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Stories from Friday, July 25, 2008

Putnam County BMV top ranked (07/25/08)
Thousands of Bureau of Motor Vehicle customers have rated their experience at BMV branches as either excellent, above average or satisfactory. The Putnam County BMV ranks in the top 97 percent for customer service. While the Bureau has been maligned in the past for its many problems, the Putnam County Bureau has maintained a high standard of service to its customers...
Life at the Fair: Stevens family wouldn't have it any other way (07/25/08)
The Stevens family has spent a lot of time at the Putnam County fairgrounds this July. Nick, Ryan and Kristen along with their cousins Elijah and Kaitlyn Boller are all 4-H members. The family was showing five Guernseys and three Holsteins. They also show pigs...
Town hires worker for titleless job (07/25/08)
Charlie Boller knows what his new job for the town of Bainbridge entails. He just doesn't know what to call it. On Wednesday, the Bainbridge Town Council approved hiring Boller for the part-time job that includes handling animal control issues, mowing, supervising community service workers, code enforcement, meter reading, snow removal and other duties. All they have to do now is give the job a name...
Walton stepping down at Area 30 (07/25/08)
Area 30 Career Center honored its retiring Executive Director, Michael Walton recently with a luncheon and open house. His retirement is effective July 31. Walton has been at Area 30 since 2002. Prior to serving as Executive Director at Area 30, he was an administrator for Richmond Community School Corporation...
Tiny sheep make big impact (07/25/08)
It's just another day at the Putnam County fair for one 10-year 4-H participant. Sarah Myers brought five Shetland sheep to be judged at this year's sheep show Wednesday morning. So many, she had to employ volunteers to help her show since often times she had at least two going at the same time...
Water service halted (07/25/08)
The Greencastle Water Department will be flushing fire hydrants in Greencastle beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, 29 and 30. Beginning on the northwest side of town, they will work their way south and east until all the hydrants are flushed. "We're making sure they all work and getting rid of any discolored water," said Assistant Superintendent of Utilities Edwin Phillips...
Local squads compete at Putnam County Fair (07/25/08)
Throngs of Putnam County faithful jammed into the outdoor arena at the fairgrounds to cheer on their local cheerleaders Thursday. South Putnam put in a strong performance and walked away with second place on the night out of 12 squads. The Putnam County Champion Eagles finished just ahead of Avon but an almost flawless routine from the Warriors of Danville ensured them a first place finish. ...
Alfred Broadstreet (07/25/08)
Alfred "Broady" Broadstreet, 86, of Centerpoint, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at his residence. Born in April 25, 1922, in Cloverdale, he was the son of James A. and Lottie Ethel (Daniels) Broadstreet. He married Hazel (Haberle) Broadstreet on Dec. 21, 1968, and she survives...
Shari Duncan (07/25/08)
Shari Duncan, 60, of Greencastle, died Thursday morning at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 26, 1947 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Herman and Dorothy (Goldstein) Gunther. She was a 1965 graduate of Niles North High School. She married Tom Duncan on June 27, 1969 and he survives...
Robert Wichmann (07/25/08)
Robert F. "Bob" Wichmann of Port Charlotte, Fla. and formerly of Greencastle and Washington, died July 19, 2008. He was born in Lafayette on Oct. 26, 1923, to Fred and Emma (Habben) Wichmann. He served in the Navy during World War II and was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church...
Putnam Scanner for July 25, 2008 (07/25/08)
Putnam County Jail One person was booked into the Putnam County Jail recently. * Shawn Krantz, 33, Brazil, was booked at 12:34 p.m. Thursday for driving while suspended.
'Hog wrestling' is unnecessarily cruel (07/25/08)
To the editor: I grew up in Putnam County, participated in 4-H and Junior Leaders, and grew up around my grandfather's hog farm. Like everyone else, I am always excited about the fair, but I am disappointed in the message our fair promotes. Does anyone out there think that "Hog Wrestling" is an unnecessarily cruel event?...
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