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Stories from Saturday, March 31, 2012

HPS to help raise awareness of Civil War monument's deteriorating condition (03/31/12)
Heritage Preservation Society is its name; heritage preservation is its game. And the Putnam County organization is about to embark on one of its most important missions -- restoring and preserving the prestigious Civil War Soldiers Monument in Greencastle's Forest Hill Cemetery...
GMS looks to turn around on its own terms (03/31/12)
With lawmakers at the Indiana Statehouse mulling a proposed "turnaround rule" for public schools not meeting the state's growth requirements, the staff of one Greencastle school has plans to turn things around themselves around before the state has a chance to intervene...
11.0 jobless rate lands Putnam in bottom 10 for Feb. (03/31/12)
Despite a series of positive signs on the local job front, Putnam County today finds itself in the bottom 10 of the state's latest unemployment rankings. In recent weeks and months, there has been good news locally with expansions under way or planned at Crown Equipment Corp. and F.B. Distro and the purchase of the old Oxford Automotive (Greencastle Manufacturing) building by Phoenix Closures...
Friday night lights (03/31/12)
A crash occurred Friday evening on Indianapolis Road at the intersection of the Family Video and Kroger entrances. Nitrika Price was traveling eastbound on Indianapolis Road in a 2008 Ford Focus, while Joe Sutherlin was traveling westbound in a 2004 Ford F350 truck. ...
York to provide Greencastle Youth Baseball with equipment, instructional clinics, funds (03/31/12)
York Chevrolet Buick GMC is partnering with the Greencastle Youth Baseball program this season. York Chevy Buick GMC has joined forces with the national Chevrolet Youth Baseball program to provide new equipment, instructional clinics, a monetary donation and an opportunity to raise an additional $10,000 through a Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes...
Russellville Community Center hosts egg hunt and bake sale (03/31/12)
The Russellville Community Center will conduct an Easter Egg hunt and bake sale on Saturday, April 7. The bake sale starts at noon, and all proceeds go to the upkeep of the Russellville Community Center. The Easter egg hunt begins at 1 p.m. and is sponsored by the Russellville Community Church. The Easter egg hunt is free and open to the public...
Nonprofit board members retreat slated April 9 (03/31/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation will host the second of its 2012 Non-Profit Learning Series workshops on Monday, April 9. The workshop is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw. Bryan Orander from Charitable Advisors will be holding "Mini Board Retreat." Staff and board members of area nonprofit organizations, churches and units of government are encouraged to attend...
Easter Week Events (03/31/12)
Beech Grove UMC Beech Grove United Methodist Church will have Good Friday services at 7 p.m. with communion. Everyone is invited. Easter services at Beech Grove UMC will be at 8 a.m. with breakfast to follow. There will be no 11 a.m. worship service...
Church hosts cancer benefit for local boy (03/31/12)
The Greencastle Church of God will be hosting a benefit concert for a local 15-year-old boy who has been diagnosed with cancer. The Crystal Valley Quartet will perform at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 1 in the sanctuary of the Church of God, 505 Main St. Cory Duff is an eighth grade student at Greencastle Middle School who is battling cancer. Although the concert is free, a love offering will be taken to benefit Duff and his family with expenses...
O'Conner - 94th Birthday (03/31/12)
Beatrice Huber O'Conner celebrated her 94th birthday on Monday, March 19. She was born in Wallace Junction, Ind., to Frank and Hellie Huber. Friends may write to her at 1159 Southbridge Dr., Greenwood, IN 46142.
Bain - 65th Anniversary (03/31/12)
Robert and Betty (Mercer) Bain were married on April 5, 1947. They are the parents of Sandra (Kenny) Hutcheson, Sharon (Steve) Blaydes, Donald (Rita) Bain and Daniel (Dianna) Bain. Cards are welcome addressed to 7389 W. CR 600 South, Reelsville, IN 46171...
Cooper - 65th Anniversary (03/31/12)
H. Lloyd and Marjorie M. Cooper of Greencastle will celebrate their 65th anniversary on Thursday, April 5. Lloyd and Marjorie left Greencastle in 1974. Lloyd was the Greencastle High School principal and Marjorie was the secretary of Miller Elementary School. They went to Indianapolis, where Lloyd took over as principal of Warren Central High School and eventually as assistant superintendent of Warren Schools. Following his retirement in 1986, they moved back to Greencastle...
Scanner for March 31 (03/31/12)
County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Thursday, March 29. McNew was arrested at Warren Drive and Avenue C by Greencastle Police Officer Darrel Bunten. Sheriff's Department The damage was listed at less than $1,000. Information included in the Putnam Scanner is taken from reports provided to the Banner Graphic by the Greencastle Police, the Greencastle Fire and the Putnam County Sheriff's departments...
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