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Stories from Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Season on the Brink? (02/09/12)
One day it feels like spring and the warmth of the sun brings out dandelions and the buds on your ornamental trees. Then the next day winter rears its head again, snow and cold are back, and you get mixed messages like these snow-covered tree buds from Mother Nature (above). Rest assured, winter is still officially with us until March 20.
School board chooses Tobin as fifth member (02/09/12)
The Greencastle School Board will soon have a new resource in its efforts to interpret the mountains of ever-changing data a school corporation must process. At Wednesday's meeting, the board appointed DePauw University Director of Institutional Research Bill Tobin as its fifth member...
Green Apple Frogurt denied monument sign by BZA (02/09/12)
If old Will Shakespeare had written the saga of Green Apple Frogurt and its midwinter night's sign request, it might have sounded a lot like "Julius Caesar" in reverse. In Shakespeare's famed drama, of course, they came to bury Caesar, not praise him. Beware those Ides of March and all that .....
Foundation making matching grants available through March 1 (02/09/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced the availability of matching grants for endowments benefiting charitable organizations in Putnam County. All charitable organizations are eligible to apply, including 501(c)(3) non-profits, churches and units of government. Matching grants are available for an organization's existing or soon-to-be created endowment at the Community Foundation...
Greencastle sets kindergarten round-up dates (02/09/12)
The Greencastle Community School Corporation will be hosting its kindergarten round-up from Tuesday, Feb. 14 through Friday, Feb. 17. The event will run each day from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Deer Meadow and from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Ridpatch. Parents should enroll their children at Deer Meadow or Ridpath primary schools any day that week except on Monday, Feb. 13...
Friend of Mary Allison (02/09/12)
The Greencastle Rotary Club became a Mary Allison Children's Trust "Friend" recently with a donation of $100 to the trust. Rotary Club President David English (left) made the presentation to Mary Allison board members Mike Goss (middle) and Darren Hughes.
Crocheting Club organizational meeting scheduled for Feb. 11 (02/09/12)
An organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11 for anyone interested in learning more about a newly created Extension Homemaker Crocheting Club. The meeting is set for 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Senior Center, 9 W. Franklin St., Greencastle (the north side of the square)...
DePauw ASIA Club celebrates Year of the Dragon (02/09/12)
DePauw University's Association for Students Interested in Asia (ASIA) invites the community to join in a celebration of the Year of the Dragon. Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 in Neal Fieldhouse of the Lilly Center. There will be Chinese and Filipino food, games and festivities, including the dragon dance and lion dance. The event is free and open to all...
Little Raccoon Waste District meeting set (02/09/12)
Little Raccoon Regional Waste District will have its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Russellville Community Center.
New Civic League Members (02/09/12)
The Greencastle Civic League welcomed new members into its organization this week. New members include (from left) Kacey Seaver, Valerie Rudolph and Jennifer Pipkin. The Greencastle Civic League, Inc. will be accepting nominations for new members at the March meeting.
Cougar season comes to an end in sectional against Crawfordsville (02/09/12)
THORNTOWN -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team traveled to Western Boone High School Wednesday night to face Crawfordsville in sectional action. The first team they played this season also proved to be the last as two late first quarter three pointers and a 24-13 second quarter proved too much to overcome in a 63-41 loss to the Athenians...
Caravan planned for GHS girls game (02/09/12)
There will be a caravan for the Greencastle girls' basketball team to Owen Valley for Friday's sectional game against Edgewood. The caravan will depart at approximately 5 p.m., so people wanting to participate should be at the high school at 4:45 p.m...
GHS JV falls in final game of season (02/09/12)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle junior varsity girls' basketball team lost to Monrovia 34-27 Tuesday in the final game of the season. Greencastle ends the season with the record of 11-7. Sydney Smiley and Taylor Stoltey led the Tiger Cubs with eight points each, with Delanie Stoltey and Jessica Lenihan adding five points each. Melody White chipped in one point...
'Breaking Dawn' is a step backwards for 'Twilight' (02/09/12)
After watching the third film in the Twilight saga "Eclipse", I held out some hope for the franchise. It had some cool werewolf scenes and as an overall film it wasn't that bad. Now we come to the latest film "Breaking Dawn: Part 1" and all I can say is -- wow...
Strong songwriting on display in 'Mergers & Acquisitions' (02/09/12)
Sometimes there's something to be said for abandoning witty metaphor and just telling a story. "Katharine, Don't Fall Off the Wagon," one of several standout track's on Have Gun Will Travel's third record "Mergers & Acquisitions," does just that. No hidden meaning, just a powerful story...
DePauw School of Music releases spring schedule (02/09/12)
With approximately 80 events scheduled, the DePauw University School of Music's Spring 2012 season promises profound and captivating music for all audiences. You're invited to attend the upcoming concerts, recitals and events that encompass an array of musical styles...
Kenneth L McCorkhill (02/09/12)
Kenneth L McCorkhill, 84, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. He was born on Aug. 23, 1927 in Spiceland, Ind., to Frank and Donna (Cooney) McCorkhill. He married Betty L. (Bledsoe) McCorkhill on May 5, 2007. Kenneth had been a laborer, working construction and for the railroad...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 9, 2012 (02/09/12)
Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, Feb. 7. On Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 3:01 a.m. Robert S. McCubbins, 29, Indianapolis was northbound on U.S. 231 in a 2007 Ford Focus when he hit a deer. Damage $2,501-$5,000. On Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 7:09 the Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to 202 W. Walnut St. for an investigation. Nothing was found. Cleared 7:40 p.m...
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