Missouri duo injured in I-70 rollover accident
PUTNAMVILLE -- A 23-year-old Missouri man and his passenger were injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident Friday morning on Interstate 70 in southwestern Putnam County, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. The driver and passenger were transported to Terre Haute Regional Hospital with serious injuries that were not, however, believed to be life-threatening...
Traditional Thanksgiving dinners of turkey and all the trimmings are served to some 250 Putnam County residents Thursday, thanks to the efforts of Greencastle Christian Church members and another dozen community volunteers.
Different court experiences for I-70 suspect trio
Three Kentuckians arrested earlier this week after their car was stopped for speeding in Putnam County made Thanksgiving-eve court appearances with differing results. When their eastbound 2003 Pontiac was clocked at 90 mph and stopped four miles west of Cloverdale Tuesday morning, all three Paducah, Ky., suspects -- driver Robert Moss, 33, and two passengers, Ashley Cavitt, 24, and Charles Rodgers, 23 -- were reportedly held on the same charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a synthetic drug and unlawful possession of a syringe(s).. ...
Surveys resemble PCPL plans
Putnam County Public Library Director Grier Carson informed the Library Board recently that while no one attended the three community forums scheduled throughout the county, several patrons did fill out surveys available in the library and online for the strategic plan update...
Santa coming to town on fire truck Dec. 4
Santa Claus will come to town on Friday, Dec. 4 aboard a Greencastle Fire Department Truck, arriving at 4 p.m. Santa will meet and greet kids of all ages from 4-6 p.m. at WynWay Technologies, 122 E. Washington St., just east of the square in Greencastle...
Apparently, scammers gotta scam because they're still at it
Several residents in Greencastle have again complained about unsolicited phone calls from someone claiming to be from the IRS, Greencastle City Police report. Greencastle taxpayers should understand that their initial contact from the IRS will not be a call from out of the blue, but through official correspondence sent through the mail...
Area children can receive free dental care on Dec. 4
Local children, under 12, will have the opportunity to receive free dental services from Dr. John Wadas and his dental team at Dental Care of Greencastle as part of Kids' Free Dentistry Day. Patients will be seen by appointment only on Friday, Dec. 4 between 8 a.m. and noon...
Cloverdale teen sentenced after robbery plea
SPENCER -- An 18-year-old Cloverdale man was sentenced Tuesday for his part in an Owen County home invasion last spring. Coleton James Giberson appeared in the Owen Circuit Court I for a sentencing hearing in front of Judge Lori Thatcher-Quillen on a charge of robbery, a level 5 felony...
Weekly DePauw School of Music Events
DePauw School of Music Events Week of Nov. 30--Dec. 6 String and Mixed Chamber Ensembles, Fall Term Recitals I & II Tuesday, Dec.1 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. Music on the Square, 21 N. Indiana St. Not one but two string and mixed chamber music recitals will be presented at Music on the Square this week, showcasing a diverse collection of student ensembles. ...
Greencastle Parks Dept. sets gingerbread house contest
What will be designated the most creative entry at this year's Holiday Challenge of Gingerbread Houses Decorations? The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department invites residents to enter the Gingerbread House Decorating from 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at City Hall, 1 N. Locust St...
Traffic stop for 90 mph yields three drug arrests
CLOVERDALE -- Stopping a car for speeding on Interstate 70 in Putnam County Tuesday morning resulted in drug-related arrests of three Kentucky suspects, Indiana State Police at Putnamville reported. Tuesday morning at 10:15, Indiana State Police Trooper Yan Dravigne stopped a blue 2003 Pontiac car for traveling 90 mph in a 70-mph zone of eastbound I-70 near the 37-mile marker, four miles west of Cloverdale...
Putnam at 4.3 jobless rate for October
October looked a lot like September in the state unemployment rankings released this week by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
Despite posting a monthly jobless rate just one-tenth of a percentage point higher than that of the state's 4.2 mark, Putnam County yet again finds itself stuck in the bottom half of Indiana's latest unemployment rankings...
