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Stories from Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bomb threat evacuates North Clay Middle School (01/16/08)
A bomb threat was written on the wall of a boys' restroom in North Clay Middle School, according to a press release from the Clay Community Schools central office. The message indicated a bomb would be detonated at 3 p.m. Students were evacuated to the Northview High School gymnasium where parents will be able to pick up students after the buses leave at 3:15 p.m...
Police: stolen equipment valued at more than $1 million (01/16/08)
The alleged theft of more than $1 million worth of heavy equipment from at least five central Indiana counties has landed a Putnam County man in jail, and more arrests are anticipated. Indiana State Police officers from the Putnamville Post arrested 55-year-old Thomas P. Skene Tuesday afternoon at his rural home at 105 E. U.S. 40, south of Greencastle...
Lady Clovers get road win (01/16/08)
ROCKVILLE -- The Cloverdale girls' basketball team recorded its 12th win of the season over Rockville 52-47 Tuesday. The Clovers had three players score in double figures as Kristin McCammon led the way with 17 points, including five from beyond the arc. Ashley Koosman followed with 13 and Chelsie Haltom added 10 points. Elizabeth Cheatham scored nine and Kayla Shepherd added three in the win...
Property tax refunds to be mailed soon (01/16/08)
CHECK'S IN THE MAIL Property taxpayers could see rebate checks as soon as next week. "We just got word today that the treasurer's office has completed their delinquency process," county auditor Stephanie Campbell said. The promised rebates -- intended by the state to soften the increases seen in last year's property taxes -- will likely be smaller than originally thought. ...
County council seeks to take control of funds from sheriff (01/16/08)
A change in how the county accepts funds from the Indiana Department of Correction could be in the works at the request of the Putnam County Council. For housing state DOC inmates at the Putnam County Jail, the county receives $35 per day per inmate to cover expenses. ...
Cloverdale council considers plan to reduce police force (01/16/08)
CLOVERDALE -- An already small Cloverdale police force could get even smaller based on an ordinance passed by the town council Tuesday night. Ordinance 2008-1, outlined in a previous BannerGraphic report, was passed unanimously during a special session Tuesday evening...
Blair and Moon each score 23 points in Clover victory (01/16/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Clovers' teammates Craig Blair and Brandon Moon combined for 46 points as Cloverdale defeated visiting Tri-west 72-61 Tuesday. The Clovers trailed by three points entering the final quarter, 47-44 but put together an impressive fourth quarter to grab the victory...
Cold shooting dooms Lady Tiger Cubs (01/16/08)
EMINENCE -- Greencastle's shooting went stone cold in the second half Tuesday, sending the Tiger Cubs spinning down to a 51-43 defeat to Eminence in a nonconference girls' basketball game on the Eels' court. Greencastle (8-8) squandered a 32-23 halftime lead by making 5-of-26 (19.2 percent) field goal attempts including 1-of-9 3-pointers in the second half. The Tiger Cubs also didn't get to the foul line in the final two periods...
Cougars fall to Mounties at home (01/16/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- For a team gaining experience, sometimes the toughest part of winning basketball games is putting together a complete effort. Offense, defense, rebounding, turnovers and all other aspects of the game must be in sync. The North Putnam girls' basketball teams still struggles with this at times. Although they shot the ball very well from the floor (49 percent) and committed fewer turnovers than normal, they struggled to defend Southmont and to rebound...
Cougar wrestlers defeat Warriors (01/16/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam wrestling team picked up a home win Tuesday night, defeating Turkey Run 66-18. All of the Turkey Run points came via forfeit, so Cougar wrestlers were actually undefeafeted on the night. Every win came by pin. Bren Donaldson (130), Kenny Quisenberry (140), B.J. Brewer (152), Alex Lance (171) and Jim Davis (189) all won by pin...
Ruth Eileen Carpenter (01/16/08)
Ruth Eileen Carpenter, 84, Brazil, died Monday at her residence. Born in Reelsville, she was the daughter of Ross and Lilly (Wood) Bennett. Survivors include her children, Evelyn Jane Strother and husband Bill, Plainfield, Julia Van Stone and husband Paul, Naples, Fla., Terrie Dahlstrom and husband Joseph, Brazil, Rita Marie Smith and husband Roger, Sarasota, Fla., Forest Eugene Carpenter, Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a large extended family, including those in the Greencastle area.. ...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 16, 2008 (01/16/08)
Putnam County Jail Eleven people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Dept. The theft of a car from a driveway is being investigated by the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. Lt. Danny Wallace reported that Heather R. Allen, 24, 152 South St., Cloverdale, said she parked her car sometime after 8 p.m. When she got up at 5:50 a.m, the vehicle was gone...
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