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Stories from Friday, May 11, 2012

Saturday benefit ride at Moose Lodge (05/11/12)
The Greencastle Moose Lodge is hosting a poker motorcycle ride and a night to celebrate life on Saturday, May 12, with the first annual Patti Cope Benefit Ride. They are raising money to support Patti Cope, a member who has been diagnosed with mastic melanoma...
Libraries launch local newspaper digitizing effort (05/11/12)
An ambitious project linking the good, old days of text-only, black-and-white newspapers to the latest and greatest in computer technology sprang to life Wednesday in Greencastle. Partnering 142 years of local newspapering with a year's worth of new, state-of-the-art digital technology, the resulting "Digitizing Greencastle: Newspapers 1837-1979" project was unveiled to the public Wednesday evening at the Putnam County Public Library...
Hesler acting as principal at Greencastle High School (05/11/12)
With Greencastle High School Principal Randy Corn's tenure at Greencastle already set to end after the school year, the date of his resignation was recently moved up. The Greencastle School Board accepted Corn's resignation, effective May 1, at Wednesday's monthly meeting. No reason for the change was given...
GHS to award weighted grades for AP courses (05/11/12)
To keep Greencastle High School students competitive in college applications and scholarships, the school will begin an incremental move toward weighted grades beginning this fall. The Greencastle School Board accepted a weighted grades proposal this week that will boost the GPA for a successfully completed Advanced Placement course by 1.0. This means an "A" in an AP course would earn a 5.0 instead of a 4.0 on the grading scale. A "B" will become a 4.0 instead of a 3.0, and so on...
Improvements pending at East Point Park (05/11/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- As the deadline draws closer for the East Point Park repaving, the Bainbridge town council grew more impatient on Wednesday. "We will be filing a case against him on June 1 if he has not gotten it completed," council president Chuck McElwee said...
McDonald's reopens in Cloverdale (05/11/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The new McDonald's in Cloverdale opened on Thursday, just 84 days after being torn down. Owner Bob Jedele purchased the location, along with the one in Greencastle, in 1995. He said the rebuild was needed "just to be current and cutting edge for the future."...
Please Have a Seat (05/11/12)
Supporters of Family Support Services will have a chance to purchase one of more than 30 chairs at tonight's second annual Chairish the Children silent auction. "Cupcake" (above), designed by Laurie Voight, is just one of the chairs designed by area individuals and groups available for sale. ...
Putnamville Correctional Facility continues emphasis on being good neighbors to ISP (05/11/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) practiced the art of "good neighboring" by donating trees and planting them on Putnamville State Police Post grounds. "We're neighbors and fellow state agencies," PCF Supt. Stan Knight said. "It's important that we use our resources for the mutual aid and benefit of one another."...
Greencastle wins county by 26 strokes (05/11/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Greencastle boys' golf continued their dominate season by winning the Putnam County Golf Tournament, blowing past North and South Putnam as well as hosts Cloverdale on the nicest tournament day any of the coaches could remember. Greencastle won with a 160, with South Putnam placing second with 186, Cloverdale third with 190 and North Putnam fourth with 194. Tiger Cub Brad Haussin came away with the night's lowest score, a two-over-par 38 for the medalist spot...
Cougars down Cadets (05/11/12)
The North Putnam baseball team defeated Cascade 6-3 Thursday. Kyler Badten recorded the win, pitching six innings and recording 12 strikeouts. He also gave up three runs on three hits and walked three. Brodie Perrine led the Cougars by going 2-for-3 at the plate. Austin Day, Jake Haste and Beau Green all contributed a hit...
Cloverdale softball continues strong play (05/11/12)
The Cloverdale softball team defeated Shakamak 5-3 Thursday for its 14th win of the season. Paige Gutierrez pitched a complete game, logging 13 strikeouts and allowing four hits. Bradanne Toney was 4-for-4 with three RBI, while Kara Knapp was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a single and an RBI. Heather Goss, Brianna Hoff, Gutierrez, Jess Winders, Adri Patterson and Kat Raisor all contributed hits...
GMS girls' win County Meet (05/11/12)
ROACHDALE -- The Greencastle Middle School girls' cross country team won the Putnam County meet Thursday at North Putnam. The Tiger Cubs won with a tally of 90, followed by North Putnam with 44, South Putnam with 41 and Cloverdale with 25. Greencastle's Katerina King won the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.6 and the 200-meter dash with a time of 29.0. ...
Scanner for May 11 (05/11/12)
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 7:44 p.m. Gale Wayne Riley, 64, Greencastle, was booked in for battery. City Police Greencastle City Police investigated a property-damage accident at Vine and Columbia streets Thursday morning...
In the court of public opinion, decisions aren't always easy (05/11/12)
Courtroom 1 in the Putnam County Courthouse qualifies as a legal sauna on a recent afternoon before Adult Probation Officer Cody Tillotson takes the law into his own hands and opens a window on the north side of the building. Judge Matt Headley is running a couple of minutes late for the 1 o'clock session of Putnam Circuit Court this afternoon. Word is he's been out pronouncing his own brand of justice on some Hoosier wild turkeys this morning...
Bingo event raises funds for local scholarships (05/11/12)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Board of Realtors, I would like to thank the over 100 individuals that came to play at our first Spring Bingo, and the many realtors that attended as well. The Putnam County Board of Realtors' fourth Charity Bingo event was a great success, with over $1,500 in prizes given away on April 28 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
Time to tell teachers thanks for all that they do (05/11/12)
To the Editor: May 7-11 is National Teachers Week. I want to say thank you to all the public, private and home educators who invest so much time, effort and resources into the training of our children. You have a huge task! Thank you for your expertise and gift for teaching. Thank you for your patience and commitment to your profession, even when it's difficult...
Not willing to compromise (05/11/12)
To the Editor: In the Indianapolis Star this week there were a lot of criticisms about how Lugar was willing to compromise and give into other politicians in Washington and Mourdock will not. To quote, "Compromise is what makes our Republic work." This reminds me of a wife who tells her husband that she has to increase their son's weekly allowance as he does not have enough money to buy his lunch at school...
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