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Stories from Thursday, May 3, 2012

Zerkel to act as NP interim superintendent (05/03/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- At a special meeting on Wednesday, the North Putnam School Board voted to appoint Alan Zerkel, the high school principal, to be the interim superintendent. Zerkel will assume this position in addition to his current role. The board also voted to approve Dan Noel, recently hired as the new North Putnam superintendent, to be a consultant for Zerkel and the school until his job officially begins on July 1...
Annual ISP memorial service honors fallen state troopers (05/03/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Indiana State Police Post at Putnamville conducted its annual memorial service Wednesday morning, honoring those members of the department who have given their lives in the line of duty. Troopers were brought to attention and prepared for roll call by Putnamville District Assistant Commander 1st Sgt. Matt Mischler...
Three weeks after accident, 17-year-old Pell 'doing very well' (05/03/12)
A Greencastle teenager adept at balancing a job, raising livestock and playing sports is doing his best not to let serious injuries hold him back from any of his pursuits. Seventeen-year-old Logan Pell sustained serious injuries to his left arm and leg in an April 16 auto accident. He was pinned in his 2005 Dodge Ram after striking a tree...
Hile receives 'a pat on the back' from his Academic All Star (05/03/12)
The bell rings and I rush to Mr. Hile's class, going over arguments in my head, preparing for today's discussion. This one sentence alone would be high enough praise for any educator -- a student rushing to class already thinking about the day's discussion? Amazing...
BZA gives church OK to make use of old funeral home site (05/03/12)
Thanks to a growing Greencastle church, an old funeral home building will get a new lease on life. Lifebuilder Community Church, 637 E. Washington St., Greencastle, received approval Tuesday night from the Greencastle Board of Zoning Appeals for a special exception use variance to pump new life into the old Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home property...
Business After Hours is May 11 (05/03/12)
First National Bank and York Automotive Inc. will sponsor the May Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on Friday, May 11. The event will immediately follow the 2012 Chamber Golf Scramble at Old Hickory Golf Course. From 5-7 p.m. golfers can wind down and all Chamber members may enjoy food, drinks and prizes including a 31-inch LCD television...
Zach Lapidus Trio to play Jazz at the Duck (05/03/12)
Jazz at the Duck will welcome the Zach Lapidus Trio to the Fluttering Duck from 8:30-10:30 p.m. this evening. The trio features Lapidus on piano, Fred Withrow on bass and Greg Artry on drums. Lapidus is a pianist, composer and arranger currently living in the Indianapolis area. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in jazz studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2008 and was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate for an outstanding recital...
Chamber Golf Scramble (05/03/12)
The 22nd annual Greater Greencastle Golf Scramble is set for Friday, May 11 at Old Hickory Golf Course. Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch served at 11 a.m. The shotgun start will follow at noon. After the scramble, the Chamber's third annual golf ball drop will take place, followed by the 19th Hole Business After Hours.
Spaghetti dinner to raise funds for Summerfest (05/03/12)
ROACHDALE -- A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Roachdale Summerfest is set for 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 4 at the former Optimist Club Building. Cost is $7 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and dessert. The 2012 Roachdale Summerfest, home of the famous "Roach Race" is set for June 23 and 24. ...
Special events bug hits area nonprofits, cure sought (05/03/12)
The Putnam County Community Foundation will host the third of its 2012 Nonprofit Learning Series workshops on Monday, May 14. The workshop is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Inn at DePauw. The Learning Series is open to all board members and staff of area nonprofit agencies, churches and units of government, and is designed to help each be more effective in their mission...
Bainbridge PTO hosts Spring Fling (05/03/12)
The Bainbridge Elementary PTO will be hosting a Spring Fling on Saturday, May 5 from 6-8 p.m. at Bainbridge Elementary School. The fundraiser is to raise much needed funds for the schools ability to continue assisting with various school functions including field trips...
Celebrating Our School (05/03/12)
Students from every school in the North Putnam School Corporation crowded into the high school gymnasium on Friday, April 27. "This is a celebration of all the wonderful teachers, students and staff of North Putnam Schools," Superintendent Mary Sugg Lovejoy said. "This is a chance for us to come together and tell each other how much we appreciate each other."
GMS student competes at state geographic bee (05/03/12)
Greencastle Middle School eighth grade student Zachary Wilkerson participated in the 2012 Indiana National Geographic Bee on March 30 at the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Geographic Bees were held in schools with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Geographic Bee winner, with Zach earning top honors for Greencastle Middle School...
Cloverdale High School and KFC join hands to honor academics (05/03/12)
Cloverdale High School honored 159 students and their parents on Friday, April 27 with a banquet meal catered by KFC as part of the Cumulative Honors program. The honors program began in 1991 to recognize those students who have earned a 3.0 or higher, based on the cumulative grade point average...
Eagle boys down Bruins; girls struggle (05/03/12)
On a day when the thermometer crept to 90 degrees, the South Putnam boys' and girls' track teams battled the Bruins from Tri-West. The Eagles boys' squad heated things up, taking down the Bruins 93.5-32.5, while the girls' struggled to a second place finish 75-47...
South Putnam moves to 17-0 (05/03/12)
South Putnam's softball squad ran its record to 17-0 Wednesday night after knocking off former-WCC foe Speedway 10-0 in five innings. Sparkplug starting pitcher Mikaela Etcheyson could not find any control of the ball in the first inning, walking five Eagle hitters before being pulled with only one out recorded in the bottom of the first...
Tiger Cubs take two from Bulldogs (05/03/12)
Greencastle pitcher Ryan Battin was at his best with runners on base Wednesday, leaving nine Monrovia runners stranded in a 1-0 victory in a West Central Conference game on the Tiger Cubs' field. It was the first game of a doubleheader. Greencastle won the second game 16-10...
Putnam Scanner for May 3, 2012 (05/03/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 10:20 p.m. Julie Ann Owens, 41, Bainbridge, was housed at the jail for operating while intoxicated and public intoxication. At 7:11 a.m. Kelsey Jo Walker, 22, Martinsville, was charged with possession of marijuana, two counts of firearms possession, possession of paraphernalia and possession of a syringe...
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