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Stories from Friday, December 19, 2008

Bainbridge student dazzles on ice (12/19/08)
Like many 11-year-old girls, Taylor Felten loves Bratz and Barbie dolls, but she has found something she loves even more -- competitive ice skating. Taylor, a fifth-grader at Bainbridge Elementary, spends the at least two weekends out of every month ice-skating at the Carmel Ice Skadium...
Michael seeks pages for 2009 legislative session (12/19/08)
State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) is seeking junior high and high school students to serve as pages during the 2009 session of the Indiana General Assembly. Pages will have the unique opportunity to spend an entire a day witnessing the inner workings of the State Legislature. They will begin their morning with a tour of the Indiana Statehouse and spend the remainder of the day working alongside representatives, staff and interns...
Old Farmer's Almanac forecast calls for a cold season (12/19/08)
Even though the first day of winter doesn't arrive until December 21, we have already seen snow and ice in Putnam County and according to the 2009 Old Farmer's Almanac more is coming. According to the Almanac, the early snow is indicative of a nationwide cold winter on the way...
Jury convicts Unger on battery charges (12/19/08)
After a three-day trial, a jury deliberated for just over two hours Friday before convicting a Greencastle man on five charges connected to a September 2007 battery. Jay C. Unger, 55, will be sentenced Jan. 15 on charges of Class B felony aggravated battery, Class C felony battery by means of a deadly weapon, Class D felony criminal recklessness and two counts of Class B misdemeanor battery. He could be sentenced to over 30 years in prison...
Relay For Life plans in full swing (12/19/08)
This year will mark the silver anniversary of Relay for Life, the signature event for the American Cancer Society. The relay was the brainchild of Dr. Gordy Klatt, a Tacoma, Wash.-based colorectal surgeon, who wanted to enhance the income of his local American Cancer Society office and show support for all his patients who battled cancer...
Indianapolis woman arrested on trafficking charges (12/19/08)
PUTNAMVILLE -- An Indianapolis woman was arrested Thursday for attempting to traffic with an inmate at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Lakeisha S. Kimbrough, 24, was at the prison to visit Brian D. Eines, 24, who is serving a 10-year sentence for an unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious felon charge out of Marion County...
I-70 accident victim dies (12/19/08)
One of the victims involved in the multi-vehicle accident on Interstate-70 Tuesday has died. According to a press release by Terre Haute Post Indiana State Police Public Information Officer Joe Watts, Alice Murdock, 80, Sullivan, died at Terre Haute Regional Hospital Thursday from injuries sustained in an accident in the westbound lane at the 30-mile marker of I-70 in Putnam County...
Salting for the Storm (12/19/08)
Wade Vance and Randy Rogers were preparing for problems with ice and snow Thursday afternoon at Putnam County Hospital. The two men work for Spiker Excavating and were salting the parking lots at the hospital around 3 p.m. in anticipation of bad weather heading in...
Lugar Hosts county students at symposium (12/19/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 400 high school juniors and 121 accompanying adults attended the 32nd annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders held Dec.13 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis. Held each year since he has been in the Senate, Lugar opened the Symposium speaking and answering students' questions. ...
Smith given 6 months for domestic battery (12/19/08)
A Russellville man was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court to six months in jail for domestic battery. Michael L. Smith, 30, was convicted of one Class D felony count. In exchange for his guilty plea to that count, two charges of Class C felony intimidation were dismissed...
Holiday Generosity (12/19/08)
Waters of Greencastle CEO Holly Wachtel and resident Marjorie Owens present a donation of canned goods to Jim Stevens of the Putnam County Senior Center. The goods were donations from the residents, families and employees of the Waters.
Plea filed in meth case (12/19/08)
A plea agreement has been filed for a Cloverdale man charged with Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class C felony possession of methamphetamine over 3 grams. A final pretrial conference for Michael L. Kolesar, 26, was held Thursday with Putnam County Senior Judge Diana LaViolette and Kolesar's attorney James Recker. ...
Cocaine sentencing delayed until January (12/19/08)
An Evansville man will be sentenced for a Class C felony charge of possession of cocaine on Jan. 22. Robert A. Jackson, 49, was set to be in Putnam County Circuit Court on Thursday to plead guilty to the charge and be sentenced, but the cause was continued by agreement of all parties, court records said...
Foundation Awards $68,000 (12/19/08)
An early morning crowd celebrated the Community Foundation's 2008 spring grant awards at the Area 30 Community Center, where more than $60,000 from the Community Foundation's unrestricted endowment was awarded to 19 charitable organizations. Eric Wolfe, director of community development, recognized the individuals and organizations that have given unrestricted gifts to the Community Foundation...
Area players earn WVCA honors (12/19/08)
The Wabash Valley Coaches Association recognized area football players for the efforts during the fall season recently. 17 Putnam County players received recognition as a first or second team selection or earned honorable mention. On offense, South Putnam's running back Drew Cash, North Putnam's offensive lineman Josh Keyt and Greencastle kicker Buzz Deer earned first team selections. GHS receiver Ashton Marshall was selected to the WVCA offensive second team...
Marshall tosses perfect game (12/19/08)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Editor 11,500 to 1 -- the odds of throwing a perfect 300 bowling game. Many bowlers aspire to reach the feat and on Wednesday night one local bowler achieved that accomplishment. Who knew that when Walt Marshall tossed a 211 in his first game that would be just the tip of the iceberg?...
Mary Ann Rice (12/19/08)
Mary Ann Rice, age 88, of Franklin passed away Friday, Dec. 12, 2008. She was born Sept. 20, 1920 in Putnam County, the daughter of Otto and Hertha Lydick Hand. Mrs. Rice was a 57-year member of Groveland Eastern Star and a member of North Terre Haute Christian Church. She had been employed with Abstract and Title Insurance...
Velma L. Goldsberry (12/19/08)
Velma L. Goldsberry, age 89, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at the Mill Pond Health Campus. Born March 1, 1919 in Evansville, she was the daughter of Edward and Christine (Kuhlenschmidt) Stremming. She was a graduate of Millersburg High School class of 1936. She married Thomas B. Goldsberry on Dec. 23, 1937 and he preceded her in death on May 14, 2008...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 20 (12/19/08)
Putnam County Sheriff's Office Elaine Settecasi, Fillmore, was traveling on County Road 200 N at 11:20 a.m. Thursday, when she lost control of her vehicle. It hit a big rock causing it to overturn. Curtis Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $10,001 to $25,000 in damages...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 19, 2008 (12/19/08)
Sheriff's Department Icy road conditions are still causing trouble for Putnam County motorists. Bruce Schleuser, Putnamville, was traveling west on U.S. 40 at 5:30 p.m. Monday, when he fell asleep. His vehicle struck the face of a guardrail. Schleuser reported no injuries. The guardrail at the scene was severely damaged. Steele's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages...
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