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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Roachdale works on improvements to community (12/12/12)
ROACHDALE--The Roachdale Town Council conducted its monthly town meeting Tuesday night with issues ranging from improvement of condemned homes to raising gas and water deposits for new residents. Shelia Williams, a property owner in Roachdale, had been sent a letter and called several times about a property that has been condemned. Williams had been given an extension until Nov. 5 to obtain estimates for demolition...
Friends of Turkey Run and Shades State Park receive grant (12/12/12)
ROCKVILLE -- The volunteer organization Friends of Turkey Run and Shades State Parks has been awarded a 2012 Every Day Grant from the National Environ-mental Edu-cation Foundation (NEEF). Designed to improve the stewardship of public lands, the Every Day Grant will be used by the Friends to broaden outreach, recruit volunteers and increase support for Turkey Run and Shades State Parks...
Cloverdale school roofing project to be completed Jan.1 (12/12/12)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Community School Board met for its monthly Board meeting on Monday evening, discussing the continuing roofing projects and retirement of two board members. Jeff Underwood, representing Project Manager Dan Sulkoske, reported that due to weather delays the roofing project on the elementary and high school will be completed by Jan. 1, instead of the original Dec. 14 deadline...
Greencastle school issues dominate City Council session (12/12/12)
Concern over ongoing issues within the Greencastle Community School Corporation dominated discussion at the Greencastle City Council meeting Tuesday night. Worry over employee and teacher turnover, overall morale of teachers and students and how the school situation reflects on the community as a whole were raised three separate times during the December Council meeting at City Hall...
Kyle Lee sworn in as newest City Police officer (12/12/12)
Calling his new career "a lifelong goal," Kyle Lee was sworn in Monday as the newest Greencastle City Police patrolman. Mayor Sue Murray conducted the brief ceremony at City Hall. Lee, the son of Danny Lee, Greencastle, and Kerri Duncan, Indianapolis, served as a reserve officer for GPD for four years prior to his recent selection as a full-time officer by the Greencastle Board of Public Works and Safety, acting on a recommendation from the GPD Board of Captains...
GMS Student Council sponsoring toy drive (12/12/12)
The Greencastle Middle School Student Council is sponsoring a toy collection drive for families in our community that are in need of assistance this holiday season. All toys collected will be donated to the Toys for Tots program in conjunction with the Greencastle National Guard Armory...
Roachdale Baptist hosts live nativity (12/12/12)
ROACHDALE -- 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. Eveyone is invited to come and enjoy the free event. Warm food will be served...
Bobcat found shot and killed in Montgomery County (12/12/12)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (AP) -- State conservation officers in west-central Indiana are seeking the public's help in solving the fatal shooting of a state-protected bobcat. Department of Natural Resources Cpl. Blaine Gillan says the animal's shooting was reported Thursday in Montgomery County...
Red Barn Farms now taking applications for 2013 food club (12/12/12)
For 2013, Red Barn Farms will again be conducting its food club in which participants can reserve full shares or half shares for the entire 12 months of the year or market shares that last for the length of the farmer's market season. Red Barn Farms, which is run by the Holton family, had the goal of creating a food club from the beginning. Community members will again have the opportunity to choose a "club" of their choice and pre-pay for all of their food for a year...
Support for Seniors (12/12/12)
Greencastle Walmart store manager Chris Ford presents a check for a $1,500 grant to Putnam County Senior Center Director Sharon Pitcock as senior volunteer Jim Alexander and Senior Center Board of Directors members Barb Black and Bill Eggers look on.
Putnam County Community Foundation history book on sale (12/12/12)
At its annual holiday party on Dec. 5, Vicki Timm, president of the Putnam County Community Foundation, announced the availability of a newly published book, "Inspiring the Giving Spirit," which provides a comprehensive look at the first 25 years of the Foundation's history and service to Putnam County...
Delta Kappa Gamma seeks grant applicants (12/12/12)
Delta Kappa Gamma, a sorority of women educators, are looking for applicants for its grant-in-aid. Applicants must be a junior or senior in college, who has been admitted to a teacher education program for elementary or secondary teaching. These are small grants meant to help defray the costs of books, materials or incidental expenses related to the teacher education program...
Cougars lose to Falcons, drop 3rd straight (12/12/12)
CAYUGA -- North Putnam's girls' basketball team, in the midst of the roughest part of the schedule this season, dropped to 1-8 after falling to North Vermillion 68-22. The Falcons came out blazing to start the game and the Cougars had little in the way of answers, allowing 28 points in the first quarter...
Bad half dooms Eagles against Patriots (12/12/12)
A weak second half gave them a 55-36 loss, but the South Putnam girls' basketball team spent the first half of Tuesday's game looking ready to upset Owen Valley. The Eagles' shots weren't falling but a newly-installed 2-3 zone defense had the Patriots scrambling...
MS Clovers drop pair on Monday (12/12/12)
The Cloverdale seventh and eighth grade boys' basketball teams each lost to Edgewood on Monday. The eighth grade team lost 58-45. Cooper Neese had 34 points. Ryan Heavener and Kolten Cooper each scored four. The seventh grade team lost 48-14. TJ Hagymasi led the team with six points, followed by Tyce Jackson, Steven Allen and Josiah Watson (two points each) and Noah Dean (one point)...
Cougars have encouraging effort at invite (12/12/12)
MICHIGANTOWN -- The North Putnam swimming and diving teams traveled to Clinton Central on Saturday for the Clinton Central Invitational. The Cougars' boys team led for most of the day only to be edged out in the 400 freestyle relay and wind up second of six teams...
Deborah S. Bryant (12/12/12)
Deborah Susan Bryant, age 63, of Indianapolis, passed away on Monday, Dec.10, 2012. Born April 25, 1949 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Richard R. and Dorothy J. (Schneider) Strouse. She was a 1967 graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School. She married Everett Wm. "Bill" Bryant on May 4, 1968, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 9, 1993...
Kevin Alan Pierce (12/12/12)
Kevin Alan Pierce, 56, Indianapolis, was born on April 6, 1956 in Greencastle. He departed this life on Dec. 5, 2012 after a courageous two-year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Kevin served with the Indianapolis Public School system as a bus driver and transportation supervisor for 21 years...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 12, 2012 (12/12/12)
Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday, Dec. 7 at 3 p.m. Richard Shane Ruble, 36, Laurel, Ind., was booked in for nonsupport of a dependent and probation violation. At 10:04 p.m. Robert Earl Baker, 50, Reelsville, was arrested for operating while intoxicated...
Christmas spirit rides again in check-out lane at Walmart (12/12/12)
Perhaps not since the old Lone Ranger swooped in, took out the bad guys and left a silver bullet as a calling card has anyone felt compelled to ask: "Who was that Masked Man?" Well, Kemo Sabe, today we have a local mystery and a woman of grand deeds all our own to celebrate this holiday season...
Christmas with Santa at the Legion (12/12/12)
To the Editor: On Saturday, Dec. 8, the Greencastle Sons of the American Legion Squadron 58, along with the Women's Auxiliary, held our Christmas breakfast and party with Santa. We had 48 children ages 0-10 along with nearly 100 adults. Our Legion hall was packed. Each child sat on Santa's lap, talked with him, received an age-appropriate present and a bag of candy. Everyone had a great time...
In praise of downtown developments (12/12/12)
To the Editor: The innovation and renewing from the Stellar Communities Grant are bringing much enhancement to our downtown area. The new facades on the storefronts are coming along very nicely. The DePauw Bookstore and Starbucks have brought an added attraction, giving a nostalgic touch of a bygone era...
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