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Stories from Wednesday, November 19, 2008

County Council approves 2009 county budget (11/19/08)
The Putnam County Council made final adjustments to and approved the 2009 county budget Tuesday night. The adjustments to the budget mainly had to do with salary issues in various departments. The longest discussion pertained to salaries of deputies in the assessor's office. Because all county assessment will now be centrally handled in the county office rather than by individual township assessors, the extra appropriations are now required to that portion of the budget...
Cloverdale to make use of Community Work Experience (11/19/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Town Council agreed to utilize the Community Work Experience Program for local residence currently receiving Temporary Assistance of Needy Families (TANF) benefits. Maria Bonilla said any individual is only eligible for TANF benefits for two years of their life...
Prindle Institue wins LEED award (11/19/08)
The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics recently earned a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) New Construction Gold 2.2 rating by the American Institute for Architects Indiana during the 2008 Design Awards. It is the first new building to achieve gold...
Author explains Native American life prior to 1492 (11/19/08)
U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Keck Award-winning author and Science journalist Charles C. Mann spoke to a filled room at DePauw University's Pulliam Center Tuesday evening. Mann's acclaimed book "1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus," gives a new perspective to Native American life and the landscape of America prior to 1492 and contact with Europeans...
Holiday Tour (11/19/08)
The home of Jim and Loretta Maxwell is one of six that will be featured in Delta Theta Tau's 26th annual Holiday Home Tour, slated for 1 to 5 p.m. Nov. 23. The Maxwell's home, located at 133 Hilltop Lane, Greencastle, is a one-story brick house they had built in 1999 as their seasonal retirement home. ...
Tiger Cubs continue strong start to season (11/19/08)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Editor For the Greencastle girls' basketball team it's been an impressive beginning to the season. They opened the season with a 23-point win and followed that with an 11-point victory over visiting Southmont Tuesday. Tuesday's game was a low-scoring affair, but it was the fashion in which the Tiger Cubs got the win that was notable. ...
Debra K. Conner (11/19/08)
Debra "Debbie" K. (Baker) Conner, 50, of Cloverdale died at Summerville Healthcare Center on Monday, Nov. 17, 2008. She was born June 27, 1958 in Bloomington to Joe and Diana Baker. She lived most of her life in Putnam County. She graduated from South Putnam High School in 1967. She drove a school bus for Cloverdale Community Schools for several years. She was a cook at the Greencastle schools and also cooked at the Cloverdale Nursing Home...
Ronald C. Horner (11/19/08)
Ronald C. Horner, 81, of Poland passed away Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at St. Vincent Clay Hospital, Brazil. Born April 16, 1927 in Indianapolis, he was the son of Sam and Margaret Ethel (Chamberlain) Horner. He married Ethel (Howell) Horner on April 12, 1980 and she survives...
John David Stinson (11/19/08)
John David Stinson, 75, of Reelsville passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008 in St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis. Born Jan. 23, 1933, he was the son of John K. Stinson and Lera M. (Whitt) Stinson Cook. Survivors include sister Betty Jean Allee of Reelsville and four brothers, Harry Glen Stinson of Cloverdale, James Stinson and wife Wanda of Stilesville, Hansford "Hank" Stinson and wife Rhonda of Fillmore and Robert Stinson of Brazil...
Robert Warren Barnes (11/19/08)
Robert Warren "Pennsylvania Bob" Barnes of North Cataract Road passed away at home Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2008 of congestive heart failure. He was born Dec. 7, 1942 at Ellwood City, Pa., the son of Dave Barnes and Helen Jayne Graham Barnes. He was employed at Townsend Steel and Halstead Copper Industries in Zelienople after high school graduation and worked in maintenance at Cook Forest State Park. ...
Putnam Scanner for Nov. 19, 2008 (11/19/08)
Sheriff's Department The following accidents were reported to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. Rhoda Adam of Bainbridge was traveling north on U.S. 231 at 2:25 p.m. Nov. 6 when she approached a vehicle driven by Luke Gerhardt of Roachdale slowing for a vehicle to make a turn. Adam reported she braked but due to the slick road, she hit the rear of Gerhardt's vehicle. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...
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