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Stories from Friday, February 24, 2012

County Council holds decisions until budget approval (02/24/12)
Running a county on a shoestring budget is difficult, but running a county with no budget is next to impossible. As the county's fiscal body, the Putnam County Council is finding it difficult to make any decisions with the 2012 budget still not approved by the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF)...
Area 30 students win big at World of Wheels (02/24/12)
A combined total of $38,000 in scholarship money to Ohio Technical College was won by Area 30 Career Center students of the Auto Collision and Auto Services programs at the World of Wheels competition. This was the first year Area 30 students competed in the competition with four, two-person teams competing in the carburetor rebuilding competition. There were 16 teams total from different trade schools around Indiana...
Lane restrictions to begin Monday on I-70 project (02/24/12)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that Interstate 70 will again have lane restrictions beginning Monday, Feb. 27 in the eastbound lanes between U.S. 231 and just east of State Road 267. The eastbound I-70 lane restrictions are expected to be completed by Sunday, March 4, weather permitting...
Spice Up Your March (02/24/12)
The American Red Cross will hold its annual free will Chili Supper and Auction 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the National Guard Armory. The supper will include chili, cornbread, dessert and drinks. There will also be games for the children and a silent auction. ...
Putnam County Public Library is keeping up with the times (02/24/12)
It's that time of year for the Putnam County Public Library Board to update its library policies. The Policy Committee recently held a meeting to go through policies, which they felt needed, updating or removal. The committee then forwarded the policies to the board for approval...
Putnam County Farm Bureau Inc. annual meeting scheduled Feb. 28 (02/24/12)
The Putnam County Farm Bureau will host its annual meeting for its members on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Megan Ritter of the Indiana Farm Bureau. Those planning to attend should continue to RSVP to the local office at 653-9797...
GPD to conduct Hunter Education Class at fairgrounds in mid-March (02/24/12)
The Greencastle Police Department will be hosting a Hunter Education Class over three upcoming dates in March. The class will be conducted on Tuesday, March 13 from 6-9 p.m., on Thursday, March 15 from 6-9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Fogle, Owens discuss legislative agenda at State Capitol (02/24/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Early in February, Putnam County Commissioner Nancy Fogle and Putnam County Treasurer Sharon Owens was among the more than 300 county officials from around the state who attended the Association of Indian Counties' (AIC) 2012 County Legislative Conference...
Men arrested for violation of wildlife laws (02/24/12)
Two Wabash Valley men were arrested Thursday by Indiana Conservation Officers for multiple alleged violations of wildlife laws. A 12-month investigation conducted by conservation officers allege that James L. Jacob, 37, Brazil, committed one class D felony of unlawful sale or shipment of wild animals, in addition to five class B misdemeanors, and 14 class C misdemeanors, while Ronald Hayne, 62, Terre Haute, allegedly committed eight class C misdemeanors...
Cloverdale drops contest late to Eminence, 59-55 (02/24/12)
EMINENCE -- Cloverdale's final game before the sectionals begin next week saw them travel to Eminence to play on Senior Night for the home side. Seven Eel seniors were honored but it was a junior that made a memorable late contribution as Eminence won a tight 59-55 contest...
Firebaugh in elite company at tonight's state finals (02/24/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Nearly every year Greencastle High School sends at least one swimmer to the state finals. However, only a few Tiger Sharks through the years -- boy or girl -- have found themselves with quite the opportunity Nash Firebaugh has tonight...
Scanner for Feb. 24 (02/24/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb. 23. City Police One alcohol-related arrest was reported Thursday by Greencastle City Police. Chief Tom Sutherlin was called to the Putnam County Courthouse at 9:46 a.m. Thursday, where he arrested Kali Rugenstein, 27, Indianapolis, for public intoxication...
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