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DePauw to honor Ubbens, five others at commencement (03/26/12)
Five distinguished individuals -- David Baker, Amy Goodman, Sara Lennox, Timothy Ubben and Sharon Williams Ubben -- will receive honorary doctoral degrees at DePauw University's 173rd annual commencement. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 20 in Holton Memorial Quadrangle...
June weather in March sets several records (03/26/12)
From Russellville to Reelsville, Edgelea to Edgewood Lake, the sounds of lawnmower engines filled the air Saturday and Sunday as unusually warm weather continued for Putnam County and west-central Indiana. While Sunday's high of 72 degrees in Greencastle was nowhere near as warm as earlier record-breaking temperatures, it continued to serve notice that spring has definitely sprung across Indiana...
Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Robe-Ann Park set for Saturday (03/26/12)
The annual community Easter Egg Hunt at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Some 7,000 plastic eggs will be available for hunting by children age 1-11. The egg hunt is sponsored by McDonald's, Burger King, Headley Hardware, Wendy's, Long John Silver's, Monical's Pizza, Carpenter Realtors, Wal-Mart, Kroger, Treasures on the Square, WREB radio and Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County...
Eggfest teen egg hunt slated for April 6 (03/26/12)
The annual night time teen egg hunt at Robe-Ann Park will return on Friday, April 6. Egg fest 2012 is for teens in grades 6-12 only, and will have everyone scrambling for prize-stuffed eggs. Among the many prizes donated by local "Good Egg" businesses is the "Golden Egg" prize, a Kindle Fire provided by Putnam County's Tobacco Prevention and Cessation...
Man charged with failing to register as sex offender (03/26/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- A 27-year-old Greencastle man was charged Friday in Montgomery County with failing to register as a sex offender. William Jesse Hood, whose current address is listed as Greencastle in Montgomery Superior Court records, was convicted in March 2006 of child molesting, a Class C felony...
Auditions set April 1 and 2 for PCP opener, 'Clue the Musical' (03/26/12)
Director Ric McFadden will hold two sessions of auditions for the first production of the PCPH 2012 season, "Clue the Musical." The first will be Sunday, April 1 at 3 p.m. It will be followed by a second session on Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. Both sessions will be in the rehearsal center at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre...
Retired Teachers to award $500 scholarship (03/26/12)
The Putnam County Retired Teachers Association will award a $500 scholarship to a third- or fourth-year college student who aspires to become a future educator. The recipient must be a Putnam County high school graduate and an Indiana college student enrolled in an undergraduate program, which will result in a degree in education...
Yard waste site opens for 2012 (03/26/12)
The Greencastle/Putnam County yard waste site will open for the season on Monday, April 2. Drop-off materials include grass clippings, twigs, branches, leaves and other organic yard waste. Fees may apply. Cash and checks are accepted. Residents may call 653-6699 or visit the site -- take County Road 200 west off Jackson Street, then past the County Highway Department and DePauw University's Prindle Institute...
Former resident publishes book (03/26/12)
Bill McCaffrey, a former resident of Greencastle and former IBM'er, has just published a book about the characters he met while growing up in an Irish Catholic family in Philadelphia in the '40s and '50s. For some, "It's a Long Land That Has No Turning" will bring back memories, laughs, tears, joy and answers to what it was like in the inner city in those days...
Bainbridge Cemetery cleanup requested by April 1 (03/26/12)
The Bainbridge Cemetery Association is asking that all ground decorations be removed around stones before April 1.
Hollow husk a growing problem in hybrid corn (03/26/12)
Recently in the field, we have seen some strange looking ears of corn. The ears of corn look malformed. Some ears have fully developed kernels in some spots, and have other spots where there is no kernel development. The ears are shorter and the tip of the cob may be stunted...
Lasley named VP of Indiana Bankers Association (03/26/12)
The Indiana Bankers Association has announced the promotion of Roachdale native Rod Lasley to vice president-products and services. Lasley also has been named president of the for-profit companies owned by the IBA. Lasley joined the association in the newly created position of member services representative in 2009. He is responsible for visiting all IBA members to discuss their needs and for maintaining IBA relationships with associate members and Preferred Service Providers...
Greencastle Furniture (03/26/12)
To celebrate the grand opening of Greencastle Furniture the Chamber of Commerce members Tammy Amor, Michael Clampitt, Nancy Michael, Beth Flint, Joe Garrison (owner), Missy McCullough, Sandy McCloud and Bo Battin participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, March 20.
Putnam Scanner for March 26 (03/26/12)
Two citations were issued Thursday evening by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 5:50 p.m. Thursday, Sgt. Christopher Jones stopped a vehicle on Shadowlawn Avenue and cited both the driver and passenger for seatbelt violations. Ticketed were: Rickie Johnson Jr., 25, Quincy, and Matthew Robinson, 18, Greencastle...
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