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Stories from Thursday, October 6, 2011

Friends plan cancer benefit for Jessica Jones (10/06/11)
Friends and family members will be holding a cancer benefit for Jessica Jones, a 27-year-old mother of two, who was recently diagnosed with salivary gland cancer. The Saturday, Oct. 22 event will take place at the bandshell in Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park from 3-7 p.m...
SPHS-GHS breast cancer awareness volleyball game on tap tonight (10/06/11)
The annual Greencastle vs. South Putnam Breast Cancer Awareness volleyball game will be played Thursday, Oct. 6 in Greencastle High School's McAnally Center with the JV game starting at 6 p.m. All breast cancer survivors are invited to attend and will be recognized at the game...
'Fill the Bus' effort works on new goal (10/06/11)
ROACHDALE -- Last year, Randy Neeley, chief mechanic for the North Putnam School Corporation, launched the "Fill the Bus" campaign. The purpose of the event was to fill a school bus with non-perishable foods to donate to local food shelters. And because of the success of last year's campaign, Neeley said he would like to do it again. But bigger this time...
Downtown Wi-Fi bubble moves closer to reality for Greencastle (10/06/11)
The merging of history and technology moved a step closer to reality for downtown Greencastle Wednesday evening. The first step toward creating a Wi-Fi bubble and providing free Internet access in the historic courthouse square was taken by the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission in approving a $14,487 contract with AirHOP of Greencastle...
'Shinpig' event Saturday to fete local police, fire, EMS workers (10/06/11)
For the fourth straight year, Putnam County police officers, firefighters and emergency service workers will be honored Saturday, Oct. 8 at an appreciation hog roast known locally as "Shinpig." Organizer Bob Campbell, a Greencastle firefighter who puts on the event each year with Greencastle Police Officer Ed Wilson, said the name comes from combining shindig with pig, as in hog roast...
Girl Scout Gift (10/06/11)
In its latest grant cycle, the Putnam County Youth Philanthropy Committee granted $500 to Girl Scout Troop 10149. The scouts plan to use the fund to purchase materials needed to clean up the Roachdale Park. Plans for their project include constructing new, weather-resistant picnic tables, putting up new backboards on the basketball goals, as well as painting the bathroom doors...
Tiger Cubs in sectional final after win over Cascade 5-0 (10/06/11)
Greencastle's boys' soccer team kicked off their postseason run in fine fashion Wednesday evening at the IHSAA Class A Sectional No. 50. Having beaten their opponents 11-1 one week ago, the No. 8 ranked Tiger Cubs replicated the result with a 5-0 win over Cascade at Bethesda Christian High School...
Cougars sweep Eels (10/06/11)
The North Putnam Middle School volleyball team swept Eminence Tuesday night. The eighth grade team won 25-13 and 25-19, while the seventh grade team won 25-13, 12-25 and 15-14. Leading servers for the eighth grade squad were Taylor Nauert with nine points and six aces, with Sierra Spencer adding eight points and six aces. Adri Millican with eight points and four aces. Millican also had four kills...
'American Graffiti' still a classic on Blu-ray (10/06/11)
By CAINE GARDNER Film Critic Too often director George Lucas's accomplishments are limited to those of the "Star Wars" franchise. People forget his professional career began with a dark, artsy film called "THX 1138" starring Robert Duval. Even with the success and popularity of the "Star Wars" films, Lucas's biggest accomplishment might be a little movie he made with a bunch of unknown actors in 1973 called "American Graffiti"...
Police scanner for Oct. 6 (10/06/11)
Sheriff's Department Fleek left the roadway on the left side and hit the guardrail. Damage: $1,001-$2,500 Upon leaving the road on the south side, the vehicle made contact with four brace wires attached to a power pole. The vehicle damaged two of the wires before landing on its side...
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