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Stories from Thursday, January 10, 2008

Contamination ruled out for city park expansion (01/10/08)
What began as a potential environmental problem at a piece of property owned by the Greencastle Parks Department ended Wednesday as a treasure hunt, of sorts. Backhoes digging on property next to Robe-Ann Park uncovered a store of old bottles and cans that were buried almost four feet underground. Workers were expecting to find abandoned fuel storage tanks...
King candidates (01/10/08)
South Putnam High School will announce its winter homecoming court at its game Friday night. Senior candidates for king are (from left) Tyler Pittman, Adam Hammond, Tyler Newby, Adam Davies.
Friends seek support (01/10/08)
The Friends of the Park at Russellville, Roachdale and Bainbridge are preparing for the 2008 fundraising festival and Fun in the Sun program for children. The non-profit organization provides free summer programs in the town parks, keeping children busy with craft days, fun and fitness days and educational drug awareness. Three days a week are devoted to each of the communities that the Friends support...
Council will examine its water rates (01/10/08)
The steady hum and click of a tape recorder filled room at the Roachdale Town Council meeting Tuesday -- a reaction from a volatile December meeting that led to shouting and accusations that the town had denied citizens access to public records. "I want to let the board know I will be recording all of these proceedings," said Roachdale resident Dennis Gentry, shortly before the meeting was called to order. "I don't know if the town does it, but it should."...
City loses bid for economic development assistance (01/10/08)
Despite a good showing early on, Greencastle recently lost its bid to be part of a statewide initiative aimed at helping small towns attract new businesses and improve their overall economy. Had the city been selected, it would have joined up to 12 "pilot communities" in the state to be eligible for assistance through the Indiana Hometown Competitiveness Program, a product of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs...
County's methamphetamine cases continue to decrease (01/10/08)
Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter has announced that methamphetamine cases in Putnam County have dropped for the second year in a row. "The meth epidemic peaked in 2005 in Putnam County with 75 cases. We implemented our new meth program in the middle of 2005, and by 2006 the total number of meth cases dropped to 25, a 66 percent decrease," Bookwalter said. ...
South girls win defensive struggle, 34-25 (01/10/08)
Earlier this season, when the South Putnam girls' basketball team lost a game after a poor shooting night, Eagle coach Debbie Steffy told her team that the shots weren't always going to fall. She said they'd have to find another way to win some games in spite of this...
Eagle junior high sweeps Eels (01/10/08)
CLAY CITY -- The South Putnam Junior High School boys' basketball teams picked up a pair of wins on the road Monday, defeating Clay City in both contests. The Eagle seventh grade won 42-14, while the eighth graders defeated the Eels 34-30. Aaron Parker led the seventh grade with 15 points. Kinser Franklin and Nick Scott were next with six points each...
DPU's Stoffregen honored by alma mater (01/10/08)
WAVERLY, Iowa -- DePauw cross country coach and former Wartburg College cross country and track and field standout Kori Stoffregen has been named the recipient of the Wartburg Athletic Department's 2007 John Kurtt Alumni Coach of the Year award. Stoffregen has guided the Tigers to 24 cross country and track conference championships. He has earned conference coach of the year honors 23 times in the four sports...
Larry K. Clark (01/10/08)
Larry K. Clark, 66, West Terre Haute, formerly of Greencastle, died Tuesday at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Frank and Elva (VanVactor) Clark. He was a 1959 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Judith R. Collins on June 25, 1982. She survives...
Glenn M. "Pete" Michael (01/10/08)
Glenn M. "Pete" Michael, 87, Fruitland Park, Fla., formerly of Putnam County, died Tuesday. Born in Bainbridge, he was the son of Glenn and Tressie (Matthew) Michael. He had owned and operated The Russet Restaurant in Broad Ripple in the 1960s and 1970s. He was a 50-year member of Temple Lodge 47 in Greencastle, and a 50-year member of Murat Shrine in Indianapolis. He was a member of the Methodist Church...
Betty Ruth (Bowers) Stabler (01/10/08)
Betty Ruth (Bowers) Stabler 85, Roachdale, passed away at Asbury Towers in Greencastle on Tuesday. Born June 11, 1922 at Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Isham and Fannie Nord Orr. She graduated from Warren Central High School and attended Indiana Business College in Indianapolis. She formerly owned and operated the B B's Bar in Roachdale. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Indianapolis...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 10, 2009 (01/10/08)
Sheriff's Dept. Two accidents were investigated recently by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Deputy Tom Helmer reported that Hanna McGuire, Poland, was driving a 1997 Eagle Talon westbound when she came upon a tree limb in the roadway. She said she swerved to avoid the limb but ran over it. She was no injured...
Doing more with less (01/10/08)
By KIETH PUCKETT, South Putnam Principal In these difficult economic times, I would like to take this opportunity to compliment our local school boards and superintendents on their efforts to stretch their taxpayers' dollars. Despite being a life-long Putnam County resident, a taxpayer, and a teacher for the last 28 years, I did not realize the extent that our four county school corporations work together to save money until I became a building principal eighteen months ago. ...
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