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Stories from Friday, May 18, 2012

Seed money for preservation efforts planted in HPS coffers (05/18/12)
With $6,250 in seed money from Indiana Landmarks in hand, Putnam County preservationists hope to watch it grow for years to come. A check for that amount was presented Thursday to members of the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County at the First National Bank office on Indianapolis Road...
Roachdale Elementary unleashes therapy dogs (05/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- Elementary school can be a fun experience for kids, but there are numerous daunting challenges as they learn not just reading and math, but to socialize, become responsible and cope with stress. The staff at Roachdale Elementary has helped kids overcome these issues the same way many parents do. They gave them a dog...
Barrett back in as North Putnam coach (05/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam football team will welcome back a familiar face this fall when Greg Barrett returns as head coach of the Cougars. The school board approved his hiring at a meeting on Thursday night and Barrett is expected to start immediately...
Greencastle woman turns $3 into $50,000 via scratch-off (05/18/12)
A Greencastle woman says she is "crazy happy" about winning $50,000 on a $3 Hoosier Lottery scratch-off ticket. Deborah Wallen's husband told her to "get some winners" as she walked into Casey's at 1215 Bloomington St. in Greencastle last Saturday. A few minutes later Wallen walked out of the store with a Lucky Lines scratch-off worth $50,000...
Council allocates $150,000 for county road project (05/18/12)
While county officials remain unsure of the exact amount of money coming from an error revealed by the Indiana Department of Revenue last month, the Putnam County Council is unwilling to let a month of good weather go by without getting some work done on the county's troubled roads...
Bainbridge Elementary flips trash into cash (05/18/12)
BAINBRIDGE-- A few years ago Bainbridge Elemantary teacher Kristie Hankins applied for a Target field trip grant. She thought it would be a nice chance for the kids to take a field trip and learn about something new, so when it was awarded she decided to bring them to the Twin Bridges landfill in Danville...
Downtown Farmers' Market season opens this Saturday (05/18/12)
The Downtown Farmers' Market reopens this Saturday for a weekly celebration of local food and community on the Downtown Greencastle Square. The 2012 Downtown Farmers' Market will run on Saturdays from 8 a.m. until noon from May 19 through Oct. 13. Many familiar faces will greet shoppers for the 2012 market season...
Tox-Away Day is Saturday (05/18/12)
The annual chance for Putnam County residents to safely and inexpensively dispose of household hazardous waste is just one day away. Tox-Away Day is set for 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. West Central Solid Waste District spends nearly $24,000 for each one-day event, so all residents are invited to take advantage of this service by cleaning out their homes and garages and bring hazardous items...
Park's annual SPARK effort scheduled June 11-July 20 (05/18/12)
The annual summer recreation program SPARK, sponsored by the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department, is open to all local youngsters entering grades 1-6. The SPARK program will include large group activities, structured games, local field trips, small group arts and crafts, team-building activities and daily swimming...
Putnam youth excel in area horse judging competition (05/18/12)
Putnam County youth earned top honors recently competing first at the Area 5 Horse and Pony Judging Competition, then at the State Horse Judging Competition. The Area 5 competition was held April 28 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, and hosted 4-H and FFA teams and individuals from eight counties in both the Senior and Junior divisions...
Deadline approaching to purchase tickets for Area Day Senior Citizens Picnic (05/18/12)
Forest Park in Brazil will be alive with the sounds of Area Day Senior Citizens Picnic on Friday, May 25. The event is sponsored by Area 7 Agency of Aging and Disabled. Tickets are $8 and are available to be purchased by people aged 50 and older. They must be bought in advance before May 18...
Nursing Home Week (05/18/12)
Designating the week of May 13-19 as National Nursing Home Week, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signed a proclamation to that effect at City Hall. Present for the signing were Amy Gharbi of The Waters, Michelle Collins of Asbury Towers and Kayla Chiles of Hickory Creek at Sunset. ...
Greencastle in sectional final (05/18/12)
BRAZIL -- Greencastle continues its march toward winning the sectional tennis title after dispatching South Vermillion 3-2 Thursday. The Tiger Cubs will face host Northview, who defeated South Putnam 4-1 to earn a spot in the finals. Greencastle was coming off a win over a 4-1 win over Owen Valley the night before and rode the momentum into Thursday against the Wildcats. The Tiger Cubs recorded a win, but it was anything but smooth sailing...
Minor moving on, Eagles season comes to a close against Northview (05/18/12)
BRAZIL -- South Putnam's hope of advancing the 2012 IHSAA Tennis Sectional hit a snag early as the Eagles fell behind early and were never able to recover. South Putnam lost to the host Northview Knights 4-1, with their lone win coming at No. 1 singles...
After big sectional effort, area athletes headed to Evansville track regional (05/18/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Despite the utter domination by the duo of Terre Haute schools of the IHSAA Boys' Track and Field Sectional Meet at Terre Haute North Vigo on Thursday afternoon, Greencastle, Cloverdale, South Putnam and North Putnam managed to push a score of Putnam County student-athletes into next Thursday's regional meet in Evansville. ...
Betty Lou Boller Williams (05/18/12)
Betty Lou Boller Williams, 68, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, May 17, 2012. She was born on July 2, 1943 in Putnam County to Elijah Matthew Boller and Afton Irene Holcomb Boller. Betty was a 1961 graduate of Bainbridge High School and was of the Christian faith...
Scanner for May 18 (05/18/12)
City Police Greencastle City Police issued five recent traffic citations. -- At 5:50 p.m. Monday, Beverly Cox, 66, Fillmore, was ticketed by Sgt. Chris Jones for a seatbelt violation on State Road 240. -- At 5:41 p.m. Monday, Sara Standford, 43, Greencastle, was cited by Officer Jeff Modlin for 53 mph in a 30-mph zone on Round Barn Road...
A message for Michael in the baby name game (05/18/12)
Ah, Michael, Michael, Michael ... We hardly knew ye ... yet it has taken more than 50 years to see you put in your place. You've finally been flushed out of the list of the top-five most popular boys' names. Justice has at long last prevailed. For about 50 or so years ago, "The Michael Story" became legendary around our house as I grew up in the Baby Boomer era...
National Nursing Home Week time to thank Hickory Creek (05/18/12)
To the Editor: I would like to thank the staff at Hickory Creek at Sunset for all the wonderful events they have for their residents. Each day this week, May 13-18, they have organized a different theme. A Mother's Day tea. Boston Tea Party/Colonial Day. Western Day. Roaring '20s. Into the Future. Staff Appreciation Day...
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