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Stories from Friday, November 17, 2006

Second war protest takes place on courthouse lawn (11/17/06)
Those traveling by the south side of the Putnam County Courthouse Friday witnessed 12 people standing in front of the building with signs -- signs protesting the war in Iraq. The group of 12 began their silent protest at noon Friday and finished at 1 p.m. ...
Local Red Cross unit offers up ideas for its volunteers (11/17/06)
More than 20 Red Cross volunteers gathered at the Putnam County Courthouse Annex Thursday evening for a meet-and-greet session with each other. The Putnam County Red Cross Unit, a division of the American Red Cross of Wabash Valley, conducted the meeting with the hope of getting to know each other a little better and to meet Executive Director Carol Stevens...
Local group honors children who are affected by premature births (11/17/06)
Watching the Slater triplets run circles around their parents Aaron and Mandy, one would never guess the life-threatening events that marked their birth two-and-a-half years ago. Nothing could have prepared the first-time parents from Brazil for March 16, 2004, the date their children Hannah, Hank and Hayden were born 29 weeks into Mandy's pregnancy -- far too early for any baby, let alone triplets...
Children's library receives area grant (11/17/06)
The children's library of the Putnam County Public Library promoted the importance of early literacy during the library board meeting Wednesday. Children's Librarian Suzanne Hall informed the board that the children's library received a grant from the Putnam County Foundation for $5,000. This grant will be used toward a program that focuses on early literacy. That program is called "Every Child Ready to Read at Your Library."...
Cloverdale gymnasts get OK to compete (11/17/06)
Through the efforts of Cloverdale High School Principal Sonny Stoltz, two Cloverdale athletes will be able to participate in their sport this winter. High school sophomores Brittney Hughes and Monica Hodgkiss are both gymnasts. However, the school does not have a gymnastics team...
Convicted teen's request denied by appeals court (11/17/06)
The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled against a Putnam County teenager who is seeking to have his 40-year prison sentence for attempted murder thrown out. Zacharia N. Truax, now 19, was waived to adult court as a 17-year-old and subsequently tried and convicted in March of 2005 on four of six counts of attempted murder against four police officers...
Officials baffled by mystery 911 call (11/17/06)
Law enforcement officials remain perplexed nearly 24 hours after receiving a frantic 911 phone call from the Heritage Lake Clubhouse Friday. Officials continue to search for an unidentified female, who frantically explained to Putnam County 911 dispatchers Friday afternoon that a man attempted to run her over in her car...
Cloverdale claims county title (11/17/06)
As Cloverdale seniors Heather Moon and Hannah Monnett cut down the net after their Putnam County Tournament championship win over North Putnam Friday, their eyes told the whole story. The tears in their eyes and the smiles on their faces seemed to be saying three words: "We did it."...
Eagles beat Tiger Cubs in tourney consolation game (11/17/06)
South Putnam's girls' basketball team picked up a win over Greencastle Friday in the consolation game of the Putnam County Tournament. The Eagles were glad to get their 29-25 victory over the Tiger Cubs, but it was clear after the game that it was not the victory they had in mind...
Glenda L. Evans (11/17/06)
Jan. 21, 1940-Nov. 14, 2006 Glenda (Wood) Evans, 66, Danville, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Ralph Wood and Letha (Roe) Clark. She graduated from Clayton High School in 1958. She resided in Tampa, Fla., for 20 years and returned to Indiana in 2005...
Martha L. Fritzinger (11/17/06)
Feb. 24, 1917-Nov. 16, 2006 Martha L. Fritzinger, 89, Poland, died Thursday at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Albert "Bert" Edward and Nora Alice (Hunsicker) Rubeck. She married Louis "Short" Martin Fritzinger on May 15, 1937. He preceded her in death on Sept. 18, 1970...
Norman Earl Thompson (11/17/06)
Aug. 13, 1949-No. 15, 2006 Norman Earl Thompson, 57, Plainfield, formerly of Belle Union, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Plainfield, he was the son of Clifford Earl and Nora Ida (Rooker) Thompson. A 1968 graduate of Fillmore High School, he worked as a security guard at Adesa Auto Auction in Plainfield...
Mary H. Deal (11/17/06)
June 20, 1916-Nov. 17, 2006 Mary H. Deal, 90, Greencastle, formerly of Amo, died Friday at Asbury Towers, Greencastle. Born in Chicago, she was the daughter of John E. and Henrietta (Brown) Stauber. She married John F. Deal. He preceded her in death...