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Stories from Tuesday, November 13, 2012

GHS actors ready to follow the yellow brick road this weekend (11/13/12)
What happens when you combine 60 preschool through eighth-graders with 70 high school students? At Greencastle High School this weekend, you get a production of L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard Oz." Show times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Parker Auditorium at McAnally Center...
Homelessness Awareness Week (11/13/12)
Designating the week of Nov. 10-18 as National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signs a proclamation to that effect at City Hall. Present for the signing are Beyond Homeless Inc. board members Bill Wieland, Executive Director Joel Rekas, Bob Sedlack, Alan Barber and Heather Poynter. Mayor Murray urged every citizen to donate their time and talents in support of local programs that provide hunger relief, emergency shelter, housing and social services that strengthen families. She also asked the community to recommit itself to ending the tragedy of hunger and homelessness for more than 15 percent of Greencastle residents. Beyond Homeless is a new program dedicated to the mission of providing shelter and related services to households experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. Not present for the photo were board members, Bob Jedele, Beth Tharp, Ann Newton, Ruth Ralph, Jerry Lewis and David English. (BannerGraphic/LAUREN BOUCHER )
Putnam FOP announces 'Santa Drop' project (11/13/12)
For the past 15 years the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 92 has delivered toys to needy children in Putnam County, also known as the "FOP Santa Drop." Last year was biggest year yet locally, providing toys to more than 34 children. Last year they not only got toys, they received such needed items as coats, winter boots and hats, gloves and school supplies...
Task Force 7 members back home again in Indiana after East Coast experience (11/13/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Start spreading the news. Members of Task Force 7 are home from New York after two weeks of post-Hurricane Sandy emergency response activity. And like the song says, if you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere. That's exactly how the 23 emergency service personnel who rolled into Cloverdale Sunday afternoon in a convoy of safety vehicles from five counties feel after their two-week deployment to the East Coast as the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 7 Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT).. ...
DePauw to create new learning, career center (11/13/12)
DePauw University has received a $5 million gift from Allan B. and Kathryn F. Hubbard to support the creation of a new center for student engagement, experiential learning and career planning. President Brian W. Casey announced that the new center will be one of the first of its kind at a national liberal arts college and represents DePauw's commitment to ensuring every student is advised and supported in each of the three primary components of their student experience -- academic life, student life and co-curricular life.. ...
Veterans Day (11/13/12)
Members of the Honor Guard from Greencastle VFW Post 1550 and American Legion Post 58 conduct the annual Veterans Day ceremony Sunday morning on the courthouse square. The ceremony culminates with a traditional 21-gun salute (three volleys from seven rifles).
From Costumes to Coats (11/13/12)
Jennifer Romalia (left) presents a check for $400 to Linda Merkel of the Putnam County Youth Development Council with Jessie McFarland and Sandra Glass looking on. Romalia and McFarland were the coordinators of this year's Community Halloween Festival, held Oct. 27 at the fairgrounds. Glass is the current county president of Putnam County Extension Homemakers. The check represents a donation to Coats for Kids from the proceeds of this year's Halloween Festival...
Annual Holiday Home Tour set for Saturday (11/13/12)
The 30th annual Holiday Home Tour, presented by Theta Chapter, Delta Theta Tau Sorority, will be on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4-8 p.m. Admission is only $5 per person and tickets are available at Eitel's Flowers and Gifts, Downtown Deli (formerly Treasures on the Square), Ambler Hill Florists, Almost Home and Old National Bank (downtown)...
Student's efforts help achieve recycling grant for Cloverdale (11/13/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Earlier this year, a Cloverdale High School senior started a program which hadn't been seen at the school for more than four years. Joe Littiken initiated a school-wide effort aimed at conserving paper through recycling. Recycling bins have been placed in every classroom and office to allow easy access for students and teachers, and recycling has been picked up from each bin on a weekly basis. ...
