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Stories from Thursday, April 26, 2012

Officials react quickly to GMS student's threat (04/26/12)
School and law enforcement officials reacted quickly to a Wednesday night threat by a Greencastle Middle School student, preventing what could have been a dangerous situation. The unnamed student posted a threatening comment on Facebook Wednesday evening, prompting Greencastle Superintendent Dr. Lori Richmond to release a statement regarding the incident on Thursday...
Farmers' Market vendors, friends to meet on Monday (04/26/12)
The Friends of the Farmers' Market and 2012 Downtown Farmers' Market vendors will meet again concerning the upcoming 2012 market season at 6 p.m. Monday, April 30 at Greencastle City Hall. The meeting will feature Putnam County Health Department representative Darrell Brackney. He will be available to answer vendor questions regarding the upcoming market season...
Tina Fogle seeking at-large spot on County Council (04/26/12)
Tina Fogle of Greencastle is seeking the Putnam County Council At-Large position on the Republican ballot in the May 8 primary. Fogle has been a Putnam County resident since 2001 when she and her husband moved to Greencastle after he retired from the United States Air Force...
City Council accepting school board applications (04/26/12)
The Greencastle City Council will make one of its two appointments to the Greencastle Community School Board of Trustees at the June meeting of the Council. The four-year term in question, the seat currently filled by school board president Bruce Stinebrickner, will commence on July 1, 2012 and continue until June 30, 2016...
Central Region Convention of Kappa Delta Phi sorority in Greencastle on Friday and Saturday (04/26/12)
The Gamma Phi chapter of Kappa Delta Phi Sorority will host the 75th Central Region Convention of Kappa Delta Phi this Friday and Saturday at the Inn at DePauw in Greencastle. Delegates from the 10 Kappa Delta Phi chapters in the Central Region will convene on Friday afternoon for registration, hospitality and an evening program of entertainment...
Putnamville crew cleans Indiana roadsides (04/26/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) has collected 1,121 bags of trash from Indiana roadsides this month during the Indiana Department of Transportation's (INDOT) annual "Trash Bash." Over a 10-day period April 10-19, Putnamville Sgt. Robert Evans, Officer Ryan Nicholson and four to six offenders assigned to the local facility's outside work crew walked 27.5 miles picking up trash and debris in Putnam County...
Annual Mountain Man Rendezvous slated April 28-29 at Bridgeton (04/26/12)
BRIDGETON -- The town of Bridgeton will host its 20th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Come out and enjoy a taste of authentic pre-1840s living in a beautiful historic setting. Walk through the Mountain Man encampment complete with trading posts and pioneer goods for sale...
State Road 39 to close in Clayton for project to be completed in December (04/26/12)
CLAYTON -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced State Road 39 will close Tuesday, May 1 for a pavement replacement project in Clayton. The pavement replacement project will close the roadway north of U.S. 40 until December...
What is the Soil and Water Conservation District and what does it do? (04/26/12)
By SUE CRAFTON Putnam SWCD The Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District is one of 92 agencies that are located in Indiana. In the beginning we helped farmers with soil erosion concerns on their land to help protect the top soil. The 1930s Great Depression was instrumental in starting this grassroots organization. Congress knew that something was needed to alleviate the huge dust storms that were created from the drought, wind, and farming practices of the time...
Big Sister of the Year (04/26/12)
Katherine Voskoboynik (right) was recently named the 2012 DePauw Big Sister of the Year. Katherine is a caring, consistent, positive and patient Big Sister. She has been matched for three years with her Little Sister Hayleemarie (left) in the school program at Cloverdale Elementary. Katherine and Hayleemarie enjoy doing a variety of activities together like trying to catch frogs in the pond, playing in the gym, doing homework, reading or playing board games. Hayleemarie especially enjoys creative activities so Katherine brings craft projects to work on together. Hayleemarie is always excited to see her Big Sister and thinks that Katherine is "nice, kind, sweet and the best sister ever." The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to help children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.
Math Bowl winners (04/26/12)
The Bainbridgre Math Bowl team won first place in its class competition. Bainbridge was also fourth in the state out of 124 teams. Members of the team are Emma Haste, Olivia Haste, Josie Lyons, Adam Ammons, Lucius Alexander, Elle Timm, Jake Suddarth, Peyton Meyers, Zachary Koll, Kolton Thorson, Alexis Benge, Mary Timm, Zachary Timm, Emma Blanford and Evan Davies. The Math Bowl Team is coached by Mrs. Becky Cook and Mrs. Staci Parent.
