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Stories from Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Old clock gets new life (03/26/08)
Time has taken its toll on the old clock hanging on the wall at the Russellville Town Hall. But it has seen better days. In another life, folks around town say, the treasured timepiece once powered the bells at the old Russellville schoolhouse. The clock was built in 1910 by Julis Hanson, a German immigrant living in Princeton, Ind. It's been said that the principal of the Russellville school at the time asked Hanson to make a clock that could be used to ring the bell...
Town's surplus set aside for the Humane Society (03/26/08)
The Cloverdale Town Council accepted a motion Tuesday night to donate a van to the Putnam County Humane Society. The 1998 Dodge Ram utility van was earmarked to be in the upcoming auction. But during the council's special meeting, Town Council President Don Sublett made a plea for the van to be donated...
Tourism board hears story of the 'bomb' (03/26/08)
Tears flowed down the cheeks of long-time Greencastle resident Frank Durham as he talked of his World War II experience to members of the Putnam County Tourism Board this week. Durham, a military veteran and published author, shared a plethora of memories -- many heartfelt and emotional -- of his duty as a bomb disposaleer and of his efforts to bring the now-famous buzz bomb to the Putnam County Courthouse grounds...
Wool the common thread among visitors headed to Greencastle (03/26/08)
On April 11 and 12, the Putnam County Fairgrounds will be the host site of the second Annual Fiber Event which has an estimated 4,000 visitors every year. More than 100 vendors and exhibitors take part in the two-day festival which offers workshops, all kinds of fiber, equipment and ready-made fiber related articles for sale...
Goodin announces she's running for county council (03/26/08)
Cara Goodin is a candidate for the Putnam County Council at large seat on the Republican ticket in the May primary election. Her family moved to Putnam County in 1996. Cara is the wife of Ron Goodin and has three children, Daniel 19, Dana 17, and stepson Brad, 30. Cara and Ron have two grandchildren...
DePauw University's Neal Abraham 'Person of the Year' (03/26/08)
A young man who experienced the worst and the not-so-bad of growing up a minority in Greencastle shared his success during the local Freedom Fund Dinner held recently. Brandon Skates told the members and friends of the Greencastle Branch of NAACP that he experienced name-calling and other rough treatment during his school years...
Elephant wash (03/26/08)
SP grad Harris excelling at Alabama-Huntsville (03/26/08)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala -- The No. 1 ranked University of Alabama in Huntsville Chargers are sporting a 30-5 record and South Putnam grad Amy Harris is powering the offense. Harris is coming off a season where she batted .281 and collected five triples and six doubles. She led the Chargers with 12 homers. Harris was voted to the second team All-Gulf South Conference and the GSC All-Tournament team for the 2007 campaign. She also earned the UAH Athletic Bronze scholar award...
DPU women's tennis handles Oberlin, 8-1 (03/26/08)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The fifth-ranked DePauw women's tennis team defeated Oberlin 8-1 Thursday. The Tigers swept the singles competiton, with Janelle Arita, Kelly Buckley, Greer Mackie, Kayla Smith, Betsey Flanzer and Kristine Lewry all winning in straight sets...
DPU softball improves to 17-1 with two wins (03/26/08)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fifth-ranked DePauw softball improved to 17-1 and extended its win streak to 17 with a pair of shutout wins at the Gene Cusic Classic over Fredonia State and Wisconsin-Whitewater by scores of 1-0 and 2-0, respectively. The Tigers also extended their streak of consecutive shutout innings to 51 1/3...
DPU baseball wins (03/26/08)
DEMOREST, Ga. -- A four-run ninth inning led DePauw baseball to a 7-5 victory at Piedmont College on Tuesday. The Tigers improve to 17-3 on the year. The game featured four lead changes, but the Tigers scored the winning runs in the top half of the final frame...
DPU men's tennis wins (03/26/08)
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- Twelfth-ranked DePauw men's tennis improved to 7-4 on the season following a 7-2 victory over 16th-ranked University of Chicago Tuesday. DePauw meets Carlton at 8 a.m. today.
Threat wins year's first tournament (03/26/08)
The Indiana Threat 10-and-under travel baseball team recently competed in the Triple Crown 2008 Winter Warm-Up Tournament. The tournament took place at the Frozen Ropes indoor baseball facility in Lansing, Mich. While competing with teams from Ohio, Michigan and Indiana, the Threat went undefeated and was awarded the Triple Crown Baseball Tournament Champions plaque...
Sherod Eubank Jr. (03/26/08)
Sherod Eubank Jr. 78, Roachdale, died Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born in Eubank, Ky., he was the son of Sherod and Pauline Saylor Eubank. He married Martha Stewart on May 12, 1966, and she survives. He attended Eubank High School. He retired from Chessie System Railroad where he worked as Track Foreman...
Putnam Scanner for March 26, 2008 (03/26/08)
Putnam County Jail Sheriff's Department Two accidents were reported recently. Damage is estimated between $2,500-5,000. Damage estimates are between $1,000 and $2,500. Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department went on the following runs Tuesday:...
4-H Junior Leaders grateful for steer (03/26/08)
To the editor: Our kids are part of the Putnam County Junior Leaders and volunteered to exhibit a dairy steer for the elementary field day. Our 4-H steers are not the cute and cuddly size, so we called upon a friend, Matt Kirkham. He without hesitation, agreed to "loan" us a cute less than 1 month old Holstein steer for the kids to share with the elementary students...
Johnson family expresses thanks for support (03/26/08)
To the editor: The family of Chantal Lace Johnson would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to all our friends and the community for their support, thoughts, and prayers given to us during this time of grief and sadness. Thank you. Wendie Johnson...
Resident would like to see a lower speed limit (03/26/08)
To the editor: I really believe people should not be allowed to drive a car until they can prove that not only can they read they can understand and obey the street signs they are reading. Washington Street in Bainbridge in town is marked at 20 mph and very few people do less than 40. ...
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