[Nameplate] Fair ~ 68°F  
High: 65°F ~ Low: 40°F
Monday, Sep. 22, 2014

Stories from Friday, October 14, 2011

Downtown trick-or-treat date changed (10/14/11)
We have a change in the 2011 Greencastle Halloween trick-or-treat schedule. The annual downtown Greencastle trick-or-treat event, sponsored annually by Main Street Greencastle, is now scheduled for 4-6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31 on the courthouse square...
GCSC nears deal on Deer Meadow roof repairs (10/14/11)
Having discussed the issue since March, Greencastle Community Schools is nearing an agreement to repair the roof of Deer Meadow Primary School. School attorney Bob Rund gave the school board an update on negotiations with architectural firm Fanning Howey, the school's designer. Since spring, the school has been in talks with Fanning Howey, the original roofing contractor and the shingle manufacturer regarding who is responsible for widespread leaks in the school's roof...
Helping Hand (10/14/11)
The Greencastle Fire Department hosted its annual open house Thursday afternoon. Local children had the chance to see the fire house and climb on their favorite fire trucks.
Cloverdale employee benefits to change (10/14/11)
At the Cloverdale Town Council meeting on Tuesday, the board discussed and finally approved the employee handbook. Although, there were very minor changes made, employee benefits will be one of the major things changing. In the past the town paid 99 percent of the insurance premiums, leaving the employee to only pay the last 1 percent. ...
Bainbridge does the humane thing (10/14/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- With the Humane Society closed for the moment, the Bainbridge Town Council has listened to Bob Barker's advice -- keep your pets spayed or neutered. The town had a year-and-a-half contract with the Putnam County Humane Society where any stray animals caught by the town would be brought to the shelter to be spayed or neutered and then released where they were found. The contract expires at the end of 2011...
Greencastle VFW Post 1550 to mark 70 years on Sunday (10/14/11)
On Sunday Greencastle Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1550 will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of its charter. Post Commander Roy Giesen said the post will honor the occasion with a fish and Swiss steak dinner for members and their spouses at 4 p.m...
PCM hosts Indiana family life exhibit (10/14/11)
From a day at the beach to tea time on the porch, scenes of Indiana family life are highlighted in the Indiana Historical Society's, "A Hoosier Family Album," which is open now through Oct. 29 at Putnam County Museum. The exhibition examines how photography has been used to document everyday occurrences in such subjects as vacations, holidays, education, religion, work and romance...
Oklahoma man dead in I-70 crash near Plainfield (10/14/11)
PLAINFIELD -- A two-vehicle accident on I-70 resulted in the death of an Oklahoma man Thursday afternoon at 4:50 p.m. Indiana State Police learned that Richard Lee Bollinger, 53, of Missouri, was driving a 2004 Freightliner westbound on I-70 near the 66.4 mile marker in the middle of three lanes. Traffic in all three lanes was moving slowly due to traffic being merged to one lane approximately two miles west in a construction zone...
Friends of the Park Assoc. holds annual meeting (10/14/11)
Greencastle Friends of the Park Association conducted its annual business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at the home of Bill and Joy Marley. Greencastle Civic League members Emily Knuth and Suzanne Masten presented the organization with a program that inspired the association with a new idea of a splash and spray recreation called, Splash Pad...
Public library hosts webinar for entrepreneurs, business owners (10/14/11)
On Monday, Oct. 17 the Putnam County Public Library will host the second in a series of webinars, "Start, Manage, Grow! How Businesses Can Use ReferenceUSA." The webinar will begin at 3:30 p.m. During the one-hour session entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to take advantage of ReferenceUSA's database to succeed in business...
Tiger Cubs win first regional game, advance to finals (10/14/11)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team won its first regional game in program history, defeating West Vigo 3-2 to advance to the regional final on Saturday. Seniors Mitchell Ball and Sonney Basham teamed up to account for all the Tiger Cubs' goals on the night...
Bricelyan Raylee Hamblin (10/14/11)
Bricelyan Raylee Hamblin of Brazil, Ind., passed away Thursday morning at Riley Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Jan. 19, 2010 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Renee Wolford Hamblin. Survivors include her mother, Renee Hamblin of Brazil, a brother, Rylan at home, and her grandmother, Tonia Zuk of Crawfordsville...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 14, 2011 (10/14/11)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 1:04 a.m. Kimberly Sue Goddard, 23, Poland, was housed at the jail for failure to appear. At 2:05 a.m., Aron J. Monnett, 27, Greencastle, was booked in for probation violation...
A little R-E-S-P-E-C-T goes a long way (10/14/11)
The flag commands it. Aretha Franklin sang about it. And Rodney Dangerfield sure didn't get much of it. Yes, we're talking about respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T ... find out what it means to me. Respect should be both earned and appreciated. Though lately I worry that some of the things we love and honor aren't getting their due. After all, respect is one of the fundamental moral values we share as a society...
Amazed by Airport Appreciation Days (10/14/11)
To the Editor: Recently I attended the annual Airport Awareness Day event that your airport hosted. I attended the event with my son as well as a co-worker and his two children. I wanted to write to you to express my astonishment of the magnitude of the event...
Stray animal issues no excuse for cruelty (10/14/11)
To the Editor: Saturday, my husband and I buried Angel and Hope. I don't know where they were born, when they were born, if they were siblings, what their favorite thing to play with was or even what their names really were. I know nothing about their life. I only know about their death...
City details leaf pick-up information (10/14/11)
Dear City of Greencastle Citizens: The Department of Public Works will be starting the annual leaf pickup beginning Oct. 24 and running through Nov. 23 to complete our leaf pickup season before the Thanksgiving holiday. We advise all in the city limits to rake their leaves only (no limbs or other debris) to the side of the curb or between the sidewalk and the street. For those who do not have a curb or sidewalk please put your leaves out near the street, but not in it...
Third annual movie night a huge success (10/14/11)
To the Editor: We, the committee of the Family Movie Night, would like to thank the sponsors, volunteers and all the families that joined us for our third annual event on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Greencastle's Robe-Ann Park. This evening proved once again to be a great success with over 500 in attendance. ...
Front cover
October 2011
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat

Browse full calendar