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Stories from Thursday, November 15, 2012

North Putnam board to discuss plans for redistricting tonight (11/15/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam superintendent Dan Noel said Wednesday the school board intends to address redistricting at the monthly meeting on Thursday night. The ACLU sued North Putnam last month for allegedly failing to allow each voter to have an equal opportunity to elect board members...
At the Inn at DePauw, it's the house that Lizzy built (11/15/12)
OK, so maybe Hansel and Gretel won't exactly come knocking, but the holiday gingerbread house tradition has returned to the Inn at DePauw. With four weeks of baking, decorating and assembling the project behind her, and nearly 200 hours invested overall, baker Lizzy Wisehart recently put the finishing touches on an elaborate gingerbread house that will call the inn's lobby home for the holidays...
Attorney general, state senator promote Lifeline Law at DPU (11/15/12)
Because binge drinking by underage people creates unsafe and medically hazardous situations, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller and State Senator Jim Merritt visited DePauw University on Wednesday to remind the students that the new Indiana Lifeline Law protects young people from arrest if they seek help for an...
NPMS student's entry wins Wiatt Family Essay Contest from foundation (11/15/12)
Ali Elmore's essay, titled "Barb Bowman," is the grand prize winner of the Darrell Wiatt Family Philanthropy Essay Contest, administered by the Putnam County Community Foundation. Elmore is a student in Jessyca South's seventh-grade class at North Putnam Middle School...
Cloverdale council discusses utilities, parking, revitalizing (11/15/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council held its monthly meeting Tuesday evening, discussing such issues as utilities, parking and town revitalization. Utility Manager Rich Saucerman updated the board on the status of Cool Evening and Lazy River roads, which have had drainage issues for several months...
DePauw among nation's top for sending students abroad (11/15/12)
DePauw University ranks eighth among the nation's baccalaureate institutions in the number of students who studied abroad in 2010-11, according to the 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the report notes that 471 DePauw undergraduates studied abroad...
Bainbridge Community Thanksgiving dinner coming on Sunday, Nov. 18 (11/15/12)
The annual Bainbridge Community Thanksgiving Dinner is scheduled for noon on Sunday, November 18, at the town's Community Building near the water tower. The Bainbridge Improvement Society, the United Methodist Church, the Christian Church, and the community at-large will share together in a pitch-in feast and a time of visitation...
Turkey comeback highlighted at McCloud on Saturday (11/15/12)
On Saturday, Nov. 17, McCloud Nature Park will be featuring a program highlighting the comeback of the turkey in Indiana. The event starts at 2 p.m. in the Nature Center. Information about its comeback, its call and vocalizations and the interesting life cycles of the various Indiana subspecies will be shared...
Museum sets holiday hours (11/15/12)
With so many family members coming to visit this time of year, the Putnam County Museum can be a great place to come and enjoy history during the holidays. Museum hours are 1-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday or by appointment...
Girl Scouts' Movie and Toy Drive event set Saturday at Ashley Square (11/15/12)
Northern Putnam County Girl Scouts' annual Movie and Toy Drive event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17 at Ashley Square Cinema in Greencastle, beginning at 10 a.m. For a $7-per-person admission plus a new, unopened toy, current Girl Scouts and their immediate families can chose between two movies -- "Wreck It Ralph" (rated PG) or "Twilight Breaking Dawn" (PG-13)...
Gus Moon releases debut, plays Swizzle Stick Friday (11/15/12)
Anthony Mullis, a staple of the local music scene as both a solo act and band member, recently released his debut album. Going by the stage name Gus Moon, Mullis has independently released "Worn Out Shoes," an 11-song set of his signature folk-rock acoustic sound...
Powerhouse pianist Ray Kilburn to play Friday at DePauw Green Center (11/15/12)
The DePauw School of Music will host pianist Ray Kilburn, the next guest artist on the School's new Faculty Select Series on Nov. 16 and 17. On Friday night at 7:30 p.m. an ambitious concert of works for solo piano is planned, ranging from Schubert's Impromptu in A-flat Major to four Preludes by Sergei Rachmaninov...
Prof. Scott Perkins premieres new opera at Kennedy Center in nation's capital (11/15/12)
On Monday, Nov. 19, members of the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will present the world premiere of a short chamber opera composed by Scott Perkins, the DePauw University School of Music's newly appointed assistant professor of music theory and composition...
DPU Percussion Ensemble to stage 'The Drums of War' (11/15/12)
The DePauw Percussion Ensemble, directed by Amy Lynn Barber, explores percussion in the service and depiction of war in a dramatic program in the Green Center's Kresge Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. "The Drums of War" will feature traditional military drumming, guest artist Joseph Ketterman playing the Great Highland Bagpipes, the DePauw Trumpet Ensemble and DePauw Flute Choir, as well as works by Christopher Rouse, Michael Burritt, James Campbell, David Gillingham, and Samuel Barber.. ...
