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Stories from Friday, October 17, 2008

Candidates face tough questions (10/17/08)
All-day kindergarten. The environment. Alternative energy sources. These issues and many others were addressed Thursday by District 44 State Rep. candidates Nancy Michael, D-Greencastle and Amos Thomas, R-Brazil at a luncheon hosted by the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce...
Fire destroys barn (10/17/08)
Flames destroyed a barn filled with hay south of Greencastle Thursday evening. Greencastle firefighters were called to the Butler farm, located on Cemetery Road, just before 5 p.m. after a neighbor reported seeing smoke and flames. Fire Chief Bill Newgent said he didn't know the size of the pole barn, which was a total loss, but the building was fully ablaze when the fire department arrived...
Fall fun at Cloverdale (10/17/08)
NPCS earns drug education grant (10/17/08)
North Putnam schools were recently notified that they qualified to participate in a special drug education program called SPICE that comes from the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University. "We have always done a good job with what we had with drug education. But, with all the grants out there we wanted to do something with more research involved," said Kevin Emsweller, Assist. Superintendent...
Indiana disaster fund first round nearing end (10/17/08)
Earlier this year, Putnam County received a $100,000 grant from the Indiana Natural Disaster (IND) Fund provided by the Lilly Endowment to help counties affected by floods earlier this year get started on recovering. A volunteer local coordinating committee has identified five projects in the county, which they are hopeful of getting funding to make improvements and repairs...
Governor honors Eitel's for 100 years (10/17/08)
In 1908, Greencastle was a bustling town filled with opportunity for the entrepreneur. That was the year John Jacob Eitel, Ken Eitel's great-grandfather, began growing and selling flowers, which were raised in the family's greenhouses on Melrose Ave. and shipped to stores in Indianapolis...
Greencastle blanks Wildcats, advances to finals (10/17/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- When Greencastle and Terre Haute South met in the regular season, they battled to a 1-1 draw at Greencastle's Dee Monnett Field. When they meet on Terre Haute South's home pitch on Saturday, there will be no draw, as they will be fighting for the Terre Haute South Sectional title...
GHS volleyball wins on Senior Night (10/17/08)
The Greencastle volleyball team (6-23, 1-3 WCC) got a big win on Senior Night against Riverton Parke Thursday night. The Tiger Cubs won in three games 25-14, 25-12 and 25-15. "This was a great way to finish the regular season and start off the week of sectional practice," GHS head coach Trish Lowe said...
North Putnam loses in five game to Wildcats (10/17/08)
CLINTON-- The North Putnam Cougars volleyball team lost in five sets to South Vermillion Wednesday night in a controversial game 25-15, 17-25, 23-25, 26-24, and 15-13. "The girls played well, this was a make or break game for us," said coach Jill Schreiber...
Cloverdale downs Eagles (10/17/08)
The Cloverdale Clovers seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams swept the South Putnam Eagles on Wednesday night. Lindsay Roboson led the seventh grade team with 15 points and Kourtney Hubbard had 14 points. The eighth grade went in three tough games with both teams scrapping and hustling. ...
GMS battles Rockville (10/17/08)
The Greencastle middle school volleyball teams played against the Rockville Rox on Wednesday night. The eighth grade team traveled to Rockville and split their games. The A team lost 25-9, and 25-9. The B team won 25-19, and 25-18. The seventh grade hosted the Rox at GMS and won both games. The A team won 25-10, and 25-12. The B team won 25-16, and 25-6...
DePauw looks to carry momentum to Trinity with new-look offense (10/17/08)
With their three top running backs down to injury last week, the DePauw football coaching staff had to make a choice -- keep trying to run the same offense with less-than-ideal personnel, or go with the strength of their talents and install a spread offense...
Katherine Smith (10/17/08)
Katherine A. Smith, 89, formerly of Roachdale, died Oct. 14, 2008 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born on Aug. 1, 1919, at Rockville, she was the daughter of Calvin and Shalotta Martin Taylor. She married Everett Smith on Sept. 12, 1940 in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1974...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 17, 2008 (10/17/08)
Sheriff's Department There have been two accidents involving deer reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's office recently. Jacqueline R. O'Brien Gray, 35, Cloverdale, was traveling south at 3:42 p.m. Sunday when a deer ran in front of her vehicle and she was unable to avoid a collision. She struck the deer with the front of her vehicle. No injuries were reported...
Food pantry thanks donors (10/17/08)
To the Editor: The Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry extends their thanks to all who have donated to the pantry, either food or money. We operate solely on donations, and the demand for food grows every week. A sincere "thank you" to the individuals, churches, groups, organizations and youth groups who have given...
Exercise early voting option (10/17/08)
To the Editor: Secretary of State Mike Rokita has predicted that the state of Indiana will have registered close to 750,000 new voters this election season. He has also stated that as many as 65 percent of all registered voters will go to the polls on Election Day...
Grandmother fed up with court system (10/17/08)
To the Editor, I just want to say that I am so fed up with the judicial system when it comes to child support. We currently are fighting and have been for two years regarding my grandson. The father wants sole custody and also wants my daughter to pay him child support...
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