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Stories from Friday, January 4, 2008

2007: A year for weather extremes (01/04/08)
Putnam County's weather in 2007 can best be described as wet on both ends and dry in the middle. January got off to a wet and hazardous start with major lowland flooding in the southern part of the county. During the first weekend of 2007, two separate water rescues took place in the vicinity of Cataract Lake, but no one was seriously injured...
Slippery slope (01/04/08)
Senior Games medal winner Joe Liechty goes quietly about his winning ways (01/04/08)
Recently it's been very difficult to find something remotely positive in sports reporting. Professional, collegiate and other amateur athletics are rife with instances of corruption, gambling, cheating allegations, doping and immoral behavior. It's enough to make one question the very nature of sport in present-day society...
Foundation announces first of two grant cycles for 2008 (01/04/08)
The Putnam County Community Foundation announces the availability of just more than $29,000 in its first of two grant cycles for 2008 to fund charitable projects in Putnam County. Preliminary grant applications are due to the Community Foundation office by Feb. 1...
NP swims at North Montgomery (01/04/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam boys' and girls' swim teams competed in the three-way meet against North Montgomery and Covenant Christian. The boys finished in second place with a total of 87 points, while the girls finished third with 71 points...
NP girls win at Fountain Central (01/04/08)
VEEDERSBURG -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team picked up its fourth-straight win Thursday night at Fountain Central, 53-50. The Cougars (4-7, 1-0 WCC) led by eight points at the half, but found themselves trailing by four after three quarters. Coach Kevin Smith called it a "game of runs" and was pleased with his girls' ability to make another run in the fourth...
Cougar swimmers in action (01/04/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam swim teams traveled to North Montgomery Thursday night for a pair of triangular meets with the host Chargers and Covenant Christian. The girls came in third, falling to both North Montgomery and Covenant Christian. The final score was North Montgomery 145, Covenant Christian 79, North Putnam 71...
NP freshmen fall to Patriots (01/04/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- A rough third quarter did the North Putnam freshmen boys' team Thursday night, as they fell to Owen Valley 31-22. The Cougars managed just two points in the frame. "It was a close game at the half, but we had a tough third quarter," said Cougar coach Steve Peek...
Greencastle swimmers sweep Edgewood (01/04/08)
The Greencastle swim teams opened the post-holiday portions of their schedules with a pair of impressive wins over Edgewood Wednesday night. The girls won 116-70 while the boys posted a 131-49 victory. Erika Collins and Morgan Terry each collected two individual women for the Lady Tiger Sharks. Melissa Ball and Kaitlyn Murtagh each won a single event...
DePauw men host two games this weekend (01/04/08)
Coming off their win in the Tampa Bay Shootout, the DePauw Tigers will be facing two conference adversaries over a three-day period starting Friday. Friday's match up will feature Tigers prowling both benches, as DePauw will host Sewanee at 8 p.m. DePauw made an impressive run after the holiday break, capturing the Tampa Bay Shootout title in exciting style. ...
SCAC now the focus for DePauw women (01/04/08)
After going 2-1 over the holidays, the 12th-ranked DePauw women's basketball team now turns its focus fully to the SCAC portion of its schedule. The Tigers (8-2, 1-0 SCAC) begin a string of conference games at 6 p.m. tonight when they host Sewanee. "It's what our preparation has been for is this conference race," said DePauw coach Kris Huffman. ...
Buddy Ray Jones Jr. (01/04/08)
Buddy Ray Jones Jr., 49, Greencastle, died Thu-rsday morning at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Buddy Ray Sr. and Reta (Rogers) Jones. He worked as a custodian for the State of Indiana for five years and was a member of the NRA...
Ruby K. Jones (01/04/08)
Ruby K. Jones, 97, Greencastle, died Dec. 25, 2007 at Mill Pond Health Campus. Born in Reelsville, she was the daughter of William Mack Long and Mabel Long. She was employed for many years by L.S. Ayers and Co. as a boutique department buyer in downtown Indianapolis...
Virginia G. Kendall (01/04/08)
Virginia G. Kendall, 88, Greencastle, formerly of Reelsville, died Tuesday at Asbury Towers Healthcare. Born in Pleasant Gardens, she was the daughter of Edward and Velma (Hassler) Chew. A graduate of Reelsville High School, she had co-owned and operated with her husband, Kendall's Garage in Manhattan for more than 40 years. She was a member of the Reelsville United Metho-dist Church having served as treasurer, pianist, and Sunday school teacher for many years...
Carl L. "Wimpy" Sutherlin (01/04/08)
Carl L. "Wimpy" Sutherlin, 78, Cloverdale, died Thursday at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Born in Cloverdale, he was the son of Emery Rolland Sutherlin and Flossie Jane (Cox) Sutherlin. He married Mary L. (Carrico) Sutherlin on Feb. 26, 1960, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 2000...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 4, 2008 (01/04/08)
Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department made the following runs: The source of the alarm was a ruptured water line in the attic. Crews were back in service at 6:10 p.m...
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