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Stories from Thursday, June 7, 2007

Historic log cabin needs new home (06/07/07)
By ADAM COATES Staff Writer Time is threatening to do away with a piece of Putnam County history and local preservationists are on a quest to save it. Cloverdale resident and local Heritage Preservation Society member Lee Stewart was recently approached by an heir to a piece of property located southeast of Cloverdale concerning a period log cabin that occupies the site...
New copier lease OK'd by library (06/07/07)
By Maribeth Ward Staff Writer The Putnam County Library Board of Directors recently approved the lease of a new copier for the library which will save the library thousands of dollars. They also approved the purchase of a VIN tower and software to operate the copier with library computers...
Students looking for road stories (06/07/07)
By MARIBETH WARD Staff Writer Do you have any stories about traveling down the Old National Road? Any favorite dining spots, antique stores or favorite stopping off spots? A group of Ball State University students received a grant from National Scenic Byways and the Federal Highway Administration and plan to film a documentary about people and places along U.S. Highway 40. They would like to hear those stories...
7-vehicle accident closes Interstate 70 for 4 hours (06/07/07)
By LISA MEYER TRIGG Editor Several people were injured, one seriously, in a seven-vehicle chain reaction collision on Interstate 70 near the 36-mile marker at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday. The accident closed the westbound lanes of the highway for four hours, with traffic rerouted onto Ind. 243 north to U.S. 40...
FOB blood drive on June 15 at GCC (06/07/07)
The week of June 10, 92 counties in the state of Indiana will be conducting blood drives to honor those in law enforcement who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Lauralee Baugh, widow of Captain James Baugh, the Captain of Putnam County's FOP who died in the line of duty in 2004, is coordinating the statewide event...
Clara Edith McGuire (06/07/07)
Clara Edith McGuire, 68, Cloverdale, died Tuesday at her residence. Born in New Maysville, Ind., she was the daughter of George N. and Clara Ellen (Keck) Long. A homemaker, she married Gerald R. McGuire on March 5, 1976. He survives. Other survivors include daughters Maurica Anderson and Bill Rumley, Greencastle, Madonna Sutherland and husband Bill, Quincy, Charlotte Cramer and husband Scott, Roachdale, and Jan Winings and husband Scott, Cloverdale; sons Mike Anderson and wife Kelly, Cloverdale, Corey McGuire and wife Sabrina, Greencastle, and Gerald R. ...
Scanner (06/07/07)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. Two accident were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. At 12:23 a.m. Wednesday, a vehicle hit a tree head-on, but the driver fled the scene...