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Stories from Friday, November 25, 2011

20th annual Gobin Holiday Cookie Sale promises goodies (11/25/11)
The 20th annual Holiday Cookie Sale at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church is set for 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 3. Customers will don a plastic glove and make their own selections from dozens of trays of delicious and colorful homemade cookies. They can choose the kind, number and size of the cookies to put in a decorated tin. Decorated tins of three sizes will be available for sale: A small tin for $4, a medium tin for $7, and a large tin for $11...
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest (11/25/11)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring a Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. All ingredients -- house and decorations -- must be edible. Houses must be carried into City Hall, where they will be displayed and then judged at the monthly Park Board meeting on Thursday, Dec. 8...
Bridgeton Country Christmas celebration under way (11/25/11)
BRIDGETON -- Bridgeton is hosting its annual Country Christmas celebration starting this weekend. Dates are Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 2-4 in the Parke County community. The shops will be open and full of gifts. Vendors will be in the 1878 Barn, Collom's General Store and the North Pole Barn...
Cloverdale UMC partners with Smart Choice Food Source (11/25/11)
Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be hosting several upcoming order dates for its new food ministry, Smart Choice Food Source. Orders will be taken on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5-6 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 10 a.m.-noon and Monday, Dec. 5 from 4-5 p.m. All orders will be taken at the church in the fellowship hall...
Cosner - 99th Birthday (11/25/11)
Velma Jean Cosner will celebrate her 99th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 3. She resides with her daughter at 800 Draper St., Greencastle. She would enjoy receiving cards from friends and family.
Lovejoy's resignation not sudden (11/25/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- The resignation of North Putnam School Corporation superintendent Mary Sugg Lovejoy may have seemed sudden and unexpected. However, the issue was already covered in executive session before the Thursday, Nov. 17 meeting. According to state law, an administrator's contract must be presented for renewal as a motion in a board meeting before the final year is reached. ...
Really Up a Creek (11/25/11)
Driving the twisting, turning Creek Road west of Greencastle, along the banks of the Big Walnut, you never know what you might see. Camo-clad hunters carrying rifles. Stray dogs, of course. A herd of deer. Occasionally a coyote or even a sly old fox. Sometimes summertime sunbathers...
Putnam jobless rate improves to 8.8 percent (11/25/11)
Putnam County finally has something to be thankful for on the unemployment front. After being ranked among the 10 worst county jobless rates as recently as August, the Putnam unemployment picture has improved enough to put the local ranking in a tie for 50th, at least close to the middle of the pack among Indiana's 92 counties...
Fillmore Spell Bowl team places in top 10 (11/25/11)
Fillmore Elementary School didn't simply have the top score in Putnam County at last week's Spell Bowl competition -- their good spelling garnered statewide honors. Competing against not only other regional schools at Central Elementary, Fillmore was up against the 106 other schools in Class 2 across the state...
Ivy Tech selects Boesen as dean of Greencastle campus (11/25/11)
Ivy Tech Community College--Wabash Valley has announced that Melanie Martin Boesen has been named to a full-time position as dean of academic programs at the Greencastle campus. Boesen is a former program chairman for Office Administration at the Terre Haute campus and department chairman for Business and General Studies at Greencastle...
Prindle hosts event on cyber security (11/25/11)
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University will host a free seminar on Cyber Security and the Ethics of Social Networking Thursday, Dec. 1 from 4:15-6:15 p.m. The seminar will cover such things as ethical issues in cyber security and social networking, Internet do's and don'ts, illegal and legal downloading, as well as various other topics...
Greencastle takes thriller over Crawfordsville (11/25/11)
If one could paint a scenario by which to open the season at home, it couldn't be a more exciting scene than what happened at Greencastle's McAnally Center Wednesday night. After trailing for most of the game, Greencastle pulled out a thrilling last-second win over Crawfordsville, 67-65...
Eagle boys' hoops opens with road win (11/25/11)
MARSHALL -- South Putnam coach Troy Burgess recorded his first win as head basketball coach of the Eagles on Wednesday evening. Sophomore Trey Moore scored 22 points to lead the Eagles to a 44-38 victory at Turkey Run. "It feels great. More importantly, I'm happy for the kids. They worked hard this summer, put in a lot of time and we're working on short notice. With football going as long as it did, we've only had a half-dozen practices with our whole group," Burgess said...
