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Stories from Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Former President Clinton charts course to Greencastle (04/09/08)
Former President Bill Clinton is planning a stop in Greencastle this Friday, according to Mayor Sue Murray who told members of the City Council Tuesday night. Murray said after the meeting that a representative from the Clinton campaign called her office Tuesday afternoon and said Clinton is tentatively scheduled to speak at 1 p.m., but it may be more like 2 or 2:30 p.m. The representative did not say where Clinton would be speaking...
Work to repair Jackson Street delayed (04/09/08)
Problems persisted on Tuesday as work crews tried to repair holes in North Jackson Street, but the mayor says the work should be completed today. Large metal plates have covered the holes all winter. The holes were left by previous work on a water line and have led to many complaints by drivers who've had to drive around the plates or drive over them, causing quite a jolt to their cars. The city was waiting for the asphalt plants to reopen this spring before repairing the holes...
Roachdale officials ponder stormwater fee for residents (04/09/08)
Roachdale Town Council members Bill Long, Jack Jones and Barbara Stout debated on adding a stormwater fee to residents' bills during the town meeting Tuesday evening. Town Clerk Martha Louk asked the board to consider writing an ordinance so monies could be collected through a monthly fee of a few dollars per customer and would then be available to pay for repairs...
County commissioners voice support for victims' rights (04/09/08)
Putnam County Commissioners Kristina Warren, Gene Beck and Jim Baird signed a document presented by Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter proclaiming April 13-19 as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. By signing the proclamation commissioners reaffirm the county's commitment to respect and enforce victims' rights and address their needs during Crime Victims' Rights Week and throughout the year...
Railroad crossings in Greencastle to get needed repairs (04/09/08)
Long-awaited repairs to several railroad crossings in the city of Greencastle are set to begin this week, according to city officials. City Attorney Laurie Hardwick told members of the City Council Tuesday night that she was contacted by a representative from CSX this week and was told the company plans to repair several crossings...
Cloverdale residents urged by official to fill out income survey (04/09/08)
The Cloverdale Town Council is pleading with residents to complete and return the income surveys that have been sent out randomly to 300 people. At this time, only 100 surveys have been returned. The purpose of the survey is to attain a basic idea of the town's financial situation. This is needed before the town can do any grant acquisition to fix such issues as the stormwater drains...
Help out the Humane Society by eating a meal at Almost Home (04/09/08)
The Humane Society of Putnam County will host a fundraiser, Feasting for our Furry Friends, on Monday, April 14 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Almost Home restaurant in Greencastle. Humane Society volunteers will serve as guest waiters and waitresses for the night. All their tips from the evening will be donated to the shelter...
Students learn the importance of good health habits (04/09/08)
South Putnam Middle School hosted a Health Fair for seventh grade students Tuesday afternoon. Sponsored with a P.I.E. Coalition grant of $1,500. School nurse Carla Stierwalt puts together the event with the help of school counselor Becky Brothers. Students participate in various health related events including experiencing the effects of drinking by wearing a special pair of goggles, participating in a mock accident with Putnam County Operation Life and finding out how much sugar really is in your drinks by the Putnam County Extension Office.. ...
Eagles soar past Tiger Cubs for first win of the season (04/09/08)
It came down to the final match to decide the winner of the South Putnam and Greencastle girls' tennis season opener. It came down to South's Whitney Warren against Tiger Cub Marta Torre. The outcome? It was nine years in the making for South Putnam girls' tennis...
North Putnam baseball defeats Speedway (04/09/08)
SPEEDWAY -- After a 9-6 loss to Speedway on Monday, the North Putnam baseball team got back to business on Tuesday evening, winning 4-2 in nine innings and earning a split with the Sparkplugs. Griffen Dahlstrom came through for the Cougars (4-1, 3-1 WCC) in the ninth with a two-run home run. He also drove in Kyle Rooker, who had singled earlier in the ninth...
Cougars softball picks up win against Sparkplugs (04/09/08)
SPEEDWAY -- The North Putnam softball team extended its win streak to three games and completed a sweep of Speedway with a 3-1 win Tuesday evening. In the second night of playing the Sparkplugs, Cougar coach Jim Brothers said the Speedway hitters were starting to figure out freshman pitcher Taylor Judy. However, the Cougar defense took care of business...
