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Stories from Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some taxpayers get break (10/22/08)
Amid concerns over the delay in property taxes this year, there may be good news for some homeowners. Putnam County Auditor Stephanie Campbell told the Putnam County Council Tuesday evening that when property tax bills are received, people will have some relief in the way of a homestead credit...
Obama campaign on the trail promoting rescue plan (10/22/08)
Gail Smith, owner of Almost Home in Greencastle, has been a business owner for 18 years. She has 56 employees and says she cannot afford health care coverage for them. When she applied for a small business loan, the fees were overwhelming. Smith said it is a struggle to be a small business owner between the lack of health care coverage and all the taxes associated with it...
Election questions answered (10/22/08)
Are you worried about the outcome of the 2008 Presidential Election? Do you find yourself concerned about the complexity of voting, and wonder if the Electoral College will end up choosing our president yet again? On Friday at 1 p.m., Dr. Randall D. Smith of the University of Chicago will be presenting a lecture and "Schoolhouse Rock" video illustrating the history and role of the Electoral College in American Politics...
Local haunts featured in book (10/22/08)
Fall is the perfect time to read about scary, creepy things; especially those in our own backyard. The book "Haunted Hoosier Trails: A Guide to Famous Folklore Spooky Sites," by Indianapolis author Wanda Lou Willis, tells about two Putnam County hauntings...
Training facility boosted by grant (10/22/08)
Firefighters in District 7 -- Putnam, Vigo, Clay, Park, Owen, Greene, Sullivan and Vermillion counties -- will be receiving realistic training thanks to two grants from Indiana Department of Homeland Security. There are 96 fire departments or 1,921 firefighters who will benefit from the $102,295 grants...
Halloween hours set (10/22/08)
There are plenty of Halloween Happenings going on around Putnam County this Halloween. Little ghosts and goblins can trick or Treat in Cloverdale from 6-8:30 p.m., 5-8 p.m. in Bainbridge, Greencastle and Fillmore, and 6-9 p.m. in Roachdale. The Roachdale VFW will also be serving food from 4-8 p.m. and will have a costume parade at 8 p.m. Registration for the parade is at 7:15 p.m...
Cougars lose sectional opener with Bruins (10/22/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Tuesday night was not a good measuring post for the progress North Putnam volleyball has made this year. Without a coach for much of camp, the Cougars (6-15) rallied behind new coach Jill Schreiber, making strides during the season, especially in the passing game...
CMS advances to volleyball final (10/22/08)
The seventh and eighth grade Cloverdale Clovers volleyball teams both advanced to the final round of county set for Wednesday night at Cloverdale. The Cloverdale eighth grade team beat North Putnam 25-8, and 25-12. Leading the way for the eighth grade Clovers were Kayla Cheatham with 14 points. ...
DPU women's teams pick up wins (10/22/08)
Field hockey DePauw matched a season-high with five goals and extended its win streak to five straight with a 5-1 win over visiting Oberlin. The Tigers improved to 10-2 with the win and finished the home portion of their season with a 6-1 record at McKeen Field. The Yeowomen dropped to 1-13 with the loss...
Bowling standings for Alex Alleys (10/22/08)
Standings as of Oct. 21 W.O.T.M Bantam (Saturday) High team scratch game -- Jameson Coffee Grinders 486 High team scratch series -- Putnam Inn Pumas 931 High individual game: Female: Megan Friars 120; Male: Luke Brotherton 148 High individual series: Female: Megan Friars 209; Male: Luke Brotherton 281...
Janet Williams (10/22/08)
Janet Lee Williams, 68, formerly of Indianapolis, died Saturday, Oct. 18, 2008 in Ripley, W.Va. following a long illness. Born Aug. 23, 1940, in Nashville, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Cleo and Helen Tutterow Tracy. She was married to John L. Williams, and he preceded her in death...
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