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Stories from Saturday, August 25, 2012

County ballot set for Nov. election (08/25/12)
With the filing deadline for school board candidates passing at noon on Friday, the ballot for the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election is set in Putnam County. An independent seeking the District 1 County Commissioner seat and candidates for open seats on the Cloverdale, North Putnam and South Putnam school boards constitute the changes to the ballot since May's primary election...
Zumbatomic Number (08/25/12)
Some 30 youngsters in the Ridpath Primary School YMCA after-school program get their first Zumbatomic lesson Friday afternoon from instructor Lita Sandy of Dance Workshop, who executes a penguin walk in front of the group in the school gym. Counselor Tamila Sawyer, meanwhile, gets into the action as well as the combined dance and fitness effort is designed to provide participants with energy, fitness and a feeling of exhilaration, Sandy said. ...
United Way of Putnam County sets annual goal of $200,000 (08/25/12)
One nickel each day. United Way Vice President and Campaign Chair Dave Bohmer made a simple illustration to the organization's supporters Friday morning with the second-most humble of the American coins. If each of Putnam County's 38,000 residents set aside five cents each day, the United Way of Putnam County could raise just shy of $700,000 in a year...
City employees may get $1,000 pay hike (08/25/12)
If the 2013 City of Greencastle budget jumps through all the necessary hoops and survives all the annual battles of the budgetary process, fulltime city employees could see a $1,000 salary increase next year. That is what city officials' good intentions are so far...
Greencastle Parks Dept. sets variety of September activity (08/25/12)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department has several upcoming September programs for all ages. Mommy and Me, Introduction to the French Language, What's That Bug, Talk Like a Pirate Party, a Flying High Disc Golf Tournament and continuation of the Brickmania series with the Meg-Lego-don shark are all planned...
Gold panning at McCloud Nature Park (08/25/12)
Junior prospectors are invited to McCloud Nature Park on Saturday, Sept. 1 where participants will pan for gold in Big Walnut Creek. The event will from noon-3 p.m. and children are welcome to keep any gold they happen to find. Participants are encouraged to bring water shoes, a lawn chair and a picnic lunch...
DePauw School of Music brings world-class talent to Greencastle (08/25/12)
The DePauw University School of Music will begin presenting a new series at the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts that will regularly bring performers of international renown to the region. The 2012-13 Guest Artist Series will include four chamber ensemble performances and two appearances by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. ...
All-school Stilesville reunion scheduled for Sept. 8 (08/25/12)
STILESVILLE -- The Stilesville All-School Reunion 
is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Mill Creek Middle School cafeteria. Classmates, teachers and their guests are invited to come at 2 p.m. to visit. The program will begin at 3:30. The honored classes this year will be: The classes of 1940, 1941, 1942; 1950, 1951, 1952, 1960, 1961 and 1962...
Red Cross donation (08/25/12)
Mill Pond Health donated nearly $2,400 to the Wabash Valley chapter of the American Red Cross recently. The funds were raised during a June 16 Fish Fry at Mill Pond. "The need is constant for Red Cross services," Dale Anderson of the Red Cross said. "It's about more than just what you see."...
GPD sets hunter education class for early September (08/25/12)
The Greencastle Police Department will be hosting a hunter education class on the following dates and times. The class will be from 6-9 p.m. both Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6 and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. Those attending must attend all three sessions. The location for the hunter education class will be the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
Revelation study at New Life Baptist (08/25/12)
Dr. Michael Wren of New Life Baptist Church will be starting a study of the book of Revelation on Wednesday nights at 7 p.m., beginning Sept. 5. For more information, contact the church at 653-8995.
Retreat Campus hosts women Christian writers' workshop (08/25/12)
Providing inspiration and instruction, the Heartland Christian Writers' Retreat will come to The Retreat Campus, Quincy, on Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22. Limited to 10 women, this writers' retreat offers a curriculum focused on goal setting and writing to publish...
Greencastle Christian Church offers divorce care class (08/25/12)
Greencastle Christian Church will be offering a divorce care class for women only beginning Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 7-8:30 p.m. If you are separated, going through a divorce, or have been divorced for any period of time, this class can help. The class is a video program based on Biblical teachings and covers a different topic each week. Many women who have taken the class feel that the lessons and discussions are very helpful...
Who's News for Aug. 25 (08/25/12)
LANDON POWERS, the son and brother of Jeff, Heather and Emma Powers, has recently graduated from Universal Technical Institute. Powers received his diploma in automotive, diesel and industrial technology with EPA 609 certification. He also earned student of the course in power & performance, manual transmission and advanced diagnostics. Powers graduated with high GPA honors, excellent attendance award, and Alpha Beta Kappa...
Cornerstone Baptist Church teens involved in Project One (08/25/12)
More than 20 students at Cornerstone Baptist Church recently participated in a fundraiser event called Project One. At Project One, the students were exposed to the truth about human trafficking and what they could do to stop it. They learned about Tiny Hands International, an organization that helps to cease trafficking, and how Tiny Hands works to rescue young children from a life of slavery and abuse...
GHS grad sworn in as officer by Secretary of Defense (08/25/12)
On Aug. 10, Greencastle High School graduate McKenzie "Micki" Ehrhardt became a commissioned second lieutenant officer in the United States Marine Corps. For security purposes, the officer candidates, family and friends were unaware that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta would be the ranking commissioning officer during their graduation ceremony...
Tiger Cubs remain perfect with 44-0 win (08/25/12)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Greencastle went back to the grease board this week and it paid off with a much improved passing attack Friday night at West Vigo High School. Quarterback Nick Gilliam completed 21-of-35 passes to six different receivers, without an interception, for 277 yards and three touchdowns in Greencastle's 44-0 victory over the Vikings...
Cougars drop week two contest to Mounties (08/25/12)
NEW MARKET -- North Putnam took a trip up U.S. 231 to New Market, looking to add on to its opening week win over Edgewood as they took on Southmont Friday night. After being tied at 14-all through halftime and taking an early 21-14 lead in the third quarter, the Cougars were unable to stop a Mountie rushing attack that amassed 369 yards en route to a 44-21 win...
Clovers struggle with speedy Patriots squad (08/25/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Though the field lights stayed on for the duration, the Clover football team had their lights metaphorically turned off early on Friday night. Junior Taylor Mescall powered a strong second half, but the large halftime deficit was too much for Cloverdale to overcome as it fell to Indianapolis Marshall, 33-6...
Cox Family Reunion (08/25/12)
The Cox family reunion is set for noon on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Robe-Ann Park Shelter No. 2. For more information contact Betty Bruner at 653-3229.
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