Attempted murder added to Inman's charges
Already charged with six felonies and a misdemeanor following a June incident that ended in a police standoff, a Bainbridge man now faces an attempted murder charge. Donald L. Inman, 50, was in Putnam Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon. Judge Denny Bridges advised Inman he could face 20-50 years and a fine of up to $50,000 for the Class A felony alone...
Up on the Roof
Construction workers prepare McAnally Center at Greencastle High School for re-roofing. Texas-based Brazos Urethane Inc. installed the new roof on the two domes that cover the gymnasium and the auditorium and swimming pool, as well as the areas connecting the two. The $945,000 project includes a 20-year warranty that includes annual inspections and repairs of cracks or other issues.
Extension Office, PCH set luncheon to kick off walking program
The Purdue Extension Office of Putnam County and Putnam County Hospital invite all women between the ages of 40-78 to their Women Walk Luncheon. The luncheon is scheduled for noon Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the Putnam County Hospital classrooms, located on the third floor of the hospital. It includes a complimentary lunch, as well as pertinent information about the Women Walk Putnam County Initiative...
Good things are happening now in Cloverdale
CLOVERDALE -- Over the past year, the Cloverdale Town Council has made it a priority to work toward really improving the Town of Cloverdale as a whole. Months of hard work appear to be paying off as the was recently awarded a stormwater grant, lowered residents waste water rates, purchased a new K-9 unit and much more...
PCPL joins community bike effort
After months of planning, the Putnam County Public Library has officially partnered with DePauw University to bring the university's Community Bike Program to library patrons. It was decided that the library would begin the program with just three bicycles, which are available for rental for those 18 and older. However, if the program were to do well, PCPL hopes to have more in the future...
MacDaddys poised to play for First Friday downtown
August is arriving this Friday and with it will come First Friday on the Putnam County Courthouse Square. Greencastle businesses will continue special First Friday activities on the square, including an appearance by musical guests The MacDaddys from 7-9 p.m. on the north side of the courthouse...
Movie night rescheduled at Greencastle Aquatic Center
Due to the cool weather this past Monday evening, movie night at the Greencastle Aquatic Center has been rescheduled for Thursday, July 31 at 9 p.m. The movie will be a DreamWorks animated adventure that depicts our favorite sailor of legend framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace, and he must travel to her realm at the end of the world to retrieve it and save the life of his childhood friend Prince Proteus...
Indiana Conservation Officers probe death at Cataract Falls
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a 67-year-old Ohio man that occurred Sunday afternoon at Cataract Falls State Recreation Area, south of Cloverdale. Indiana Conservation Officers advise that Paul Domonic DiBlasi, of Galloway, Ohio, died as a result of his injuries in the accident that was reported at 4:10 p.m...
Stellar Indiana Street asphalt work slated for Aug. 11-12
The Putnam County Fair is over for another year. Summer vacation is coming to an end. And there's a light at the end of the tunnel for the South Indiana Street rehabilitation project as well. A project that began with an initial street closing back in mid-April is now expected to see a mid-August end, according to the latest information from the general contractor, Mayor Sue Murray told the Greencastle Redevelopment Commission at its July meeting...
Final ParkFest to feature trio of young acts Tuesday
The last official ParkFest of 2014 is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29 at the Bob Flanigan Bandshell at Robe-Anne Park in Greencastle. Tuesday will be teen night, featuring a trio of young artists -- Carly Rhine, Haley Jonay and The October Scene...
Greencastle Christian Church to host back-to-school giveaway Saturday
Greencastle Christian Church is hosting a back-to-school giveaway to help Putnam County residents needing help with the sometimes overwhelming costs of getting kids ready to return to school. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2 at the church, 620 Primrose Lane...
Horse Pull Fun
Hundreds showed up on Tuesday evening to watch one of biggest attractions at the Putnam County Fair, the horse pull competition. Winning the 2013 Horse Pull was the Joe Edwards team, which included horses Rock and Sam at a combined weight of 5,100 pounds...
Garden winner Hansen earns award from Green Leaf, 4-H
Green Leaf Inc., an Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products, and Indiana 4-H Youth Development have named Kelly Hansen of Greencastle as Putnam County's Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner. During the Putnam County 2014 fair Hansen was named the 4-H Garden grand champion, and in addition was recognized by the fair as the Top Green Leaf 4-H Garden Award Winner, a new award presented this year...
