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Stories from Friday, December 23, 2011

Officials take oath Tuesday (12/23/11)
By ERIC BERNSEE Editor Tuesday might be a little too early to break out the champagne and confetti to celebrate the new year but the City of Greencastle will get a jump on 2012 nonetheless. Mayor Sue Murray will be sworn in for a second term in a ceremony beginning at 4 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The ceremony is open to the public...
Cloverdale receives $600,000 grant for Doe Creek lift station (12/23/11)
CLOVERDALE -- After a 10-year process, the Town of Cloverdale was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is funded by the federal Community Development Block Grant program, to help repair the Doe Creek lift station...
Central third-graders have spirit of giving (12/23/11)
Some lessons simply don't come in a book, so Central Elementary third-grade teachers Becky Phillips and Michael Fisher take a more hands-on approach at Christmas time. The teachers have their students learn about giving by replacing the gift exchange with a gift to the local Red Cross chapter. Rather than gifts for their classmates, the students bring gifts the Red Cross gives to children in the aftermath of a house fire...
Imagination Library program in need of additional funding (12/23/11)
The Putnam County Library Board received updates on library activities as well as Imagination Library during the board's monthly meeting on Wednesday evening. Library Director Alice Greenburg presented an update on the progress of Imagination Library, a program which began this past June...
Farm bureau (12/23/11)
Putnam County is one of four counties to receive special recognition for their efforts in public relations and education at the recent State Farm Bureau Convention at Indianapolis. Putnam Farm Bureau Vice President Steve Cash (right) is congratulated by Indiana FB President Don Villwock, along with representatives of Henry, Lake and Parke counties. While the goal was to send five news items and meet once with local media to share a list of farmer contacts, Putnam, Parke, Henry and Lake all went above and beyond by using a variety of media tactics, including letters to the editor, public service announcements, advisories and giving interviews, as well as making a consistent effort to create a strong relationship with their local media contacts. Fifty-four counties met all five Farm Bureau goals during the period, Oct. 1, 2010- Sept. 30, 2011.
Wilson Cattle Co. named Premier Breeder, Exhibitor at 2011 ACA National Show (12/23/11)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- It is getting to be quite a habit for Wilson Cattle Co. of Cloverdale to capture Premier Breeder and Exhibitor honors at the American Chianina Association (ACA) National Show. At the conclusion of the recent National Chi Show in Louisville, Wilson Cattle Co., owned and operated by Bill and Priscilla Wilson of Cloverdale, was named the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor for 2011...
Tiger Cubs Battle Orioles (12/23/11)
Jesse Junior Wingler (12/23/11)
Jesse Junior Wingler, 82, Coatesville, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. He was born in Hendricks County on May 6, 1929, the son of Jesse V. and Leona Deem Wingler. He was a funeral director for more than 30 years and had been the owner of Wingler Funeral Home in Coatesville for 21 years. He was a member of the Coatesville Christian Church, a 50-year Mason and a member of the Lions Club...
Police scanner for Dec. 23 (12/23/11)
County Jail On Thursday, Dec. 22 at 1:04 a.m. Josh E. Hoffa, 34, Cloverdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail for operating while intoxicated with prior and driving with a suspended license. City Police A wayward vehicle left a path of property damage in its wake late Wednesday or early Thursday on Greencastle's East Side, City Police reported...
Signs of the Apocalypse? Actually they're all around us (12/23/11)
In our oft-overhyped world, truly big moments suddenly necessitate their own countdowns. After all, how else can we be expected to remember when these otherwise monumental events are to occur? Why else have the Indianapolis media been reminding us daily for nearly a year now about how many hours and days and minutes are left until Super Bowl XLVI at Indianapolis?...
Let's add civility and civic skills to our goals for the year (12/23/11)
This is a season of giving, good cheer, and forbearance. Too bad that, as the political season begins in earnest with the turn of the year, all those fine sentiments will become just a memory. So maybe, as we jot down our New Year's resolutions, we could add this one: "Every action done in company, ought to be with some sign of respect to those that are present." And then let's hope that our political leaders add it to their lists, too...
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