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Stories from Thursday, August 23, 2012

New homelessness effort to focus on prevention (08/23/12)
Emphasis will be on preventing homelessness rather than dealing with its after-effects when Homeless Solutions Inc. (HSI) takes up the local cause in earnest this fall. HSI, the newly created non-profit organization dedicated to providing shelter and related services to area households experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty, is shooting for an October start, Acting Executive Director Joel Rekas told 40 local residents Tuesday night at Greencastle City Hall...
Attorney, DLGR agree county council will review GCSC budget (08/23/12)
The murky waters created by a new state law have cleared slightly for the Greencastle Community School Board. The 2013 Greencastle Community Schools budget will be reviewed by the Putnam County Council, not the Greencastle City Council. Having researched the origins of the school system, corporation attorney Bob Rund reached this opinion last month. He turned his findings over to the Department of Local Government Finance (DLGF), which reached the same conclusion...
Russellville lifts water restriction (08/23/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- With precipitation returning to the area in recent weeks, the Russellville Town Council no longer believes there is a need to continue imposing a water restriction on town residents, so it was lifted on Tuesday. The ordinance had been in place since July 16...
Housing Authority has reached its voucher capacity (08/23/12)
Effective Aug. 22, the Greencastle Housing Authority has reached voucher capacity. What this means, Executive Director Nicole Christlieb said, is that the Housing Authority will not be able to issue any more vouchers at this time. "If you have received a letter from the Housing Authority dated prior to Aug. 22, asking you to come in and update your information but have not yet been invited to a voucher meeting, you will remain at the top of the waiting list," she said...
City's 2012 street paving projects to begin Monday (08/23/12)
On Monday, Aug. 27, Wabash Valley Asphalt will begin the milling and paving works on sections of Greencastle streets scheduled for resurfacing this year. As released by the Greencastle Department of Public Works, the schedule is as follows: Monday, Aug. 27 -- Milling of the intersection of Berry and Locust streets, along with Jacob Street, Columbia Street and Judson Drive...
Pastor preps for 100-mile run around county (08/23/12)
There are some people in this world who find a cause they believe in and try to actually make a difference. And, that is exactly what StoreHouse Pastor Troy Trout is trying to do. Starting the first weekend in October, Trout will begin his journey of running 100 miles around Putnam County in what he is calling The Harvest 100...
Grants announced for 22 lake, river projects, including Big Raccoon (08/23/12)
Grants have recently been awarded for 22 lake and river projects all over the state of Indiana. These grants totaling more than $814,000 were made possible through the Lake and River Enhancement program, part of the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife...
Mill Pond to host family game night on Tuesday (08/23/12)
Mill Pond will be hosting an "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-Grader" contest on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 6:15 p.m. The contest will feature local celebrities such as Jackie Baumann, Mark Evans, Tonya Sanders and Darwyn Nelson along with a variety of fifth and sixth grade students...
Hanson Aggregates sponsors August Business After Hours (08/23/12)
The August edition of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours is set for Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Almost Home, located at 17 W. Franklin St. Hanson Aggregates will sponsor the event, which will run from 5-7 p.m. Chamber members are invited for hors d'oevres, drinks, door prizes and fellowship with the Chamber community...
10 cases of West Nile virus found in Indiana (08/23/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Health officials have investigated 10 human cases of West Nile virus statewide. Cases have been identified in Allen, Fulton, Hamilton, Hancock, Jackson, Monroe, Marion, Tippecanoe and Vander-burgh counties. Hoosiers are encouraged to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases. ...
Teacher Creativity Program promises special summer in 2013 (08/23/12)
For 100 Indiana schoolteachers, media specialists, principals and assistant principals next summer will be a special summer filled with everything new: experiences, places, people, sights and sounds. They will be the recipients of awards from the Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc...
Greencastle tennis falls to Rockville 3-2 (08/23/12)
The Greencastle boys' tennis team tangled with Rockville Wednesday, falling 3-2. Adam Gerard and Jason Ummel won a marathon match at No. 1 doubles. After dropping a close first set, Gerard and Ummel stormed back to win the second set 7-5 tforcing a third and deciding set...
Tiger Cubs, Chargers match ends in a draw (08/23/12)
After bagging two straight victories, Greencastle's girls' soccer team hosted North Montgomery on Wednesday night full of confidence. The match started brightly for the Tiger Cubs but a combination of the heat and fatigue took its toll as the hosts had to settle for a 1-1 draw against the Chargers...
SP Quarterback Club having caravan Saturday (08/23/12)
The South Putnam Quarterback Club invites all SP football fans to join their "Caravan to the Oil Can" this Saturday. Persons are encouraged to meet behind South Putnam High School to line up at 8:30 a.m. The caravan will roll out behind the team buses by 9:15 a.m...
Go wild for Disney's "Chimpanzee" (08/23/12)
What do you get when cameras follow an orphaned chimpanzee affectionally named Oscar and his struggles to survive and thrive in the West African rainforest? In the case of Dinseynature's "Chimpanzee," viewers get a documentary that tiptoes between funny scenes as Oscar navigates his new world after losing his mother and the harsh reality that no matter if it be animal or man, survival of the fittest is the law of the land...
'10 Things' explores forgotten history (08/23/12)
Did you know John F. Kennedy took steroids? Did you know Franklin D. Roosevelt used cocaine for sinus issues? Did you know Benjamin Franklin wasn't the one flying the kite on that famous night back in 1752. If you didn't, have I got a DVD series for you...
New sound a winner for The Doc Marshalls (08/23/12)
A move south and a musical roll of the dice are paying off for The Doc Marshalls, a favorite of this writer for years. Formerly the purveyors of Cajun and honky-tonk music in the unlikely locale of Brooklyn, frontman Nick Beaudoing has moved south to Nashville and adopted more of a folk sound. His bandmates are along for the ride...
Patricia M. Braden (08/23/12)
Patricia M. Braden, 73, formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012 in St. Louis., Mo. Pat was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great grandmother. Services are pending at Biddles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle. Full obituary to follow...
Della Maye Bushong Jackson (08/23/12)
Della Maye Bushong Jackson, 87, of Russellville, died on Thursday at Mill Pond Health Center in Greencastle. She was born on May 31, 1925 to William Stanley and Helen Budd Bushong in Milligan, Ind. She married Max F. Jackson on October 27, 1945, in Milligan...
Rita Darlene Terry (08/23/12)
Rita Darlene Terry, 71, of Crawfordsville, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. She was born April 14, 1941, in Gary to Clifford and Evalue (Flick) Walters. She married Milton Terry, and he preceded her in death in 1977. She had worked for Fuji Photo Lab...
Scanner for Aug. 23, 2012 (08/23/12)
The following two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently: Five recent traffic citations were issued by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 1:18 a.m. Monday, Grant Lutz, 29, Lafayette, was ticketed by Officer Nick Eastham on Bloomington Street for having an expired license plate (July 21)...
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