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Stories from Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Bridges terminated as public defender (04/30/08)
A local attorney has been relieved of his duties as a part-time public defender. In a letter dated Friday, Putnam Superior Court Judge Robert J. Lowe said he was terminating Charles Bridges' employment as a public defender effective at close of business that day...
Locals to appear on 'Good Morning America' (04/30/08)
Putnam County residents whose morning routine includes sipping a cup of coffee and watching "Good Morning America" are in for a surprise. Several local residents will be shown on today's edition, which airs between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. on ABC, giving their opinions about the race for the White House...
Students, perhaps teachers, counting the days to summer (04/30/08)
With the arrival of May this week, students, parents and teachers begin to prepare for the last days of school. Area students will finish school by the end of May this year. The last student day for Cloverdale schools is May 28. Graduation is at 4 p.m. on Saturday May 24...
Items needed to send to soldiers (04/30/08)
Local troops are being helped out by the Danville based Military Support Group, but they need help with donations. The Danville Christian Church has been sending care packages to servicemen and women for the past five years. Military personnel from Bainbridge, Cloverdale, Coatesville, Roachdale, Stilesville and Greencastle are included in their coverage...
Cystic fibrosis walk May 17 (04/30/08)
There will be a cystic fibrosis walk held at the Cloverdale Community Schools on May 17. The event will be sponsored by the Student Leaders Achieving More (SLAM) team. This will be a non-profit event and all the proceeds will go towards researching a cure for cystic fibrosis...
Clover softball falls to Sparkplugs, 10-1 (04/30/08)
CLOVERDALE -- To see the final score of Cloverdale softball's 10-1 loss to Speedway Monday night, it seems to have been a very one-sided affair. In the end, though, it wasn't so much a case of one team overwhelming the other with superior talent and preparation; the Sparkplugs just looked to have a bit of mental edge on the Clovers...
South Putnam knock off Class No. 8 ranked Clay City (04/30/08)
CLAY CITY -- If the South Putnam Eagles continue playing the way they have of late, they might just earn the label as sectional favorites in late May. Call the Clay City Eels believers after South Putnam's Samantha Tomasino shut them down, allowing six hits and striking out four in a 5-0 shutout victory against the Class A No. 8 ranked Eels...
Tiger Cub tennis edges Mounties (04/30/08)
The Greencastle girls' tennis team slipped past Southmont 3-2 Tuesday night, with the match coming down to the No. 2 singles matchup. The Tiger Cubs Marta Torre was coming off an injury but roared back after losing her first set 4-6 to capture the win. She won the second set 6-4 and the third 6-1 to secure the victory for the Tiger Cubs...
Cloverdale track loses at Clay City (04/30/08)
CLAY CITY -- The Cloverdale track teams traveled to Clay City Tuesday night, with both teams falling to the Eels. The Clover girls lost a close one to the Eels, 64-59. The boys lost to their hosts, 78.5-44.5. Ashley Koosman led the Lady Clovers with wins in the 100 hurdles, 300 hurdles and high jump...
Tiger Cub golfers best Cougars, Athenians (04/30/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle and North Putnam golf squads battled with Crawfordsville Tuesday night. The Tiger Cubs won with a total of 163 and the Cougars were second with 168. Leading the way for GHS was senior Eric Davis, who shot medalist low 39. Wade Huber and Jacob Collins both shot 41, while Luke Crimmins added a 42 and Nick Pritchard shot a 43. Jim Wheeler and Tyler Wade both carded 46...
Cougar baseball downs Cadets (04/30/08)
CLAYTON -- The 10th ranked North Putnam baseball team moved to 13-2 with its 4-1 victory over Cascade Thursday night. The Cougars, who are usually a powerhouse at the plate, had no extra base hits on the night but connected on five singles. Collecting hits for North were Kyle Rooker, Griffen Dahlstrom, Shawn Diebold, Brock Jones and Tyler Watson...
Zimmerman's complete game leads South Putnam to 9-3 win (04/30/08)
MARSHALL -- Freshman pitcher threw a complete game for South Putnam, leading them to a 9-3 victory over Turkey Run Tuesday evening. Zimmerman allowed three earned runs on five hits. He struck out eight Warriors to improve his record to 3-0. Cameron Chestnut led off the game with a solo home run. He finished the game 2-for-4 with three runs scored...
GHS softball wins (04/30/08)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle softball team scored eight runs on only six hits Tuesday night to defeat Monrovia 8-2 in a WCC matchup. The Tiger Cubs (9-5, 5-2 WCC) scored one run in each of the first three innings before adding four in the fourth and three in the sixth...
Richard Austin (04/30/08)
Richard Wayne Austin, 76, Greencastle, died Monday. Born in Greencastle, he was the son of Fisher and Maggie (Turner) Austin. He married Juanita Morgan Greenlee Austin on Dec. 10, 1963, and she survives. He retired in 1976 after working as a pipefitter and welder. He was a 55-year member of the Local 157 Union, Terre Haute. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 1592 and the National Amateur Trapshooting Association...
Letha Cofer (04/30/08)
Letha Louise (Irwin) Cofer, 81, Indianapolis, died Friday morning at her residence. Born in Greencastle, she was the daughter of the late Elbert and Francis (Thornton) Irwin. She married Glen E. Cofer on June 8, 1946, and he survives. She was an Avon representative for 27 years...
Friends of PCH nurse say goodbye after 28 years (04/30/08)
To the editor: The Cardiac Rehab Department is perhaps one of the best kept secrets at Putnam County Hospital. However the real secret behind this department has been Marge English, RN. She has single handedly run this program for 28 years. It is unclear how many "HEARTS" she has touched in Putnam County. Our beloved Marge is retiring this month...
If you don't like the gas prices, get used to them (04/30/08)
To the editor: Do you remember Bush and Cheney scoffing at the notion of conservation during the 2000 presidential campaign? Americans refused to conserve then, so we're going to conserve now whether we like it or not. If you can't afford to drive to work then either you'll move closer to work or you'll sacrifice your standard of living in some other way. Why?...
Friends of the Park seeks bands to battle it out (04/30/08)
To the editor: We are looking for bands to compete in our inaugural "Battle of the Bands" Friday, June 6, in Bainbridge. Bands start playing at 6 p.m. outside the shelter house located beside the water tower. Each band is responsible for their own set-up, tear down and equipment...
Expect smoother streets in Fillmore (04/30/08)
To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our efforts to patch the roads in Fillmore. This was truly a team effort, and the team was made up of several volunteers from the Town of Fillmore. We also had contributions and "above and beyond" efforts from individuals and companies outside of Fillmore...
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