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Stories from Friday, December 16, 2011

Three men overpower employee emptying trash, rob Greencastle Subway (12/16/11)
The Subway restaurant in the Shoppes of Greencastle shopping center on the city's East Side was robbed Thursday night, Greencastle City Police reported. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at the 1360 E. Indianapolis Rd. Subway as a female employee went outside to take out the trash, GPD Officer Eric Vaughan reported...
Sheriff's Dept. investigating possible breaking and entering (12/16/11)
Few details were available Thursday evening on a possible breaking and entering south of Limedale. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to a Thursday afternoon call at 3541 S. CR 200 West (Manhattan Road). Dispatch reported a resident had come home to an intruder still in the house...
Corn reflects on progress during his time at GHS (12/16/11)
New courses. New clubs. Academic progress. In the third year of Principal Randy Corn's tenure at Greencastle High School, the school appears to be doing good things, heading in a positive direction. All this made the board's acceptance of Corn's resignation at Wednesday's meeting a bit unexpected...
United We Give (12/16/11)
In celebration of the holiday season, Mill Pond Health Campus gave back to those in need. The event, United We Give, lasted from 7 a.m.--7 p.m. and hosted activities such as a drive-thru breakfast, including biscuits and gravy as well as a drive-thru take and bake pizza dinner. All proceeds from the event will benefit local charities. Mill Pond Executive Director Jessica Crafton and Mill Pond Community Service Representative Brook Tissel are joined by Banner Graphic Advertising Manager Andrea Kennedy, Director of United Way David English and Tonya Sanders of WREB 94.3.
Bainbridge gets another big grant from the state (12/16/11)
BAINBRIDGE -- The town of Bainbridge announced some good news during its Wednesday night meeting. The town has received a state grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation worth up to $249,000. The grant will go toward sidewalks and sidewalk replacement, curb ramps, crosswalks and minor non-infrastructure activities as part of the Safe Routes to School Program...
Reelsville closing looked at as chance for opportunity (12/16/11)
A much calmer meeting regarding the possible closure of Reelsville Elementary occurred Wednesday at Central Elementary. The primary reason for the meeting was to answer questions for parents with fifth-graders who would be affected by the possible closing...
Cloverdale Town Council ponders financial matters (12/16/11)
CLOVERDALE-- The Cloverdale Town Council met Tuesday in what was a routine meeting as it attempts to wrap up any loose ends before the new year. Council President Cathy Tipton announced that the town was the receipt of a $600,000 Community Focus Fund grant. This grant will be used for the Doe Creek lift station...
Putnam Ants 4-H team takes second in state competition (12/16/11)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- The Putnam Ants 4-H Club Career Development event team from Greencastle competed in the State 4-H/FFA Entomology Contest on Dec. 10 at Purdue University. Team members are Luke Norris, Amanda Beals, Kelly Hansen and Beth Ann Hansen, all from Greencastle...
Russellville Community Church to hold Christmas Carnival this Saturday (12/16/11)
The Russellville Community Church will hold its third annual Christmas Carnival on Saturday, Dec. 17. This event is open to the public, and all are invited to share a fun, free family event that focuses on the meaning of the season. The Christmas Carnival begins at 5 p.m. with a light supper, followed by the telling of the Christmas story by Pastor Jim Elliott. This year the children will participate in acting out the story in costumes as it is told...
Tiger Cubs claim county wrestling crown (12/16/11)
CLOVERDALE -- Greencastle come into Thursday's Putnam County Wrestling Tournament hoping to improve on its second place finish at last year's county tournament. With six wrestling earning individual county championships, they did just that, winning the county title with a 3-0 record...
Cougar boys swimming stuns GHS, Tiger Cubs girls win big (12/16/11)
ROACHDALE -- December 15, 2011 is a date that will go down in the history books at North Putnam High School. For the first time in the 42-year history of the Cougars' boys' swim program, the school beat county power Greencastle in a dual meet with an 88-81 win Thursday evening...
Wainman's 28 lifts Tiger Cubs over Rockville, 57-56 (12/16/11)
ROCKVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' basketball team edged Rockville 57-56 Thursday. Hannah Wainman led the Tiger Cubs with 28 points, including five three-pointers. Head coach Bradley Key praised the senior on her performance following the game. "Tonight Hannah was definitely our leader, not only in scoring, but kind of led the team and made sure we didn't lose. (It was) one of the best individual efforts I've seen from a player in three years," Key said...
Masters scored career-high 28 in Eagle loss to Warriors (12/16/11)
The South Putnam girls' basketball team lost to Covenant Christian 69-52 Thursday. Leanna Masters posted a career-high 28 points for the Eagles in the loss. Jenny Thompson scored nine, with Emily Dabkowski adding six points. Ericka Minor adding four points, while Mattie Varvel had three points and Mallory Cash chipped in two points...
Bobby Joe Witt (12/16/11)
Bobby Joe Witt, 60, of Rockville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011. He was born on Aug. 5, 1951 in Crawfordsville to Harold Witt and Geraldine Webb Witt. Bobby honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was employed by Campbell Construction Inc., Indianapolis...
Coffee can be grounds for change (12/16/11)
Ordering coffee used to be one of the easiest things in the world. It was once such a simple pleasure: Black, two sugars, thank you very much. Oh, sure, you could have cream, too. But dump in a little too much, and pretty soon somebody asks, "Oh, you like Boston coffee, huh?" Like Boston cream pie, I suppose...
Reducing deficit requires skill, risk from politicians (12/16/11)
The failure of the congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on reducing the deficit was not just bad fiscal news. It was a significant failure of political leadership. Not only did the committee move us one step closer to a genuine fiscal crisis, but also it put the dysfunction of Congress on full display. ...
Survey says: Hoosier report finds strong support for statewide smoking ban (12/16/11)
MUNCIE -- The Bowen Center for Public Affairs at Ball State University has unveiled the results of its 2011 Hoosier Survey. The fourth annual survey identified Indiana residents' top priorities for state government action during the coming year. Most notably, the survey found that while Republican leadership in next year's General Assembly support Right-to-Work, they have yet to convince all adult Hoosiers. ...
Eagles' Thanksgiving Day efforts appreciated (12/16/11)
To The Editor: I want to take this time to thank Eagles Lodge 4388 for having a Thanksgiving dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Sixty people came to the lodge and had dinner with 30 meals taken out to local people and the Greencastle Fire Department, employees at the Shell and Marathon stations and at 911 dispatch also...
New York Giants celebration Super Bowl win (12/16/11)
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