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Stories from Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Russellville works on budget (09/12/07)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The quiet war between the Russellville Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer Kay Smith over the handling of the town's $120,000 budget continued at the board's September meeting Wednesday night. The council presented a revised 2008 budget proposal that Smith drafted after meeting with Ron Stinson, a local representative with the Department of Local Government and Finance, last month...
Golf tournament Saturday (09/12/07)
Wal-Mart Transportation in Greencastle recently donated $1,000 for Clody's One-Eyed Golf Scramble to take place this Saturday at Old Hickory Golf Course. The first flight begins at 7:30 a.m., to be followed by the second at 1 p.m. On hand for a check presentation on Wednesday were (front, from left) Clody's committee member Ray Black, Wal-Mart Transportation general manager assistant Lauri Garl, golf scramble founder Terry "Clody" Clodfelter, service clerk Tama Alspaugh, committee member Tony Sparks, (back, from left) area manager Scot Olsen, human resources representative Kelly Nees-Perkins and shop supervisor Kevin Pulliam. ...
Higher crop prices risk for farmers (09/12/07)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Farmers enjoying robust corn and soybean prices might be surprised to find themselves earning less for their crops, said a Purdue University agricultural economist. As crop prices have risen -- especially corn to feed the burgeoning ethanol industry - so, too, has the cost to produce those crops, said Mike Boehlje...
Town puts brakes on ATV rule (09/12/07)
ATV's and signs were topics for the Bainbridge Town Council Wednesday evening. Town Marshall Rodney Fenwick asked the board to consider placing age limits for those riding All Terrain Vehicle's (ATV) in town. This is in response to the county's recent approval to allow ATV's on public roadways...
Child curfew considered at Fillmore (09/12/07)
A local curfew is being considered by the Fillmore Town Council. The first reading of a new curfew for Fillmore children age 17 and younger was heard by Fillmore Town Council members Margaret Alexander, Curt Leonard and Albert Epple on Sept. 8. The second reading will take place at the October town council meeting...
Community invited to DPU  game (09/12/07)
As the DePauw Tigers begin their 2007 home football season, the University's students, faculty and staff and the people of Putnam County are invited to come together to celebrate the community's spirit. Saturday is Community Day at Blackstock Stadium. All fans will be admitted free to the 1 p.m. game between DePauw and Centre College and all spectators will receive a free DVD of the 2001 Monon Bell Classic (while supplies last), one of the historic series' all-time greatest games...
Grandmother charged in drowning death (09/12/07)
A Greencastle woman whose 2-year-old granddaughter drowned in the family's backyard swimming pool earlier this summer is facing criminal charges after police say she withheld information concerning the case. According to a police report, Beverly Lawler initially told investigators she and her granddaughter, Serinity L. ...
Cloverdale Homecoming Court (09/12/07)
Downtown light poles being relocated (09/12/07)
Downtown Greencastle was abuzz with activity Tuesday night as crews from Midwestern Electric erected new poles for highway signs on the south and west sides of the courthouse. The current poles obstruct a portion of the sidewalk and pedestrians making their way to the courthouse via the cross walk, project foreman Jason Goodwin said...
State park road rally stops in city (09/12/07)
A long line of cars wound through Greencastle Monday morning as they headed toward McCormick's Creek State Park on the first leg of their 195-mile journey during the Indiana State Parks road rally. The group made a pit stop at the Marathon gas station around 11 a.m. and then headed toward Cataract Falls...
Kids club looks at insects (09/12/07)
Children who like insects are invited to join a new club hosted by DePauw University. The Putnam County Entomology Club for Kids will meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays at the Manning Field Station for Biology at the DePauw Nature Park. The plan is to learn about insect habitats and collect insects through the middle of October, then spend some time indoors at the field station in the cooler months learning more about insects, identifying and displaying the collections...
