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Stories from Monday, August 27, 2012

Bonham, Richmond to headline Crown Street Music Festival (08/27/12)
UPDATE: CONCERT HAS BEEN MOVED INDOORS TO THE INN AT DePAUW The Greencastle music scene will now shift to the South Side this coming Labor Day weekend when the 10th annual Crown Street Music Festival hits the stage on Sunday, Sept. 2. Five blues and/or jazz groups will perform from 1-7:30 p.m. on the outdoor stage of the Family Youth Community Development Program (FYCDP) Center on Crown Street (across from the Ridpath School parking lot)...
Closing time Smith specialty but Hall of Fame shut to him (08/27/12)
Lee Smith is a bear of a man and a legend of a Cub. On Saturday, the 6-6, 265-pound Smith was a special guest at the Greencastle Music Festival, appearing at the Swizzle Stick earlier in the day to have lunch with the DePauw University baseball team and on the square later to sign autographs...
Device to aid Cloverdale FD in grain rescues (08/27/12)
CLOVERDALE --As summer begins comes to a close, it is almost that time when grain elevators begin to see quite a bit of action. To prepare for this, the Cloverdale Township Fire Department participated in a special training session on Saturday afternoon for firefighters to learn how to use a ResQ Tube for someone engulfed in grain...
Might as well Jump (08/27/12)
Taking the lyrics to the 1980s rock anthem "Jump" to heart, veteran Indianapolis rocker Bill Hayes leaps into action on the Greencastle Music Festival stage Saturday night. Hayes and his band mates from The Flying Toasters were the headline act on the day as the third annual festival entertained a large crowd on the north side of the courthouse square.
Don't forget the flowers: Friendship Day set Sept. 19 (08/27/12)
Friendship Day 2012 is set for Wednesday, Sept. 19. The annual event is intended to spread friendship, goodwill and community spirit among Putnam County citizens. Approximately 4,000 roses will be given away by the dozens with the one stipulation that those who receive the roses keep only one for themselves to enjoy and give the 11 other roses to 11 other people...
Humane Society of Putnam County funding spay-neuter assistance effort (08/27/12)
Board members of the Putnam County Humane Society recently approved funding for a spay-neuter assistance program, which is designed to help defray surgery costs for limited income pet owners. "Pet overpopulation has long been a problem in our county and has worsened since our shelter's closure last year," board president Lynn Bohmer stressed. "We plan on reopening in 2013, but the board felt that we needed to do something about the issue now...
Distracted Driving Program coming to Greencastle (08/27/12)
Ivy Tech Community College will be hosting the Distracted Driving Progam, a six-hour, high-impact, anti-texting/distracted driving program on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Distracted driving kills or injures thousands each year. The multimedia event features "no holds barred" video presentations and two unique, multi-million dollar texting and driving simulation experiences...
Chamber of Commerce quarterly luncheon slated Sept. 8 (08/27/12)
The Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will hold its quarterly luncheon, Beyond the Transaction, at noon Thursday, Sept. 8. Jamie Dickerson of First Data/TCU will present the program at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport. The program will focus on those who are or are thinking about starting to accept credit and debit cards...
Dance Workshop to host benefit for Homeless Solutions Inc. (08/27/12)
Dance Workshop will be hosting a benefit for Homeless Solutions Inc. this Friday. One hundred percent of donations collected at the door will be given to HSI. The benefit will coincide with the final day of Dance Workshop's Zumba Challenge Kickoff, which will run from Aug. 31 through Dec. 15...
Putnam 4-H'ers have great year at Indiana State Fair (08/27/12)
Kudos to the efforts of all the Putnam County 4-H'ers participating in the Indiana State Fair. While the opportunity to learn while doing in the project is of foremost importance, the recognition of achievement is certainly an added bonus to being in the 4-H program...
I'm Lovin' It (08/27/12)
The newly-remodeled Greencastle McDonald's was recently unveiled to Greater Greencastle of Commerce members with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Greencastle Store Manager Madison Manning operated the giant scissors, surrounded by store owner Bob Jedele and son Paul on her right and Region Manager Bobby Hopper on her left.
Experienced executive's book offers a new approach to accelerate business growth (08/27/12)
Why do smart executives make such poor decisions when it comes to project selection? This is the central question asked and answered by author Michael Menard in "A Fish in Your Ear: The New Discipline of Project Portfolio Management." Despite having a wealth of experience, education and knowledge under their belts, many managers make project selection mistakes that cost their companies profits, respect and morale...
Neal Tire holds school supply drive at Illinois and Indiana locations (08/27/12)
DECATUR, IL - Neal Tire and Auto is working with communities to collect school supplies for area students. Neal has set up drop boxes for supplies at each of their 28 locations in Illinois and Indiana for customers to help local schools. The supplies collected at each location will be donated to one school in that community that needs additional assistance...
Victory slips away from Eagles in final seconds (08/27/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- If one were to look up the definition to heartbreaking, the ending to the South Putnam and Tri-West football game at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday just might be the word's new definition. South Putnam dominated every aspect of the game Saturday through three and a half quarters, but those final three minutes will haunt them the rest of the season...
Greencastle boys' cross country places fourth at Hokum Karem (08/27/12)
DANVILLE -- The Greencastle boys' cross country team competed at Danville's Hokum Karem, a relay race that features four pairs of runners per team that run three, one-mile loops. The GHS boys finished fourth overall with a team time of 1:39.23. The duo of Tyler Hudson and Taylor Secrest finished seventh with a time of 31:23. ...
GHS girls' cross country wins at McCutcheon (08/27/12)
LAFAYETTE -- The Greencastle girls' cross country team placed first at the McCutcheon Invite Saturday. The Tiger Cubs edged Kankakee Valley 39-44 for the victory. Greencastle's Colleen Weatherford finished first with a time of 20:16, with Kayla Cash locked up the fourth spot in a time of 22:13. Greencastle also swept positions 12 through 15...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 27, 2012 (08/27/12)
Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 9:17 p.m. Lawrence Brian Miller, 37, Coatesville, was booked in as a habitual traffic violator. At 2:15 a.m. Leisha L. Osburn, 48, Reelsville, was charged with operating while intoxicated and public intoxication...
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