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Stories from Sunday, August 12, 2007

New venture uses sun power (08/12/07)
From a one-acre plot of land, accessed only by twisting gravel roads and surrounded by wind-swept cornfields, a Putnam County man is hoping to change how the world views and uses solar energy. His name is Bill Arrington and he and his business partners are developing a series of state-of-the-art greenhouses that they say will not only produce better vegetables, but will serve as the catalyst for a veritable solar power plant to supplement traditional coal-burning facilities...
Local briefs (08/12/07)
Get your shots Immunization clinics for infants and children through age 19 will be conducted by the Putnam County Health Department from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday evening. Parents or guardians wanting to make an appointment should call 653-5210...
Library event will highlight area authors (08/12/07)
The Putnam County Public Library's inaugural "Festival of the Book" is a day to celebrate books, reading and creativity for the entire community -- and beyond. Inspired by the National Book Festival, the library's event will highlight local and regional authors, encourage creative expression through writing and craft activities, and serve as the kick-off for the first Putnam County READS Program...
Beating the summer heat (08/12/07)
As the summer season comes to close and school sessions begin, the Greencastle Aquatics Center will be winding up its season with the final day of operation Sunday, Aug. 19. Until then, the Greencastle Aquatics Center will run with modified hours of operation. The Aquatics Center will continue its regular hours of operation through Monday, Aug. 13 and again on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19...
Tiger Cub tennis loaded with experience (08/12/07)
Although its season does not open until this Saturday, the Greencastle boys' tennis team is already thinking about the end of the season. Coming off of a sectional runner-up performance last season, the boys want to take the next step, winning sectional and advancing to regional...
Zimmerman, Norman and Hughes place at Terre Haute South Invitational (08/12/07)
TERRE HAUTE -- South Putnam shot a 383 last Tuesday to take fourth place in the Terre Haute South Invitational at Rea Park Golf Course. Cloverdale tied for eighth with a 465, while Greencastle was tenth with a 479. Jasper won the event with a 337, paced by the medalist performance of Kate Brosmer with a 73...
Nogelmeier nominated for award (08/12/07)
Mark Nogelmeier was recently nominated for the Excel Award, one of National City Bank's honors, designed to recognize and celebrate exceptional accomplishments and extraordinary people in their communities. He was nominated in the category of "National City Heroes" and due to his nomination, was awarded with the honor of selecting a local organization that he was involved in and presenting that organization with a check for $250...
Realtors name top award winners (08/12/07)
The Putnam County Board of Realtors recently conducted its annual membership meeting and dinner at the Walden Inn in Greencastle. More than 60 realtor and affiliate members and their guests attended the event, including Debbie Ziegler of the Away Home Shelter. Following dinner, Ziegler was presented with a check for $1,800. Teresa Adams, treasurer and golf chairperson, told Ziegler that the money had been raised during the Realtors Annual Golf Scramble earlier in the year...
Fred Robert Shafer (08/12/07)
Fred Robert Shafer, 89, Mooresville, died Saturday. Born in Jackson County, he was the son of George G. and Minnie E. (Borden) Shafer. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he retired in 1978 after 36 years at FMC Link-Belt in the tool room. He also owned Shafer Roofing Co. and farmed for many years. He was a volunteer with the Hazelwood Fire Department during the 1960s and '70s, and was a member of Hazelwood Christian Church and Bellevile Masonic Lodge 65...
Dorothy D. Newnum (08/12/07)
Dorothy D. Newnum, 88, West Lafayette, died Friday at Westminster Village, West Lafayette. Born in Perrysville, she was the daughter of Claude A. and Audra (Bodine) Denton. A graduate of Covington High School, she was a retired accountant for Tri-County Telephone. ...
Lana Sue McCurry (08/12/07)
Lana Sue McCurry, Poland, died Wednesday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Fred and Alpha (Smiley) Hunter. A 1971 graduate of Greencastle High School, she had worked as a veterinary technician in California and Florida, and was an animal activist...
Barbara A. Coffman (08/12/07)
Barbara A. Coffman, 73, Cloverdale, died Sunday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John S. and Florence (Miller) Roll. She was a secretary for American United Life Insurance for 20 years, retiring in 1979. Surviving are husband Beve E. ...
Davis, Archer to wed (08/12/07)
Jessica Davis and Bryan Archer will be united in marriage Wednesday, Aug. 15 in Jamaica. A reception for the couple is planned for Saturday, Sept. 1 in Terre Haute. The couple will reside at 2723 College Ave., Terre Haute, 47803.
Wedding planned Oct. 13 (08/12/07)
Melanie Schreiber, Greencastle, and Stephen Spaur, Fortville, will be united in marriage Saturday, Oct. 13 in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at South Side Church of the Nazarene, Muncie. She is the daughter of Martin and Patricia Schreiber, Greencastle. He is the son of Pamela Spaur and the late James Spaur...
Van Heusen, Byrd to wed (08/12/07)
Casey Byrd and Jessica VanHeusen, both of Crawfordsville, will be united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 15 in a 3 p.m. ceremony at Crossroads Church on U.S. 231, Crawfordsville. The bride-elect is the daughter of Larry Van Heusen and wife Lynn, Aurora, Mo., and Lisa Green and husband Kevin, Johnstown, N.Y. She is employed at Random House...
Couple mark 50th year (08/12/07)
William Lee and Evangeline Strahl celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a reception at the Greencastle Moose Lodge. Strahl and the former Evangeline Meckel were united in marriage Aug. 24, 1957 at San Antonio, Texas. They are the parent of Gary Strahl and Lori Allen, Douglas and Christine Strahl, and Rhonda and Mike Wallace. They have five grandchildren...
Putnam Scanner for August 13, 2007 (08/12/07)
Putnam County Jail Ten people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Greencastle Fire Dept. Several fire runs were handled by Greencastle firefighters recently. On Tuesday: On Wednesday: On Thursday: On Saturday: On Sunday:...
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