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Stories from Friday, January 9, 2009

Everhart sentenced to six months in jail (01/09/09)
A Poland woman convicted of embezzling from a Cloverdale church is going to jail for her crime. On Thursday, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Michelle S. Everhart, 36, to two years with six months executed in the Putnam County Jail. After serving that time, Everhart will spend six months on home detention and one year on probation...
New Ivy Tech facility will be 'green' (01/09/09)
Doors to the new Center for Workforce and Economic Development are scheduled to open next year. Construction at the corner of Zinc Mill Road and Veteran's Memorial Drive seems to be on time. To date, the following construction benchmarks have been achieved:...
Cloverdale teen to plead to felonies (01/09/09)
A Cloverdale teenager will be sentenced Feb. 5 for allegedly purposely hitting two men with a car on June 25. Nicholas Gregory Rogers, 19, has been in jail since June 27 -- the day he turned himself in to authorities. His bond was set at $30,000 cash on June 30...
WGRE helping out Senior Center (01/09/09)
DePauw radio station WGRE will be selling raffle tickets during the DePauw men's and women's basketball games this weekend and next at the Lilly Center to raise money for the Putnam County Senior Center. Raffle tickets cost $1 and can be purchased during the games. Prizes include gift cards to Almost Home, Toppers, Final Approach, McDonalds, Sonic and others...
'Inspiration Angels' share their reflections, travels (01/09/09)
Wednesday evening two "Inspirational Angels" gave a talk at the Putnam County Library. Chuck and Norma Sink are two people who hiked the Appalachian Trail at the age of 60 from Georgia to Main in a little over seven months. The couple, which has been married almost 44 years, used words like trail angels, trail magic, rocks, food, thru hiker, more rocks and more food, when describing their enthralling adventure to a packed room at the Putnam County Library...
Fillmore Town Council still seeking water payments (01/09/09)
FILLMORE -- Fillmore Town Council members Jeff Osborn, Alan Jones and Wes Terhune are serious about collecting arrearages in water and sewer bills. Last chance arrears letters will be sent to those who still have unpaid utility bills for sewer and water...
Cloverdale wins County wrestling title (01/09/09)
CLOVERDALE -- If Thursday was any indication, the state of wrestling is as strong as ever in Putnam County. All four county schools battled it out at Cloverdale, with the host Clovers coming out on top with a 3-0 record on the night. Greencastle was second by going 2-1, South Putnam third at 1-2 and North Putnam went 0-3...
Cougars come up short against Mustangs (01/09/09)
The game began with North Putnam's Taylor Alles winning the tip-off and giving North Putnam control. However, the Cougars didn't look like they were ready to play as much as the Mustangs did. North Putnam came out a little slow and found themselves trailing 2-7 with 5:18 to go. Bad passes, missed rebounds and missed scoring opportunites allowed Fountain Central to start the game with a lead that they would hold onto for the entire night...
Cougar swim teams place second (01/09/09)
ROACHDALE -- Thursday night the North Putnam swim teams hosted a triangular meet against the Chargers of North Montgomery, and the Warriors of Covenant Christian. The North Putnam girls and boys both placed second among their competition. The Cougar girls scored 80 points to North Montgomery's 156 and Covenant Christian's 74. Katie Wilcox won the girls' 50 free with a time of 26.94 by out touching both North Montgomery challengers close at hand...
Rosemary Barickman (01/09/09)
Rosemary Barickman, 80, of Naples, Fla. died surrounded by her family at Avow Hospice in Naples on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. She was born in Greencastle on July 18, 1928, the daughter of Earl and Eliza Sourwine. She was married to Frank W. Barickman for more than 55 years, and he survives...
Edgar C. Wilson (01/09/09)
Edgar C. Wilson, 84, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Regional Hospital in Terre Haute. Born Feb. 8, 1924 in Bainbridge, he was the son of Thomas Freeman and Lilly May Staggs Wilson. He was a graduate of Greencastle High School class of 1942. He married Margie I. Richardson on May 11, 1946 and she survives...
John W. Fitzpatrick (01/09/09)
John W. Fitzpatrick, 47, of Greencastle died Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 after battling a long-term illness. Born June 6, 1961 in Chicago, he was the son of Thomas D. and Jeanne Hinkle Fitzpatrick. He was a 1979 graduate of Greencastle High School. He also graduated from Purdue University in 1984, where he received a bachelor of science degree in criminology and played football...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 9, 2009 (01/09/09)
Putnam County Jail Johnnie Brown, 21, Cloverdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 11:38 p.m. Wednesday for violation of home detention. Sharrell Stone, 36, Bicknell, was booked at 10:36 a.m. Thursday for probation violation. Billy Blixt, 49, Carmel, was booked at 11:52 a.m. Thursday for violation of home detention...
A life less complicated (01/09/09)
My editor sent me out into the community to find residents with a New Year's resolution. During my attempt to fulfill the assignment, I started thinking about my own resolution. I couldn't come up with one at first. I don't want to lose weight, get a better job, quit smoking or take a trip...
Thanks for helping Cunot senior center (01/09/09)
To the Editor: Cunot Community and Senior Center would like to thank everyone who made our 2008 year a success. The generosity of the community and adjoining communities have touched many lives and enabled us to reach those in need. Thank you to every individual and organization that contributed to our holiday food drive. Many families had a nice Thanksgiving and Christmas meal due to your generosity...
Another side to the God argument (01/09/09)
To the Editor: In response to Paula Huebner: Who is this god you speak of? The god who allows tens of thousands to die in "natural disasters" yearly? Watches as thousands die daily due to war, crime, poor medical care, shootings, beatings and I could on and on?...
Give adoptees back their privacy (01/09/09)
To the Editor: My name is Amy K. Burt. I am one of the founders of a grass roots organization of Indiana adoptees, first families and adoptive families. We are Indiana Open. Maine just joined the ranks of Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, New Hampshire and Oregon. They have restored the rights of adult adoptees to their original birth certificates. It is time to do the same for Indiana adoptees and their families...
Another tax isn't the answer (01/09/09)
To the Editor: Golly Gee! What a great idea -- tax every man, woman and child in Putnam county five to seven dollars to improve Ashley Square Cinema. Just recently, I was lamenting the fact that I was only using my tax money to help AIG, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, General Motors, Ford, etal. I want to give more!...
"You Can't Get There by Sitting Here" (01/09/09)
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