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Stories from Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sailor surprises brother during GMS Veterans Day festivities (11/10/11)
One of the greatest surprises a boy can have is what Greencastle Middle School student Jesse Anderson experienced Wednesday afternoon. As the school held its Veterans Day festivities a few days early, Jesse was the main event as his brother surprised him at school after returning home from Afghanistan...
IBM decision 25 years ago Friday changed Greencastle (11/10/11)
For all the numerologists among us, the intriguing date 11-11-11 may be a banner occasion. But for residents of Greencastle and Putnam County, Friday, Nov. 11 will mark the 25th anniversary of a day that changed the community forever. Nov. 11, 1986 -- another Veterans Day, of course -- was the day IBM Corp. made the fateful announcement that it was closing its Greencastle facility after 33 years...
Neibold recognized by Putnam County, state officials (11/10/11)
Nearly two decades of service is a long time, but when the Putnam County Commissioners recently recognized Will Neibold, it was about a lot more than years of service. The county's longtime Veterans Service Officer retired from his post on June 30, having been in the position since Jan. 1, 1992...
John Riggs to sign his new book Saturday (11/10/11)
After a more than 10-year hiatus, local author John Riggs and his newspaper editor sleuth are back with a new mystery, "Nothin' Short of Dyin'." The 14th installment in the Garth Ryland mystery series, the novel has been published by Authorhouse in Bloomington and will be available from Riggs at a book signing Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon at Ambler Hill Florists, Greencastle...
Commissioners redraw council districts (11/10/11)
For the first time in several decades, voters in the Putnam County's 2012 elections may find themselves in different County Council districts. After several months of discussion, and a recommendation from their appointed redistricting committee, the Putnam County Commissioners adopted new districts for the county's four district councilors at Monday's meeting...
Monon Chili Bowl to raise funds for A-Way Home shelter (11/10/11)
The Monon Bell football rivalry between DePauw University and Wabash is one of college footballs oldest. The schools annually compete for the coveted Monon Bell and the right to brag for the next school year. It is always an event, sparking parties across the country among alumni and a busy weekend in the city the game is played...
Under the Big Top (11/10/11)
The Williams family had fun clowning around during the annual Family Literacy Night's "Under the Big Top" was held at Greencastle Middle School on Friday, Nov. 4. Each year, GMS staff and volunteers create a Friday of fellowship and fun for families as they race around the building completing various activities in all subject areas. Families compete in activities such as The Countries and Capitals Ball Toss, Measure the Music and Math Magic to name a few. The evening is free, beginning with a themed meal, followed by the literacy race, and ending with dessert and a prize give-away. The success of the event comes from the donations of prizes received from several businesses both in and out of town. Success is also attributed to DePauw University's Pi Beta Phi's who are always on hand to assist with the event. The event is organized by media specialist Amy Weliever.
Fun with science (11/10/11)
As a reward to Cloverdale 5th grade students who had no late homework for the first nine weeks, students were invited to participate in "Fun with Science Day". During this time students predicted how Mars Company selects the number of each M and M color in its packages of M and M Plain Candies. They also learned how to determine if a food contains carbohydrates. Finally, they tested the result of their heart rate when exposed to temperature changes.
Bullying still occurs in college, professors find (11/10/11)
Research conducted by professors at Indiana State University shows that bullying and cyberbullying doesn't come to an end with high school. "We hoped that maturity happens at some point," said Bridget Roberts-Pittman, assistant professor of counseling. "But is an 18-year-old senior any different than an 18-year-old college freshman?"...
Indiana Choice Scholarship is most expansive first-year voucher program (11/10/11)
After validating data collected in the past three months, the Indiana Department of Education reports that nearly 4,000 students from low- to moderate-income families are taking advantage of the Indiana Choice Scholarship program. The number represents a diverse and robust cross-section of families and schools in every region of Indiana...
South Putnam looks to ground Golden Eagles (11/10/11)
So far the South Putnam Eagle football team has defeated a Wildcat, a Panther and a Cougar en route to its regional matchup with Guerin Catholic. Ironically, the Eagles will be battling the Golden Eagles, a matchup of dominant birds of prey that have put up some impressive numbers in sectional...
Eagles' Burgess juggles two seasons at once (11/10/11)
Under normal circumstances this would be a busy week for South Putnam's Troy Burgess. As the coach of the Eagles' sectional championship football team, his days would be packed with preparing the squad for Friday's regional matchup with Guerin Catholic...
Tigers will host 118th Monon Bell Classic Saturday (11/10/11)
Saturday's matchup between DePauw and Wabash marks the 118th meeting between the two with the Monon Bell at stake. The Bell series sits at 37-36-7 in favor of DePauw, with Wabash holding the overall series lead 55-53-9 lead. This season DePauw and Wabash find themselves on opposite ends of the spectrum. ...
Want more? You will when you hear this (11/10/11)
Appetite insatiable, Chicago soul belter JC Brooks declares his intentions clearly in the opening song and title track of his band's new album. This man wants some more. More what you ask? According to the song he wants to, in order, play some more, dance some more, smoke some more and pray some more...
ESW group to perform at Jazz at the Duck event Thursday (11/10/11)
DePauw Jazz at the Duck will present Indianapolis-based ESW from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Thursday in The Fluttering Duck at the Inn at DePauw. ESW is an experimental music collective borrowing from jazz, heavy metal, electronica, dub and world music. Its core group features Joshua Silbert (Johnny Socko, Chindi) and Adam White (Aimee Allen, Corey Cox) as well as a revolving line-up of guest musicians...
Police scanner for Nov. 10 (11/10/11)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 10:25 p.m. Kevin Anthony Honeycutt, 36, Cloverdale, was arrested for public intoxication. At 12:42 a.m. Melissa Ann Miller, 33, Rosedale, was booked for possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of paraphernalia...
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