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Stories from Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Morning crash injures teens (05/03/06)
Stephen Ogborn may have had his younger sister Brittany's attendance record on his mind as he hurried to get to South Putnam High School before the 8:25 a.m. starting bell Wednesday morning. However, the two never made it to class. Police say 18-year-old Stephen Ogborn was driving westbound on CR 800 South shortly before 8 a.m., when his 1990 Chrysler LeBaron collided with another vehicle, sending the siblings to the hospital. ...
Thomas sees school funds as hot issue (05/03/06)
State Rep. Andy Thomas sees a lot of work ahead for Putnam County in the area of school finances he said Tuesday evening as he watched the election returns on the second floor of the courthouse. "The South Putnam situation has been developing for years," Thomas said of the financial crisis now facing the school system. "I've talked to a lot of concerned parents and teachers."...
Low voter turnout in Putnam primary (05/03/06)
Action at precinct polling places went smoothly Tuesday, county officials say, despite what many agree was a disappointingly low voter turnout. A total of 3,792 voters cast ballots in Putnam County for the May primary election, representing only 16.07 percent of registered voters...
Deck wins primary (05/03/06)
Like a mouse darting in and out of the way of a cat, Roger Deck needed only one surge to stay far enough ahead of his opponent Tuesday. Trailing 78-76 through the reading of their first two precincts, Deck tallied 74 votes to Brad Buchanan's 34 and won three of the last four precincts to earn the Republican nod for Putnam County Council District 2 on Tuesday...
Baird upsets O'Hair for commissioner (05/03/06)
Rivaling headlines about meager voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election was a major upset in the race for county commissioner. Long-time District II representative Dennis O'Hair experienced a painful loss in his bid for a fifth term to newcomer Jim Baird, who swept all but two of the county's 29 voting precincts to end the night more than 800 votes in the lead...
Died May 2, 2006 (05/03/06)
Thelma L. Burkhardt, 86, Greencastle, died Tuesday evening at Asbury Towers. Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle, is assisting with arrangements.
July 9, 1918-May 2, 2006 (05/03/06)
Mary Lou Thompson Skelton, 87, Carmel, died Tuesday morning at Carmel Care Center. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Hugh and Katie (Chamness) Hammond. A 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had retired from Western Electric in 1983. She had attended the Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rockville...