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Stories from Monday, October 24, 2011

Board of Works reflects on sign grant possibilities (10/24/11)
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign ... everywhere a sign that needs to be replaced. But Greencastle soon may be singing a new tune -- with everywhere a new sign ... everywhere a federally compliant, highly reflective new sign. Signing up for a possible $90,000 in federal grant dollars, the City of Greencastle hopes to meet new guidelines for signage with minimal impact to the local budget...
Little Hands hold big scissors (10/24/11)
To celebrate the grand opening of Little Hands Daycare located at 96 South Street in Greencastle, the Chamber of Commerce members Bret Hurley, Sue Murray, Ellie Boyle, Jinsie Bingham, Laura Lee Bollman, Amber Bowers, Tom Boyle, and Jenny Wiggs (owner) and Tammy Amor participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 20. The state-certified daycare will host an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 6-8 p.m. For more information on the open house or the daycare call 317-525-0396.
Lew Wallace shares Civil War emotions (10/24/11)
Exactly what noted Indiana Renaissance man Gen. Lew Wallace might have said in Greencastle 141 years ago has been lost to history. But Civil War historian Bernie O'Bryan of Covington, Ky., proved to be a great stand-in Sunday afternoon during a Heritage Preservation Society event at Forest Hill Cemetery in Greencastle...
54 years of snips and clips (10/24/11)
ROACHDALE -- When it comes to cutting hair, few people have the experience Liz Crosby has. She works her own hours at home with her own salon in a small room just off the garage, and has been for the past 37 years. Liz and her husband Richard built the room, and the rest of the house, with the small eggshell blue room used solely for Liz and her business. She originally had a shop in Roachdale, but after 13 years she brought her work closer to home...
North Putnam addresses state of buildings (10/24/11)
ROACHDALE -- With a new Director of Operations in the corporation, the North Putnam School Corporation board received a report during its Thursday night meeting about the condition of some of the school buildings and their features. Tom Sizemore, director of operations, discussed some of the improvements that would eventually have to be considered by the school board, and announced his plan to have a priority list by the next monthly meeting in November that will address which problems should be tackled first.. ...
Annual leaf pickup efforts under way in city (10/24/11)
The month-long City of Greencastle leaf collection effort began today (Monday, Oct. 24) and will run through Wednesday, Nov. 23 in order to complete leaf pickup before the Thanksgiving holiday. The simple rules of city leaf pick-up include: -- Collection schedule will follow city trash routes as closely as possible. ...
City Police taking back unwanted prescription drugs Saturday at GHS (10/24/11)
Greencastle and Putnam County residents will have another opportunity to help deter pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. On Saturday, Oct. 29, the Greencastle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will allow local residents to bring their medications for disposal to Greencastle High School at 910 E. Washington St. The service is free and anonymous...
Halloween events planned in Russellville (10/24/11)
RUSSELLVILLE -- A pair of events are planned to celebrate Halloween in Russellville on Oct. 29 and 31. The annual Russellville Community Center Halloween Social will be Saturday, Oct. 29. Additionally, trick-or-treating hours in the town are 6-8 p.m. on Halloween, Monday, Oct. 31...
Whitestone Food Pantry holds food distribution (10/24/11)
Whitestone Food Pantry will be hosting a food distribution from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the pantry located at 8045 W. U.S. 36 in Coatesville. Distribution is geared only to needy residents in Floyd Township, Putnam County, Marion Township and Hendricks County...
Neal Tire hosts food drive through October (10/24/11)
Neal Tire of Greencastle will be hosting a food drive through the month of October. All food will be donated to help stock the shelves of local food pantries. Any person who brings in two or more non-perishable food items can receive a $14 oil change...
Lessons learned from stream critter science (10/24/11)
Recently, Deer Meadow Primary, Central Elementary and Greencastle Middle School had the opportunity to assess the health of local streams. Deer Meadow and Central had the stream brought to the classroom via plastic boxes to assess the stream under consideration while Greencastle Middle School was able to actually access Big Walnut Creek to record measurements and follow-up with a health determination back in the classroom...
Ready Indiana offering key MSSC certification program to Hoosier employers (10/24/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A new partnership is targeting the workforce skills shortage plaguing Hoosier employers and workers. Ready Indiana, the workforce education initiative of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is now offering the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) training and certification programs to Hoosier companies. The offering is unique to Indiana -- no other organization in the state has such a partnership with MSSC...
Vectren urges customers to check furnaces before winter, offers rebates on new units (10/24/11)
As colder weather grows near, Vectren reminds icustomers that it is important to evaluate the condition of their furnaces before turning them on for the winter. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates one in four furnaces has been in operation for 20 years or more and may not be performing at peak efficiency...
Colleen Weatherford places 24th at semi-state (10/24/11)
CARMEL -- Colleen Weatherford attacked the course during Saturday's Carmel semi-state cross country meet and improved on her performance from last season by 20 positions to finish 24th on the day. Weatherford posted a time of 19:19.4, but wasn't happy with her finish overall...
GHS boys earn top-15 finish at semi-state (10/24/11)
CARMEL -- Every team talks about setting lofty goals, but few actually achieve them. For the Greencastle boys' cross country team, 2011 has been all about reaching their goals and Saturday was the culmination of a season worth of hard work. Greencastle had achieved all of their goals and if they were able to finish in the top-15 at semi-state, they could check the final one off the list. ...
Tiger Cubs season comes to an end against Mater Dei (10/24/11)
EVANSVILLE -- The No. 8 Greencastle's boys' soccer squad's run in the IHSAA tournament came to an end in the semi-state Saturday afternoon, losing in the first game to eventual semi-state champions and No. 2 Evansville Mater Dei 6-3 at the Roberts Stadium Complex...
GHS volleyball falls to Brown County in sectional semifinal (10/24/11)
SPENCER -- It's a universal truth of sports, even if not every coach wants to admit it. Sometimes you come up against bigger, faster horses. Greencastle volleyball faced this very problem Saturday morning in the semifinal of the Owen Valley Class 3A Sectional 28. The Lady Tiger Cubs (5-21) came up against a stronger Brown County (19-8) team and fell in three games, 25-18, 25-11, 25-15...
Clovers lose five-set heartbreaker to Bulldogs (10/24/11)
CLAYTON -- Cloverdale staged a spirited comeback to extend its match with Monrovia, but lost in the decisive fifth game, 25-19, 25-15, 22-25,17-25, 15-9, in the 2A Sectional 44 semifinal Saturday at Cascade. "I thought the kids played real well," Clovers' coach Kathy Moore said. ...
Greencastle Wrestling Club begins today (10/24/11)
The Greencastle Wrestling Club will hold its first meeting today from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. The club is available to any student of Greencastle Schools. Members of the club will have the opportunity to attend freestyle and folkstyle wrestling meets as the year progresses...
Raymond A. Haulk (10/24/11)
Raymond A. Haulk, age 85, Indianapolis, passed away on Oct. 24, 2011. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and was a driver for Yellow Freight, retiring in 1989 after 33 years of service. He was a member of the Indiana Blind Veterans Association, Masonic Lodge and Murat Temple Shrine...
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