So despite the theory that "no news is good news," we really are on quite the roll with good news here in Greencastle and Putnam County.
For in recent weeks, we're just chocked full of good news stories.
First came the Greencastle Middle School team capturing a state title in the Interdisciplinary category of the Junior Division of the Indiana Academic Super Bowl.
That only served as a warm-up for the varsity as Greencastle High School, which had sent five of its six teams to the Senior Division finals of the Academic Super Bowl, emerged with three championships -- English, Science and Interdisciplinary.
That meant three-peats for English and Interdisciplinary. And seven titles in three years for GHS, which now owns 22 state academic titles overall.
Good news? You betcha.
And the hits just keep on coming.
The community of Greencastle is now a quarterfinalist, one of 50 nationwide, in the America's Best Communities contest ... North Putnam has been named a Four-Star School by the Department of Education ... Putnam County Hospital has opened an acute care after-hours clinic.
Good stuff. Great achievement. Necessary changes.
Putnam County is also home to active, growing chapters in both the 100 Women Who Care and 100 Men Who Care groups, one of few places in the country where such notable citizen engagement is happening. And you can even put a plus sign behind that 100 number for both of them.
Meanwhile, locally, a state trooper became an instant hero for saving an hours-old baby deer from certain tragedy when he plucked it from the median of Interstate 70 after its mother had been killed. Ah, heart and soul. It's all around us.
At the May Greencastle City Council meeting the other night, employment details were made public relative to the Chiyoda plant expansion on the city's East Side, a project revealed at the April Council session. The expansion will mean 200 more jobs at the Chiyoda facility.
Good news any way you look at it.
And then Thursday, Ascena Retail Group let local officials see firsthand the finished product on the major expansion it has been working on since purchasing the F.B. Distro distribution center from Charming Shoppes Inc.
The renovation saved those jobs locally, averting another IBM situation, and cementing Ascena's future here with what has been called "a world-class e-commerce fulfillment center."
That situation specifically, and the run of good fortune in general, certainly wasn't lost on Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray during the day's program.
"There aren't very many mayors of 10,000-population cities who have celebrated the things we have (celebrated) here," she shared with the Asenca audience.
So let the good news roll ...