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Stories from Saturday, October 8, 2011

Airport upgrade (10/08/11)
Expansion of the aircraft apron at the Putnam County Airport will nearly double in size thanks to a Federal Aviation Administration grant received by the local facility. The airport received more than $750,000 in discretionary funding from the FAA to enlarge the area with both concrete and asphalt surfaces. The expansion will allow the airport more room to accommodate larger planes on the apron, which could be especially important if planes are diverted from larger airports. Frank C. Feutz Co., Chrisman, Ill., fresh from completing the Percy Julian Drive project for the City of Greencastle, is the general contractor on the airport project.
The tank keeps traveling (10/08/11)
The massive pressure tank that was parked just off U.S. 40 at U.S. 231 on Thursday continued its journey to Missouri on Friday, taking the highway through Brazil and Terre Haute as it passed into Illinois. The tank, expected to arrive in Missouri some time Friday night, is being delivered by Emmert International, a Texas-based company that specializes in transporting large loads.
Reviews on Percy Julian Drive project mostly good, mayor finds (10/08/11)
After two weeks in the Far East, you'd think the first thing Mayor Sue Murray might want to see upon her return would be her own bed. Yet when she arrived back in Greencastle following a recent trade mission led by Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman's office, the mayor had something more concrete in mind...
Park Board turns its attention to future issues, projects (10/08/11)
With swim season behind them and outdoor activities nearing an end for 2011, members of the Greencastle Park Board looked to future endeavors Thursday night. The possibility of a new spray park, tree plantings and removal, and even a ballroom dance class were among items discussed during the board's monthly meeting at City Hall...
Eighth-graders get Reality Experience at Fairgrounds (10/08/11)
The Reality Experience 2011 will take place on Monday, Oct. 10 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The event is sponsored by the Kiwanis, Lions and Rotary clubs, as well as Kappa Delta Phi and Delta Theta Tau sororities, along with many other organizations and volunteers...
Walk for Zion (10/08/11)
Hundreds of people showed up for the Fight for Zion Run/Walk. Zion is 2-year-old boy who is currently battling SMA. The walk was a benefit to raise money for their family to be able to make their van wheelchair-accessible. Chelsea and Paul Hoskins organized the event.
Lung cancer presentation to be held Oct. 17 (10/08/11)
In 2009, 25 percent of Putnam County Hospital's Cancer Center patients treated were battling lung cancer. On Monday, Oct. 17, the Cancer Center in conjunction with the Putnam County Chaplaincy Board has invited Dr. Frank Workman, oncologist, to discuss lung cancer in our local area...
Tiger Cubs get big game from Lenihan in win (10/08/11)
CLAYTON -- With all the talk of Greencastle's passing game, running back Derrick Lenihan has been the unsung rock of Greencastle's offense in 2011. On Friday he was front and center, taking advantage of Cascade's run defense. Lenihan ran 22 times for 242 yards and three touchdowns as the Tiger Cubs (6-2, 3-2 WCC) cruised past the Cadets (1-7, 1-3 WCC) 48-8...
North Putnam stays perfect on the season (10/08/11)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam welcomed a new challenger to Cougar Stadium Friday night, as the Indianapolis Howe Hornets arrived in Putnam County for the first time in the program's history. The Cougars proved to be unkind hosts as they knocked off the visitors 34-0 on Senior Night...
Gibson rushes for 234 yards in Eagles' 42-18 win (10/08/11)
MONROVIA--Rob Gibson used his power and speed to run for 234 yards and four touchdowns and quarterback Seth Hammond skillfully mixed in key pass completions to lead South Putnam past Monrovia 42-18 in a West Central Conference football game at Gordon Hadley Field...
Cloverdale's late game gamble doesn't pay off (10/08/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Although the Cloverdale Clovers are enduring a tough football season, Friday's game against Owen Valley demonstrated that in spite of its record, Cloverdale has the tools to win ball games. The Clovers lost the game 21-13, but gave fans in attendance something to cheer about and a promise of better things to come...
Police scanner for Oct. 7 (10/08/11)
Sheriff's Department Damage $2,501-$5,000. Schumaker said he was unaware of the construction and could not avoid the collision. He tested at 0.11 on the certified blood alcohol content test and was booked into the Putnam County Jail for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated...
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