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Stories from Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Thomas withdraws candidacy (07/18/06)
State Rep. Andy Thomas (R-Brazil) has withdrawn his bid for re-election to the District 44 seat in the Indiana House of Representatives. Citing his desire to spend more time with his family and pursue teaching math and criminal justice at Ivy Tech Community College in Greencastle, Thomas bowed out of the race before a noon deadline on Monday...
Board firms up Fair admission, building issues (07/18/06)
With opening day less than a week away, the Putnam County Fair Board has finalized plans for the 2006 Fair by reaffirming walk-in admission rates and settling a building dispute. In an attempt to discourage people from parking at businesses along U.S. ...
Officials ponder bird flu pandemic (07/18/06)
What would happen if a pandemic bird flu made its way into Putnam County? How would local health department, hospital and law enforcement officials respond? Is there a way to stop the illness from spreading once it gets inside county borders? Those were just a few of the questions discussed during a first of its kind bird flu teleconference conducted in Greencastle on Monday...
Bullying, health policies okayed at S. Putnam (07/18/06)
The South Putnam School Board got its first look at South Putnam Jr.-Sr. High School's new policies Monday. The new policies on wellness and bullying presented by Principal Kieth Puckett were created to coincide with the NEOLA versions. Puckett said that as the former school safety administrator bullying is a hot topic for everyone...
Janice Ford (07/18/06)
Janice Ford, 62, Greencastle, died Monday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Aug. 31, 1920-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Sarah C. (Braden) Gerber, 85, Greencastle, died Sunday morning at The Waters of Greencastle. She was the daughter of Clarence Hyde and Bertha C. (Combs) Braden. She was a homemaker. Surviving are four daughters, Lois M. McNeff and husband Ronald, Lewistown, Idaho, Frances L. Sutherlin and husband Jack, Darlington, Alberta I. Phillips, Greencastle, and Sarah E. Hubble and husband Donald, Greencastle; a brother, John E. Braden, Brazil; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren...
Sept. 28, 1913-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Robert M. Wolf, 92, Greencastle, formerly of Clay City, died Sunday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Born in Owen County, he was the son of Henry Peter and Mary Agnes (Mitchell) Wolf. A graduate of Patricks-burg High School, he had resided in Clay and Owen counties, and participated in Rural Youth farming group. ...
March 24, 1925-July 13, 2006 (07/18/06)
Glenn T. Job, 81, Fernandina Beach, Fla., formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday in Florida. Born in St. Joseph, Mich., he was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He attended Michigan State University, was a newspaper reporter and was publication editor for Michigan State University and later DePauw University. He ended his career as director of communications for the American Camping Assoc-iation. He was a member of the Men's Golf Association at the Fernandina Beach Municipal Golf Course...
June 8, 1940-July 16, 2006 (07/18/06)
Linda L. Dunn, 66, Fillmore, died Sunday at Putnam County Hospital. She was the daughter of William and Mae Taylor. A 1958 graduate of Greencastle High School, she was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. She had been a clerk at the Hallmark card shop and was a cook at DePauw University...