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Stories from Friday, November 2, 2012

Fillmore to look for sewer grant money (11/02/12)
FILLMORE -- Tired of the same old story of too many projects, not enough money, the Town of Fillmore may be taking the first steps toward some help in solving some public works problems. Representatives of Robert E. Curry and Associates of Danville presented their thoughts on the town's wastewater and stormwater needs at Thursday night's monthly town council meeting...
Ellspermann stops in Greencastle on road to Election Day (11/02/12)
If elected, Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence and running mate Sue Ellspermann have a vision for the state they call the "Roadmap for Indiana." As the duo jumps around the state making every stop they can with the election only days away, what they need right now is a roadmap of Indiana...
Ridpath students reach across the ocean to embrace Ghana (11/02/12)
Some small helping hands in Greencastle are making a big impact for children in a tiny African village. The students, staff and parents of Ridpath Primary School worked together recently to make a donation of school supplies and financial support for the Precious Words Project, an organization aimed at improving education for impoverished children in Ghana...
Cash is best when trying to help hurricane vicitms (11/02/12)
As the northeastern portion of the United States continues to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, many are looking to help the victims out in their time of need. But Hoosiers need to do it in the right way, because if we don't, we could be compounding the problem...
South Putnam sees improvement in performance scores (11/02/12)
The South Putnam School Corporation has seen its fair share of controversy this year along with undergoing some major changes, with Reelsville Elementary School closing. Through all the changes, the corporation managed to come out on top with improving its performance scores across the board...
Annual Spirit of Christmas decorating contest announced (11/02/12)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will again sponsor the annual Spirit of Christmas Merchant Window Decorating Contest That means it is time for local businesses to break out the tinsel, lights and ornaments and get creative for the holidays...
Dan Foster leads DePauw Jazz Ensemble in performance on Friday (11/02/12)
The DePauw Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dan Foster, will round out ArtFest 2012 on with a concert in Kresge Auditorium at the Green Center for the Performing Arts tonight at 7:30 p.m. The program will feature various styles within the modern jazz idiom. Funk and rock fusion-influenced music by Les Hooper, new Los Angeles composer/arranger Dave Richards and Radiohead, along with classic standards from the Count Basie Orchestra and Buddy Rich libraries will be performed...
PCF group outwits groundhogs to grow pumpkins for students (11/02/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Offenders assigned to the Horticulture Department at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) grew 150 pumpkins that were delivered to preschool and first-grade students at the Cloverdale and Central Elementary schools. "There are two things that I think all children should have," Superintendent Stan Knight said, "a bicycle and a pumpkin."...
All-clubs benefit for Riley Saturday at Moose Lodge (11/02/12)
A fifth annual Putnam County all-clubs benefit for Riley Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House is set for Saturday, Nov. 3 at the Greencastle Moose Lodge. In addition to the Moose, the local clubs involved are the Elks, Eagles, VFW and American Legion...
Harold G. Lisby (11/02/12)
Harold Lisby, 100, Fillmore, was welcomed into the gates of heaven by Jesus on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. Harold honored God throughout his life through his hard work, obedience and the abundant love he had for his family and friends. In return God blessed Harold with 100 years of a blessed and fruitful life...
John Stokes (11/02/12)
John Stokes, 75, Greencastle, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012. A self-employed plumbing contractor, he was a member of Greencastle American Legion Post 58 and the AMVETS. He was preceded in death by his wife, Daisy Robbins Stokes, and a son, Randy Stokes...
Scanner for Nov. 2, 2012 (11/02/12)
A 24-year-old Greencastle man was arrested early Thursday on a Putnam County warrant for cruelty to an animal, Greencastle City Police report. Kenneth J. Collins was arrested at his 402 Howard St., Apt. C, residence at 4:33 a.m. Thursday by Officer Matt Huffman...
Didn't come here to gloat, just here to vote (11/02/12)
For those of us in the news business, few stories carry the cachet of a general election. After all, it's literally news in the making. Well-defined winners and losers emerge before our very eyes. Just like your best sports stories. Drama builds, and the news media react. And sometimes you even get "Dewey beats Truman" (thanks, Chicago Tribune). But these days with computerized voting and tabulating, that's about as likely to occur as Hendricks County electing a Democrat...
Bill Dory a blessing for Greencastle (11/02/12)
To the Editor: Several weeks ago, Mr. Bernsee wrote such a nice article about Bill Dory (Daze Work, Sept. 21), it brought to mind how I knew him in a different light. Having worked for the Division of Historic Preservation under the direction of Richard Ganty, I first met Bill Dory in the early 1980s at a Mainstreet Indiana program in Madison...
Truly a special delivery in Greencastle (11/02/12)
To the Editor: Only in a community like Greencastle would this happen. We received a letter addressed to "Uncle Jesse and Aunt Judy Marchbanks," Greencastle. A few years ago, we received a letter from one of the children (who is now a parent of three), addressed as this one was, but "stamped" with a trading stamp similar to S & H green stamps! And no postage due!...
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