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Stories from Saturday, August 4, 2012

IBCA Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Awards honor Greencastle resident (08/04/12)
Longtime Greencastle resident Pat Aikman was honored recently by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) with the presentation of the organization's Pat Aikman Character and Leadership Awards. Two graduating seniors, Tipton High School's Taylor Degen-kolb and Bloomington South's Michael Bower, received the awards and $750 checks in front of more than 6,000 fans at the recent Indiana-Kentucky All-Star basketball game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis...
City pool schedule extended to Aug. 19 (08/04/12)
The long, hot summer will be assured of being a little cooler -- at least for Greencastle Aquatic Center patrons. Despite Greencastle Schools starting classes next week, the prospect of the historic heat wave continuing helped motivate the city's Parks and Recreation Department to extend the summer swim season one week...
Greencastle Middle School students end summer with a splash (08/04/12)
Although the first day of class is still a few days away, Greencastle Middle School kicked off the 2012-13 school year on Thursday with its annual Back to School Bash. This year's Splash Bash occurred on the football practice field and featured an obstacle course, Soak the Flag (a variation of capture the flag pitting students against faculty members), board games, prize drawings and a number of other activities...
Rest of summer should be cooler for Fillmore Police (08/04/12)
FILLMORE -- As if the job of police officer isn't already thankless, the Fillmore Police Department has been weathering the hottest summer in memory without car air conditioning. Town Marshal Darrel Bunten told the town council Thursday the actuator has gone out on the department's 2003 Mercury Marauder, leaving his deputies to patrol in stifling heat...
Defendant charged with forging additional checks (08/04/12)
A 39-year-old Greencastle woman, already accused of writing nearly $6,000 in bogus checks from her former employer's account, is now facing nine additional counts of forgery in another case. Bambi Bicknell, who already faces an Aug. 9 appearance in Putnam Circuit Court, has been charged in connection with the theft of checks from Vernon Hendrickson, Greencastle, whose address is listed as identical to hers in court documents...
Century Club comes to an end (08/04/12)
Greencastle's Century Club, a group for women, called its final meeting recently. One of Greencastle's oldest clubs, the Century Club was founded on Dec. 1, 1892 by Minetta Taylor and Annie Payne Ader. The founders wrote, "The object of the association is to promote intellectual and social culture, to encourage interchange of thought, and a free unbiased discussion of progressive ideas and questions presented during the year."...
State Road 42 to have daily closures east of U.S. 231 (08/04/12)
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced State Road 42 will close Monday, Aug. 6 just east of U.S. 231 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. INDOT crews will be replacing several pipe structures from one mile to three miles east of U.S 231. Such closures will occur daily through Thursday...
Ivy Tech offering courses in Greencastle for fall semester (08/04/12)
Ivy Tech Community College -- Greencastle is offering more than 100 different courses in its fall semester schedule. Fall semester classes begin on Monday, Aug. 20, and end on Saturday, Dec. 15. Classes will be held at the Greencastle Campus, 915 S. Zinc Mill Rd...
Rokita to hold town hall meeting in Danville on Monday (08/04/12)
U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita will hold a town hall meeting on Monday, Aug. 6, at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds in Danville. Constituents are invited to hear directly from Rokita and participate in a discussion about critical issues facing Indiana and the nation, including the need to reform the tax code...
GHS Lucas Oil tickets now available to buy (08/04/12)
Tickets for Greencastle's season-opener against Monrovia at Lucas Oil Stadium Aug. 18 are available now. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased by visiting the high school athletic office. The Greencastle/Monrovia game is the first game of the day starting at 11 a.m. ...
SP offering presale Lucas Oil tickets (08/04/12)
South Putnam is selling presale tickets to its second week matchup against Tri-West at Lucas Oil Stadium Aug. 25. Tickets are $10 presale and $13 at the stadium the day of the game. The Eagles and Bruins will face off at noon. Tickets are also available for South Putnam's Aug. 10 scrimmage against Indianapolis Lutheran at 7:30 p.m. and their season opener against Owen Valley on Aug. 17 at 7 p.m...
