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Stories from Thursday, December 13, 2007

City earmarks $80,000 for cemetery improvements (12/13/07)
Major improvements to the children's section of Greencastle's Forest Hill Cemetery and the addition of a section for cremated remains are included in an overall financial plan approved this week by the city council. Council members voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the city's Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) plan, which includes $80,000 for the cemetery department for these projects...
Main Street Greencastle lights up the square (12/13/07)
The holiday lights in downtown Greencastle will shine a little brighter thanks to a gift given to Main Street Greencastle nearly a decade ago. The late John Richardson, Greencastle, designed, built and donated the lawn ornaments and donated then to the non-profit in 1997. Putnam County employees Dave Denny and Kenny Hutcheson erected the lights on the south side of the courthouse lawn on Wednesday afternoon using materials donated by Cash Concrete...
Greencastle business leaders among congressman's economic advisers (12/13/07)
Indiana Congressman Brad Ellsworth has tapped two Greencastle business gurus to advise him on how to foster small business growth across the country, the District Eight representative announced Wednesday. Greencastle City Council member-elect Jinsie Bingham and car dealership owner Bob York are part of the 18-member Small Business Advisory Committee that will act as a sounding board for Ellsworth on issues like government regulation and funding for small businesses, said Press Secretary Liz Farrar. ...
ISP searches house for stolen property (12/13/07)
Indiana State Police found a "great deal" of stolen property Wednesday when they served a search warrant on a trucking company and salvage yard on U.S. 40 just east of Putnamville, a police spokesman said. Troopers began going through the property and adjacent house at 105 E. U.S. 40 shortly after 3 p.m. They were still on the scene and sorting out the stolen items well into the night, State Police Spokesman Rich Myers said...
Auditorium name change will honor Parker (12/13/07)
A new name will be given to the auditorium in McAnally Center to honor a retiring teacher who has put years of hard work into the stage productions for Greencastle High School. That honor will be given to Vickie Parker, who will retire at the end of the current school year after 24 years with GHS...
Departing board member urges questions (12/13/07)
CLOVERDALE -- At his final Cloverdale School Board Meeting Monday night, Todd Whitlock issued a challenge for the other board members as they move forward. "Don't just be managers but leaders," he said. "Be willing to ask the tough questions." Whitlock, who championed the importance of bringing technology into the classroom and school administration, announced in September that he intended to leave the board at the end of the year due to "personal and professional commitments."...
Dr. Jerry W. Travelstead (12/13/07)
Dr. Jerry W. Travelstead, D.D.S., 65, Greencastle, died Tuesday at Seton Hospital in Indianapolis. Born in Terre Haute, he was the son of Homer Travelstead Sr. and Bess (Cooke) Travelstead. He was raised in Terre Haute and graduated from Garfield High School in 1960 and from Indiana State University in 1963...
Four Cougars named to IFCA All-State (12/13/07)
The Indiana Football Coaches Association recently named its All-State Football Teams, and four North Putnam players made the list. Making the IFCA Senior 2A All-State Football Team were Kyle Rooker and Adam Vondersaar. Rooker made the list as a defensive end, while Vondersaar was named as a linebacker...
Pauline M. Bridges (12/13/07)
Pauline M. Bridges, 93, Roachdale, died Tuesday at Hendricks Regional Health. Born at Roachdale, she was the daughter of Claude and Nerva Elsberry Smith. She was a homemaker and belonged to the Order of Eastern Star at Roachdale, Fincas-tle Community Club, and formerly attended the Fincastle Commun-ity Church...
Larry Junior Stepp (12/13/07)
Larry Junior Stepp, 62, Coatesville, died Tuesday afternoon. Born in Austin, Ind., he was the son of Virgil and Bonnie E. (Swango) Stepp. He had been an inspector at GM Truck and Bus Division for 42 years, and a reserve Plainfield police officer. He had also worked three years at Webco as a machinist...
Putnam Scanner for 12-12-07 (12/13/07)
Sheriff's Dept. One accident was investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Deputy Craig Sibbitt reported that Brandy Meadows, Bedford, was driving a 2004 Ford SUV southbound when she lost control, spinning several times and striking a guard rail...
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