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Stories from Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Weather wreaks road havoc (02/07/07)
Old Man Winter struck Putnam County with a vengeance Tuesday morning, causing numerous car accidents and traffic delays that lingered well into the evening. Soon after the snow began to fall, at around 10 a.m., a three-car pile-up on U.S. 231 at Plessinger's Hill north of U.S. 40 forced the closure of that highway for more than an hour...
Fire guts Gettysburg residence (02/07/07)
The cause of an early Wednesday morning fire in Heritage Lake is still under investigation by Floyd Township Volunteer Fire Department. At 1:33 a.m. Wednesday, county fire departments were dispatched to the home of Paul Baker, 600 Gettysburg, for a building fire...
Museum sets goal of $30,000 endowment (02/07/07)
The Putnam County Community Foundation awarded the Putnam County Museum with a $10,000 matching grant to build its endowment by $30,000. Contributions and gifts made to the Putnam County Museum endowment will be matched, one dollar from the Community Foundation for every $2 given by the public, from now until Nov. 30, 2007 up to a cumulative dollar amount of $30,000...
GHS wrestlers set for semistate (02/07/07)
The cream has risen to the top as grapplers across the state will begin semistate action Saturday in the Indiana High School Athletic Association State Wrestling Finals. Two Putnam County wrestlers, Greencastle's Robert Bittles and Chris Pingleton, will both compete at the Evansville Reitz semistate site, which will take place at Roberts Stadium in Evansville...
Swim teams gear up for county meet (02/07/07)
On Thursday, swimmers from Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam will compete in the Putnam County Boys' Swim Meet. The meet is scheduled to take place at North Putnam and will begin at 6 p.m. Heading into the meet, Greencastle is the obvious favorite, sporting top seeds in 11 of the 12 scheduled events...
Jack B. Barnette Jr. (02/07/07)
April 3, 1964-Feb.6, 2007 Jack B. Barnette Jr., 42, Brazil, died Tuesday at his residence. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Jack B. Barnette Sr. and Alberta J. (Bemis) Barnette. A graduate of VanBuren High School, he had served in the U.S. Marine Corps, was involved in Little League baseball as a youth, and worked as a truck driver...
Victor Hugo Boesen (02/07/07)
Sept. 7, 1908-Dec. 18, 2006 Victor Hugo Boesen, 98, formerly of Greencastle, died Dec. 18 at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., after a brief illness. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Jens Eugene Boesen and Helene Sigrid Marie Petersen Boesen...
Esther M. Danforth (02/07/07)
Esther M. Danforth, 80, Reelsville, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Doris M. Hedge (02/07/07)
April 21, 1909-Feb. 5, 2007 Doris M. Hedge, 97, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of John L. and Rilla Louise (Rubeck) Anderson. She was a member of First Christian Church, a life member of VFW Auxiliary, past member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Ladies of the Elks...