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Stories from Monday, July 30, 2012

County burn ban remains (07/30/12)
With this summer's record-breaking drought dragging on, Putnam County residents are reminded that a burn ban remains in effect throughout the county. Following a number of recent complaints, Putnam County Emergency Management Director Tom Helmer wants to remind residents that nothing has changed since the first burn ban was declared on June 28...
4-H Fair livestock auction brings in record $230,000 (07/30/12)
The 2012 Livestock Auction Friday night set a Putnam County 4-H Fair record with more the $230,000 in earnings. The biggest buyer was Co-Alliance, followed by First National Bank, Eric and Shirley Hayman and North Salem State Bank. The $230,070.91 earned surpassed the 2011 total of $220,071...
National Night Out set for Aug. 6 at Robe-Ann Park (07/30/12)
The 2012 Putnam County National Night Out program is set for Monday, Aug. 6 at Robe-Ann Park in Greencastle. The 5-8 p.m. event is geared toward families with elementary or middle school-age children. This year's event will promote health and wellness...
Donnelly Stops at Fair (07/30/12)
Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat from Indiana, Joe Donnelly (third from left), made an unannounced visit to the Putnam County Fair Friday evening. Stopping by the Putnam County Democrats' booth in the Industrial Tent, Donnelly posed for a photograph with (from left) Richard Thompson, Democratic candidate for State Representative, District 44; Jim Cahill, Democratic candidate for State Senate, District 37; (Congressman Donnelly); Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray; Jeff Blaydes Democratic candidate for Putnam County commissioner, District 1; and Wilma Phipps, Democratic candidate for Putnam County auditor.
American songs to be featured Wednesday at music festival (07/30/12)
An evening of American songs and arias is set Wednesday as the Greencastle Summer Music Festival returns to Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church for its 10th free concert of the summer. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Tenor Kerry Jennings and pianist Amanda Hopson, both DePauw University School of Music faculty members, will be joined by baritone Charles Stanton in performing music by Richard Hundley, Kurt Weill, Gian Carlo Menotti, Tom Cipullo and Aaron Copland...
Spirit Of The Fair (07/30/12)
Husband and wife duo Joe and Jackie Baumann won this year's Spirit of the Fair Award. The Spirit of the Fair Award is given to an individual(s), business or organizations for outstanding support participation, and enthusiasm in the Adult Open Class Exhibit of the Putnam County Fair.
ParkFest presents teen night (07/30/12)
The next edition of Greencastle ParkFest will feature music made by and for young people. Teen night, sponsored by the Friends of the Park Association, is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 and features four teenage acts. The lineup for the evening will feature performances from Jodi Buis and Nash Firebaugh, Katie Krauter, Carly Rhine and Translucent Vertigo...
Friday kickoff event, auction to aid GHS football, cheer teams (07/30/12)
The Greencastle High School football and cheer programs will host a Kickoff Party and silent auction event on Friday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6 p.m. at the Dixie Chopper Business Center. Guests will enjoy an evening of music by Digital Sounds DJ, snacks, a cash bar, door prizes, dancing and a chance to bid on silent auction items...
PCH offering self-management diabetes education group class (07/30/12)
Putnam County Hospital will again be offering a group class for diabetes self-management on Thursday, Aug. 9. The material will be divided into two sessions: Diabetes 101: Diabetes Basics and Diabetes 201: Proper Nutrition which will include carbohydrate counting...
Deadline for restaurants to register for 'Taste' is Wednesday (07/30/12)
Wednesday, Aug. 1 is the final day for Putnam County restaurants to register for the 2012 Taste of Putnam County. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center. If a restaurant owner/operator has any questions or has misplaced his or her entry forms, they need to contact Tammy Amor of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce at 765-653-4517 or gchamber@gogreencastle.com...
Baker's Best Awards (07/30/12)
The annual Baker's Best competition at the Putnam County Fair Thursday drew lots of attention as the 2012 winners were announced, which was then followed by the live auction. Winners included (front, left) Margie Smith, Jessie McFarland, Barb Lawnhorn, Dee Hudson, Stephanie Hurt, Lisa Clark, Ellen Davies, Yolanda Goodpaster, Meagan Handy, Jennifer Romalia, Melanie Mangrum, Joy Rader and Amanda Miller of Kroger...
