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Cover your bridges (10/17/11)
The annual Covered Bridge Festival is mainly in Parke County, but Bainbridge gets in on the festivities because of its location on U.S. 36. It held its own collection of sales, tents, events and other festivities on Saturday and Sunday. Many of these tents are set up next to the Bainbridge Town Hall building, including the Aflac booth manned by Kathy Monnett of Greencastle (above). Monnett borrowed the duck from a friend in Bainbridge for the event. Bainbridge Elementary also had a community rummage sale from 8 a.m.-noon for the event, which held many assorted clothes, antiques, electronics and more. Nakyhia Vaughan and sister Malachi look at the "Holiday Stuff" section of the sale. All proceeds of the Bainbridge Elementary event went to purchase supplies to work on the Cougar Den, an outdoor space the school plans to use as a classroom and educational environment. Julie O'Brien (below) is using the Covered Bridge Festival as an opportunity to determine the popularity of her own home-made creations. O'Brien has made dolls, bibs, baskets and more to sell. She said she wants to turn her arts and crafts into a business, but she hasn't made a plan for that just yet. The Covered Bridge Festival will continue through the week to Sunday, Oct. 23.
Mayor, DPU president to give Stellar Grant update Oct. 27 (10/17/11)
Earlier this year, the Greencastle community was one of two cities in Indiana designated as a Stellar Grant Community. This grant may provide up to $19 million to support projects to enhance Greencastle's downtown and the DePauw neighborhoods. On Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m., Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray and DePauw President Brain Casey will hold a public forum to update the community on the status of the Stellar Grant...
Cemetery tours, Lew Wallace visit in HPS weekend plans (10/17/11)
The Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County has announced four events scheduled in Greencastle on the weekend of Oct. 22-23. Saturday evening at 6 p.m., Larry Tippin, local historian and expert in the restoration of grave markers, will open the tour of Old Greencastle (aka Blackstock) and Boone-Hutcheson cemeteries...
Indiana State Police seeking recruits for 72nd recruit academy (10/17/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police are now accepting applications for the 72nd Recruit Academy. Individuals who are interested in beginning a rewarding career as an Indiana State trooper may apply online at www.in.gov/isp/. This website will provide a detailed synopsis of the application process as well as a career with the Indiana State Police Department...
70 years of Post 1550 (10/17/11)
Greencastle VFW Post 1550 celebrated the 70th year of its charter's run on Sunday with dinner, prizes and live music. Members of the VFW and the Auxiliary branch cooked the fish and swiss steak buffet and held a 50/50 raffle. From left (first row) Randy Robinson, Marjorie Robinson, Von Strahla, Post Commander Roy Giesen, Loretta Ash, (second row) Bill Steele, Jim Hague, Leroy McKinney and Joe Ash.
State association officials address Putnam Coin Club (10/17/11)
At its monthly meeting on Oct. 10, the Putnam County Coin Club welcomed two representatives of the Indiana State Numismatic Association, President David Reid and Past President Vinton Dove, both of Indianapolis. Dove provided members with a presentation on the basics of coin collecting. He discussed such topics as price lists, books and equipment, and shared some of his own stories from more than half a century as a member of the hobby...
Putnam County Giving Tree begins its work in November (10/17/11)
The Putnam County Giving Tree will soon be ready to accept applications. In the meantime, the Giving Tree is preparing to purchase the many gifts it will donate to families across the county with an indoor corn hole tournament on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 1 p.m...
HBG Insurance & Bonds expands services (10/17/11)
In July of this year HBG Insurance & Bonds, a locally owned and operated independent insurance agency, opened HBG Financial Services. In doing so, HBG now offers investment products, including mutual funds, equity indexed life and annuities. Additional services provided include financial, retirement and estate planning...
Natural gas prices remain at 10-year low; winter bills remain on par with last season (10/17/11)
Natural gas prices that continue to remain stable and relatively low will again translate to more manageable bills for Vectren Energy customers. The utility has announced that assuming normal winter weather, customers could see bills that are similar to last year's heating season, which saw bills decrease 30 to 35 percent from the 2008-2009 winter. ...
Covington bank robbery suspect arrested (10/17/11)
DANVILLE, Ill. -- Working together, law enforcement officials from two states and the FBI have arrested the suspect they believe responsible for two bank robberies and one attempted bank robbery in Indiana and Illinois. The arrest was the result of Illinois law enforcement and bank employees identifying the suspect through bank surveillance photos...
Watch out for these scary foods this month (10/17/11)
October is a time for ghosts and goblins but it's also a time to beware of some scary foods that registered dietician Kathrynne Holden calls "Health Horrors". After surveying a number of dieticians and other food experts, these are some of the foods that tops the list of "food horrors":...
60 wins down ... 3 to go (10/17/11)
What's better than winning your first regional soccer contest? Winning your second and in the process claiming the first regional soccer crown in program history. Greencastle defeated Covenant Christian 1-0 Saturday and will now move on the Evansville semi-state...
Weatherford wins regional, team places seventh (10/17/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Greencastle's girls' cross country squad competed at the Ben Davis regional on Saturday, finishing seventh out of the ten competing teams. Colleen Weatherford made up for the second place finish at Tuesday's sectional, nudging just past Avon's Malyka Abramson for first place at the regional at the line...
GHS boys cross country advances to semi-state (10/17/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Greencastle's boys cross country squad will be making their first ever trip to the semi-state next week after a fifth place finish on Saturday. The Tiger Cubs edged Pike by two team points for the final team spot, with Brownsburg winning the Ben Davis regional. The hosts placed second, followed by No. 22 Avon and Perry Meridian...
Paul J. 'Jake' Benassi (10/17/11)
Paul J. "Jake" Benassi, 87, of Greencastle, passed away on Oct. 17, 2011. Mr. Benassi was born on Jan. 25, 1924 in Indianapolis to Attilio Benassi and Gladys Smyser Benassi. He was a 1943 graduate of Belle Union High School. Paul was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner and a cook. He was awarded the American Area Ribbon, Victory Ribbon, and Philippine Liberation Ribbon...
Mary Catherine Shaw (10/17/11)
Mary Catherine (Brant) Shaw, 85, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011 after an extended illness at the home of her daughter in Woodstock, Ga. She was born in Greencastle on March 14, 1926, the daughter of Minnie (Mangus) and Lawrence Brant...
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