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Stories from Monday, March 12, 2012

Ag Day honors for Becks, Winger (03/12/12)
A four-generation local farm family and a "pancake flipper emeritus" were honored Saturday morning during the 29th annual Putnam County Ag Day breakfast at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The 2012 Hall of Fame Farm Family award was presented to Gene and Alice Beck of Bainbridge, while the 2012 Friend of the Farmer honor was bestowed upon Rodger Winger of Tri-County Bank...
Mini Farm Fest (03/12/12)
Ag econ speeches and awards ceremonies are fine for grown-ups, but the real fun at Ag Day started later with baby ducks and Dixie Choppers. Mini Farm Fest filled the second half of Saturday's festivities, introducing kids to corn shelling, sheep shearing, a variety of farm equipment and animals to pet that included dairy calves, ducks and chickens.
Baird, Bray reflect on 2012 session accomplishments (03/12/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Despite facing many challenges during the just-completed 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly, District 44 Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) says the efforts of state legislators have made Indiana even better. "I am extremely proud of what we accomplished together this legislative session," Baird said Sunday. "Though met with many challenges this session, the 2012 session continued to support a strong Indiana...
ISO to play 'The Planets' and 'Adagio for Strings' at DePauw (03/12/12)
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski will present two masterworks in the classical repertoire -- Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" and Gustav Holst's "The Planets" -- and Concertmaster Zach De Pue will take center stage to play Polish composer Karol Szymanowski's "Violin Concerto No. 2" in a special performance at DePauw University on Sunday, March 18...
Farmers Market organizational meeting March 21 (03/12/12)
The Friends of the Farmers Market will be organizing for the upcoming 2012 Market Season with a 6 p.m. meeting on Wednesday, March 21 at Greencastle City Hall. Applications and guidelines for vendors interested in participating in the 2012 Downtown Farmers Market will be available at the meeting...
First SP alumni banquet honors Hall of Fame inductees (03/12/12)
Saturday, March 17 is the registration deadline for South Putnam's inaugural Alumni Banquet. The banquet is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Dixie Chopper Conference Center hangar facility at the Putnam County Airport in Greencastle. Registration forms at any of several locations and can be mailed with checks payable to SPCEF, P.O. Box 863, Greencastle, or hand delivered to any of the directors of the foundation, Mark Wildman, Steve Cash or Anita Ferrand...
SP kindergarten orientation set April 3-4 (03/12/12)
Kindergarten orientation for the 2012-13 school year will be conducted April 3-4 in the two South Putnam Community School Corporation elementaries. Students and parents should attend the orientation session of the school the pupil will be attending in the fall...
Cloverdale facility to host IASHA horse show March 16-18 (03/12/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Indiana American Saddlebred Association (IASHA) will stage its annual Spring Warm-Up Show March 16-18 at the C Bar C Arena and Expo (formerly Crossroads Arena) in Cloverdale. Hundreds of American Saddlebred horses, Hackney ponies and Morgan horses from six states will compete at the annual horse show...
Gearing up for Relay for Life (03/12/12)
Relay for Life will be holding its next Captains Meeting on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. in the DePauw Union Ballroom. They will also be hosting St. Patrick's Day Karaoke at the Fluttering Duck on Friday, March 16 at 9 p.m.
Fossils subject of library activity March 14 (03/12/12)
Have you ever found an interesting fossil and wondered what it was, how old it is, or what is its story? Persons with such questions are invited to come to the Putnam County Public Library at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 and meet geosciences Professor Jim Mills to learn all about fossils...
American String Quartet visits DePauw Wednesday and Thursday (03/12/12)
The DePauw University School of Music welcomes the American String Quartet to campus for a two-day visit this week. The Quartet will present a master class at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, and a recital the following evening, Thursday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m...
Jazz ensemble pays tribute to Duke Ellington in concert (03/12/12)
The DePauw University Jazz Ensemble will be paying tribute to the music of history's most influential jazz musicians, Duke Ellington, at its opening concert of the Spring 2012 semester. Everyone is invited to attend the Wednesday, March 14 performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. It is presented free of admission charge...
PCPL program Tuesday offers closer look at the CCC Boys (03/12/12)
The Putnam County Public Library will be hosting two free music and storytelling programs on Tuesday, March 13. The programs will be hosted by Michigan-based author Bill Jamerson who will present his first program, "It's Daylight in the Swamps!", a 45-minute program for children ages 6-12. Jamerson will sing traditional lumberjack songs and tell true stories and hilarious tall tales about life in the old-time lumber camps...
PCPL closed Friday, March 16 for annual staff in-service day (03/12/12)
The Putnam County Public Library will be closed on Friday, March 16 for its annual staff in-service day. The day is dedicated for library staff to learn to improve customer service, participate in long-range planning and review safety procedures. The purpose of the training is to provide better service for library patrons...
DeGraw tickets still available (03/12/12)
Tickets are still available for the Saturday, March 17 Gavin DeGraw, David Nail and Gabe Dixon concert at Neal Fieldhouse in DePauw's Lilly Center. The public may purchase the tickets online at concertideastickets.com. General admission is $15 and no tickets will be sold at the door. Attendees will need to bring their printed tickets with them to the event...
Gobin hosts chili cook-off Sunday (03/12/12)
Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Simpson St., is hosting the Gobin Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, March 18, from 5-7 p.m. in the Colonnade Room. It is free to enter your chili, and free to come and taste. Hot dogs, baked potatoes and dessert will be available for a minimal price; fixings and drinks are free...
Ivy Tech Job Fair promises job tips, job prospects (03/12/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Ivy Tech Community College--Wabash Valley will host a Job Fair on Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its main campus at 8000 S. Education Drive, Terre Haute. The annual event is open to all Ivy Tech students, alumni and community members and is an opportunity for area employers to share job opportunities and advice and Ivy Tech alumni to share job tips and encouragement to those seeking to turn a job into a career...
Golden Eagles win Greencastle hoops regional (03/12/12)
Guerin Catholic's Aaron Brennan went for a double-double, scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds as the Golden Eagles defeated Frankfort 61-44 at the Class 3A Greencastle basketball regional. Guerin Catholic fended off a tough Frankfort squad in the first quarter, leading by four points, 14-10. The second quarter was a different story. The Golden Eagles outscored the Hot Dogs 18-9 in the second to take a sizeable 32-19 lead at halftime...
App to St. Francis (03/12/12)
Lloyd 'Mike' Riddle (03/12/12)
Lloyd "Mike" Riddle died Sunday, March 11, 2012 at The Waters in Greencastle. He was born May 4, 1924 in Barnard, Ind., the son of Claude Loren and Vernie Jane (Wall) Riddle. He was one of 11 children that he helped raise after the death of his father...
Mary A. Pensinger South (03/12/12)
Mary A. Pensinger South, 101, Veedersburg, died Friday, March 9, 2012 at St. Elizabeth Central Hospital, Lafayette. Mrs. South was born June 9, 1910 in Brazil, the daughter of George Finley and Maggie May (Bridgewater) Houk. She married Cecil M. South on May 13, 1939 in Russellville. He preceded her in death on July 9, 1992...
4-H deadlines nearing (03/12/12)
Where can youth learn life skills and work to master knowledge by selecting from more than 70 topics that include shooting sports, scrapbooking, photography, sewing, aerospace, ATV safety, small engines, and model building crafts? The answer is 4-H! Enrollment forms may be found on the Purdue Extension Putnam County website listed below and new this year is online enrollment where you may both enroll and pay online. ...
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