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Stories from Saturday, February 11, 2012

'Evening at the Elms' Museum fundraiser slated for Feb. 18 (02/11/12)
The Putnam County Museum will hold its annual winter fundraiser, "An Evening at the Elms," the evening of Saturday, Feb. 18. The 5:30-8:30 p.m. event held at The Elms, the traditional home of the DePauw University president at Wood and Seminary streets. Hosted by DePauw President Brian Casey, the event honors the continuing celebration of the university's 175th anniversary...
Greencastle school calendar to include weeklong fall break (02/11/12)
Greencastle isn't ready to jump into the balanced calendar for schools just yet. For now, Greencastle Community Schools might just be dipping in a toe to test the temperature. On the recommendation of Superintendent Lori Richmond, the Greencastle School Board approved a traditional calendar for the 2012-13 school year at Wednesday's monthly meeting...
Cloverdale, Russellville receive $600,000 Focus Fund grants (02/11/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- At a Statehouse ceremony on Friday, Indiana Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman awarded $600,000 Community Focus Fund grants to a pair of Putnam County towns. The Town of Cloverdale has been awarded $600,000 to fund a wastewater system improvement project, while the Town of Russellville has received $600,000 to fund its water system improvement project...
Wrangling skunks in Putnam County (02/11/12)
Each year Putnam County has experienced the spring stink of skunks. It has become a nuisance for residents as skunks make their way into the county and risk residents, homes and pets getting sprayed with their pungent defense spray. Most of the year, skunks are only seen at night or when they are disturbed which leads to spraying their obnoxious odor. However, February through April in Greencastle is a particularly smelly time...
EMA hosts storm spotter training (02/11/12)
The Putnam County Emergency Management Agency will host storm spotter training from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15. The training will by at the Emergency Operations Center, 1600 CR 225 South. EMA severe weather specialist Chris Edwards will conduct the training, which swill include interpretations of cloud structure and radar images associated with severe weather...
PCPL launches E-books (02/11/12)
The Putnam County Library has announced that Baker and Taylor's Axis 360 digital media library or E-books is now available for its patrons. Axis 360 is a revolutionary digital media platform, providing libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating E-book content and Blio, the groundbreaking e-Reading software...
St. Andrew's welcomes DePauw student program as partner in Non-Food Pantry (02/11/12)
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church has welcomed the students in the DePauw Community Service program as partners in the work of the Putnam County Non-Food Pantry. Students Sharon Maes, Courtney Crosby and Sandra Bertin helped out in late January. These students encouraged other DePauw students to join them in supporting the project. At the DePauw Community Service Fair, 23 students expressed interest in the program...
Eagles advance to sectional final with win over Bulldogs (02/11/12)
CLAYTON -- What a difference a year makes. At this point last season, South Putnam was out of the tournament with a record of 2-17. This year, however, the Eagles are boasting a 15-8 record and are just one game away from capturing a sectional title...
Greencastle girls' hoops drops sectional battle against Edgewood (02/11/12)
SPENCER -- Greencastle's girls' basketball team knew they would be in for a challenge playing 3A No. 10 Edgewood in the IHSAA sectional No. 28. But not even Mustang fans would have envisioned the way their team performed in the first half, outscoring Greencastle 46-12 en route to a 71-38 win...
Battin signs with Olney (02/11/12)
Recent Births for Feb. 11 (02/11/12)
Lisa and Ed Wilson, Greencastle, welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, Jan. 26 at Hendricks Regional Health.
Sears-Nichols Engagement (02/11/12)
Jessica Sears of Cloverdale and Bradley Nichols of Avon have announced their engagement to be married. Jessica is the daughter of Carlos and Leslie Bumgardner and of David Sears. She is a 2007 graduate of South Putnam High School. Bradley is the son of Donna Auch and Brad and Lisa Nichols. He is a 1998 Ben Davis High School graduate and is currently in Afghanistan serving his third tour of duty...
Don and Lucille Gilstrap plan double celebration (02/11/12)
Donald and Lucille (Ratcliff/Gibson) Gilstrap will have double reasons to celebrate in the coming month. First, they will mark their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Feb. 19. They were married in Crawfordsville on Feb. 19, 1972 with Lawrence and Marie Windmiller as their attendants...
Gerhardt - 50th Anniversary (02/11/12)
Evert and Doris Gerhardt of Greencastle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Feb. 10. Evert Dale Gerhardt and Doris May Buchhorn were married on Saturday, Feb. 10, 1962 at 2 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Effingham, Ill. The 29 guests in attendance enjoyed a sunny, 50-degree day...
Scanner for Feb. 11 (02/11/12)
City Police One recent arrest was reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 10:36 p.m. Thursday, Richard Dwayne Huber, 55, Greencastle, was arrested at his 210 N. Gillespie St. residence by Officer Nick Eastham and Capt. Charles Inman. Lodged in the Putnam County Jail, Huber is facing charges of battery causing bodily injury and probation violation...
Who's News (02/11/12)
Four Putnam County residents were among the students earning degrees from Ball State University in the 2011 fall semester. NATHAN AKER of Greencastle earned his Master of Arts. JOEL BOTTOM of Greencastle earned a Bachelor of Arts. LARA CLEMENTS of Coatesville earned a Bachelor of Science...
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