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Stories from Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Salman tells how he went from English to saxophone (04/16/08)
Life doesn't always work according to plan. Randy Salman, a music professor at DePauw and member of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra spoke with the Greencastle Rotary Club recently. Jazz is an art that is branded on improvisation, so it only makes sense that a member of the Jazz Masterworks Orchestra would give this sort of speech...
Eight Putnam County schools go on watch list (04/16/08)
Eight Putnam County schools scored in the second lowest category in Indiana school accountability rates under Public Law 221 (P.L. 221) according to a report issued by Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Suellen Reed. Only one school, North Putnam High School reached the top "exemplary" category...
Mock disaster helps students, staff prepare for the worst (04/16/08)
Brooke Smith huddled in the hallway of Roachdale Elementary with burns over her face and arms while emergency responders worked on her wounds during a mock tornado disaster drill at the school early Tuesday morning. In the background it was eerily quiet as students remained balled up on the hallway floors with their heads covered by their arms. One small preschooler was sobbing as teachers comforted her...
BMV chief tells DePauw crowd agency is more efficient (04/16/08)
Ron Stiver has given up on trying to predict what comes next in life. The 1996 graduate of DePauw spoke to a capacity crowd Tuesday as part of the McDermond Center Lecture Series at the university. In 2006, Stiver was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels as the Commissioner of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) in Indiana. He took this position after having a steady job working for Eli Lilly and Company...
Looking for vendors for Blast from the Past (04/16/08)
Things are heating up in Bainbridge as the Friends of the Park plan the Annual Blast form the Past June Festival slated for June 6, 7 and 8. The festival is a fundraiser for the Friends of the Park, which serves the community parks of Russellville, Roachdale and Bainbridge. Funds from the festival help to fund summer programs at all three sites...
Cloverdale edges out North Putnam 2-1 (04/16/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Start with a beautiful April evening, add in a few questioned calls at the plate, sprinkle in some outstanding defensive plays and what you have is a 2-1 Cloverdale win over visiting North Putnam. "It was a big win for the girls," CHS Stacey Falls said. "I told them all along, to be successful your going to have to handle pressure. I think this is a big win in that they learned they got a little more confidence that they can do that."...
Cougars defeat Clovers 16-0 in five innings (04/16/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- A huge first inning was all North Putnam would need Tuesday as they scored 15 first-inning runs on their way to a 16-0 win over Cloverdale in five innings. The first was highlighted by two home runs from Jordan Berry and one each from Shawn Diebold and Brock Jones...
Lady Tiger Cubs defeat Cascade 8-2 to get sixth win (04/16/08)
After losing to Greencastle 2-1 at home Monday night, the Cascade softball team might have expected another closely contested game with Greencastle. But the Tiger Cubs would have none of it, as they scored seven runs in the first three innings on their way to an 8-2 win...
GHS swept by Cascade (04/16/08)
The Greencastle baseball team lost to Cascade twice this week, falling 4-2 on Monday and 3-2 on Tuesday. On Monday at Cascade, the Tiger Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the third on RBI by Kendall Faust and Blake Robinson. However, a 4-run sixth inning for the Cadets did them in...
Eagles and Clovers battle on the track (04/16/08)
SPENCER -- The South Putnam and Cloverdale track teams traveled to Owen Valley Monday night for a pair of triangular meets with the Patriots. The Eagle girls came out on top, while the boys finished second. The Clovers placed third in both meets. Shelby Johnston led the way for the Eagles, winning the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and long jump. Shannon Egold also had a good night, winning the 800 and 3,200...
North Putnam golf wins three-way match (04/16/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- North Putnam picked up another couple of wins in a triangular golf match Tuesday night. The Cougars shot a 158 to Southmont's 166 and Western Boone's 170 at Crawfords-ville Country Club. In a consistent effort, all four of North Putnam's scorers were within three strokes of one another. J.J. Burns was medalist with a 38. Austin Malayer was just behind at 39. Jeremy Redman added a 40 and Patrick Byrd shot 41...
GHS tennis gets win over Wildcats (04/16/08)
The Greencastle girls' tennis team continues to roll with a win over South Vermillion, 4-1 Tuesday night. No. 1 singles player Kelsey Hennette made short work of Hannah Henry, defeating her 6-1 and 6-0. Kate Babbington made the move up to No. 3 singles, but was defeated by Brittney Spires 6-0 and 6-4...
Three-point champion (04/16/08)
North Putnam junior Cory Dean won the Putnam County Emergency Service Three-Point Contest at McAnally Center on April 4. Dean missed much of his junior season for the Cougars following a car accident that left him hospitalized for several weeks. His shot has certainly recovered...
Putnam Scanner for April 16, 2008 (04/16/08)
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: They were taken off stand-by at 1:23 p.m. They returned to the station at 13:18 p.m...
Are colleges as safe as they should be? (04/16/08)
To the editor: Today's one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting rampage at Virginia Tech serves as a timely reminder for Indiana high school students and parents to ask tough "campus safety" questions when making spring and summer selection visits to college campuses...
Many thanks for the South health fair (04/16/08)
To the editor: We would like to thank the following vendors for participating in the April 8 South Putnam seventh grade health fair: Dr. Hennette's office, Dr. Elliott's office, Family Support Services, Purdue Extension Services, Putnam County Health Department. ...
Many people helped Amber Lyon Webb (04/16/08)
To the editor: Amber and Roger Webb, Dana and Kenny Lyon, Roger Sr. and Rhonda Webb and Jackie and Benny Payne would like to thank the following people and organizations that helped make the Leukemia Benefit for Amber Lyon Webb on April 6, a success:...
Hydronic heaters aren't the only polluters (04/16/08)
To the editor: I read the front page article concerning the potential ban on hydronic heaters. If this comes to be, will you also do something about the paint fumes that are dumped into the atmosphere by the former Happico plant? Or will you continue to look the other way?...
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