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Stories from Friday, April 18, 2008

Earthquake rattles area (04/18/08)
Putnam County was rocked by a 5.3 earthquake that shook people awake as far away as Milwaukee early Friday morning. Just before 4:37 a.m., the quake, which was centered 6 miles from West Salem, Ill., and 66 miles from Evansville, Ind. awakened people as far away as Milwaukee, Wis, 350 miles north of the epicenter...
Russellville on the hunt for lost grant money (04/18/08)
Russellville is in need of a new water filtration system, but first they must account for lost grant money. When the Russellville Community Center was being renovated, the town had a grant for $1,124. This grant went unused on the center and was put into the town's general fund. From that point, there is no record of what happened to the money...
More donations come in for Ivy Tech, groundbreaking set (04/18/08)
Officials gathered at Ivy Tech Community College Tuesday morning to accept a check for $10,000 from Teachers Credit Union (TCU) toward the $1.9 million Changing Lives Building Futures capital campaign for the new Greencastle facility. Pam Lage, TCU service center manager, presented the check to Jeff Pittman, Ivy Tech Region 7 chancellor...
North Putnam students encouraged to give back (04/18/08)
North Putnam Middle School students will be taking part in a supply drive for the Putnam County Humane Society April 21-25. The drive is sponsored by the DePauw University Hartman House as a part of National Youth Service Day. The supply drive will involve the youth of the community in a helpful way for the Humane Society of Putnam County...
North Putnam middle schoolers featured in state report (04/18/08)
During their Wednesday evening meeting, members of the North Putnam School Board presented certificates to students Justin Livasay and Danny Shaw recognizing them for participating in the 2008 Special Olympic State Basketball program. Board members also received information about the Learn and Serve Indiana grant program from teacher Diana Magee...
South Putnam tennis blanks Edgewood (04/18/08)
After an 8-5 season last year, South Putnam tennis coach Johnnie Briones knew he would have a good team this year, but even he is a little surprised at how hot they've come out of the gate this year. The Eagles defeated Edgewood 5-0 Thursday night, moving their record to 4-0 on the year...
Eagle softball easily defeats Eminence, 17-1 (04/18/08)
A win is a win. But as a squad is gearing up for a conference matchup with an intercounty rival, an easy win is not necessarily what a coach likes to have. South Putnam is dealing with that dilemma. The Eagles completely dismantled the Eminence Eels to win 17-1 in five innings Thursday...
GHS golf picks up big wins on road (04/18/08)
The Greencastle boys' golf team picked up a pair of road wins this week, defeating Speedway 175-180 Tuesday and downing Southmont 165-174 Thursday. The wins move the Tiger Cubs' match record to 3-0 and their overall record to 15-7. At Brickyard Crossing on Tuesday, Eric Davis tied the Sparkplugs Eric Jones for medalist honors, firing a 40. Freshman Jim Wheeler was next for GHS with a 41. Nick Pritchard and Wade Huber rounded out the scoring for the Cubs with matching 47s...
Greencastle softball picks up 5-2 victory at Rockville (04/18/08)
ROCKVILLE -- Greencastle softball is on roll. The Tiger Cubs have won three straight following their 5-2 win over Rockville Thursday. Briana Baker moves to 4-2 on the season after picking up the win. She pitched a complete game, throwing for five strikeouts and one walk...
Women's tennis wins (04/18/08)
The sixth-ranked DePauw women's tennis team improved to 18-4 on the season following a 7-2 win over visiting Indiana Wesleyan at the Blackstock Courts. The Wildcats dropped to 18-2. The Tigers took a 2-1 lead after wins at second and third doubles and then claimed wins at first through fifth singles...
Tiger Cub JV baseball defeats Clovers (04/18/08)
The Greencastle junior varsity baseball team moved its record to 5-0 Wednesday night with a 15-5 win over Cloverdale in five innings. Starter Kyle Johnson picked up the win for GHS, striking out eight Clovers in four innings of work. Landon Patterson worked the fifth for the Tiger Cubs...
Eagle baseball moves to 6-0 in WCC play (04/18/08)
MONROVIA -- The South Putnam baseball team pushed its WCC record to 6-0 Tuesday with an 8-1 win over Monrovia. Noah Boswell was the starting pitcher for South Putnam and held a no hitter for 6-and-a-third innings. Boswell had 10 strikeouts and gave up just one hit. Freshman Grant Zimmerman came in relief to close out the game, getting the last two outs without allowing a run...
Cougar middle school baseball defeats Athenians (04/18/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam middle school baseball team rallied for nine runs in the top of the seventh inning to come home with a 21-14 comeback win against Crawfordsville Monday night. The Cougars trailed 14-11 with two outs in the seventh when eighth-grader Brandon Kimmel hit a two-run single to close the gap to 14-13. ...
Charles "Chuck" Boller (04/18/08)
Charles "Chuck" Boller, Russellville, died at his residence at 4 p.m. Thursday. Services are pending at Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, Waveland.
James M. Mitchell (04/18/08)
James M. Mitchell, 80, Cloverdale, died Wednesday at The Waters of Greencastle. Born in Indianapolis, he was the son of William Andrew Mitchell and Bertha Alice (McGuire) Mitchell. He was a motor vehicle service driver for the U.S. Postal Service, Indiana-polis. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II...
Lema Wilson (04/18/08)
Lema Wilson, age 86, of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2008 at her daughter's home in Mechanicsburg, Pa. Born Jan. 30, 1922 in Science Hill, Ky., she was a daughter of the late William Green Waddle and Bertha E. (Bishop) Waddle. In 1941, Lema moved from Science Hill, Ky. to Greencastle where she met and married Richard F. "Doc" Wilson on Nov. 17, 1943. Together they would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this fall...
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