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Stories from Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Phoenix caps repurposing efforts with grand opening (09/26/12)
In mythology, the Phoenix -- a sacred and colorful firebird -- rose from its own ashes to live again in immortality. In reality, Greencastle has seen Phoenix Closures rise not from the ashes of Oxford Automotive but from the rusty remains of that old Greencastle Manufacturing plant to become a state-of-the-art facility that celebrated its grand opening Tuesday morning...
Putnam jobless rate improves in August figures (09/26/12)
Putnam County has posted major improvement on the unemployment front as the Indiana Department of Workforce Development released its latest jobless figures. Preliminary figures for August show the latest local jobless rate at 7.9 percent, tied for 43rd best among Indiana's 92 counties, and slightly better than Indiana's overall 8.3 percent figure for August...
Indiana Stellar Communities Program gets national award (09/26/12)
Indiana's Stellar Communities program, of which Greencastle was one of two cities selected in the inaugural effort, has earned national accolades, Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman has announced. The Stellar Program received the Council of State Community Development Agency's 2012 Presidential Award for Innovation during the organization's annual conference Monday evening in Gulfport, Miss...
Farm Bureau slates Oct. 9 'Meet the Candidate' night at fairgrounds (09/26/12)
The Putnam County Farm Bureau will host a "Meet the Candidates" night on Tuesday, Oct. 9, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Community Building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds in Greencastle. The forum will be run similar to past efforts with state candidates speaking first, and continuing on down through the candidates for local offices...
INDOT creates memorial fund for Steven Overbay (09/26/12)
Following the tragic loss of INDOT employee Steven Overbay on Tuesday, Sept. 18, a memorial fund has been set up in his honor. Overbay, 27, of Roachdale, was killed after being struck by a car while working as a flagman on U.S. 36. He leaves behind two young daughters...
Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival begins Oct. 12 (09/26/12)
Beginning Friday, Oct. 12, Friends of the Park in Northern Putnam County will be hosting the 2012 Covered Bridges of Putnam County Festival. The 10-day event will be centralized on U.S. 36 at the west end of Bainbridge near the town hall. The highlight of the festival is the Cruise-in, which will be held Sunday, Oct. 14 beginning at noon...
Bingo returns to Greencastle Moose Lodge (09/26/12)
Greencastle Moose Lodge No. 1592 is again hosting weekly bingo games on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The bingo is under new management, under license No. 128365. The first game starts each night at 7 p.m. The kitchen is also open from 5-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and until 9 p.m. on Fridays...
NP enters new school year with plans for future (09/26/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam School Board was presented with a detailed improvement plan for each building in corporation on Thursday. Administrators from the high school, middle school and both elementary schools discussed their goals for the 2012-13 school year, as well as changes that have occurred...
DNR confirms cases of EHD (09/26/12)
Amid widespread reports of dead deer being found around the state, DNR deer management biologist Chad Stewart said recently that laboratory tests have identified a deadly virus as the culprit in four counties. EHD, or epizootic hemorrhagic disease, was confirmed in samples collected from dead deer in LaGrange, Miami, Morgan and Sullivan counties. ...
Putnamville staff pitches in on food drive to aid residents (09/26/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) recently conducted a "Be a Life Saver" food drive to benefit residents of the community. July 1 through Aug. 31 marked the beginning and end of a "Be a Life Saver" food drive and raffle sponsored by members of the correctional facility's Promoting Positive Corrections Culture (PPCC) program...
Tiger Cubs fall to Patriots 4-1 on Senior Night (09/26/12)
In its second to last regular season game, the Greencastle boys' soccer team faced off with the Patriots of Terre Haute North on Senior Night Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs battled, but came up short 4-1. The Patriots utilized deft passing and an aggressive attack to keep the Tiger Cubs on their heels during the first 20 minutes of the first half. But it was the Tiger Cubs who would score first...
Cloverdale clinches conference title with win over South Putnam (09/26/12)
Putnam County tournament champions. Putnam County regular season champions. West Central Conference champions. Class 2A No. 12 Cloverdale's volleyball squad managed to bag all three monikers this season, improving their record to 18-1 after defeating South Putnam 25-12, 26-24 and 25-13...
Cougar drop three-set match to Monrovia (09/26/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam volleyball coach Jill Schreiber didn't pull any punches after the Cougars fell to Monrovia, 25-19, 25-19, 25-21, Tuesday in a West Central Conference match on their floor. "We played horrible, I'm not going to lie about it," Schreiber said. "This was a match we should have won. We didn't come to play. This is a team that has a lot of talent, but we didn't bring it tonight."...
North Putnam drops contest to Cascade (09/26/12)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's boys' soccer team honored six seniors Monday night in a final home WCC clash against Cascade. Though the Cougars took the game to the Cadets throughout much of the first half, the Cadets scored once in the first half and three times in the second half to win 4-0...
Dorothy V. Warmoth Butler (09/26/12)
Dorothy V. Warmoth Butler, 94, passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 at South Bend. Born Aug. 20, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Alva E. Stone and Vera Pauline (Wells) Stone McNeil. Dorothy was preceded in death by her first husband, Charles "Shy" Warmoth; second husband, Raymond Butler; daughter, Nancy Warmoth; son, Jerry Warmoth; and brother, Gareld Stone...
Scanner for Sept. 26, 2012 (09/26/12)
Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 1:45 p.m. Joseph Paul Ferran, 31, Martinsville, was lodged at the jail for operating while intoxicated and probation violation. At 3:15 p.m. Ethan Dickey, 20, Russellville, was charged with theft...
Yes, indeed, Marvin's helps deliver Phoenix Closures plant to Greencastle (09/26/12)
While momentous decisions have long been made over tankards of ale, glasses of wine or multi-course state dinners, this may be the first time a major corporate conclusion has been reached over garlic cheeseburgers and cheese fries. Yes, we can all credit Marvin's -- the same folks who deliver anywhere and have made the initials GCB as famously familiar in Greencastle as FDR, JFK and RFD -- with a major assist in bringing the community's newest industrial addition to town...
Supporters made Senior Health Fair a success (09/26/12)
To the Editor and Putnam County Citizens: On behalf of the Putnam County Senior Center, the center volunteers and I wish to thank those people and groups who contributed greatly to our Senior Health Fair: our vendors, the community businesses who donated prizes for bingo, Eric Bernsee and the staff of the Banner Graphic, Chris Styleburg of Jack's Fine Foods of Brazil, Dale Jessup, Tim Sutherlin and the Putnam County Sheriff's Department, Larry Patrick and his musical friends and, most importantly, the citizens who visited the fair for a most enjoyable and beneficial day.. ...
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