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Stories from Friday, September 15, 2006

Final approval granted for water, sewer increase (09/15/06)
Greencastle residents will notice a change when they go to pay their water and sewer bills next month. Following a decision by the Greencastle City Council Tuesday night, water rates are headed up 47 percent and sewer rates are set to increase by 15 percent...
Council wants residents to clean up their acts ... or at least their property (09/15/06)
Clean up notices and past due accounts were the main topics of conversation for the Roachdale Town Council Tuesday night. Council members Bill Long, Jack Jones, and Barbara Scott read through a list consisting of 18 names and addresses where the property owners were in violation of the town's public nuisance ordinance...
Cloverdale businesses get town permission to operate (09/15/06)
Nearly one month after tabling both, the Cloverdale Plan Commission has voted in favor of granting special exceptions to two aspiring town businesses. Both Trivett's Auto Service, 3283 E. SR 42, and Discount Tire, 1 W. Stardust Rd., received permission from the board to continue doing business in Cloverdale...
Dealing with meth labs focus of waste seminar (09/15/06)
Most homeowners are familiar with going to their front yards and picking up trash left by passing motorists. Similarly, community groups like the Boy Scouts can be seen clearing debris from roadside ditches. Very few of these groups, however, are aware of the danger that can exist in doing these seemingly routine tasks...
Mosquito season not over yet (09/15/06)
With the official end of summer a little more than a week away, most residents have probably stopped worrying about mosquitoes and the West Nile Virus. But health officials are reminding the public that they still need to be on the lookout for virus-bearing mosquitoes, known as Culex mosquitoes...
Town approves lean '07 budget (09/15/06)
To little fanfare Tuesday, the Cloverdale Town Council approved appropriations of its 2007 budget. With two people in the audience Tuesday, the board conducted a special session prior to its regular meeting to further check the proposed budget numbers...
Car fire erupts in downtown lot (09/15/06)
The cause of a car fire at the Old National Bank drive-through in Greencastle was undetermined early Friday. The Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to Old National Bank, 1 N. Indiana St., for a reported car fire in the bank's drive-through...
Area students receive Prevo scholarships (09/15/06)
As it enters its 30th year, a scholarship program established by a Greencastle citizen and DePauw University graduate continues to provide college opportunities for outstanding Putnam County scholars. Sixteen local students -- four each from North Putnam and Greencastle High Schools' Class of 2006 -- as well as eight returning DePauw University undergraduates -- are the recipients of 2006 Edgar A. Prevo Scholarships...
Putnam County Democrats open new party headquarters (09/15/06)
The Putnam County Democratic Party has officially unveiled its new Greencastle party headquarters, which is located one block south of the square at 16 S. Jackson Street in Suite 2A. The party is gearing up for a busy off-year election season, focusing on many important county positions. Democratic Party Chair David Bohmer is encouraging people to participate in the upcoming election...
Heritage Lake gets $18,000 donation for rescue boat (09/15/06)
Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter has donated $18,000 out of the Asset Forfeiture Fund to the Floyd Township Fire Department for a search and rescue boat on Heritage Lake. "The fire department approached me about the huge need for a fire and rescue boat on Heritage Lake," said Bookwalter. "Right now there is no rescue boat on the lake for accidents and drowning."...
Four GHS classroom going high 'tech' (09/15/06)
Students will be putting away the pencil and paper soon in four classrooms at Greencastle High School and instead relying on laptop computers for all of their classwork, research and tests. The school has been selected for a pilot program in English and science paid by the State Department of Education, which will put 30 computers in four classrooms to see how students and teachers handle a totally "tech" class...
Eagles win Putnam County Golf Meet (09/15/06)
BY ASHLEY HARDINStaff Writer The South Putnam High School girls' golf team took home the win at the Putnam County Golf Meet at Clover Meadows on Thursday. The Eagles finished the day with a 207 followed by Cloverdale with a 227 and Greencastle with a 243...
Cloverdale runners get win over Bruins (09/15/06)
Cloverdale's boys' cross country team picked up a dominating victory over Tri-West at home on Thursday. Cloverdale took five of the top six spots in the race, downing the Bruins, 18-36. Craig Blair finished in first place with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds...
N. Putnam falls to Cascade in volleyball (09/15/06)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam High School varsity volleyball fell to the Cascade Cadets on Thursday in three games. The Cougars lost, 15-25, 21-25, 20-25. Taylor Alles was 9-for-9 behind the service line for North Putnam and tallied one assist, one block, two digs and one kill...
West Vigo defeats Cougar boys in soccer (09/15/06)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The North Putnam High School boys' varsity soccer team dropped its match with West Vigo on Thursday. The Cougars lost to the Vikings, 5-1. Craig Wood scored North Putnam's only score of the game on a penalty kick in the second half...
DePauw to host Hope in gridiron (09/15/06)
BY JASON JARMANSports Editor The DePauw Tigers' football got off to a good start last week. Now they'll try to keep a good thing going. DePauw (1-0) will host Hope College at noon on Saturday, one week after defeating Anderson University, 25-13...
CMS football teams take down Eagles (09/15/06)
The Cloverdale Middle School football teams defeated South Putnam at home on Thursday. In the eighth-grade game, the Clovers defeated the Eagles in a tight contest, 12-8. Cloverdale scored both of its touchdowns in the third quarter. Quarterback Jordan Hayden ran in from the 3-yard line, and a 21-yard pass play from Hayden to Chris Nees put the Clovers on the board...
N. Putnam falls to Cascade in volleyball (09/15/06)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam High School varsity volleyball fell to the Cascade Cadets on Thursday in three games. The Cougars lost, 15-25, 21-25, 20-25. Taylor Alles was 9-for-9 behind the service line for North Putnam and tallied one assist, one block, two digs and one kill...