Barrier Windows relocates to north end of Greencastle
Barrier Windows has relocated to the north end of Greencastle at 1133 N. Jackson St. (the Classic Flooring building). The move has expanded the showroom with many full-size windows, doors and patio door displays. Owners Neil and Kelley Masten offer a family-owned company that specializes in high-performance, energy-efficient replacement products, Barrier Windows' triple-pane windows and composite entry doors cannot be found in big-box stores...
It's not over til the pretty baby sings
Although the rides had been carted off, the food vendors shut down and the auction held, the fair was anything but over Saturday afternoon for the final event of the 2014 Putnam County Fair: the annual Pretty Baby Contest. Babies from all across the county put on their finest wardrobes to strut, or try to strut, their stuff to an adoring crowd...
Livestock auction raises $20,000 for Riley Sutherlin Fund
The program to the 2014 Putnam County 4-H Livestock Auction bore a picture of a smiling young man in a baseball cap, kneeling next to a white hog. Below it was the simplest of captions: "Riley Sutherlin." No further explanation was given. None was needed. Any bidders who walked in unaware of Sutherlin's tragic story certainly walked out with a better idea of the young man that he was...
Last sale of the night worth the wait
Swine exhibitor Hunter Young found himself in an unenviable position Friday night. Not only did cruel alphabetical order place him 119th among those selling hogs at the 4-H Livestock Auction, but swine also sold after all other livestock this year. That meant the Poland teen was the 260th of 260 exhibitors to sell. After nearly six hours and more than $200,000 already spent, the young man could have been forgiven if he was less than enthused at the prospects of a high selling price...
Lauren Johnston takes Supreme Showmanship
The focus and intensity of Lauren Johnston's gaze throughout the Supreme Showmanship competition Thursday night at the Putnam County Fair was unmistakable, as was her joy when she was named the 2014 Supreme Showmanship winner. After a few tears and a lot of hugs, Johnston had big plans for her celebration...
Rockville driver, 44, dies after truck struck by distracted driver
LYFORD -- A 44-year-old Rockville man died Friday evening from injuries sustained when his vehicle was struck head-on earlier in the day by a distracted driver on U.S. 41, just north of State Road 163. Steven Bundy was pronounced dead at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, after being airlifted there from Union Hospital of Clinton with internal injuries and multiple suspected fractures...
Quaint quilt top offers both history and mystery at fair
The Putnam County Fair may be coming to an end, but the mystery of the quaint quilt persists. On display in the Community Building at the local fairgrounds has been an embroidered quilt top, rather plain looking to the naked eye to be truthful. The beauty is that its panels -- four wide and five deep and apparently made of separate sections of sugar sack material, longtime local resident Edith Fry noted --- are steeped in history as well as mystery...
Tharp among 15 to be honored by White House and USDA
A second-generation Putnam County farmer is one of 15 "Champions of Change" headed to Washington, D.C., Monday and Tuesday. The White House and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will honor Beth Legan Tharp and 14 other young farmer Champions of Change, leaders from across the country who are doing extraordinary things to build the bridge to the next generation of farming and ranching...
The Kiwanis Club of Greencastle welcomed Sharon Pitcock, executive director of the Putnam County Senior Center, to its July 24 meeting. Pitcock, flanked by club president Justin Long (right) and program chairman Pat Aikman, shared how the Senior Center's budget clothing, convalescent equipment, modified exercise classes, health screenings and Friday meals have helped residents of the Putnam County community. Kiwanis is an international service organization that focuses on the needs of communities and children. The local club meets at noon each Thursday at the Inn at DePauw. Everyone is welcome to attend a meeting to learn more.
Dr. Perry Wainman recently celebrated with his family, staff and members of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce as his practice moved back into its old 125 E. Washington St. home. The practice had been displaced since a May 17, 2013 fire that damaged much of the downtown Greencastle block. Representing the practice were Lisa Wood, Rose Wainman, Sean Garner, Janet Hopson, Dr. Wainman, Twyla Beaty, Jayne Bray, Michelle Thornburg, Becky Criss and Amy Chew.
Hopkins and Miller to perform with John Wood Combo at VFW Aug. 1
The John Wood Combo with Robin Hopkins, Kathleen Miller and Bill James will perform at Greencastle VFW Post 1550, 819 S. Jackson St., from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1. A country-style barbecue rib dinner will be served from 5-7 p.m. for $7. The public is invited to attend...
VBS at Antioch Baptist Church
Antioch Baptist Church will be hosting Cross Canyon Trail VBS July 28-Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m. VBS is free for ages 3-16. An award ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 3 for the VBS children and their families with a VBS carnival immediately following the service...