Roachdale residents rage against mobile homes (09/12/07)
Trailers were still the hot topic at the Roachdale Town Council meeting Tuesday evening. Several town residents turned up to argue against allowing any more mobile homes to go up in Roachdale, but council members Bill Long, Jack Jones and Barbara Scott's hands are tied until a new ordinance is written...
Cloverdale board approves budget, hears sewer dispute (09/12/07)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Town Council unanimously approved its $661,000 2008 budget Tuesday night. The issue of Council President Don Sublett's initiative to set up a demolition and restoration fund for derilict buildings still remained up in the air and requires further council approval and legal issues to enact, Clerk-Treasurer Patti Truax said...
GHS girls' soccer rolls over West Vigo (09/12/07)
It was a beautiful night in the pitch for the Greencastle girls' soccer team, made even more beautiful by an 8-0 win over visiting West Vigo Tuesday night. The Tiger Cubs dominated the night but no with its regular crew. GHS head coach Maurice McKee worked a different starting lineup and the outcome was a good one...
South volleyball wins in three games (09/12/07)
Nothing will relax a team like building a big lead early. That was just what the South Putnam volleyball team did on its way to a three-game win over Covenant Christian Tuesday night, building nine and 10 point leads to open the first two games of the match. The Eagles rode these big leads to a 25-13, 25-7, 25-23 victory over the Warriors...
GHS tennis defeats Southmont, 3-2 (09/12/07)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Greencastle tennis captured a hotly-contested match at Southmont Tuesday, defeating the Mounties 3-2. GHS senior Brennan Burks moved up to No. 1 singles for the match, but fell to Brodie Nichols 6-4, 6-7, 6-4. Sam Hirt won his match at No. 2, defeating Jared Earle 7-5, 6-3. Eric Warren rounded out the singles side with a win over Andrew Actis 6-1, 6-2...
Cougar volleyball falls to Athenians in three games (09/12/07)
CRAWFORDSVILLE - On Tuesday, the North Putnam volleyball team dropped its contest with Crawfordsville in three games. The Cougars lost 25-20, 25-14 and 25-22. Taylor Alles tallied eight kills, two digs, two aces, one block and one assist, while Kacy Wendling added 16 assists and one dig...
GHS cross country (09/12/07)
Greencastle's Hannah Serlin was the Tiger Cubs' top girl finisher at Tuesday's Ben Davis Invitational. Results were unavailable at press time.
GHS boys' soccer earns seventh win as they drop West Vigo (09/12/07)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle boys' varsity soccer team traveled to West Vigo Tuesday night and won in convincingly, 6-0. With 13:30 played in the opening half, junior Greg Lilly scored on an assist from Pat Eiteljorge to get Greencastle started. ...
Eagles place fourth and fifth at Northview Invitational (09/12/07)
BRAZIL -- The South Putnam cross country teams compteted in the Northview Invitational Tuesday night, with the boys finishing in fifth-place with a total of 110 and the girls finishing fourth with a total of 94. The top runner for the boys squad was Dylan Hayes in 20th place with a time of 19:28 and the top finisher for the girls was Shannon Egold who finished fourth in a time of 22:11...
SP graduate excelling at Rose (09/12/07)
South Putnam alumnus Drew Christy makes an interception in the Rose-Hulman's 49-20 loss to Mt. St. Joseph Saturday. Christy currently leads the Engineers' with two interceptions, including one in which set up a touchdown in the season-opening 24-17 victory over Earlham...
George T. Cox (09/12/07)
George T. Cox, 70, Greencastle, died Wednes-day morning at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Putnam County, he was the son of Tonny W. and Frances Louise (Schmeltekop) Cox. He had worked as a die-mule driver at the General Motors truck and bus plant in Indianapolis for 39 years, retiring in 1999. He had previously worked at Handy's Dairy in Greencastle. He was a U.S. Navy veteran...
Dorothy Newgent Pickett (09/12/07)
Dorothy Newgent Pickett, 85, died Wednesday at Somerset Medical Center in Somerville, N.J. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of L. Russell and Gertrude Newgent. She resided with her family in Indiana for many years before moving to Bridgewater, N.J., in 1972. She was employed as an assistant buyer for L.S. Ayers in Indiana...
