodged in the Putnam County Jail after reportedly eating food from the produce area of the store and not paying for it...
First Baptist thanks its pastor (10/05/11)
To the Editor: October is Pastor Appreciation Month and we would like to take this opportunity to say "thank you" to our pastor, Rev. Randy McNeely, for his many hours of dedicated service to us here at First Baptist Church. He and his wife Pat have brought much enthusiasm to First Baptist. We appreciate their sincere efforts to lead us and to minister to us and this community...
Fall Festival support is appreciated at Central (10/05/11)
To the Editor: The Central Elementary PTO hosted our annual Fall Festival Fundraiser on Oct. 1, and we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who came out to support our school and enjoy the many activities on this fun night. With your assistance, and after expenses, we profited $4,217.90 through game and raffle ticket sales, food purchases, Pie in the Eye, and auction revenues...
Fond memories of old Aker House (10/05/11)
To the Editor: I have been following with interest the articles about the house at 9 E. Poplar St. My association with the house, while big to me, is nothing but a footnote in the history of that beautiful home. It had always been the Aker House to me until I read that it had been known as the Old Doc Zaring Home, and the Pritchett home...
Front cover
October 2011
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar