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Stories from Thursday, July 19, 2012

Gregg urges education reform in Greencastle campaign stop (07/19/12)
Campaigning in Greencastle Tuesday evening, John Gregg came to praise educators and bury the notion that Indianapolis knows best when it comes to education. Surrounded by several local educators and supporters of his Democrat candidacy for Indiana governor, Gregg had a crowd of about 50 at The Swizzle Stick lending its ears to such notions as "the day of demonizing public schools teachers is over."...
USDA names Putnam disaster area due to worsening drought (07/19/12)
Putnam County joined 38 other counties in eight states Wednesday in being designated by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat. During the 2012 crop year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has now designated 1,297 counties across 29 states as disaster areas, making all qualified farm operators in those areas eligible for low-interest emergency loans...
Sheriff's Department buying two new vehicles (07/19/12)
The purchase of a pair of new vehicles coupled with additional funds for existing vehicle maintenance and fuel costs are helping keep the Putnam County Sheriff's Department on the road. On Monday, the Putnam County Commissioners approved the purchase of two 2012 Chevrolet Tahoes...
Russellville gets water main bid, building destruction OK (07/19/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Town Council accepted a bid for its extensive water project at the July regular town meeting on Monday. Dashiell Contracting Inc., Marshall, Ill., was selected for the project, having placed a bid of $426,023. The project will replace five water mains, spanning around town and is being paid for by a grant that Russellville was awarded earlier this year from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA)...
City reminds parents of curfew ordinance as fair approaches (07/19/12)
With summer in full swing and the Putnam County Fair about to begin, the Greencastle Police Department would like to remind parents of State of Indiana and city curfews which can result in detention or custody. The following is from Indiana Code (IC) 31-37-3-2, children 15-17 years of age; requirements for detention or custody:...
Local painter Edwards' art featured in museum exhibit (07/19/12)
Paintings by Stephen Edwards, a longtime Putnam County resident, are featured in a new exhibit at the Putnam County Museum. The exhibit will remain on display through July. Edwards, who moved to Roachdale in 1983, began painting while at North Putnam High School under the direction of recently retired teacher Linda Gjesvold...
Scanner for July 19 (07/19/12)
Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail on Tuesday, July 17. A 48-year-old Cloverdale woman was arrested Tuesday evening in a shoplifting incident at the Walmart store on Indianapolis Road. Tonya McKamey was arrested at 5:54 p.m. by Officer Daryl Bunten and lodged in the Putnam County Jail on a theft charge...
Eagles Give Back (07/19/12)
In preparation for her upcoming trip to help with Hurricane Katrina relief, Indy New received a $700 donation from the Eagles Lodge 4388 Women's Auxiliary. New will be volunteering with several others from July 28-Aug. 4. Present for the check presentation were (from left) president Tony Gruenholz, office conductor Julie Juliani, trustee Terry Tuttle, treasurer Sue Mitchell, New, interguard Marge Coaxton, and vice president Maurica Anderson.
Food Pantry Receives Donation in Time of Need (07/19/12)
The Putnamville United Methodist Church recently brought a donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. The church, which contributes monthly to the food pantry, made sure to donate a bit more as the pantry is in an extreme time of need. The pantry has donated to 911 households within the first six months of 2012 and has served 2,777 people. In total nearly 40,000 meals have been given out. Present for the donation were (from left) pastor Tim Matthews, church treasurer Becky Samsel, and food pantry president Judy Miller.
Rain Garden Field Day and Tours (07/19/12)
The Big Walnut Watershed Alliance along with the Putnam County Fairgrounds and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management will be hosting tours of the new rain garden on July 21 from 4:30-5:45 p.m. Participants are invited to learn about water quality in the area and discover how one can make a difference...
McCloud hosts pair of July 21 events (07/19/12)
The local nature park will host an hour-long presentation on turtles at 2 p.m. and an evening campfire at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. The free turtle presentation is designed to be kid-friendly and will be conducted by a McCloud naturalist, who will describe the unique adaptations that allow turtles to survive...
Playhouse auditions on Sunday, Monday (07/19/12)
Director Larry Sutton will hold two sessions of auditions for the Putnam County Playhouse comedy "See How They Run." The first session will be Sunday, July 22 at 3 p.m. A second session will be at 7 p.m. Monday, July 23. Both sessions will be at the Rehearsal Center of the Hazel Day Longden Theatre...
Talent contest spots open (07/19/12)
Entry forms are now being accepted for the Putnam County Fair Talent Contest, which will take place on the Free State in the Putnam County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 20. Late registration will begin at 5 p.m. July 25 at the Free Stage. Each member of a group must provide a name, address, email, date of birth and phone number on the back of the entry form...
Food Pantry Recieves Donation in Time of Need (07/19/12)
The Putnamville United Methodist Church recently brought in its monthly donation to the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. The church, which contributes monthly to the food pantry, made sure to donate a bit more, as the food pantry is in an extreme time of need. ...
Utility bill scam spreads (07/19/12)
Vectren and Duke Energy are warning utility customers about a new multi-state scam involving payment of a variety of utility bills. Beginning in May, customers nationwide began receiving phone calls, text messages and social media requests from the scamming individuals stating that there is a federal program from President Obama that will pay utility bills...
McCloud hosts pair of July 21 events (07/19/12)
McCloud Nature Park will host an hour-long presentation on turtles at 2 p.m. and an evening campfire at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. The free turtle presentation is designed to be kid-friendly and will be conducted by a McCloud naturalist, who will describe the unique adaptations that allow turtles to survive...
Putnam judging team wins honors (07/19/12)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Members of the Putnam County 4-H Horse and Pony Judging Team recently participated in the American Junior Paint Horse Association World Show Judging Competition in Fort Worth, Texas. Team members competing at the June 24 event were Bailey Goff, Emily Gilley, Jared James and Lauren Gutschlag...
State officials warn: Remember children, elderly during heat (07/19/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Temperatures have lowered slightly, but State health officials want to remind Hoosiers that heat can still be dangerous, even deadly. Heat kills more people than tornadoes, hurricanes and floods combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the number one cause of weather-related fatalities...
Putnam County Fair Talent Contest (07/19/12)
Entry forms are now being accepted for the Putnam County Fair Talent Contest, which will take place on at the Free Stage in the Putnam County Fairgrounds Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m. Deadline for entries is Friday, July 20. Late registration will begin at 5 p.m. July 25 at the Free Stage...
Remember children and the elderly when it's hot (07/19/12)
INDIANAPOLIS--Temperatures have lowered slightly, but State health officials want to remind Hoosiers that even with cooler temperatures, heat can still be dangerous, even deadly. Heat kills more people than tornadoes, hurricanes and floods combined, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It is the number one cause of weather-related fatalities, and in Indiana, from 2005 to 2009, 16 people died from heat...
Tourney Champs (07/19/12)
Carolyn Ann Thomas (07/19/12)
Carolyn Ann (Ready) Thomas, 68, of Nashville, Tenn., and formerly of Grosse Pointe, Mich., died Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Alive Hospice in Nashville following an extended illness. Carolyn was born July 19, 1943 in Indianapolis, the daughter of William and Mary (McKeon) Ready...
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