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Greencastle Rotary Club holds speech contest for Putnam schools

Six students represented all four county schools in the annual Greencastle Rotary speech contest. More...

PCH offers tips to help patients stay safe

Patient Safety Awareness Week Is March 12-16

In recognition of Patient Safety Awareness Week, PCH offers a number of tips to help patients stay safe and take an active role in their care. More...

Feral cats

A feral cat is a domestic cat that has returned to the wild, or the descendants of such an animal. It is distinguished from a stray cat, which is a pet cat that has been lost or abandoned, while feral cats have never been socialized. More...

4-H summer travel opportunities

Purdue Extension Corner

Oops, I forgot to enroll in 4-H! The enrollment deadline assuring all projects being available was Jan. 15. However, one can still enroll by contacting the Purdue Extension Putnam County office staff.  More...

Protect your spring break

Prepare ahead to prevent insurance-related issues from ruining your vacation

This time of year, college students and younger school-aged kids are counting down the days to spring break. Many families use this time while school is out to enjoy some vacation time between winter and summer. More...

Clovers earn all-conference

The Western Indiana Conference banquet was held recently at Owen Valley High School, where all-conference award selections were honored. More...

Statewide tornado test scheduled for March 20

Severe Weather Preparedness Week, March 18-24

Indiana broadcast stations will participate in a statewide tornado drill on Tuesday, March 20 as a part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week.  The National Weather Service test of the statewide Emergency Alert System (EAS) will be at 10:15 a.m. More...

Clovers’ season ends at Greenfield-Central Regional

Cloverdale defeats Shenandoah Raiders in semi-final, falls to Scecina Crusaders in final

The Cloverdale boys basketball team, under the direction of Head Coach Pat Rady, ended their historic season Saturday evening in the final of the Greenfield-Central Regional.  The Clovers (21-6) fell to the Scecina Crusaders (18-9) in the champi More...

Clothe-A-Child a success

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor,  We would like to give an enormous thank you to the Cloverdale community and beyond for supporting many Cloverdale children through the 2017 Clothe-A-Child campaign.  More...

Hunter Education at Harmony Baptist

The Greencastle Police Department will be hosting a Hunter Education Class at Harmony Baptist Church located at 3125 S. Co. Rd. More...

Shonks receive special Valentine

Scott and Jamie Shonk of Cloverdale are overjoyed to announce the birth of their rainbow baby, Skyler James Shonk. Skyler was born Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at Hendricks Regional Hospital in Danville. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

March 15  Cataract Lake Water Corp. Board will meet at the water office at 7 p.m. For more information, 765-795-3288.  More...

Emotional end to storied CHS season

Senior Jalen Moore and head coach Pat Rady exchanged a lengthy, tear-filled hug as their time together came to a close Saturday evening.   More...

Poland Community Lions Club serves

The 23 members of the Poland Community Lions Club truly take the international organization’s motto of “We Serve” to heart. More...

Hoosier Topics office to close Thursday & Friday

Hoosier Topics office will be closed this week on Thursday, March 15 and Friday, March 16 for training. Please send all classified ads to htopics@ccrtc.com, or use the drop box at our office. More...

Access to care - assessing barriers to mental health care in Putnam County

The recent tragedy in Florida has brought the issue of mental illness, violence and the need for treatment into daily conversations. More...

Garden fair 2018

Garden Fair 2018 will soon be here! Once again, the Putnam County Master Gardener Association is hosting their annual event, welcoming spring and celebrating gardening. More...

Spring has sprung!

March 20 from 4 - 5:30 p.m. More...

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) involves an immune-mediated process in which an abnormal response of the body’s immune system is directed against the central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. More...

AG Hill seeks death sentence for killer of young mother and her child

Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today he is asking the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to reinstate a death sentence in the case of a man who brutally killed a young mother and her 4-year-old daughter.  More...

Cloverdale Elementary kindergarten roundup

Cloverdale Elementary will have our Kindergarten Roundup on April 6. Parents and children can come to CES anytime during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The process will take around 30 minutes.  More...

South Putnam kindergarten orientation

The annual South Putnam Community School Corporation kindergarten orientation for the 2018-2019 school year will be held on April 4 at Fillmore Elementary and April 12 at Central Elementary.  More...

Mystery of the black sacs

Purdue Yard & Garden - In The Grow

Q. I’m concerned about the black sacs shown in this picture that are on a tree in our yard. I’m not sure what type of tree this is, but it is approximately eight years old. The leaves turn purple in the fall instead of any other color. More...

Eastern bluebird

Spring is arriving, despite some chilly snow flurries this week! Birds are singing, frogs are chirping, and salamanders are emerging from underground burrows. Our featured animal this week is the eastern bluebird. More...

BBB cautions seniors of back brace scam

It is not uncommon for telemarketers to target senior citizens by pretending to be representatives of Medicare.  The Better Business Bureau has received reports of older consumers receiving anonymous phone calls and cards from Medicare offering More...

Cloverdale Jazz Band performs at recent ISSMA jazz festival

Recently, the Cloverdale High School Jazz Band performed at the ISSMA Jazz Festival at Terre Haute South Vigo High School.  More...

Church

Greencastle Presbyterian invites all for Christian Seder meal

We invite you to join us on Thursday, March 29 at 6 p.m. as we remember and celebrate God’s saving ways throughout the history of God’s people and as fulfilled in Jesus Christ.  More...

Good Friday meditation time

On Good Friday, March 30, the sanctuary of the Greencastle Presbyterian Church (located at 635 S. CR 100E) will be available for anyone who is interested in spending quiet time thinking about Christ’s sacrifice for us.  More...

Christ in the Passover

Jesus’ Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover. More...

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