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Stories from Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wade receives 2 1/2-year sentence (12/11/08)
A Greencastle woman convicted of stealing more than $130,000 from a former employer was given a 2 -year sentence in Putnam County Circuit Court on Thursday, but will likely never spend a day in jail. Tamera S. Wade, 45, was ordered to spend 18 months of her sentence as a direct commitment to Putnam County Community Corrections -- house arrest -- and the rest on probation...
Pauley to be inducted at DePauw (12/11/08)
Former NBC "Today" host Jane Pauley and Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Editor Craig Klugman are among five people who will be inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame on April 18 at the Walden Inn. Pauley holds an honorary degree from DePauw University. She received it in 1978 and was the youngest person to receive such an honor from the school...
Santa Claus wears blue? (12/11/08)
CLOVERDALE -- Santa didn't arrive in a sleigh being pulled by reindeer, but rather a white car with red and blue lights. His uniform was blue, not red like Santa's and he was wearing a "Smokey" hat instead of the red toboggan. A little bit of Christmas was delivered Tuesday to children attending the Cloverdale Head Start program on State Road 42 approximately one mile west of US 231...
Board approves additional funds (12/11/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam School Board met briefly Wednesday and approved a resolution adding more than $150,000 in additional appropriations to the 2008 budget. The matter was open to a public hearing, but as no one from the public was present to comment, the board voted 6-0 to accept the measure as presented by Superintendent Murray Pride...
Bainbridge Town Council expresses concern over sale of Bon Ton (12/11/08)
BAINBRIDGE -- Town council members Bonnie Osborn and Richard Cope expressed concern over the closing of the 73-year-old Bon Ton Restaurant that was put up for auction recently. "I'd like to comment on the demise of the Bon Ton. I'm representing several concerned citizens who are concerned and want to do something. We're not sure what we can do, but we wanted to bring it to the Town Council's attention," said Joe Hess...
Retiring Officer (12/11/08)
Roachdale Deputy Rick Kiefer is retiring from the police force after spending four years in the town. He was presented with a collage from Town Marshal Mike Mahoy at Wednesday town council meeting.
Vectren offers new program to help Indiana customers (12/11/08)
Customers of Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana, whose service was disconnected last year due to nonpayment, are being offered a chance to regain service for the 2008-2009 winter heating season. Vectren is implementing a new program to allow customers who do not qualify for other state and/or federal energy assistance programs have service reconnected by paying 50 percent of the outstanding balance, rather than 100 percent...
Christmas under the canopy Saturday (12/11/08)
By SHANNEN HAYES Staff Writer RUSSELLVILLE -- Families are invited to stroll under the canopies on Harrison Street from the fire stations to Ron's Gas Station. Christmas Under the Canopy will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Board the horse drawn trolley for a free ride around town beginning at 6 p.m. at Ron's Gas Station...
Christmas in Roachdale on Friday (12/11/08)
Carriage rides, a cookie walk, door prizes from merchants, food at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and Santa Claus will all be part of Christmas in Roachdale this Friday. "We're really happy to be showing off our new Christmas lights which we were able to purchase with a gift from an anonymous donor," said committee head Pat Allen...
Musall sentenced for battery (12/11/08)
A Greencastle man is going to prison after being convicted on a battery charge. Jeremy L. Musall, 24, was sentenced to six years, two executed and four suspended, by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley. Musall was ordered to serve one year in the Indiana Department of Corrections and one year on home detention for the Class C felony...
Wabash Valley Red Cross honored again (12/11/08)
TERRE HAUTE -- For the second consecutive year, the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter has achieved the designation of "Highly Performing Chapter" from American National Red Cross. The award is earned by Red Cross Chapters based upon their performance as scored across fifteen corporate requirements and eight performance improvement standards. The corporate requirements involve standards that represent sound business practices...
Treasure hunters come to Walden Inn (12/11/08)
Treasure hunters have come to Greencastle and will be at the Walden Inn Conference Center until Saturday. Treasure Hunters Roadshow has set up shop in town, and had a good first day on Tuesday. As of 3 p.m., roadshow representative Tom Fuller reported about 40 people had stopped in since 9 a.m...
Greencastle swimmers fall at Bloomington North (12/11/08)
BLOOMINGTON -- The Greencastle boys' and girls' swim team traveled south to face Bloomington North Tuesday. The outcomes were almost equal for both GHS squads with the boys' dropping their contest 103-80 and the girls' losing 104-81. Both teams won six events on the night, including four of the same events...
Cougars down Eagles (12/11/08)
The North Putnam wrestling team picked up a win against county rival South Putnam Thursday 48-25. Recording wins for the Cougars were Tyler Ruble (103), Joe Mindiola (125), Andrew Nunez (130), Stacy Hensley (135), Tommy Welch (140), Randy Soriano (189), Blake Batchelor (215) and Dustin Vires (285)...
GHS freshman gets win (12/11/08)
The Greencastle Freshman basketball team defeated South Putnam 42-33 Wednesday at South Putnam. The Tiger Cubs scored 14 points in the paint and built a 22-15 lead at the half to put themselves in control. Leading 38-26 with two minutes remaining, Greencastle withstood a late run by the Eagles to seize the win. Greencastle's Dustin Law led all scorers with 13 and Robbie Gibson led the Eagles with 10...
Dorothy M. Miller (12/11/08)
Dorothy M. Miller, 82, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 at Heartland Health Care Center in Avon. She was born on Jan. 21, 1926 in Indianapolis to Leonard Herbert and Zelma Faith Keller Bennett. She married Robert Lawrence Miller Sr. on Nov. 5, 1945 and he preceded her in death on March 19, 1997...
Claiborne Parker (12/11/08)
Claiborne Parker, 92, of Bainbridge passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008. Born June 3, 1916 in Gallitin, Tenn. to Charlie and Florence Smith Parker. Mr. Parker had been an engineer for Liquid Carbonic Company for 20 years before retiring. He was also a World War II veteran...
Betty E. Enlow (12/11/08)
Betty E. Enlow, 76, of Greencastle passed away Dec. 10, 2008 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1932 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Millard and Inez Ingram Darrah. She married Jack Enlow on April 22, 1950, and he preceded her in death on July 1, 2001...
Jerome H. Schwamberger (12/11/08)
Jerome H. Schwamberger, 92, of Greencastle passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008 at the Waters of Greencastle. Born April 11, 1916 in Wheelersburg, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph & Mary Thieken Schwamburger. He married Betty J. Humphries in 1947 and she preceded him in death on June 3, 2002...
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