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Stories from Thursday, November 13, 2008

Humane Society is back in black (11/13/08)
After several fundraisers and donations, the Humane Society of Putnam County is back in the black. Doors were closed in August due to funding not meeting expenditure requirements. Board members met Wednesday and announced they have successfully raised enough money to pay back taxes owed to the state. This means planning to reopen its doors can begin. No official date has been set...
Bainbridge officials worry about road salt (11/13/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- Bainbridge Utility Director Jim Nelson told town council members there could be shortage of road salt this winter. Nelson says the cost for salt has risen from $50 to over $150-160 per ton. He explained he received a phone call from the North Putnam Community Schools asking about obtaining salt...
GCSC prepares for shortfall in tax funds (11/13/08)
Like many other local government entities, the Greencastle Community School Corp. is feeling a pinch due to the late distribution of local tax revenue. Superintendent Bob Green told the school board Wednesday the corporation has collected only about $1 million of the expected $11 million. They hope to collect at least half the total by the end of December and the rest after the first of the year...
'Snoopy' opens tonight at Greencastle High School (11/13/08)
Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang take to the stage at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Parker Auditorium (formerly MacAnally) in the musical "Snoopy" courtesy of Greencastle High School theatre program. "Snoopy" is a follow-up to the musical "You're a Great Man, Charlie Brown." Play director, Bethany Girton says she chose "Snoopy" because of the innocent qualities and message, wonderful music and funny scenarios...
Drug offender allowed to enter treatment program (11/13/08)
A Roachdale man who was supposed to appear in court Wednesday for a pretrial conference on a number of drug-related charges has been allowed to leave jail and enter a drug treatment program. Charles W. McCarty II, 33, was to face charges of Class D felony possession of methamphetamine, class C misdemeanor operating while intoxicated and class A misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia, as well as a habitual offender designation. ...
Dave Young named Hospital Guild Volunteer of the Year (11/13/08)
The Putnam Hospital Guild awarded Charles David "Dave" Young the Volunteer of the Year award during its annual luncheon Tuesday at the hospital. Young said he was "surprised" to receive the award. He is "very deserving of this award," said Millie See, who presented the award and also a member of the guild...
Residents learn to 'Dine with Diabetes' (11/13/08)
Diabetes affects 8 percent of the population in the United States, said the American Diabetes Association Web site. Help is out there for those Americans dealing with the disease. The Putnam County Office of the Purdue Extension Service and the Putnam County Hospital offer a Dining with Diabetes class three times each year. The program is adapted (with permission) from West Virginia University's Extension "Dining with Diabetes" and University of Georgia's Extension "The Rite Bite."...
Casey joins up with Amethyst Initiative (11/13/08)
Last week DePauw University President Brian Casey joined 130 other chancellors and presidents of universities and colleges across the United States calling for a new focus on the problem of underage drinking. Casey signed a public statement supporting the Amethyst Initiative, which urges elected officials to consider current alcohol policies and invites new ideas on ways to prepare young adults to make responsible decisions about alcohol use...
Eagles fall to Rockville (11/13/08)
The South Putnam Eagles opened their season against Rockville Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the Eagles fell to the Rox 53-38, with senior Oceaia Boetjer leading the way with 11 points. Following Boetjer was Kelsey Searles with nine points, Leeah Butts with six, Emily Dabkowski had five and Jenni Thompson had three. Sarah Burnham and Brooke Boetjer added two points each...
Canary earns MVP honors (11/13/08)
South Putnam grad Jessica Canary has helped lead the University of Indianapolis to a 3-0 record and a tournament championship to start off the 2008-09 season. Canary was named Disney's Division II West Coast Tip-Off Classic MVP. Joining Canary on the All-Tournament team was teammate Samantha Meissel...
Champions! (11/13/08)
Bowling standings announced (11/13/08)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 11/1/08) Collier's PeeWee Youth (Sat.) High team scratch game-- St Vincent Physicians 194 High team scratch series-- Tucker State Farm Ins. 355 High individual game-- Male- Tyler Bruner 90 Female- Tori Hamilton 74 High individual series-- Male- Tyler Bruner 156 Female- Tori Hamilton 122...
George E. York (11/13/08)
George E. York, 80, of Vincennes, formerly of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at his residence. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Mary Louise Strauch Hauser (11/13/08)
Mary Louise Strauch Hauser, 98, of Poland died Nov. 11, 2008 at 10:02 p.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility. Ms. Strauch was born June 13, 1910 in Poland to Edward Franklin Strauch and Clara Margaret Kattman Strauch. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1928. She married Robert Lester Hauser on Feb. 26, 1936. He preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1978...
Richard S. Freeman (11/13/08)
Richard S. Freeman, 62, of Cloverdale passed away Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2008 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. His services are pending at Donald L. Pearson Mortuary, Cloverdale.
Jill LeAnn Wells (11/13/08)
Jill LeAnn Wells, 39, of Plainfield passed away Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at her residence. Ms. Wells was born Oct. 24, 1969 in Greencastle to Penny and Ron Wells. She was a 1988 graduate of South Putnam High School and also attended Indiana University in Bloomington. She was store manager for Kroger in Terre Haute...
Putnam Scanner for Nov. 13, 2008 (11/13/08)
Sheriff's Dept. There are still several accidents involving deer being reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. A deputy was dispatched at 4:57 p.m. Thursday to 298 Jefferson Valley for a crash report. Michael J. Rusie, Coatesville, was traveling southbound on 825 E., when he lost control of his vehicle due to the wet surface. ...
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