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Stories from Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Quincy man drowns in pond (07/08/08)
A Quincy man was among several unrelated drownings over the weekend. Officers say Steve Johnson, 47, of Quincy drowned Sunday night while hunting for frogs in a private pond behind an Owen County home. Johnson was alone in a boat when it capsized, a friend told officers...
Former South Putnam school teacher publishes second work (07/08/08)
P.J. Farris grew up on a farm in rural Indiana and remembers playing sports until it got too dark to see the ball. It was this obsession to sports that led her to write a children's book revolving around a young boy who loves basketball. The former reading teacher for South Putnam Elementary schools published her second book "Crossover Dribble" last November...
Decision will affect casino goers (07/08/08)
Forget about local bingo and Texas Hold 'em tournaments. Heading to the state's casinos with an organized group is going to cost less. State gaming regulators have approved a rule change that could bring more high-rollers to Indiana casinos on group trips that often include free meals or rooms for gamblers...
Reminder to parents: ISTEP is moving (07/08/08)
According to the Indiana Department of Education (IDE) ISTEP testing is being transitioned from the fall to the spring beginning in the next school year. Testing currently takes place in September. Students in grades 3-8 will take ISTEP tests in math and English. Students in grades 4 and 6 will take tests over science and grades 5 and 7 will be tested in social studies. These tests will be administered in mid-March for open-ended tests. Multiple-choice sections will be taken in late April...
North Putnam announces back-to-school schedule (07/08/08)
All school offices within the North Putnam Community School Corporation will open on Tuesday, July 29. Registration at all schools is scheduled for Monday, August 4 from noon to 7 p.m., august 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If registration is not possible on these days, please contact the individual schools to make other arrangements...
Labor Department earmarks $2.4 M for flood clean-up (07/08/08)
The U.S. Department of Labor (USDL) announced today a $2.4 million grant to the state of Indiana to fund the creation of approximately 200 temporary jobs for cleanup and recovery efforts underway due to recent flooding and storms. On June 8, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) declared 29 counties in Indiana as eligible for assistance. Putnam County is one of those...
Gobin music series continues Wednesday (07/08/08)
Trio Russe -- which includes pianist Natalia Rachford, violinist Irina Povarova, and cellist Polina Umansky -- will perform music by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, and Bernstein in the eighth concert of the 2008 Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival, this Wednesday July 9 at 7:30 p.m., in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church...
West Central Hurricanes win Ben Davis all-star challenger (07/08/08)
The West Central Hurricanes 10 and under fast pitch softball team, made up of six players from Greencastle and six players from Belleville, won the Ben Davis All-Star challenger on June 28 and 29. The team competed in pool play on Saturday defeating New Palestine 13-2, Whiteland 11-3 and the traveling team Lawerence Xplosion 8-7. In the Xplosion game, the Hurricanes scored eight runs in the final inning to enter single elimination tournament on Sunday as the No. 1 seed...
Virginia Burke (07/08/08)
Virginia Oneita Kaye (Ginny) Burke, 27, of Coatesville, died Monday, July 7, 2008. Born June 30, 1981, in Danville, she was the daughter of Robert W. and Pamela Clampitt Burke. She worked in the accounting department of Lin-Care Medical Supply. Survivors include her daughter, Jordyn Evia Rose Stapert; mother, Pamela Burk; father, Robert Burke, both of Coatesville; and a brother, Ryan Burke...
Sherman Johnsen (07/08/08)
Sherman Edward Johnsen, 87 of Reelsville, died Saturday morning at his residence. Born July 23, 1920 in Minneapolis, he was the son of John and Olga (Johnson) Johnsen. He married Kathryn (Polk) Johnsen on Nov. 6, 1942 and she preceded him in death on Sept. 7, 2006...
Putnam Scanner for July 8, 2008 (07/08/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. Sheriff's Department Two accident reports were turned in at the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Total damage estimated at $750 to $1000...
NBC reality show 'Baby Borrowers' is lacking (07/08/08)
To the Editor: NBC's new reality series, "Baby Borrowers" touts the tag line "It's not TV, it's birth control." The program purports to teach teens how to be parents by having them take care of a baby or toddler for three days. Unfortunately, the program utterly misses the most important piece of scientific information that we have about babies: They need to be with trusted caregivers in order to thrive...
Family of loved one says 'thank you' (07/08/08)
To the Editor: In the passing of our daughter, Linda J. Covert, her stepfather Raymond Martin and I, her mother, Barbara Martin, would like to first of all say thanks to Rod Short with whom she spent so many happy times. To Dr. Frank Kiefer and Dr. French and their staff, also the complete hospital staff and the ambulance staff, the minister of their church and to French Funeral Home...
Some thoughts on the current tax system (07/08/08)
To the editor: "The power to tax is the power to destroy." 1819 Chief Justice John Marshall. "Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely." Lord Action. "I place economy among the most important virtues and public debt as the greatest of dangers to be feared To preserve our independence, we must not let our leaders load us with perpetual debt." Thomas Jefferson...
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