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Stories from Monday, April 16, 2012

Greencastle teen seriously injured in Madison Twp. wreck (04/16/12)
A South Putnam junior was airlifted to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after the truck he was driving struck a tree Sunday evening. At approximately 9 p.m. Logan R. Pell, 17, Greencastle, was southbound on County Road 525 West in Madison Township approaching County Road 50 North...
Two airlifted after W. Walnut crash (04/16/12)
A husband and wife were airlifted following a Sunday evening accident on West Walnut Street. At approximately 5 p.m., Walter Nash was exiting his driveway at 3081 W. County Road 100 South (West Walnut). He noticed a car approaching on the road, but did not notice the scooter behind the car...
Stellar effort to bring major retail anchor to square (04/16/12)
More people walking downtown. More customers spending money with courthouse square retailers. New shops and restaurants opening their doors for business. The next great college town. That's what local officials hope to see as a result of a major downtown renovation, made possible by the State of Indiana's Stellar Communities initiative, that will bring a new bookstore, programmable community meeting space and Putnam County's first full-service Starbucks to the southeast corner of East Washington and Indiana streets. ...
Putnam County loves to cha-cha-cha (04/16/12)
Everybody loves to cha-cha-cha. It's been 53 years since Sam Cooke gave us that bit of wisdom, but it rang true on Saturday night as Greencastle Middle School counselor Kathy Asbell and partner Logan Kuhne cha-cha'd their way to the 2012 Dancing with the Putnam County Stars title...
County Council to consider wheel tax increase Tuesday (04/16/12)
Having considered the possibility of raising the county motor vehicle excise surtax and wheel tax at its March meeting, the Putnam County Council will have the opportunity to act on the issue at its April meeting on Tuesday. At issue for the council, as is so often the case for county fiscal and legislative officials, is finding a way to fund more road repairs. ...
Clean City Month kicks off Friday (04/16/12)
A 30-day effort focusing on keeping Greencastle clean will officially begin on Friday. The Greencastle Civic League and its partners recently announced Clean City Month 2012. The series of events, which run from April 20 through May 19, is a community-wide effort aimed to clean up the city of Greencastle...
Putnam County property tax bills mailed, due May 10 (04/16/12)
Putnam County Treasurer Sharon Owens said Friday property tax bills have been mailed and taxpayers should expect to receive their bills this week. The first installment for property tax is due on Thursday, May 10. The county is again offering taxpayers four different options for paying 2012 property taxes...
North Putnam schools announce dates for kindergarten round-up (04/16/12)
North Putnam Community School Corporation has announced Kindergarten Round-Up dates as follows: Wednesday, April 25 -- Roachdale Elementary, 6 p.m. Thursday, April 26 -- Bainbridge Elementary, 6 p.m. Parents should enroll their children at Bainbridge Elementary or Roachdale Elementary depending on where they reside...
Dine with a Doc set for April 23 (04/16/12)
The April 23 edition of Dine with a Doc will feature psychologist Dr. Thomas E. Rea. The event will occur from 10 a.m.-noon at the First National Bank located at 1128 Indianapolis Road. Dine with a Doc is a free program that allows the local senior community to hear the doctor of the month discuss an educational topic over lunch...
Don't forget, we're still in April (04/16/12)
Freezing temperatures were experienced around the state two nights last week. Generally, Tuesday night was colder than Wednesday. At the Meigs farm, in Tippecanoe County near Purdue, the low temperature recorded was 24.9 degrees Fahrenheit on both nights. This seems to be typical for many areas of the state, including Putnam County...
Rady book signing set for April 21 at PCPL (04/16/12)
Author James E. Rady will be at the Putnam County Public Library in Greencastle from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 to sign his current book, "A Time to Forgive." Born on a farm in Indiana, Rady was raised in Roachdale, where at one time he owned a grocery store. He retired from a career in Indiana schools and as a major after a 25-year military career of active and reserve duty...
Brickmania: Stanley Cup style scheduled Wednesday (04/16/12)
Just in time for the NHL Stanley Cup Finals, young hockey fans may visit the Putnam County Museum on Wednesday, April 18 and construct their very own "block head" hockey player from Lego Building Blocks. Slated from 6-7:30 p.m., the program is open to the first 12 participants. It will feature cookies, drink and the opportunity to free-build with a large collection of building blocks included. Pre-registration is required by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cost is $10...
Tickets on sale for Thursday GMS talent show (04/16/12)
Tickets are on sale now for the fourth annual Greencastle Middle School talent show. More than 20 acts are signed up to perform on Thursday, April 19 starting at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $3 and a family pass, which is good for up to five family members, is on sale for $10. Tickets may be purchased at the GMS office or at Parker Auditorium the night of the performance...
Food distribution on tap at Whitestone pantry Wednesday (04/16/12)
NEW WINCHESTER -- The Whitestone Food Pantry will conduct a food distribution effort from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2 at the food pantry. Distribution is geared to needy residents of Floyd Township in eastern Putnam County and Marion Township in western Hendricks County...
University Lending (04/16/12)
University Lending Group recently opened its Greencastle office and celebrated with a Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting. Cynthia Mattox, a veteran loan specialist in the Putnam County market, has been with the company since September. Her team has more recently set up shop at 416 S. Bloomington St., Greencastle.
GEM Energy Services (04/16/12)
To celebrate the opening of GEM Energy Services Inc. the Chamber of Commerce members held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. GEM is open by appointment only and offers consults in the industrial, commercial, institutional, health care and higher education fields.
New Co-Alliance distribution terminal at Bainbridge (04/16/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- C.F. Jones Group, a Lebanon contracting, consulting and construction firm, recently served as the general contractor of the new Bainbridge Hub of Co-Alliance LLC. The innovative terminal is located at 7600 N. CR 200 East Bainbridge, and will supply plants in Putnam, Hendricks, Boone and other surrounding counties...
Hutcheson named Player of the Year (04/16/12)
Greencastle's boys' basketball team posted a 13-9 record and was the only team in the county with a winning record during the 2011-12 season. GHS might have had the only winning record, but Cloverdale, North Putnam and South Putnam all achieved some big time wins this season and continued to grow their programs...
Weatherford places third in 'Miracle Mile' (04/16/12)
FRANKLIN -- Some might think of Friday the 13th as unlucky, but for one Greencastle runner it was anything but. Last Friday, GHS junior Colleen Weatherford ran in the "Miracle Mile" at Franklin Central and finished third. She was one of 55 runners entered in the event...
North Putnam golfers start strong (04/16/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam boys' golf team began its season in impressive fashion last week. They began their year with a second-place finish in a three-way match with Rockville and Turkey Run on April 9. The Rox won with a total of 184, followed by North Putnam with 195 and Turkey Run with 195. Danny Smith led the Cougar charge by shooting a 45. Jake Smith carded a 49 and the Cougars' lone senior Quade Snyder shot a 51 with little practice time...
Wayne Cowan (04/16/12)
Wayne Cowan, 74, of LeRoy, Ill., passed away at 4:41 a.m. Sunday, April 15, 2012 at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center, Bloomington, Ill. Wayne was born May 14, 1937 in Clay, Ky., to Chester and Mary Kathryn Hopper Cowan. He married Linda D. Miller on Aug. 1,1976 in Heyworth, Ill., and she survives in LeRoy...
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