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Stories from Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DePauw to announce new president Thursday (02/20/08)
DePauw University will introduce its nineteenth president at a news conference set for 10 a.m. Thursday at Independent Colleges of Indiana, 3135 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis.
Greencastle man dies in Tuesday accident (02/20/08)
A Greencastle man died early Tuesday in a single-vehicle crash in Crawfordsville. Matthew Hardwick Hayes, 25, died at the scene of the crash on U.S. 231 on the city's south side. According to The Paper of Montgomery County, Crawfordsville Police Chief Kurt Knecht said that Hayes was killed when his vehicle struck a pole just before 6:11 a.m...
GCSC considers breathalyzer tests (02/20/08)
Is testing every student who enters an athletic event or a school dance for alcohol use a realistic effort? The Greencastle School Board is considering a policy to use breathalyzer testing of students at extra-curricular events and at school. Superintendent Bob Green said he has heard interest from parents about testing students at events such as dances, sports events, and particularly the prom. ...
Foundation's matching grants available (02/20/08)
The Putnam County Community Foundation announces the availability of matching grants for endowments benefiting charitable organizations in Putnam County to help them become self-sustaining. Matching grants are available for an organization's existing or soon-to-be created endowment at the Community Foundation. Grant applications are due to the Community Foundation office by Monday, March 3...
Owens announces candidacy for treasurer (02/20/08)
Putnam County Deputy Treasurer Sharon Owens has announced her campaign for the office of Putnam County Treasurer on the Republican ticket in the May primary election. Owens has been a resident of Putnam County for the past 22 years. She and her husband Mike reside in Greencastle. They have five children and two granddaughters...
Boys' sectional pairings announced (02/20/08)
The IHSAA drew for the sectional pairings in the 2008 Boys' Basketball State Tournament Sunday night. The four Putnam County schools all drew teams to which they lost in the regular season. In the Class 2A South Putnam Sectional, Cloverdale will play Speedway in game two, which is slated for approximately 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26. On Feb. 1, the Clovers dropped a 58-51 decision to the Sparkplugs at Speedway...
Cougar boys fall to Falcons (02/20/08)
CAYUGA -- The North?Putnam boys' basketball team fell to North Vermillion 63-47 on Tuesday night. The Cougars fell to 1-18 with the loss, while the Falcons improved to 4-15. No further details were available from the game. North Putnam hosts Danville at 7:30 p.m. Friday...
Greencastle 7th grade girls falls to Bruins Tuesday (02/20/08)
LIZTON -- The Greencastle girls' 7th grade basketball teams dropped a pair of tough games Tuesday night. The A team fell to the Bruins 47-3. The B team fell 10-4. In the A team game, Rayleigh Amis had all three of the Tiger Cubs' points. The Bruins, on the other hand, had two players in double figures...
GMS 8th grade girls defeat Cloverdale in double overtime (02/20/08)
The Greencastle eighth grade girls' basketball team improved its record to 3-1 with a double-overtime victory 29-25 over Cloverdale Monday. The Lady Tiger Cubs trailed by 4 with 34 seconds remaining, but forced 2 turnovers and converted to send it to overtime...
Clover 7th grade defeats GMS (02/20/08)
CLOVERDALE -- After a low-scoring first quarter, the Cloverdale seventh grade girls' basketball team ran away from Greencastle for a 49-17 victory Monday night. Although the Clovers led just 4-2 after the opening frame, they had stretched the lead to 19-11 at halftime...
SP 8th grade drops close one (02/20/08)
After battling back from a 13-9 halftime deficit, South Putnam made it close, but ultimately fell to Clay City 26-25 Monday night. Jenny Thompson led the Eagles with nine points. Brooke Boetjer was next with six point, followed by Emily Dabrowski's five...
NPMS wrestlers defeat Rockville (02/20/08)
ROCKVILLE -- The North Putnam middle school wrestlers picked up a 60-26 win over Rockville last Thursday. Ten different Cougars won in their A team matches. Five North wrestlers won in their B team matches. Cole Fehr, Jake Truax, Chad Keyt, Cody Oliver, Ben Wiatt and Nathaniel Crosby each won by pin. Joe Mindiola won a 6-0 decision while Randall Cox and Derick Eisman each won by forfeit...
Martha Jane Leonard (02/20/08)
Martha Jane Leonard, 89, Greencastle, died Tuesday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Alexandria, Ind., she was the daughter of Waldo and Ethel (Merrick) Quick. A Gosport High School graduate, she was a farm wife and mother. She formerly attended Amo Baptist Church...
Matthew H. Hayes (02/20/08)
Matthew Hardwick Hayes, 25, Greencastle, died Tuesday as the result of a car accident in Crawfordsville. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Gerald D. and Shirley A. (Hardwick) Hayes. He was a 2001 graduate of Greencastle High School and had attended Ivy Tech Community College. He was employed as a foreman with Morton Buildings in Cloverdale. He played softball on the local men's team, was a soccer player in high school...
Putnam Scanner for 2-20-08 (02/20/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Greencastle Fire Dept. Greencastle firefighters reported two runs recently...
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