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Stories from Monday, January 7, 2013

Local departments respond to large Tippecanoe Co. fire (01/07/13)
CLARKS HILL -- Three Putnam County fire departments were among the more than two dozen responding to a large blaze in a small Tippecanoe County town late Saturday night. A Tippecanoe County sheriff's dispatcher said Sunday that crews remained on the scene of a fire at the Industrial Pallet Corp. in tiny Clarks Hill, about 15 miles southeast of Lafayette...
Indiana Fair Hall of Fame tabs Putnam County's Pat Sheldon (01/07/13)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Dozens of acts were performing, trying to catch the eye of fair officials from all over the state at this past weekend's Indiana Association of Fairs, Festivals, Events (INAFFE) 93rd annual convention in Indianapolis. The Hall of Fame awards given at the convention are not intended for the musical talents. ...
Chamber's annual dinner set for Jan. 26 at DePauw facility (01/07/13)
The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual dinner for Saturday, Jan. 26 at the DePauw University Indoor Tennis and Track Facility. The evening will begin with a social hour, which is sponsored by Duke Energy, from 6-7 p.m. Drinks, appetizers and bidding on silent auction items will take place during the social hour. The silent auction is sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College...
Archery/Whitetail Deer Expo at Cloverdale to feature unique 3-D pop-up challenge (01/07/13)
CLOVERDALE -- Winter Time Blues getting you down? Hunting season over? You can lose that cabin fever by visiting the inaugural Midwest Archery and Whitetail Deer Expo this Friday through Sunday, Jan. 11-13 in Cloverdale. Times for the expo are 5-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday...
Girl Scout cookie sales under way locally through Jan. 27 (01/07/13)
It's that time of year again, time for Girl Scout cookie sales, which began on Sunday and will continue through Jan. 27. Putnam County Girl Scouts have eight varieties of cookies to choose from: Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Thank-U Berry Munch, Savannah Smiles and Dulce De Leche...
Greencastle Christmas tree pickup under way (01/07/13)
The City of Greencastle Department of Public Works is conducting its annual Christmas tree pickup, which began today and will continue through Jan. 18. Residents within the city limits are advised to put their live Christmas trees only (no tree stands or decorations) between the curb and sidewalk. Those with no curb or sidewalk along their property are asked to put trees out near the street, but not in it...
Open house and chili dinner set at Area 30 Career Center Jan. 14 (01/07/13)
Area 30 Career Center will have an open house and chili dinner on Monday, Jan. 14 at Area 30 facilities, located at 1 N. Calbert Way, Greencastle. The open house is scheduled from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with a chili dinner to be served in the cafeteria from 4:30-6:30 p.m...
Putnam County CERT seeking local volunteers (01/07/13)
The Putnam County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), endorsed by the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency, is currently seeking individuals interested in serving their community while receiving valuable training, both in general and specific tactical response skills sets...
Bulb forcing and terrariums at McCloud (01/07/13)
Winter scenery got you down? Come to the Nature Center at McCloud Park on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. for a free program including two projects to make your home bright and cheery. Build a terrific open or enclosed terrarium to brighten up your living space, and plant a spring flowering bulb to bloom indoors. Bring a smallflowerpot for forcing bulbs, and your own terrarium container and the naturalists will provide plants, soils and instruction to help you create a indoor garden...
Take Home Literacy (01/07/13)
Cloverdale Elementary kindergarten teacher Tara Baugh (left) shows student Bailey Sutherlin and her mother Jenny how to use the "Take Home Literacy Bags" for which Baugh recently received a grant from the Putnam County Community Foundation. The grant allows Baugh to provide "Take Home Literacy Bags" for her kindergarten classroom. ...
Walking Wednesdays (and Fridays!) starting soon (01/07/13)
Just in time for your New Year's resolutions, Putnam County Health Coalition and the Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring an indoor walking program that is free and open to all. Who knows what kind of weather we will experience this year. But whether it is mild like last year, or cold and snowy like we've had the last few weeks, there is no excuse not to be active when nearly anyone can put one foot in front of the other...
Hickory Creek hires John Sword as administrator (01/07/13)
Hickory Creek at Sunset, a nursing home at 1109 S. Indiana St., Greencastle, has hired John Sword, HFA, RN, RAC-CT, as its new administrator. Sword has experience working in long-term care going back more than 45 years. "I have been in long-term care since my first days working in a nursing home in the dietary department in 1966," Sword said. ...
