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Stories from Friday, December 7, 2007

Putnam County woman arrested in alleged rape and arson scheme (12/07/07)
A Putnam County woman is in jail after police say she plotted to stage her own rape and burn down her home, with the hope of collecting the insurance money. Russellville resident Christina Snyder is accused of asking her neighbor to tie her up with duct tape, beat her up, write the word "whore" on her chest and set her house on fire, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Thursday by Putnam County Prosecutor's Investigator Charles Bollinger...
Foundation awards $243,300 in grants (12/07/07)
Putnam County Community Foundation Awards $243,200.61 in Grants Young people who want to improve the lives of families without homes, a healthcare provider offering services to the community, and educational leaders planning to expand local college opportunities...
Alleged Cloverdale puppy mill facing new legal troubles (12/07/07)
An alleged puppy mill in Cloverdale is still up and running even as the owner faces new legal trouble in a Morgan County court over selling sick puppies. In papers filed with the Morgan County court, Tammy Gilchrest, owner of Kritter Heaven, a Cloverdale non-profit rescue center, is accused of selling an eight-week-old Pomeranian puppy infected with the deadly respiratory virus, Parvo, to James O. Baker. The puppy died five days after it was purchased...
Favored spa facing foreclosure (12/07/07)
Barring a "miracle," one of Greencastle's most prominent addresses will be vacant in the next six weeks. After temporality stalling a sheriff's sale this summer, Wells Fargo is preparing to foreclose on Victorian Day Spa and Salon, 1245 S. Jackson St., owner Rhonda Stonebraker told the BannerGraphic Thursday...
Author of memoir about life with Doris Day will sign book today (12/07/07)
When Mary Anne Barothy was ten, she fell in love with Doris Day, the movie star and singer who loomed as large as any celebrity in Hollywood in the 1950s. Her parents and schoolteachers hoped that she would eventually grow out of her fixation on the wholesome blond starlet. She was, after all, only a little girl from Indianapolis...
Report: rural residents at greater risk of fires (12/07/07)
Putnam County residents, due to the rural setting, are more likely than people living in major metropolitan areas like Indianapolis to experience a house fire this winter, according to national statistics provided by the Greencastle Fire Department this week...
Benefits planned for injured Cougar (12/07/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- On Saturday, the North Putnam community was rocked by the news that two players from the boys' basketball team had been involved in an automobile accident. The accident resulted in the postponement of the Putnam County Classic and has spurred concern for the students countywide...
North Putnam girls pick up first win (12/07/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- It seems that South Vermillion was just what the North Putnam Lady Cougars needed to score their first win of the season. North Putnam dominated The Lady Cats from the opening tip and walked away with a 51-24 victory. The game couldn't have started better for the Lady Cougars as they steadily built a lead throughout the opening period. Shawna Johnston got things going by scoring the Lady Cougars' first three points of the ballgame...
Clover wrestlers fall to Braves, 50-23 (12/07/07)
CLOVERDALE -- When going up against a much larger opponent in any sport, it pays for coaches and players to keep things in perspective. Cloverdale wrestling coach Brian Siddons was keeping this in mind after his Clovers dropped a 50-23 decision to Terre Haute South Thursday evening...
Lady Tiger Sharks fall to Bloomington North, 104.5-81.5 (12/07/07)
The Greencastle girls' swim team had a strong showing Tuesday night against powerhouse Bloomington North. The Cougars outpaced the Tiger Sharks, winning 104.5-81.5. Complete boys' results were not available. Erica Soster paced the Tiger Sharks with two wins, taking the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.98 and the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 59.06. Melissa Ball was Greencastle's only other winner on the night, winning the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:07.18...
DePauw men drop contest with Wabash, 71-60 (12/07/07)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Tigers' men's basketball team dropped to 4-2 on the season following a 71-60 loss at Wabash. The Little Giants improved to 3-3 with the victory. Wabash scored the game's first nine points, but DePauw used a 9-0 run midway through the first half to knot the score at 18-18...
Pruitt, Mourouzis representing USA in Annual Aztec Bowl (12/07/07)
Senior cornerback Jevon Pruitt has been selected to play for the American Football Coaches Association's Division III all-star team that will represent the United States against the Mexican National Team in the 2007 Aztec Bowl on Saturday, December 8, in Chihuahua, Mexico...
Olive M. "Peg" Smaltz (12/07/07)
Olive M. "Peg" Smaltz, 86, formerly of Greencastle, died early Wednesday morning at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Howard C. and Grace O'Hair Dean. She graduated from Greencastle High School and the American College of Fashion Design in Chicago. ...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 7, 2007 (12/07/07)
Putnam County Jail Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently: Sheriff's Dept. Putnam County Sheriff's Deputies reported that they were dispatched to one crash recently. Michael L. Taylor, 32, Greencastle, told police he was driving east on County Road 375 North when a deer jumped into the path of his pickup truck, according to a police report...
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