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Stories from Friday, November 16, 2012

GCSC officials: Public access concerns all have been addressed (11/16/12)
Recent questions raised over the Greencastle Community School Corporation's compliance to public access laws have been addressed and the corporation is in compliance, school officials said Wednesday. Three formal complaints have been lodged against the school with Indiana Public Access Counselor Joseph Hoage since June, alleging violations to Indiana's Open Door Law (ODL) and Access to Public Records Act (APRA)...
Crown shows off added space to touring Chamber members (11/16/12)
Some 40 members of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce got a glimpse of Crown Equipment Corp.'s expanded facilities Tuesday during a luncheon program at the East Side manufacturing plant. Crown Plant Manager Scott Spear pointed out that the building was originally 180,000 square feet when Crown acquired the former Sherwin-Williams facility on Indianapolis Road...
Good news for city emerges on two eastern fronts (11/16/12)
A double dose of good news emerged for the City of Greencastle Tuesday night from both the East Side and the Far East. During its monthly meeting, the City Council accepted a $100,000 check from Heartland Automotive in honor of the company's silver anniversary and then heard even more good news from local industry, learning that Chiyoda USA Corp. will be increasing its investment in new manufacturing equipment by more than $3 million at its East Side plant...
Council adds time to unsafe houses, approves new list (11/16/12)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council was happy enough with the partial compliance of its orders to again delay a decision on issuing liens on the unsafe building orders filed recently. The town sent notices to five homeowners in September that their unsafe, and unsightly, houses need to be fixed or demolished...
Michele Villinski named Indiana Professor of the Year (11/16/12)
Michele T. Villinski, the Hiram L. Jome Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University, has been named the 2012 Indiana Professor of the Year. Villinski was selected by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)...
Tri-Kappa to host 21st annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 1 (11/16/12)
The Greencastle Beta Psi chapter of Tri Kappa will be hosting its 21st annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec 1. This event will be held at Deer Meadow Primary School in Greencastle from 8--11 a.m. Breakfast will be served until 10:30 a.m. All are invited to attend...
Greencastle NHS group to sponsor 'Turkey Trot' Saturday morning (11/16/12)
The National Honor Society of Greencastle High School will have a 5K "Turkey Trot" Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. All funds raised will benefit the Food Pantry during the busy holiday season. The race starts at 9 a.m., with registration beginning at 8. Registration is $25...
Scouts collecting teddy bears for police to dispense to children during crises (11/16/12)
Northern Putnam County Junior Girl Scouts in Troop 2278 are conducting a community service project, collecting teddy bears for local police to provide to youngsters in crisis situations. The troop is setting up collection boxes at Tzouanakis Intermediate School for those families to donate...
Insurance rates for Cloverdale employees to rise (11/16/12)
CLOVERDALE -- Once again Tuesday night, the Cloverdale Town Council addressed the issue of employee insurance, which has lingered over the council for some months. After a month of putting together numbers and trying to find a better option, Clerk-Treasurer Cheryl Galloway presented the board with nine different options to choose from...
Bainbridge will wait on sidewalk repairs (11/16/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- For the past couple months the Bainbridge Town Council has discussed the possibility of repairing the cracked sidewalks running along Main Street downtown. At the November meeting on Wednesday council members decided that because the sidewalks are privately owned it is best to wait and take no action...
Survey shows that Thanksgiving dinner costs more in 2012 (11/16/12)
The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie and all the usual trimmings increased slightly this year, according to an informal survey of grocery store prices conducted by Indiana Farm Bureau. The survey, which has been conducted annually in Indiana since 1993, indicated that the cost for this year's feast for 10 is $50.99 compared to $49.38 in 2011. ...
Farm Service Agency administrator urges farmers and ranchers to vote (11/16/12)
WASHINGTON--Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia recently announced that the 2012 FSA county committee elections began on Monday, Nov. 5, with the mailing of ballots to eligible voters. The deadline to return the ballots to local FSA offices is Monday, Dec. 3...
Bainbridge police begin Safe Family Travel blitz (11/16/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- Town Marshal Rodney Fenwick has announced the Bainbridge police will begin a 16-day Safe Family Travel initiative on Friday, Nov. 16. The statewide blitz is focused on seatbelt and impaired driving patrols. In November 2011 there were 476 alcohol-related collisions in Indiana, resulting in five fatalities. There were also 415 collisions that reported non-restraint use, which resulted in 12 fatalities...
Bainbridge Elementary community appreciation (11/16/12)
To The Editor: Bainbridge Elementary would like to thank all the families who attended the Fall Festival on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012. On behalf of Bainbridge Elementary Principal JoEllen Cook, Bainbridge Elementary PTO members, and the students of Bainbridge Elementary, we would like to personally thank the members of the community that either sponsored or volunteered for this event...
FFA and student council team up for Toy Drive (11/16/12)
CLOVERDALE -- It is time for the annual Putnam County Toy Drive. This year Cloverdale and South Putnam student council are teaming up with the Cloverdale and North Putnam FFA chapters to host this event. The groups kicked off the toy drive Wednesday evening with the help of Marie Leach, representative of Return a Gift...
Henry Allen French (11/16/12)
Henry Allen French, 79, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born February 26, 1933 in Crawfordsville to the late Ralph and Zosta "Alleen" (Morrison) French. A veteran, Henry was a member of the Greencastle Moose Lodge, American Legion and a lifetime member of the V.F.W. After receiving a purple heart for his service as a U.S. Army medic during the Korean War, he married his wife; Darlene (Cline) French in 1955, and she survives...
Ruth Ann Brown (11/16/12)
Ruth Ann Brown, 84, Greencastle, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. She was born on April 29, 1928 in Clinton to Ralph Brown and Agnes Hawkins Brown. Ruth Ann was a graduate of Greencastle High School and retired from the USDA office in Greencastle after 32 years of service...
Scanner for Nov. 16, 2012 (11/16/12)
City Police Greencastle City Police were called to Robe-Ann Park at 8:15 a.m Thursday to investigate a vandalism complaint. Sometime overnight late Wednesday or early Thursday, someone drove through the grassy areas between the softball diamond and the skatepark and near the tennis courts, leaving large ruts in the grass...
13th annual campaign continues to meet a need in the community (11/16/12)
Dear Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission we would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, churches, and school communities that contributed to the success of our 13th annual Coats for Kids Campaign. Thanks to Putnam County's generosity over 800 coats and 250 sweatshirts and light weight jackets were distributed on Saturday, Oct. ...
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