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Stories from Friday, June 1, 2012

Seven homes getting total $137,00 in rehabilitation work under Stellar project (06/01/12)
Seven homes within the South Court residential area, south of the Courthouse Square in Greencastle, will receive upgrades and rehabilitation under the $19.5 million Indiana Stellar Grant package awarded to the city in March 2011. As part of $300,000 awarded to the city via a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for owner-occupied rehabilitation of homes within the district, the Board of Public Works and Safety Wednesday awarded $137,988 worth of projects...
South Putnam will face challengers at semi-state (06/01/12)
The top-ranked and undefeated Eagles have cruised so far through the softball postseason but will face stiff competition on Saturday. South Putnam (28-0) plays Union County (22-7) in the opener at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Forest Park Semi-State. Senior pitcher Brooke Boetjer leads the South Putnam team, but a balanced offense will be the key to winning another regional...
New state trauma rule has little effect in Putnam County (06/01/12)
A new rule passed by the state's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Commission puts stricter guidelines on responders to traumatic injuries, but it will have largely no effect on Putnam County. The Triage and Transport Rule advises that once EMS personnel have assessed the condition of each patient at the scene of an incident, they should then determine if the patient falls into the most severe categories of trauma injury as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
Donate your bucks for the '4th of July Bang!' (06/01/12)
Celebrate 4, a committee of citizens working with the Greencastle Friends of the Park Association, is giving Putnam County citizens an earlier opportunity to contribute toward the cost of staging the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks show...
Civic League announces 10-week ParkFest lineup (06/01/12)
Revamped for 2012, the Greencastle Civic League's annual summer celebration of music at Robe-Ann Park returns on Tuesday, June 5. ParkFest will run for 10 Tuesday evenings at the Robe-Ann Park Bandshell, featuring a variety of local acts as well as a number of new theme nights...
Greencastle Presbyterian partners with Studio B artists in Chairs for SAWs (06/01/12)
The Greencastle Presbyterian Church is joining with Studio B and local artists to help raise funds to support the mission of Servants at Work (SAWs) in Putnam County. SAWs provides labor, materials and expertise to build wooden ramps for needy members of the community who do not have the freedom of mobility to move in and out of their homes...
South Putnam hosts summer swim team, lessons (06/01/12)
The South Putnam High School pool will be hosting a summer swim team and swim lessons for anyone interested in participating. Lessons will be held from 8:30-10 a.m. during June. Openings are still available for summer swim lessons June 4-15 and June 18-29. Contact Anna Kendall at 720-4112 or come the first day to register...
Etcheson talks Civil War (06/01/12)
Following a talk on her new book "A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community," Balll State history professor Nicole Etcheson pauses from signing a book to chat with a buyer. Etcheson spoke about the book, which details the Civil War era in Putnam County, at Thursday's Putnam County Public Library brown bag luncheon. ...
Retired teachers award scholarship (06/01/12)
Ball State student Brooke Lewis became the 2012 recipient of the Putnam County Retired Teachers Association recently. Lewis graduated from Greencastle High School in 2009. The $500 scholarship is awarded annually to a Putnam County high school graduate who is enrolled in an Indiana college education program...
Brazil Band to open season Sunday with familiar faces (06/01/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, presents "The Archer and His Lady" at 8 p.m. Sunday, June 3 at the Forest Park Band Shell or Pavilion if rain. The "Archer" is the "William Tell Overture" by Rossini in a fine transcription, with soloists Shelley Criss and Julie Dugger, owned by the BCB for well over 100 years and will be conducted by Janelle R. ...
GMS Retirees Feted (06/01/12)
Greencastle Middle School Principal Tamra Walker and GMS Assistant Principal Scott Weltz (left) congratulate retiring teachers Jeff Miller (second from right) and Gary Van Middlesworth during a reception after school recently in the GMS library. Miller is retiring after 38 years as a middle school mathematics teacher, while Van Middlesworth is retiring after 10 years (nine at GMS) as a science teacher. ...
Splash park project 'on the map' now with initial financial backing (06/01/12)
A big splash is what members of the Greencastle Civic League had hoped to make with their proposed spray park project at Robe-Ann Park. That splash, however, appears to be taking on cannonball-dive proportions, according to the latest report from project organizers. After all, it's been a virtual tidal wave of support for the splash park idea...
Nancy E. McFarland (06/01/12)
Nancy E. McFarland, 85, of Greencastle passed away on Thursday, May 31, 2012. She was born on Nov. 29, 1926 in Smithville, Tenn., to Rev. James C. Elliott and Essie L. Welch Elliott. Nancy was a graduate of Martin College in Pulaski, Tenn., and DePauw University...
James Michael 'Mike' Hazel (06/01/12)
James Michael "Mike" Hazel, beloved father, husband, and friend, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, May 12, 2012. He was 66 years old. Born in 1946, Mike grew up near Greencastle with his seven brothers and sisters and graduated from Reelsville High School in 1964. He was a Vietnam veteran who proudly served his country in the US Navy from 1966 to 1970...
Scanner for June 1 (06/01/12)
City Police Four recent arrests were reported by Greencastle City Police officers. -- Nicholas Weddell, 31, Greencastle, was arrested by Officer Albert Epple at a residence on East Berry Street at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Weddell was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of residential entry and battery...
The problem with government isn't just a few bad apples (06/01/12)
Americans get angry when they learn of government bureaucrats spending lavishly at a Las Vegas hotel or Secret Service agents consorting with prostitutes. As well they should. Such conduct wastes money and drains Americans' respect for their government...
Dangers in our park go far beyond bees in trees (06/01/12)
Just a couple of weeks ago, the most dangerous thing causing concern at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle was a swarm of bees inhabiting a flowering tree. A local beekeeper, getting a honey of a deal, collected the queen and her busy bees, and unquestioningly took the sting out of that situation...
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