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Stories from Friday, October 28, 2011

Old truck teaches new tricks (10/28/11)
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Chief Jeff Hayes, firefighting instructor at J. Everett Light Career Center, found his program without an engine last year, he needed a solution. "You can't learn about fighting fires from a book," Hayes said. The old engine was in need of $9,000 in repairs -- money simply not in the program's budget. However, it also happened that the City of Greencastle had a 1971 Mac diesel fire engine it was no longer using...
Greencastle creates F.B.I. club (10/28/11)
Greencastle High School has introduced a new club this year, Future Broadcasters Initiative, and is looking for support from the community. At this time the club only covers sporting events but plans on expanding in coming years. Currently, it streams live from sporting events as well as hosting a weekly broadcast, "Tiger Talk News and Sports," each Wednesday as a recap of the previous week...
Need for speed (10/28/11)
Jason Hartman (seated) of Bainbridge is the winner of a new 2011 Polaris Ranger 400 in a recent Floyd Township Fire Department fundraising raffle. Roger Wright (left), Floyd Township Fire and Rescue assistant chief, present the keys to Hartman. The winning ticket was drawn at the 2011 GNCC Iron Man races held Sunday at Tom's Marina in Crawfordsville. Tom and Joy Shaver of Tom's Marina look on during the key presentation.
Friends of GFD strive to raise funds (10/28/11)
The Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department organization was formed in the spring of 2001 and is comprised of people in the community who want to increase awareness of the Fire Department. Their mission is fire prevention and education and they have raised awareness of the Fire Department in the community"...
Non-food pantry serves community (10/28/11)
The St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be hosting a Non-Food Pantry on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 1-3 p.m. In honor of Halloween the event will also provide special treats for children which will come in bags decorated by the children from St. Andrew's Sunday school...
State Police also taking part in prescription Drug Take Back Day (10/28/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville, located at 1927 W. U.S. 40, will participate in Saturday's third annual nationwide "Prescription Drug Take Back" initiative. Area residents can drop off unwanted or outdated prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday at the Putnamville Post...
Prison staff from Reelsville, Brazil recognized for professional excellence (10/28/11)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Three Putnamville Correctional Facility employees -- Correctional Officer Jason Miller, Reelsville, and Capt. Troy Keith and Correctional Caseworker Dean Treash, both of Brazil -- are the recipients of awards in recognition of their outstanding performance...
Baird encouraging fourth-graders to partake in essay competition (10/28/11)
District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) is encouraging local fourth-graders to participate in an essay competition in conjunction with "Indiana Statehood Day," a celebration of Indiana's 195th birthday. The Indiana Statehouse Tour Office is sponsoring the competition. Winners will be honored at the Statehood Day Celebration at noon Friday, Dec. 9 at the Indiana Statehouse...
Sectional action for local schools tonight (10/28/11)
North Putnam, South Putnam and Cloverdale will take to the gridiron today to compete in the semifinals of their respective sectional. All games start at 7 p.m., with North Putnam hosting the only in county contest. North Putnam (10-0) vs. Indianapolis Ritter (8-2)...
Evelyn Pictor Taylor (10/28/11)
Evelyn Pictor Taylor, 98, formerly of Greencastle, passed away in Orange City, Fla., on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 following a short illness. Evelyn was born on Sept. 27, 1913, in Stoy, Ill., to Edward and Eveline Cork Pictor. She married W. Ralph Taylor on July 21, 1940, at Gobin Memorial Methodist Church in Greencastle, where they were members until moving to Florida in 1998 where he passed away on Oct. 11, 2002...
Lora Lynann Storm (10/28/11)
Lora Lynann Storm, 65, Coatesville, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 26, 2011 at her residence. She was born in Marion County, Ind., on June 2, 1946, the daughter of Russell Lowell and Lurene D. Leak Keeney. She was a hairstylist for 31 years, retiring in 1996. She then worked for various auction firms in the area...
Police scanner for Oct. 28 (10/28/11)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 10:34 a.m. Dale Scott McKnight, 47, Plainfield, was housed at the jail for probation violation. At 2 p.m. Brian Joseph Skeen, 42, Crawfordsville, was booked for probation violation...
Getting a charge out of the Volt (10/28/11)
Driving someone else's car has never been a particularly comfortable situation for me. I mean I've never wanted to be that guy -- the guy who repositions the driver's seat, messes with your mirrors and changes all the radio settings just to run an errand across town...
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