Hiemenz takes over Hastings College women's soccer program (08/04/12)
DePauw and Greencastle High School graduate Mark Hiemenz was recently named the head women's soccer coach at Hastings College in Nebraska. Hiemenz took over the post Aug. 1 after spending five years as an assistant coach at Boise State University. He also spent five years as head coach at Carroll College in Montana...
Reelsville reunion (08/04/12)
Anybody who attended Reelsville School in the 1960s is invited to a reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11. The get together is set for 11 a.m. at Robe-Ann Park Shelter #2. Attendees should bring a covered dish and drinks. Meat will be provided. For more information, contact Marie (Kester) Leach at 795-3065...
Phelps family reunion (08/04/12)
The descendants of John Franklin Phelps and Fannie Wells Phelps are again searching for fellow descendants for their annual reunion in September. John and Fannie's children were Beulah Dickey, Floyd Phelps, Everett Phelps, Ruby Clodfelter-Anderson, Sarah Clodfelter, Virginia Cook and Edith Brown-Carroll...
Eminence Christian Church plans homecoming, revival (08/04/12)
Homecoming at Eminence Christian Church will kick off four days of revival services. Homecoming is set for Sunday, Aug. 5, with Roger Rankin delivering the homecoming message at 10:30 a.m. A pitch-in meal follows worship service. Historical information will be on display in the fellowship hall...
Cloverdale Church of Christ hosts gospel meeting (08/04/12)
The Cloverdale Church of Christ will hold its gospel meeting beginning on Sunday, Aug. 5 and finishing Thursday, Aug. 9. The theme of the lessons for this meeting will be "Except the Lord Build the House..." taken from Psalm 127:1. Each evening the topics will be centered on becoming a better Christian and building a stronger Christian family...
Revival services this week at Hanna Street Baptist Church (08/04/12)
Evangelists Richard and Loretta Reffeitt will be featured at revival services for the Hanna Street Baptist Church on Aug. 5-8. Services are set for 7 p.m. each evening Sunday through Wednesday at the church, 501 E. Hanna St., Greencastle. Richard will be the speaker, with Loretta providing special music at each service. The Reffeitts will also be featured at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service...
Lillous E. Grimes (08/04/12)
Lillous E. Grimes, 91, of Crawfordsville, died Friday afternoon at Ben Hur Home. She was born October 25, 1920 in Russellville to Rafe E. and Waunetta Ratcliff McGaughey. She was a homemaker. She was a member of Russellville Community Church and graduated from Russellville High School 1939...
Winger-O'Kane Wedding (08/04/12)
Amanda Winger and John O'Kane were united in marriage on Saturday, June 30 at Le Méridien in Arlington, Va. Dinner, drinks, and dancing followed the ceremony at the hotel. The bride is the daughter of Rodger and Debbie Winger of Coatesville. The groom is the son of Noel and Rosie O'Kane of Eglinton, Ireland...
Arnold - 50th Anniversary (08/04/12)
Virgil and Loretta Arnold will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 11. They were married on Aug. 11, 1962 at Fillmore Christian Church by Pastor I.T. Rogers. Virgil is a lifetime farmer, and Loretta a devoted homemaker. They have three children, Carrie Owens and husband Larry, Bryce Arnold and wife Becki and Linda Phillips and husband Mike...
Scanner for August 4, 2012 (08/04/12)
Two people were booked into the Putnam Count Jail on Thursday, Aug. 2. A 37-year-old Cloverdale man was arrested on drug-related charges late Thursday on the city's East Side, Greencastle City Police reported. Chad William Wilson was stopped on Indianapolis Road by Capt. Charles Inman at 11:45 p.m. and was lodged in the Putnam County Jail a few minutes later...
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