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Stories from Friday, October 31, 2008

Library borrows to stay afloat (10/31/08)
The Putnam County Public Library Board of Trustees held a special meeting Thursday to review and accept bids on a $300,000 loan needed to cover operation costs. They received one bid from First National Bank. It was accepted. However, board members feel they have been backed into a corner. There is a bond payment of $250,000 due at the end of the year and they will not be able to make it without taking out a loan...
County seeing lots of early voters (10/31/08)
Call it early voting, call it absentee voting -- either way, it's the same thing and this election, more Putnam County voters than ever are taking advantage of it. "Oh my gosh, it's been just unbelievable," said Marty Watts, clerk of Putnam County's Superior and Circuit courts. "In the past, we'd maybe have 170 people in a week or two. Now we're having that many come in a day. And that's just walk-ins."...
Mature driver course online (10/31/08)
A mature driver safety course geared toward helping senior drivers fine-tune their driving skills and knowledge of traffic laws is being offered by AAA Hoosier Motor Club and I Drive Safely. Hoosiers 55 and older can sharpen their driving skills and possibly lower their auto insurance rates by taking the internet-based safety course...
Area 30 childcare more than meets the eye (10/31/08)
At first glance, the childcare room at Area 30 Career Center looks much like any other daycare center. There are areas for play filled with toys. There are areas where children can dress up in costumes, work on art projects, play games or explore their musical interests...
Web site explores Hoosier haunted inns, B&Bs (10/31/08)
While many people steer clear of any place considered "haunted," some curious folks seek these places out. Bedandbreakfast.com has a list of over 100 haunted inns in the United States, as well as a long list of Halloween specials for paranormal enthusiasts...
Terre Haute man faces sex charge (10/31/08)
A suspect believed to be involved in a sexual battery incident arranged to turn himself in to detectives at the Clay County Justice Center Wednesday evening. Shortly after 6 p.m., Richard T. Fulk, 22, Terre Haute, turned himself into investigators of the Indiana State Police Department and was later transported to the Vigo County Jail where he was booked on an arrest warrant for a class D felony charge of sexual battery...
Child pornography lands man in jail (10/31/08)
DANVILLE -- On Oct. 28, the Indiana State Police launched a criminal investigation after receiving information from the Hendricks County Department of Child Protective Services and Danville Police Department that Tim J. Caylor, 51, of Danville, had allegedly photographed and possessed photographs of three females under the age of 18 in the nude...
Special teams, field position will be key for Cougars (10/31/08)
Over the last three years it could easily be said that North Putnam has owned Speedway. In five previous meetings, the Cougars are 5-0 and have outscored the Sparkplugs 148-82 over the course of those games. But the one thing that one can say about sectional football in Indiana is to expect the unexpected...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 31, 2008 (10/31/08)
Putnam County Jail The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has made several arrests. Marcelino Perez, 28, Greencastle, was booked at 6:07 p.m. Wednesday for operating per se and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Terry Crist, 48, Cloverdale, was booked at 8:26 p.m. Wednesday for possession of marijuana, reckless driving, operating while intoxicated and with a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater. Crist was also charged with public intoxication...
Gas prices are sad testimony (10/31/08)
To the Editor: The recent record high gas prices in Indianapolis are a sad testimony to the fragility of our energy infrastructure and the inadequacy of our reserves. Even now that gas prices have finally fallen, our current situation is such that any disruption can cause the price of fuel to soar...
Writer stands by letter (10/31/08)
To the editor: In a recent letter to the editor I wrote that the McCain campaign, especially Sarah Palin, is inciting assassination, and thus, the campaign is a terrorist campaign. Mark Ford, in a reply letter, suggests that calling the McCain campaign, the campaign of a legitimate political party, a terrorist campaign is a stretch...
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