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Stories from Friday, August 29, 2008

Speaker tells students about daughter's drug-related death (08/29/08)
A stunned audience of Greencastle High School students listened Thursday as one student confessed at the end of convocation speaker Dr. Mann Spitler III's presentation that she had used marijuana and heroin earlier in the year. "Earlier this year, I tried using some weed and a little bit of heroin and I stole money from my little sister. How can I tell her I am sorry?" she asked...
Former CO sentenced for trafficking (08/29/08)
A former Putnamville Correctional Facility corrections officer who was arrested in March was sentenced Thursday morning. David Scott Kiger, 26, Rushville, faced Judge Matt Headley for his sentencing. Following a brief hearing, Headley gave Kiger eight years...
Red Cross concludes fundraising (08/29/08)
The American Red Cross recently announced they have received sufficient funds and pledges to cover the costs of their response to the recent flood disaster in the Wabash Valley. The massive Red Cross relief operation, the largest in Indiana in 70 years, is expected to cost between $4.5 and $5 million. The Wabash Valley's piece of that cost is expected to be in excess of $480,000...
What's your traveling personality? (08/29/08)
Two people can take the exact same trip and come away with completely different impressions. Many travel experts offer a short quiz to help define your travel personality. If you love going places, you may be an adventurous traveler. This means generally you love going places you've never been, keep your passport current--just in case--or laugh at the very idea of a travel guide book...
Clay County woman charged with church theft (08/29/08)
A Clay County woman went to court Thursday on the charges of theft from Cloverdale Methodist Church. Michelle Everhart, 36, Poland, was arrested Tuesday evening after an investigation by the Indiana State Police revealed a theft totaling $5,700. Judge Matt Headley presided over her initial hearing Thursday morning. Everhart pleaded not guilty to the D felony charge of theft. Mindy Jackman was appointed as Everhart's public defender, and bond was set at $6,000 cash only...
Deadlines nearing for scholarships (08/29/08)
Deadlines for three Indiana Farm Bureau Scholarship applications are quickly approaching. The Foundation Scholarship application is due Tuesday to the Farm Bureau Women's Leader, Beth Evans, or it can be turned into the local Farm Bureau office. One $500 scholarship will be awarded in each district...
GHS picks up pair of wins on new course (08/29/08)
The first cross country meet of the year can be an adventure. Add to that a brand new course, and no one is sure what to expect. But for Greencastle's first home meet at the DePauw Nature Park, all came out agreeing that things had gone pretty well. The Tiger Cubs defeated county rival Cloverdale on both the girls' and boys' side Thursday evening...
Tiger Cub girls' soccer rocked by injuries (08/29/08)
PLAINFIELD -- The Greencastle girls' soccer team was bitten by the injury bug in their 2-1 loss to Plainfield Thursday. The first injury came minutes after the Quakers scored their first goal of the night when sweeper Becky Grivas and a Plainfield player collided in the air, with Grivas hitting the turf hard. ...
Samuels claims medalist in two straight matches (08/29/08)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team placed third to Southmont and Cascade in a three-way match at Crawfordsville Country Club Thursday. Chelsea Samuels was the bright spot for GHS, turning in her second consecutive medalist performance by shooting a 43...
Tiger Cub football is 1-0 (08/29/08)
Administrators at Greencastle High School were informed earlier this week that in spite of their week one 30-7 loss to Monrovia, the GHS varsity football team is actually 1-0 coming out of week one. According to GHS athletic director Scott Knapp, he was informed Monday that the Bulldogs fielded a transfer player who had not been cleared by the IHSAA to play last Friday. Because of this, Monrovia was forced to forfeit the win to Greencastle...
Clovers get big win over West Vigo (08/29/08)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale girls volleyball team defeated West Vigo in three games, winning 25-12, 25-14 and 25-20. Varsity starters for Cloverdale were seniors Kristin McCammon, Maria Skiles, Allie Franklin, Whitney Bond. Elizabeth Cheatham; and Alesha Evans...
Tiger Cubs come up short with Warriors (08/29/08)
Rock solid defense was the name of the game during the first half of the Greencastle High School boys' soccer match against Danville Thursday night at Dee Monnett field. After the first half of play there was no score. But by the end of the game, The Tiger Cubs had suffered their first loss in four games this season...
Cougars lose at home (08/29/08)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' soccer team was unable to answer back to the Southmont Mounties two quick goals in the first half. The first goal was scored by Southmont's Brooke Nace early in the first half. The second came one minute later by senior forward Faith Ayers of the Mounties...
Celia Lemmink (08/29/08)
Celia Lemmink, 58, of Amagossa Valley, Nev. and formerly of Putnam County, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla. after a lengthy battle with cancer. Ms. Lemmink was born in Putnam County on July 10, 1950, to Richard and Anita (Hardy) Lemmink. She was a school teacher in Nevada for 23 years...
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