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Stories from Monday, January 14, 2008

Town plagued by past as council moves on (01/14/08)
Though new technology and a new philosophy of local government was rolled out at a Fillmore Town Council meeting Saturday, newly elected officials say they will carry the financial burdens they inherited for years to come. After the quick election of Jeff Osborn as the new council president, the board commenced to give a rundown of changes to come and hurdles to leap, among them the discovery that the town of Fillmore is carrying at least $1 million in debt...
Fillmore council decides to 'pay it forward' (01/14/08)
In an unexpected move by elected officials, Fillmore Town Council members announced that they were going to "pay it forward" Saturday, by refusing to take nearly 70 percent of their annual salary, giving it back to the town. In the announcement, which essentially opened up the newly elected council's first public meeting, Fillmore Town Council President Jeff Osborn stated that all three board members would refuse to collect the roughly $4,000 portion of their salary that comes out of the town's controversial water and sewer funds.. ...
Wal-Mart employee accused of stalking (01/14/08)
The Putnam County Prosecutor's office says it will seek charges against a former employee of the Greencastle Wal-Mart for allegedly sending harassing phone messages to a patron of the store. Prosecutor's investigators did not want to identify the name of the suspect on Friday because they were still trying to determine his identity. ...
ATV ordinance tabled by Bainbridge Council (01/14/08)
Legal issues took center stage at the Bainbridge Town Council meeting, forcing the board to further postpone a contentious ATV ordinance in the absence of legal council. Laurie Hardwick, the former town attorney, stepped down during board's final meeting of 2007. Though her position has yet to be filled the board plans to interview candidates and make a decision before they reconvene in February...
Six county wrestlers crowned conference champions (01/14/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Seven schools converged on Cloverdale for the West Central Conference Wrestling Championship Saturday, a day that proved to be one of blood, sweat and tears -- literally. Cascade took the overall title but strong showing for county schools and a first for the WCC highlighted a heated day of wrestling action...
Burks surpasses 1,000 points in GHS loss (01/14/08)
The IHSAA 3A third-ranked Edgewood Mustangs, featuring Mr. Basketball candidate Garrett Butcher, came calling at McAnally Center Friday and lived up to their lofty reputation, defeating Greencastle 73-58. The Tiger Cubs held their own, however, against Edgewood, thanks to the inspired play of Brennan Burks, whose 23 points included the 1,000th of his career in the purple and grey...
Lady Clovers bounce back against Wildcats (01/14/08)
CLINTON -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball team didn't have much time to recover from a tough conference loss Friday evening at Cascade, as they hit the road Saturday morning to face South Vermillion. However, the Clovers showed no signs of wear as they defeated the Wildcats 57-50...
Clovers outgunned by Mounties (01/14/08)
CLOVERDALE -- When an opponent gets hot from the three-point line, sometimes it's just hard to keep up. The Cloverdale boys' basketball team had that trouble Friday night, when the visiting Southmont Mounties went 10-for-17 from beyond the arc. Outscoring their hosts 43-30 in the second half, the Mounties left Cloverdale with a 66-56 victory...
Young Cougars struggle on road (01/14/08)
VEEDERSBURG -- North Putnam boys basketball coach Wes Peek still sees stretches where his young team struggles offensively. Saturday when the Cougars traveled to Fountain Central, that offensive lapse came in the second quarter. Committing nine turnovers and going 2-for-9 from the floor, the Cougars were outscored 16-4 in the second quarter. North Putnam was never able to recover from the 31-18 halftime deficit, falling to the Mustangs 61-40...
Tiger men fall to Panthers (01/14/08)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - DePauw scored 17 straight points during a four-minute stretch of the second half to trim a 22-point deficit to five, but the host Panthers held on for a 78-63 win over the Tigers. DePauw dropped to 10-4, while Birmingham-Southern moved to 8-5...
DePauw women lose on road (01/14/08)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The 11th-ranked Tigers' four-game win streak came to an end at Birmingham-Southern as DePauw women's basketball dropped a 71-58 decision. DePauw slipped to 11-3 on the season, while the Panthers improved to 11-3. The Tigers led by as many as six early in the contest but the Panthers scored 11 straight to take a 22-17 advantage. ...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 14, 2008 (01/14/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Dustin L. Spicer, 29, Reelsville, was booked in at 2:37 a.m. Saturday for domestic battery. She was arrested by Reserve Deputy Barry Barger. Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department went on several runs recently...
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