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Cloverdale Elementary wrestling champions

The Cloverdale Elementary Wrestling Program recently ended its season. The program hosted 68 wrestlers. These wrestlers were split into four teams. The teams and their placement can be found on page 9 of today’s Hoosier Topics. More...

Auditions this weekend for “Annie” at Putnam County Playhouse

Director Caroline Good will have two sessions of auditions for the Putnam County Playhouse production of Annie. The first session will be Saturday, April 7, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., followed by a second session on Sunday, April 8, from 3 p.m. More...

Wabash Capital celebrates 19 years with Mary Allison Trust

Wabash Capital celebrates 19 years of being a Trust Patron for the Mary Allison Children’s Trust at the $500 level. More...

New Medicare cards will be sent to recipients

Will go a long way toward protecting your identity

Medicare has long been a lucrative target for fraudsters. In fact, Medicare fraud costs taxpayers tens of billions of dollars each year. More...

April is Occupational Therapy Month

In honor of Occupational Therapy Month, Putnam County Hospital would like to inform the community on what Occupational Therapy can do for them!  What is Occupational Therapy?  More...

Health Department warns of synthetic marijuana dangers

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is warning Hoosiers about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, spice, OMG, Scooby Snacks, AK-47 or other names, after reports this month that individuals in Illinois and Indi More...

DOR warns of ‘IRS Dirty Dozen’ tax scams

The Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) is partnering with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to share the top tax filing season concerns referred to as the “IRS Dirty Dozen” tax scams for 2018.  More...

Book signing with author Chris White

Putnam County Public Library is happy to welcome author Chris White to the library on April 19 at 7 p.m. More...

Cloverdale Elementary wrestling wraps up season

On Friday, March 16 the Cloverdale Elementary Wrestling Program wrapped up another successful season, naming 17 wrestlers as champions of their weight class and one team as the Team Champion.  More...

Cunot Food Pantry open

The Cunot Food Pantry is open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call 765-795-3461   More...

Streamlined degrees save Hoosiers

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education revealed today that a state policy aimed at streamlining college degree requirements and increasing on-time graduation is saving Hoosier students an estimated $35 million per year in tuition expenses. More...

Kindergarten Roundup dates set for GCSC

Kindergarten Roundup dates have been set for students entering kindergarten in the Greencastle Community School Corporation for the 2018-19 school year. Ridpath roundup will take place Tuesday, April 10 from noon to 7 p.m. More...

Holcomb, Azar announce approval to continue and enhance HIP

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb joined U.S. More...

Host a foreign exchange student

World Heritage Student Exchange Programs is now looking for American families to host high school students from Asia.  These personable and academically select exchange students speak English, are bright, curious, and eager to learn about this c More...

GMS life skills quilt auction

The Greencastle Middle School Life Skills class is starting the first of two auctions for two different twin quilts this year. Fifty percent of the proceeds will be going to a charity. More...

Cunot Food Pantry article correction

In a previous report on the Cunot Food Pantry and Community Center, the Hoosier Topics incorrectly reported that the pantry once served 100 families a day prior to incorrect rumors of closure causing their numbers to drop. More...

Calendar

Community Calendar

April 5  Bible studies, Center for Women’s Ministries, 404 N. Main St., Cloverdale, 12:30-3 p.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. Call 765-795-6774 for more information or free peer counseling.  April 3  More...

Past Presidents Club annual garage sale

The public is invited to kick off the garage sale season at the Putnam County Extension Homemakers Past President Club annual garage sale. The sale is set for Saturday, April 7 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Senior citizen prom at CHS

The Cloverdale High School student council is hosting its annual Senior citizen prom on Saturday, April 7 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the CHS cafetorium. This year’s theme is “Happy Days” celebrating the 1950s. More...

Colorectal cancer is second leading cancer killer

Purdue Extension Corner

The American Cancer Society (2017) reports colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States. They also report one in twenty-two men, and one in twenty-four women will have a diagnoses of colorectal cancer within their life. More...

Why bobcats are important

All animals have an important part in the food chain. Bobcats keep the wild rodent population to a manageable level. Without them, the mice population would eat all the bird eggs, leaving us with no birds. More...

Holcomb outlines school safety goals, requests in letter to legislative leaders

Governor Eric Holcomb has asked Indiana lawmakers to authorize $5 million more for school safety spending before they adjourn for the 2018 legislative session. More...

Senior citizen Reader’s Theater

Are you a senior citizen who is interested in doing theater but don’t have time for endless rehearsals or to memorize your lines? Then, Senior Citizen Reader’s Theater might be for you!  More...

Where have all the flowers gone?

Purdue Yard & Garden News

Winter 2017-18 was pretty harsh compared to most years. Much of central and northern Indiana experienced 13 or more days well below zero, while southern Indiana had four to five days just a few degrees below zero. More...

Mary Allison Trust thanks Humphreys for support

President Jim Jackson thanks Brian Humphreys of Humphreys Outdoor Power with a handshake for their continued support of the Mary Allison Children’s Trust. Humphreys is a Trust Patron at the $500 level. More...

Sleep needed...

Make sleep a priority for better health

Who isn’t aware of sleep and the fact that we need it? Well, probably no one! But you might be surprised at how important sleep is for us and how much difference it can make in our lives – both young and old. More...

Free April computer classes

Putnam County Public Library will be offering two computer classes in April. The computer classes being offered are lecture classes instead of their usual hands-on classes and are designed to introduce patrons to the internet. More...

Purdue Yard & Garden Calendar

HOME (Indoor plants and activities) Begin fertilizing houseplants as new growth appears. Remove spent leaves and flowers to improve appearance and encourage more blooms. Start garden seeds indoors for transplanting outdoors later in spring. More...

CES kindergarten roundup

Cloverdale Elementary will have their 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...

Successful food drive benefits Cunot Community Food Pantry

Cloverdale United Methodist Church conducted a food drive during the months of January and February this year. Over 1200 food and household items were gathered. More...

Nichols to celebrate 65th anniversary

Johnny Nichols and Ellie (Brown) Nichols, of Cunot, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on April 6.  Johnny and Ellie met at the Riverside Skating Rink in Indianapolis in 1952. They continued to skate there for 15 years.  More...

Dodge ball fundraiser April 7 to benefit mental health programs

These spirited members of Mental Health America of Putnam County hold the dodgeballs to be used in MHAoPC’s upcoming “Don’t Dodge the Issues” Dodgeball tournament.  The fundraiser, being held at DePauw University’s More...

Church

Russellville church, community center to host dinner and choir

On Saturday, April 7 at 6 p.m., the Judson University Choir will be returning to the Russellville Community Church along with the Rev. Huntley Brown for an inspiring performance. More...

Obituaries

Arthur L. Denger, 87

Arthur L. Denger, 87, of Spencer, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Born December 11, 1930 to the late Leslie and Gladis Denger.  Art married Norma Jean Haygood and she preceded him in death in 2001.  More...

Pamela Trivett York, 54

Pamela Kay (Frazier) Trivett York, 54, of Cloverdale, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2018 surrounded by family.  She was born November 8, 1963 in Hendricks County, the daughter of Clyde and Mildred “Mickey” Frazier.  She was a lo More...

Harlean Marie Branam, 84

Harlean Marie Branam, 84, of Greencastle, Indiana, passed away at home surrounded by family on March 25, 2018.  She was born October 2, 1933, in Indianapolis, Indiana, the daughter of Harley and Eslie (Fowler) Jines.  Harlean married James More...

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