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Stories from Thursday, July 26, 2012

State parks seek fall interns for Heritage Corps (07/26/12)
The Department of Natural Resources is looking to recruit 24 volunteers to work on trails this fall at four state parks for the Indiana Heritage Corps (IHC), an AmeriCorps program administered through the Division of State Parks & Reservoirs. IHC volunteers receive on-site housing, a living allowance of $340 per month, an education stipend ($1,468 before taxes) and hands-on experience, as well as a chance to earn college internship credit and live at a state park...
North Vernon woman caught trafficking at prison (07/26/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- A North Vernon woman landed in the Putnam County Jail after attempting to take a controlled substance, marijuana, and other contraband to an inmate at Putnamville Correctional Facility. Samantha Ann Hill, 25, was arrested at the prison Tuesday and charged with two counts of trafficking with an inmate...
Kevin Gregory helps bring weather to life at library, fair (07/26/12)
With Indiana weather at its wackiest and temperatures topping 100 degrees for the ninth time this summer, Indianapolis meteorologist Kevin Gregory couldn't have picked a better time to conduct his weather camp in Greencastle. Gregory and fellow WRTV, Channel 6 weatherman Todd Klaassen Wednesday afternoon treated 60 youngsters to two hours of facts, folklore and fun relating to Indiana weather at the Putnam County Public Library...
Library looks to replace computers (07/26/12)
It's time for the Putnam County Library to keep up with technology and replace computers. Wednesday Night Library Director Alice Greenburg presented the library board with a plan to replace 14 computers, all of which are for public use and are over five years old, for a total of $15,000...
Local teen ejected in one-car accident (07/26/12)
A Reelsville teen was treated for chest injuries after rolling his vehicle several times and being ejected into a bean field Tuesday afternoon. Shortly after 12:30 p.m., Trevor D. Smith, 18, was westbound on West Walnut Street approaching County Road 500 West...
Corrections staff from Marion County tour Putnamville (07/26/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Community Supervision Managers from Marion County Community Corrections recently toured operations and programs at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Catherine Chimente, Mellissa Martinez, Antwonette Demming, Rebecca Remillard and Jared Wakeland from Marion County Community Corrections spent the morning touring the facility's offender dining area, housing units, education department, Prison Greyhound program, Clean Lifestyles Is Freedom Forever (CLIFF) substance abuse program and various other areas of the facility.. ...
Movie medleys on menu for Brazil Band Sunday night (07/26/12)
BRAZIL -- The Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present "Sunday Night at the Movies" on July 29, beginning at 8 p.m. rain or shine at Forest Park. The popular movie music theme includes two medleys of cinema favorites, "Hollywood Milestones" by Higgins and "Salute To The Cinema" by Strommen...
NPHS Class of 1982 sets date for pitch-in reunion dinner (07/26/12)
The North Putnam Class of 1982 will celebrate its 30-year class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the American Legion in Greencastle. All classmates are invited to attend the celebration. To RSVP, persons should contact Valerie Weddell at 720-0918 or Tammy Adams Gilliam at 317-276-7997...
Pair of events Saturday at McCloud (07/26/12)
McCloud Nature Park will be hosting a free program featuring the geologic history of Indiana on Saturday, July 28 at 2 p.m. Participants will learn from a park naturalist about such things as Paleozoic fossils, Cenozoic glacial evidence and everything in between. Children will learn about the earth, rocks and landforms that have characterized the landscape from millions of years ago to the present day...
Putnam County Fair schedule -- Thursday, July 26 2012 (07/26/12)
3 p.m. -- Celebrity Showmanship, Inside Arena. 5-10 p.m. -- Producers Building open (Sheep Producers). 5:30-11 p.m. -- Jessop Amusements open. 6 p.m. -- 4-H scholarship recognition and 10-year member awards, Inside Arena. 7 p.m. -- 4-H Supreme Showmanship, Inside Arena...
Elks Care and Elks Share (07/26/12)
Once again the Greencastle Elks Lodge 1077 participated in the Dictionary Project, which provided dictionaries to all Putnam County fifth-graders, along with a thesaurus and world atlas. The goal of the project is to promote literacy to children as they transition from learning how to read to identifing and using information. The Elks joined this movement nationwide in 2004 and have donated more than 1.2 million dictionaries to students and their teachers as sponsors of the Dictionary Project. Pictured are (from left) Donnie Irwin (exalted ruler), Kate McCammack, Sydney Boswell, Whitney Boswell and Jo Corbitt (secretary).
Elks Lodge Awards Scholarships (07/26/12)
The Elks National Foundation has provided more than $3.64 million in college scholarships each year though its three scholarship programs. The application process and deadlines vary for each program and all applications must go through a local Elks Lodge before reaching the Elks National Foundation office. This year the Greencastle Elks Lodge 1077 awarded $500 in scholarships to students (front, from left) Brad Haussin, Derik Thomas, Madison Marsteller, Megan Vietor, Stephanie Archer and Katherine Hedge. Also pictured are scholarship committee members (back) John Sims, Tom Roach, Don Owen, and lodge secretary Jo Corbitt.
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