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Stories from Wednesday, December 19, 2007

State Police launch Frisbie investigation (12/19/07)
The Indiana State Police have launched an investigation of Putnam County Sheriff Mark Frisbie to determine whether criminal wrongdoing was involved in his handling of the Sheriff's Department's finances, a State Police spokesman announced Tuesday. Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter asked State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell Monday to investigate Frisbie after the State Board of Accounts found $4,400 in missing and misspent money linked to the sheriff in its audit of the department...
Case that inspired 'Zachary's Law' gets new court hearing (12/19/07)
Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter has refiled a request for the death penalty against Christopher Stevens for the 1993 molestation and murder of 10-year-old Zachary Snider. The 1995 molestation and murder of the Cloverdale boy drew national attention, prompting the creation of Zachary's Law, which requires convicted child molesters to register their address in a public database...
Former Roachdale clerk charged (12/19/07)
Indiana State Police issued an arrest warrant Tuesday for the former Roachdale Clerk-Treasurer who is accused of stealing $3,720 from the town and misspending or losing nearly $50,000 in taxpayer money. Jennifer L. Crum, 32, Roachdale, faces one felony theft charge for allegedly overpaying herself by $3,720 in 2006, according to a probable cause affidavit filed by State Police Sgt. Scott Stockton...
Coaches show support for injured North Putnam player (12/19/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- Ever since one of their own was injured in an auto accident on Dec. 1, the North Putnam community has rallied in support the young man and his family. Cory Dean has been in the hospital since he had an accident on the way to catch a bus to a basketball game. Dean remained in critical condition for some time, but has recently made great strides in his condition...
Woes continue for Cougars on season (12/19/07)
BAINBRIDGE -- Early on, it looked like it might be North Putnam's night. The Cougar boys' basketball team came out of the gate playing well Tuesday night, with Griffen Dahlstrom making a layup on the opening play of the game. Two more layups, one by Dahlstrom and another by Jerrett Ban, and the Cougars led 6-2 on Riverton Parke...
Eagles grab sixth win of the season (12/19/07)
EMINENCE -- The South Putnam girls' basketball team recorded its sixth victory of the season as it defeated Eminence 55-47 Tuesday. The Eagles were led by Oceaia Boetjer with 22 points. The trio of Meghan Canary, Bailey Birt and Liz Mink followed with nine points each. Leeah Butts scored four and Heather Hughes chipped in two...
DPU battles Kenyon today (12/19/07)
The DePauw University Tigers men will battle the Lords of Kenyon today at 3 p.m. The Tigers are coming off a 54-53 squeaker over Rose-Hulman on Monday. The Engineers played the Tigers tough and knotted DPU at 48. A three-pointer from junior Mike Moore broke the tie and helped lift the Tigers to victory...
Leota M. "Peggy" Stark (12/19/07)
Leota M. "Peggy" Stark, 83, Greencastle, formerly of Minnesota, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis.Born in Beroun, Minn., she was the daughter of Lambert Edward and Eva Hazel (Miller) Odendahl. She was a graduate of Pine City High School, Pine City, Minn., and had been a homemaker...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 19, 2007 (12/19/07)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. Several accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam county Sheriff's Department. Reserve Deputy Don Lewis reported that Virginia M. Daringer, 50, 6000 N. CR 600 East, Bainbridge, was driving west in a 1995 Dodge pickup when an eastbound vehicle hit a deer and knocked the animal in the air. The deer struck her vehicle, damaging the front bumper and fender. The other vehicle did not stop...
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