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Stories from Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Board calls Oct. 1 homeless shelter reopening target (05/02/12)
Bill Wieland's calling has obviously always been a higher one than most of the rest of us. But when it comes to cell phone use, the retired former St. Andrew's Episcopal Church rector, is admittedly technologically challenged. Yet at the most opportune time Monday evening, Wieland's cell phone not only rang but provided the good news that could help toward the possible reopening of the local homeless shelter...
Blocked storm sewer causes flood at Roachdale home (05/02/12)
ROACHDALE -- An intentionally blocked storm sewer and heavy rain caused flooding in northern Roachdale on Tuesday. "It's a nightmare," Breanna Miethe said, standing in a puddle covering her driveway. "We're in trouble because no one will help us." When the Indiana Department of Environmental Management asked Crop Production Services to block the storm sewer from draining off their property, CPS willingly complied, knowing that it meant they would have to pump all the water that drains on their property into containment tanks.. ...
Inside Story (05/02/12)
Renovation work on the interior of the old Prevo's store location on Washington Street, last occupied by Fine Print Bookstore and Castle Classics, commences as workmen from T & W Corp, Indianapolis, begin gutting the interior. The building will become the future home of a bookstore and Starbucks coffee shop as part of the Stellar Community Grant awarded to Greencastle.
Chalk up another rare occurrence for spring 2012 (05/02/12)
Spring 2012 in the central Indiana area has recorded another rare occurrence with the month of March being warmer than April. The average temperature for April ended on Monday about two degrees cooler than March, the National Weather Service reported...
Gobin back as Trust Patron (05/02/12)
Barbara Rice (right) of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church presents Ginger Scott, Mary Allison Home treasurer, with a check for $2,000 for the 2012 Trust Patron Sponsorship.
Reported tornado damages house near New Ross (05/02/12)
NEW ROSS (AP) -- Authorities say a tornado has damaged a house and a grain bin in central Indiana. A dispatcher for the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says officers on the scene say a tornado touched down Tuesday night near the town of New Ross and caused the damage. There's no immediate confirmation of the tornado by the National Weather Service. New Ross is about 10 miles southeast of Crawfordsville...
USDA Rural Development office closing at Lafayette (05/02/12)
Effective today, the USDA Rural Development office in Lafayette is closing and the staff is being transferred to the USDA Service Center in Crawfordsville. The Crawfordsville Area Office is located at 2028 Lebanon Rd., Crawfordsville, IN 47933. Phone number is (765) 362-0405, ext. 4...
Food distribution on tap at Whitestone pantry Saturday morning (05/02/12)
NEW WINCHESTER -- The Whitestone Food Pantry will conduct a food distribution effort 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 5. (An earlier announcement contained an incorrect time provided by organizers.) Distribution is geared to needy residents of Floyd Township in eastern Putnam County and Marion Township in western Hendricks County. The food pantry is located at 8045 W. U.S. 36, west of New Winchester...
Smart Choice orders to be placed May 5 (05/02/12)
Cloverdale United Methodist Church will be taking orders for the May Smart Choice menu this Saturday, May 5 from 9-10 a.m. at the church. There is a short order period due to the holiday. Distribution day will be on Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m.-noon at the church in the fellowship hall...
Crossroads Café opens on city's north side (05/02/12)
Seizing an opportunity in the Greencastle restaurant landscape, the owner of the Phillips 66 Food Mart has opened Crossroads Café at his 701 N. Jackson St. store. Crossroads Café features Hunt Brothers Pizza (whole or by the slice), wings, wing bites and subs. The gas station and food mart are open 24 hours a day on Greencastle's north side...
NPYBL celebrates Opening Day with revamped diamond (05/02/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Youth Baseball League (NPYBL) celebrated another great season opener at the newly improved Heritage Environmental Field in Roachdale on Saturday, April 21. Players, fans, and local businesses came out to celebrate the season cheering loud and proud for the Cougars...
Record number turn out for YMCA / MCSP 5K Run/Walk (05/02/12)
SPENCER -- The YMCA/Friends of McCormick's Creek 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning attracted 166 racers. The race began near the pool at McCormick's Creek State Park, traveled 3.1 miles on scenic park roads and ended back at the pool. The race was a fundraising event for the Owen County Family YMCA Strong Kids Campaign and the Friends of McCormick's Creek, as well as part of the Magnificent 7 Race Series...
GHS girls' track having plant sale (05/02/12)
The Greencastle girls' track team will be holding its annual plant sale on Sunday. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. outside of McAnally Center.
Putnam Scanner for May 2, 2012 (05/02/12)
Monday at 9:38 a.m., Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Chris Harcourt was on routine traffic patrol on U.S. 40 near County Road 400 East in Putnam County, when his radar tracked a 2003 Pontiac at 80 mph in the westbound passing lane. As Trooper Harcourt turned around in an attempt to stop the car, he said the driver of the Pontiac, John E. Spencer, 20, Fillmore, suddenly veered right across the driving lane, and tried to turn right onto County Road 300 East...
Adopting DISCLOSE would put voters first (05/02/12)
To the Editor: Since its founding in 1956, the Greencastle League of Women Voters has worked with the LWVUS to protect the right of all citizens to vote, and encouraged all to be informed about candidates and issues. We are a non-partisan organization promoting an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive...
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