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Stories from Friday, February 29, 2008

Apartment building has fiery past (02/29/08)
One of Greencastle's great old houses is Avon Apartments, located at 312 S. Bloomington St. Originally a fraternity house, Lambda Chi Alpha bought the property in 1925. The old house there once was home to DePauw President Dr. Hillary Gobin, It was in such poor condition that Lambda Qui tore it down and built a new one on the site in 1928...
Public given the opportunity to hear property tax plan (02/29/08)
Greencastle officials had one thing on their minds when they came together at city hall Thursday night -- property taxes. Mayor Sue Murray called a special town hall meeting to discuss the Indiana General Assem-bly's plan to reduce the government's reliance on property taxes...
Group helps child battling illness (02/29/08)
Even while battling major medical problems, little Chloe Danyel Lawler's eyes sparkle and her smile is contagious. "When you look at her, how precious she is, you just can't help but feel joy," Southern Council of Higher Degree of Moose Fraternity President B.J. Keyt said while watching Chloe play with a Spinoza Bear the group presented her at the Clay County YMCA...
Drug usage topic of parent meeting (02/29/08)
The signs and symptoms of drug usage will be the topic for the Greencastle High School Parent Council when they meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 3 in the Multipurpose Room Guest Speakers Detective Yordy, Senior Trooper Pat Etter, Road Patrol Drug Interdiction Officer, and Senior Excise Officer Jerrod Baugh will be on site to answer questions parents may have...
Four teams will vie for opportunity to duel for the sectional title at South Putnam (02/29/08)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Writer Action continues tonight at the South Putnam Sectional 46 as Covenant Christian faces Speedway in the first game, then Tri-West battles Cascade in the second contest of the evening. Covenant Christian (14-6) is the only remaining team in the sectional with a winning record but sometimes it's better to be the hunter instead of the hunted, especially when there are three hungry teams wanting to prove themselves...
Newly retired Bob Knight hired as analyst by ESPN for upcoming NCAA tournament (02/29/08)
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) -- College basketball fans flipping channels back when Bob Knight was coaching couldn't resist stopping when they spied one of his interviews or news conferences. Nobody wanted to miss what he might say or do. ESPN executives figure nothing will change with the Hall of Famer switching careers. The network announced Thursday that Knight will appear as a guest studio analyst leading up to and during the NCAA tournament...
Pacers irritated by latest off-court troubles (02/29/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Indiana Pacers face a fresh wave of unwanted attention with the arrest of a murder suspect after he had been at the home of one player and a reported rape at the home of another. While police say the players were not involved in either case, both have been in recent legal troubles and the incidents frustrate a team trying to improve its tarnished image...
Chantal Johnson (02/29/08)
Chantal Lace Selma Johnson, 20, Bainbridge, died Wednesday at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis after a two-year battle with leukemia. Born in Glendale, Ariz., she was the daughter of Bruce Johnson and Wendie Johnson. A 2006 graduate of North Putnam High School, where she had been active in cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming, track, dance, and school clubs. She had attended IUPUI and was active in the Jaguar Cheer at the university...
Florence Keagle (02/29/08)
Florence "Lucille" Keagle, 93, Brazil, died Thursday at St. Vincent Clay Hospital. Born in Hammond, Ind., she was the daughter of Robert L. and Florence Scobee Woodall. She married Virgil Keagle in 1936 in Hammond. Following graduation from Hammond High School, she continued her education and became a nurse and worked in healthcare until her retirement...
Anita Mendenhall (02/29/08)
Anita June Mendenhall, 76, Belle Union, died Thursday at Asbury Towers in Greencastle. Born in Putnam County, she was the daughter of Lowell Allen Russell and Irene (Wilson) Russell. She married Donald William "Bill" Mendenhall on May 28, 1949, and he preceded her in death on July 10, 1996...
Irene Walden (02/29/08)
Irene "Reene" Walden, 98, Brazil, died Thursday at Clay County Health Center. Born in Carbon, Ind., she was the daughter of Lee and Lottie (Pell) Hillis. She was a member of the Van Buren Home Economics Club and the Lena Good Neighbors Club. She was a past member of the Carbon Eastern Star and the Ebenezer Ladies Aid, and a lifetime member of Ebenezer Church...
Rita C. Welch (02/29/08)
Rita C. Welch, 49, Greencastle, died Wednesday afternoon at her residence. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Albert and Sylvia (Crowe) Padula. Survivors include her daughter, Jamie White Boesch and husband Steve, Mooresville; a sister, Sharon Wallace and husband Chad; a brother, Eddie Funkhousen; and three grandchildren...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 29, 2008 (02/29/08)
Greencastle Fire Dept. Greencastle firefighters responded to three calls Thursday. Clarification Tuesday's gathering of Barack Obama supporters at the Walden Inn was not sponsored by the Walden Inn or DePauw University...
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