DePauw Chamber Orchestra gives bon voyage concert before touring England (01/07/13)
Performances by the DePauw University School of Music resume this week with an offering by the DePauw Chamber Symphony on Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. -- the eve of the ensemble's Jan. 10--18 Winter Term tour to England. Orcenith Smith, founder and conductor of the Chamber Symphony since 1974, will lead a series of five concerts that begin Wednesday night at the Green Center for the Performing Arts, then fly Thursday morning with the ensemble to England for two concerts in London, and one each in Oxford and Bath, with stops at Stonehenge and Stratford-upon-Avon along the way.. ...
Tiger Cubs lose lead, game to Vikings (01/07/13)
Little by little, the Greencastle boys are learning what it takes to win a basketball game. Three Tiger Cubs scored in double figures on Saturday and they led the visiting West Vigo Vikings for two quarters. But West Vigo scored 43 points the second half for a 65-56 victory at McAnally Center...
Complete results from the 2013 West Central Conference girls' and boys' swimming and diving meet (01/07/13)
At DePauw 2013 West Central Conference Swim Meet Girls - Final 1, Greencastle 377. 2, Cascade 374. 3, South Putnam 237. 4, North Putnam 120. Boys - Final 1, Greencastle 349. 2, North Putnam 284. 3, South Putnam 255. 4. Cascade 220. Event results Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay: 1, GHS 'A' (Meyer, Mallary 14, Wheeler, Emily 17, Brush, Libby 14, Smith, Amelia 14), 2:00.41. ...
Tiger Cub girls slip past Cascade for 2013 conference swim title (01/07/13)
Kaelynn Cox swam the final leg for the Greencastle girls' swimming team in the final event on Saturday, staving off her competitors to get a win and secure the 2013 West Central Conference title for the Tiger Cubs. Libby Brush, Rosio Gomez, Corrie Romer and Cox entered the event knowing it would determine for than just the fastest 400 freestyle relay team...
GHS boys take WCC swimming crown (01/07/13)
The Greencastle boys' swimming and diving team came to play on Saturday, winning the 2013 West Central Conference swim meet by 65 points. The Tiger Cubs won eight total events, including the bookend relays, en route a 349 points. North Putnam had three wins and finished second with 284 points. South Putnam (255) and Cascade (220) rounded out the field...
North Putnam boys' top Falcons (01/07/13)
ROACHDALE -- It wasn't their prettiest game -- there were no highlight-reel backdoor cuts or electric blocked shots -- but the North Putnam boys' basketball team did everything it needed to on Friday to get a home win over North Vermillion, 51-44. The Cougars had a 38-29 rebounding advan tage and turned the ball over just 11 times...
Sloppy second half dooms Eagles in loss to Edgewood (01/07/13)
For one half of basketball Saturday night, South Putnam and Edgewood looked more like heavyweight prizefighters rather than basketball players. Both boys' squads landed big hits with baskets and some physical play that saw the Eagles leading the host Mustangs 24-23 at halftime...
Cougars keep rolling, beat Eminence (01/07/13)
North Putnam's girls' basketball team is officially on a roll. The Cougars picked up their third straight win Saturday afternoon as they traveled to and defeated Eminence 46-19. The visitors quickly established themselves against the Eels within the opening quarter and never looked back as the hosts found offense tough to come by...
Greencastle places eighth at the Athenian Invitational (01/07/13)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- On Saturday the Greencastle wrestling team competed in the Athenian Invitational. The Tiger Cubs finished eighth in the meet, sending just one person to the championship round. Senior Carter Lewis was defeated by Crawfordsville sophomore Robert Manns in the final...
Scanner for Jan. 7, 2013 (01/07/13)
City Fire The Greencastle Fire Department responded to several recent dispatches. On Friday, Jan. 4 at 12:40 p.m. firefighters responded to an alarm at 109 E. Hanna St., Building 1. No problem was found and crews cleared the scene at 12:49 p.m. At 5:18 p.m. personnel assisted with a motor vehicle accident at Zinc Mill Road and State Road 240. They cleared the scene at 5:37 p.m...
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