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Stories from Monday, December 24, 2012

Indianapolis man arrested for hunting on North Putnam property (12/24/12)
ROACHDALE -- An Indianapolis man was arrested Sunday for hunting rabbits on North Putnam school property. Kim A. England, 56, was arrested by Indiana Conservation Officer Chris Springstun at North Putnam Middle School/High School at 11:30 a.m. Sunday for possessing a firearm on school property...
Dixons' display repeat winner in Chamber decorating contest (12/24/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- The winner of the 2012 "Home for the Holidays" decorating contest is a real traffic stopper again on U.S. 36, west of Bainbridge. For the second straight year, the Paul and Tina Dixon home, 810 E. U.S. 36, has been declared the winner of the home and lawn decorating contest sponsored by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce and the local Walmart store...
Greencastle firefighters help brighten Christmas for three children (12/24/12)
What better way to spread Christmas cheer than to give gifts to others? Especially to those less fortunate families that aren't able to afford the types of Christmas' we might be used to. A Greencastle firefighter's daughter, Lauren Elkins, had this idea after watching a show on TV...
Dreaming of a white Christmas? Maybe the Mayans were, too (12/24/12)
Since the Mayans didn't predict anything past 3:11 a.m. Dec. 21, nobody's quite sure how they felt about a white Christmas for 2012. So whether you want a white Christmas or would just as soon have sunny skies and dry pavement, feel free to go ahead and blame the missing Mayans anyway if you don't get your choice...
PCF donation brightens Christmas for local pupils (12/24/12)
PUTNAMVILLE -- The Putnamville Correctional Facility has made a Christmas bicycle donation to elementary school students, the homeless and indigent families by means of a community organization. The spirit of Christmas was in the air as Correctional Officer Dennis Lovett and offenders assigned to the Shifting Gears bicycle program painstakingly repaired and shined bikes until they glistened in preparation of a holiday deadline set by PCF Superintendent Stanley Knight...
North Putnam Schools look to repair Bainbridge roof (12/24/12)
BAINBRIDGE -- At its monthly meeting Thursday, the North Putnam School Board considered such topics as a new roof for Bainbridge Elementary, new copiers for the schools and the recognition of exiting board members. The board and community members present at the meeting saw and heard about the projected figures and needed construction for Bainbridge Elementary roof...
Album celebrates 175 years of DePauw musical tradition (12/24/12)
As 2012 and DePauw University's 175th anniversary year come to a close, the DePauw School of Music announced the culmination of two important new projects -- creation of a its own recording label, DePauw University Recordings, and the first recording in the new catalog, "Songs of Old DePauw."...
Putnam FOP efforts result in annual Santa Drop assistance (12/24/12)
For the past 16 years, the Putnam County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 92 has delivered toys to needy children in Putnam County in a project known as the "FOP Santa Drop." Every year a few special people decide to "pay it forward" and this year has been no different...
Congratulations, Master Gardeners (12/24/12)
I am proud to announce we have 13 new Master Gardener Volunteers. This fall's class has 13 volunteers who have taken 12 weeks of classes where they learned about soils, plant science, weeds, plant diseases, insects, vegetable gardening, trees, flower gardening, home lawns, animal pests, pesticide safety, composting, flower gardening, home greenhouses and many other subjects...
Tonight's the Night (12/24/12)
Whether Santa Claus knows or not, little Janae Greenlee of Greencastle was taking no chances on her recent visit to see the Jolly Old Man in Red. Her shirt carried the message: "I'm on the nice list" for Santa and everyone else to see. Janae is the three-year-old daughter of Becky and Troy Greenlee of Greencastle.
Care Package (12/24/12)
Many residents know Jim Staggers as pastor of Sherwood Church, Greencastle Police chaplain, VFW chaplain or American Legion member. What some may not know is Staggers can't be with his family this Christmas as he is deployed overseas along with other U.S. service members.
South Putnam wrestlers finish eighth at State Duals (12/24/12)
WESTFIELD -- South Putnam's wrestling squad was among 24 schools invited to the IHSWCA State Duals Saturday in Westfield, with the Eagles placing eighth in the Class A division. The State Duals, created in response to the IHSAA's decision to end the IHSAA Team State Finals, invited eight top schools in each class to participate in a bracket-style tournament...
Cougar cagers lose to Western Boone (12/24/12)
BOONE -- After a cancellation of Friday night's contest with North Montgomery, North Putnam traveled to Western Boone on Saturday night to close out the 2012 portion of the boys' basketball season. After a close three quarters, an early fourth quarter scoring spree by the Stars sent the Cougars into the Christmas break with a 69-54 loss...
Dallas Ray Purvis (12/24/12)
Dallas Ray Purvis, 75, of Roachdale, passed away at Brownsburg Meadows at 8:32 a.m. Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. He was born on Aug. 19, 1937 at Omar, W.Va., to Russell and Dama Sexton Purvis. He was a member of the Roachdale Baptist Church and owned and operated Purvis Markets in Roachdale and Coatesville...
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