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Stories from Thursday, December 15, 2011

GHS principal Randy Corn to resign at year's end (12/15/11)
The Greencastle Community School Board accepted the resignation of the Greencastle High School principal at Wednesday's meeting. Randy Corn, who has been with the corporation since the fall of 2009, submitted his resignation but will serve until the end of the year...
School administrators want patience, consistency from state (12/15/11)
In education, the goal is never to do less with less. Yet some school administrators feel this is the outcome in a political climate that sees more demands placed on schools coupled with less help from the state. Several local administrators shared these concerns with state legislators at Tuesday's education roundtable hosted by the Putnam County Farm Bureau. ...
Flag advocacy and patriotism (12/15/11)
The Sons of the American Legion Squadron 58, American Legion Post 58, Greencastle, recently presented American flags to Greencastle elementary schools in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Pictured are Doreen Workman, Dillon Eversole, Tzouanakis Intermediate School Principal Jon Strube, Adjutant Richard Coffin, Sergeant-at-Arms Dick Overshiner, Deer Meadow Principal Gwen Morris, Alice Beaman and school liaison of Ridpath Primary Dan TeGrotenhuis.
A little something extra in city employees' Christmas stockings (12/15/11)
City of Greencastle employees will find a little something extra in their proverbial Christmas stockings this year. Coming to the end of a year marked by frugal spending, the City Council made like Santa Claus Tuesday night, voting to share some unspent 2011 salary allocations with city workers...
Roachdale honors Long for 16 years of service on the town council (12/15/11)
ROACHDALE -- William Long has been on the Roachdale Town Council for 16 years. And the board members honored him Tuesday with a surprise: a small plaque. Police chief Mike Mahoy brought out the plaque and thanked Long for his years of service. Long said he appreciated the gesture and felt his time was done on the council. He said he would be around if the board needed him and he believes he leaves the board in good hands...
Accentuating the positive inherent in city EDIT plan (12/15/11)
While the futures of such noble endeavors as the Humane Society of Putnam County, the A-Way Home shelter and the Rural Transit system hang in the balance, the Greencastle City Council sees all of them as important to the community's future. So vital, in fact, that when the Council passed a resolution establishing a three-year Capital Improvement Plan for using its future County Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) funds, all three programs were optimistically listed...
Course titles to change at Area 30 after meeting (12/15/11)
The Area 30 Career Center Education Interlocal Board of Directors held its monthly meeting Tuesday with updates given on the progress of the balanced calendar as well as title changes for courses for the upcoming school year. As previously discussed at last month's meeting, the board of directors is working toward creating a balanced calendar for all schools in Putnam County. Progress continued Tuesday morning as superintendents began creating their calendars for the 2012-2013 school year...
Jack Boswell Country Gospel band going to Nashville (12/15/11)
The long-standing music ministry of Jack Boswell Country Gospel band has been noticed in Nashville, Tenn. The group has been invited to appear on an upcoming episode of the "Shotgun Red Variety Show," aired weekly on the RFD Network. The band was chosen as one of the 78 acts among 2,500 applicants. ...
Dave Keller back at the helm of Greencastle softball (12/15/11)
A familiar face will be smiling from the third-base coaching box on the Greencastle softball diamond this spring. Dave Keller, who served as GHS coach in 2007 and 2008, was re-hired at Wednesday's meeting of the Greencastle School Board. "I want the program to get back to where we left it and I'm very excited to have this challenge," Keller said. "It's a marathon, not a sprint, and I'm looking forward to it."...
Serkis's talent on full display with 'Apes' blu-ray release (12/15/11)
Could this actually be the year? The year the Academy of Motion Pictures and Sciences, aka the Oscars, recognizes an actor who physically never spent a moment on screen? I thought so when I first caught "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" in theaters, and after watching the Blu-ray release, those convictions are only strengthened...
She & Him give an early Christmas gift to fans (12/15/11)
For fans sentimental for a simpler time in music, there's been no better source in recent years than the duo of Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward. As the indie combo She & Him, the pair has produced a pair of albums that would have been right at home in the music world 50 years ago...
Doyle Bunten (12/15/11)
Doyle Bunten, age 80, of Apison, Tenn., passed away Dec. 14, 2011 at a local hospital in Tennessee. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and was a retired regional sales representative for IBM Corp. for more than 39 years. He was active member of the Lions Club for many years...
Charles E. Elmore (12/15/11)
Charles E. Elmore, age 92, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born July 14, 1919 in Greencastle, he was the son of Carl and Lilly (Siddons) Elmore. He was a graduate of Stilesville High School. He married Margaret (Brown) Elmore in 1945, and she preceded him in death...
Police scanner for Dec. 15 (12/15/11)
County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 11:09 p.m. Amber Sue Day, 30, Bloomington, was arrested for operating while intoxicated and possession of a schedule drug. Sheriff's Department Mayhew said he did not see the semi and pulled out, hitting the rear tires of the tractor and then the trailer tires...
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