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Stories from Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Putnam County Fair schedule (07/25/12)
Today 5 p.m. -- 4-H Flowering Arranging Contest, Exhibition Hall West. 5-7 p.m. -- Exploring 4-H program, Exhibition Hall West. 5-10 p.m. -- Producers Building open (Beef Producers). 5:30-11 p.m. -- Jessop Amusements open. 6 p.m. -- Costume goat parade, Goat Barn...
Astronomy program at McCloud July 28 (07/25/12)
McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free evening program on astronomy on Saturday, July 28 at 8:30 p.m. Expert sky watchers from The Indiana Astronomical Society will partner with Hendricks County Parks & Recreation naturalists at McCloud Nature Park for its monthly astronomy program...
Sheepish Grin (07/25/12)
With 4-H owner Mariah Taylor using a blow dyer on his wool after a nice cool bath, a Russkaya sheep offers quite the look of contentment as he gets all dolled up for Wednesday's 4-H Sheep Show competition at the 2012 Putnam County Fair. The champion 4-H sheep will be selected and announced in a session that begins at 7 p.m. in the Inside Arena at the fairgrounds...
More mosquitoes test positive for virus; county has 2nd most in state (07/25/12)
As the drought continues its stranglehold on Indiana and Putnam County, the threat of West Nile virus appears ever increasing locally. A third pool of mosquitoes within a week has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to Darrell Brackney, environmental health specialist for the Putnam County Health Department...
Aug. 4 gala event to toast history of museum, DePauw (07/25/12)
Putnam County Museum will hold its annual membership dinner meeting and summer gala in the DePauw Memorial Union Building on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 4-7 p.m. The event's theme will be a "Toast to Both" -- honoring DePauw's 175th year and the museum's 11th in Putnam County...
Quite the Quaint Quilt (07/25/12)
The quality of quilts is being judged in the Adult Open Class Exhibit Hall by Donna Jo Copeland (seated, center) of Morgan County as local volunteers Pam Richards (left) of Cloverdale and Mary Alice Harcourt of Fillmore help with the Quilt Department judging Monday night at the 2012 Putnam County Fair. Ladies' Day at the Putnam County Fair will take place today...
U.S. 231 will close Monday for possibly two months (07/25/12)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that U.S. 231 in Greencastle will close at the intersection of Anderson Street, beginning Monday, July 30. The closure is scheduled for two months, opening at the end of September. The Anderson Street road reconstruction is a portion of the Stellar Communities project by the City of Greencastle. The limits are Locust Street on the west and U.S. 231/Bloomington Street on the east...
GCSC appoints temporary CFO (07/25/12)
In the absence of a permanent chief financial officer, the Greencastle Community School Corporation is temporarily using an outside vendor to fill the position. At Monday's meeting, the school board appointed Pat Green of Education Services Company (ESC) as the interim corporation treasurer...
Airport Appreciation (07/25/12)
Karla Lawless of the Putnam County Convention and Visitor Bureau recently awarded the Putnam County Airport Appreciation Days (PCAAD) Group a check for $1,000. The money awarded to the PCAAD Group will be used to help them with their advertising efforts for this year's 13th annual event. ...
Cataract Lake Water Corporation asks for voluntary reduction (07/25/12)
The Cataract Lake Water Corporation Board of Directors is asking its customers to participate in a statewide voluntary water reduction plan. Residents are asked to follow a 10-15 percent state guideline of reduction until further notice. The board of directors expressed its appreciation for customers' continued support and cooperation...
Russellville Community Center hosts Sunday dinner (07/25/12)
The Russellville Community Center is having another dinner at noon on Sunday, July 29. The menu includes beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, dressing, green beans, pineapple and cheese salad, rolls, desserts and drinks. Again, only a free-will offering is asked. Give what you can to support the Center...
Business After Hours to take place at Mill Pond (07/25/12)
This month's Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours will take place at Mill Pond Health Campus on Tuesday, July 31 from 5-7 p.m. The tropical-themed event is free to the public and will include entertainment, food, beverages, giveaways, campus tours and networking...
Reaching for the extra inch (07/25/12)
Ten-year-old Logan Monroe participated in the stock garden tractor pull at the Putnam County Fair pull strip on Monday, driving his Tuff Tugger and trying to gain every inch he could be reshifting his weight. Monroe said he has been pulling for five years and he still loves it because it is "just having fun with the tractor."
Summer of glove (07/25/12)
The Putnam County girls' softball All-Star U-19 team won the Plainfield Tournament with a 5-1 record. Members of winning squad are (front, left) Cheyanne Campbell, Carissa Johnson, Abby Branson, Erin Sutherlin, Jessica Powell, (back) Shannon Ivers, Kaitlin Tesmer, James Fiest, Jasmine Thrasher, Becca Ivers, Tori Ivers, Steve Mason, and Wednesday Rees. Not pictured: Christy Miller.
Ernest G. Gilman (07/25/12)
Ernest "Ernie" G. Gilman, age 79, died at 3:55 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Ernest Gilman was born Nov. 15, 1932 in Reelsville, the son of Charles Wesley and Helen Louise (Beaman) Gilman. He graduated from Reelsville High School...
Esther B. Yater (07/25/12)
Esther B. Yater, 93, Poland, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2012, in Greencastle. She was born on Nov. 16, 1918 in Fairmount, Ind., and was daughter of the late David and Madeline (McKain) Bowman. She was married to Morris C. Yater, and he preceded her in death...
Mary Jane Wilson (07/25/12)
Mary Jane Wilson, 70, of Clay City, died Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her home unexpectedly. She was born Oct. 24, 1941 in Clay County, the daughter of Alfred and Grace Cooper. Following her birth and her parents' untimely death, she was adopted to Clyde and Ruby Wilson...
Scanner for July 25 (07/25/12)
County Jail A number of people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 11:10 a.m. Cassandra Marie Aguiniga, 20, Indianapolis, was lodged at the jail on bond revocation. City Police No one was injured in a three-vehicle accident Sunday afternoon at North Jackson Street (U.S. 231) and Shadowlawn Avenue, Greencastle City Police reported...
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