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Stories from Monday, September 17, 2012

Taste of Putnam County (09/17/12)
More than 500 people sampled delicacies provided by nine local restaurants and businesses Saturday evening during the annual Taste of Putnam County event at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport.
Flower Power (09/17/12)
The annual Friendship Day rose giveaway is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 19, beginning at 8 a.m., as Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray (left) joins Eitel's Flowers owner Jenny Sullivan (right) in proclaiming Wednesday as Friendship Day locally. Representing the places (besides City Hall and Eitel's) where roses may be picked up that day are (standing, from left) Brad Johnson, Ivy Tech; Dominique Gibson, Teachers Credit Union; Michelle Collins, Asbury Towers; Amy Trusty and Brittany Cruse, PNC Bank; Natalie Pritchard, First National Bank; Jeff Flint, Bittles and Hurt/Hopkins-Rector funeral homes; Tammy Amor, Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce; and Cindy Mattox, University Lending. ...
Momentum and exposure key for Civil War Monument (09/17/12)
Pure preservationists, quite logically, focus their collective attention on bricks and mortar, sites and sod. But other aspects of any project worth preserving can be equally as vital toward achieving the ultimate goal. And for the Heritage Preservation Society (HPS) of Putnam County, those more immediate goals involve first maintaining both the momentum and the exposure generated by the effort to restore the Civil War Monument at Forest Hill Cemetery...
Friends of Park group selling Butter Braids as fall fundraiser (09/17/12)
The Friends of the Park Association will be selling Butter Braids, a fruit-filled or cream-filled pastry, as a fall fundraiser to help support youth programming. The pastry item is unique as a frozen product ready to be baked for the enjoyment of homemade freshness...
GPD to assist DEA in Drug Take Back effort on Sept. 29 (09/17/12)
The Greencastle Police Department will again assist the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with its free, anonymous Drug Take Back Program. The local event is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the upper parking area at Greencastle High School, 910 E. Washington St...
Community demand prompts continued book sales (09/17/12)
As the initial pre-order deadline for the highly-sought Putnam County pictorial History Book rapidly passed, many members of the community have lamented to the Banner Graphic about missing the early-order discount. In these times and in an effort to enable the purchase of the outstanding history book, the Banner Graphic newspaper is extending the pre-sale pricing through Monday, Nov. 1...
Community cantata practice to begin this Thursday at Presbyterian Church (09/17/12)
A community Christmas cantata choir will begin practicing on Thursday evening, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Greencastle Presbyterian Church on Round Barn Road. The choir will be rehearsing the cantata, "Journey of Promises" by Joseph Martin. New voices are welcome and encouraged...
Palates to Plate (09/17/12)
At the conclusion of Saturday evening's Taste of Putnam County, the Inn at DePauw was announced as the peoples' choice winner of the Putnam County Traveling Gold Plate as "Best Restaurant." Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Amor (center) makes the presentation to Sue Ash (left), executive chef of 2 West and catering at the Inn at DePauw, and Cindy Benson, executive chef of The Fluttering Duck at the facility. ...
Mental Health America to host 2012 Artist Studio Tour (09/17/12)
On Saturday, Sept. 29, Mental Health American of Putnam County is holding the 2012 Artist Studio Tour from 1 - 4 p.m. Tickets will be $15 and available at the MHAPC office Monday through Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Studio B. A wine and hors d'oeuvres reception will follow the tour at Putnam County Museum from 4 - 6 p.m...
YMCA to host afterschool program at Ridpath school (09/17/12)
The Clay County YMCA will be offering an afterschool program for children in Putnam County at Ridpath Primary School. The program will provide enrichment through arts, music, physical education, sports and nutrition. "When the school bell rings, learning does not have to end," said Nicole Fry, Executive Branch Director, Clay County YMCA. "The opportunity to get additional learning and support and participate in meaningful activities can inspire the motivation and ability to succeed in school."...
Ribbon Cutting (09/17/12)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, Pro Resources Staffing Servies. The office, which opened in April, has placed more than 300 area residents in both full-time and temporary positions in the Greencastle area. Many positions are in such categories as industrial, clerical, skilled labor and technical. ...
Putnam County local receives designation (09/17/12)
Jacqui Ellis of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Greencastle has achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Ellis successfully completed the Accredited Asset Management Specialist, or AAMS, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning. Those who complete the program, pass a final exam and sign a code of ethics and disclosure form earn the AAMS designation...
Greencastle native Boyd named in Best Lawyers in America 2013 (09/17/12)
Greencastle native John W. Boyd, a partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP's Indianapolis, office and a member of the firm's Corporate Department, has been named in Best Lawyers in America 2013. The national guide recognizes the top attorneys in 135 practice areas annually...
Robby Long out at DPU (09/17/12)
Robby Long, DePauw University's head football since August 2009, was dismissed today due to his failure to fully comply with the school's policies and administrative expectations. Scott Srnka (pronounced SERN-Kah), who has been serving as defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach, will lead the Tigers program on an interim basis for the remainder of the season. The University is launching a nationwide search for DePauw's next head football coach...
Sydney Shrum moves on to regional, Clovers place sixth (09/17/12)
MARTINSVILLE -- Instead of traveling to the familiar Forest Park Golf Course in Brazil for its sectional, Cloverdale pointed the bus south and attacked the course at Foxcliff Golf Course. Senior Sydney Shrum struggled during her round, recording a score of 89. Her score was the lowest individual score on a non-advancing team, thus she will play in Saturday's IHSAA Roncalli Regional...
GHS wins, Weatherford breaks course record (09/17/12)
The Greencastle girls' cross country team won the Decatur Central Invite Saturday with a score of 38. Colleen Weatherford finished first on the day with a time of 19:02, which broke the course record. Kayla Cash placed fourth with a time of 20:50 and Hannah Brattain rounded out the top with, placing 10th in a time of 21:32...
Tiger Cubs place third at Decatur Central (09/17/12)
The Greencastle boys' cross country team competed at the Decatur Central Invite Saturday, coming away with a third place finish. The team responded well after losing one of its top runners, Tyler Hudson, to an injury. Elijah Brattain led the Tiger Cubs with a fifth place finish and a time of 17:10. Taylor Secrest followed closely after posting a time of 17:12, setting a person best by 32 seconds...
Cloverdale JV win own Invitational (09/17/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale junior varsity team hosted and won the Cloverdale Junior Varsity Invitational Saturday. The Clovers defeated Owen Valley in the final 25-21 and 25-17. Cloverdale began its way by defeating West Vigo 25-4 and 25-13. They then defeated Turkey Run 25-17 and 25-17 to win its pool and set up its showdown with the Patriots in the final...
Kyndra and Caitlyn Boyce escape Northview Sectional (09/17/12)
BRAZIL -- Saturday proved to be an exciting day of golf for two Putnam County golfers at the IHSAA girls' golf sectional at Forest Park Golf Course in Brazil. Caitlyn and Kyndra Boyce, both of South Putnam, advanced onto the Roncalli Regional Saturday after both carded rounds of 93 as individual qualifiers...
Champions! (09/17/12)
Paper Clover and National 4-H Week coming soon (09/17/12)
The TSC 4-H Paper Clover Campaign conducted each spring and fall is certainly no paper tiger in terms of its national significance and support for the local 4-H program. Nationally, 4-H programs can thank TSC for raising nearly $523,000 during the most recent spring campaign and each of the last three campaigns that have occurred during the spring and fall have generated several hundred dollars to Putnam County 4-H each time the campaign was conducted locally at the Greencastle TSC store. ...
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