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Stories from Monday, June 11, 2012

South Rises Again (06/11/12)
Members of the South Putnam High School softball team hoist their IHSAA Class 2A championship trophy after defeating Adams Central 3-1 Saturday. The Eagles are the only team to post a perfect record in Class 2A state tournament history after going 31-0. For compelete coverage of South Putnam's state title see pages 7A-8A,10A...
Splash park, tennis, basketball courts in grant proposal (06/11/12)
A grant application for $200,000 in 2012 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant money will do more than help develop a proposed splash park at Robe-Ann Park. The City of Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is one of four Indiana entities to submit a grant proposal for the latest round of LWCF funding, Park Director Rod Weinschenk said...
Heartland marks 25 years (06/11/12)
Celebrating a quarter-century of operations in Greencastle, Heartland Automotive conducted an open house Saturday at the facility on Warren Drive in Greencastle. The company has made auto components since 1987 on the city's East Side as the American headquarters for Shigeru Industries of Ota City, Japan. ...
Hauskatz, Clements play week 2 of ParkFest (06/11/12)
The second week of the Greencastle Civic League's ParkFest summer music celebration is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Robe-Ann Park Bandshell. Week two will feature JC Clements in the first time slot followed by the Hauskatz. Clements left home at 17, hit Nashville at 18, and landed in Chicago at 21. She was welcomed into the legendary blues scene and got a gig as a side player for A. C. Reed. Clements spent over a year hosting the house jam at Buddy Guy's Legends...
Local restaurants sought for third annual Taste of Putnam County (06/11/12)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and Dixie Chopper Business Center are again sponsoring the Taste of Putnam County this year. The third annual event is scheduled for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport off Ballard Lane in Greencastle...
Walk This Way (06/11/12)
Ready to roll out for another Wednesday stroll is Amelia Stedman (left), the most faithful walker from the first series of Walking Wednesdays, with her granddaughter and great-grandson, Jessica and Keegan Wright, in tow. Stedman, 83, continues to set a healthy example for generations to come by participating in Walking Wednesdays each week. ...
Local conservation district to offer Soil Health Workshop (06/11/12)
The Putnam and Owen County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) will host a Soils and Cover Crop Workshop on June 26 in Gosport. The workshop is being planned to demonstrate the importance of good soil health in relationship with crop production. In today's environment it is important for farm producers to maximize productivity of their crops and farm fields while preserving and enhancing the soil resource...
Lawnchair worship Sunday's at DePauw's Bowman Park (06/11/12)
"Lawnchair worship" is being held at Bowman Park on the DePauw University campus on Sundays at 8 a.m. during June and July. It is a relaxed service of song, prayer and a message. Lawnchair worship is sponsored by Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church and First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)...
Jim Baugh Memorial Blood Drive slated for June 15 (06/11/12)
The fifth annual Capt. Jim Baugh Memorial Blood Drive will take place Friday, June 15 at the Greencastle Christian Church from 1-6 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the Baugh family and the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police. The event is also affiliated with the statewide "Indiana Fallen Officer Blood Drive," which runs June 3-23...
Cymerman and Edberg in free concert Wednesday at Gobin (06/11/12)
Pianist Claude Cymerman and cellist Eric Edberg, both professors at the DePauw University School of Music, will perform music by Henri Duparc and Cesar Franck Wednesday at Greencastle's Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. The festival presents free concerts every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. through Aug.15, including a pre-fireworks event on July 4 with a sing-along of American folk and patriotic songs...
Eagles claim 2nd straight title in 3-1 win (06/11/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Undefeated season. Fifty-six straight wins. Undefeated at home for four seasons. A four-year record of 102-4. Those are just some of the things you can say about the South Putnam softball team. Now you can add back-to-back state champions...
Cloverdale Flag Raising (06/11/12)
The Cloverdale McDonald's recently conducted a flag-raising ceremony during its grand opening Saturday, May 19. Present for the flag raising were Cloverdale Town Council members Gary Bennington, Larry Fidler and Coweta Patton, Rick Buehler, Charles Simon, Don Gedert, Ronald Jones, Martha Jones, Grimace, Jedele Enterprises Inc. ...
Be a healthy role model (06/11/12)
I seem to remember a line from a song that says something like "To the world you may be only one person, but to some person you may be the world". This is true for all of us, but most especially to mothers and fathers of young children. You are probably the most important influence on your child and the decisions they make in many areas of their lives, including their food choices...
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