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Stories from Wednesday, July 18, 2007

County Council eyes new income tax (07/18/07)
Reducing property taxes by adding an income tax may be the solution sought by the Putnam County Council to combat ever-rising tax bills. A presentation by Chris Mann, president of the Putnam County Farm Bureau, and Katrina Hall of Indiana Farm Bureau spoke Tuesday about how a new local option income tax, along with a county board of tax review, can take some of the property tax burden off farmers and homeowners while drawing revenue from everyone who has a job in Putnam County...
ATVs may get road clearance (07/18/07)
A request by a group of citizens to allow all-terrain vehicle riding on county roads could be up for approval in time for fall hunting season...
Chalk art contest is big fun (07/18/07)
From a swimsuit-wearing frog hanging ten on a surf board to a fearless knight defending his castle from an onslaught of fire-breathing dragons, visitors to the city of Fort Wayne's annual Chalk Walk are apt to see just about anything. Participants in the sidewalk-painting contest are given a bucket of chalk and a section of concrete and have two days to create a design of their choice. Prizes are awarded for the best three-dimensional image, best historical image and the people's choice award...
Full-day K approved at South Putnam (07/18/07)
Full-day K approved at South Putnam By Maribeth Ward, Staff Writer South Putnam Community School board members voted to approve a full-day kindergarten option, swore in two new board members, elected officers and agreed to pay for physicals for bus drivers at Monday night's meeting...
Xplosion headed to Disney (07/18/07)
The Xplosion 12-under softball team won two World Series qualifying tournaments recently to qualify for the USSSA Fastpitch World Series. Team members are (front, from left) Kaytlynn Beaman, Caitlyn Boyce, (second) Natalie Lewis, Kylie McKee, Jessie Bennett, Jenna Jones, (third) Taylor Pruitt, Mattie Varvel, Sarah Phillips, Brandyce Sallee, (back) Coach Tim Phillips, Coach Shane Boyce and Coach Jason Jones...
City police (07/18/07)
Two accidents and several tickets were issued recently by Greencastle police. On Saturday: Sgt. Charles Inman, Jr. reported that Joshua Lawless, Avon, had his 2003 Pontiac Sunfire parked in the parking lot when Michael Pride, 17, Greencastle drove a 1989 Ford F250, registered to Chris and Nerva Pride of the same address, into Lawless' vehicle in a "sideswipe" like motion. Pride claims he failed to see Lawless' vehicle in the unlit lot...
William Richard Jarvis (07/18/07)
William Richard Jarvis, 77, South Bend, died Sunday. He was the son of Ben and Rosalee Jarvis. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and was a graduate of Greencastle High School. He had worked as a telegrapher with the Monon Railroad, and later worked with the Association of American Railroads, covering a multi-state area with headquarters in Council Bluffs, Iowa, until his retirement...
Frank Harney (07/18/07)
Frank Harney, Greencastle, died Wednesday morning. Arrangements are pending at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle.
Edwin Russell Walker (07/18/07)
Edwin Russell Walker, 79, Brazil, died Monday after a long illness with cancer. Born in Petersburg, Pa., he was the son of Russell and Kathleen Steele Walker. The family relocated to Brazil in 1943, and he graduated from Brazil High School in 1946...
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