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Stories from Monday, June 18, 2012

New round of street closings includes 231/Bloomington St. (06/18/12)
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray has announced a list of expected road closures and disruptions that local residents may anticipate for the week of June18. -- Locust Street will remain closed at the Anderson Street intersection adjacent to DePauw University's East College. That closing began June 11 and could last up to 45 days...
Chocolate box raffle again part of Foundation's annual meeting (06/18/12)
Three local downtown businesses are once again making a difference to the Putnam County Community Foundation in a unique way. Treasures on the Square owner Lynda Dunbar is donating 150 boxes of homemade chocolate. Mason Jewelers owner Steve Mason is donating a Citizens Eco-Drive watch. And Shuee and Sons owners Bill and Brent Shuee are donating a new 32-inch flat screen television...
Summerfest stretched to a two-day event (06/18/12)
ROACHDALE -- Summerfest, a staple in Roachdale every year, returns to town this weekend, running from Saturday, June 23 to Sunday, June 24. The 2012 version will feature many of the old favorites -- a parade, a car show and the famous Roach Race -- but adds a variety of new elements...
Fair Parade Committee seeks entries for 2012 event July 20 (06/18/12)
With a theme of "Sew It -- Grow It -- Show It" -- the 2012 Putnam County Fair Parade is in its final planning stages. The Fair Parade Committee has been meeting since October to plan the annual Putnam County event scheduled to unfold in Greencastle on Friday evening, July 20...
Greencastle School Board seeks applicants for park board (06/18/12)
The Greencastle School Board is soliciting applications for its appointment to the Greencastle Park Board. The school board is responsible for appointing an ex officio member to the park board. Previously, the appointee has been a school board member, with Monica Fennell most recently serving, up until her resignation from the school board in January...
First ParkFest 'Super Tuesday' comes to Robe-Ann Bandshell (06/18/12)
The first "Super Tuesday" of this year's ParkFest concert series is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Robe-Ann Park Bandshell. The lineup for the night will feature Bill Headley opening, followed by the Covered Bridge Country Chorus and then the night's headliner, Saturday Shoes...
Duo Amabile in free concert Wednesday night (06/18/12)
Duo Amabile -- the husband-and-wife team of violinist Matvey Lapin and pianist Katya Kramer-Lapin -- will perform Wednesday in the fourth event of the 2012 Greencastle Summer Music Festival at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. The festival presents free concerts every Wednesday evening at 7:30 through Aug. 15, including a pre-fireworks event July 4 with a sing-along of American folk and patriotic songs...
ISU class tours PCF operations (06/18/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State University Criminology and Criminal Justice students recently toured the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF). On their last day of class for the 2011-12 school year, ISU Associate Professor Shannon Barton-Bellessa and students observed the facility's operations and interacted with offenders and staff. In doing so, they listened to program overviews and discussed the benefits of programming with offenders...
Putnam SWCD offering well testing program (06/18/12)
Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be offering a well-testing program to interested persons beginning on July 23. The district will provide the well-testing kit for the water to be tested. The well-testing kit may be picked up at the office beginning July 23 from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The kit must be returned to the office before 10 a.m. on July 26...
SPARK Backpacks (06/18/12)
Customer service representatives Tina Hillers (left) and Lisa Chadd from the Greencastle office of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America donate backpacks to Assistant City Park Director Troy Scott for the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department SPARK program. All youth attending SPARK this summer will receive a backpack to keep.
Mary Allison Children's Trust golf outing set for July 13 (06/18/12)
In 1896 when Mary Allison developed the Greencastle Orphan's Home on 150 acres of land just west of the city, she most likely didn't realize how great a legacy she was creating. On July 13, the eighth annual Mary Allison Golf Outing at Clover Meadows Golf Course, Cloverdale will help raise funds for the Mary Allison Children's Trust that is the legacy of the original orphan's home...
Civic League sponsors second annual junior tennis tournament (06/18/12)
The Greencastle Civic League will host the second annual junior tennis tournament for kids in Putnam County. The tournament will be held on July 7-8 starting at 9 a.m. at the DePauw University outdoor courts and is open to kids ages 5-18. All participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal, and there will be trophies for age division winners and runners-up...
Burton cruises to sprint car win (06/18/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Saturday night is an evening that Josh Burton will remember for quite some time as the hot shoe bested a third-place finish on Friday night on the red clay at Bloomington by topping a stout field of sprint cars for his first career win in the class...
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