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Stories from Saturday, December 22, 2012

Putnam jobless rate slips in November (12/22/12)
Two months after working its way into basically the top third of the state's unemployment rankings, the Putnam County jobless rate suffered a second straight setback Friday as November figures were announced. After posting progressively better figures in August and September, Putnam County has since slumped to an 8.0 jobless rate for November on the heels of a 7.1 percent mark for October...
Brown takes oath of office (12/22/12)
By JARED JERNAGAN Assistant Editor The man who describes his career as a death investigator as almost an accident was sworn in as Putnam County coroner on Friday morning. Dave Brown, who has 14 years with the coroner's department, took the oath of office from Judge Charles "Denny" Bridges in the Superior Courtroom and will officially assume his new office on Tuesday, Jan. 1...
In a Giving Mood (12/22/12)
The Greencastle Middle School and Greencastle High School cheerleaders recently went shopping for the Giving Tree to help benefit children in Putnam County.
Putnam native to be area investigative commander for ISP (12/22/12)
Indiana State Police Supt. Paul Whitesell has announced the promotion of 1st Sgt. Robert Priest to the rank of lieutenant to serve as the Area Investigative Commander (AIC) for Southwest Indiana. A native of Putnam County, Lt. Priest is a 1991 South Putnam High School graduate...
Eagles Assist Senior Center (12/22/12)
The Putnam County Senior Center recently received a grant from Eagles Club 4388.
Bainbridge High School Alumni start scholarship for North Putnam students (12/22/12)
On Thursday, Dec. 20, officers of the Bainbridge High School Alumni Association gathered at the offices of the Putnam County Community Foundation, signing documents to establish a new permanent scholarship endowment for students from the northern townships of Putnam County...
Beck attends commissioners training workshops (12/22/12)
Current Putnam County Commissioner and Putnam County Councilman-elect Gene Beck recently attended the Indiana Association of County Commissioners (IACC) annual conferences. The purpose of the IACC conference is the improve commissioners' service to their constituents through education and training. More than 360 commissioners, auditors, highway engineers and supervisors and other county officials attend the conference...
Area Christmas Services (12/22/12)
The Bainbridge Christian Church will be having its Christmas Service on Sunday, Dec. 23, in the North Putnam High School gymnasium. The service will take a unique approach to celebrating the birth of Christ along with recognizing the spiritual battle that took place at the time of his birth...
Prison ministry delivers cookies, carols to offenders (12/22/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Gospel Echoes team recently distributed gift bags and sang Christmas carols to staff and offenders at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Sixty volunteers arrived at the prison and passed out 3,100 gift bags filled with home baked cookies, an address book and religious tracts to incarcerated individuals and employees...
Spirit of Giving (12/22/12)
The Mill Pond Memory Care Unit recently presented Putnam County Giving Tree and the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police Santa Drop effort with a combined 200 candy cane mice Christmas ornaments made by the Mill Pond residents.
With help from community, PCF promoting worker wellness (12/22/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- With the help of organizations from the community, the Promoting Positive Correction Culture (PPCC) Committee at the Putnamville Correctional Facility (PCF) hosted a health fair to encourage employee heath awareness. "Health wellness benefits both the employee and the agency," PCF Superintendent Stan Knight said. "It reduces absenteeism thereby increasing staff productivity and longevity in the workplace...
DePauw coach Huffman to join Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame (12/22/12)
It's been a good week for DePauw women's basketball coach Kris Huffman. She guided her No. 1 ranked team to a pair of victories over top competition in Puerto Rico, and on Friday it was announced Huffman will be inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame...
O'Hair - 60th Anniversary (12/22/12)
Jim and Virginia O'Hair will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house on Sunday, Dec. 23. The party will take place from 2-4 p.m. at Mill Pond Health Campus. The O'Hairs were married on Dec. 23, 1952. Everyone is welcome to come by to congratulate and wish the couple well...
Hull - 50th Anniversary (12/22/12)
Tom and Jean Hull of Reelsville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 22, 2012, with their family. Tom Hull married Jean Battin on Dec. 22, 1962 at the Brazil Church of the Nazarene with Rev. Frank Canada presiding. The have a son, Gary Ray Hull, and a daughter, Gwen Kallner, as well as two grandchildren. They are also expecting their first great-grandchild...
Putnam Scanner 12-21-12 (12/22/12)
Two property-damage accidents were investigated Thursday by Greencastle City Police officers. -- At 4:11 p.m., a two-car accident was reported at Bloomington and Martinsville streets after the good intentions of one driver accidentally led another into a collision...
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