Horticulture Awards (07/30/12)
Superintendent Nicole McCammack (left) presented the 2012 Horticulture Awards on Friday evening. Among the winners were Overall Grand Champion Bob Zaring, Grand Champion in Overall Cuts and Reserve Grand Champion in Artistic Arrangements Becky Samsel, Grand Champion Herb winner Anna Harris, Reserve Champion Container Garden, Grand Champion Maple Syrup Ellen Harris and Reserve Grand Champion Cut winner Cindy Blocher. ...
Adult Open Class Awards (07/30/12)
The Adult Open Class Awards on Friday evening brought a variety of talent from several individuals. Grand Champions (left) included Stephanie Hurt, Ella Marie Torr, Sharon Baldwin, Dorinda Emberton, Pam Miller, Janelle Cole, Charlene Nichols, Janelle Summers, Linda Bright (center row, left), Stephen Edwards, Emily Cherry, Sandy McCloud, Marsha Romalia, Theresa Gygi, Rachel Brown, Tammie Earnest, Dee Hudson, (back row, left) Pauline Funk, Ethel Jordan, Amber Beams, Jennifer Romalia, David Evens and Kim Lawrenz.. ...
Greencastle schools cross country (07/30/12)
Students grades 3-12 at Tzouanakis Elementary and Greencastle Middle School or High School who are interested in running cross country this fall are requested to contact coach Art Dwigins before practice begins on Tuesday, July 31. Dwigins can be contacted by calling 720-3578 or by email at gms_running@yahoo.com...
Cottle claims 25th Putnamville Clash at Lincoln (07/30/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The 25th running of the Putnamville Clash was on tap for a 27-car sprint car field on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway and the fans were treated to an exciting finish as Shane Cottle made a late pass of Casey Shuman to claim the checkered flag...
Registration for youth bowling Aug. 4 & 8 (07/30/12)
A 'n J Bowl is now open and are now planning for the youth bowling season. They will be having youth sign ups at A 'n J Bowl on Aug. 4 from 2-4 p.m. and Aug. 8 from 2-4 p.m. Youth registrations are for players aged 4 to 20 and is the only sport that you can win scholarships for college at this young age. Any youth that registers to bowl will be able to bowl one free game that day during registration, thanks to the A 'n J Bowl...
Johnson wins Brickyard for fourth time (07/30/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Following a dominating effort that saw him lead 99 of 160 laps at the 2012 Brickyard 400, Jimmie Johnson tied teammate Jeff Gordon with his fourth win on the famed oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday. "Man, you just hope to race here. To come here and win is a huge honor. And to win four -- four wins. I'm at a loss for words," Johnson said...
Asbury Towers Additions (07/30/12)
As the Asbury Towers Retirement Community in Greencastle said goodbye Friday to administrative assistant and receptionist Kitty Dunlap (front), recent staff additions were also feted during a special program in the dining room. Rev. John Elery (left) is Asbury Towers' new executive director, while John Hecko is now in charge of dining services at the facility at 102 W. ...
Zumba by Autumn (07/30/12)
Autumn Brisbon, certified Zumba instructor, had a grand opening for her classes recently. Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony are (from left) Tammy Amor (Chamber of Commerce), Lora Zoll (Ivy Tech), Sue Murray (Greencastle mayor), Curt Krominaker (Chamber of Commerce), Beth Hurley (At Home Realty), Brisbon, Sharon Bone (Ivy Tech), Bret Hurley (Bret Hurley Construction), James Knoebel (At Home Realty), Becky Miller (Ivy Tech) and Jenny Sullivan (Eitel's Flowers). ...
DePauw frat house sprinkler system sparks win for Breneco Fire Protection (07/30/12)
A sprinkler system customized for a DePauw University fraternity house has won an award for an Indiana fire protection company. For the second straight year, Brenneco Fire Protection of Flora in Carroll County has won an Award of Excellence from Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a professional construction trade association...
Betty Alderfer Earl (07/30/12)
Betty Alderfer Earl, 87, died Friday, July 20, 2012 in Bonita Springs, Florida. Formerly of Greencastle, Betty had resided in Florida for the last 24 years. She was born in Elkhart County, Ind., and graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend...
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