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Stories from Tuesday, June 17, 2008

SP tenants allowed more control (06/17/08)
The South Putnam School Board recently approved a motion that will allow tenants on their leased property to make changes. The Putnamville United Methodist Church is on land owned by South Putnam School Corporation. They have a chain-link fence on their property they wish to replace due to its deteriorating condition but first had to be OKed by the board. The board heard the position of Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt and voted in favor of allowing the church to replace the fence...
Faces of Homelessness: Couple hoping for new start (06/17/08)
Editor's note: This is the second story in a series about people who live or have lived at the A-Way Home Shelter in Greencastle. Mike Venable can't remember a time in all his 28 years when he was in one home for very long. That transience, coupled with anger management issues and bouts with drug abuse, have led to him being a resident at Greencastle's A-Way Home shelter on and off for the last decade...
Assistance available for flood victims (06/17/08)
Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have their hands full with residents seeking relief from record flooding in the area. Teams from FEMA and the Red Cross were in Putnam County Tuesday inspecting flood damage in homes. The teams are responding to applications made at the recovery center that opened Sunday in Terre Haute...
Treasurer questions council (06/17/08)
Cloverdale's supposed budget crunch was called into question during the town council meeting Tuesday evening. Clerk-Treasurer Patti Truax asked the board where they were getting their numbers from only weeks following her statement the town needed to buckle down on spending...
City's TIF district may see expansion (06/17/08)
The laws governing how municipalities can use money garnered from tax increment financing (TIF) districts will change on July 1 -- so Greencastle city officials are hustling to expand the city's TIF district, which presently includes only about two blocks...
GFD receives grant from Duke (06/17/08)
The Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department recently received a Duke Energy Foundation Grant of $1,000 to help implement a Children In Need Of Safety Education (C.I.N.O.S.E.) program in the community. The new program will give children, teachers and parents an in-depth safety education program that will involve participation in school, home and business settings...
Accused molester has initial hearing (06/17/08)
Alleged child molester Terrell Britton went before Judge Matt Headley Monday afternoon for his initial hearing. Headley called Britton to the defendant's chair just before 3 p.m. and read through the 14 charges -- six of which were Class A felonies -- making sure Britton understood...
Humane Shelter temporarily closing (06/17/08)
By mid-August, the Putnam County Humane Shelter will temporarily close due to financial issues. "It is really a health and safety issue," Shelter Board Representative Lynn Bohmer told Putnam County Commissioners Jim Baird and Gene Beck at Monday night's meeting...
A swingin' time (06/17/08)
After days of rain and bad weather, kids of all ages took advantage of Monday's sunshine and warm temperatures by getting outside to play. Jasmine Minnick, 10, and Abigail Miller, 9, ride the tire swing at Robe-Ann Park. Olivia Query and her son Beau enjoy a slide at Robe-Ann while Andrew Wilson, 10, prepares to catch Beau. Those who want to hit the park should probably do so sooner than later, as rain and storms are expected to move back into the area in the next day or two...
Barnhill to play fifth classical concert of summer (06/17/08)
New York-based concert pianist Eric Barnhill, a specialist in classical-style improvisation, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the fifth concert of the Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival, held in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church...
Artists invited to exhibit at juried show (06/17/08)
Putnam County artists are invited to apply for the seventh annual Crawfordsville Juried Art Exhibit, slated for Sept. 26 through Oct. 5. Categories for the exhibit will include painting, drawing, watercolor, graphic arts, photography, stained glass, mixed media, clay, sculpture, fiber art, woodworking, jewelry, digital photography and digital art...
Richard Dale Branham (06/17/08)
The following obituary is being reprinted to correct information. Richard Dale Branham, 60, of Bainbridge, died at I.U. Medical Center on Sunday June 15, 2008. Mr. Branham was born June 3, 1948 in Greencastle to William D. Branham and Lola Marie Carrington Branham. He graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1966. He was a member of Bainbridge Christian Church, Eagles Lodge No. 4388 at Greencastle...
Marion L. Singer (06/17/08)
Marion L. Singer, 90, died Monday, June 16, 2008 at Brookdale Senior Living Center in Troy, Mich. Mrs. Singer was born in Alpena, Mich. on Feb. 3, 1918 to Christian and Sophia Bernson. She married Leo G. Singer in Detroit on Oct. 8, 1939, and he survives...
Norma Jean Ronk (06/17/08)
Norma Jean Ronk, 78, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008 at Hendricks Regional Health Hospital. Mrs. Ronk was born Nov. 9, 1929 in Newport to Roy and Florence Noggle Holton. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church at Barnard. She worked at Fowler's Clothing Store and the Dime Store in Roachdale and Abundantly Beautiful in Crawfordsville and Jamestown...
Richard Dale Branham (06/17/08)
Richard Dale Branham, 60, of Bainbridge, passed away at I.U. Medical Center on Sunday June 15, 2008 at 5:59 p.m. He was born June 3, 1948 in Greencastle to William D. Branham and Lola Marie (Carrington) Branham. Mr. Branham graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1966. He was a member of Bainbridge Christian Church and Eagles Lodge #4388 at Greencastle. He retired after 33 years in June of 2003 as Project Supervisor for INDOT Construction Dept...
Genevieve Greeson (06/17/08)
Genevieve Greeson, 91, of Clayton, passed away Sunday, June 15 at Henricks Regional Health in Danville. She was born on June 12, 1917 in Clayton to Stacy and Alice (Williams) Lambert. She married Wallace L. Greeson and he preceded her in death in 1999...
Bedford Henderson White (06/17/08)
Bedford Henderson White, 83, of Putnam County, passed away Sunday, June 15, 2008 following an extended illness. He was born in Moss, Tenn. August 8, 1924 to Irvin and Roxie (Ethridge) White. Mr. White served in the United States Army during World War II where he earned several awards: A.P. Theatre Ribbon, Expert Rifleman, WWII Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal and the American Theater Ribbon...
Robert L. Jarvis (06/17/08)
Robert L. Jarvis, 71, Spencer, passed away on May 2, 2008 at Owen Valley Health Campus in Spencer. He was born on May 15, 1936 in Albany, Ky., the son of Ambros and Glatha (Bell) Jarvis. Mr. Jarvis is survived by four children, Debra J. Maples, Robert A. Jarvis, Lisa J. Shearer, Raymond L. Jarvis; three siblings, Hubert Jarvis, William Craig of Greencastle and Bennett Craig; several nieces and nephews of Greencastle and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren...
Putnam Scanner for June 17 (06/17/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department The Putnam County Sheriff's Department responded to several accidents recently. Damage was estimated between $1,000 - $2,500. Damage was estimated between $750 - $1,000...
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