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Stories from Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Spirit of Christmas (12/26/12)
Roachdale Community Church hosted a live Christmas nativity for the holiday. Trisha and Chris Miller pose as Mary and Joseph after the birth of Jesus Christ. While shepherds Cody Whitaker and Jake and Josh Gaddis look on. Viewers of the live nativity are given a message about Christmas and what it means to the Christian faith, as the church choir sings...
Putnam County in blizzard warning area as storm eyed (12/26/12)
Putnam County is under a blizzard warning until 7 p.m. today (Wednesday) as the biggest snowstorm in four years is anticipated to hit central Indiana. The blizzard warning has been issued for the period from 1 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, the National Weather Service has announced...
Heartland gift to enhance parks, City Council decides (12/26/12)
While Heartland Automotive's silver anniversary gift to the City of Greencastle didn't come brightly wrapped in Christmas paper and tied with a red or green bow, it nonetheless is a welcome present for the city's future. Since learning of the six-figure check Heartland planned to donate to the city in celebration of its 25 years as a Greencastle industrial resident, the City Council has been pondering how best to use the $100,000 for the betterment and enjoyment of its citizens...
Food Drive (12/26/12)
Tzouanakis Intermediate School has just completed its annual food drive to benefit the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry. The third, fourth and fifth grade students and teachers brought in 2,310 canned food items. This food donation amount surpassed the school's total from last year. ...
Hoosiers can mark new year with First Day Hike on Jan. 1 (12/26/12)
Indiana residents are invited to usher in the new year with other outdoor lovers at one of the many First Day Hikes offered Jan. 1 at Indiana's state parks and reservoirs. First Day Hikes are a healthy way to start 2013 and a chance to get outside, exercise, enjoy nature and connect with friends...
Mill Pond Health Campus shares holiday 'hope' with those in need (12/26/12)
Mill Pond Health Campus, a provider of senior health and living services, has donated more than $2,600 to the American Red Cross Wabash Valley and 4,000 pounds of food to the Emergency Food Pantry this holiday season. Through hosting several fundraising events, including Dash and Dine, 5K Run for the Red Jingle Run and Mill Pond's Breakfast with Santa, as well as collecting canned food items from the students of Tzouanakis Intermediate School in Greencastle, Mill Pond has been able to give back to the local community and make the holiday season a little brighter for many.. ...
COLUMN: Colts might be wise to follow the Lions' model (12/26/12)
As rookie quarter-back Andrew Luck continues to succeed and the Colts continue to win, it's gotten me thinking: Is this good for the Colts? The team has been phenomenal and inspirational, but is a playoff loss the best way for an inexperienced, recently-terrible team to go through?...
Velma Jean Cosner (12/26/12)
Velma Jean Cosner, 100, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. She was born on Dec. 3, 1912 in Cloverdale to Harrison T. Broadstreet and Nora E. Hutson Broadstreet. Surviving are her daughters, Barbara Jean Little of Greencastle and Peggy Faun Cosner of Greencastle; five grandchildren, Peggi Sue Little-Stuart and husband Bill of Fishers, John Cosner Little and wife Beth of Mt. ...
One golden ring (12/26/12)
For all the things I love about this time of year, I grow irritated by the frequency with which terms like "early Christmas gift" and "miracle" are thrown about in December. With that said, my mother-in-law received an early Christmas gift on Sunday afternoon. She'd probably even describe it as a Christmas miracle...
Efforts of Kristen Scott, SPHS students lauded (12/26/12)
To the Editor: High school students around the Wabash Valley are showing their giving spirit by donating to and making up "Baskets of Cheer" for many elderly clients of Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled. West Vigo High School in West Terre Haute, who is spearheading the effort, has been joined by many other schools and organizations in collecting items such as laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, facial tissues and paper towels along with laundry baskets to make up the "baskets of cheer" for senior citizens who are on a fixed income or who have difficulty acquiring these items.. ...
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