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Stories from Friday, May 25, 2012

Albin Pond dam rehabilitation project slated for this summer (05/25/12)
A project designed to rehabilitate the Albin Pond dam is scheduled for this summer following Greencastle Board of Works approval of a nearly half-million-dollar bid on the work. The dam project, which is due to include the draining of Albin Pond, will be funded by a $530,321 grant received by the City of Greencastle from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA)...
Community REACTion (05/25/12)
Students, teachers and parents at Roachdale Elementary celebrated the last day of the school year by walking through town greeting people with an anti-drug message. Roachdale Elementary Action Choosing Teaching is part of the schools "Just say no to drugs," campaign and the REACT walk has been going on for many years. "It's a nice day to end the year," Principal Scott Spencer said. "The kids look forward to it every year. They've had a fun filled day." A small crowd watched as the students paraded through town with an escort of police cruisers, fire engines and an ambulance.
Library Board boosts Imagination Library, welcomes member (05/25/12)
Among the routine procedures of the Putnam County Library Board Wednesday evening, it welcomed a new board member -- Lisa McCoy. McCoy is the wife of the new DePauw University Dean of Music Mark McCoy. The couple moved here in July from West Virginia with their three children...
GHS graduation to be on Banner Graphic site (05/25/12)
The Greencastle High School FBI club (Future Broadcasters Initiative) will be broadcasting the 2012 GHS graduation ceremony Friday night, beginning at 6:45 p.m. The commencement can be watched live from McAnally Center by clicking on the Greencastle video link located at www.bannergraphic.com...
Summer reading program to begin soon (05/25/12)
Dream Big READ will begin on Friday, June 1. Looking ahead, the program offers Monday Movies, Tuesday Family time, Wednesday In-between time, Thursday Toddler Time and Raising Readers. Also, be sure to check out the program's special events like Professor Steve the magician on June 7. For more information contact Cortina at 653-2755 ext. 121, or email her at pcplchildrens@gmail.com...
State Police to increase patrols this weekend (05/25/12)
To help ensure the safety of all motorists during the Memorial Day weekend, Indiana State Police will be adding additional troops. Specifically, they will be looking for drivers who speed, follow too closely, make unsafe lane changes, drive aggressively and fail to buckle up themselves and their children...
GHS boys program hosting open gym (05/25/12)
The Greencastle varsity boys' basketball program will be hosting open gyms for incoming third through eighth grade boys interested in playing basketball. The open gyms will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:15 p.m. starting June 5.
McHugh IU Bound (05/25/12)
Successful Season (05/25/12)
Smith verbally commits to IUPUI (05/25/12)
Greencastle's Evan Smith has verbally committed to play soccer at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Smith had 31 assists to help Greencastle to a 17-4 record, including a semi-state appearance last season. Smith's 31 assists placed him second in the state in assists and tied for fifth in the country. He is currently the all-time assists leader at GHS entering his senior season...
Tony Virgilio win at Crossroads Dragway (05/25/12)
Crossroads Dragway in Terre Haute recently held the first of five races of the Fast 33 at the 330, along with regular Summit E.T. points racing on May 19. Brad Miles captured the Low Qualifier spot for a moment in the Fast series as his engine let go near the finish line during the first round of qualifying. ...
Putnamville softball team wins Correctional Workers Tourney title (05/25/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility's ISF softball team won first place for the second consecutive year during the Federal Correctional Workers Softball Tournament at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute. At the break of dawn, the snap of a pitch and the crack of a bat could be heard across the field at the Terre Haute Federal prison as teams from the Federal Indiana and Illinois Department of Corrections and various Indiana State agencies competed for the championship title.. ...
In the case of pajamas, this court says Groucho gets it right (05/25/12)
Little did my favorite old philosopher Marx -- Groucho Marx, that is -- know it back then, but he pretty much summed up the sad state of today's fashion misdeeds from his perch more than 80 years ago. As the ever-intrepid Capt. Geoffrey T. Spaulding in the 1930 comedy "Animal Crackers," Marx dropped what has gone on to become one of the top 100 movie quotes of all time, according to the American Film Institute...
Staying together regardless of political differences (05/25/12)
For the past two years, I've been attending monthly meetings of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty, the local Tea Party organization. I am generally of a different political persuasion, but I am also pro-life in the broadest sense and fear that the deficit, along with climate change, is among the worst legacies that my generation will leave to our children. Thus, I enjoy both my differences and similarities with speakers and members at the meetings...
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