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Stories from Tuesday, March 27, 2007

City police set take-home policy (03/27/07)
A first-of-its-kind policy governing Greencastle police officers who drive their patrol cars during off-duty hours was adopted unanimously by the Board of Works last week. Until now, the department didn't have a policy and officers were not supposed to drive their patrol cars unless they were on duty, Police Chief Tom Sutherlin said...
Poultry gets fair thinking (03/27/07)
Seven Poultry Club birds died due to heat at last year's Putnam County Fair, and that is one of the reasons the club is now looking at constructing a simple pole barn at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. Clint and Dana Maddox, superintendents for the Poultry Barn, presented some figures for construction of a 40-foot by 80-foot structure with a roof and open sides to the Putnam County Fair Board on Monday...
Woman startled when car crashes into house (03/27/07)
It was a nightmare to be sure, but it didn't go away when Van Bibber Lake resident Lassie Potts was startled from sleep early Sunday morning. In the darkness of her bedroom, she knew something was wrong. It wasn't until she climbed out of bed and turned on the light that she saw the car that had crashed through the wall of her bedroom, surrounding her bed with debris...
Nominations sought for person, educator (03/27/07)
Mental Health America of Putnam County is currently soliciting nominations for its annual awards for Person and Educator of the Year. The Mental Health America Person of the Year award recognizes an individual in the community who has shown outstanding dedication to improving mental health and wellness of individuals and families and who tirelessly promotes the mission of Mental Health America of Putnam County...
New coach leads balanced South Putnam golf team (03/27/07)
Sports Writer It seems that the sky's the limit for the South Putnam Eagles boys golf team, according to first year coach Scott Ricke. "They are striking the ball really well and I think there's a lot to work with," Ricke said. "There's great potential this year...
DPU track and field competes at Lynx Spring Break Invitational (03/27/07)
Memphis -- The DePauw women's and men's track and field teams competed Saturday at the Lynx Spring Break Invitational at Rhodes College. DePauw saw a number of its competitors place near the top of their respective events. Lynx Spring Break Invitational...
Cecil C. English (03/27/07)
May 21, 1920-March 26, 2007 Cecil C. English, 86, Bainbridge, died Monday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Vergal and Lola (Hand) English. He was a 1940 graduate of Bainbridge High School, and a veteran of WWII, having served in the U.S. Army 814th Aviation Engineers and was involved in five major battles...
Edward E. Mayer (03/27/07)
Jan. 18, 1928-March 22, 2007 Edward E. Mayer, 79, Greencastle, died Thursday after a battle with cancer. He was an associate professor emeritus at DePauw University. A memorial service is planned for 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 3 at the DePauw University Union Building Ballroom...
John Robert Scatterday (03/27/07)
July 9, 1925-March 23, 2007 John Robert Scatterday, 81, St. Charles, Ill., died Friday. An Eagle Scout, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and graduated from DePauw University in 1950. He was a member of Delta Chi fraternity. He was in management and sales for Standard Oil of Indiana, Statistical Tab, First Girl and Lighting Maintenance. He served in Kiwanis and Boy Scouts for more than 35 years...
Virginia Ann Tellas (03/27/07)
Virginia Ann Tellas, 80, Reelsville, died Monday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Mildred D. Greeley-Ayer (03/27/07)
Mildred D. Greeley-Ayer, 98, Greencastle, died Saturday morning at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. She was the mother of Frances Washburne, Fill-more. Graveside inurnment services will be conducted at a later date in Maine. Arrangements are being handled by Chandler-Hays Funeral Home, Greencastle...
David J. Hellyer Sr. (03/27/07)
April 29, 1938-March 26, 2007 David J. Hellyer Sr., 68, Bainbridge, died Monday morning at his residence. Born in Logansport, he was the son of Albert Austin and Helen Beatrice Hellyer. He retired from the U.S. Navy after 12 years of service, and worked 30 years for Conrail Railroad before retiring. He was a member of VFW, Moose and American Legion 58 in Greencastle, where he was a member of the color guard...