Cougars fall off pace late (11/25/11)
ROACHDALE -- In a shootout that saw North Putnam and Southmont in a dead heat after three quarters, the visiting Mounties had a few more bullets left for the final round. Powered by three straight three-pointers from Devon Burton and Cody Thomas, Southmont (1-0) outscored the Cougars (0-1) by 13 in the fourth for an 86-73 win...
4th-quarter rally dooms Clovers (11/25/11)
FARMERSBURG -- Cloverdale boys' basketball dropped a heartbreaker in its season opener Tuesday night, falling to North Central 48-46. The Clovers (0-1) came out hot with 19 first-quarter points. They even held a 14-point second-half lead. However, they couldn't hold off a late charge from the Thunderbirds (1-0), who outscored the Clovers 21-7 in the fourth...
GHS wrestling picks up two wins (11/25/11)
MOORESVILLE -- Greencastle's wrestlers picked up a pair of wins Tuesday evening in a four-way meet. The Tiger Cubs downed Tri-West 46-27 and edged Cascade 39-30. The host Pioneers were a taller order, as GHS fell 57-16 in the matchup. Ben Hesler led the GHS effort with a 3-0 record. Will Mobley (2-0) and Jorden Froderman (1-0) were also undefeated on the night...
GMS eighth grade sweeps Cascade (11/25/11)
In middle school basketball action Monday, the Greencastle eighth grade took two from the visiting Cascade Cadets. In a closely contested A game, neither team gained more than a three-point advantage. GMS held a one-point advantage at the end of the first half and third quarter and held on to win 36-33...
Greencastle seventh grade downs Eagles (11/25/11)
The Greencastle seventh-grade boys' basketball teams scored a pair of wins against South Putnam Tuesday. The Tiger Cub A Team won 53-14, while their B Team won 30-19. Individual statistics were not provided for Greencastle. In the A game, Logan Vandermark and Hunter Higgins each scored four points for the Eagles...
Margaret E. Williams (11/25/11)
Margaret E. Williams, 75, of Roachdale, passed away at her residence on Thursday evening, Nov. 24, 2011. She was born on May 15, 1936 to Eger and Retta May Peltinon McCloud. She was a graduate of Roachdale High School. She worked for more than 30 years as a nurse's aid at Ladoga Nursing Home and seven years at the Waters at Greencastle...
Recent births for November 26 (11/25/11)
Three local families welcomed new additions recently at Hendricks Regional Health...
Putnam Scanner for Nov. 25, 2011 (11/25/11)
A two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at Shadowlawn and College avenues resulted in minor injuries to passengers in each vehicle, Greencastle City Police reported. Patricia Cruz, 83, Reelsville, driving a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer, was attempting to turn onto Shadowlawn from College when the vehicle collided with a 2000 Buick, driven by Candy Wilson, 53, Greencastle...
Lowder - 90th Birthday (11/25/11)
A dinner reception was held on Saturday, Nov. 19 to honor the 90th birthday of Thelma (Branham) Lowder of Coatesville. Mrs. Lowder was born Nov. 28, 1921 to William and Bernice Branham. Miss Branham attended Manual High School and then she married the love of her life, Harry Lowder. Together they had seven children, William (Joyce), Robert (Della), Linda McClain (Dennis), Terri Durham (Steve), Sherry Evans (Dick), Kathy Flake (Mike) and Elizabeth Landing (Art)...
Black Friday? It's all in your perspective (11/25/11)
Let's just say we have quite the convoluted holiday schedule in our house. The Thursday feast that is Thanksgiving is always Saturday in our home. And honestly, we're thankful for that. There's no rush to stuff a turkey Wednesday night and awaken to baste it in the pre-dawn hours of Thursday. No clamor to gulp down giblets and suck down succotash Thursday afternoon so everyone can run and camp out in front of Best Buy Thursday night...
Plan to cut federal budget needs to be heard (11/25/11)
Dear Editor: As you know, the Senate has failed to pass a budget resolution for three years running. Now they won't even let the American people do the job for them. On Nov. 17, 200 Freedom Works PAC members and representatives from tea party groups across the country, including Indiana, met in the Russell Senate Office building to formally present our plan to balance the federal budget and cut $9.7 trillion in spending over the last 10 years. ...
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