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Stories from Friday, February 15, 2008

Alexander gets 18 months, ordered to pay $90,000 (02/15/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A federal judge sentenced a former Putnam County Sheriff's Department manager to 18 months in prison and three years probation Thursday for stealing nearly $90,000 in federal and county funds over the course of two years, as new details about the thefts emerged...
Special Olympics gets financial boost (02/15/08)
Rep. Thomas says he's running again (02/15/08)
BRAZIL -- After only one term in office, Amos Thomas doesn't feel like he's accomplished everything he set out to do. With that in mind, the Parke County native and Brazil resident officially threw his hat into the ring Thursday, as he filed for candidacy as state representative for District 44...
National speaker to address teens on tobacco use (02/15/08)
Rick Stoddard, star of Indiana's first tobacco prevention ad campaign, will speak to local teens at North Putnam and Cloverdale on Feb. 19. Stoddard, a nationally recognized advocate who advises teens about the "real" dangers of smoking and the manipulative practices used by tobacco companies to addict new smokers, will share his compelling story with students...
Dixie Chopper honored for mower (02/15/08)
Chalk up another honor for Dixie Chopper and its revolutionary LP3000 propane-powered lawn mower. The Central Indiana Clean Cities Alliance (CICCA) has presented Dixie Chopper with the 2008 CICCA Achievement Award for outstanding accomplishment in the development of the first original engine manufactured (OEM) propane-powered lawn mower...
Tiger Sharks grab five top seeds in sectional finale at Crawfordsville (02/15/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- Heading into Saturday's Crawfordsville Boys' Swimming Sectional Finals, the Greencastle boys' swim team appears to be in good position to repeat as sectional champion. In Thursday night's preliminaries, the Tiger Sharks placed their swimmers in the top seeds of five of the 11 swimming events...
NPMS swimmers place 1-2 at Fountain Central (02/15/08)
VEEDERSBURG -- The North Putnam Middle School swim teams faced off against North Vermillion and Fountain Central Wednesday night. The Boys' picked up a win scoring 156 points while the girls finished in second place with a 116 team total. The boys captured 10-of-12 events on the night, including all three team relays...
SP 8th grade girls lose to Bruins (02/15/08)
The South Putnam eighth-grade girls basketball team fell to the Tri-West Bruins 36-30 on Wednesday night. Jenny Thompson and Brooke Boetjer led the Eagles with eight points each. They were followed by Sarah Burnahm with six, Emily Dabkowski with four and Ericka Minor and Kaylin Yon with two each...
North Putnam's struggles continue with 65-37 loss to Tri-West (02/15/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- What can a team learn from a tough season? In the case of North Putnam it could be a sense of humility. With each loss, head coach Wes Peek remains extremely positive, while his squad unrelentingly fights to save its season. On Wednesday, the Cougars fell to the Tri-West Bruins 65-37 but showed that any team that comes to their gym expecting an easy contest is in for a rude awakening...
William Carson Clark (02/15/08)
William Carson Clark, 84, Brazil, died Thursday at Cloverleaf Health Care Facility. Born in Clay County, he was the son of William Henry and Melda (Whited) Clark and later served in the U.S. Army from 1943-46. He Married Thelma L. Froderman on June 19, 1943, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2006...
Freddie Gayle Bolinger (02/15/08)
Freddie Gayle Bolinger, 65, Brazil, died Thursday at Union Hospital, Terre Haute. He was born April 30, 1942 to Fred and Bernice (Stevens) Bolinger. He graduated from Brazil High School in 1961, and worked for Indiana State Farm at Putnamville for 35 years...
Vivian J. Knauer (02/15/08)
Vivian J. (Squire) Knauer, of New York, died Wednesday. Survivors include children, Marilyn Miklos and husband Frank, Vera Kowal and husband Henry, and Dennis Knauer and wife Dorothy; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Virginia Todd, Charles and William Squire, and Shirley Mancuso...
Kenneth William Shull (02/15/08)
Kenneth William Shull, 69, Clayton, died Tuesday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of Kenneth Allen and Mary Ellen (Long) Shull. He married Carol (Hale) Shull on Feb. 10, 1962, and she survives. A graduate of Westfield High School, he earned a degree in aviation technology from Purdue University. He was a tool, die, and gauge maker for 43 years, having worked at Link Belt, General Motors and retired in 2000 from Rolls Royce...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 15, 2008 (02/15/08)
Greencastle Fire Dept. Greencastle firefighters made the following run Thursday: City Police Officer Ed Wilson reported that Amanda Watson, 17, Greencastle, was driving a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica when she stopped southbound at the intersection and then pulled into the westbound lane of Ind. 240. Watson told police she did not see an oncoming car prior to the collision...
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