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Stories from Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Primary Election Results (05/06/08)
Here are the winners of the top races in Putnam County Tuesday night, according to the preliminary results released by the Clerk's Office at the end of the night: U.S. President: McCain, 2260 votes out of 2892; Hillary Clinton, 3354 out 6035 Governor: Jim Schellinger, 2771 out of 5446...
Former first lady's daughter makes last plea for votes (05/06/08)
Just one day before the Indiana Primary, Clay County residents received a special treat as former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton visited the city. Clinton was in Brazil Monday stumping for her mother, Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY), who is one of two Democratic presidential candidates on the ballot today, the other being Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)...
Commissioners approve bridge replacement (05/06/08)
County Bridge 90 in Clinton Township will be rebuilt in the near future. Putnam County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday to replace the bridge, which is located at C.R. 250 North and C.R. 550 West. "It's shot," highway director Dave Sutherlin said. "It's had it."...
State police to honor officers (05/06/08)
The bravery and sacrifice of Indiana State Police will be recognized in a ceremony this week. On Wednesday at 11 a.m., the public is invited to see the brief ceremony at the Putnamville State Police Post. The ceremony will include the reading of the roughly 45 names of the officers who fell in the line of duty, taps and a horse with backwards shoes to recognize those fallen...
City sets summer youth events (05/06/08)
The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Depa-rtment is again presenting SPARK, its annual summer enrichment program for kids. The program is a free and intended for children who have just finished kindergarten to children who have just finished fifth grade. Children sixth grade and up are encouraged to apply to be junior leaders, who will assist the adult group leaders in making the summer safe and fun for the little ones...
New Zealander returns to county 20 years later (05/06/08)
In 1988, Yvonne Moore arrived in Putnam County from New Zealand as part of an Indiana Home Extension Foreign Exchange program. She returned exactly 20 years to the day last Friday. During her six-week stay in Putnam County in 1988, she traveled around to different home extension groups talking about her life in New Zealand as a sheep and cattle farmer...
North Putnam golf defeats Danville (05/06/08)
The North Putnam golf team defeated Danville 159-181 on the road Monday night. Freshman Aaron Vondersaar led the Cougars with a medalist worthy 37. He was followed by Patrick Byrd with a 39, J.J. Burns with a 40 and Jeremy Redman with a 43. Austin Malayer rounded out the varsity scoring with a 44...
Eagles down GHS 5-2 in WCC showdown (05/06/08)
The South Putnam Eagles softball squad capitalized on a four-run first inning to take the lead in West Central Conference play. The Eagles defeated Greencastle 5-2 to move past the Tiger Cubs for sole possession of the conference lead. The first inning was one to forget if you were a Tiger Cub. GHS allowed four runs and committed two costly errors to start the contest...
Big fifth inning leads GHS baseball past South, 8-1 (05/06/08)
Heading into the fifth, it was anybody's game. Greencastle led South Putnam 1-0, but both pitchers had looked extremely strong through four innings. Five Greencastle hits and three South Putnam errors later, the Tiger Cubs led 8-0. Greencastle brought 11 batters to the plate in a seven-run fifth inning on their way to an 8-1 victory Monday at South Putnam...
Seed times released for County Track Meet (05/06/08)
The seeds have been released for tonight's Putnam County Track Meet and Greencastle looks to be the favorite in both the girls' and boys' meets. On the girls' side, the Tiger Cubs have the top seed in 10 events. South Putnam is next with six top seeds. Cloverdale has a single No. 1 seed, while Norht Putnam has none...
Cougars back atop WCC (05/06/08)
MONROVIA -- After a couple of losses last week, the North Putnam baseball team got just what it need Monday night with a 16-1 win in five innings at Monrovia. "We had two losses last week and they needed to get back. They responded well," Cougar coach Norm Fish said...
NP defeats Bulldogs (05/06/08)
MONROVIA -- Taylor Judy pitched a gem for the North Putnam softball team Monday night and got some good run support to back her up as the Cougars won 6-0. Judy pitched all seven innings for the Cougars (10-8, 7-4 WCC), striking out 14 Bulldog batters, including the first nine of the game. The freshman allowed just two hits, a walk and a hit batsman...
Tiger Cubs club Vikings, 5-0 (05/06/08)
The Greencastle girls' tennis team downed visiting West Vigo 5-0 on Monday, with the junior varsity also winning 5-3. "I was really excited with the kids. They played really well and they actually played intelligent, aggressive tennis," GHS head coach Trish Lowe said...
South Putnam falls to Northview (05/06/08)
Monday night proved to be a tough night for the South Putnam tennis team. They fell to Northview on the road 4-1. Liz Mink provided the only bright spot for the Eagles as she defeated her opponent Ali Rentschler 6-0 and 7-6 (8-6) in the No. 3 slot. No. 1 player Chelsea Clark fell in straight sets to Jazmine Kellum 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 singles player Whitney Warren dropped her contest in straight sets as well, falling to Allie Melega 7-5 and 6-1...
Greencastle golf gets big win over Knights (05/06/08)
Greencastle's boys' golf team strolled into Forest Park and defeated Northview 154-156 as they gear up for the Putnam County golf match on Thursday. "This was a day we desperately needed," head coach Donovan Wheeler said. "This was one of those days when we started to show some of the ability we have within ourselves to fight for scores rather than give up when the swing's not clicking."...
Travis Crague (05/06/08)
Travis James Crague, 26, of Brazil, passed away Friday, May 2, 2008. He was born Nov. 20, 1981 in Brazil to Fred and Kathy Stevens Metz. He was a 2000 graduate of Northview High School and worked for Crown in Greencastle. Travis was a fun loving "adrenaline junkie" who lived his life one day at a time...
Rexford Hammond (05/06/08)
Rexford "Rex" C. Hammond, 88, Greencastle, died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Hickory Creek at Sunset, Greencastle. Arrangements are pending at Whitaker Funeral Home, Cloverdale.
Stella A. Thomas (05/06/08)
Mrs. Stella A. Thomas, 100 of Greencastle passed away Sunday morning at Asbury Towers. Born Jan. 28, 1908 in Clay County in the Pell home just east of Harmony, she was the seventh of eight children born to Oscar E. and Mary Elizabeth (Early) Pell. She grew up in the large brick home built by her grandfather (from materials made and cut from the farm), fondly referred to as "Pell Hill."...
Gordon B. Walters (05/06/08)
Gordon B. Walters, 67, of Greencastle, died on Sunday, May 4, 2008 after an extended illness. He was born on Sept. 29, 1940 in Winchester, Ky. to Gordon and Stella Jones Walters. Mr. Walters was a graduate of Norwood High School in Cincinnati; received his BA degree in French from the University of Cincinnati with High Honors, achieving Phi Beta Kappa honors in 1962, and received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in French literature from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y...
Putnam Scanner for May 6, 2008 (05/06/08)
Sheriff's Dept. One accident was recently turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. His vehicle slid off the travel portion of the roadway on the east side where his left rear-wheel struck a tree. The force of the impact ripped the wheel from the vehicle and caused extensive damage. ...
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