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Stories from Monday, December 17, 2012

Community forum at DePauw Tuesday to explore Newtown shooting event, ramifications (12/17/12)
A community forum concerning the tragic events at Newtown, Conn., is scheduled for Tuesday night on the DePauw University campus. "Reflections of Newtown: A Greencastle Conversation" is set for 7-8:30 p.m. in the ballroom of the DePauw Union Building at Hanna and Locust streets...
Rotary 12-12-12 celebration benefits charities (12/17/12)
The Greencastle Rotary Club celebrated 12-12-12, a once-in-a-century date, by asking its club members to give to local charities. The club originally wanted to have 12 club members each give $101.01 for a total gift of $1,212.12 to equally split between 12 charities. However, 16 generous Rotarians stepped forward to give a total amount of $1,616.16 to 16 different charities...
Downtown Deli survives with new ownership and new name (12/17/12)
Like Mark Twain and Paul McCartney before it, rumors of the death of the Downtown Deli have been greatly exaggerated. The cozy, little restaurant at the corner of Washington and Indiana streets (officially 2 W. Washington St. on the corner of the courthouse square) in Greencastle has been sold by Lynda Dunbar, who started it around the corner as Treasures in the Cellar in 2005...
Council authorizes bond issuance for Edgelea subdivision (12/17/12)
The Putnam County Council formally passed a resolution last week authorizing the issuance of bonds for the upcoming repaving project in Edgelea subdivision. The project, which will repave the entire neighborhood with the homeowners paying 75 percent of the cost, has already been given the go-ahead by the Putnam County Commissioners, with the council tentatively agreeing...
Bargain sale set, GHA offices on market to help retire debt (12/17/12)
There's true irony to the homelessness situation as it has evolved in Greencastle the last couple of years. And now, faced with retiring a debt of $170,2000 owed to the federal government for a loan through HUD, the Greencastle Housing Authority could find itself homeless...
The Giving Tree (12/17/12)
Aiding nearly 250 less-fortunate local families with Christmas presents for youngsters this holiday season, the annual Giving Tree project distributed gifts Saturday morning at the Greencastle Housing Authority office.
Rollerskating on tap for Saturday at Russellville Community Center (12/17/12)
RUSSELLVILLE -- On Saturday, Dec. 22 from 2-5 p.m. rollerskating will be available at the Russellville Community Center. The cost to skate is $3 per person. Santa will be present and concessions will be available to purchase. Everyone is invited to enjoy the Christmas holiday at the Russellville Community Center, see Santa, eat goodies and enjoy fun and fellowship with others...
Treated Like Royalty (12/17/12)
Offering pet grooming and boarding from its location at 11 W. Walnut St., Greencastle, K-9 Kastle opened its door recently. Owner Becky Kerr is a certified pet groomer and graduate of Animal Arts Academy. Kerr already owns a business in Rockville but said she saw the need for a professional pet groomer in the Greencastle area. ...
Wilson Cattle Co. exhibits Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus, Chianina bulls at NAILE ACA Open Show (12/17/12)
Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull, WCC Tephlon Don 411X 1CA, at the 2012 NAILE ACA Open Show Nov. 14 in Louisville. The Nov. 3, 2010 son of Four Roses Destination 15T 2CA was also the Chiangus Senior Yearling Champion in the Open Show. He is co-owned with Soapstone Farms, Olney, Ill...
Humphrey's earns Dixie Chopper's top dealer award (12/17/12)
Humphrey's Outdoor Power from Greencastle was recognized for its sales performance during the 2013 Dixie Chopper National Sales Meeting this fall. Humphrey's received the top honor, the Dixie Chopper Platinum Award, for its 2012 sales performance. Hundreds of dealers representing Dixie Chopper, maker of the world's fastest lawn mower, flocked to Indianapolis to watch the unveiling of the 2013 product line and preview upcoming incentive programs...
Healthy holiday gift ideas (12/17/12)
For those who are not yet through with all of their holiday shopping, here are a few gift idea suggestions for those we love and want to stay healthy. With nearly two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, and more than half that don't get enough physical activity, you might consider choosing gifts that encourage healthy eating and being more active. ...
Hansen repeats as 4-H senior entomology contest champion (12/17/12)
The Putnam County 4-H Career Development Event team from Greencastle fared well in the State 4-H/FFA Entomology Contest on Dec. 8 at Purdue University. Team members are: Amanda Beals, Gayle Baugh, Luke Norris, Kelly Hansen and Beth Ann Hansen all from Greencastle. Gayle Hansen of Greencastle coaches the local team...
Hoosier Holidays (12/17/12)
Talented singers and musicians like Him and Her (Tosh and Joel Everson of Greencastle) performed songs of the season Friday night during the "Hoosier Holidays" musical fundraiser at the Inn at DePauw. The concert, featuring five other acts, including organizers Bobbie Lancaster and Tim Grimm, raised funds for the homeless...
Clovers lose track of Tri-West (12/17/12)
LIZTON -- The Saturday night luck ran out for the Cloverdale boys' basketball team against Tri-West this week. The Clovers entered the game with a 2-0 Saturday-night record, but lost to the Bruins 74-35. CHS coach Pat Rady was short on words following the loss...
Host Tiger Cubs win holiday invite (12/17/12)
The Greencastle High School wrestling team followed up a county championship on Thursday with a win at the Greencastle Holiday Tournament on Saturday, completing a strong week for the Tiger Cubs. GHS hosted the event and finished with a 4-0 team record, topping South Vermillion (3-1), Sullivan (2-2), Covington (1-3) and Monrovia (0-4)...
Cougars loses late at Riverton Parke (12/17/12)
MONTEZUMA -- North Putnam's boys' basketball squad came into Saturday night's game at Riverton Parke short-handed in both the literal and metaphorical sense. Senior Jameson Brewer was sidelined with a hand injury that left the Cougars short on front-court size, but not in determination...
Tiger Cubs lose to South Vermillion after game-tying attempt rims out (12/17/12)
CLINTON -- The Greencastle boys' basketball team was defeated by South Vermillion on Saturday, 56-53. It was a close match-up throughout the entire night with the lead changing many times, but a game-tying attempt in the final seconds left the Tiger Cubs short...
Ronald H. 'Ron' Costin (12/17/12)
Ronald H. "Ron" Costin, 40, of Greencastle passed away on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012. He was born on Oct. 8, 1972 in Greencastle to DeWayne A. Costin and Beverly J. Costin. Ron was a graduate of South Putnam High School and was a longtime employee of Lone Star Industries, which is now Buzzi Unicem...
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