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Stories from Monday, January 26, 2009

Local 'celebrities' putting on dancing shoes for fundraiser (01/26/09)
Beau Battin admits he could hardly be considered a twinkle toes on the dance floor. "My dancing skills are zero," he said. Be that as it may, Battin, along with 11 other Putnam County "celebrities," will put on his dancing shoes April 4 to participate in the first annual Dancing with the Putnam County Stars, a fundraiser for the Putnam County Youth Development Commission...
Hoosier State Paranormal Group investigates book at DePauw library (01/26/09)
On a crystal clear night with outside temperatures hovering around 10 degrees, a group of investigators from Hoosier State Paranormal were carrying heavy electronic equipment across the DePauw Quadrangle. They entered the Roy West Library and headed up to the second floor where a very special book is locked away in the Archives and Special Collections area...
Lights Out 'til Next Year (01/26/09)
Roberts joins Identity Hair Design (01/26/09)
Lindsey Roberts has been a go-getter all her life. From directing the Putnam County Cheerleading contest to being fair queen, she gives her all. Roberts recently graduated from Honors Beauty College and has opened up shop inside Identity Hair Design...
Tiger Sharks take down Chargers, Warriors (01/26/09)
With the post season less than four weeks away, the Tiger Sharks are starting to concentrate on the Crawfordsville Sectional and the state meet and not their dual meets; but you wouldn't have noticed that Monday night as they demolished North Montgomery and Danville High School...
Clovers get second straight win in overtime (01/26/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Just when the court had cooled from Friday night's scorcher, the CHS boys' team came out and fired up the hardwood Saturday night. Cloverdale came from behind, forced overtime and shot down the Thunderbirds of North Central 60-57. "It was a great team win," CHS head coach Pat Rady said following the contest...
Strong first half lifts North Putnam to win (01/26/09)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's boys built a commanding lead in the first half and held onto it with solid free throw shooting in the second to defeat Cascade, 65-57, in a West Central Conference basketball game Saturday on the Cougars' court. It was North Putnam's second win this season and second in its last four games. It was also the first WCC victory for first-year coach Brady Armstrong...
Cougars win WCC battle with Cascade (01/26/09)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls played solidly from start to finish, shot brilliantly from the field and had a substantial edge rebounding to earn a 56-44 victory over Cascade in a West Central Conference basketball game Saturday on the Cougars' court...
Bruins overpower Eagles for win (01/26/09)
LIZTON -- When you're playing the Tri-West Bruins you should have all your three point shooters in the game because the Bruins will box you out and make you take your shots from three point land. The South Putnam Eagles were, in fact, able to knock down eight three point shots Saturday night at Lizton, to Tri-West's three, but that still wasn't enough to beat the Bruins. By the end of the night, the Eagles came up on the short end of a 53-44 score...
South Putnam downed by South Vermillion (01/26/09)
The South Putnam boys' eighth grade A-team fell to South Vermillion 27-14, while the B-team was edged 16-15 Thursday evening. A trio of Eagles led the team in scoring. Lewie Knoy, Ryan Chestnut and Aaron Parker all scored four points each, with Kinser Franklin adding two of his own...
Eagle seventh graders fall to Wildcats (01/26/09)
South Putnam's seventh grade A-team lost a close contest to South Vermillion Thursday 37-35. The B-team also fell to the Wildcats 32-16. Sawyer Arnold blew up for 22 points, but it wasn't enough for the Eagles to overtake the Wildcats. Wes Riner had five points, Hunter Barr three and Wyatt Nees and Taylor Arnold with two each. Derek Chestnut added one point of his own...
Harlan drops 25 in GHS loss (01/26/09)
CLAYTON -- The damper put on Cascade's Homecoming festivities by the Greencastle girl's victory over the Cadets was lifted in the boys' game when the Cadet boys basketball team defeated the Tiger Cubs 67-59 Friday. With the defeat, the Tiger Cubs dropped to 1-2 in WCC contests...
