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Stories from Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Local man masters the art of sword swallowing? (02/27/08)
Troy Deckard, formerly of Bainbridge, has a new favorite day of the year. As a practitioner in the art of sword swallowing, Deckard is ecstatic because this Thursday is the inaugural "International Sword Swallower's Day." During this day, sword swallowers are asked to perform and help spread the word of their art...
Fair board makes changes to '08 parade, carnival (02/27/08)
Some changes for the carnival and the parade are in the works for the 2008 Putnam County Fair. Relocation of the carnival from the south side of the fairgrounds near Harris Hall and the Community Building to the spot previously occupied by the Industrial Tent is the biggest change approved by the Fair Board on Monday...
Former DOC inmate files lawsuit (02/27/08)
A former Indiana Department of Correction inmate filed suit today for the department's alleged indifference to cancer he developed while serving time. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, Indianapolis on behalf of Phillip "Andy" Springer and assigned to Judge David F. ...
Hubbard and dog return home with coveted Westminster prize (02/27/08)
A Hoosier with ties to Greencastle came away with a "Best of Breed" award at this month's prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The dog, known as "Clussexx in Overdrive," or more simply by his friends as "Carlton," walked away with honors in the Clumber Spaniel division...
Cloverdale season ends in heartbreak (02/27/08)
Losing an opening-round sectional game is always hard on a team, but there's a difference in simply losing and having your hearts ripped out at the last minute. The latter happened to Cloverdale in game two of the South Putnam sectional Tuesday, as they surrendered a 17-point halftime lead to Speedway to ultimately lose 60-59...
Covenant Christian pulls away from Monrovia in fourth (02/27/08)
In what had to be the toughest draw of the South Putnam Class 2A Sectional, Monrovia and Covenant Christian, the only two teams in the tourney with winning records, had to play each other in Tuesday's opening game. The game lived up to expectations until late, when Covenant pulled away from the Bulldogs to capture a 65-50 victory...
Local bowling champs crowned (02/27/08)
The Greater Greencastle USBC recently conducted three local bowling tournaments: the City Youth Tournament, the City Women's Tournament and the City Open Tournament. All three tourneys had team, doubles and singles events. The singles event of the youth tourney had a girls and a boys division...
GMS 8th grade falls to NP (02/27/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Greencastle Middle School eighth grade girls' basketball team traveled to North Putnam Monday and lost to the Cougars 28-23 in overtime. Cold shooting and 18 missed free throws for the Lady Tiger Cubs made the difference. Hannah Wainman led GMS with 11 points. Kallie Brattain have five, Kandice Phillips four and Taylor Pruitt closed out the GMS scoring with three points...
James Allen Socia (02/27/08)
James Allen "Tex" Socia, 68, Fillmore, died Tuesday at Methodist Hospital. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Hays Funeral Home, Coatesville, with visitation at 11 a.m. until service time.
Andrew W. Lemons (02/27/08)
Andrew W. "Andy" Lemons, 87, Cloverdale, died Sunday at Summerfield Healthcare Center, Cloverdale. Born in Cynthiana, Ky., he was the son of William Lemons and Laura (Hill) Lemons. He married Ella F. Lemons, and she survives. He was an overhead crane operator...
Shirley Jean Sims (02/27/08)
Shirley Jean Sims, 56, Greencastle, died Saturday at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Barbara Jean (Sims) Bassett Cox. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her mother, Barbara Jean Cox and husband Franklin, Greencastle; two stepsisters, Cindy Stapert, Greencastle, and Nancy Catts and husband Jeff, Cloverdale; two stepbrothers, Jimmy Bassett and Katrinka, Belle Union, and Kenneth Bassett, Belle Union...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 27, 2008 (02/27/08)
Sheriff's Dept. Slick conditions on Manhattan Road Tuesday evening resulted in a car striking a power pole. Reserve Deputy Joe Tesmer reported that Becky Greiner, Terre Haute, was driving northbound near CR?400 South in her 2004 Pontiac Vibe shortly before 6 p.m...
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