CMS football teams take down Eagles (09/15/06)
The Cloverdale Middle School football teams defeated South Putnam at home on Thursday. In the eighth-grade game, the Clovers defeated the Eagles in a tight contest, 12-8. Cloverdale scored both of its touchdowns in the third quarter. Quarterback Jordan Hayden ran in from the 3-yard line, and a 21-yard pass play from Hayden to Chris Nees put the Clovers on the board...
DePauw to host Hope in gridiron (09/15/06)
The DePauw Tigers' football got off to a good start last week. Now they'll try to keep a good thing going. DePauw (1-0) will host Hope College at noon on Saturday, one week after defeating Anderson University, 25-13. Saturday's game against the Flying Dutchmen (0-1) will also be a tiebreaker of sorts...
Greencastle 8th-graders split with Southmont (09/15/06)
The Greencastle Middle School eighth-grade volleyball teams split their matches against Southmont on Thursday. The A-team defeated the Mounties in three games, 23-25, 25-15, 15-9. The Tiger Cubs were led by Haley Miller, who put forth a 19-for-20 effort behind the service line while recording three aces and two kills...
West Vigo defeats Cougar boys in soccer (09/15/06)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The North Putnam High School boys' varsity soccer team dropped its match with West Vigo on Thursday. The Cougars lost to the Vikings, 5-1. Craig Wood scored North Putnam's only score of the game on a penalty kick in the second half...
Cloverdale runners get win over Bruins (09/15/06)
Cloverdale's boys' cross country team picked up a dominating victory over Tri-West at home on Thursday. Cloverdale took five of the top six spots in the race, downing the Bruins, 18-36. Craig Blair finished in first place with a time of 18 minutes, 38 seconds...
Eagles win Putnam County Golf Meet (09/15/06)
The South Putnam High School girls' golf team took home the win at the Putnam County Golf Meet at Clover Meadows on Thursday. The Eagles finished the day with a 207 followed by Cloverdale with a 227 and Greencastle with a 243. South Putnam coach Debbie Steffy said the win was great for her team...
Marie K. Melvin (09/15/06)
Marie K. Melvin died May 22 at her home. Born in Czechoslovakia, she was the daughter of the late Francis and Marie Kreysa. She came to New York in 1939 as a student to see the World's Fair with her brother. When the war broke out in Europe, they were stranded in America...
Ruth "Ms. Rooster" Stuart Parrish (09/15/06)
Ruth "Ms. Rooster" Stuart Parrish, 85, of Franklin, died May 29. A native of Troy, N.C., she was the daughter of the late George Washington Stuart and Mamie Gilchrist Stuart. She was also preceded in death by two brothers. She was a career teacher and a former Reading Teacher of the Year for the state of Virginia; she was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Highlands where she was active in Women's Circle, Seekers Bible Study and Women of the Church. ...
J. Taylor Rooks (09/15/06)
J. Taylor Rooks, a fixture in the legal and art communities of Baton Rouge for more than 40 years and legal adviser to generations of Baton Rouge families, died at his home in Baton Rouge on May 3 of esophageal cancer. He had been a resident of Highlands since 1988...
May 7, 1943-Sept. 12, 2006 (09/15/06)
Dale Keith Williams, 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Ernest and Lela (Phillips) Williams. He had served in the National Guard and was a member of Moose Lodge 1592 and Eagles Lodge 4388. Surviving are his wife, Karen Williams; son Dale Kary Williams and wife Brandie; daughter Kimberly Patrick; three sisters, Garnett Gorham, Peggy Phillips and Diane McClure and husband Bill; brothers Max Williams and wife Helen and Ray Williams and wife Lillian; and five grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.. ...
Marie Woodard (09/15/06)
Marie Woodard, 53, Roachdale, died Thursday at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Arrangements are pending at Gooch Funeral Home, Rockville.
Jan. 20, 1919-Sept. 15, 2006 (09/15/06)
Marjorie "Marj" Black Ellis, 87, Zionsville, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday at St. Vincent Hospice. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Edwin and Estelle (Gifford) Black. She married Gerald "Jerry" Ellis, and he survives. A 1937 graduate of Greencastle High School, she worked 18 years as a secretary and office manager for Indiana Insurance Company before leaving to assist her husband with his insurance career. She graduated from Indiana Business College...
May 7, 1957-Sept. 11, 2006 (09/15/06)
Dale Keith Williams, 63, Greencastle, died Tuesday at his residence. Douglas "Doug" K. Bullerdick, 49, Indianapolis, died Monday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Kenneth I. and Rosemary (Parrish) Bullerdick. A 1975 graduate of Greencastle High School, he received a degree from ITT. He was a quality control supervisor with Kroger Corp. at the Shelbyville corporate office for 30 years...
June 17, 1923-Sept. 13, in Greencastle. (09/15/06)
Madeline Madge Crosbie, 83, Greencastle, died Wednesday. Born in Mattoon, Ill., she was the daughter of Garza and Hazel Baldwin. She grew up in Vincennes. She attended Indiana University, studying to be a medical technician. She had worked at Eastside Pediatric Center in Indianapolis for several years, and had served as director of the Altar Guild at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis...
Aug. 26, 1915-Sept. 14, 2006 (09/15/06)
Neoma A. "Jum" Harney, 91, Greencastle, died Thursday at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born in Tippecanoe County, she was the daughter of Asa S. and Cora Elizabeth (Bowman) Burkett. She married Jesse L. Harney on Oct. 8, 1931, in Greencastle. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1977...