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Stories from Friday, January 23, 2009

INDOT hosts intersection meeting (01/23/09)
The intersection at U.S. 231 and Veterans Memorial Highway (State Road 240) may be renovated to help reduce traffic congestion and improve substandard turning radii for larger trucks, among other things. Indiana Department of Transportation has proposed to make several changes, which are "preliminary in nature" right now, Rick Clark with INDOT explained...
Pride, Blubaum retiring at North Putnam (01/23/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- It was with much emotion that Superintendent Murray Pride made a major announcement at Thursday's meeting of the North Putnam School Board. "After much thought, deliberation and prayer, I have decided to retire on June 30, 2009," Pride read from his letter addressed to the board. "I am deeply honored to have had the opportunity to serve the North Putnam Community School Corporation for the last 15 years."...
Trial date set for Mitchener (01/23/09)
A trial date had been set for a woman accused of stealing more than $50,000 from Old National Trail, an organization that provides services to special needs students in all of Putnam County's school districts. Tammy Y. Mitchener, 32, of Roachdale was in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday for a pretrial conference. Mitchener's counsel, Robert Perry, requested at least 90 days to prepare for a trial. Judge Matthew Headley granted that request, setting a jury trial date of April 22...
Greencastle man charged with child molestation (01/23/09)
A Greencastle man was formally charged Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court with felony child molesting. William E. Norlin, 53, was charged with two counts of Class C felony child molesting, Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor, Class D felony child seduction and Class D felony performing sexual misconduct in the presence of a minor...
Scam artist targets Brazil Times customers (01/23/09)
The Brazil Times was alerted Wednesday about a potential scam artist allegedly calling people who have placed advertisements in the paper in an attempt to get personal financial information. A customer contacted The Times with information about an alleged phone call they received Tuesday night. An unknown woman attempted to get the customer's credit card information to pay for an ad currently running in the paper. When the customer told the woman they had already paid, she allegedly hung up...
Science teachers gather for conference (01/23/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- February 4-6, 2009 The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers, Incorporated (HASTI), the professional organization in Indiana promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching, will be meeting in Indianapolis February 4-6, 2009 for its 39th State Conference on Science Education...
Committe endorses DePauw students' bill (01/23/09)
The Indiana House Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee today advanced legislation that was developed in collaboration between a group of DePauw University students and State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) that would enable school corporations to slash their long term energy costs...
Man sentenced for 2001 charges (01/23/09)
A Terre Haute man convicted of theft was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in jail. Under the terms of a plea agreement, Steven L. Perry, 42, pled guilty to one Class D felony count of theft. In exchange for that plea, charges of Class C felony forgery and Class D felony prescription fraud were dismissed...
Evaluation ordered for burglary suspect (01/23/09)
A psychological evaluation for a man accused in a string of burglaries has been ordered to determine if the man is competent to stand trial. Edward Alan Jones, 26, is accused of committing eight burglaries or attempted burglaries in the area of Manhattan Road and C.R. 550S, Greencastle between December 2007 and July 2008. Jones was arrested on July 31 at his residence...
Attorney contends client's arrest was unlawful (01/23/09)
The attorney of a Cloverdale man facing felony drug and weapons charges said in court Thursday that his client had been arrested and his vehicle had been searched and impounded unlawfully. James Hullen Holder Jr., a Bainbridge attorney, said his client, Randy Aaron Sawyer, was initially detained and his vehicle impounded on Sept. 22 for no proof of insurance -- which is illegal in Indiana...
Eagles place first, second at tri-meet (01/23/09)
The South Putnam swim teams welcomed Owen Valley and Edgewood Thursday. The boys won their event with a total of 139, while the girls finished second behind Edgewood with 112. "I thought we performed very well," South Putnam head coach Emily Coers said "We came out with a lot of enthusiasm, which I was really happy to see this far into the season . They're still cheering each other on and going out with a lot of passion and working hard."...
North Putnam swimmers host Cascade and Covenant Christian (01/23/09)
ROACHDALE -- Thursday night, the North Putnam swimmers hosted Cascade and Covenant Christian in a triangular meet. The girls' score for the evening was Cascade 135, Covenant Christian 101, and North Putnam 80. The boys' score was Cascade 122, North Putnam 115, and Covenant Christian 20...
Greencastle freshman downed by O.V. (01/23/09)
Poor shooting and numerous turnovers continued to plague the Greencastle freshman basketball team Wednesday at Owen Valley. Shooting a dismal 16 percent for the game (5-of-31), committing 16 turnovers, and being out-rebounded 25-13, the Tiger Cubs fell to Patriots 28-20...
GMS suffers loss to Speedway (01/23/09)
The Greencastle eighth grade A-team fell to the Speedway Sparkplugs 37-31 Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs will be back in action against Edgewood Wednesday a 6 p.m.
Cougar JV picks up win (01/23/09)
The North Putnam junior varsity basketball team edged out Cloverdale 35-30 Thursday. Hank Spencer led the Cougars with 13 points, with James Hendick adding six. Cody Summerlot scored three points, with Garrett Porter, Payne Stewart and Jacob Lucas chipping in two points each. Brandon Volland and Brock Jones scored one point each...
SPMS splits with Cloverdale (01/23/09)
The SPMS boys teams split with Cloverdale Tuesday night. The Clover eighth graders won 35-32, while the South Putnam seventh graders were victorious 39-24. In the eighth grade game, Lewis Knoy led the way for South with 13 points, with Ryan Chestnut, Jordan Frame and Trent Workman added four points each. Nick Scott collected three points and Justin Bumgardner and Aaron Parker chipped in two points each...
Kimberly Lynn Arnold (01/23/09)
Kimberly Lynn Arnold, 39, Greencastle, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 21 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born July 21, 1969, in Greencastle, she was the daughter of W. Douglas and Diana (Woodall) Hansel. She was a graduate of South Putnam High School class of 1987 and received an accounting degree from the International Business College...
DeAnne Johnson (01/23/09)
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. 23, 2009 (01/23/09)
Sheriff's Department Tina Spencer, Greencastle, was driving a school bus route on County Road 825 East at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday when a bus rider informed her a stop was missed. Spencer attempted to back up and did not see a vehicle driven by Kevin Lawson of North Salem behind the bus. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...
Thanks to Greencastle officials for common sense (01/23/09)
To the Editor: The Jan. 7 article re: "Greencastle employees raises" needs praise for the professional and common sense thinking from Mayor Sue Murray. I worked with Sue all the years she was our social service person at Putnam County Hospital. You don't work that long with someone and not get to know them quite well...
Old National Trail director weighs in (01/23/09)
To the Editor: In response to the article concerning Greencastle pulling out of ONT, I would like enlighten the public with some additional information. I have been the director of Old National Trail Special Services since 2003 and each year, I have been able to credit schools back financially from my budget. ...
Thanks for supporting Christmas festival (01/23/09)
To the Editor: I would like to thank all who supported and contributed to making Christmas Festival on Dec. 2 a success. We had a lot of volunteers and local businesses that spent many hours to try and bring the town of Greencastle some holiday cheer...
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