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Stories from Monday, February 6, 2012

Princeton man injured in I-70 accident while trying to get to hospital to see relative (02/06/12)
Indiana State Police and Putnam County emergency agencies responded to a one-vehicle crash Monday morning on Interstate 70 near the 37-mile marker. Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 Nissan Quest SUV was eastbound on I-70, approximately four miles west of Cloverdale, when the vehicle suddenly veered to the left and struck the center guardrail...
Super Bowl XLVI (02/06/12)
While co-workers (right) Billy Arden, Louis Chavez, Juan Pimentel and Steve Antonio enjoy watching the Super Bowl at Buffalo Wild Wings in Greencastle, it's just another day of work for the Greencastle Fire Department. The fire department spent their day training and washing trucks and in between runs and some, like Captain John Burgess and firefighter John Shafer, even got to watch the football game...
Efforts under way to ID two unidentified victims of Eyler (02/06/12)
The identities of two murder victims long attributed to a Putnam County-raised serial killer are still being sought by northwestern Indiana authorities. Newton County Coroner Scott McCord has teamed with the non-profit organization Can You Identify Me, dedicated to America's unidentified, to help find names for three still-unidentified murder victims in Newton County...
A sports editor's perspective of Super Bowl XLVI Sunday (02/06/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Signs, signs -- everywhere signs. That's the name of the game when you're going to a Super Bowl it seems. If you don't like signs, then keep clear of the Super Bowl. Every person you talk to says "follow the signs" or "look for the signs" or my favorite "Did you read the signs"? The good news is it's easy to find your away around...
Indianapolis Arts Council VP to present at Greencastle community meeting Wednesday (02/06/12)
The Greencastle Arts Council will play host to Anne Valentine, vice president of the Indianapolis Arts Council, at its 7 p.m. community meeting Wednesday, Feb. 8 at the Putnam County Museum. The meeting is open to all at the museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle...
Winter Reading Program under way at Putnam County Public Library (02/06/12)
The Winter Reading Program, "Reading with Heart," began Feb. 1 at the Putnam County Public Library and will continue throughout the month. The winter program is designed to encourage families to read together, to develop the love of reading. Each family can pick up a bingo card at the Children's Desk, or on the bookmobile, to play. Every time a family achieves a bingo they will be entered into a drawing for prizes...
Putnam Ag Days photo contest now under way (02/06/12)
Entries for the 2012 Putnam County Ag Days Photo Contest are now being accepted. Entrants may send or drop off ag-related and rural living photos that have been taken in Putnam County to the Purdue-Putnam County Extension Office (which is now located at 12 Central Square, Greencastle) by Friday, Feb. 24...
First Celebrate 4 planning meeting slated for Feb. 13 (02/06/12)
The Independence Day committee, Celebrate 4, is organizing the 2012 Celebrate 4 Committee. The first public interest meeting is set for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Greencastle City Hall. Celebrate 4 is looking for interested groups from Greencastle and the surrounding Putnam County communities to create another patriotic team of citizens, neighbors, students, moms and dads, friends, non-for-profits, small businesses and large businesses and service groups...
Survey gives voice to concerned South Putnam community (02/06/12)
Concerned South Putnam School Corporation parents and community members have created a survey in which they are looking for input from staff, parents, students and residents. Although, the survey is not administered by the school corporation they are hoping for a better understanding of how the community feels about the job the school corporation is doing...
Soup's On! (02/06/12)
The Super Bowl may be history, but it's still a great time to fill the soup bowls on your table. Even though we've been pretty fortunate with mild weather the first half of this winter, it's still a great time for a hot delicious bowl of soup for many weeks to come...
Lots of 2012 happenings for Putnam County SWCD (02/06/12)
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District has completed 65 years of service in Putnam County. In many ways this year is no different than any other except we have planned many new programs, field days and events and encourage folks to join us. This is just a short list of upcoming events for the near future but well worth penciling in on your calendar...
Cloverdale Dollars for Scholars Phone-a-Thon effort set Feb. 11-12 (02/06/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Community Dollars for Scholars organization has been given an opportunity to raise money for its fund. Its goal is to build the fund with a Phone-a-Thon scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m...
Six county wrestlers bound for semi-state (02/06/12)
MOORESVILLE -- Six Putnam County wrestlers will continue their seasons next Saturday in the Evansville Semi-State, hosted by Reitz High School. Cloverdale, Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam sent 17 wrestlers to the Mooresville High School regional, but found the competition more difficult than the last round, with the Cougars and Clovers unable to advance anyone on to Evansville...
Girls' swimming season comes to close at sectional (02/06/12)
PLAINFIELD -- With the big schools from Hendricks County and Terre Haute slugging it out for the top spots Saturday, the most exciting Putnam County moment went unnoticed by most of the crowd at the Plainfield girls' swimming sectional...
Greencastle tops Brown County in fourth-quarter shootout (02/06/12)
After grabbing a share of the WCC title on Friday night, Greencastle's boys' basketball squad was looking to avoid a letdown and show their prowess to potential sectional opponent Brown County. An offensive explosion in the final frame made up for a sluggish start as the Tiger Cubs took a 74-68 win over the Eagles...
Tiger women win NCAC title, secure tourney's top seed (02/06/12)
With its 85-43 win over Hiram Saturday, DePauw women's basketball not only extended its win streak to 19 straight but it wrapped up the North Coast Athletic Conference women's basketball title in its first season of competition in the league. The Tigers, ranked fifth in the latest USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll and sixth by D3hoops.com, improved to 20-1 overall and 13-0 in the NCAC. ...
DPU men end skid, drop Kenyon (02/06/12)
DePauw men's hoops shot nearly 56 percent from the floor and hit 27-of-34 free throws on the way to a 92-82 North Coast Athletic Conference win over visiting Kenyon on Saturday. The Tigers improved to 13-8 overall and 7-5 in the NCAC, while the Lords dropped to 9-12 overall and 3-9 in the conference...
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