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Stories from Friday, September 19, 2008

Dog goes on the attack, woman hurt (09/19/08)
A Putnam County woman reported being attacked while walking her dog Wednesday morning. Bobbi Belongia, 23, Mt. Meridian, was walking her dog around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday near her home. A stray pit bull ran up from behind her and began attacking her dog. In an effort to stop the attack, Belongia pulled on the leash of her dog...
Kinney earns state award (09/19/08)
Kraig Kinney, executive director of Greencastle's Operation Life, received the David J. Edwards Memorial Award on Friday. The award is bestowed upon one Indiana emergency medical service primary instructor each year. It is awarded by the Indiana EMS Commission, which is a branch of the Homeland Security Department...
University chapter recognized (09/19/08)
The Mortar Board chapter at DePauw University was named as an outstanding chapter and honored for excellence at the 2008 Mortar Board National Conference, held in Columbus, Ohio in July. The group was one of 59 outstanding chapters receiving the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters executing timeliness and dedication while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service...
Participants sought for pilot study at Hope Haven (09/19/08)
Hope Haven Horse Farm has five scholarships available for youth affected by domestic violence to participate in an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) research and pilot study. The scholarships are being offered through the assistance of the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation...
Albright to speak tonight at DePauw (09/19/08)
Madeleine Albright, who will appear at DePauw University tonight, is one of five former U.S. secretaries of state who believe "the next American administration should talk to Iran," reports Reuters. Albright joined Colin Powell, Warren Christopher, James Baker and Henry Kissinger at a recent forum hosted by George Washington University...
Many items given on Friendship Day (09/19/08)
Friendship Day in Greencastle Wednesday was another big success with over 330 canned goods and more than $150 in cash donations traded in for a dozen roses. The annual day geared toward spreading friendship, smiles and community spirit among Putnam County citizens is sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, Old National Bank, Eitels Flowers and Gifts, Asbury Towers and the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce...
Neighbors chip in to replace aging sidewalks (09/19/08)
New sidewalks have been installed on Seminary St. in Greencastle following a neighborhood agreement. The sidewalk project began once Paul Wright, house director at the Alpha Tau Omega independently began curb replacement. Once neighbors Dave Murray and Neal Abraham saw this they began a campaign of their own...
Tractor accident kills local man (09/19/08)
CLOVERDALE -- A Cloverdale man known by many for his support of youth programs, including the local 4-H and FFA clubs, died Wednesday in an accident on his farm. Law enforcement officials who were at the scene shortly after 6:30 p.m. say 58-year-old Gerald "Jerry" Sinclair was killed instantly when the tractor he was driving rolled over him...
South Putnam takes Putnam County title (09/19/08)
CLOVERDALE -- It all came down to one hole. After nine holes, two girls had battled to matching 41s on the front nine at Clover Meadows Thursday evening. One of them would be Putnam County Champion and the other would go home second. After a pair of good drives, the approach shot really made the difference. South Putnam's Heather Hughes landed her shot just inches off the green, while Greencastle's Chelsea Samuels put hers several yards behind the green...
North Putnam battles with Tri-West (09/19/08)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam hosted the Bruins of Tri-West Thursday night, walking away with some positives from their 10-0 defeat at hands of the Bruins. Cougar head coach Willie Gaskins saw some positive things out of his squad and thought they executed what they've been taught very well...
Tiger Cubs pull out win over Vikings (09/19/08)
It was a good night for Greencastle (3-14, 0-2 WCC) volleyball. The GHS varsity squad defeated the Vikings in five games, winning 25-20, 22-25, 15-25, 25-14 and 15-11. The junior varsity also won in two games 25-23 and 25-22. "We finally pulled out all stops to come up with a win," GHS coach Trish Lowe said. "I am sure proud of the effort the team gave tonight."...
Cloverdale wins tough contest on the road against Monrovia (09/19/08)
MONROVIA -- The Cloverdale volleyball team went on the road and picked up a tough conference win on Thursday, defeating Monrovia in five games, 25-22, 13-25, 25-20, 20-25 and 15-11. The win moves Cloverdale's record to 12-4 overall and 2-1 in the WCC...
Tiger Cubs lose defensive struggle with Warriors (09/19/08)
The Greencastle boys' soccer team dropped just its second match of the year Thursday when it fell to Covenant Christian 1-0 at Dee Monett Field. In the varsity match, the teams battled through a scoreless first half, with the Warriors holding the Tiger Cubs to only 4 shots. Ryan Payne made 10 saves for Greencastle in the first half...
NP volleyball falls to Athenians (09/19/08)
BAINBRIDGE-- The North Putnam Cougars girls' volleyball team lost to Crawfordsville Tuesday night 25-18, 25-17, 25-10. "We are lacking confidence right now. The girls are talented, but do not play to their potential. We need to learn how to win," said coach Jill Schreiber...
Clovers compete with Cascade (09/19/08)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale cross country teams hosted Cascade last Thursday, coming away with one win and one loss. The Lady Clovers won, totaling 26 points while the Cadets fielded an incomplete team. The Clover boys fell 16-49. Jenna Lewis led the Lady Clovers, placing second in a time of 23:02. Nikki Routh was next in fourth, followed by Megan Shwomeyer in fifth. Kayla Hegna finished seventh, and Sam Monnet was eighth...
DePauw readies for conference opener at Centre (09/19/08)
In DePauw's week one win over Anderson last Saturday, head coach Matt Walker got just the right combination from his team to keep them hungry for improvement this week. Sure, his team got a 52-17 win over the visiting Ravens, but the coach also saw areas the Tigers need to improve...
George Eyler (09/19/08)
George Alan Eyler, 60, of Greencastle, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2008 at the I.U. Medical Center in Indianapolis. Mr. Eyler was born April 21, 1948 in Crawfordsville to George Howard and Shirley P. (Kennedy) Eyler DeKoff. He was a graduate of Crawfordsville High School Class of 1966 and a graduate of Indiana University in May of 1994 with a bachelor's degree in general studies...
Dr. Jerry Malayer (09/19/08)
Dr. Jerry A. "Doc" Malayer died Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2008 in Goodyear Ariz. Dr. Malayer was born on Aug. 30, 1938 to Burley and Veda Malayer in Roachdale. He received his bachelor's degree in 1961 and doctor of veterinary medicine degree in 1963 from Purdue University. He practiced veterinary medicine in the Bainbridge area for 37 years...
Gerald Sinclair (09/19/08)
Gerald L. Sinclair, 58, Cloverdale, passed away Sept. 17, 2008 in a farming accident at his home. He was born Nov. 26, 1949 in Greencastle, the son of Curtis and Lucille Sinclair. On Feb. 20, 1972 in Fillmore, he married Beverly Ann Rector. She survives...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 19, 2008 (09/19/08)
Putnam County Jail Several people were booked in recently at the Putnam County Jail. Tamara Wade, 45, Greencastle, was booked at 2:09 p.m. Wednesday for theft. Dustin Tippin, 32, Lebanon, was booked at 4:39 p.m. for operating while suspended and possession of methamphetamine...
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