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Stories from Saturday, November 24, 2012

Some facades likely done in December, others in spring (11/24/12)
With the chances of good-weather days dwindling and the calendar counting down toward 2013, activity on the facade project in downtown Greencastle is facing a slowdown. That doesn't mean, however, there hasn't been a flurry of recent action as employees from Advanced Restoration Contractors (ARC) not only worked last Saturday and Sunday but were also on the job again Friday while most of the world was shopping or recovering from a day of turkey and stuffing...
Rep. Baird sees job creation, education as session's focus (11/24/12)
INDIANAPOLIS -- District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird joined 68 other Indiana House Republicans in being sworn in on Organization Day, which marks the first meeting for the 118th General Assembly. All 100 members of the House, including 19 new Republicans and six new Democrats, were sworn in Tuesday by Chief Justice Brent Dickson...
Filtration project now under way at Russellville (11/24/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The water filtration project is under way in Russellville, and the town council reported this week that the exterior of the building is already nearly complete. The system is expected to be operational by the end of the year. "Hopefully you'll see a big change in the water quality," council president Don Reddish said. "Hopefully not too much change in taste. We've always had good tasting water."...
Putnam jobless rate endures minor setback for October (11/24/12)
A month after nearly wedging its way into the top third of the state, the Putnam County jobless rate suffered a slight setback when October unemployment figures were announced this week. After posting progressively better figures each of the two previous months, Putnam County slipped to a 7.1 percent jobless rate for October to rank in a tie for 40th in the state, according to the latest Indiana Department of Workforce Development monthly report...
Toy drive to benefit milk and cookies with Santa effort (11/24/12)
ROACHDALE -- The organizers of the milk and cookies with Santa event set for next month in Roachdale will be conducting a toy drive at the Greencastle Walmart from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today. All toys collected Saturday will go to kids participating in the Saturday, Dec. 8 event, which is presented free of charge...
Putnamville donates $2,000 to local food pantries and Hurricane Sandy victims (11/24/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) has donated a total of $2,000 to two local food pantries and to the American Red Cross for victims of Hurricane Sandy. There was a steady flow of people seeking assistance at the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry as PCF Assistant Superintendent Tim Phegley presented checks for $750 each to Food Pantry Director Judy Miller for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry and to Director Ruth Haas for the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry...
Dorman's last-second follow gives Cloverdale boys first win (11/24/12)
MONTEZUMA -- Cloverdale junior guard Brandon Dorman tipped in a missed layup as time expired to give the Clovers a 45-44 win over Riverton Parke on Saturday. The lead changed hands six times in the final 1:40. To close the game, Riverton Parke junior Matt Haltom made a layup with seven seconds remaining, putting the Panthers up 44-43...
Current Eagles infielder signs to join Miami U. Red Hawks (11/24/12)
The success of the South Putnam softball team in recent years has manifested itself not just on the field (back-to-back state championships), but also in its players future. SPHS senior Jenna Jones, an infielder for the Eagles, recently signed her letter of intent to play softball at Miami University...
Young lopers lead TZ (11/24/12)
The Tzouanakis Intermediate School cross country team recently competed at the elementary school state meet. Ian Frank (left) was the highest finisher for TZ, placing 10th overall. Kennedy Trigg (below) was fourth among girls. (Courtesy photo)
Tiger Cubs' JV girls' winning in bunches (11/24/12)
The Greencastle girls' junior varsity basketball team completed a perfect three-game stretch recently. The team won JV Basketball Invite at Terre Haute South High School on Saturday, Nov. 17. The Tiger Cubs defeated West Vigo in the first round, 40-35, and topped host Terre Haute South in the final, 26-15...
Greencastle grapplers have 2-1 night (11/24/12)
The Greencastle wrestling team finished a 2-1 night recently, topping Cascade (44-30) and Tri-West (60-13). The Tiger Cubs were topped by Mooresville, 56-16. Riley Boswell, Aaron Langdon and Nate Tesmer were 3-0 on the night. Troy Wardlow, Nick Pingleton, Carter Lewis, Hunter Smith and Blaine Fenwick each finished 2-1...
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