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Stories from Saturday, March 17, 2012

Governor appoints Sen. Lawson as new Indiana secretary of state (03/17/12)
Connie Lawson (R-Danville), who has served most of Putnam County as District 24 state senator the past 16 years, was appointed Friday as the new Indiana Secretary of State, effective immediately. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels made the announcement at noon Friday. Lawson had tendered her resignation to Senate Pro Tempore David Long earlier in the day...
Greencastle to increase pay for substitutes (03/17/12)
Competition for employees can be fierce, even for the services of substitute teachers. To this end, the Greencastle School Board moved Wednesday to increase substitute pay across the board, making the wages competitive with neighboring school districts...
Truck crashes to avoid hitting car ahead on 231 (03/17/12)
An act of negligence caused a major accident on U.S. 231 North, which left a truck driver in the Putnam County Hospital on Friday afternoon. Truck driver Terry Campell of Poling Trucking Co. of Nashville, Ind., was driving north on 231 when a small silver car pulled out in front of him...
North Putnam board decides to take chance on open market (03/17/12)
The North Putnam School Board heard from Dough Henderson of Co-Alliance in an effort to help them make a decision on whether to buy fuel on the open market or to lock in a price with the company. Henderson advised the board to look at its current budget to help make a decision...
Tests offered for certified lifeguards to work at state parks (03/17/12)
Lifeguarding tests for already-certified lifeguards who want to work at Indiana Department of Natural Resources State Parks and Reservoirs properties will be conducted at no cost to participants at three locations statewide in April. Applicants must already be certified in lifeguarding and CPR for the Professional Rescuer to be eligible to attend the test at any site; the tests are not a recertification of any type...
'Passing Time' exhibit to open March 27 at Peeler Center (03/17/12)
"Passing Time," a new exhibition of recent works by 14 international artists in a range of media on display at DePauw University, explores the multiple and converging meanings of the phrase "passing time." Organized by guest curators Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 curatorsquared, the exhibition will be on view at DePauw's Richard E. Peeler Art Center from Tuesday, March 27 through Thursday, May 10...
New DNR firewood rule takes effect Saturday (03/17/12)
As camping season approaches, visitors to DNR properties should prepare for the new DNR firewood rule that takes effect Saturday (March 17). The Indiana Natural Resources Commission approved a similar firewood policy last year but adopted it as a permanent rule in January...
Mission Guatemala founder visits Gobin (03/17/12)
Tom Heaton, founder of Mission Guatemala, will be in Greencastle speaking at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church this weekend. On Saturday he will share information on the five-year history of Mission Guatemala and the great progress that has been made. His presentation will be from 3-5 p.m. in the downstairs Colonnade Room. Refreshments will be served...
Gospel Servants to perform (03/17/12)
The Gospel Servants Quartet will perform at the Hanna St. Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 18. The church is located at 501 E. Hanna St. For more information contact Pastor Patrick Smith at 653-9351.
Easter Bunny visits Eminence (03/17/12)
The Easter Bunny Breakfast at Eminence Christian Church is Saturday, March 24 from 9:30-11 a.m. Breakfast is served at 9:30. The Easter scriptures will be read and shared, and each young person has an opportunity to have his or her picture taken with the Easter Bunny. The Bunny has a candy bag for each young person...
Tiger Cub MVPs (03/17/12)
Clover Athletes Honored (03/17/12)
Cloverdale Middle School wins county wrestling title (03/17/12)
The Cloverdale Middle School wrestling team was recently crowned Putnam County champs. South Putnam was runner-up, with North Putnam placing third and Greencastle placing fourth. The Clovers defeated Greencastle 81-42, North Putnam 79-35 and nipped South Putnam 60-54 for a perfect 3-0 record...
Fields - 30th Anniversary (03/17/12)
Troy and Sandy Fields will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 18. Their story began before the two even met. Troy won a pool game against a friend who had bet a Zippo lighter with the name Sandy on it. Months later, the two met in the summer of 1981 and Troy said he had found a woman to go with his lighter. Fate had made itself very clear...
Mahoney - 50th Anniversary (03/17/12)
John and Donna Mahoney, formerly of Greencastle, will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, March 17. John Mahoney and Donna Rice were married in New York on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1962. John is retired from IBM. Donna is currently employed at Tampa Bay Downs. While living in Greencastle they owned Hunter John's Pizza...
Scobee - 69th Anniversary (03/17/12)
Willard and Jean Scobee celebrated 69 years of marriage on Friday, March 16. They now reside at Asbury Towers, 102 W. Poplar, Room 329. The are the parents of Bonnie Roberts and Sally (Earl) Coffman. They have one grandson, Chris Coffman, and three great-grandsons...
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