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Stories from Thursday, March 15, 2012

Motorcyclist dies in collision with car (03/15/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- A fatal accident occurred just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon just south of U.S. 36 on U.S. 231. Charles L. Powell of Greenfield was riding his 2004 Harley Davidson motorcycle when Amanda S. Bell of Bainbridge was retrieving her mail at her home at 6632 231 North...
New meter-reading process should benefit Greencastle (03/15/12)
No more estimating city water bills in the dead of winter. No more trudging through yards, checking meter pits and fighting off animals and the elements. The City of Greencastle is closing in on completing a two-year project in which the utilities department has replaced some 3,700 water meters with a radio-read system in which water meters can be read electronically from a passing vehicle...
GHS tackles classic drama (03/15/12)
"Leave me my name," cries John Proctor, as he rails against the atrocities occurring in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The theme of personal integrity, so eloquently expressed in Arthur Miller's "The Crucible," will be explored in community-wide conversations, beginning with Greencastle High School's production of the play Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Parker Auditorium...
Greencastle community garden plots now available (03/15/12)
More than a dozen community garden plots are still available for the 2012 growing season, Mayor Sue Murray has announced. The 4x8 garden plots are available for only $5. The Greencastle Community Garden is located in the City Hall overflow parking lot off Franklin Street. Those interested in renting a plot for the 2012 growing year can begin planting once his or her application has been accepted...
Community foundation seeks to build local non-profit agencies (03/15/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation desires to see vibrant non-profit organizations that are a hallmark of a successful community. Toward this end, the Foundation has for the past seven years provided high-quality, low-cost workshops designed to help local non-profit organizations, churches, and units of government move to the next level of community service and leadership...
Breakfast of Champions (03/15/12)
A giant check, representing a $1,000 donation from the Putnam County Ag Day Breakfast Group, is presented to the Putnam County Fairgrounds Endowment during Saturday's Ag Day event at the fairgrounds.
Volleyball tournament to benefit SP post prom (03/15/12)
The South Putnam Post Prom Committee will sponsor a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 at Central Elementary School. Cost is $100 per team with all proceeds benefiting the SPHS post prom. Games begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday...
All-you-can-eat breakfast Saturday morning at Madison VFD (03/15/12)
An all-you-can eat, free will donation breakfast is scheduled Saturday, March 17 at the Madison Township Volunteer Fire Department. Breakfast will be served 7-10 a.m. at the firehouse, located 3.5 miles west of the courthouse on West Walnut Street Road...
Crisis Pregnancy Center now open (03/15/12)
The Parke/Vermillion Crisis Pregnancy center is now open and serving the surrounding counties. The center is located at 118 Ohio St. in Rockville on the north side of the square. Center hours are Tuesday and Wednesday 10 a.m. -4 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m...
McCloud park hosts firebuilding workshop (03/15/12)
McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free program on fire building techniques and strategies on Saturday, March 24 at 2-3 p.m. Participants will learn both simple and advanced methods that can be used to build campfires as well as fire safety tips and etiquette when building fires on public lands. Indiana rules will also be explained on protecting parks and wildlife...
Putnam Realtors scholarship open to county students (03/15/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation has announced that the Putnam County Board of Realtors will award a scholarship to all four county school corporations again in 2012. The success of the relators' annual bingo event has allowed the organization to increase its funding for scholarships, while still growing its endowment...
House Page (03/15/12)
South Putnam Central Elementary fifth-grader Addison Hughes recently served as a page for District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird during the current session of the Indiana General Assembly. During his visit to the Statehouse, Hughes met with Rep. Baird, took a tour of the Capitol, and observed the legislative process.
Players make trek to Southern Indiana (03/15/12)
A coach is always looking for opportunities to teach his athletes lessons about life. Sometimes it's tough to find those instances, but in the case of the Greencastle head football coach Josh Buis, all he needed to do was look south. When communities in southern Indiana were rocked by severe weather and tornadoes, people from around the state responded. ...
Cloverdale Middle School wins WCC (03/15/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Middle School wrestling team recently won the West Central Conference title. Cloverdale won with a total of 255, with North Putnam placing third with 241, South Putnam fourth with 233 and Greencastle fifth with 134 points...
Peter Urban selected to the Olympic Development Program (03/15/12)
Peter Urban of Fillmore has been selected to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program '99 Pool Team. Urban is among 26 of the top players across the state of Indiana involved in the program for his age. Urban currently plays left forward for Westside United '99 Green and Westside United '98 White club teams in Avon. ...
Verna Lillian Price (03/15/12)
Verna Lillian Price, age 78, of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Born Aug. 13, 1933 in Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Lester and Cora Ethel (Thompson) Cummins. A 1951 graduate of Pulaski County High School, Lillian married James A. Price on Feb. 7, 1952, and he survives...
Irene B. Van Lieu (03/15/12)
Irene B. Van Lieu, 89, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Mill Pond Health Campus. She was born Feb. 13, 1923 in Estel, Ky., the daughter of John Zambenini and Anna Marietta-Zambenini. Irene was a 1941 graduate of Otter Creek High School. She was a retired bookkeeper from Shell Oil Company and a member of Scottish Rite Masons N.M.J., Valley of Indianapolis...
Loretta R. Plunkett (03/15/12)
Loretta R. Plunkett, 75, Plainfield, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2012 in Hendricks Regional Health. Born Sept. 10, 1936 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Orville and Margarete Baine Rusher. Loretta married William Plunkett in December 1966, and he survives...
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