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November 12, 2010

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Deer Hunting Season

This Saturday, the use of firearms will be allowed in Indiana’s deer hunting season. According to the Department of Natural Resources, Putnam County has the fourth highest deer population in South Central Indiana.

Deer hunting is considered a fun sport, but also entails proper planning. The DNR advises hunters to follow a few simple rules to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Carefully inspect equipment to make sure it is in workable condition, and always wear bright orange hunting gear to ensure you are not mistaken for a deer. Also, check the weather beforehand to avoid storms, let others know where you are going, and never hunt alone.

The DNR also reminds hunters that they must check all collected deer within forty-eight hours at an official check station. The hunting season continues until January 2nd.

Veterans Day In Greencastle

On the eleventh hour, of the eleventh day of the eleventh month dozens of people stood on the south lawn of the Putnam County Court House. Many in the crowd and all of those in the honor guard were veterans turning out for the Veterans Day celebration Thursday. At least four Greencastle Police cars redirected highway Two-thirty-one traffic to make way for the event. The Deputy State Chaplin for the Indiana National Guard Colonel Jim Staggers gave a speech honoring the men and women who have served the United States since Armistice Day was first celebrated on November 11th 1918 as World War One ended.

The Colonel spent much of his twenty minute speech saying that our nation is not a silent one and that a life of service is anything but peaceful. As wreaths were placed before the World War One memorial and the Buzz Bomb those in attendance were reminded that only a percent of Americans served in the military but that the United States military continues to operate bases and conduct operations in 144 countries.

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