North Putnam tops Monrovia at Old Hickory (04/09/08)
The North Putnam golf team defeated Monrovia 158-195 Monday at Old Hickory to move its record to 2-1. J.J. Burns led the Cougars with a one-under 35. Patrick Byrd was next with a 39. North also had a 43 from Austin Malayer, a 47 from Josh Mitchener and a 51 from Jeremy Redman...
Greencastle softball downs Terre Haute South (04/09/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- As reported in Wednesday's BannerGraphic, the Greencastle softball team picked up a big win Monday, defeating Terre Haute South 7-3. The junior varsity also got into the act, defeating the Braves 7-2. Coach Dave Keller was pleased with his team, noting that their biggest strength continues to be defense and pitching...
Clover baseball splits (04/09/08)
MONROVIA -- The Cloverdale baseball team picked up its first win of the season Monday night, defeating Monrovia 2-1 in eight innings. The Clovers (1-3, 1-3 WCC) were back in action Tuesday at Monrovia wherre they lost 8-4, but results were not available at press time...
Eagles defeat Cadets (04/09/08)
The South Putnam softball team defeated Cascade 4-3 Monday night. Each team scored one run in both the first and second innings before the Cadets pulled ahead 3-2 with a run in the fourth. However, the Eagles (3-0, 3-0 WCC) got a pair of runs in the fifth to pull ahead for good...
Bretscher qualifies for Olympics trials (04/09/08)
Greencastle grad Andrew Bretscher has qualified for the U.S. Olympic Swimming trials held in Omaha, Nebraska June 29-July 6 and the U.S. Open set for July 29-Aug. 2 in Minneapolis, Minn. Bretscher swam a 55.05 in the 100-meter butterfly, coming in .54 seconds under the Olympic standard and .64 under the Open standard...
DePauw women's tennis wins a pair (04/09/08)
The DePauw women's tennis team defeated Rose-Hulman in dominating fashion Tuesday night with an 8-0 victory. All five singles matches came in straight sets, led by No. 1 singles Janelle Arita, who defeated the Engineers' Sam Danesis 6-2, 6-4. No. 4 singles Kayla Smith and No. 6 Tricia Wilkes each dropped just one game, with each player winning 6-1, 6-0...
Local Bowling Standings (04/09/08)
GGUSBC STANDINGS (As of 4-7-08) 3-D Tire & Service (Monday) High team scratch game -- Old Timers 592 High team scratch series -- Old Timers 1,752 High individual scratch game -- Janet Dickerson 189 High individual scratch series -- Janet Dickerson 501...
Putnam Scanner for April 9, 2008 (04/09/08)
Putnam County Jail Two people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Greencastle Fire Dept. The Greencastle Fire Department made the following runs recently:...
The holidays are just one time to donate food (04/09/08)
To the editor: The arrival of spring means the Christmas season is well behind us. Yet at least one opportunity from the holidays still remains, and two leaders with Indiana ties want all of us to get involved. Peter Dunn is the former CEO of Steak 'N Shake, an Indiana-based company he led after an executive career with Kraft Foods. Dunn now chairs the board of America's Second Harvest, the nonprofit association of the nation's food banks, 12 of which are in Indiana...
College students being taught wrong message (04/09/08)
To the editor: In a recent issue of The Indianapolis Star, reporter Andy Gammill had a lengthy article on the "Classroom Crisis at Indiana University. It doesn't have enough rooms to meet scheduling requests…" The problem is not the lack of classroom space. ...
Retired teacher has support for legislation (04/09/08)
To the editor: The Indiana General Assembly completed its work on Friday, March 14, 2008 with the Governor taking final action on Monday, March 24, 2008. As executive director of the Indiana Retired Teachers Association, I would like to thank each member of the area's legislative delegation for supporting the final versions of House Bill 1019 and Senate Bills 51 and 72...
Reader offers her thoughts on pet adoption (04/09/08)
To the editor: I can sympathize with the family who attempted to adopt a dog from our local humane shelter. Last summer I tried to adopt a dog. I, too, was given a guided tour and felt so sorry for all the animals, but found one I wanted to take home...
Ellsworth: a new direction in Iraq (04/09/08)
To the editor: During the 5-year anniversary of the War in Iraq, I had an opportunity to make my third trip to the war torn region. I wanted to take a minute to share some of my thoughts about the trip and where we go from here. I had the opportunity to meet with members of Indiana's 76th National Guard Infantry Brigade as they trained in Kuwait. My visit reinforced my pride in the excellence and professionalism of our National Guard and armed forces...
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