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Stories from Thursday, January 22, 2009

Interactive community notification system requested (01/22/09)
Putnam County 911 Director David Costin presented county commissioners with a request to purchase an interactive community notification system Tuesday. It would be used to notify the public, county officials, law enforcement and emergency responders through a conventional phone line, email or cell phone text messaging of important information such as weather alerts...
Unsafe buildings targeted in Cloverdale (01/22/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Properties that have become eyesores may be disappearing soon. Safety has become the number one concern over certain structures and progress is being made to remedy the situation -- even if it means having them torn down. The property at 203 S. Lafayette St. has been deemed unsafe by building inspector Mark Cassida...
New charged with felony burglary (01/22/09)
A Greencastle man has been formally charged with Class B felony burglary and two counts of Class D felony theft in connection with a Jan. 15 incident at a Greencastle residence. Maxwell T. New, 20, entered a preliminary not guilty plea in Putnam County Circuit Court to the charges. He remains in the Putnam County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 cash only bond, and is set for a pretrial conference on Feb. 26...
Board considers community center rental contracts (01/22/09)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Anyone wanting to host a private party at the community center will soon have to sign a contract to do so. During its regular meeting Wednesday, town council discussed the ongoing problem of rental fees and other costs associated with running the center...
Putnam County Jail has new Web site (01/22/09)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has set up a new Web site as another tool to stay in touch with the public. Located at www.putnam-sheriff.org, the new site is also available through the official county government website at www.co.putnam.in.us in the "departments" directory...
Indy woman charged with dealing, trafficking drugs (01/22/09)
An Indianapolis woman has been formally charged with several felonies in connection with a Dec. 30 incident at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Tonya Denise Corley, 34, was charged with Class B felony dealing in cocaine, Class C felony trafficking with an inmate, Class D felonies dealing in marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana and Class A misdemeanor trafficking with an inmate. If convicted on all charges, she could face as many as 38 years in prison...
Cloverdale sixth graders post loss (01/22/09)
The Cloverdale Clovers sixth grade boys' basketball team was defeated in a close game Monday night by Clay City 32-28. Scoring for the Clovers were Colton Wilkes with nine points and three rebounds. Brantson Sharp scored eight points along with seven rebounds. Derek Noon with tallied six points and eight rebounds. Rylan Mattocks with had four points and pulled in two rebounds. And Tyler Lotz with scored two points...
Transition game pivotal in Cougar loss (01/22/09)
MONROVIA -- North Putnam had more rebounds (33-30), fewer turnovers (14-17) and was more prolific and proficient at the foul line Wednesday against Monrovia. So, how does one explain the Cougars' 78-61 loss in a West Central Conference boys basketball game at Branch McCracken Memorial Gym?...
North Putnam comes close, falls to Monrovia 48-42 (01/22/09)
MONROVIA -- North Putnam caused Monrovia some nervous moments with a furious fourth-quarter rally Wednesday, but had too far to go in the comeback bid and lost 48-42 in a West Central Conference girls game at Branch McCracken Memorial Gym. The Cougars (4-9, 0-1 WCC) trailed 32-22 entering the final period. They chopped their deficit down to five on three occasions...
Clovers fall to Cadets (01/22/09)
CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale Lady Clovers hoped to get on the right side of things Wednesday night, but a powerful second half by Cascade put those thoughts to rest. The Clovers lost 62-38 to the Cadets. After Cascade won the opening tip, Cloverdale's Allie Franklin was the first to score with a nice jump shot...
Youth signups announced (01/22/09)
Greencastle Youth Baseball and Babe Ruth signups will be Saturday Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tzouanakis Intermediate and Deer Meadow. The youth leagues are open to children ages 5 through 12 and Babe Ruth is open to ages 13 through 15...
CMS opens with loss (01/22/09)
The Cloverdale seventh grade girls' basketball team opened their 2009 season with a loss at North Clay last night. Addy Freeland led the Clovers with six points, nine rebounds and two steals, with Alycia Cooper added two points, one rebound, two steals and a block. Heather Goss, Megan Helterbrand and Beka Jordan got into the scoring as well...
Cougar swimmers fall to Speedway (01/22/09)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam coed swim teams took on Speedway Tuesday night with the girls losing 81-74 and the boys falling 102-72. For the girls, Katie Wilcox picked up two individual wins and was part of the Cougars' only relay win. Wilcox won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 26.58 and the 100-yard freestyle in 59.50. ...
South Putnam splits swim meet with Cadets (01/22/09)
CLAYTON -- On Tuesday, the South Putnam coed swim teams went to Cascade and swam away with a split. The girls fell 130-54, while the boys won their contest 106-77. It was a rough night for the girls' team as they failed to post a winner in any event, but found themselves in second eight times. ...
Cougars get win, Clovers fall to Mounties (01/22/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Coming off their second-place finish at the WCC meet on Saturday, the Cloverdale wrestling team ran into a roadblock in the form of the Southmont Mounties Tuesday. The Clovers' dropped the match 49-21. Cloverdale had five wrestlers take wins on the night. Eldin Hesselgrave (103), Shawn Shipp (112), Donnie Helterbrand (130), Lee Secrest (160) and Matt Hall (171) accounted for the CHS victories...
GHS freshmen lose two games (01/22/09)
The Greencastle boys' freshman basketball team dropped a couple of contests Saturday and Monday. On Saturday, the Tiger Cubs fell to Owen Valley in the opening game at the OV freshman invitational 40-26. Leading 16-8 with two minutes to go in the opening half, Greencastle was outscored 9-0, and trailed 17-16 at the break. Shooting only 3 of 16 in the second half, the Tiger Cubs fell behind and could never recover...
Mavis Spencer (01/22/09)
Mavis Spencer, 63, of Crawfordsville, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009 at home. She was born Dec. 30, 1945 in Russellville to Raymond W. and Lillian M. Cox. She married Larry D. Spencer Oct. 20, 1963 in Russellville, and he survives. Mrs. Spencer was a 1963 graduate of Russellville High School. ...
Lorene Lydia Wolf (01/22/09)
Lorene Lydia Wolf, 91, died on Monday, Jan. 19, 2009. She was born in Owen County Sept. 4, 1917 to Peter and Myrtle Smith Thomas. On Nov. 26, 1942 she married Robert Mitchell Wolf. Mrs. Wolf taught for 33 years at Patricksburg, Clay City and Coal City Elementary Schools. She attended First United Church of Christ and taught Bible school and Sunday school...
Martin P. Kerr (01/22/09)
Martin P. Kerr, 43, of Bloomington and formerly of Greencastle, died at home on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008, after a brief illness. He was born in Greencastle on March 17, 1965 to Joseph Franklin Kerr and Linda Gorham Kerr. He worked in Facility Maintenance at Indiana University and was the drummer for the "Harsch Reality" Band...
DeAnne Johnson (01/22/09)
DeAnne Johnson, 71, of Greencastle passed away Wednesday, Jan. 22 in her home. She was born Sept. 7, 1937 to Ernest and Alice Hause Sutherlin. Mrs. Johnson had been an accountant for Stafford and Cummings Accounting for several years and a visitation officer for Clay County Justice Center, also belonging to the First Baptist Church...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 22, 2009 (01/22/09)
Sheriff's Department Christopher Helmer, Greencastle, was traveling east on Hannah Street approaching College Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle due to icy road conditions. His vehicle struck a tree just east of College Avenue. The accident occurred at 2:50 a.m. Saturday. Jerry's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages...
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