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Stories from Monday, February 18, 2008

Flu season in full swing across county (02/18/08)
With a reported 80 students out sick at Greencastle Middle School Monday, it's not hard to see that the annual flu season is in full swing across Putnam County. Putnam County Health Officer Dr. Robert Heavin said he thinks the area is experiencing elevated numbers of flu cases this year, compared to last year. The typical flu season can last several weeks and tends to peak before gradually tapering off. He said he believes Putnam County may be experiencing its peak right now...
NSSB pledges $50,000 for Ivy Tech (02/18/08)
The Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle Campus Endowment that is administered by the Putnam County Community Foundation received a pledge recently from North Salem State Bank (NSSB), to be put toward the Ivy Tech campus. North Salem State Bank's gift, along with the Community Foundation's match, totals $50,000 toward Ivy Tech's $1.9 million "Changing Lives … Building Futures" capital campaign...
Town attorney calls lawsuit 'frivolous' (02/18/08)
A lawsuit by the former town marshal of Cloverdale, which says he was wrongfully demoted last November and subsequently told he will be terminated from the force, was dismissed as frivolous by the town's attorney this week. In papers filed with Putnam Circuit Court on Friday, Cloverdale town attorney Allan Yackey says former town Marshal Charlie Hallam's lawsuit against the town is a misinterpretation of Indiana Code and lacks the proof necessary to collect damages...
'Walk & Talk' gets area residents on track (02/18/08)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is calling all walkers to participate in its new "Walk & Talk Program." The parks department has teamed up with DePauw University's Indoor Tennis and Track Center to offer a unique opportunity for active adults...
Margaret Boswell (02/18/08)
Margaret Boswell, 70, Greencastle, died Friday at Hendricks Regional Health, Danville. A lifetime resident of Greencastle, she was the daughter of NaDean and Elizabeth (Chadd) Sillery. She married Harold Thomas "Tom" Boswell Sr. on March 13, 1970, and he survives...
Chester W. Spencer (02/18/08)
Chester W. Spencer, 85, Roachdale, died Monday morning. Born near Roachdale, he was the son of of James C. and Edna Forrest Riddle Spencer. A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, he was a member of Portland Mills Christian Church and a life member of Roachdale VFW. He worked in construction as a carpenter...
Keith Allen Kauble (02/18/08)
Keith Allen Kauble, 72, Danville, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday at his residence. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Theodore and Mary Elizabeth (Bond) Kauble. He married Sandra (Cunningham) Kauble, his wife of 41 years, and she survives...
Arley V. Downs (02/18/08)
Arley V. Downs, 83, Dana, died Monday at his residence. Born in Vermillion County, he was the son of Wilbert and Iva (Jones) Downs. He was a grain and livestock farmer. A graduate of Newport High School, she was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, earning the Pearple Heart, American Theater Ribbon, AEME Theater Ribbon with three Bronze Stars, a good conduct medal and a victory medal. He was a member of Hillsdale bible Church and Newport American Legion Post 184...
Sonia L. Pickett (02/18/08)
Sonia L. Pickett, 66, Linden, died Sunday night in Lafayette. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Albert and Garnett (Tincher) Truesdal. She attended Fillmore schools. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Lafayette and for 18 years was head of housekeeping at the Holiday Inn at Crawfordsville, retiring in 2004...
Infant Jozlynn Renee O'Neal (02/18/08)
Infant Jozlynn Renee O'Neal, Clayton, died Friday. Born in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Joshua and Shelly Bundy O'Neal. Additional survivors include her sister, Flora Arlene O'Neal; grandparents Marsha and Terry Porter, Clayton, and Michael and Sandy O'Neal, Reelsville, great-grandparents Wallace and Bev Seaman, Nebraska; and several aunts, uncles and cousins...
Winfred B. "Wint" Holt (02/18/08)
Winfred B. "Wint" Holt, 60, Crawfordsville, died Sunday morning at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born at Elkhorn, Ky., he was the son of Hubert and Lorene (Hughes) Holt. He worked at Mid States Wire and did construction work. Surviving are his fiancée Peggy Stewart, Crawfords-ville; daughter Kim Budd and husband Jason, Mace, sons Wint Fields and wife Tina, Cortez, Colo., Darby Fields and wife Tina, Ladoga, Sean Conkright, Crawfordsville; two sisters Trevaun Sillery; a sister, Barbara Higgins and husband Charles; half-sisters Mary Eleanor Evans, Illinois, and Virginia Goss, Indianapolis; and several niecesShirley King and husband John, New Market, Wanda Harrison and husband Paul, Crawfordsville; two brothers Harold Holt and wife Rose, Veedersburg, and Jerry Tim Holt and wife Jackie, Kingman, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.. ...
Lucille Nicholls (02/18/08)
Lucille Nicholls, 83, Poland, died Monday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Owen County, she was the daughter of Maynard and Ivy (Dillinger) Johnson. She was a homemaker and a member of Big Walnut Baptist Church, Reelsville. She married Fred "Mac" Nicholls Jr. on June 17, 1951. He survives...
Leslie Gene "Pete" Berry (02/18/08)
Leslie Gene "Pete" Berry, Mansfield, died Friday at his residence. He had extended family in Putnam County. He was cremated and no services were conducted. Barnes and Spangler Funeral Home, Rockville, handled the arrangements.
Rev. James Corey Bean Jr. (02/18/08)
Rev. James Corey Bean Jr., 72, Greencastle, died Saturday. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of James and Catherine Ann Bickham Bean. He was a graduate of Centenary College in Shreveport, La., and Seabury-Western Theolog-ical Seminary. After serving several parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana as a priest, he began a military career in the U.S. ...
Putnam Scanner for 2-19-08 (02/18/08)
City Police Two tickets were issued recently by the Greencastle Police Department and one accident was reported. Meanwhile, two cars collided at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Percy Julian Drive and Indianapolis Road. Officer Jeff Modlin reported that Linda York, 67, Greencastle, driving a 2007 Dodge Compact, was on Percy Julian in the left lane, facing north. She said that as she turned left onto Indianapolis, she was hit by a 2002 Dodge Intrepid, driven by Kellie Yon, 42, Greencastle...
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