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Stories from Thursday, December 27, 2012

Snowfall brings blizzard of business to grocery stores (12/27/12)
Just mention winter storm, and the gut reaction of most Hoosiers is to head straight for the grocery store. Under threat of ice and snow and wind and cold, it seems the longstanding recipe for making it through a winter storm involves milk, eggs, bread and bacon...
Travel advisory reduced to level 3 (12/27/12)
As activities return to normal the day after a winter storm dropped several inches of snow on the area, the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency reduced the restrictions on travel in the county. Emergency Management director Tom Helmer announced Thursday morning the county's status has changed to a level 3 restriction...
Winter storm leaves few accidents in wake (12/27/12)
Timing may just have been everything in the case of the "Blizzard of 2012." A shift in the trajectory of the storm left Putnam County with less snow than projected and much less than some other areas of the state. However, a relative dearth of slideoffs and accidents on Putnam County roads might also be attributed to the storm hitting on Dec. 26...
'Ice melt and snow shovels' order of the day at Headley (12/27/12)
The snowiest day in several years produced predictable purchases and oddities alike Wednesday morning at Headley Hardware in Greencastle. As the snow swirled outside and a pickup truck driver spun his wheels trying to negotiate the gentle grade from the parking lot to Indianapolis Road, customers inside were in search of winter necessities...
Putnam County awarded federal emergency food, shelter funds (12/27/12)
Putnam County has been chosen to receive $5,876 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA; National council of the Churches of Christ in the USA; Jewish Federations of North America, Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide...
Taking Care of Business (12/27/12)
While most of the businesses on the Greencastle Square were closed Wednesday morning, Steve Mason of Mason Jewlers was out shoveling snow in front of his store. In his opinion, "If the mail can run, I can be open too." Mason made sure to brave the storm for his loyal customers, who he feared would be disappointed if he was closed the day after Christmas...
State Sen. Bray encourages students to serve as pages (12/27/12)
State Sen. Rodric Bray (R-Martinsville) invites area middle school and high school students to spend a day at the Indiana Statehouse and serve as Senate pages during the 2013 legislative session, which runs from Jan. 7 to April 29. "During my first session as a state senator, I hope to welcome many young Hoosiers from our area to the Statehouse," Bray said. ...
NPHS events postponed (12/27/12)
The Speedway Classic has been postponed until Saturday, so the North Putnam girls' basketball team will no longer have a game today. The Cougars now face Western Boone at 10:30 a.m., with a consolation game and final to follow at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively...
DePauw to host Saturday's Amy Hasbrook Memorial (12/27/12)
The DePauw University women's basketball team is hosting the Amy Hasbrook Memorial Tournament this weekend. The top-ranked Tigers play Rose-Hulman in the second game on Saturday at 5 p.m. Rockford and Spalding open the tournament at 3 p.m. Sunday's championship game will occur at 5 p.m...
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