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Stories from Monday, November 28, 2011

Becky Brothers: A distinguished life of service (11/28/11)
Daughter. Sister. Student. Athlete. Teacher. Coach. Counselor. Philanthropist. Friend. In a life spent largely in the service of others, Becky Brothers has worn a lot of hats in the Putnam County community. So when Brothers began literally wearing a hat to cover a head laid bare by chemotheraphy a couple of years ago, it was a shocking and heartbreaking sight for many. Cancer touches everyone at some point but when it touches the really good ones, the sting is a bit sharper...
More than 'E' for effort (11/28/11)
Next time you gripe about having to parallel park your persnickety pickup or Peugeot, you might want to consider what this poor semi driver must attempt. Having to stop traffic on U.S. 231 (Bloomington Street), he must back his rig to near jackknife contortions just to maneuver into the front entrance for a delivery at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle. "E" is easily for effective and efficient here as the trucker fortunately finds traffic at a minimum on this morning.
Putnamville facility receives environmental award (11/28/11)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility has been honored by Trees Inc. for going above and beyond in its recycling efforts. "Sustainability has become a key initiative for Indiana," IDOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said. "We started by looking at efficiencies in our facilities' operations, and we see in recycling programs such as Putnamville's, that there are significant efficiencies to be found. ...
Imagination station (11/28/11)
Student-run DePauw University radio station WGRE (91.5 FM) recently donated $300 to the Putnam County Public Library's Dolly Parton "Imagination Library" project. Hadley Key (right) presents a check for $300, collected in the radio station fundraiser, to Library Director Alice Greenburg. Through a national program founded by Parton, children receive books monthly in the mail. The program, which is open to children from birth to age five, is free to participants. However, it takes support from the community to keep it going with $25 per year necessary to support each child's participation. For more information on the program, interested persons may contact Greenburg at 653-2755, ex. 102 or alice@putnam.lib.in.us.
Monon Bell chili cook-off fundraiser aids A-Way Home (11/28/11)
While the DePauw Tigers did not pull out a win the Monon Bell football game, Greencastle's A-Way Home shelter certainly did. Contestants from DePauw and Wabash brought their best chili cooking game to the fundraiser in support of the shelter. "We had a great time! It was fun to see everyone gather from both schools to show their support!" said Tavia Pigg, who orchestrated the event. "We had seven contestants enter the chili cook-off and we'd like to send out our thanks to each one."...
'Just Dessert' effort on tap Saturday at Cloverdale (11/28/11)
CLOVERDALE -- "Just Dessert," a community variety show staged for Saturday, Dec. 3 in the cafetorium at Cloverdale High School, is not only designed for holiday fun but to help less-fortunate families in the Cloverdale School Corporation as well. Funds raised by the 12th annual entertainment event this Saturday will go to the Cloverdale Community Clothe-a-Child effort...
Pumpkins aren't just for Halloween (11/28/11)
Halloween and Thanksgiving may be over, but not our interest in pumpkins. Local pumpkin grower, Larry Lazarz, will be the keynote speaker at the 2012 Putnam County Extension Annual meeting on Tuesday evening, Nov. 29. The annual meeting which will also feature other agricultural products grown in Putnam County, is an opportunity to meet and talk with the local Extension staff and members of the Extension Board that help direct local Extension programming. ...
Cloverdale drops to 0-2 after loss to Panthers (11/28/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Every time the young Cloverdale Clovers take the court this high school basketball season it will be a learning experience. While losing to Riverton Parke 45-33 on Saturday night, the now 0-2 Clovers learned experience and quickness can overcome size on both ends of the basketball court...
South Putnam stuggles against Anderson (11/28/11)
ANDERSON -- South Putnam's boys' basketball team was soundly defeated by Anderson 80-28 on Saturday night. The host Indians led 19-9 after the first quarter and steadily pulled away thereafter, leading by 22 at halftime as the Eagles struggled to match the shooting and skill of the home side...
Little Giants win Rokicki Challenge over host Tigers (11/28/11)
It was literally a tale of two halves in the ninth annual Mike Rokicki Community vs. Cancer tournament Sunday between DePauw and Wabash. Both squads struggled in the first half, but the Little Giants caught fire in the second half en route to a 62-47 win over the Tigers...
Charlotte Estes (11/28/11)
Charlotte Estes, 72, Crawfordsville, died Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011 at Williamsburg Health Care in Crawfordsville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late F. Herschel and N. Louise (VanVactor) Skinner. She married Wallace Estes on March 11, 1962 and he survives...
Mildred Allen Reed (11/28/11)
Mildred Allen Reed, 92, Corydon, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, 2011 in Greencastle. She was born Jan. 15, 1919 to Mary and L.G. Allen in Casey County, Ky. and was preceded in death by her husband, Elvis L. Reed. Mildred lived in Corydon from 1948 until 2007. She was a member of the Corydon Christian Church for more than 60 years and was a valued employee of the Jay C story for more than 28 years...
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