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Stories from Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Benefit concert planned for injured student (03/12/08)
The date Feb. 22 is a day that changed a lot of lives in Putnam County. That's when Rose-Hulman football standout and Putnam County resident Drew Christy was critically injured in a accident when his vehicle slid on a patch of black ice on U.S. 40. The Hulman sophomore is a South Putnam High School graduate who just made the dean's list last semester. He is the son of Debbie and Mark Christy...
Fire destroys home Tuesday (03/12/08)
The smell of smoke was in the air following a house fire south of Greencastle early Tuesday morning. According to Reelsville Fire Cheif John McPherson, Sheila Shoemaker found the living room of her family's home in flames after being awakened by the family dog...
Old fire truck and other items to be auctioned April 19 (03/12/08)
An old firetruck that the president of the Cloverdale Town Council said would be of no use to any fire department is among a variety of items that will be up for auction April 19. The final list for this auction is due by March 19 but is believed to include dump trucks, police cars, and currently a 1973 Mack firetruck...
Preservation group raising funds (03/12/08)
A new endowment has been approved for the establishment of the Heritage Preservation Society Endowment Fund. "Our goal is to raise $10,000 in 2008," announced Ken Eitel, President of the Putnam County Heritage Preservation Society. There are a couple of purposes for the fund. ...
Ghastly gas prices (03/12/08)
Corrections officer arrested this week (03/12/08)
An officer at Putnamville Correctional Facility has been arrested. Internal Affairs staff received information that a drug deal would be conducted involving David Kiger, 26, of Rushville. Indiana State Police was notified and Kiger was observed conducting the deal in Cloverdale. ...
'Arsenic and Old Lace' at GHS (03/12/08)
Greencastle High School will present "Arsenic and Old Lace" Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and will be available at the school's bookstore or at the door. The comedy about two charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially acceptable roomers is directed by Vickie Parker...
South Putnam honors seniors (03/12/08)
GHS honors winter athletes (03/12/08)
GMS 8th graders finish second (03/12/08)
The Greencastle eighth-grade girls placed second at the South Putnam Invitational this past Saturday. The Tigers Cubs were defeated by Cascade 17-9, forcing to them take on the host Eagles in the consolation game. Against the Eagles, GMS squeaked out a 25-24 win in overtime. Taylor Pruitt connected on a layup in the final seconds and converted the free throw to win the game...
Butler clinches NCAA birth with win over Vikings 70-55 (03/12/08)
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Green matched his career high with 24 points and No. 12 Butler used a big second-half run to beat Cleveland State 70-55 for its fifth Horizon League championship and first automatic berth in the NCAAs since 2001. Butler (29-3) blew a 14-point lead in the first half but pulled away again midway through the second half and took a 60-44 lead with 6 minutes to go on consecutive 3-pointers by Drew Streicher and reserve Zach Hahn...
Jaguars' bid for NCAA tournament fades with loss to Oral Roberts (03/12/08)
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Moses Ehambe hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points, and Oral Roberts earned an automatic NCAA tournament berth by beating IUPUI 71-64 Tuesday night to win its third straight Summit League tournament title. Robert Jarvis added 16 points and Shawn King scored 10, and the two teamed up to lead the Golden Eagles down the stretch...
William P. Sexton (03/12/08)
William P. Sexton, 58, Fillmore, died at his residence. A graveside committal service will be conducted on Thursday, March 13. Arrangements are being handled by Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, 765-653-6262.
Donna Toland (03/12/08)
Donna Kay Davidson Toland, 40, died Dec. 2, 2007 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born in Peoria, Ill., she was the daughter of Alvin Howard and Alberta Lee Carlin Davidson. She was a 1987 graduate of Northview High School. Before moving to Utah, she had been employed at the Learniong Center, McDonald's and Hardee's in Brazil...
Craig Toth (03/12/08)
Craig Allen Toth, 48, Fillmore, died Sunday, March 9, 2008. He had been a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Rita (Starks) Toth; children, Sean and Sabrina Toth; a brother, Kevin Toth; and his father, John Toth. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol Toth...
Putnam Scanner for March 12, 2008 (03/12/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department made the following runs on Tuesday: Corrections Regarding the dog fighting story appearing Monday, March 3, the dog in the photo belongs to Steven and Carol Seketa, not Don and Carol. Don Bowlby is Carol Seketa's father...
Page experience lacking (03/12/08)
To the editor: On Feb. 4, 2008 we were scheduled to be pages for Rep. Amos Thomas at the State House, this is an honor and something we looked forward to doing. We arrived at our scheduled time, met with others paging for other Representatives that day, listened to the rules and plans for the day to run smoothly...
DOC head praises sheriff (03/12/08)
To the editor: As Commssioner of the Indiana Department of Correction, I wish to express deep appreciation for the level of commitment Sheriff Mark Frisbie and his staff have made to improve public safety in Putnam County and the State of Indiana. The enhancement to public safety that I refer to is the introduction of substance abuse treatment services to offenders held in the Putnam County Jail...
CASA needs your help (03/12/08)
To the editor: My wife Jeanne and I are volunteering for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to help children in need in the court system, and we'd like to encourage you to do the same. It was our great honor for Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard, Governor Daniels, legislators, and CASA leaders to announce the formation of the IRTA/CASA partnership in October 2007. ...
NAACP grateful (03/12/08)
To the editor: Many thanks are due to the many people who contributed in some way or other to the NAACP's very successful 44th Annual Freedom Fund dinner last Sunday, March 2, held at Gobin United Methodist Church. We were over 100 strong reflecting on the progress of our community and its great future...
Let's talk about race (03/12/08)
To the editor: It is easy to sit down with our friends and neighbors and talk about our community -- what new businesses have opened or closed, how the local sports teams are doing and of course our ever-changing weather. But there are some subjects that are harder to talk about. ...
Upset by dog complaint (03/12/08)
To the editor: I am writing this letter to address the person who left an unsigned note in my mailbox on Friday. To the UNIFORMED person who left the note in my mailbox on Friday, Feb. 29 regarding my dog's health, I just want this person to know that our dog is EXTREMELY well taken care of. He has had two major surgeries resulting from an intestinal blockage that he got when he was about 6 months old...
Quail Unlimited thanks (03/12/08)
To the Editor: The 20th annual Quail Unlimited Banquet was held Feb. 23, 2008 to a sellout crowd and was a huge success. There were 310 supporters attending and it was a very enjoyable evening. Thanks go out to all the advertisers listed in our Banquet Program. ...
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