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Stories from Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wintry mix causes few car accidents Tuesday afternoon (02/13/08)
Even though the weather forecasters were largely off on their predictions for Tuesday brush with a winter storm, light freezing rain and snow caused a few accidents on Putnam County roads Tuesday afternoon. The Putnam County Central Dispatch Center reported about five weather-related slide-offs beginning at 3 p.m. and continuing through the evening drive home from work...
City to repair water leak and holes on North Jackson (02/13/08)
Inclement weather on Tuesday afternoon prevented Greencastle officials from immediately addressing an underground water leak that has surfaced on North Jackson Street a couple blocks north of the square. City Council members learned Tuesday night that a connection along the main water line that runs on the east side of the street has apparently failed...
Fire damages Putnam County home (02/13/08)
State Senate education bill falls by the wayside (02/13/08)
A controversial education bill, authored by District 19 State Senator David C. Ford (Rep.), failed to get a hearing in the Senate Education Committee. The bill, which proposed lengthening the school year from the current 180 days to 200 days over the course of a four-year rollout, left the funding for the additional days up to the school districts to the tune of an estimated $736.4 million annually...
Habitat to host Saturday meeting (02/13/08)
The Putnam County Habitat for Humanity will be hosting its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. The event will take place at the Peace Lutheran Church at 1421 Bloomington St., Greencastle. Brunch will be provided. Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based non-denominational organization. Its mission is to help eliminate poverty housing in our community...
GHS has five No. 1 seeds at swim sectional (02/13/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The seed times for Thursday's Crawfordsville boys' swim sectional were released earlier this week, and Greencastle leads the way with five of the 12 No. 1 seeds. North Montgomery is next with three top seeds. Southmont is next with two. Seeger and the host Athenians each have a single top seed...
Former Eagle QB could be next coach at 4A power Evansville Reitz (02/13/08)
EVANSVILLE -- A former South Putnam All-State quarterback is in line to be the next head football coach at Evansville Reitz. Tony Lewis, who played as an Eagle during the 1982-85 football seasons, will be considered for the position when the Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corp.'s board meets next Monday. That board session had been scheduled for Feb. 11, but was postponed until Feb. 18 due to winter weather in Evansville...
Joanna S. Carpenter (02/13/08)
Joanna S. Carpenter, 77, Brazil, died Monday at her residence. Born in Bridgeton, she was the daughter of Albert and Miskel Jeffries Ames. She graduated from Bridgeton High School. She had worked as the society editor of The Brazil Times newspaper, and was a homemaker...
Virginia Ruth Harlan (02/13/08)
Virginia Ruth Williams Harlan, 84, died Monday, Jan. 28 at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Clyde and Stella Williams. She married Gerald Eugene "Gene" Harlan in 1949, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 7, 2005...
Leatha M. Stinson (02/13/08)
Leatha M. Stinson, 92, Plainfield, died Monday at Plainfield Healthcare Center, Plainfield. Born in Tazwell County, Va., she was the daughter of Milburn Robert Whitt and Mollie Alice (Puckett) Whitt. She married Otis Andrew Stinson on Aug. 20, 1930, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1972...
Ella E. Army Temple (02/13/08)
Ella E. Army Temple, 87, Avon, died Monday. Born in Edinburgh, Ind., she was the daughter of Alton Leroy Army and Ida May Taylor Army. She married John L. Temple on Jan. 29, 1949, and he survives. A 1939 graduate of Sheridan High School, she attended a two-year business program at Indiana School of Business from 1940-42...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 13, 2008 (02/13/08)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently...
Chamber dinner success due to efforts of many (02/13/08)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce, I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the individuals and businesses that assisted in last weekends very successful and enjoyable 2008 Chamber Annual Dinner. This has become a huge event that requires the time, talent and generosity of many people and organizations. ...
Women of Putnam County wanted (02/13/08)
To the Editor: Courage ... confidence ... character! These three words are the building blocks of today's Girl Scout program. Once thought of strictly as an organization of girls who just sell "cookies", Girl Scouts is now an organization with many more layers. We still sell cookies, but we also try to instill courage, confidence and character in today's girls. Leadership and community service are now taking a seat above just "having fun" and selling "cookies"!...
Expect more from Town of Fillmore (02/13/08)
To the Editor: I want to thank the concerned citizen who used the Speak Out to share concerns about some issues on Westwood Road in Fillmore. While your tone was a bit condescending, your points were quite valid. I only hope that more people will be moved to be concerned and take pride in our community...
Deer Meadow's Winter Festival a big success (02/13/08)
To the Editor: A big thank you goes out to the many sponsors of the Feb. 8 Deer Meadow Primary School Winter Festival. The amount of local support and generosity was overwhelming and greatly appreciated. The night was filled with good food, fun games and an exciting raffle -- all of which would not have been possible without the following sponsors and their donations. Thank you to the following sponsors:...
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