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Stories from Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Council denies access to public records (12/12/07)
A typically calm meeting turned hostile Tuesday evening as citizens clashed with Roachdale Town Council members about accessing public information and the spending of taxpayer dollars. At contention was salary ordinance 2008-1, a measure quietly passed without description, at the beginning of the council meeting. The ordinance gave a pay raise to certain town employees, but is not an across-the-board cost of living increase...
City council names Bingham to serve (12/12/07)
Five anticipatory weeks following last month's municipal election came to an end Tuesday night when members of the Greencastle City Council voted to settle the tie for the coveted Third Ward seat. It was a quick and decisive motion by current Third Ward representative Bob Sedlack that brought fellow Democrat Jinsie Bingham the nomination to fill his seat on the council, with Democrat Russ Evans offering to second the motion...
Gate, pay rate, leave some council irate (12/12/07)
CLOVERDALE -- Five Cloverdale High School students got an up-close view of American democracy in action when they attended Tuesday night's town council meeting. The students, who were working on a class project for teacher Maureen Wagner's government class, watched as Town Attorney Allan Yackey gave lengthy answers to legal questions, council member John Davis verbally sparred with realtor John Setty about a 16-foot gate that might or might not be at the end of Setty's road and members rehashed political matters that they have been wrangling about for months.. ...
University wants local input given (12/12/07)
Residents of Greencastle are invited to share their insights, concerns and/or observations regarding the receptivity of the DePauw community towards people of color. As part of its work, DePauw University's Campus Climate Task Force for Faculty, Staff and Students of Color (CCTF) has compiled a Web site where people can anonymously share their insights and experiences -- positive or negative...
Eagle swimmers split with Sparkplugs (12/12/07)
In Tuesday's coed swim meet between South Putnam and Speedway, it was a case of too much against not enough on both the boys' and girls' sides. The Eagles were only on the correct side of this equation on the boys' side, though. The Eagle boys' (2-3) defeated a much smaller Speedway squad 103-58...
Lady Eagles fall to Patriots (12/12/07)
SPENCER -- South Putnam girls' basketball fell at the hands of Owen Valley Tuesday night, 79-34.
Tiger Cub freshman split a pair (12/12/07)
The Greencastle freshmen boys' basketball team split a pair of games this week, falling to Southmont 41-33 and defeating Cascade 41-28.  Greencastle held a 13-8 lead after one quarter against Southmont and went into the second half tied. The Mounties outscored the Tiger Cubs 25-17 in the second half for the win...
GHS stays perfect on the season with overtime win over Athenians (12/12/07)
It may not have been pretty but the Greencastle boys' basketball team disposed of the Athenians of Crawfordsville, 71-60 Tuesday night. With the teams battling back and forth, the Tiger Cubs trailed by six entering the fourth quarter and looked to be headed for their first loss of the season...
Clovers fall to Clay City in overtime (12/12/07)
CLOVERDALE -- When opportunity knocks, it's always better to answer. Not answering was the issue for the Cloverdale boys' basketball team Tuesday, as they fell to Clay City 58-56 in overtime. "I think they were able to cash in on big plays and we weren't," Clover coach Pat Rady said. "Sometimes the bear gets you and sometimes you get the bear. We didn't get the bear tonight; the bear got us."...
NP girls' basketball wins second game in a row (12/12/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team made it two in a row as they defeated North Vermillion 32-23 at home Tuesday. Carlye McGaughey had a huge night for the Cougars, as she connected on six three-pointer for 18 points. Shawna Johnston followed with six points and Taylor Alles with four points. Dakota Malayer and Elsiana Crosby with two points each...
GHS swimmers cruise to win (12/12/07)
CLINTON -- The Greencastle girls' swim team defeated South Vermillion on the road Tuesday night. No score was available. The Tiger Sharks dominated the Wildcats, winning every event. Amanda Bannon won both the 200 and 500 freestyle. Morgan Terry took the 200 IM and 100 free...
NP freshmen earn win (12/12/07)
The North Putnam freshmen boys' squad picked up a victory against North Montgomery 40-28 Tuesday. The Cougars lead by only one at the half, 13-12 but a big second half made all the difference. Payne Stewart led the Cougar charge with 12 points, while Travis Franklin added 10. Josh Hunt scored four points, with Tommy Welch and Jacob Lewis adding three each...
Pauline Bridge (12/12/07)
Pauline Bridge, 93, Roachdale, died Tuesday afternoon at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Arrangements are pending at Servies and Morgan Funeral Home, Roachdale.
Larry Stepp (12/12/07)
Larry Stepp, 62, Coatesville, died Tuesday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville.
Greg A. Richard (12/12/07)
Greg A. Richard, 54, Danville, died Sunday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of David and Wilma Scobee Richard. He married Jenny Summers on June 15, 1975 in Bainbridge, and she survives. He was a 1971 graduate of North Putnam High School and later attended Vincennes University. ...
Putnam Scanner for 12-12-07 (12/12/07)
City Police Officers from the Greencastle Police Department issued several recent tickets and citations. Officer Albert Epple issued the following tickets: Sgt. Chris Jones issued the following tickets: The following tickets were issued by Officer Darrel Bunten:...
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