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Stories from Friday, May 19, 2006

Golf outing to assist Children's Trust Fund (05/19/06)
All golfers are invited to take part in the second Mary Allison Children's Trust golf outing on Wednesday, July 19, at the Old Hickory Golf Course. The event is being sponsored by Dixie Chopper, Tri-County Bank and Trust and Wabash Capital Investment...
Legislator talks taxes at South Putnam (05/19/06)
While some long-term solutions may be in the works for the financial woes at South Putnam Community School Corporation, state Rep. Andy Thomas (R-Brazil) says the best solution for now may be just to suffer through some tough monetary decisions. Thomas told the 150-plus member crowd at the May South Putnam Bchool Board meeting, that the 28 percent property tax hike felt in some areas of the school corporation was substantially higher than the statewide average of a two percent decrease in property taxes.. ...
Cloverdale Board interviews 8 for member vacancy (05/19/06)
The Cloverdale Community School Corp. took the first steps Wednesday to replace former board member Barb Petro. The school board conducted a special meeting Wednesday to interview eight candidates for the position, which opened in April, after Petro announced she would be stepping down due to health reasons...
GFD golf scramble set June 11 (05/19/06)
The seventh annual Greencastle Fire Dept. golf scramble has been scheduled for 8 a.m. on June 11 at the Old Hickory Golf Course. Registration for the shotgun start scramble is scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Four-man teams are requested. Cost is $50 per player or $200 per team. Mulligans will be available for $5 each but there is a limit of two per player...
Dittmer honored at Tougaloo College (05/19/06)
John Dittmer, professor emeritus of history at DePauw University, will be awarded an honorary degree by Tougaloo College at its 137th Commencement this Sunday. Dittmer was a professor at Toug-aloo from 1967-79, then taught at Brown University and the Massa-chusetts Institute of Technology before joining the DePauw faculty in 1985...
GCSC Board picks corn as alternative fuel (05/19/06)
There could be more than corn in Greencastle High School's boilers when the next winter comes. The corn-fired boilers approved for purchase by the Greencastle School Board this week are also able to burn wood pellets and cherry pits among the alternative fuels expected to cut natural gas costs incurred by heating the facility...
PCPL Board has fine time with collection (05/19/06)
It may be under the couch cushions. It might be behind the television stand or even under the freezer. The point is, that elusive library book has just got to be somewhere in the house. Despite some patrons best intentions, occasionally Putnam County Public Library books, movies and other materials find themselves suspended in overdue limbo...
Residents urged to post addresses (05/19/06)
If an ambulance had to find your house in an emergency, would the address be clearly marked? In recent months, area police, fire and ambulance personnel have reported difficulty in responding to emergency calls due to lack of visible property addresses at driveways and on structures...
Died May 18, 2006 (05/19/06)
Dorothy L. Toney, 89, Putnam County, died Thursday evening at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colo. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Aug. 18, 1946-May 19, 2006 (05/19/06)
Elizabeth K. Mothershed, 59, Cloverdale, died Friday at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. Born in Tipton County, she was the adopted daughter of Maude Smith. She had been a retail sales clerk, and was a member of Community Baptist Church in Cloverdale and Red Hat Society...
May 10, 1931-May 18, 2006 (05/19/06)
Eva Marie Robertson, 75, Cloverdale, died Thursday at her residence. Born in Cicero, she was the daughter of George T. and Freda LaVaughn (Benefiel) Scott. She had been a computer operator. Surviving are two daughters, Karen Salfrno, Geneva, Ill., and Denise Tuohy, Big Sky, Mont.; a son, Tracey Robertson, Hardin, Mont.; and a brother, Carl T. Scott, Cloverdale; and six grandchildren...