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Stories from Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Local Memorial Day, flag ceremonies honor longstanding traditions (05/29/12)
All too often, the true meaning of Memorial Day can become obscured by the thrill of auto racing, the warmth of the holiday sun and the aroma of the season's first cookout. However, with two significant local ceremonies Monday, Greencastle residents were not about to let that occur...
The Places You'll Go (05/29/12)
With graduations at South Putnam and Cloverdale high schools on Saturday, 170 more Putnam County high school seniors received their diplomas. Cloverdale valedictorian Cameron Mann and South Putnam counterpart Sam Gould addressed their classmates as a new chapter in their lives began.
Etcheson's book reveals 'extraordinary things' in county's past (05/29/12)
While the Civil War was being fought in places like Gettysburg and Bull Run and while it was being debated by politicians in Washington and Richmond, there was also some unrest going on right here in West Central Indiana. In a fledgling community called Putnam County, a politician pledged no Hoosier money would support the war. ...
Free Summer Festival opens with 'shuffle concert' (05/29/12)
A free "shuffle concert," interspersing music by the romantic Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov and the American Evan Chambers, will open the 2012 Greencastle Summer Music Festival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church...
DePauw faculty excellence recognized through annual awards (05/29/12)
John T. Schlotterbeck, the A.W. Crandall Professor of History at DePauw University, has been awarded the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished Career Award at the university. Presented annually by the DPU president to one or more senior members of the faculty since 1988, the Tucker Award is designed to recognize the achievements of those faculty members who have made notable contributions to DePauw by their commitments to students, teaching excellence, their chosen disciplines, and service to the university.. ...
Vendor booths available at June 9 Lieber SRA craft and yard sale (05/29/12)
Vendors are welcome to buy a booth space for the Community Craft and Yard Sale at Lieber State Recreation Area on Saturday, June 9. A $20 donation per booth space is suggested before May 30, or a $30 donation after May 30. The event is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m...
Hoosiers can observe Venus transit June 5 at Raccoon SRA (05/29/12)
Several Indiana state parks and state recreation areas will host viewing programs for the once-in-a-lifetime Venus transit on June 5. Raccoon SRA is partnering with Dr. Howard Brooks, professor of physics and astronomy, and DePauw University. A shuttle will be provided to DePauw from Raccoon SRA and will depart promptly at 4:45 p.m. Cost for shuttle is $3 per person and limited to 15...
Drained Cloverdale squad falls to Speedway in final (05/29/12)
SPEEDWAY -- Following a grueling nine-inning game in the heat of the day, the Cloverdale baseball team had to rebound in a few short hours to play for the sectional championship against the host Speedway Sparkplugs. The nine inning afternoon affair took its toll as the Clovers seemed physically exhausted and fell behind early and were never able to recover...
Seniors come up big in Cloverdale win in sectional semifinal at Speedway (05/29/12)
SPEEDWAY -- Brian Dale slugged back-to-back two-run home runs and pitched three innings of scoreless relief to lead Cloverdale past Monrovia, 6-5, in nine innings Monday in the 2A baseball sectional semifinal at Speedway High. Ethan Atwood delivered a game-winning inside-the-park solo home run in the ninth...
Dave Darland dominates late in sprint car win (05/29/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Steamy temperatures greeted a hearty Memorial Day weekend crowd at Lincoln Park Speedway on Saturday night. For Dave Darland, his successful run at Indiana race tracks continued as he got past Jeff Bland Jr. during the early stages of the race and pulled away late to score his fourth feature win at as many Indiana dirt tracks this season. The victory was Darland's seventh top-five finish in 13 Hoosier State races this year...
Dario Franchitti captures third Indy 500 (05/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dario Franchitti's Indianapolis 500 career has quickly become a cautionary tale. Fortunately for him that's a very good thing. Franchitti captured his third Indianapolis 500 victory Sunday, holding on after a final lap crash by Takuma Sato, to win under caution. All three of Franchitti's Indy 500 wins have come under the yellow flag...
Just what IndyCar needed (05/29/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Part of the excitement -- perhaps we should call it morbid curiosity -- of auto racing is the prospect of facing mortality. It may not be a glowing look at the human psyche, but our interest as race fans is piqued by the fact that the competitors we watch could very well die doing what they are doing...
Joann Capps (05/29/12)
Joann Capps, 72, of Apache Junction, Ariz., formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012. She was born March 11, 1939 to Clarence and Thekla Sobolik in Larimore, N.D. She met her husband of 50 years Phil Capps when he was in the Air Force...
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