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'Man Up' to be held Father's Day weekend (06/06/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- Father's Day will be stretched to a full weekend in Putnam County this year. Man Up, a camping, fishing, father/son, man-to-man bonding event and fundraiser, will be held at the Baker's Camp Covered Bridge beginning Friday, June 15 after 3 p.m...
Food for Fines at PCPL (06/06/12)
The Putnam County Public Library will once again be hosting Food for Fines during the entire month of June. For every non-perishable item donated, the library will wave $1 from your fines. Must be 18 or older to participate and all food items will be given to the local food pantry...
Fillmore Town Council meeting canceled (06/06/12)
The monthly Fillmore Town Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday has been canceled. Two of the three council members have conflicts on Thursday evening so the meeting would have lacked a quorum. The town did, however, advertise the acceptance of sealed bids on the old town police car at Thursday's meeting. Because of this, Clerk-Treasurer Wanda Seidler will be at Town Hall accepting any bids that may be submitted...
Gregg encourages discussion, cooperation at Democrat dinner (06/06/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- Aside from those present, the most frequently mentioned politician at Tuesday's annual Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner was a bit of a surprise. It wasn't either of the event's namesakes. It wasn't anyone named Bayh. It wasn't even President Barack Obama...
Three airlifted following Monday evening accident (06/06/12)
REELSVILLE -- A one-vehicle accident in Washington Township injured four people, three of them seriously, on Monday evening. The Washington Township Fire Department was dispatched to an auto accident at 6429 S. CR 625 West, north of Reelsville, at 8:49 p.m...
South Putnam board discusses summer activities (06/06/12)
The South Putnam School Board is wasting no time as it begins preparing for the upcoming school year. During a special meeting held Monday, the board discussed everything from an additional parking lot to new kitchen equipment to help with the increase of students...
Impounded vehicles to accrue daily fees at county jail (06/06/12)
Vehicles stored by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department during criminal investigations will soon be a burden on more than just the county. On Monday the Putnam County Commissioners approved an ordinance to begin charging fees for vehicles stored at the Putnam County Jail as a result of criminal investigations and drug busts...
'Clue' musical to open 51st Playhouse season (06/06/12)
Putnam County Playhouse begins its 51st season with a production of the mystery-comedy "Clue: The Musical." It will be presented at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle June 7-9 and June 13-16. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 653-5880 between 5 and 7 p.m...
Brazil Band Concert Sunday to salute area residents' roots (06/06/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Hands Across the Sea" Sunday, June 10, beginning at 8 p.m. at the Forest Park bandshell (or pavilion if rain). Throughout 2012, the Brazil Band will recognize immigrants to Clay County. Although, the majority Clay Countians came from Western Europe, many came from the four corners of the Earth...
Putnamville Cemetery Association meeting scheduled for June 11 (06/06/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Cemetery Endowment Association meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11 at the Putnamville United Methodist Church. Anyone who has family buried in the Putnamville Cemetery or even has general interest in the cemetery is urged to attend...
Commissioners seek applicants for airport, library boards (06/06/12)
The Putnam County Commissioners are requesting applicants for a pair of open appointments to local boards. The openings are on the Putnam County Board of Aviation Commissioners and the Putnam County Public Library Board. Interested county residents should have a letter of interest and application to the Putnam County Auditor's Office, Courthouse Second Floor, by Wednesday, June 13...
More than 1,000 DePauw alumni due for annual campus gathering (06/06/12)
Annually Alumni Weekend at DePauw University offers a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones, to spend another night in one of DePauw's residence halls or Greek houses, and to sit in on lectures organized by professors and alumni who are experts in their fields...
Ivy Tech becomes sister school to Zhejiang Shaoxing County Vocational Education Center (06/06/12)
Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley signed an important agreement recently that will tie the school with one of the largest economies on Earth: China. Zhejiang Shaoxing County Vocational Education Center in the Province of Zhejiang in China and Ivy Tech-Wabash Valley are now sister schools, allowing the schools to trade students and staff so each can learn about the other's educational process, culture and economy. Shaoxing is a city about three hours' driving time from Shanghai...
Local church seeking donations for Haiti mission trip (06/06/12)
Greencastle Christian Church is sending a team of medical, construction and humanitarian aid workers to Cap Haitian, Haiti, to work from July 7-14. The team is seeking community donations of Tums, adult ibuprofen, children's ibuprofen, children's multivitamins, adult multi vitamins, fingernail polish, soccer balls, ball pumps, basketballs, small toys such kites and balsa wood planes and bags of candy like tootsie rolls and suckers, but no candies that will melt...
Greencastle advances to Center Grove Regional (06/06/12)
MARTINSVILLE -- For the first time in a long time a boys' golf team will be making its way to the Center Grove Regional this year. Greencastle posted a 289 on Monday to finish third at the Martinsville Sectional. The Tiger Cubs were led by the trio of senior Brad Haussin and sophomores Alec Davis and Luke Brotherton, who all shot even-par rounds of 71. Raymond Stinson shot a five-over-par 76 to round out the Tiger Cub scorers. Tanner Dean shot a 78 on the day...
Men's Slow-Pitch Softball results (06/06/12)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Men's Slow-Pitch Softball League played four games on May 29. The Hood Rats defeated Don's Garage 15-5, while The League Team won big over Brooke Cash Memorial Softball Team 29-3. The League Team won their second game 16-6 over Return to Sender and Regal Homes Remodeling defeated Brooke Cash Memorial Softball Team 24-14...
Roger O. Alspaugh (06/06/12)
Roger O. Alspaugh, age 65, of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 5, 1947 in Greencastle, he was the son of William B. and Mary Belle (Johnston) Alspaugh and was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School...
Yvette 'Gip' Adamson (06/06/12)
Yvette H.J. "Gip" Adamson, age 24, of Greencastle, passed away on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Born Nov. 16, 1987 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Richard and Cindy (Garl) Adamson. Yvette had attended North Putnam Schools, where she had served as president of the Theta Rho assembly and of Region 10. She was proud to have obtained her GED in March of 2012...
Donald Ralph 'California Don' Johnson (06/06/12)
Donald Ralph "California Don" Johnson, age 67, of Heritage Lake, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012 in his residence. Born September 17, 1944 in Detroit, he was the son of Rome Johnson and Imogene (Walton) Johnson. He married Linda A. Morin and she survives...
Marcie Lorraine Barnett (06/06/12)
Marcie Lorraine Barnett of Greencastle passed away at noon Friday, June 1, 2012 in The Waters of Greencastle. She was 80. Mrs. Barnett was a member of the Women's Guild of Putnam County. She was a volunteer with the Red Cross through the guild and also volunteered at the Putnam County Hospital...
Scanner for June 6 (06/06/12)
City Police A 24-year-old Greencastle man is facing drug and alcohol-related charges following his arrest by Greencastle City Police officers. Anthony Alamo was stopped on South Jackson Street at 9:30 p.m. Friday by Capt. Charles Inman. Alamo was lodged in the Putnam County Jail on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a syringe and operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (with a prior offense)...
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