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Stories from Saturday, January 5, 2008

Woman tells police she fled from gunshots (01/05/08)
Law enforcement officers from several agencies in and around Putnam County found themselves in an all-out search Friday night for a woman lost in the woods and claiming someone had tried to shoot her. Shortly after 6 p.m., the Putnam County Dispatch Center received a frantic cell phone call from a woman claiming to be lost in the woods near Reelsville. ...
Plans continue for city's first disc golf course (01/05/08)
There's a new golf course scheduled to open in Greencastle later this year, but you can leave your trusty 5-iron at home. The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is continuing to move ahead with plans for the city's first frisbee golf course...
Spay and neuter clinic planned for Cloverdale area (01/05/08)
Putnam County pet owners will have a new outlet for low-cost spay and neuter services, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Nancy Ferguson. Ferguson, who is from Gosport, is in the process of opening a clinic at 612 S. Main St. in Cloverdale. She talked about her project at the Cloverdale Plan Commission Thursday night...
Holiday around the world (01/05/08)
Lady Tiger Cubs edge Sparkplugs, 52-50 (01/05/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs girls' basketball team traveled to Speedway Friday night, hoping to hand the Sparkplugs their first West Central Conference loss of the season. The Lady Tiger Cubs had not played a game since Dec. 18 when they hosted North Central...
GHS boys move to 2-0 in WCC play (01/05/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Greencastle Tiger Cubs boys' basketball team traveled to Speedway Friday night, hoping to remain unbeaten in West Central Conference play against the Sparkplugs. The Tiger Cubs had never before beaten Speedway on their home floor, but Greencastle ended that streak by winning against the athletic Sparkplugs, 66-55...
North tripped up by Turkey Run (01/05/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam, coming off its first win of the 2007-08 campaign, as well as a 14-day layoff between ballgames, seemed more influenced by the latter Friday evening as they were defeated handily by the Turkey Run Warriors, 64-49. The Cougars managed only 15 first half points in the contest, and fell victim to some hot shooting by the Warriors early. ...
Eagles struggle against Rox (01/05/08)
Allowing Rockville to come out to an early lead, the South Putnam boys never caught up as they fell 76-29 to the Rox at home. Starting the game with 999 career points, Rockville's R.J. Mahurin was quick to pass the 1,000 mark. South Putnam stopped the game to recognize that milestone for the 6-foot-7.5-inch junior, who finished the game with 22 points, including six three-pointers...
Bench contributions lead DePauw men past Sewanee, 80-63 (01/05/08)
The bench made all the difference for the DePauw men's squad as they extended its home winning streak to 20 with its 80-63 win over Sewanee Friday. DePauw's bench outscored Sewanee's 23-8 in the contest. The Tigers have heard the word defense from their coaches all season long and after struggling early. They put together an impressive defensive performance...
DePauw women run away with SCAC win (01/05/08)
The DePauw women's basketball team opened Friday night's basketball game with Sewanee on an 8-0 run. After that, it got even better. Twelfth-ranked DePauw (9-2, 2-0 SCAC) used some tough defense and a dominant night on the boards to defeat Sewanee (5-6, 1-1 SCAC) 77-35 in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference contest...
Alfred Cox (01/05/08)
Alfred Cox, 83, Brazil, died Thursday at Cloverleaf Health Care. Born in Harmony, he was the son of Eugene and Violet (Craig) Cox . Following his return home from the military he worked in Terre Haute for Ordinance Depot Company. He later began working for Lone Star Industries in Greencastle, and also owned and operated the Standard Oil Gas Station on Depot Street. After selling the gas station, he began working for Western Auto in Brazil...
Hazel V. Parker (01/05/08)
Hazel V. Parker, 96, Plano, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Hendricks County, she was the daughter of Clyde Carl Rice and Verna (Shields) Rice. She married William A. Parker on Oct. 15, 1932, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1987...
Patricia Ann Skillman (01/05/08)
Patricia Ann (Herrington) Skillman, 84, died Thursday in Bloomington at the home of her daughter. Born in Detroit, Mich., she was the daughter of Ned C. and Hazel (Housman) Herrington. A graduate of Danville High School, Central Normal College and DePauw University, she was a caseworker and then director for Hendricks County Welfare Dept. until her retirement...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 5, 2008 (01/05/08)
Putnam County Jail Four people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. Seven accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Reserve Deputy Mike Downing reported that Garrett Richardson, 50, 602 Gettysburg, Coate-sville, was driving a 2004 Freightliner fire truck registered to the Floyd Township Fire Dept. when a deer ran in front of the vehicle. Damage occurred to the front bumper area. No one was injured the the truck returned to station...
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