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Stories from Friday, May 4, 2012

$200,000 grant to help fund Big Walnut dog park, parking lot (05/04/12)
A $200,000 federal Land and Water Conservation Fund grant has been awarded to the City of Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, the Greencastle Park Board learned Thursday night. The grant, administered through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, will help fund proposed improvements at Big Walnut Sports Park on the city's East Side...
Dozens of chairs up for auction at second annual Chairish the Children fundraiser (05/04/12)
The second annual Chairish the Children fundraiser for Family Support Service has not yet raised a dime. It won't even take place until Friday, May 11, but Executive Director Cari Cox already sees the event as a big success for the organization. "The response, in chairs, has been more than I could have ever expected," Cox said...
First Baptist Church celebrates 190 years in Greencastle (05/04/12)
The year was 1822. Conflicting reports say Greencastle may or may not have been a community. Its official incorporation was still 27 years away. DePauw University was not to be founded for another 15 years (as Indiana Asbury University). Yet 13 Baptists came together in the wilderness that was Putnam County to begin meeting on the first Sunday of May 1822...
New Zealand friend 'pops in' to help Delores Risk mark 90 years (05/04/12)
Apparently, when a New Zealander makes a promise, it's a vow to remember -- even if it means traveling halfway around the world to attend a birthday party. That's just what Yvonne Moore of Nelson, New Zealand, did this week. She made a return trip to Putnam County for the second time in 24 years to attend a 90th birthday celebration for fellow International Exchange Homemaker Delores Risk of Roachdale...
Early-morning ride lands five in county jail (05/04/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Suspicious early-morning activity landed four Morgan County residents in the Putnam County Jail Wednesday. Each one now faces felony charges in Putnam Circuit Court. At approximately 4:20 a.m., Putnam County Sheriff's deputies received a call of suspicious activity behind Motel 6 in Cloverdale. The vehicle was described as an older model Buick that kept driving around the parking lot with its lights out...
GMS math team repeats as state titlist (05/04/12)
The Greencastle Middle School Jr. Academic Super Bowl mathematics team won the Class 2 State Championship Saturday, April 28 by correctly solving 20 out of 25 problems. In doing so, GMS successfully defended its state title from last year. Fifty-six teams from across Indiana competed in Class 2 in the Indiana Jr. Academic Super Bowl. Besides winning Class 2, GMS placed fifth out of all 231 teams that competed on Saturday...
HPS to conduct seminar, panel discussion May 9 (05/04/12)
Established in 1971 to raise awareness about architecture and protection of our national heritage, May is National Preservation Month. The Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County (HPS) has several events planned during the month. The first is co-sponsored by the HPS and the Putnam County Public Library (PCPL) and will be conducted at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the PCPL...
Sharing a Smile (05/04/12)
Reelsville Elementary School had the honor of hosting Ronald McDonald at their school on Thursday afternoon. Ronald was there as part of the Giving Back with Ronald McDonald program. Ronald talked to the kids about three important things dealing with giving back, talent, time and gifts. The school collected 417,000 pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Typically, schools must collect one million tabs to get a free show, but due to the school closing McDonald's decided to give them a treat...
Sunday DePauw concert to pay tribute to Cassell Grubb (05/04/12)
The DePauw University School of Music will pay tribute to one of the most beloved teachers and leaders in its long history this Sunday, May 6, when it presents "A Tribute to Cassel Grubb." The program begins at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts...
National Volunteer Week (05/04/12)
Residents and staff of Hickory Creek at Sunset recently read the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" to more than 100 children in the Deer Meadow Elementary kindergarten classes. Thelma Sloan chose to read "Little Red Riding Hood" because the week of April 16-20 was National Volunteer Week. ...
Cloverdale shoots 192, places third in four-way match (05/04/12)
Golfers not only had to contend with a tough course, but also tough conditions as the winds would go from a calm breeze to a tree-swaying gust in seconds. Also days of heavy rains made it crucial for strikers to keep out of trouble. Brody Pfaff led the Clovers with a round of 46, with Rylan Mattocks closely behind after carding a 47. Colte Tomlinson shot a 49, while Aaron Whitlock shooting a 50. Freddie Fislar shot a 52 and Cody Atwood rounded out the scoring with a 61...
Davis posts 33 in Tiger Cubs' win (05/04/12)
Greencastle High School boy's golf defeated Monrovia and Cascade on a beautiful Thursday night at Windy Hill Country Club, downing their opponents 146-179-216. Alec Davis led the Tiger Cubs with a two-under 33 for the day, while Justin Franchville paced Cascade with a five-over 40...
GHS girls track wins, boys place second in quad meet (05/04/12)
ELLETTSVILLE -- Greencastle made up its washed out Tuesday meet against Edgewood and Northview, converting the meet into a four-way tangle by adding Owen Valley into the mix. The girls' squad won the meet, beating out the host Mustangs 100-88. Northview placed third with 38 and Owen Valley was fourth with 18 points...
Eagles defeat Vikings (05/04/12)
The South Putnam softball team earned a 3-0 win over West Vigo Thursday. Brooke Boetjer pitched a complete game shutout, allowing one hit, while striking out 13. Jenny Thompson was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Emily Dabkowski added an RBI...
Day's 3-run blast lifts Cougars to win (05/04/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam baseball team defeated Southmont in a tight contest, 5-4 Wednesday. Austin Day led the Cougars with three-run home run, with Beau Green adding an RBI. Green also got the start and the win after going two innings, allowing two hits and three strikeouts. Kyler Badten got the save...
GMS girls' track wins tri-meet (05/04/12)
The Greencastle Middle School girls' track team defeated Clay City and Owen Valley 67-45-25. Corrine Romer eclipsed the stadium record in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:07.3. Allison White placed first in the high jump with a height of 4-5 and Kat King won the long jump with a leap of 13-6. Katlyn Haynes won the 2,400-meter run with a time of 10:07 and Bailey Zapp captured the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 18.2...
Clover softball pounds White River Valley (05/04/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale's softball team picked up a 9-0 win over White River Valley behind a strong performance by senior pitcher Paige Gutierrez Thursday. Gutierrez pitched four innings, collecting 12 strikeouts and allowing a single hit. Kat Raisor closed out the game with four strikeouts and allowing no hits...
Kay Charmaine (Chapman) Neier (05/04/12)
Kay Charmaine (Chapman) Neier, 74, of Mt. Meridian, formerly of Belleville, died Thursday, May 3, 2012. She was born Nov. 20, 1937 in Indianapolis to James and Twila (Schenk) Chapman. Kay married Clyde Neier on Aug. 16, 1958 and he survives. Additional survivors include her daughters, Vicki Short of Clayton, Patricia Burnett of Danville and Nena Price of Brazil; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Diana Ohrlberg...
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