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Stories from Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sigworth named to Greencastle School Board (06/28/12)
In a 5-0 decision Thursday evening, the Greencastle City Council named Denise Sigworth to the Greencastle School Board. Sigworth replaces current board president Bruce Stinebrickner, who was a candidate for the position. Story will be updated...
Commissioners enact partial burn ban (06/28/12)
In light of ongoing drought conditions in Central Indiana, the Putnam County Commissioners have enacted a partial burn ban as of 10 a.m. Thursday. The emergency ban, which is in effect for seven days, applies to unincorporated areas throughout the county. It is up to city and town officals to enact their own bans...
Smoke-free Air Law to take effect July 1 (06/28/12)
A smoky cloud of loopholes and legalese has the Indiana Smoke Free Air Law less effective than many health officials and lawmakers would like it. Still, the law goes into effect on Sunday, July 1 and will have an impact on many business throughout Putnam County and the state...
Two takes on 'The Tempest' staged Saturday at Playhouse (06/28/12)
The "Shakepeared!" production of "The Tempest" by the Putnam County Playhouse Youth Theater Workshop will be staged Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are available only at the door. Admission is $3 for those 12 years old and up. Admission is free to those younger than 12. Tickets are general admission...
Mann elected new state FFA president, South Putnam's Spencer secretary (06/28/12)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Putnam County boasts two of the seven new Indiana FFA officers introduced at the conclusion of the recent 83rd state convention at Purdue University, including new state president Cameron Mann of Cloverdale. Life on the farm is something common to each member of the new state officer team, including new state FFA secretary Katherine Spencer of South Putnam...
Pancake fundraiser, other events set morning of July 4 (06/28/12)
The third annual "Pancakes for Parks and Pathways" fundraiser is set for Wednesday morning, July 4. The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30-11 a.m. at shelterhouse No. 1 atop the hill overlooking the Robe-Ann Park bandshell. Cost of the breakfast is $5 for adults and $3 for children age 12 and under...
Brazil Concert Band to perform July 1 (06/28/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, presents "The Stars and Stripes Forever" in a special edition show, complete with intermission, of patriotic favorites Sunday, July 1 at the special time of 7:30 p.m. at Forest Park, rain or shine...
Ride for Zion slated for July 1 (06/28/12)
On Sunday, July 1 the Bainbridge Saddle Club will be hosting a benefit horse show for Zion Hoskins at 8:30 a.m. Hoskins, is a young boy with a spinal disease SMA, who requires constant medical care. Donations will be accepted to help relieve the constant medical costs the family faces...
Food pantry to hold food distribution (06/28/12)
Whitestone Food Pantry will have a food distribution between 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at the pantry's location, 8045 West U.S. 36, Coatesville, west of New Winchester. Distribution is geared only to needy residents in Floyd Township, Putnam County, Marion Township and Hendricks County. Recipients must provide a governmental photo identification, such as a driver's license or other official photo id. Also, bring another id like a current utility billing...
ISU institute shares survey results (06/28/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- High school principals across rural Indiana are concerned about declining populations and a potential shortage of future community leaders. One-half of educators responding to an Indiana State University survey indicated they are interested in new programs to develop future leaders and entrepreneurs. ...
Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley Spring 2012 Dean's List (06/28/12)
Terre Haute -- One hundred-two Putnam and Hendricks County residents were named to the Dean's List for this past spring semester at Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley. The College names to the Dean's List any degree-seeking student who has accumulated 12 or more earned credit hours, and who, in the term involved, is enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours and earns a grade point average of 3.5 or higher...
WGU Indiana's Second Anniversary celebrates success (06/28/12)
In Indiana, we have set a goal of reaching higher in building a well-educated workforce. With growing national and international competition, the economic well-being of our citizens and our state is increasingly tied to this goal. Yet, unfortunately, Indiana ranks a dismal 40th in terms of college attainment, according to the Lumina Foundation...
Skrenta exits DePauw for Division I Bucknell (06/28/12)
Bonnie Skrenta, who led DePauw University to five appearances in the NCAA Division III softball postseason in the last six years, has resigned to accept the head softball coach position at Division I Bucknell University. "Bonnie has been a valuable part of the DePauw athletics team," DePauw Director of Athletics Stevie Watson-Baker said...
Feger claims UMP Summer Nationals Late Model win at LPS (06/28/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Jason Feger used his familiar high-side line Tuesday night to wire the field over the course of the 40-lap A-Main at Lincoln Park Speedway to pick up a $5,000 payday in the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop for Late Models. Feger, the 2010 DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion from Bloomington, Ill., started on the outside of the front row following his heat race victory. ...
Greencastle boys tennis holding summer camp (06/28/12)
All Greencastle High School boys interested in playing tennis this fall should attend the first Summer Workout Monday July 9 at 3:30 p.m. The workout will be at the Greencastle tennis courts. Players are advised to bring water. For more information contact head coach Sam Hirt at 721-2647 or samkhirt@gmail.com...
Tiger Cubs hosting summer softball camp (06/28/12)
The Greencastle High School softball coaching staff will be conducting a Summer Team Camp for all athletes that will trying out for the team next spring. This is for players in grades 9-12 only. The Team Camp will be held July 16-19 from 5-7 p.m. at MacAnally Center. All players should bring cleats and tennis shoes each day...
Rose Mary Normington (06/28/12)
Rose Mary Normington, 77, of Greenwood (formerly of Greencastle), passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012. She was born April 21, 1935 in Indianapolis to the late Lee and Marjorie VanJelgerhius. Rose Mary graduated from Indiana Central and worked as a teacher for the Beech Grove schools...
Rickie Lee Cartwright (06/28/12)
Rickie Lee Cartwright, 64, Danville, died in the IU Health North Hospital, Carmel, at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Rickie was born in Judyville, Ind., on Oct. 3, 1947. He was the son of Marcella Mae (Brooks) Cartwright Pattengale of Danville and the late Paul Malcolm Cartwright...
William Henry Irwin (06/28/12)
William Henry Irwin, 83, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, June 22, 2012, surrounded by friends and family. As per his wishes, graveside services will be held at Little Walnut Cemetery, Greencastle, on Saturday, July 7 at 11 a.m., There will be a gathering of friends and family at VFW Post 1550, Greencastle, following the services...
Scanner for July 28 (06/28/12)
City Police A female juvenile is facing theft charges after reportedly stealing miscellaneous items totaling nearly $50 from the Greencastle Walmart store, City Police report. The 14-year-old was apprehended at 9:28 a.m. June 22 after taking items that included ponytail holders, shorts, a bandana, a bra and a bracelet. She reportedly tried to conceal them in her purse as she attempted to leave the store...
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