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Stories from Monday, February 27, 2012

Lugar, Rokita rally Putnam Republicans (02/27/12)
Like most Hoosiers, Putnam County residents have their finger on the pulse of America's problems, longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar said Sunday. Lugar, who is seeking re-election to an unprecedented seventh term as U.S. senator from Indiana, told a Putnam County Lincoln Day gathering that his office has connected with Hoosier voters for 818,000 telephone calls over the past six months of the campaign...
Putnam SWCD sets whodunit dinner fundraiser on March 10 (02/27/12)
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District will be holding its inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, March 10 at the Dixie Chopper Conference Center at the Putnam County Airport off Ballard Lane in Greencastle. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner beginning at 6. The original whodunit, "Murder on Muckduck Mountain," featuring the Drive-by Comedy Troupe, will be played throughout the evening with audience participation...
Spring Horizons classes to begin March 18 (02/27/12)
Horizons of Putnam County's spring lineup of "community education taught by the community" begins the week of March 18 and is filled with interesting possibilities. Founded as a non-profit in 1996 to offer "an adventure in lifelong education," Horizons provides a variety of courses offered in a non-traditional format. Instructors come from all areas of the county and bring unique knowledge, perspective and enthusiasm to their classrooms...
Read Across America Day (02/27/12)
In honor of Dr. Seuss' birthday, the Putnam County Public Library will be celebrating "Read Across America Day" on Friday, March 2 at the Inn at DePauw Social Center. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and will include cupcakes, candy, face painting, games, prizes and reading activities...
Central to host M.A.T.H. competition (02/27/12)
Central Elementary School will once again be a regional host for the Elementary M.A.T.H. competition on Thursday, March 1. Area schools participating at Central Elementary are Bainbridge, Central, Fillmore, Reelsville, Roachdale and Tzouanakis. Approximately 7,000 students in grades 4, 5, and 6 from around the state are preparing for the 16th annual Math Academic Teams for Hoosiers (M.A.T.H.) competition, which will take place at 44 sites around the state on March 1. ...
Culminating in GHS Honors (02/27/12)
Greencastle High School seniors achieving Cumulative Honors and attending the Feb. 15 banquet at GHS all achieved a cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 or above for seven semesters.
Chandler Apple Orchard hosts workshop (02/27/12)
Chandler Apple Orchard will host a fruit tree pruning workshop at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 1. Purdue University agriculture professor Dr. Peter Hirst will be giving tips on pruning old and new fruit trees. The workshop is open to the public for amateur and commercial growers. Attendees should dress appropriately for the weather...
March is National Nutrition Month (02/27/12)
March is National Nutrition Month and a good time to reassess our eating habits, now that most people's interest in their New Year's diets and resolutions may have faded. Whether you are dreaming of spring break, thinking ahead to summer weather or more importantly simply ready to make some permanent changes to improve or maintain your health, there is no better time than the present to begin...
State forest open house set April 21 at Owen-Putnam site (02/27/12)
People interested in how Indiana's State Forests are run can share their views at a series of open houses starting next month. Seven open houses between March and September will cover nine state forests and two state recreation areas. At each event, the DNR Division of Forestry will provide information about recreational activities, budget, staffing, major projects, the current DNR Division of Forestry Strategic Plan, invasive species and forest resource management...
Carolyn's Closet (02/27/12)
Carolyn's Closet recently opened at 25 S. Indiana St., Greencastle. The shop, owned by Greg and Carrie Jones, features new and gently used clothing, jewelry and accessories. The owners said their idea was to keep people from having to travel out of town to the mall for their clothing needs.
Wilson Cattle Company exhibits top two Chiangus bulls at Ft. Worth Stock show (02/27/12)
FT. WORTH, Texas -- Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, exhibited the Grand Champion Chiangus Bull, WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA, at the 2012 Ft. Worth Stock Show Jan. 27 in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Jan. 12, 2010 son of WCC Exact T53 (AN) was also the Senior Yearling Division Champion and is co-owned with the Exact Science Laboratory...
Friends to All (02/27/12)
Some members of Family Friends & Fun club of the Putnam County Extension Homemakers got together and have made little gowns, puppy pillows and tote bags for Riley Hospital. They are also making walker bags and knitted hats for some of the nursing homes.
McCloud Nature Park to host Maple Syrup Days (02/27/12)
The McCloud Nature Park will be hosting its second annual Maple Syrup Days, which will be expanded over two weekends. Maple Syrup Days will provide park visitors with demonstrations, hands-on tree-tapping practice and pointers on tree identification...
Master Gardener seminar is March 10 (02/27/12)
The Wabash Valley Master Gardeners Association is planning its annual seminar, the Gardeners Gathering, for Saturday, March 10 at Saint Mary of the Woods College. The event will feature four speakers. Marty Jones will talk about designing bird habitats. Steve Swaim will present on accessibility gardening. Lisa Holscher will speak about rain gardens...
Quarterly luncheon features Dine with a Doc (02/27/12)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon is slated for Tuesday, March 27 at noon and will feature the Dine with a Doc program. Dine with a Doc is a free program that welcomes local seniors get to know the doctor of the month while enjoying a free meal. Doctors donate their time to speak with the seniors...
Nash Firebaugh places 10th at IHSAA State Finals Saturday (02/27/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a school record-setting performance in Friday night's state finals prelims, Nash Firebaugh set himself up for some high expectations in Saturday's consolation finals. The Greencastle High School sophomore did not disappoint, turning in a 52.20 in the 100 butterfly, good enough for a 10th-place finish...
Tigers to host NCAA first and second round games (02/27/12)
Fresh off a victory in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament, the fourth-ranked DePauw women's basketball team will host the first two rounds of NCAA tournament play this weekend. DePauw (26-1) will play host to Westminster (Mo.) College (22-4) in the opening round on Friday, March 2. The other first-round game at the Neal Fieldhouse in DePauw's Lilly Center features Wisconsin-Whitewater (22-6) and Carthage (20-7)...
Tigers capture NCAC, move on to NCAA tourney (02/27/12)
DePauw's women's basketball squad, in its first season of NCAC participation, capped off an impressive debut season in style. The Tigers went undefeated in league play and finished off the regular season in style with a 61-41 win over Denison to capture their first NCAC tournament title...
Eugene Te Grotenhuis (02/27/12)
Eugene Te Grotenhuis, age 89, of Orange City, Iowa, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2012, at the Orange City Area Health System Hospital. There will be a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29 at the First Reformed Church in Orange City. Revs. Mark Haverdink and Timothy Breen will officiate...
Ava Marie Chadd (02/27/12)
Ava Marie Chadd, infant daughter of Chris Chadd and Anna Walker, passed away on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
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