NP choir puts on a show (04/26/12)
Members of the North Putnam Middle School and High School show choir, Sonido Bonito, performed for the Prime Timers dinner at Roachdale Christian Church on recently. Both high school choirs performed, as well as many soloists including Corinne Callan, Alan Skillern, Christina Rice, and Logan Grim.
Good Citizens (04/26/12)
Roachdale Citizens of the Month for March include (front from left) Emily Presslor, Malachi Fish, Jasmine Hunley, Archer Springmeyer, Jayden Tobin, (middle) Austin Tripp, Dylan Smith, Ron Smiley from Fox 59, Wyleigh Thomas, Matt McHargue, (back) Cheyenne Graham, Sophie Wishert, Dakota Lathrop and Jalen Berry.
Tiger Cubs suffer 5 inning loss to North Central, 17-7 (04/26/12)
Greencastle's softball squad dropped its fifth consecutive game Wednesday night, falling to North Central (Farmersburg) 17-7 in five innings. The Thunderbirds struck in every inning, jumping out to a 10-0 lead in the third before the hosts could respond...
Cloverdale has solid showing at Mustang Invite (04/26/12)
ELLETTSVILLE -- The Cloverdale coed track teams competed at the Mustang Invitational Saturday at Edgewood. The girls placed fifth overall out of seven teams with a score of 56, while the boys finished sixth out of seven with a total of 53 points. For the girls Mariah Oetken placed second in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.88. Oetken also won third in the high jump with a height of 5-3 and Brooke Gray was third in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 17.45...
British Soccer Camp coming to Greencastle (04/26/12)
The No. 1 youth soccer company in the United States, Challenger Sports, will hold its fifth annual British Soccer Camp at Big Walnut Sports Park hosted by the Putnam County Youth Soccer. The camp will run June 25-29 and each child will be coached by a member of Challenger's British coaching staff flown to the United States exclusively to work on these programs. ...
South Putnam remains perfect following win (04/26/12)
LIZTON -- The South Putnam softball team defeated Tri-West 12-0 in five innings. Pitcher Brooke Boetjer pitched a perfect game, where the senior struck out nine batters. Jenna Jones led the South Putnam offense with a home run and four RBI. MaKenzie Trisler recorded a double and Janet Crafton added a double. Boejter and Jenny Thompson added an RBI each...
Welch breaks Cougar record in tri-meet (04/26/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' track team competed against Rockville and Riverton Parke. In the meet, the Cougars posted five wins, including setting a record in the discus. Katie Welch won the discus with a toss of 109-6, breaking a record that was set in 1989. Sam Lucas won the shot put with a distance of 36-1/2, while Katie Douglas winning the 1,600-meter run in a time of 6:11. Douglas also won the 3,200-meter run...
Tiger Cubs defeat Sparkplugs, 3-2 (04/26/12)
The Greencastle girls' tennis team welcomed Speedway Monday and halted the Sparkplugs for a 3-2 win. Kayla Chadd, Greencastle's No. 3 singles player, got things going with a win over Speedway's Haily Merrit 6-2, 6-1. No. 1 singles player Haylie Romer kept the Tiger Cubs going with 6-2, 6-2 win over the Sparkplugs' Lindsey Tucker...
Eagles fall to Warriors (04/26/12)
MARSHALL -- The South Putnam baseball team dropped a 10-5 contest to Turkey Run Wednesday. The Eagles took an early lead after scoring two runs in the top of the first inning. The Warriors responded with two runs in the bottom of the frame to tie the game at 2-all. Turkey Run added runs in the third, fifth and sixth inning to take a 10-2 lead into the seventh...
Matt Damon carries Crowe's 'Zoo' (04/26/12)
Growing up, family dramas didn't have their desired affect on me. I've always watched all types of films, but when it came to family dramas, I found myself in the middle. There were a few that reached their mark though. I mean who hasn't watched "Kramer vs. Kramer" and not hated Meryl Streep? I still hold a grudge until this day...
Eve 6 gives fans what they want with new release 'Speak in Code' (04/26/12)
After going nine years without a new album, Eve 6 released "Speak in Code" on Tuesday. As fans hoped, the album maintains (lyrically) the same things the band has always been about. The themes: expectation, personal growth, friends, dating the wrong girl and friends who date the wrong girl, have been rehashed in different ways on each album...
Greg Nagy Band to play The Swizzle Stick Friday (04/26/12)
The Greg Nagy Band, a Michigan-based blues group, will play The Swizzle Stick in downtown Greencastle from 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, April 27. The band plays eclectic, modern blues that meld funk, rock, soul and many other elements into their own style. Nagy (vocals and guitar) is a two-time Blues Music Award nominee...
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