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Stories from Saturday, February 25, 2012

Incarcerated PCF dads bridge separation from children with books (02/25/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Offenders at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) have the unique opportunity to bridge the separation from their children with words and books through the "Read with Me Program." Although evidence supports that maintaining positive family relationships provide offenders with a basis to resist re-offending, many children are not afforded the opportunity to visit with their dads...
Reviving homeless shelter on community minds (02/25/12)
It may take a village to raise a child, but fighting homelessness could take an entire community. That was the general perception Thursday night as more than 60 community leaders shared ideas and issues, optimism and outrage concerning the future of a Greencastle/Putnam County homeless shelter...
Foundation announces Lilly Scholarship finalists (02/25/12)
Four Putnam County high school seniors have been named as finalists for a full-tuition scholarship as the Putnam County Community Foundation's 2012 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. In addition to covering tuition, the award will cover all required fees, including a $900 book stipend per year, for four years to an accredited school in Indiana. There will be one recipient for Putnam County in 2012...
K-9 handler Wade promoted to ISP canine training officer (02/25/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Master Trooper Dennis Wade of the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section has been promoted to the rank of sergeant and will serve as the department's canine training coordinator. Wade received his promotion through written testing and a competitive interview process, Indiana State Police Supt. Paul Whitesell said...
Community Foundation seeking philanthropic youth (02/25/12)
Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to learn about philanthropy and grant-making? Do you want to serve? Are you a Putnam County high school or college student? If so, you should apply to be a member of the Youth Philanthropy Committee. The Putnam County Community Foundation invites all eligible students, 14-22, to apply for a committee post. Applications are due March 28 and can be downloaded online at www.pcfoundation.org or picked up at the Community Foundation office...
Paging all pupils (02/25/12)
South Putnam High School students Miriah Cherry (left) and Kristin Rudolph (right) recently served as legislative pages for State Sen. Connie Lawson (R-Danville) during the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly at the Statehouse. Cherry is daughter of Mike Cherry, while Rudolph is daughter of Roger and Kim Rudolph. ...
Firebaugh finishes 10th in state (02/25/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Nash Firebaugh finished 10th in the state in the 100 butterfly at Saturday's IHSAA Boys' Swimming State Finals. The Greencastle sophomore a 52.20 to finish second in the consolation race to Kevin Brinegar of Columbus North. The complete story will be available in Monday's Banner Graphic...
Greencastle's Nash Firebaugh seeded ninth after state prelims (02/25/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Swimming is as much a race against the clock and oneself as it is against the others in the pool. Nash Firebaugh performed well on both fronts Friday night. Swimming against the state's best competition, his own personal best time and even school history, the Greencastle sophomore posted a 51.32 in the 100 butterfly...
GHS snaps three game losing streak (02/25/12)
LINDEN -- Greencastle got back in the win column Friday after defeating North Montgomery 74-61, snapping a three-game skid. Greencastle jumped out to a 10-2 lead, but the Charger countered with a 19-3 run and eventually took a 35-31 advantage at the half...
DePauw advances to NCAC final (02/25/12)
The DePauw women's Tigers basketball team overcame a rough first half to earn a 69-52 win over Wittenberg and advance to the NCAC Tournament Final against Denison. DePauw held a much as a 12-point lead in the first half, but Wittenberg was able to chip away and tie the game at 20-all. The Tigers utilized a 7-1 run to close the first half to take a 30-22 lead at halftime...
Jones-McGinty Engagement (02/25/12)
Michael Jones and Chelsea Turner of Quincy and James and Tracey Thomas of Greencastle would like to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter Candice Marie Jones to Trent Daniel McGinty, son of Daniel and Dixie McGinty of Brazil. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Greencastle High School and a 2011 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College with a degree in medical billing and is employed at Walmart Distribution Center in Greencaste. ...
Canal-Frye Engagement (02/25/12)
Debra Canal and Bruce and Susan Canal, along with Cindy and Jim Cox and Bill Frye, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Amanda Mae Canal and Jason Matthew Frye. Amanda and Jason are the parents of Emma and Ethan Frye. The ceremony is planned for Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. at Westlake Community Church of God in Avon...
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