Cloverdale defeats Cougars for homecoming victory (01/26/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Anytime that two county schools play, emotions are bound to run high and that is exactly what happened Friday when the North Putnam Cougars traveled to county rival Cloverdale. The Clovers won 61-54. North Putnam started off the game with Griffin Dahlstrom winning the tip to begin the game. However, the Cougars wouldn't score until almost two minutes into the quarter while Cloverdale's Brandon Moon took advantage of every situation and scored the first six points of the ball game...
Tigers get win over Hendrix (01/26/09)
CONWAY, Ark. -- DePauw outscored Hendrix 12-1 in the final 2:21 and picked up its 12th straight win with an 80-71 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over the Warriors. The Tigers improved to 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the SCAC, while Hendrix dropped to 10-8 overall and 3-6 in the conference...
DPU drops contest to Warriors (01/26/09)
CONWAY, Ark. -- Host Hendrix scored 13 straight points in a four-minute stretch of the first half to take the lead for good in a 78-67 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference win over DePauw. DePauw dropped to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in the SCAC as its eight-game win streak came to an end. The Warriors improved to 12-6 overall and 5-4 in the SCAC...
Menzel powers Kenyon College swim team this season (01/26/09)
GAMBIER, Ohio -- Senior Tracy Menzel, a product of Greencastle High School, has been one of the top performers for the Kenyon College women's swim team throughout the 2008-09 season. Menzel, who competes in freestyle and breaststroke events, has had a hand in three of the Ladies' fastest times this season...
Raymond Booker (01/26/09)
Robert Watson Koenig (01/26/09)
Robert Watson Koenig, 74, of Greencastle died Monday, Jan. 26, 2009 at his residence. Born Oct. 7, 1934 in Lafayette, he was the son of Arthur E. and Peggy King Koenig. He was a 1951 graduate of West Lafayette High School and received a degree in forestry from Purdue University in 1955. He married Carol Joann Koenig on Aug. 29, 1955 and she survives...
Readers up in arms over story (01/26/09)
Whenever I write a story with sensitive subject matter, I expect to hear from readers. It happened this past week when I covered a story about a Greencastle man's arrest for child molestation. I can't even guess how many stories I've written about child molestation cases. That's one of those things in this job that just never gets any easier...
Big Walnut/Deer Creek Watershed Plan comes to fruition (01/26/09)
It all began one day at work about two years ago. The then Resource Conservation & Development (RC&D) coordinator, Bill Beard, came to me with an idea to help stop sedimentation in the Putnam County waterways. He had been talking with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist, Matt Jarvis, on how the organizations could work together to help with this dilemma...
Ellsworth committed to working with new administration (01/26/09)
Dear Editor, Earlier this week, millions of Americans in Washington and across the country commemorated the peaceful transition of power to a new President. Regardless of our political views, each of us wants to see our leaders succeed in making government work better...
SCHIP long overdue, much needed (01/26/09)
Dear Editor: The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) before Congress is needed and long overdue. However, the bill is pro-child and anti-physician. Some members of Congress want to ban doctors from owning hospitals. They slipped the ban into the SCHIP bill that's supposed to help children from poor families. Banning doctors from owning hospitals has nothing to do with helping children get healthcare...
Generosity helped families have happy holidays (01/26/09)
To the Editor: Thanks to the generosity of several area residents and businesses, 35 needy families received Help for the Holidays from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department. Donations of canned goods, potatoes, turkeys and cash poured in after we announced the program in early December. We had hoped to be able to help at least 10 families, but the positive response from the community filled 35 boxes...
Wildlife belongs to the people of Indiana (01/26/09)
To the Editor: Live coyotes and foxes are being trapped in Indiana and exported to other states to be used in a perverse form of "canned" hunting called penning, where the animals are released in an enclosed area and people (I refuse to call the hunters) pay to let their dogs chase these animals, often penning them in the fenced corner of the enclosure before tearing them to pieces...
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