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Stories from Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fair board appeals to commissioners (01/21/09)
At Tuesday's meeting of the Putnam County Commissioners, members of the Putnam County 4-H Fair Board asked for money to be put back into the county budget for the annual 4-H fair. "There are over 1,000 kids involved in 4-H and it is an important event for the county," Fair Board member Gene Grable told the commissioners...
Jail bond refinancing yields big savings (01/21/09)
Putnam County Commissioners received some good news at their meeting Tuesday -- the Putnam County Jail bond was refinanced at a savings of $214,000 over the next 10 years. Tom Pittman of Baker & Daniels law firm told the commissioners that being able to get the low interest rate was, "a tribute to the wackiness of the market. It is very unusual."...
Salt shortage causing a stir (01/21/09)
A request by the highway department made county council members lean back in their chairs for a moment Tuesday during their regular meeting. The year has barely begun and already a substantial amount of the $250,000 in the Rainy Day Fund is needed. It seems the highway department is out of road salt and money to purchase any more of it. This has led the department to request $50,000 from the Rainy Day Fund, which council has full control over...
Elementaries report ISTEP results (01/21/09)
Central Elementary and Fillmore Elementary principal Brad Hayes appeared before the South Putnam School Board Tuesday to report the ISTEP results of the two schools. At Central, 77.9 percent of students passed in English and math in all grades, compared to the 73.6 percent state average. For Fillmore 75.5 percent of students passed...
New 'e-cycling' program launches at DePauw (01/21/09)
On Saturday, Jan. 31, CTEP (DePauw's Community Technology Enhancement Program) will be hosting a community sustainability initiative through a partnership with City Hall and the Knoy Center in Cloverdale. At this event, they will be distributing surplus computer accessories, such as keyboards, speakers, mice, powercords and monitors, as well as other electronic devices (VCRs, DVD players, stereo components, digital cameras, etc)...
Clover Homecoming Court (01/21/09)
Food For The Needy (01/21/09)
Early turnovers take toll on Tiger Cubs (01/21/09)
It's hard to imagine a team feeling enthusiastic about its future after posting a 20-points loss, but that's precisely the way Greencastle felt Tuesday night. The Tiger Cubs fell to Class 4A ninth-ranked Plainfield 69-49, but made some big strides in doing so...
Cloverdale drops decision to Clay City (01/21/09)
CLAY CITY -- Very little came easily for Cloverdale on the road at Clay City on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for the Clovers, too much came easy for the Eels. Cloverdale committed 28 turnovers, which led to easy transition baskets for Clay City, which posted a 61-43 boys' basketball victory...
South Putnam picks up win (01/21/09)
The South Putnam girls' basketball team stormed into Riverton Parke Monday and came away with a 10-point win, 41-31. The win moves the Eagles to 7-6 on the season. Oceaia Boetjer led the team with 16 points, but it was fellow senior Leeah Butts who inflicted the most damage on Panthers. She posted a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds, with Jessica Thompson scoring five of her own. Freshman Emily Dabkowski scored four points, Brooke Boetjer two and Jenny Thompson added one...
Cloverdale places fourth (01/21/09)
The Cloverdale eighth grade boys basketball team placed fourth at the CMS Invitational on Saturday. Cloverdale lost their opening game to White River Valley 35-33, then lost the third place game to Cascade 33-20. Eminence was the eventual winner with their 37-22 win over White River Valley...
Tigers continue to roll with 76-44 win (01/21/09)
The DePauw University Tigers men' basketball team hosted Colorado College in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Neal Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon. DePauw completely dominated Colorado in every aspect of the game, earning the Tigers' seventh straight win, 76-44...
DPU women's team gets 10th straight win (01/21/09)
The DePauw University Tigers womens' basketball team hosted Colorado College in a Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference game at Neal Fieldhouse Sunday afternoon. DePauw felt the game would be a tough battle as Colorado College's SCAC season record was similar to the Tigers'...
Donald A. Foster (01/21/09)
Donald A. Foster, 88, of Plainfield died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 at his residence. He was born July 13, 1920 in Kokomo to Cort and Ruby Blinn Foster. He married Jeanette Weyreter on Aug. 7, 1948 in Indianapolis. Mr. Foster was an air conditioning engineer for General Services Administration for more than 25 years before retiring in 1975. He was an Army veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post #3246 and a member of Englewood Masonic Lodge #715 for more than 50 years...
Richard W. Talbott (01/21/09)
Richard W. "Dick" Talbott, 77, of Appleton, Wis. died peacefully on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009 following a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's. He was born June 22, 1931 in Greencastle, the son of the late Harrold and Dorothy Williams Talbott. He graduated from High School in Elkhart. He then received his BS in marketing from Indiana University. During college he was enrolled in ROTC and upon graduating he entered the U.S. Army as an officer...
Wilda Vass Neely Skidmore (01/21/09)
Wilda Vass Neely Skidmore, 90, of Hanover, formerly of Greencastle, died Monday Jan. 19, 2009 at her residence. She was born Nov. 19, 1918 in Georgetown to Ernest A. and Frances Hottell Vass. She resided for many years in Floyd County and was a 1937 graduate of New Albany High School. ...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 21, 2009 (01/21/09)
Putnam County Jail William Stewart, 50, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 2:15 a.m. Saturday for public intoxication. Zachary Bryant, 18, Coatesville, was booked at 12:52 a.m. Sunday for public intoxication, possession of alcohol by a minor and operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol level of .08 or greater...
History of Putnam County Sports Presentation at Putnam County Museum (01/21/09)
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