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Fillmore UMC to host ham and bean dinner Saturday (10/31/12)
The Fillmore United Methodist Church will host a ham and bean dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. A free will donation is requested for the meal. In addition to ham and beans, food will also include cornbread and desserts. The Fillmore United Methodist Church is located at 221 S. Main St., Fillmore. Everyone is welcome...
Lt. Governor candidate Simpson campaigns in Greencastle (10/31/12)
The poet Robert Frost penned the lines "I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep," but the author could easily have been a road-weary politician. Lieutenant governor candidate Vi Simpson has miles to go before the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election, and the campaign brought her to Greencastle Monday morning...
Russellville awards water project bid to Spear Corp. (10/31/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Town Council accepted a bid for the town water filtration project on Monday, several months removed from the first attempt at a bidding process. Spear Corp., Roachdale, was awarded the project with a bid of $106,680...
Jury needs just 15 minutes to convict man of theft, burglary (10/31/12)
Justice is supposed to be swift, but what a Putnam Superior Court jury did last week amounts to break-neck speed. In less than 15 minutes -- including the time necessary to pick a foreman -- the jury returned a guilty verdict for David L. Sells Jr., 42, Greencastle, on burglary (a Class C felony) and theft (a Class D felony) charges...
Author Jonathan Coleman visits PCPL and DPU (10/31/12)
Author Jonathan Coleman will visit the Putnam County Public Library on Monday, Nov. 5 to read from his highly celebrated work as a non-fiction writer. The free program will begin at 6:30 p.m. at PCPL. Coleman will be signing and selling copies of his most recent book, for which he partnered with basketball legend Jerry West to write "West by West: My Charmed and Tormented Life."...
Westbound Little Point exit ramp to close on Wednesday (10/31/12)
LITTLE POINT -- The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has announced that the ongoing Interstate 70 resurfacing project will close the westbound ramps at Little Point (Exit 51) beginning Wednesday night to mill and resurface the ramps. Crews plan the following schedule for closures:...
Coats for Kids (10/31/12)
Hundreds came out to pick out their new winter coats during the Coats for Kids event, which was held Saturday at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The Putnam County Youth Development Commission sponsored the event, which had nearly 1,200 coats.
Organist John Schwandt to accompany film classic on Halloween night at DePauw (10/31/12)
Putnam County residents are invited to celebrate Halloween night with a special screening of "Nosferatu," the classic 1922 silent German Expressionist horror film, with accompaniment by organist John Schwandt. The classic film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (tonight) in Kresge Auditorium, located within the DePauw Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Russellville Halloween Social costume winners unmasked (10/31/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- On Oct. 27, the annual Russellville Halloween Social was held at the Russellville Community Center with 147 people participating in the masquerade. Winners in the best animal category were: 1. Jazlyn Wethinton, 2. Katie Jo Hodgen, 3. Brantley Fordice, 4. Kaelie Parent, 5. Owen Grimes, 6. Braelyn Davis, 7. Malcom Simpson, 8. Mason Butler, 9. Kendall Peacock and 10. Evan Vallaly...
Jim Connerly Quartet to perform Thursday at DPU's Fluttering Duck (10/31/12)
The Jim Connerley Quartet will be at the Inn at DePauw's Fluttering Duck on Thursday, Nov. 1 for this week's session of Jazz at The Duck. The quartet consists of Jim Connerley on piano, Sandy Williams on guitar, Frank Smith on bass and Colin Oakly on drums. The performance will start at 8:30 p.m. and end at 10:30. The event is free and open to the public...
Putnam Humane Society to host 'Pet People Party' Saturday evening (10/31/12)
The Humane Society of Putnam County will host a "Pet People Party" Saturday, Nov. 3 at its Rescued Treasures store in the old Brackney's building at 1160 N. Jackson St., Greencastle. The party is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. with free refreshments and a variety of other activities on tap...
Table Talk Ministries receives $2,500 Parke REMC grant (10/31/12)
Table Talk Ministries was recently awarded a $2,500 grant from Parke County REMC. The money has been used to help defray the costs of repairing two bathrooms and one roof. "We would like to thank the folks over at Parke County REMC for their support of the work we are doing," Table Talk President Bill Hutson said...
Cloverdale Town Council approves 2013 budget (10/31/12)
CLOVERDALE -- It was one of the quickest meetings in months for the Cloverdale Town Council as it held a public hearing Monday evening to pass the 2013 budget. In a previous meeting last week, the budget was tabled as the council waited for more information regarding two funds, the Riverboat Fund and the Rainy Day Fund...
Alec Davis finishes second in IFPGT Tour Championship (10/31/12)
The IFPGT Tour Championship at Trophy Club Golf Course presented by TaylorMade could not have asked for a more memorable way to end our season. It was our tour's 10th Anniversary and despite the cold and windy weather, the best players shined against the tough elements...
SPHS to host 5K Run/Walk Saturday (10/31/12)
South Putnam will be hosting a Creepy Crawly 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Family Stroll this Saturday at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at the archway to Mark Wildman Field. The cost is $20 per person or $50 per family, with the first 50 participants receiving a T-shirt. Checks can be made out to: South Putnam High School. In the memo it is asked persons put: GBB 5K...
Best-laid plans usually only means you'll come up empty (10/31/12)
One of the things I have always loved most about my job is the uncertainty each day brings. While getting ready to come to the office each morning, I pause to reflect on what I have to do that day. There's almost always a preconceived notion of what I need to write to catch myself up...
Pink Fun Run a success, thanks to local support (10/31/12)
To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to thank several area businesses and individuals for their support of the Greencastle Running and Fitness Club's Third Annual Halloween Pink Fun Run held Saturday, Oct. 27. Again this year we were very blessed with good weather and great participation. Registered turnout exceeded 250 participants...
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