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Stories from Monday, July 9, 2012

ParkFest to include karaoke contest hosted by PB & Jam (07/09/12)
In this week's edition of ParkFest two folk acts will be featured along with a Karaoke Madness contest hosted by PB & Jam at the Robe-Ann Park bandshell. The karaoke contest will kick off ParkFest at 6:30 p.m. All ages are welcome to participate in the contest, which includes two prizes for the "Judges Choice" award as well as the "People's Choice" award...
Greencastle School Board meeting rescheduled (07/09/12)
The July meeting of the Greencastle School Board slated for Wednesday, July 11 has been rescheduled. The board will now meet at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23 at Ridpath Primary School. The meeting will be preceded by a 5 p.m. executive session at the Greencastle Community School Corporation office...
Bluegrass jam ongoing event every Friday night (07/09/12)
COATESVILLE -- A ongoing weekly Coatesville Bluegrass Jam is being staged every Friday night in Coatesville. The music event is scheduled 6-8:30 p.m. each Friday at the Coatesville Community Center, a half-block north of the stoplight on North Milton Street...
Grant judging team to visit Robe-Ann Park on Thursday (07/09/12)
Smile and be on your best behavior if you plan to visit Robe-Ann Park Thursday afternoon. You never know who may be watching, and a $200,000 Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant just might hang in the balance when a grant judging team pays a visit to the Greencastle park...
'The Curious Savage' to open Thursday on Playhouse stage (07/09/12)
The Putnam County Playhouse production of "The Curious Savage," a comedy by John Patrick, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, July 12-14 and again July 18-21. All performances are at 8 p.m. in the Hazel Day Longden Barn Theatre off Round Barn Road in Greencastle. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by phoning the box office at 653-5880 after 5 p.m...
Kevin Gregory Weather Camp coming to PCPL (07/09/12)
Everyone talks about the weather and nobody may do anything about it -- as Mark Twin once said -- but the Putnam County Public Library (PCPL) will do something about it on July 25. In the midst of one of the craziest weather years ever -- especially with a drought and 100-degree temperatures dominating the Indiana scene -- the PCPL is bringing Kevin Gregory's Weather Camp to Greencastle for the afternoon...
Music from around the world slated Wednesday at Gobin (07/09/12)
The Greencastle Summer Music Festival continues at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church with a diverse program of saxophone and piano music inspired by flamenco guitar music, South Indian (Karnatic) music, shakuhachi (Japanese) flute and ragtime...
Human trafficking to be subject of Extension Homemaker lesson July 10 (07/09/12)
Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m., Greencastle resident Lisa Trigg, a journalist with the Terre Haute Tribune and formerly with the Banner Graphic, will be speaking on human trafficking at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at the Putnam County Extension Office. The program, "Human Trafficking -- What it is and Where it Exists in Indiana" is part of the Putnam County Extension Homemakers annual educational lesson. However, it is open to anyone who might be interested in learning more about the topic...
Hot weather brings drought (07/09/12)
We're in a drought. This isn't news to most of us, but it could have some very far-reaching effects for everyone. Farmers, homeowners, and just about everyone else will be affected. It looks like this drought is with us for the long hall. There don't seem to be any soaking rains in our future and the predictions for July are for above average temperatures...
Master Gardener classes to start soon (07/09/12)
Starting Aug. 22, a new Master Gardener class will begin. The class, Purdue Master Gardener Program, will last 12 weeks. The class aims to teach people about growing plants and to more effectively extend information related to place. Its specific goal is to provide information and technical assistance in the areas of gardening and home horticulture through the use of trained and certified volunteers...
Jake and Tanner Best Friends Camp to benefit local Humane Society (07/09/12)
DePauw University will host the 16th annual Jake & Tanner's Kid's Best Friend Basketball Camp for boys and girls entering pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. The camp will be July 23-25 from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the DePauw University Lilly Center...
Athletes brave the heat for Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K (07/09/12)
To spark the start of this year's annual Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County's Celebrate "4" Independence Day Celebration, over 150 runners and walkers took to the streets of Greencastle early Wednesday morning, July 4th. This year's Mike Rokicki Memorial 5K Run/Walk event is the 21st annual foot race organized by the Greencastle Parks & Recreation Department and sponsored by the Rokicki Foundation...
Chris Windom scores sprint car win at LPS (07/09/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Another steamy night of racing action was on tap at Lincoln Park Speedway Saturday evening. In the sprint car field, 27 competitors were on hand with plenty of top-notch competition in the pits on Saturday night at LPS. Chris Windom started the A-main in the fourth spot as former track champion, Billy Puterbaugh Jr. parlayed a heat race victory into the pole position alongside Kent Christian with Casey Shuman and Windom in row two...
R & R Auction Depot opens new facility in Greencastle (07/09/12)
Brothers Robert and Ronald (Max) Hochstetler announce the opening of R & R Auction Depot at 502 N. Jackson St. in Greencastle, just south of the City Police Station in the old Coca-Cola building on the west side of U.S. 231. Robert Hochstetler is more involved behind the scenes and in the office but brother Max, a 15-year resident of Putnam County, is front and center at every auction as the entertaining auctioneer for R & R Auction Depot...
New Body Shop Opens (07/09/12)
To celebrate the grand opening of Baker's Body Shop located at 82 N. U.S. 231 in Greencastle, the Chamber of Commerce members Bret Hurley, Bonnie Hanlon, Jinsie Bingham, Ashley Mattox, Teresa Glenn and Tammy Amor (right) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Larry Baker (owner) and staff Hayden Rogers, Steven Sharpee and Josh Overstreet. ...
Myrtle Cundiff (07/09/12)
Myrtle Cundiff, 91, of Greencastle, passed away on Monday, July 9, 2012 at The Waters of Greencastle. Born Feb. 26, 1921 in Yosemite, Ky., she was the daughter of Ira and Maud (Pike) Randolph. She was a 1939 graduate of Middleburg Kentucky High School...
Scanner for July 9 (07/09/12)
City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department has responded to a number of recent dispatches. At 12:52 p.m. GFD was dispatched to a grass fire at 175 N. County Road 175 East. The fire was put out after nearly a half-acre burned and crews left at 1:37 p.m...
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