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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2012

Relay for Life to move indoors, reduce time (12/07/12)
It's once again time to start preparing for Relay for Life, which will occur on April 27. This year's event will bring many changes as Relay for Life not only moves indoors, but also becomes 12 hours. In hopes of having a better turnout and to ensure protection from inclement weather, the event will be moved indoors to the Indoor Tennis and Track Center...
Study says impact of Putnam Airport now tops $100 million (12/07/12)
The Putnam County Airport contributes and supports more than $103.5 million in economic output and creates and sustains 490 jobs with a payroll exceeding $22.3 million here in Putnam County, a new Indiana economic study reports. Such economic impact underscores the vital role the airport plays in the economic vitality of our community, local officials note...
Weekend Christmas program to benefit three counties (12/07/12)
Russellville Community Center will be host to a Christmas program being put on by three local churches this coming weekend, Dec. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. and on December 9 at 1:30 p.m. The talent from Browns Valley Christian, Freedom Baptist and Parkersburg Christian banded together to form a 92-member adult choir. With ages ranging from 18-86, this community choir has put together a show for the whole family...
Ivy Gallery offers delightful morsels from chefs in training (12/07/12)
Mary Anne Birt has a pretty good perspective on what it's like spending five days a week teaching teenagers the finer points of culinary arts. "When you have kids handling flames and knives, it's nice to keep the class numbers small," the Area 30 instructor says with a grin...
State Police stop food delivery truck on I-70 with cargo in unsafe conditions (12/07/12)
PUTNAMVILLLE -- A food delivery truck, transporting eggs and vegetables across Interstate 70 bound for Terre Haute, was found in violation of Board of Health regulations Thursday morning, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer Master Trooper Kent Winstead reported stopping a white Mitsubishi refrigerated food delivery vehicle for a routine inspection about 10:45 a.m.Thursday. ...
Coats For Kids (12/07/12)
For the fifth straight year, the Roachdale Elementary School community has collected more coats than any other elementary in Putnam County and has been awarded the "Shining Star Award" in coat collections. Executive Director of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission, Linda Merkel (front, right) presented the traveling trophy for 2012 to Roachdale Elementary students Taylor Weddle, (front, left), Jalen Berry and Camryn Albers. ...
O' Tabletop Tree (12/07/12)
Displaying her distinctive tabletop trees, vendor Michelle Donovan (right), of Brownsburg, explains the versatility of the decorative Christmas item to Linda Freeman of Greencastle Thursday afternoon during the first day of the two-day Holiday Bazaar at the Putnam County Senior Center, 9 W. ...
Baird appointments include Ways and Means Committee (12/07/12)
District 44 State Rep. Jim Baird (R-Greencastle) has received his committee assignments for his second term in the State Legislature, according to an announcement by House Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis). Bosma has revealed committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year...
Retired Teachers Donation (12/07/12)
The Retired Teachers of Putnam County spend many hours in voluntary service to various groups in the county. At a recent meeting of the organization, a "check" was presented to Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray (second from left) for $49,724.78, representing what would have been the monetary value of the hours given in the past year. Making the presentation to the mayor are (from left) Marilyn Lawrence, community service chairman Eleanor Hauser and vice president Carolyn Houck...
Eagles wrestlers get pair of wins (12/07/12)
The South Putnam High School wrestling team defeated Rockville on Wednesday, 65-12. Several wrestlers pinned their opponent, including Nick Owen, Jacob Lorimer, Marcus Ward, Tanner Thompson and Jacob Williams. Jacob Camacho won by technical fall. In the team's previous match, the Eagles defeated Monrovia, 49-15...
DePauw's Preston-Wills named coach of the year (12/07/12)
DePauw field hockey coach Gina Preston-Wills led her team to a school-record 21 wins and a trip to the Division III national semifinals. On Wednesday she was named the Dita/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III Great Lakes Region Coach of the Year...
Throwing rocks tonight (12/07/12)
Local bowler Scott Alexander recently had a 300 game in league play at A 'n J Bowl, the first since the Greencastle alleys reopened. Alexander was bowling on lanes nine and 10 and using his new 15-pound Ebonite ball. He carried a 209 average in the league, but said it was just a matter of time for him to roll a perfect game...
Super Bowl XXS (12/07/12)
The Greencastle Black Minor League Football Team recently won the West Central Youth Football League Super Bowl, finishing the year with a 9-1 record. Members of the team are (front, from left) Ashton Owens, Ty Dorsett, Justin Parsons, Keifer Wilson, Chayner Wilkinson, Joshua Hammond, Kadeo Lewis, (middle row) Jaylen Evans, Trevor Torr, Brody Whitaker, Nick Sutherlin, Brandon West, Brandon Hyde and Evan Cummings and (back) coaches Kelly Lewis, Todd Sutherlin and Craig Whitaker. (Courtesy photo)
Mary E. Garrison (12/07/12)
Mary E. Garrison, age 84, of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. Born Aug. 18, 1928 in South Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Henry) Canizaro. She married Robert F. Garrison on Nov. 3, 1946, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 1993...
Steven Allen Long (12/07/12)
Steven Allen Long, 59, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. He was born on June 19, 1953 in Crawfordsville to John W. and Lillian May Harshbarger Long. Steven was a member of the Roachdale Christian Church. He was a machine repairman and member of the UAW union in Greencastle. He served as president and vice president and was the union representative for many years...
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