Nine-year-old Michala Cowley was one of 20 members of the Greencastle Stars 4-H Club that placed flags on veteran's graves Thursday afternoon at Forest Hill Cemetery. Memorial services will be conducted by the Greencastle VFW Post at 10 a.m. on Monday. Also, the Roachdale VFW will conduct memorial services starting at 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Blakesburg Cemetery and continuing to the Bainbridge, New Maysville, North Salem, Barnard, Roachdale and Ladoga cemeteries, and concluding at noon at the Roachdale Public Library. The public is welcome to attend all services.
Several streets around Greencastle are about to get a fresh coat of asphalt.
And yes, everyone's favorite spot to complain about -- Washington Street -- is included on the list.
This week the Greencastle Board of Works approved the bid for Wabash Valley Asphalt to repave several streets this summer at a cost of about $172,000.
The project has been scheduled to begin in mid-June and continue through the end of August.
Street Commissioner Paul Wilson said he hoped the bulk of the project could be completed by the start of school.
The list of streets that will get a makeover this summer include:
West Seminary, from South Indiana to South Jackson Street (one block),
Washington Street, from Bloomington Street to Wood Street,
Fawnview Lane, from Shadowlawn Avenue to Indianapolis Road,
North College Avenue, from East Franklin Street to Shadowlawn Avenue,
South Locust Street, from Seminary Street to the end of North Locust Street.
Wilson said he spoke with Wabash Valley and the company is planning to have Washington Street paved before the Putnam County Fair Parade in July.