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Stories from Monday, February 13, 2012

Primary filing period finishes with a flurry (02/13/12)
After nearly a month of very little traffic in the Putnam County Voter Registration Office, the primary election candidate filing period closed with a wave of filings on Friday. Putnam County Clerk Marty Watts, working alongside voter registration clerk Stacia Gibson on the final day of filing, said the office needed a while on Friday afternoon to sort through everything. A number of candidates pushed right to the noon deadline to file their declaration of candidacy...
IAC plant plays key role in greening of 2013 Ford Escape (02/13/12)
When Ford Motor Co. wanted to make the 2013 Ford Escape more eco-friendly, didn't it make perfect sense to turn to a plant in Greencastle, a city named Indiana's Green City of the Year three times? Perhaps the city's track record had nothing to do with the local International Automotive Components (IAC) plant producing the lightweight, eco-friendly door bolsters for the new Escapes...
Vernon Jordan to speak at DePauw Sunday (02/13/12)
In conjunction with its 175th anniversary celebration -- which began Jan. 10 and continues for 18 months -- DePauw University will welcome back Vernon Jordan to deliver the first in a series of speeches by DPU alumni. The 1957 DePauw graduate will present the inaugural 175th Anniversary Distinguished Alumni Lecture at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 in Meharry Hall of historic East College. The program is free and open to all...
Slick Picks (02/13/12)
Earning 196 points over the course of 20 weeks, Harold Pence of Frankfort won the Banner Graphic pro football contest, earning a 32-inch LCD television from Shuee and Sons Great Buys Plus.
Winter Festival slated Friday at Deer Meadow (02/13/12)
The Deer Meadow Primary School PTO will conduct its main fundraiser, the Winter Festival, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at the school. Games, food, bounce houses, face painting and balloon animals are all part of the activities scheduled for the Deer Meadow gymnasium...
Legislative Update set for Saturday at Farm Bureau (02/13/12)
The next Putnam County Farm Bureau Legislative Session is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Farm Bureau Board Room at 1001 N Jackson St., Greencastle. The program begins at 8 a.m. As bills have moved to the second house, the group can look forward to hearing updates from State Sens. Connie Lawson (R-Danville), Richard Bray (R-Martinsville) and District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle)...
School officials, area police train for the unpredictable (02/13/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Putnam County Safe Schools Commission and local and state law enforcement officers recently combined their training hours as more than 100 officials met at the Cloverdale High School for a day of reactive training. The morning training sessions were filled with police officers using classrooms and hallways for threat engagement drills on decision-making targets while conducting room-clearing techniques...
Making a splash is DePauw prof's goal with high-speed camera work (02/13/12)
What happens when a water droplet hits a puddle? A lot more than you might think, a DePauw University professor says. But it happens so quickly -- in just a few tenths of a second -- that the naked eye doesn't see much more than a plop and a ripple...
High Rollers at Mill Pond (02/13/12)
Mill Pond Health Center residents and members of the High Rollers Wii bowling team Judy Stockton, Marylou Dudley, Ruth King, Morris Woods and Jim O'Hair were awarded Division Winners of the company wide 2012 Wii Tournament.
Off the Leash and Running Free (02/13/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Every once in a while, life will throw you a bone and present you with the opportunity of a lifetime. Whether or not you pick it up is entirely your decision. This is the story of mine. Currently a senior at Greencastle High School in the small town of Greencastle, Indiana, to say that anything extraordinary happens in my daily routine would be an exaggeration. ...
South Putnam falls in sectional final (02/13/12)
CLAYTON -- For the two opening games of the Class 2A No. 44 Cascade Sectional, South Putnam was slated as the home team on the scoreboard and played as if it was their home court. However, Saturday they donned their away jerseys and saw their run for the sectional title come up short...
Lewis heads to State (02/13/12)
Greencastle wins JV county title (02/13/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam hosted the Putnam County boys' JV basketball tournament Saturday morning, with Greencastle the eventual winners after defeating South Putnam in the final 44-38. South Putnam reached the final after knocking off Cloverdale 46-34, while Greencastle defeated the hosts 39-22 in the opening game...
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