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Stories from Monday, May 19, 2008

National Night Out planned (05/19/08)
Putnam County families will have the opportunity to meet their neighbors this summer while helping make their communities safer during the second annual National Night Out. The event is slated for Aug. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Robe Ann Park, Greencastle. There will be a variety of family activities and demonstrations available, as well as food and entertainment. Participants will be able to swim for free in the park's pool...
Memories bring students back to teacher (05/19/08)
Forty years ago, a second-year teacher had a class of six students who were studying advanced math. That teacher was Roe Wrede, and he and his wife Linda have been invited to dinner with several of his former students from the 40-year-old class. Kenneth Moore, a 1968 Greencastle High School graduate, put together the dinner...
Humble beginnings lead to high honors (05/19/08)
Keeping humble is often a difficult task in the face of success. But for Mark and Angela Timm, owners of Cottage Gardens Inc. in Bainbridge, it is their business mantra. Angela was recently recognized as the Indiana Small Business Person of the Year and was runner-up in the nation. For this she was invited to a dinner at the White House and also visited by Governor Mitch Daniels in early May...
Crop dusters fly in the face of rumors (05/19/08)
So many rumors were flying around the Putnam County Airport last week you'd have thought we were all living in Area 51. But rest assured: No airplanes clipped treetops, slammed into farm fields or buzzed local homes for two hours. And absolutely no alien or Al Qaeda aircraft crash-landed in the vicinity...
Summer reading important for kids (05/19/08)
Kids who read as little as 15 minutes each day during the summer can advance their reading levels, the National Institute for Literacy said. The more a child reads during vacation breaks, the greater their potential for advancement. "Reading four to five books has significantly larger effects than reading three or fewer books," said the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk...
Hillman wins third straight at Lincoln Park Speedway (05/19/08)
Mooresville's Chris Hillman has found Lincoln Park Speedway to his liking this year. Coming in with back-to-back super stock feature wins at the Putnamville oval, following Saturday's action you can make three the magic number. With a track that took rubber quickly during the evening, Hillman's William's Precision Engine was more than enough to power him to victory followed by Doug McCullough and David Bumgardner...
Richard L. Heacock (05/19/08)
Richard L. Heacock died Friday at Putnam County Hospital following an extended illness. Born in Winslow, Ind., he was the son of Lowell and Genevieve Tisdale Heacock. Mr. Heacock lived most of his childhood on the west side (Cerealine Town) of Indianapolis. He was a member of the U.S. Army from 1954-57 and was stationed in Korea in 1955. He was a self-employed brick mason and later a union mason for 43 years, having retired in 2004...
Steven D. Mangus (05/19/08)
Mr. Steven Douglas Mangus age 54 of Greencastle, passed away Friday at the St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Born July 12, 1953 in Greencastle, he was the son of Arthur R. and Lola F. (Standley) Mangus. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1971...
C. Lorene Miller (05/19/08)
C. Lorene Miller, 95 of Lafayette died Friday, May 16, 2008 at Regency Place. She was born Nov. 23, 1912 to the late Otto and Ocie Sawyer in Martinsville. She graduated from Van Buren High School in 1929 and married John R. Miller Sr. July 29, 1935 in Greencastle. He preceded her in death Nov. 9, 1988...
Robert E. Moore (05/19/08)
Robert E. "Bob" Moore, 86, of Huntsville, Ala., passed away at Asbury Towers on May 16, 2008. He was born in Binghamton, N.Y. on March 1, 1922 to Lillian and Clifford Moore. After graduation from high school, he joined the IBM Corporation in Endicott, N.Y. He served for three years in the Navy during World War II and rejoined IBM, retiring in 1977 after 37 years of service...
Alberta E. Spencer (05/19/08)
Mrs. Alberta E. Spencer, 83, of Roachdale, died Saturday at her residence. Born at Portland Mills, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Claudia (Akers) Cunningham. She married Chester W. Spencer on Sept. 19, 1942 in Danville. He preceded her in death on Feb. 18, 2008...
Bain-Bartrom wedding (05/19/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Don Bain, Reelsville announce the engagement and wedding of their daughter Valarie Bain to Phillip Bartrom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Bartrom, Ft. Wayne. The couple will be married June 21 at 4:30 p.m. at the Putnamville Baptist Church with Pastor Bart Colwell officiating...
Watkins-Yates engagement (05/19/08)
Danielle "Nicole" Watkins, Indianapolis and Tanner Yates, Franklin have announced their engagement. The bride to be is the daughter of Dave and Tina Watkins, Greencastle. She was home schooled at Lighthouse Christian School and took classes at Ivy Tech. She is employed at Main Gate, Avon...
Sturm-Starr to marry (05/19/08)
The parents of Tairyn Sturm and Brent Starr would like to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2008, at 6:30 p.m. Tairyn is the daughter of Tim and Lisa Slater and the late Greg Sturm. She is a 2004 graduate of Ivy Tech Community College and has a degree in Child Development. She is employed at Child Time in Avon...
Anderson-Funk engaged (05/19/08)
Tiffany C. Anderson and Brandon J. Funk, Greencastle are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming November wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Anderson II, Chico, Calif. And Marie Machado, El Dorado Springs, Mo. She is currently a student at Ivy Tech Community Co-llege...
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