Bainbridge students learn the importance of fire safety (11/15/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- First-grade students at Bainbridge Elementary recently made their annual trip to the town's volunteer fire department and utilities buildings. With the help of an Indiana State Police officer, the students walk from the school to the fire department...
Cloverdale students take part in annual Red Ribbon Week (11/15/12)
Cloverdale Elementary School recognized Red Ribbon Week Oct. 29 -- Nov. 2 in honor of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a police officer, who lost his life in the war against drugs. Sgt. Charlie Hallam was invited to give a presentation to the fourth grade students about the dangers of drugs. The presentation included information about alcohol and other drugs and how they impair people who use them, how dangerous they are and the consequences of drug abuse that does not end in immediate death...
Cloverdale choirs take part in choral festival (11/15/12)
The Cloverdale Mixed Choir and the Cloverdale Women's Ensemble recently participated in the Southwestern Indiana Choral Festival. The festival was held this year at North Daviess High School and was directed by Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Programs at Hanover College...
Cloverdale choirs take part in choral festival (11/15/12)
The Cloverdale Mixed Choir and the Cloverdale Women's Ensemble recently participated in the Southwestern Indiana Choral Festival. The festival was held this year at North Daviess High School and was directed by Dr. Madlen Batchvarova, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Music, Director of Choral Programs at Hanover College...
Cloverdale High School Honor Roll (11/15/12)
All A Grade 9: Erin Michelle Beatty, Nick Patrick Blundell, Kristina Marie Crumpacker, Brenan Scott Hall, Robert Thomas Mann, Devon Cole McCune, Ashley Marie Minton, Dean Evan Monnett, Tanner Joseph White and Christyn Briana Willis Grade 10: Christa Raylynn Asbury, Collin Charles Beauchamp-Umphrey, David Alan Green, Cristain Riley LaFary, Hannah Megan Mann, Raeanna Lynn McFadden, Mark Edward Sprinkle and Laura Elizabeh Worthington...
Central Elementary receives $1,070 Wal-Mart donation (11/15/12)
The Wal-Mart transportation office in Greencastle has chosen Central Elementary School to receive a $1,070.37 donation through its program called "Safe Miles Invested in Local Education." The program has a joint objective of safe driving and money for schools during the period of time leading up to the start of a new school year for millions of students across the country...
On a Crusade (11/15/12)
Gus Moon releases debut, plays Swizzle Stick Friday (11/15/12)
Anthony Mullis, a staple of the local music scene as both a solo act and band member, recently released his debut album. Going by the stage name Gus Moon, Mullis has independently released "Worn Out Shoes," an 11-song set of his signature folk-rock acoustic sound...
Powerhouse pianist Ray Kilburn to play Friday at DePauw Green Center (11/15/12)
The DePauw School of Music will host pianist Ray Kilburn, the next guest artist on the School's new Faculty Select Series on Nov. 16 and 17. On Friday night at 7:30 p.m. an ambitious concert of works for solo piano is planned, ranging from Schubert's Impromptu in A-flat Major to four Preludes by Sergei Rachmaninov...
Prof. Scott Perkins premieres new opera at Kennedy Center in nation's capital (11/15/12)
On Monday, Nov. 19, members of the Washington National Opera's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will present the world premiere of a short chamber opera composed by Scott Perkins, the DePauw University School of Music's newly appointed assistant professor of music theory and composition...
DPU Percussion Ensemble to stage 'The Drums of War' tonight (11/15/12)
The DePauw Percussion Ensemble, directed by Amy Lynn Barber, explores percussion in the service and depiction of war in a dramatic program in the Green Center's Kresge Auditorium on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 p.m. "The Drums of War" will feature traditional military drumming, guest artist Joseph Ketterman playing the Great Highland Bagpipes, the DePauw Trumpet Ensemble and DePauw Flute Choir, as well as works by Christopher Rouse, Michael Burritt, James Campbell, David Gillingham, and Samuel Barber.. ...
Kathleen Marian Giacone (11/15/12)
Kathleen Marian Giacone, 58, Cloverdale, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born Nov. 23, 1953 to Richard and Mildred Vanatti. Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, brother Tommy Dale Vanatti and sister Carol Vanatti...
Scanner for Nov. 15, 2012 (11/15/12)
A Stilesville man was arrested early Tuesday morning following an alcohol-related accident in Washington Township. At 2:36 a.m. Deputy Phillip Troyer was dispatched to the residence at 5643 W. CR 525 South. The driver, 45-year-old William J. Clements, said he had been in an altercation at another residence and had fled the scene...
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