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Stories from Monday, January 29, 2007

Brattain named Chamber's 2006 Citizen of the Year (01/29/07)
The surprise shown by Dr. Donald "Doc" Brattain was almost priceless Saturday evening as he stood to accept the 2006 Citizen of the Year award presented by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce. His wife June, on the other hand, was relieved that the announcement was finally made...
Public can address pipeline issues at fairgrounds Wednesday (01/29/07)
Staff Writer Putnam County residents interested in the Rockies Express Pipeline proposed in the northern part of the county will get an opportunity to have their say during a public meeting scheduled for Wednesday evening. Indiana Farm Bureau and the Indiana Ag Law Foundation have planned three meetings in the state for landowners regarding the pipeline, including one locally...
Julian exhibit opening Saturday (01/29/07)
At 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, "Defying the Odds," a community-curated exhibit about Percy Julian and his family will open at the Putnam County Museum. The exhibit will tell the story of how the Julians chose Greencastle and how all six of the children became highly accomplished professionals. ...
Chargers take out North Putnam (01/29/07)
LINDEN -- The North Putnam Cougars boys‚ basketball team traveled to Linden Saturday night to play the Class 2A 7th-ranked North Montgomery Chargers, knowing the game would be a challenge. The Cougars had played emotional game the previous night, losing a close game to Greencastle, 43-49...
Patriots slip by Cloverdale (01/29/07)
CLOVERDALE -- Sometimes, the best bang for your entertainment buck is a good old Indiana high school basketball barn burner. Such was the case Saturday as two quality squads battled it out in Cloverdale, with Owen Valley coming away with a hard-fought 67-61 victory...
South Putnam falls to Riverton Parke (01/29/07)
MONTEZUMA -- Despite a great team effort and an outstanding down-the-stretch performance from Adam Nees, the South Putnam Eagles fell to Riverton Parke Saturday night, 40-34, "Adam played really hard," coach Brian Gardner said after the game. "He did some things to help us get back into the game."...
Bruins hand Tiger Cubs 13-point loss (01/29/07)
Thirteen was an unlucky number for the Greencastle High School boys' basketball team Saturday. Tri-West scored the first 13 points of the game Saturday en route to a 63-50 win over the Tiger Cubs. "After that run, we played even with them the rest of the way," GHS coach Troy Greenlee said...
11 grapplers moving on (01/29/07)
AVON -- Eleven Putnam County wrestlers managed to advance to the Mooresville Regional after placing among the top four in their respective weight classes at the Avon Sectional Saturday. Brownsburg won the sectional title with 262.5 points while Avon was second at 227.5, followed by Plainfield's 201.5, Greencastle's 108.5, Danville's 105, Cascade's 104, Cloverdale's 97, Tri-West's 90, South Putnam's 73.5, and North Putnam's 59...
11 grapplers moving on (01/29/07)
AVON -- Eleven Putnam County wrestlers managed to advance to the Mooresville Regional after placing among the top four in their respective weight classes at the Avon Sectional Saturday. Brownsburg won the sectional title with 262.5 points while Avon was second at 227.5, followed by Plainfield's 201.5, Greencastle's 108.5, Danville's 105, Cascade's 104, Cloverdale's 97, Tri-West's 90, South Putnam's 73.5, and North Putnam's 59...
Juanita Ruth Stanley (01/29/07)
Jan. 18, 1930-Jan. 27, 2007 Juanita Ruth Stanley, 77, Clayton, died Saturday at Clay Health Center, Brazil. Born in Greenfield, she was the daughter of Clarence B. and Ruth Elnora Shields Main. She worked as a operator of the Clayton phone exchange, was a secretary-treasurer for Cascade High School for many years, team-drove a semi-truck for three years and retired in 1987 from Rund Express where she worked in payroll. She was also a member of the Clayton Presbyterian Church...
Wilma Jean Rader (01/29/07)
Dec. 7, 1919-Jan. 27, 2007 Wilma Jean (Dickey) Rader, 87, Indianapolis, formerly of Greencastle, died Saturday at the Westside Retirement Village, Indianapolis. Born in Brazil, she was the daughter of Arthur Sr. and Lillian Pearl (White) Dickey. She attended school in Brazil until age 11 then moved with her family to Bowling Green, Ohio, where she attended school until her sophomore year. She successfully completed her GED high school certification at Area 30, Greencastle, at the age of 65...
Elizabeth Ann McDonald (01/29/07)
May 10, 1936-Jan. 24, 2007 Elizabeth A. McHugh McDonald, 70, Berne, N.Y., died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Far Rockaway, Long Island, NY, she was the daughter of the late Philip Beck and Anna Wegman. She and her family lived in Fillmore. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church and was a volunteer with Cummins Mental Health. She also worked as an instructional assistant for special education children for five years...
Mary M. Gibson (01/29/07)
June 4, 1916-Jan. 27, 2007 Mary M. Gibson, 90, Rockville, died Saturday at Putnam County Hospital, Greencastle. Born in Portland, Ind., she was the daughter of Samuel and Esther Harty Pauling. She was an electronic welder for Western Electric for 22 years, retiring in 1973. She was the widow of Cleaith E. Gibson...
Donald Russell Blair (01/29/07)
June 8, 1924-Jan. 26, 2007 Donald Russell Blair, 82, Avon, formerly of Speedway, died Friday at his residence. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Luthur Alburn and Elizabeth Nora (Nuetzman) Blair. He attended the Eagle Creek Grace Brethren Church and was retired from Heating and Cooling Maintenance at Eli Lilly, Indianapolis...
Thomas R. Rolls (01/29/07)
Aug. 22, 1945-Jan. 28, 2007 Thomas R. Rolls, 61, Greencastle, died Sunday. Born in Carbondale, Pa., he was the son of Albert and Marion Rolls. He was employed by Black Lumber Company in Greencastle until June 2006. Survivors include brothers, Randy Rolls and wife Sharon, Fishers, and Bill Rolls and wife Margaret, Greencastle; a niece and several step nieces and nephews...