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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2007

State officials call for better disaster planning (03/22/07)
It may be unlikely that a windswept cornfield or a flock of sheep grazing on a hillside in Putnam County could be the catalyst for a nationwide disease outbreak or the target of a terrorist attack, but a top state official says it's possible. Veterinarian Sandy Norman, with the state Board of Animal Health, told community members who took part in local Ag Week activities on Wednesday that they should be aware of the threats to the nation's food supply and take steps to defend against them...
City plans memorial expansion (03/22/07)
Greencastle's roadside memorial to local men and women who served in the military will grow by 35 trees this year, adding to the more than 100 that are already in place. City Street Commissioner Paul Wilson, who oversees the project that was started two years ago, said there are currently 112 trees of different varieties that have been planted on the north side of Veterans Memorial Highway. Planting of the new ones will begin in the near future as weather and time allow...
GHS looks at code of discipline (03/22/07)
In an attempt to bring consistency to the penalties doled out for negative student behavior, a new student discipline code is being developed for Greencastle High School. Principal Jim Church presented the code to the Greencastle School Board this week, and is asking for it to be included in the student handbooks that will be distributed this fall...
Town seeks new officer (03/22/07)
CLOVERDALE -- Charlie Hallam hopes to have a full staff by April. For the second time in two years, the Cloverdale Police Chief is seeking a new officer to fill the department. Currently, the department is down to three officers. Typically, a full staff for the department is four...
Eagles adjust to a new coach for 2007 season (03/22/07)
Sports Editor Putnamville -- If new South Putnam baseball coach Harold Campbell thinks he knows how his team is going to perform this season, he is not telling anyone. The first-year teacher and coach at South Putnam has a small and rather young squad...
Hyten is first to roll an 800 at Alex Alleys (03/22/07)
GREENCASTLE -- On March 8, Mike Hyten became the first person to roll an 800 series at Alex Alleys after rolling an 819. There have been a number of 700 series by men and only one by a woman, Marty Teipen, during the 54 years the center has been at Jackson Street, but previously no 800. In setting the record, Hyten also rolled the 13th perfect 300 game in the center's history. His games were 262-300-257...
Wilma J. Sears (03/22/07)
Oct. 20, 1929-March 21, 2007 Wilma J. Sears, 77, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of George Edgar and Agnes (Torr) Braden. A 1947 graduate of Greencastle High School, she worked in the finance department at DePauw University for more than 20 years until retiring. She was a member of First Christian Church, DePauw Retirees Club, Putnam County Hospital Guild, Mother's Club and Christian Women's Fellowship...
Lucia Kathryn Smith (03/22/07)
Dec. 9, 1945-March 21, 2007 Lucia Kathryn Smith, 61, Jamestown, died Wednes-day at St. Vincent Hospital. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Paul Clayton and Verna Kathryn (Brothers) Garl. She was owner of Tiny Tots Day Care, and was a member of Jamestown Christian Church and its women's fellowship and UNI Sunday school class...
Bill Birdsell (03/22/07)
Sept. 10, 1924-March 21, 2007 Bill Birdsell, 82, Greencastle, died Wednesday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Fayette, Iowa, he was the son of Lloyd and Lavon Ware Bird-sell. A U.S. Navy veteran, he served in the South Pacific during World War II. He retired as a sales representative for Nunn Bush Shoe Co. in 1985, and served as the Warren Township Trustee for the past 12 years...
Gloria Dalton (03/22/07)
Gloria "Junebug" Dalton, 59, Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday at Avon. She was a paper sorter for Consumer's Communi-cation Services, and was a member of Lions Club. Surviving are a daughter, Dana Walker and husband Sam; sisters Constance Ringer and Evelyn Scott; brothers John Dalton and Richard Dalton; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild...