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Stories from Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Exchange students' nine-month Putnam County stay ending (05/30/12)
Four teenage foreign exchange students, representing varied cultures from across the globe, recently celebrated the virtual completion of their nine-month home stay with Putnam County families. A journey that began last August will culminate in June when they fly back to their respective homes in Mexico, Germany, China and Brazil, South America...
Local company to travel to Omaha to help with Olympic trials (05/30/12)
As London gears up for the Olympics, Spear Corp. of Roachdale is preparing to set up and maintain the Olympic trial pools this summer in Omaha, Neb., in June. Spear Corp., which was started in 1984 by Jim Spear, mainly provides water treatment for commercial pools. The company also provides filtration and chemical treatments as well, mostly throughout Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio...
Murky Roachdale pollution issue begins to clear up (05/30/12)
ROACHDALE -- Last month the Indiana Department of Environmental Management found disturbing pollution information about a creek and pond on the north side of Roachdale. When the storm drain beneath Crop Production Services was blocked, the pollution stopped and the pond, filled with algae, had cleared...
A summer camp of a different color (05/30/12)
Kids who are looking to experience life as a western cowboy can head just east of Greencastle to Together Educated Equestrian Master this summer. TEEM Equestrian Center was opened in 2010 by Candice Pelfrey, a Putnam County native with a passion for horses, riding and teaching...
Cloverdale Church of Christ hosts Vacation Bible School (05/30/12)
All Aboard the Kingdom Express will be the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School at the Cloverdale Church of Christ. VBS will run from 6-8 p.m. each evening from Sunday, June 3 through Thursday, June 7. In many ways, our lives can be compared to one long set of railroad tracks, extending all the way from birth to our future and eternal home in heaven. Yet all along the way are obstacles which can derail us or cause us to veer onto the wrong track...
Vacation Bible School at Lifebuilder Community Church (05/30/12)
Lifebuilder Community Church, Greencastle, will host Vacation Bible School on June 4-8 from 6-7:30 p.m. each night. The VBS is open to children from kindergarten through fifth grade and will feature a western theme that will be highlighted by horse and pony rides at Together Educated Equestrians Master (T.E.E.M.) during the Friday night session...
Early Harvest (05/30/12)
The DePauw University Civic Fellows recently organized a donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry that should significantly impact the community's fight against hunger. At the end of each year, many DePauw students find a surplus of funds on their meal cards. ...
Eagles claim softball regional championship (05/30/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Class 2A No. 1 South Putnam met a familiar foe in their IHSAA regional match-up Tuesday night. Traveling to Brookside Park, the Eagles faced No. 5 Indianapolis Scecina, the squad they had defeated in last year's semi-state final 3-1...
South Putnam, Greencastle battle in final regular season match (05/30/12)
In their final match before sectionals, Greencastle faced South Putnam over 18 holes at Oak Ridge Golf Course Tuesday afternoon. The Tiger Cubs concluded the regular season undefeated after knocking off the Eagle 306-367. Luke Brotherton took medalist honors for the Tiger Cubs with a two-over 74, followed by Alec Davis' 75, Brad Haussin's 76 and Tanner Dean's 81. Raymond Stinson shot 83, with Carl Basile carding a 92...
Clovers place second (05/30/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Cloverdale boys' golf team placed second in a tri-meet against Terre Haute South and White River Valley. Cloverdale's score of 194 was only bested by the Braves' 158. White River Valley was third with 232. Freddy Fislar led the Clovers with a 46, followed by Zach Hall with 48 and Aaron Whitlock with 49. Brody Pfaff shot 51, with Rylan Mattocks adding 54 and Cody Atwood a 56...
Midwest Youth Team Tennis program begins June 18 at Depauw (05/30/12)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University will play host to the 2012 West Central Indiana Youth Team Tennis beginning June 18 and ending August 2. Matches will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. The registration for the program ends June 10. To register, visit www.midwestteamtennis.com...
Doris Lee McCarty (05/30/12)
Doris Lee McCarty, 86, of Bainbridge, passed away late Tuesday night, May 29, 2012 in the Danville Regional Rehab Center. Born Feb. 21, 1926 in Queen City, Texas, she was the daughter of George Blalock and Grace (Rawlinson) Blalock. She married Charles F. McCarty, and he preceded her Oct. 19, 2008...
Scanner for May 30 (05/30/12)
City Police A 19-year-old Greencastle woman is facing theft charges following a Monday evening incident at the local Walmart store on Indianapolis Road. Maikala Sean Casady reportedly took a swimsuit, valued at $25.68, into a changing room, where after trying it on, she allegedly concealed it in her purse and attempted to leave the store without paying for the item, police said...
Home, home at the range (05/30/12)
When we log on to news websites each morning, there's a parade of catchy headlines motivating us to click on each link to read more. Then we are overwhelmed by provocative ads persuading us to buy various products. Here are a few of the more eye-catching examples from today:...
Sound like a plan? Then maybe it's time to worry (05/30/12)
First, a disclaimer: This column has not been in the planning stages for months, weeks or even days. Basically it just evolved after a holiday weekend of watching any and all plans I might have made go crazily, laughingly awry. Don't get me wrong, I wholeheartedly advocate planning. For failing to plan, as politicos from Ben Franklin to Hillary Clinton have suggested, is planning to fail...
Stamp of approval for Post Office Food Drive (05/30/12)
To the Editor: I am happy to report that the U.S. Post Office Food Drive had a very good year. We went from 1,500 pounds last year to 3,300 pounds this year. And it all wouldn't be possible without the mail carriers, city and rural, and our volunteers...
It's a matter of choice (05/30/12)
To the Editor: Each Memorial Day weekend my wife and I look forward to listening to the Indianapolis 500 on the radio while spending time in the yard with our dogs (yes, it was hot). If you drive by our place during the race, you can usually hear who is running up front. We particularly enjoy all the pre-race celebrations; the singing by Jim Nabors, the playing of "Taps" and all the additional tributes to our soldiers who have paid it all in their service to America...
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