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Stories from Monday, April 7, 2008

Woman airlifted following Sunday crash (04/07/08)
Alcohol may have been a factor in a Sunday evening crash that led to a Putnam County woman being airlifted to the hospital. Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Gregg Slover said a Ford Ranger lost control and slid down a ravine near the intersection of CR 525 West and CR 175 North shortly before 8 p.m...
Panel will exam how behavior affects health (04/07/08)
Overeating has become a serious problem for some children, according to a Putnam County doctor who is among several health experts scheduled to speak at a public gathering Tuesday night. Dr. Landi Halloran says she sees children who are overweight and wonders if parents and others aren't at least partially to blame. A common way of rewarding a child's good behavior is through food and Halloran believes the children are suffering ill effects by becoming overweight...
Students reach across classroom lines (04/07/08)
Before this year, students with special needs at Greencastle High School may not have had a reason to make friends outside their immediate group of peers. But this is the first year that GHS has enacted a program that pairs those students with other regular ed students. "Best Buddies" recently opened a new chapter at GHS?and its already seen strong involvement...
Starry-eyed fans turn out for Piven speech at DPU (04/07/08)
Meharry Hall at historic East College was the site of a brief 20-minute push for Democratic presidential front-runner Barack Obama last week. Just as Obama has been characterized by many as slick and "Hollywood," it seemed natural that the featured speaker at the rally was none other than Emmy-award winning actor Jeremy Piven, most recently of HBO's Entourage...
Crain Lecture set for Wednesday at DPU (04/07/08)
Two respected veteran political observers will come to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 9, for the fifth and final Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr. Lecture of this semester. Journalist and author Jules Witcover and David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union, will join Ken Bode, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism, in a discussion. The program begins at 4:15 p.m. in the Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media's Watson Forum and is presented free of charge...
Cougars come from behind, get 4-3 victory (04/07/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- It was a setup that had all the markings of a classic finish. North Putnam had the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning with the score tied at three. One of the Cougars' most powerful hitters was at the plate. But in less-than-climactic fashion, the Covington pitcher walked the Cougars' Griffen Dahlstrom, sending J.T. Francies home for the winning run. The Cougars had a 4-3 walk-off win...
GHS baseball looking for answers following 6-0 loss (04/07/08)
With Greencastle's baseball season still young, head coach Troy Greenlee and his Tiger Cubs are still searching for themselves. "This is a crazy situation we're in really because we still have no idea about a lot of things about our team," Greenlee said. "We're still trying to figure out who can pitch for us, who can play certain positions and who can bat in certain positions."...
Tiger Cubs and Clovers open golf seasons at Northview (04/07/08)
BRAZIL -- Unfamiliar conditions greeted high school golf teams competing in the Northview Invitational on Saturday afternoon. Sunny skies and warm weather gave golfers the chance to hit the links for 18 holes of tournament play. Amongst them were Greencastle and Cloverdale's boys' teams getting their first competition in the books...
GHS softball downs Eminence (04/07/08)
After falling behind early, Greencastle softball's pitching and defense tightened up Saturday and let the offense take over. The Tiger Cubs scored 11 unanswered runs to defeat Eminence 11-2. After Eminence went up 2-0 in the first, GHS came back with a pair of runs of their own...
Shop owner says she's giving it another try (04/07/08)
We all know how the rumor mill works. In order to get the story straight, it is best to get answers straight from the correct source. Rhonda Stonebraker from Victorian Day Spa & Hair Salon wants to help keep all in the loop. "The rumors are true that we will be relocating. ...
Calita Job (04/07/08)
Calita Job, 93, Mitchell, formerly of Quincy and Cloverdale, died Saturday at her residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Beverly A. Jones (04/07/08)
Beverly A. Jones, 70, Cloverdale, died Friday at Putnam County Hospital. Born in Cloverdale, she was the daughter of William Haltom and Nina Maude (Kelly) Halton. She married Kenneth D. Jones on May 30, 1957, and he survives. A homemaker, she attended Millgrove United Methodist Church...
Robert D. Ritchie (04/07/08)
Robert D. Ritchie, 65, Lebanon, formerly of Eminence, died Sunday at his residence. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Hutchison nears 90 (04/07/08)
Beulah Hutchison will celebrate her 90th birthday on April 13 with an Open House for family and friends at the Putnamville Baptist Church located one mile west of U.S. Highway 231 on the north side of U.S. Highway 40. She was born April 11, 1918 and married Chester W. ...
Putnam Scanner for April 7, 2008 (04/07/08)
Putnam County Jail The following arrests were made recently: On April 4: On April 5: Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department made the following runs recently: On Saturday: On Sunday:...
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