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Stories from Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Victims advocates need volunteers (09/17/08)
Practically every day, news stories about children who have been abused or neglected appear in the nation's newspapers and on television newscasts. Horrific stories of children who were mistreated by the very people they were supposed to have been able to trust to love, nurture and keep them safe are splashed across the Internet with alarming regularity...
Town considers selling its water (09/17/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale heard the state of their water finances and about the benefits of selling the town's water to an outside company in a special town council meeting Tuesday evening. James Treat from O.W. Krohn & Associates is the town's financial advisor. He reported to the council how chemical costs have gone up nearly $50,000 mostly due to sodium hydroxide. Sodium hydroxide is used as a softener for the water...
Karate kick-a-thon set for Red Cross (09/17/08)
Kids from ages 3 to 16 will be demonstrating their abilities on Sat. Sept. 20 during the All American Karate Academy Break-a-thon. The event will take place in the parking lot of the Dollar Store on Indianapolis Road from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group will take pledges to raise funds for Red Cross operations in Putnam County and the public is invited to attend the event. ...
City continues search for water loss (09/17/08)
The loss of water in Greencastle is of continued concern for officials who are still trying to figure out what's going on. Utilities Superintendent George Russell said he and his staff are continuing to inspect the water distribution system throughout Greencastle and at the water plant, but they still haven't figured out why they are measuring excessive amounts of unaccounted-for water each month...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 17, 2008 (09/17/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked in recently at the Putnam County Jail. Jared Hornaday, 19, Greencastle, was booked at 1:59 p.m. Friday for battery with serious bodily injury and battery with bodily injury. Jeffery Mitchell, 36, Roachdale, was booked at 2:54 a.m. Saturday for operating while intoxicated...
Greencastle city employees honored (09/17/08)
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management recently honored two Greencastle city employees for their many years of service. Ed Phillips, assistant superintendent of utilities, and Barbara Hathaway, senior clerk in the Greencastle Water Utility business office, were each presented with a John N. Hurty Award at the annual American Water Works Association meeting for the Central District, which was held earlier this month in Danville...
Mounties tame Tiger Cubs (09/17/08)
The Greencastle boys' tennis squad hosted Southmont Tuesday. The Mounties were too much for GHS as the Tiger Cubs fell 4-1 on the evening. "We had one win, we had some close matches; it was just a little more progress and that's all we're looking for," GHS head coach Bart Spencer said. "That and enjoying ourselves."...
Eagles cross country has strong showing at Northview Invite (09/17/08)
BRAZIL -- The South Putnam boys cross country team showed on Tuesday night at the Northview Invitational that they might be a force to be reckoned with as the postseason rapidly approaches. Just a year removed from a fifth-place team finish in the eight-team invite, the Eagles ran a strong strategic race on the way to a narrow second-place behind a tough Cascade squad...
Freshman scores two in Tiger Cubs' 3-1 win over West Vigo (09/17/08)
A freshman had a big night for Greencastle Tuesday, scoring his first two varsity goals in the Tiger Cubs' 3-1 win over West Vigo. Freshman Brandon Query picked up his first varsity goal of the season, taking an assist from teammate Nate Jones and beating the Vikings keeper Sean Burton with 25:23 to play in the first half. The Tiger Cubs (8-1) led 1-0...
Clover volleyball falls to Shakamak in four games (09/17/08)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale volleyball team fell to visiting Shakamak in four games Tuesday, 25-20, 25-17, 20-25, 25-20. According to Clover coach Kathy Moore, the problems for her team started as soon as they stepped on the floor. "We just didn't play well tonight," Moore said. ...
John Wagers (09/17/08)
John Nathan Wagers, 21, of Russellville, died at Greencastle on Sept. 16, 2008. He was born Dec. 29, 1986 at Indianapolis to John and Debbie Van Hook Wagers. He was last employed at Waveland Pallet. He attended North Putnam Schools. Surviving are his father John Wagers of Waveland, mother Debbie Bartelt of Russellville, and maternal grandparents Howard and Shirley VanHook of Russellville...
John and Dorthy Curtis (09/17/08)
John and Dorthy (Dudley) Curtis are celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on September 17, 1958 in Coatesville by John's cousin, Rev. Malcolm Neier and they still attend Coatesville Missionary Baptist Church. John graduated from Eminence High School in 1946, Dorthy graduated from Greencastle High School in 1958, and the couple still reside on the family farm...
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