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Stories from Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Sheriff asking for more deputies (10/21/08)
By ADAM COATES Assistant Editor Coverage by the Putnam County Sheriff's Department isn't what the new sheriff would like it to be, so he is asking the county to allow the hiring of two more deputies. Sheriff Steve Fenwick told the Putnam County Board of Commissioners Monday night that the new road deputies would each be paid salaries of $30,000 a year. The additional cost would be partially offset by several cuts that have been made in the sheriff's department budget since Fenwick took over...
Grades posted for parents (10/21/08)
By MARIBETH WARD Staff Writer South Putnam High School parents can now access their student's grades online through a new student management program called Harmony. South Putnam Community School Superintendent Bruce Bernhardt told board members Michael Rissler, Nancy Wells, Steven Cash, David Bombei and Darwyn Nelson that over 155 high school parents were already signed up...
County seeks flood relief (10/21/08)
By ADAM COATES Assistant Editor The Putnam County Highway Department is hoping to recover some of the cost of dealing with flooding earlier this year. Heavy rains in June caused high water that washed out culverts and roadways across the county. On Monday night, Supt. Dave Sutherlin presented the Putnam County Board of Commissioners with a request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeking partial reimbursement...
Headley Hardware earns third-largest seller title (10/21/08)
By SHANNEN HAYES Staff Writer Headley's Do It Best Hardware has done it again! Now, only better. They have moved from fifth largest to the third largest Do It Best Valspar seller in the country. The store missed second place by only $3,000 and beat out 4,300 other Do It Best stores...
College Corner to open (10/21/08)
By MARIBETH WARD Staff Writer The new Kork & Keg Liquor store should be opening at the end of October after months of construction. The tentative opening date is Oct. 26. Located in the freshly built College Corner complex at the intersection of East Washington Street and Indianapolis Road, the store will anchor the complex, which has room for five more businesses besides the liquor store and the Victorian Day Spa, which is also slated to move into the strip center...
Curves of Greencastle helps encourage good breast health (10/21/08)
By MARIBETH WARD Staff Writer Curves, an international women's fitness franchise is no stranger to the fight against breast cancer. Over the last several years, Curves locations including the one in Greencastle, have participated in various fundraising events for breast cancer...
Tiger Cubs, Eagles battle in volleyball (10/21/08)
The Greencastle seventh and eighth grade volleyball teams split wins against the South Putnam Eagles in the County Tournament on Monday night. The seventh grade girls beat the Eagles 25-9 and 25-16. The eighth grade team lost a close match to the Eagles 25-21, and 25-18...
GHS to take on Sullivan (10/21/08)
Sullivan defeated South Vermillion in the opening game of the Greencastle Volleyball Sectional #29. The Golden Arrows won in three game 25-8, 25-13 and 25-12. The host Tiger Cubs will take on Sullivan at 11 a.m. Saturday. Sullivan won their meeting earlier in the season in three games...
Volleyball sectionals set to begin (10/21/08)
County volleyball squads are set to begin battle this week, with hopes of seizing a sectional title clearly on their minds. Teams from North Putnam, South Putnam and Cloverdale will compete at the Class 2A Sectional 46 at Covenant Christian beginning today...
Doris Davis (10/21/08)
Doris L. Davis, of Jamestown, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008. She was born Sept. 9, 1912 to the late Lester and Mary Alice Robison. Doris graduated in 1937 from Pinnell High School south of Lebanon. Doris married Cecil L. Davis on Sept. 1, 1937; he preceded her in death Oct. 14, 1976...
Charles McCarty (10/21/08)
Charles F. McCarty, 86, of Bainbridge, died Sunday at Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indianapolis. He was born in Fountainette on Sept. 30, 1922, the son of Carl and Mildred Benight McCarty. He drove a truck for Spector Freight Systems for 31 years and was also a self-employed truck driver...
Robert Wichmann (10/21/08)
Robert "Bob" F. Wichmann, 85, of Port Charlotte, Fla., and formerly of Morton, died July 19, 2008 in Florida. A memorial service for Mr. Wichmann will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 at Brick Chapel Church. Calling will be held from 9:30 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church...
Is Obama playing bait and switch? (10/21/08)
To the Editor: Is Obama playing a game of "bait-and-switch?" He is promising the rank and file all kinds of perks, government paying for college education, medical benefits, jobs, housing for everyone. To accomplish this he is going to soak the rich...
Media have mistreated Palin (10/21/08)
To the Editor: It is still true that the pen is mightier than the sword. Sadly, today we must add, "The press and media are mighty dangerous when it comes to distorting political facts." It is well known by a majority of Americans that most large newspapers, as well as radio and television stations, are owned and operated by liberals. As such, they slant the news in favor of their candidate, and twist the facts as despicably as they can get by with toward the other party...
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