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Stories from Friday, June 2, 2006

County's Homeland Security funds aimed at WMD preparedness (06/02/06)
Imagine that dangerous VX nerve agent spills during the destruction of the chemical weapon at the U.S. Army depot in Newport in western Indiana. A southeasterly wind carries the corrosive gas toward Clay County, then into Putnam County. While the idea of hazardous material fallout isn't something most people want to think about, it is something the county officials must plan for, Putnam County Emergency Management Agency Director Kim Hyten said...
Discovering quality of life (06/02/06)
The progressive revitalization of many Midwestern towns and the development of new, planned communities may present competition for Greencastle, but they also inspire ideas. "People have developed higher expectations of their hometown and lifestyle," observed Greg Bennington, President of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce. ...
Foundation's 20th anniversary event features Mutz (06/02/06)
Former Indiana Lt. Gov. John M. Mutz returns to Putnam County on Thursday, June 15, speaking at the 20th annual meeting of the Putnam County Community Foundation. Mutz is currently the Chairman of Lumina Foundation for Education, a $1 billion private charitable foundation dedicated to expanding access to higher education...
MetroNet partnering with H.O.P. (06/02/06)
Cinergy MetroNet announced Thursday its partnership with H.O.P. Technologies, provider of advanced broadband technologies to the Greencastle business community. Through this partnership Cinergy MetroNet will offer a host of advanced business solutions previously unavailable in Greencastle, such as high-speed internet, advanced cable television, hosted IP PBX, and a managed IT solution - all over a state-of-the-art, all fiber optic network...
Local history> (06/02/06)
The bronze image of John William Straughn stands 12-feet tall and weighs nearly 500 pounds. The statue, located on the south side of 15th Street between Araphoe and Curtis streets in Denver, Colo., is larger than life, a fitting tribute for the colorful and flamboyant man with humble beginnings in Putnam County...
Staying ahead of change (06/02/06)
Fifth in a five-part series on the results of the Hometown Greencastle Alliance survey. What will Greencastle look like in 20 years? In 50? Who will live here? Where will they work? Will our traditions and heritage have been preserved? Large and small, rural and urban, east and west, every community in America is stretching to develop the financial and human resources necessary to build strong economic and social foundations. ...
Koosman fairs well at state (06/02/06)
BLOOMINGTON -- Ashley Koosman's first trip to the Indiana High School Athletic Association Track and Field State Finals wasn't exactly how she planned it. Koosman entered the finals jumping second off the line with a seeded height of 5-2. On the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington Friday, Koosman was unable to clear 5-2 on her only three attempts...
Tiger Cubs' season closes (06/02/06)
ELLETTSVILLE -- Pitching has been a constant throughout Greencastle's up-and-down high school baseball season. But the Tiger Cubs didn't have the pitching to stop the Edgewood Mustangs Thursday night. Edgewood (17-9) pounded out three home runs against three Greencastle hurlers in a 12-1, five-inning, 10-run-rule victory over the Tiger Cubs...
Greencastle relay team places ninth at state finals (06/02/06)
BLOOMINGTON -- They went into the final meet of the season seeded 13th, but came out with four medals as the Greencastle High School 400-meter relay team placed ninth at the Indiana High School Girls Track and Field State Finals on Friday. "We were just pushing for good splits," relay runner Megan Clodfelter said following the race Friday on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington. "We were hoping to get in the 48s...
SPHS wins sectional (06/02/06)
CLAYTON -- On Friday, the North Putnam Cougars and the South Putnam Eagles played for the fourth time this season, this time in the championship game of the Class 2A Sectional tournament. In the three previous games played against each other, North Putnam won each time by a total of six runs...
South Putnam blasts Clovers (06/02/06)
CLAYTON -- The South Putnam High School baseball team used a seven-run fourth-inning to blast Cloverdale on Thursday, 13-5, to advance to the finals of the Class 2A Cascade Sectional. The Eagles (12-12) will face North Putnam in the finals today at 7 p.m. Cloverdale finished the season at 15-14...
Tiger Cubs get second at tourney The Greencastle High School golf squad closed out the regular season on Thursday by hosting the Greencastle Invitational at the Windy Hill Country Club (06/02/06)
Tiger Cubs get second at tourney The Greencastle High School golf squad closed out the regular season on Thursday by hosting the Greencastle Invitational at the Windy Hill Country Club. The Tiger Cubs "A" team finished second in the tournament, shooting a 326, while the "B" team had a 349 for fourth place overall...
Cougars slip by Monrovia, advance to sectional finals (06/02/06)
CLAYTON -- Bunting is not an easy task. And bunting under pressure is even more difficult. But on Thursday, the North Putnam High School baseball team turned it into an art form, bunting in five straight at-bats in the fourth inning to notch the only run it needed in a 2-0 win over Monrovia to advance to the finals of the Class 2A Cascade Sectional...
May 23, 1944-June 2, 2006 (06/02/06)
Wanda Jean (Libka) Poynter, 62, Greencastle, died Friday morning at her residence. Born in Bainbridge, she was the daughter of Halden K. and Ruby Ludell (Eggers) Libka. A 1962 graduate of North Salem High School, she had been a custodian with Greencastle Community Schools from 1974-88. She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and had served as a Sunday School teacher...
Wanda J. Poynter (06/02/06)
Wanda J. Poynter, 62, Greencastle, died Friday morning at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Dec. 20, 1942-May 31, 2006 (06/02/06)
Darlene Cook, 63, Greencastle, died Wednesday at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charles Noble and Julia Pauline (Bennett) Grimes. A homemaker, she had also worked at Respite Care, and had volunteered at the Greencastle school library...
Oct. 4, 1940-May 28, 2006 (06/02/06)
Nelson Eddie Robinson, 65, Roachdale, died Sunday at his residence. Born in Danville, he was the son of Denver and Della (Malicoat) Robinson. He had been a dockworker for Carter and Co. for 30 years. He married Janet Lavonne Webb on Jan. 27, 1990 at Roachdale. She survives...