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Stories from Wednesday, June 4, 2008

County considers public transit (06/04/08)
The Putnam County Commissioners agreed on Tuesday to sign a letter to the Indiana Department of Transportation expressing support for a public transportation system in Putnam County. Jewel Echelbarger of Rural Transit in Elletsville is directing the Putnam County project. She told the commissioners a countywide system could be in place as soon as 2009...
Old-fashioned windmills still found in county (06/04/08)
Windmills are unique machines designed to direct the wind's energy to perform work. They are engineering marvels that are both functional and gracefully attractive. The American windmill was designed to be self-governing and require little attention other than lubrication. It was the windmill that helped to accelerate the development of the heartland and Great Plains. And, it appears that these machines are on the rise in Putnam County...
Blast from the Past JuneFest set (06/04/08)
Bainbridge will be the site of a Friends of the Park festival that benefits Bainbridge, Roachdale and Russellville's community parks. On Saturday, Blast from the Past JuneFest will kick off with a car and truck show and a Brownie Contest. The car show will happen at 201 Grant Ave. ...
Ninth annual June Jubilee planned next week (06/04/08)
The North Putnam High School band parents are sponsoring the 9th Annual June Jubilee at the high school Saturday, June 14 with proceeds benefiting the NPHS band. Highlight of the day is the car show, which includes six categories. Prizes will be given for original, modified, custom, other classes, motorcycle and specialty awards...
'Get Buggy!' at the Putnam County Library (06/04/08)
Children, teens, adults--readers of all ages--will have the opportunity to learn about drawing and insects on Thursday, June 5, 2 p.m., at the Putnam County Public Library. The program, "Let's Get Buggy!" will combine the expert knowledge of biologist Dr. Jay Hosler who is also a very talented graphic artist. Participants will get the opportunity to draw and learn about insects. This program kicks off the PCPL's Summer Reading Program...
GHS runners get academic honors (06/04/08)
Adding to the honors they earned on the track this season, a pair of Greencastle girls' track athletes have now also been honored for their work in the classroom. Senior hurdler Erica Soster was named to the Academic All-State First Team. Besides her exploits on the soccer field, in the pool and on the track, Soster also earned valedictorian honors at GHS...
Huffman named court coach for national under 18 team (06/04/08)
DePauw head women's basketball coach Kris Huffman has been selected as a court coach for the 2008 USA Basketball Women's under 18 National Team Trials, June 9-12 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The announcement was made today at the USA Basketball headquarters in Colorado Springs...
Soultz a finalist for Division III Woman Athlete of the Year (06/04/08)
DePauw pitcher Megan Soultz has been named one of 11 finalists for the Honda Division III Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year in an announcement made by the Board of the College Women Sports Awards. An ESPN the Magazine Softball Academic All-District Five Second Team selection, Soultz was also a first team all-America choice and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year after posting a 36-4 record with a 0.98 earned run average...
Smith headed back to olympic soccer camp (06/04/08)
Indiana Youth Soccer recently announced the 2008 US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) Teams. Evan Smith of Greencastle will represent his age group as one of 18 boys named to this year's state roster. The team will attend the Region II soccer camp in Illinois this July along with teams from 12 other states. ...
Frank Alex (06/04/08)
Frank Alex, 88, of Bedford, died Monday, June 2, 2008 at Bliss House in Bedford. Born Feb. 4, 1920, in Maywood, Ind., he was the son of Mike and Hazel (Kugelman) Alex. He married Rose Nevejean (Conklin) Alex on Aug. 17, 1937, and she survives. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II, he later worked as manager of Office Services, Eli Lilly and Company, Lafayette, before retiring...
Steven Campbell (06/04/08)
Steven Earl Campbell, 63, of Cloverdale, died Tuesday, June 3, 2008 at Putnam County Hospital. Born April 25, 1945, in Putnam County, he was the son of Olyn Earl and Madeline Buis Campbell. He had been a truck driver for Joe Spiker Excavating and Hassler Trucking for many years and was a member of the Greencastle Eagles Lodge...
Eileen Hartle (06/04/08)
Eileen (Sue) Hartle 86, of Waveland died at Ben Hur Home on June 3, 2008. She was born on Nov. 2, 1921 to William and Stella Howe Peterman at Indianapolis. She married Carl L. Hartle on Sept. 23, 1939 at Mace. He died on Sept. 13, 2004. Survivors include two daughters Brenda and son-in-law Charles Daniels of Waveland, Linda and son-in-law Chuck Brady of Crawfordsville, two sons Donald Hartle of Florida and Terry Hartle of Shannondale; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, 14 step-great grandchildren, three sisters Marlyn Sherril of Clinton, Carolyn and husband Steve Lichlenwalter of Cra-wfordsville, Betty and husband Art Volt of Hammond, two brothers John and William Peterman of Crawfordsville.. ...
Stanley Irwin (06/04/08)
Stanley R. Irwin, 67, of Greencastle, passed away on Saturday, May 31, 2008. He was born on Jan. 23, 1941 in Henderson, Texas to Forrest H. and Hazel M. Irwin. Stan was a 1959 graduate of Terrell High School in Terrell, Texas, where he was a member of the 1957 Texas State Champion football team. He received a full football scholarship to Baylor University, playing in the 1960 Gator Bowl and graduated in 1963, receiving a B.A. degree in English...
Putnam Scanner for June 4, 2008 (06/04/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department One accident was turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department recently. Damage was estimated between $2,500 - $5,000...
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