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Stories from Saturday, December 8, 2012

State approves increase to Fillmore stormwater grant (12/08/12)
FILLMORE -- As good as the news was last month that the Town of Fillmore was set to get a substantial grant for a proposed stormwater project, the word from the state was even better on Friday. Grant administrator Kristy Jerrell of West Central Indiana Economic Development learned that not only is the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) in the final stages of approving the grant, but it will be for $70,000 more than was originally requested...
Sweet imagination reigns at Park Board gingerbread event (12/08/12)
'Tis the season to be creative, be it with gingerbread, gumdrops or Legos. The baked, iced and snapped-together ingenuity and imagination of several local residents was in the spotlight Thursday night at City Hall. Winners of the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department's annual Gingerbread House and Brickmania Build Santa's Workshop were announced at the outset of Park Board's December meeting...
Park Dept.'s youth basketball program canceled for 2012-13 (12/08/12)
Two years after watching nearly 300 Greencastle youngsters participate in recreational youth basketball, the Parks and Recreation Department has reluctantly canceled the program for this season. With only 68 basketball league registrations received, despite twice extending the enrollment deadline, the park program has been canceled for 2012-13, it was announced during the regular monthly meeting of the Greencastle Park Board Thursday evening...
Roachdale Baptist to host 'Behold His Glory' live nativity (12/08/12)
The Roachdale Baptist Church will host "Behold His Glory" on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15. The live nativity will feature a full cast of actors and live animals from 6-8 p.m. each evening. All are invited to come and enjoy the free event. Warm food will be served...
Vote for Gene (12/08/12)
With Greencastle High School in the midst of getting a new principal after the sudden resignation of Jennifer Shepherd this week, the GHS student body offered up its own favorite son candidate Friday night during the boys' and girls' basketball games against Cloverdale. "Vote for Gene" was scrolled on signs, T-shirts and cutouts displayed in the cheer block in reference to GHS head custodian Gene Clark, who is obviously well regarded by both students and faculty. (Banner Graphic/GRANT WIEMAN)
Annual readings and carols concert presented at Gobin Methodist Church on Sunday (12/08/12)
A long-standing tradition of music in Greencastle, begun by the late Dr. Stanley Irwin, will continue this weekend at Gobin Memorial Methodist Church. Gregory Ristow, director of choral activities at the DePauw School of Music, will lead the DePauw University Chorus and Chamber Singers in "A Service of Readings and Carols" at 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9...
Making Activities Count (12/08/12)
Excellent ideas for classroom activities have not gone unnoticed by local McDonald's restaurants. McDonald's Restaurants of Central Indiana offered MAC Grants this year to help teachers "Make Activities Count" for their students. Greencastle Middle School teacher Stacie Stoffregen (left) was awarded a MAC Grant to transform her classroom into a forensics lab, where her students will be able to use critical thinking to solve mysteries. ...
Another closure at 231 and Anderson St., starting Dec. 17 (12/08/12)
The City of Greencastle has received word from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) that it will be putting up signs this coming Monday, giving warning of another U.S. 231 and Anderson Street road closure. The closure is scheduled for three days, beginning on Monday, Dec. 17 and lasting through the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec.19, INDOT officials have informed the city...
Defenders of Liberty to host speakers opposed to Common Core Monday night (12/08/12)
The Greencastle Defenders of Liberty will host four speakers who will address their stand against the Common Core State Standards. Guest speakers Jane Robbins, J.D. and senior fellow at the American Principles Project; Emmett McGroarty, executive director, Preserve Innocence Project; and Erin Tuttle and Heather Crossin, concerned Indiana parent activists against the Common Core State Standards, will be on hand at 6:30 p.m. ...
Monthly Non-Food Pantry distribution will be Dec. 15 at St. Andrew's Church (12/08/12)
The Putnam County Non-Food Pantry, hosted by St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, will be distributing items from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the parish hall at 520 E. Seminary St., Greencastle. The distribution date has been moved up this month in order to avoid conflicting with Christmas and New Year's events...
