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Stories from Friday, May 12, 2006

Area man charged with molesting a child (05/12/06)
A Reelsville man was arrested Wednesday on allegations of sexual battery and child molesting after a combination of efforts involving law enforcement and the Department of Child Protective Services. Benjamin Ray Ortiz, 38, was formerly charged Friday at the Putnam Circuit Court on charges of sexual battery, a class D felony, child molesting, a class C felony...
Testing less gets assessed (05/12/06)
In a brief meeting Wednesday, the Greencastle School Board approved a request to cut back on the number of benchmark assessments administered to students during the school year. In the past, the schools have administered four benchmark assessments per school year. However, the district curriculum committee proposes reducing that number to three...
Clean sweep aim of downtown ordinance (05/12/06)
In an effort to keep downtown Greencastle streets clean, new parking regulations are under consideration to allow street sweeping operations one night per week from March to November. Street Supt. Paul Wilson said the new schedule would restrict parking in an effort to be more efficient and effective with manpower in a tight budget year...
Scott takes oath of council (05/12/06)
A new member of the Roachdale Town Council was sworn into office Tuesday, filling a seat which had been open since February. Barbara Scott now occupies the spot left vacant when Louis McKinney announced his resignation at the Feb. 7 meeting. McKinney cited time conflicts as his reason for leaving the council...
As National Road marks 200th year, treasure-hunting planned (05/12/06)
Conestoga wagons have been replaced by sleek automobiles and a dirt path has been paved and expanded into a four-lane highway, but the history and culture of the Historic National Road is still prominent in Putnam County and across the country. The Historic National Road, or better known in Indiana's U.S. Highway 40, is celebrating its 200th birthday this year. This bicentennial event is being promoted and sponsored by many organizations, including the Indiana National Road Association...
Woman accused of falsifying documents for books, meals (05/12/06)
Police have accused a Roachdale woman of falsifying documents in order to receive more than $2,800 in free textbooks and meals for her four children from North Putnam schools. In Putnam Circuit Court Friday, Cheryl Ann Hibler, 44, Roachdale, entered a not-guilty plea to a class C felony charge of welfare fraud. If convicted, she could face a possible sentence of years 2-8 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines...
Wal-Mart stores present TEachers of the Year Awards (05/12/06)
Both the Wal-Mart Distribution and Wal-Mart Transportation Centers announced their 2006 Putnam County Teachers of the Year on Tuesday. Wal-Mart Distribution awarded Greencastle Middle School math teacher Mike Van Rensselaer with the award, while Wal-Mart Transportation honored South Putnam Junior/Senior High School band director Aaron Wells...
Sept. 25, 1935-May 11, 2006 (05/12/06)
Barbara Anne Clark, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday. She was born in New York and married Robert W. Clark in 1956. He preceded her in death in 1992. She worked at J.C. Penny and as a Claims Deputy for the Putnam County Auditor's Office. She was a member of the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church...
Died May 11, 2006 (05/12/06)
Barbara A. Clark, 70, Greencastle, died Thursday evening at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 8, 1918-May 10, 2006 (05/12/06)
Eva E. Day, 87, Bainbridge, died Wednesday at the Danville Regional Rehabilitation Center. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Herschel and Esther (Feuhrer) Pendergast. She was a graduate of Broad Ripple High School class of 1936 and worked for 42 years with American United Life Insurance in Indianapolis, retiring in 1981. She had also owned and operated the Groveland Texaco and Motel with her husband for several years...