Mary Olive Hutcheson (09/12/07)
Mary Olive Hutcheson, 97, Fairfield, Ohio, and formerly of Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Vigo County, she was the daughter of Charles Washington and Mary Franklin Hamilton. She married Claude Hutcheson in Seelyville on Dec. 25, 1928. He preceded her in death in 1977...
Charles Albert Brock (09/12/07)
Charles Albert Brock, 96, Stilesville, died Monday. Born in Morgan County, he was the son of Charles E. and Nancy (Davee) Brock. He attended Centerton School, and was a farmer in Morgan County, moving to Hendricks County in 1935. He was a member of Stilesville Christian Church and the Masonic Lodge...
Couple to wed Sept. 15 (09/12/07)
Colleen Thornburg and Ryan Harvey will be united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 15 in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute. She is the daughter of Larry and Karen Thornburg, Greencastle. She is a 2001 graduate of North Putnam High School and a 2005 graduate of Indiana State Unviersity with a degree in elementary education...
35th anniversary for Bill and Janet Miles (09/12/07)
Bill and Janet Miles, Fillmore, recently celebrated their 35th anniversary. Miles and the former Janet Woods were united in marriage Sept. 10, 1972 at Fillmore. They are the parents of Kerry Miles, Kurt Miles, both of Fillmore, Kimberly Cunningham and husband Jeff, Cloverdale, and Kristie Bumgardner and husband Tony, Greencastle. They have five grandchildren...
Couple mark 50th year (09/12/07)
Kenneth and Freeda Spencer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 22. They are the parents of Donna and Randy Nichols, and Carl and Cheryl Spencer. A hog roast in their honor is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 at the home of their daughter, Donna Nichols. (Follow signs on U.S. 40 toward Belle Union, or call 526-2676 or 653-5339 for directions.) Bring lawn chairs...
60th year for Riggles (09/12/07)
Richard and Mary Riggle will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Roachdale. Riggle and the former Mary Martha Ford were married Sept. 19, 1947 in Newport. They are members of Roachdale Presbyterian Church...
Couple mark 50th year (09/12/07)
George and Delores Seketa, Greencastle, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 with close family. They were married in 1957 in Litchfield, Ill. They have three sons, Steven B. Seketa and wife Carol, Gregory J. Seketa and wife Karen, and Mark M. Seketa and fiancée Stephanie. They also have five grandsons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter...
Putnam Scanner for 9-13-07 (09/12/07)
Putnam County Jail Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
Putnam Scanner for 9-13-07 (09/12/07)
Putnam County Jail Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
Putnam Scanner for 9-12-07 (09/12/07)
City police Greencastle Police gave out several tickets recently. On Sunday: On Monday: Greencastle Fire Dept. Greencastle firefighters responded to several runs recently. On Sunday: On Monday: On Tuesday:...
50th reunion at Bainbridge (09/12/07)
The 1957 class of Bainbridge High School met June 29 for their 50th class reunion at Harve Wilson's cabin. Attending were (not in order) Dale Martin and Barbara, Errol McBride and Carol, Dean Wehrman and Wanda, Eddie Frazier, Kenneth Tilford and Ramona, Robert Noll, Barbara Luther Fine and Darrell, Judy Coffman Osborn, Carol Caywood Porter and Jack, Betty Bridges Lightle and Gary, Norma Green Martin, Sandra Clodfelter Elliott and Harry, Linda Games Star, Edwin Estes and Gail, Barbara Wyson VanArsdale and Richard, Harve Wilson and Dixie, Mary Anne Higgins Albee. ...
Pay attention to what's really going on (09/12/07)
Dear Editor, The land of the free and the home of the brave, which is the United States of America, has the potential of becoming a very hazardous place to live. When Bill Clinton was elected president in 1992, they let it be known that you were getting two for one. ...
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