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Stories from Thursday, December 29, 2011

Background checks, gun permit applications show spike in firearms sales (12/29/11)
While Ralphie Parker may annually take center stage in pining for that infamous Red Ryder BB gun with the compass in its stock for Christmas, he's far from alone in receiving a firearm for the holiday. The latest FBI figures indicate that guns were flying off store shelves as fast as the hottest electronics and toys this Christmas...
Commissioners approve 2011 EDIT plan (12/29/11)
With 2011 nearly over, the Putnam County Commissioners approved the year's Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) plan at a recent meeting. The commissioners approved the plan unanimously at their Monday, Dec. 19 meeting, essentially making it official how the $881,833 was spent for the year...
Three arrested in armed robbery of Stilesville Dollar General (12/29/11)
STILESVILLE -- The new Dollar General Store in Stilesville, just 10 days removed from its grand opening, was the scene of an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at the new store at 5745 W. U.S. 40 in Stilesville, the small western Hendricks County community of 316 people...
Christmas tree pick-up to begin Jan. 3 in city (12/29/11)
The Greencastle Department of Public Works will be conducting its annual Christmas tree pick-up starting Jan. 3 and continuing through Jan. 17. Residents within the city limits of Greencastle are advised to place only their live Christmas trees (no tree stands or decorations) between the curb and sidewalk...
County to pay $28,000 for Alexander's thefts (12/29/11)
The case of a former Putnam County Sheriff's Department employee who stole nearly $90,000 in federal grant money is now making the county's coffers a bit lighter. At their Monday, Dec. 19 meeting, the Putnam County Commissioners agreed to pay $28,000 in refunds to the Department of Justice for grants the sheriff's department received years ago...
Art Contest Winner (12/29/11)
The approximately 250 Christmas cards sent out by Horizon Hospice this year were designed by a Tzouanakis Intermediate School student. The design by Cade Plew (center) was chosen from among the 12 to 15 finalists submitted by Tzouanakis art teacher Dessa Frank (left). ...
Kiwanis Student of the Month (12/29/11)
Ryan Stevens (left) was chosen as the Greencastle High School Kiwanis Student of the Month for December. The presentation was made by GHS Principal Randy Corn (right). "Ryan is currently on track to share the distinction of valedictorian of the class of 2012," Corn said. ...
Whitestone Food Pantry slates distribution effort for Jan. 7 (12/29/11)
The Whitestone Food Pantry will have a food distribution on Saturday, Jan. 7, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the pantry's location, 8045 W. U.S. 36, Coatesville (west of New Winchester on U.S. 36). Distribution is geared toward needy residents in Floyd Township of eastern Putnam County and Marion Township of western Hendricks County...
Evening owl hike part of Jan. 7 event at McCloud Nature Park (12/29/11)
Visitors to McCloud Nature Park Saturday, Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. to learn about the owls that inhabit Indiana. After a short presentation in the Nature Center, participants will head out for an evening owl hike and attempt to call in and view these elusive creatures...
Tiger Cubs end 2011 with win over Warriors, 56-53 (12/29/11)
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle boys' basketball team gave fans a late Christmas present, earning a hard-fought win over a tough Danville squad 56-53, Wednesday. The win moved the Tiger Cubs to an impressive 6-1 to close out the 2011 portion of their season and ready to move into the New Year on a roll. The win marked the first time since 1997 that the Tiger Cubs had beaten Danville in the regular season...
Bette Louise Jolliff (12/29/11)
Betty Louise (York) Jolliff, 51, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011, just days after making the courageous decision to give up her battle with complications due to a lifetime struggle with diabetes. Betty was born at home on Feb. 11, 1960 to Alberta Mae Brown York, who raised her along with the help of "daddy" David Arthur Thomas. Her parents preceded her in death...
Scanner for Dec. 29 (12/29/11)
City Police One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers. Garnie Wayne Trent Jr., 38, Greencastle, was arrested at 9:08 p.m. Tuesday on a charge of domestic battery. Arrested by Officer Matt Huffman, Trent was lodged in the Putnam County Jail...
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