School memorabilia sought as Miller Asbury project opening nears
Did you win a trophy participating for Miller Elementary School in the Greencastle Little Olympics back in days of yore? Does an old Miller School T-shirt still hang in the back of your closet? Got an old school pennant? Class photos? Some pencils or a notebook embossed with "Miller School"?...
Gobin Church Holiday Cookie Sale set Dec. 5
The 24th annual Holiday Cookie Sale at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle is set for 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 5. Customers will don a plastic glove and make their own selections from dozens of trays of colorful homemade cookies. They can choose the kind, number and size of the cookies to put in a decorated container...
Woods Edge opposes transportation facility
The Greencastle Community School Corporation held a preemptive community meeting Monday to discuss with residents of The Woods Edge subdivision the potential impact a nearby transportation facility may have on the east-side neighborhood. Board President Denise Sigworth kicked off the meeting by introducing herself, the board members and the details of the potential $1.9 million purchase...
Just in time for the holidays, Patricia Hoopengarner, Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry Board vice president, wheels in a hand cart loaded with donated food items Tuesday. That, however, was just a small portion of the wealth of food items collected -- some 1,500 in all -- and received Tuesday afternoon at the Food Pantry, located at the Beyond Homeless Shelter, 309 E. Franklin St., Greencastle. The items came from a Putnam County Hospital employee contest donation...
Red Kettle Campaign to kick off this Friday
Bells will be ringing at a pair of local stores beginning with Black Friday shopping and continuing through Christmas Eve. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign kicks off Friday in Greencastle with bell ringers and their requisite red kettles greeting shoppers at the Kroger and Walmart stores...
Thanks to a Putnam County Hospital employee contest in which the department bringing in the most donations for the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry received a free pizza party, some 1,500 food items were collected and donated to the Food Pantry Tuesday afternoon. ...
Court News for 11-25-15
The following cases were filed in Putnam County courts recently. Criminal Cases Justin L. Burnham, 28, Greencastle, Level 5 felony carrying a handgun without a license, Level 6 felony possession of methamphetamine, Level 6 felony unlawful possession of a syringe, Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana...
Putnam Scanner 11-25-15
County Jail Several people have been booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. At 2:53 p.m. Friday, Timothy Roy Day, 23, Greenwood, was arrested for failure to appear. At 9:47 p.m. on Saturday, Orland Lecile Cyphers III, 33, Mooresville, was lodged at the jail as a habitual traffic violator...
Dec. 5 looking like busy day at Mill Pond
Saturday, Dec. 5 is shaping up to be quite a busy day at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. Mill Pond will host its annual Blitzen Bingo and lunch on Saturday, Dec. 5 beginning at 10:30 a.m. Mill Pond will be taking canned food donations as part of its Independence for Hunger campaign. All ages are welcome...
Take a 'selfie' Saturday, win $100 in Chamber Bucks
In celebration of Small Business Saturday, the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce hopes to combine in-store shopping with online presence. The Chamber wants to promote the local small business community on Saturday, Nov. 28 -- Small Business Saturday -- which annually is celebrated the day after "Black Friday."...
Therapy Team Ribbon Cutting
Tx: Team, Putnam County Hospital's rehabilitation team, unveiled its services and new surroundings during a recent open house in the rehabilitation department, located just inside the Medical Office Building entrance of the hospital. The open house, which included a Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting, offered visitors a chance to learn about the department's integrated therapy services and to check out the new fitness center which offers state-of-the-art equipment for therapy patients. ...
Russellville to host hometown Christmas vendor fair
RUSSELLVILLE -- The Russellville Community Center will host a hometown Christmas vendor fair from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 28. The event will feature direct sales vendors, crafts, homemade gift items, Amish baked goods and local homemade goodies...
Tri-Kappa Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 5
Tri-Kappa sorority's annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5. The event is set for 8-11 a.m. at Deer Meadow. Breakfast will be served until 10:30 a.m. The cost for Breakfast with Santa and crafts is $5 per person (adult or child)...