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Stories from Thursday, November 29, 2012

DePauw School of Music presents an evening of opera scenes (11/29/12)
The students of the DePauw University School of Music's "Performing Opera" course will present a program of opera scenes in Thompson Recital Hall tonight at 7:30 p.m. The concert, under the direction of Dr. Kerry Jennings and accompanied by Gregory Martin, will include works by Mozart, Cimarosa, Bellini, Bizet, Puccini, Humperdinck, Britten and Ward...
Interpretive panels 'rising' along U.S. 40 (11/29/12)
STILESVILLE -- Rising Hall, one of the crown jewels of the National Road as U.S. 40 spans the width of Indiana, added another gem Wednesday afternoon. The historic two-story home on the south side of road, restored in the early 1990s by June Prosser and her late husband Walt, is now one of 15 sites with new interpretive panels placed along the Hoosier portion of the highway...
Just sentenced to 15 years in prison, defendant asks same judge to officiate his wedding (11/29/12)
While not exactly judge, jury and executioner for a familiar Greencastle defendant, Putnam Superior Court Judge Charles "Denny" Bridges will be forever linked to the 43-year-old's future. At least Bridges should be. He had his hand in determining David L. Sells Jr.'s future not once but twice Wednesday afternoon...
Greencastle man killed, teen hurt in Parke logging accident (11/29/12)
ROCKVILLE -- A Parke County logging accident Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of a Greencastle man and injured a Greencastle teenager. According to a Parke County Sheriff's Department media release, Terry L. Branham, 59, and Cody Leak, 18, both of Greencastle, were cutting trees Tuesday afternoon in the southeastern portion of Parke County...
Local Ivy Tech site earns LEED Green Building certification (11/29/12)
Ivy Tech Community College announced Wednesday that it has been awarded LEED certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) for its Ivy Tech Greencastle campus. LEED is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings...
Pet Pictures with Santa event slated Dec. 7, 14 at Greencastle Vet Clinic (11/29/12)
Those interested in having photographs of their pets with Santa Claus this holiday season are in luck as Santa has planned a stop in town for just such a thing. "Pet Pictures With Santa," will take place from noon-6 p.m. on Fridays, Dec. 7 and 14, at the Greencastle Veterinary Clinic, 810 E. Washington St...
Pork chop dinner slated Friday evening at Greencastle American Legion Post (11/29/12)
American Legion Post 58, Greencastle, will be serving a pork chop dinner on Friday, Nov. 30. Serving is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. The dinner will include a pork chop, corn, mashed potatoes, dinner roll and dessert for $7. A dinner with two pork chops is $9...
POET plant inspired from Minnesota corn farm (11/29/12)
Poems are written by poets who are inspired or otherwise desiring to express the creativity of thought. For POET Biorefining, it all began in 1983 on a small ethanol facility on the Broin family farm near Kenyon, Minn. The Broin family, who were the founders of POET, was inspired by the low $2-per-bushel corn prices to write a new future. ...
Judy Parker honored as 2012 Friend of Extension (11/29/12)
Judy Parker of Cloverdale was named the 2012 Friend of Extension during the annual meeting of Purdue Extension-Putnam County Advisory Council Tuesday evening at the Fairgrounds. Parker was recognized for her many decades of dedicated service. In addition to serving on the Extension Board several terms over the years, she has been an active volunteer with Extension Homemakers, 4-H and the Putnam County Fair...
Late shot falls short for Eagles (11/29/12)
Trailing by three with the clock ticking down in the fourth quarter, the South Putnam girls' basketball team swung the ball around the perimeter looking for an open shot. Senior Brittany Birt was left partially open and gunned up her first three-point attempt of the game...
Cougars swimmers have mixed results in home opener against Southmont (11/29/12)
The North Putnam boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams hosted their first home meets of the season against Southmont on Tuesday, with the guys winning 118-42. The girls fought hard in a 122-38 loss. NPHS head coach Tony Gray said he is proud of the effort and guts shown by all the swimmers...
Greencastle JV girls' continue perfect season (11/29/12)
The Tiger Cubs junior varsity girls' basketball team moved to 5-0 with a win at Tri-West on Tuesday, 29-26. Balanced scoring contributed to the win for GHS. Lauren Bridgewater led the Cubs with nine points. Tera Amis and Alison White added six each, with Madison Trout and Sydney Smiley both scoring four...
Greencastle swimmers get swept by Terre Haute South (11/29/12)
The Greencastle girls' and boys' swimming and diving teams each lost to Terre Haute South on Tuesday. The girls' squad fought to a 129-54 loss, while the boys' lost 136-47. Nash Firebaugh picked a win for the Tiger Cubs, pacing the field in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.85...
"Brave" is another Pixar classic (11/29/12)
When it comes to strong female characters in film, you can't beat having Disney on your side. But none have been stronger perhaps than its most recent big screen heroine Merida, the focus of the movie "Brave." Merida (Kelly Macdonald) isn't your typical "waiting for my price to come" Scottish lass. ...
Scanner for Nov. 29, 2012 (11/29/12)
City Police A 44-year-old Greencastle woman was lodged in the Putnam County Jail Tuesday after trying to push a cart full of groceries out the door at Kroger without paying for them, City Police reported. Capt. Mike Hanlon was called to the Indianapolis Road store at 4:08 p.m. and arrested Tamara Mobley for shoplifting and theft...
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