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Stories from Friday, August 24, 2012

Local contractors help spur rail project to finish (08/24/12)
Yes, they've been working on the railroad -- certainly longer than all the livelong day -- and with a greater purpose than just to pass the time away this summer. And now we just might hear that whistle blowing as the new railroad spur serving Phoenix Closures is reportedly ready to roll...
County planning department to add part-time employee (08/24/12)
The director of the county planning department may have something different to plan in the near future -- a vacation. Sandy Amers has been the only employee of the planning and zoning department for more than a year, leaving the office shorthanded and even closed when she needs time off...
Coffee Time (08/24/12)
Renovations are continuing as crews are working both inside and out of the old Prevo's store location on Washington Street. Workers from T&W Corp. of Indianapolis and Wood Builders of Greencastle have already made some headway installing what will soon be the new Starbucks coffee shop. The new bookstore and Starbucks are expected to open in late September.
Construction work on I-70 begins (08/24/12)
As crews begin a resurfacing project on Interstate 70, closures began on the eastbound ramps at U.S. 231. The ramp work will continue through early next week with the next closure being Monday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Ramps will reopen the following morning. The project on I-70 will resurface the interstate from U.S. 231 to Little Point. The job was awarded to Rieth-Riley for $10.49 million. The entire project is expected to be completed of November this year.
PCPL looks into tutoring program (08/24/12)
The Putnam County Public Library Board met for its monthly meeting on Wednesday evening to discuss future projects as well as hold a mandatory public hearing on the 2013 budget. The public hearing started off the meeting, but with no visitors, the board moved on to its routine issues...
Budget concerns limit community center use (08/24/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Community Center was inspected recently, with mixed reviews. A Red Cross official checked to the building to make sure it met the organization's standards for an emergency facility, and town clerk/treasurer DeVon Davis said she came away "tickled to death" with the site...
Fillmore lifts burn ban (08/24/12)
The Fillmore Town Council has lifted the town's burn ban. Town clerk-treasurer Wanda Seidler indicated the council plans to remain in line with any Putnam County burn ordinances for the rest of the drought. "As I understand, the Fillmore Town Council's intention is to follow the county burn bans -- and lifts -- accordingly throughout the remainder of this drought period," Seidler said...
Brazil Concert Band season finale Sunday (08/24/12)
BRAZIL -- The 154-year-old Brazil Concert Band, under the direction of Matthew S. Huber, will present Grand Finale 2012 on Sunday, Aug. 26 at the special time of 7:30 p.m. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Forest Park bandshell built for the Brazil Concert Band with WPA labor and community donations for a total cost of $5,000 back in 1937. C. Wesley Damm was the band director in those days...
CHS volleyball powers past Vikings in three (08/24/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team pushed its record to 5-0 on the season, including 1-0 in conference, after defeating visiting West Vigo 25-12, 25-12 and 25-22. "We're playing good ball right now and it feels really good. Beating Cascade was such an emotional lift for us and just the confidence it built really helped us. We have some goals in mind and this group is focused on those goals," Cloverdale head coach Kathy Moore said...
North Putnam girls' soccer earns 2-all draw against Southmont (08/24/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls' soccer team scored the first and last goals of their match against Southmont Thursday night. Sandwiched between them, however, was a pair of Mountie goals that saw the match end in a 2-2 draw. Cougar senior Cayla Kientz opened the scoring within the first five minutes before the Southmont defense had a chance to settle into the match...
Cougar golfers still searching for first win (08/24/12)
BRAZIL -- The Lady Cougars travelled to Oak Ridge Golf Course to meet up with the South Putnam Eagles in a county rival meet. The Cougars lost to the Eagles, 192-222. With improved course conditions at the golf course, striking the ball was much easier than the Cougars experienced in the Eagle Invitational...
Greencastle loses to Danville 1-0 (08/24/12)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team lost to visiting Danville Wednesday 1-0. Following a scoreless first half, Danville's Dustin Rieser was able to find the back of the net in the second half to give the Warriors a 1-0 win. Greencastle keeper Zane Miller recorded 10 saves in the loss...
Patricia M. Braden (08/24/12)
Patricia M. Braden, 73, recently of St. Louis, Mo., and formerly of Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2012. She was born on March 24, 1939 in Muncie to Ernest "Dude" Olden and Isabelle Bass Olden. Pat graduated from Anderson High School and was a Mary Kay consultant...
Scanner for Aug. 24, 2012 (08/24/12)
On Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 1:26 p.m. Jason Aaron Young, 42, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail for domestic battery and strangulation. Two citations were written Wednesday by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 5:32 p.m., Tony Hastings, Quincy, 28, was ticketed on Shadowlawn Avenue by Officer Jeff Modlin for having an expired license plate (no expiration date available)...
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