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Stories from Friday, December 5, 2008

Merrillville man dodges felony conviction (12/05/08)
Judge Matt Headley gave a Merrillville man what he described as "the best Christmas present you've gotten in years" Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court. Rashad Ameen Tucker, 30, was arrested in April and charged with Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class D felony possession of marijuana. On Thursday, Headley convicted him of the possession charge -- but dropped it to a Class A misdemeanor...
Benassi sentenced to four years (12/05/08)
A Fillmore woman was sentenced Thursday in connection with an Oct. 12, 2007 car crash that killed her husband. Tonya M. Benassi, 35, pleaded guilty to a charge of Class C felony reckless homicide. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matt Headley sentenced her to four years with two-and-a-half years executed and credit for the 364 days she has been incarcerated at the Putnam County Jail...
Angel Tree (12/05/08)
For nearly 10 years, the residents at Hickory Creek at Sunset have been making angel ornaments out of lace handkerchiefs. The angels are then placed on the tree that stands in the lobby of the professional building at Putnam County Hospital. Residents and staff from the nursing facility have been dedicated in creating the angels every year...
Michael named to key House leadership posts (12/05/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana House Speaker B. Patrick Bauer (D-South Bend) has selected State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) to fill two prominent House leadership positions in her first session as a lawmaker. Bauer announced Thursday that Michael will serve as Assistant Whip for the House Democratic Caucus and be vice-chair of the House Local Government Committee. The 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly resumes in January...
Cake Making 101 registration ends today (12/05/08)
Registration for the Cake Making 101 class ends at 3 p.m. today. Anyone interested is encouraged to call the Extension office at 653-8411. The fee of $3 to cover cost of samples and handouts can be paid at the door. The class will be at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the community room on the first floor of the Area 30 Career Center. Entrance is located at door five on the southeast side of the building...
Fillmore board compliments residents' emergency response (12/05/08)
Fillmore Town Board President Jeff Osborn complimented the people in the town who responded so quickly to an emergency with the town's water system last Sunday night. At 2 a.m. last Sunday morning, vandals opened two fire hydrants in the town. Over the next three hours, the town's 100,000 gallon water tank was drained and another 114,000 gallons was spilled onto the ground...
Jury trial set for Reed (12/05/08)
A trial date was set Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for a Greencastle woman accused of drugging her two young children. Amy Marie Reed, 27, was arrested Oct. 9 after her children, ages 1 and 3 months, tested positive for methamphetamine, methadone, cocaine and marijuana...
Alzheimer's support group meets Tuesday (12/05/08)
The Alzheimer's Support Group has been meeting at Putnam County Hospital on the second Tuesday of the month for a numbers of years and welcomes new members. This support group for family or friends of persons afflicted with Alzheimer's disease is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Indiana. ...
McGaughey lifts Cougars to third straight win (12/05/08)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Editor ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team had a major test in Thursday's contest with Rockville. Down one with 11 seconds to go, the Cougars showed the poise of a veteran team and walked away with a three-point win, 47-44 over the Rox...
SP eighth graders get win (12/05/08)
The South Putnam eighth grade basketball team won a pair of games against Riverton Parke Tuesday. The A-team won 39-16, with the B-team defeating the Panthers 32-13. The A-team was led by Jordan Frame's 10 points and Lewie Knoy's nine. Ryan Chestnut scored seven, Justin Bumgardner had six and Kinser Franklin had three. J.D. Briones and Trent Workman each had two points. The team held the Panthers scoreless in the first quarter and entered the half up 19-4...
June Gibson (12/05/08)
June Gibson, 84, of Poland passed away Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008 in Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born June 19, 1924 in Muncie to Carl and Jennie McConnel Gibson. He married Bessie M. Reynolds on July 17, 1942 and she preceded him in death on May 1, 2004...
Susan Lynn Huggard (12/05/08)
Susan Lynn Huggard, 57, of Greencastle died on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008. She was born on Dec. 30, 1950 in Chicago to William Allen Huggard Jr. and Mary Ellen West Huggard. She was a 1969 graduate of Libertyville High School and received her BA degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in history and the romance languages...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 5, 2008 (12/05/08)
Sheriff's Department Three more accidents were reported by the Putnam County Sheriff's office due to the icy road conditions Monday. Kristin Judy, Greencastle, was traveling on County Road 600 W at 8:40 a.m., when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a tree. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages...
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