Tiger Cubs' JV wins 2012 county tournament (12/08/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Greencastle High School girls' junior varsity basketball team entered Saturday's county tournament with an impressive 7-1 record. They left with a trophy, pair of wins, two tattered nets and claim to a 2012 county title. "I'm really proud of them," GHS JV coach Matthew Welker said. "It's a great accomplishment to get to 9-1. We've faced some tough teams this year."...
Greencastle boys get payback from tournament loss (12/08/12)
Greencastle senior Nate Christy (12) jumps to defend a layup by Cloverdale junior Kedrick Collet. Christy made a big offensive contribution as well, finishing with 11 points. (Banner Graphic/GRANT WIEMAN)
Eagles grind out a WCC win (12/08/12)
South Putnam's boys' basketball squad, fresh off their Putnam County Classic win, opened up West Central Conference play against Cascade Friday. Both teams offerd a tough, physical style of play that provided plenty of bumps and bruises along the way...
Tiger Cubs utilize blazing third quarter to trample Clovers (12/08/12)
Greencastle has a young girls' basketball team, but the prideful bunch doesn't quit. After a loss to Danville on Tuesday, the team trailed Cloverdale 19-12 at halftime on Friday. The Tiger Cubs came back from the break on a torrid pace, led by the defense and pressure of senior Rayleigh Amis and junior Alex Basile, channeling the run into a 39-32 win...
Eagles girls' lose conference opener (12/08/12)
South Putnam's girls' basketball squad opened up the West Central Conference portion of their schedule Friday night as the Eagles hosted Class 2A No. 10 Cascade. The Cadets provided a dose of physical play that the hosts had trouble matching and proved to be a major factor in a 55-34 win for the visitors...
... up where we belong (12/08/12)
South Putnam softball coach Chris Jones addressed the crowd at the South Putnam baskeball game against Cascade on Friday as the school unveiled a banner celebrating the school's 2012 IHSAA state championship. It was the second consecutive state champion for the Eagles' softball team. They finished the 2012 season with a perfect 31-0 record. (Banner Graphic/LAUREN BOUCHER)
GHS Tiger Cubs paddle past Southmont Mounties (12/08/12)
The Greencastle boys' and girls' swimming and diving teams dominated their dual meets against South-mont on Thursday. The girls' won every event en route to a 121-55 win. The boys' were tripped up only in diving and cruised to a 142-28. "I'm very happy with the results," GHS swim coach Kent Menzel said. "They told me they were going to do some great stuff tonight, and they definitely delivered."...
Girls' county JV tournament to be held today (12/08/12)
On Saturday, Dec. 8, the J.V. girls' basketball tournament will take place at Cloverdale High School. Game one will begin at 9 a.m. with Cloverdale (wearing light home jerseys) versus Greencastle (dark). Game two will start at 10:30 a.m. or 20 minutes after the first game. South Putnam (light) will be playing against North Putnam (dark)...
Greencastle girls' JV wins again, improves to 7-1 (12/08/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Greencastle girls' junior varsity basketball team moved to 7-1 with a 25-13 win over Cloverdale on Thursday. Lauren Bridgewater and Sydney Smiley each scored six points to lead the team. Cloverdale was led in scoring by Taylor Clark's game-high seven points. Clark played only in the third quarter...
Tiger Cubs top Clovers in junior varsity action (12/08/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Greencastle J.V. boy's basketball team evened its record to 1-1 with a 38-16 defeat of Cloverdale Thursday evening. The young Tiger Cubs jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back, GHS JV coach Doug Hudson said. Greencastle scored the opening basket and lead 12-5 at the first quarter break. They extended the lead in the second and third stanzas, outscoring the Clovers 24-8 in the middle quarters...
Dunn - 50th Anniversary (12/08/12)
Rex and Sharon Dunn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Oct. 27. They celebrated with an open house cookout hosted by their five children and their spouses: Jon and Cathy Campbell, Jeff and Beth Dunn, Scott Dunn, Angie Berry and Mark Dunn...
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