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Stories from Monday, July 23, 2012

State asks citizens to cut water use 10-15 percent (07/23/12)
The effects of historic weather conditions and the ongoing drought have come home to roost in Indiana and the City of Greencastle. While the city's water supply remains in more than adequate shape, according to city officials, the state is taking extra precautions in the face of a possible water shortage, and has ordered municipalities to follow suit and order local water conservation...
New amenities inside and out for Greencastle McDonald's (07/23/12)
Over the past seven weeks, the Greencastle McDonald's restaurant has been undergoing a huge transformation, inside and out, all around the building and the parking lot. Change was definitely on the menu at 940 Indianapolis Rd., and McDonald's owner Bob Jedele and Region Manager Bobby Hopper hope customer and community patience will be rewarded when they experience:...
Bucket Battle (07/23/12)
When you're only seven years old and the water bucket is about half as big as you are, getting a pail full of cold water isn't the easiest thing in the world. Lillyanna Barnhart proves that Sunday morning as she tries to fill a bucket and tote it off to grandpa Russell Crosby of Greencastle without spilling it in the Swine Barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
9.8 unemployment rate drops Putnam into state's bottom 10 (07/23/12)
After showing recent signs of an improving unemployment rate, Putnam County sank to one of its worst rankings ever for June, posting a 9.8 percent jobless rate in figures released Friday. That comes on the heels of an 8.4 percent unemployment rate for May, considered then a big improvement from double-digit jobless rates and bottom-10 appearances the county posted early in 2012...
Rodeo worker cleared after Saturday injury (07/23/12)
A scary scene developed at the fair rodeo on Saturday night as a bullfighter was rushed to the hospital after being kicked following the second bull ride of the night. Jordan Hamson, 22, was injured while trying to keep the bull rider safe. He was released from the hospital shortly after the rodeo ended and cleared to resume all activities...
Well water testing kits available from SWCD office (07/23/12)
The Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District has well water testing kits available for e-coli and nitrates at $14 for both tests or $6 for one. Additional test kits are available. A list is posted at the Greencastle USDA Service Center. The kits will need to be picked up by July 25 and returned on the morning of July 26. Persons may come by the office or call 653-7454...
Goodwill store triples space in new location (07/23/12)
Following decades downtown and a week with its doors closed, the Greencastle Goodwill store reopened in a more spacious location on Friday morning. A line of customers gathered in front of the new 1021 Indianapolis Rd. location -- the earliest arriving at 6:30 a.m. -- for the 10 a.m. ribbon cutting and grand opening...
Table Talk launches sister entity (07/23/12)
Table Talk Ministries will soon be celebrating its 10th year serving the people of Putnam County. Most recently recognized by the Indianapolis Colts as a "Colts' Anthem Angel," Fox 59s' "Champion of the Week" and receiving WTHRs' "Heart of our Community" award, Bill Hutson and Table Talk Ministries are launching a sister company to Table Talk...
Expanded Verizon 4G LTE network launched in county (07/23/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Verizon Wireless customers in Putnam County and central Indiana will have access to 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) speeds in more places as the company expanded the nation's largest 4G LTE recently to cover major cities and towns in six Hoosier counties...
Utility bill scam spreads (07/23/12)
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...
Petal Power (07/23/12)
Looking for all the world like he's about to pick petals off a sunflower to the tune of "She loves me, she loves me not," Dick Wells judges cut flower specimens and house plants at the 2012 Putnam County Fair Saturday afternoon at Harris Hall. See more photos from the Putnam County Fair at www.bannergraphic.com/multimedia...
Rosedale man fires on police (07/23/12)
ROSEDALE -- Shots fired at two police officers Sunday afternoon resulted in the arrest of a Parke County man. At 4:11 p.m., a Rosedale deputy town marshal and an Indiana State Police trooper responded to a domestic situation with battery at 74 S. Main St., Rosedale...
Diggin' In (07/23/12)
David Bumgardner wins at Lincoln Park Speedway (07/23/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Lincoln Park Speedway has been perhaps the most hectic dirt circuit in the state this week as Thursday's "Indiana Sprint Week" date with the AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Car Series was derailed by rain. However, Saturday's slate of UMP Modifieds, UMP Super Stocks and bombers went off without a hitch as a stager for Sunday's rescheduled clincher for the biggest sprint car series of the season in the Hoosier State...
Blood Drive (07/23/12)
Clark, Shrum compete at IWGA Championship (07/23/12)
COLUMBUS -- The three round Indiana Women's Golf Association's Amateur Championship took place July 18-20 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus. Among those competing were two Putnam County golfers. Greencastle's Jamie Clark posted rounds of 80, 79 and 76 to finish at plus-19 and in a tie for 20th place. Cloverdale senior Sydney Shrum shot rounds of 98, 87 and 86 to close at plus-55 for the tournament and sole possession of 83rd place...
Come join us at the fair (07/23/12)
As I write this week's column, my fingers are crossed that the remainder of fair week will be warm and summery, but not as dry and HOT as what we experienced most of June and July leading up to the fair. For those who prepare and participate in the county fair, much of the work is over by the time the fair actually begins, but there is still a lot to see and do throughout the week and we hope you will come and join us...
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