Archery and deer expo sponsorships now avaliable (11/13/12)
A sponsorship op-portunity is available for anyone interested for the first annual Indiana Mid-West Archery and Whitetail Deer Expo along with the 3-D Pop Up, Shoot-Em-Up Challenge. The event will be from Jan. 11-13 at Cloverdale's C Bar C Expo Center located off Interstate 70...
Spencer man dies following ATV accident in Monroe County (11/13/12)
ELLETTSVILLE -- A Spencer man was killed Sunday afternoon when his ATV flipped, trapping him underneath. The accident happened while 27-year-old Daniel Cutshaw was maneuvering his Honda 4-Trax 250 up a steep hill on private property off of Reeves Road in Monroe County...
Putnam County Hospital partners to celebrate National Rural Health Day (11/13/12)
Putnam County Hospital will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating the second annual National Rural Health Day on Thursday, Nov. 15. NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related issues; and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those issues...
Business After Hours slated for Nov. 27 (11/13/12)
The Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its next Business After Hours event on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5-7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, located at 202 S. Indiana St. Sponsors for the event are Heartland Automotive, Spartan Staffing and Manpower...
Tribute to Becky Brothers T-shirts (11/13/12)
T-shirts will be sold as a "Tribute to Becky Brothers." The shirts will not only benefit the Becky Brothers Scholarship Fund, but 50 percent will also be donated to the South Putnam Post Prom Fund. The shirts will be $12 each and an additional $2 for sizes XXL-5XL.To order a T-shirt it is asked that you include your name, school, teacher, phone number, size, total number of shirts along with the money...
Greencastle girls place fifth at Terre Haute State Bank Tip-Off Classic (11/13/12)
TERRE HAUTE -- Greencastle's girls' basketball team made up for a loss Thursday at the Terre Haute State Bank Tip-Off Tournament against Northview by placing fifth after picking up two wins on Saturday. The Tiger Cubs beat hosts West Vigo in the morning session 52-40 and advanced to the evening session, where they defeated North Central (Farmersburg) 50-39...
Cougars fall to 0-2 with loss to Danville Warriors (11/13/12)
The North Putnam girls' basketball team dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 33-18 loss to Danville Saturday. Kayla Kientz paced the Cougars with eight points, with Bethany Wiatt adding four. Sam Lucas scored three points, while Cassie Aynes added two and Morgan Smith one point...
GHS boys' hoops to host scrimmage, food collection (11/13/12)
The Greencastle boys' basketball team will scrimmage Turkey Run Thursday at 6 p.m. At that time, the team will be collecting non-perishable food items to be donated to the Putnam County Food Pantry. The cost is $3.
Wabash keeps Bell for fourth-straight year (11/13/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The DePauw University football team wrapped up its worst season in nearly two decades with a disappointing 23-0 loss to rival Wabash College on Saturday in the annual Monon Bell Classic. The Tigers have now lost four consecutive games against their rivals...
Elizabeth E. Spencer (11/13/12)
Elizabeth E. Spencer, 88, of Greencastle, formerly of Richmond, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born July 23, 1924 in Martins Ferry, Ohio, she was the daughter of Christofer F. and Mariam (Blackmore) Blanknecht. She married Theodore Spencer on Sept. 2, 1944 and he preceded her in death on July 29, 1987...
Alice Virginia Scott (11/13/12)
Alice Virginia Scott, age 87, of Bloomington, died Monday morning, Nov. 12, 2012 at her residence. Born April 15, 1925 in Valley Mills, Ind., she was the daughter of Denton and Ethel Ann (Brown) Smith. She was a graduate of Danville High School. Alice was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bloomington and a member of Eastern Star, Chapter 22 in Henderson, Nev...
Kermit Leon 'Bud' Hartman (11/13/12)
Kermit Leon ("Bud") Hartman of Greencastle passed away at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. He was 75. He graduated from Roachdale High School in 1956. He was a farmer and truck driver. He was a member of the Bainbridge Christian Church...
Considerations when changing Indiana farmland leases (11/13/12)
The rights of a tenant and the duty of a landlord concerning required notice to terminate an existing lease is not an easy answer. If your farmland lease is not in writing, there may be confusion about rights and responsibilities when it is time to renegotiate...
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