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Stories from Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Friends of the Park begins annual support drive this month (02/04/09)
Friends of the Park (FotP) is looking for volunteers and donations to help their free Summer Fun in the Sun programs and other events at community parks in Roachdale, Bainbridge and Russellville. The non-profit charitable organization raises funds for the program by hosting the Blast from the Past festival and through donations. Approximately 100 kids take part in the programs...
Plouffe speaks at DePauw (02/04/09)
David Plouffe, the man who managed President Barack Obama's campaign, summed up Obama's win in one statement at Monday night's installment of DePauw University's Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series. "It was such a high mountain to climb," he said...
Curves brings in award-winning senior exercise program (02/04/09)
Curves of Greencastle is rolling out the red carpet to members of the award-winning Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program. It has been called the nation's leading exercise program designed for older adults. "We are so pleased to welcome local SilverSneakers members to Curves of Greencastle," said club owner Rhonda Louderback. "I think it is excellent for individuals who think about getting some exercise but are concerned with the cost."...
County approves bridge payment (02/04/09)
Putnam County Commissioners Gene Beck, Jim Baird and Kristina Warren approved what they hope is the last bill for Bridge 159 in Reelsville at Monday's meeting. "I grudgingly approve it," said Warren. Beck also voted to approve the payment of $8,800. But Baird disagreed with making the payment...
Quail Unlimited scores bull's-eye with youth hunt (02/04/09)
ROCKVILLE -- Outfitted in camouflage gear and adorned in hunter orange, 22 Putnam County youngsters took part recently in the third annual West Central Indiana Quail Unlimited Youth Hunt. Conducted at the Royal Flush Hunting Preserve near Rockville, this year's event was billed as the inaugural George Seketa Memorial Hunt...
Commissioners consider request for county GIS data (02/04/09)
Putnam County Commissioners Gene Beck, Jim Baird and Kristina Warren are considering a request from the State of Indiana to apply for a Homeland Security Grant of $14,000 to be part of a statewide effort to create a geographic information systems (GIS) map...
What emergency levels mean (02/04/09)
During last week's snowstorm, the Putnam County 911 Dispatch and the Sheriff's Department were bombarded with phone calls from people asking what emergency levels meant. "We were hit really hard at dispatch. People didn't know what a level two warning meant. People wanted to know if they could still drive to work in a level two warning. It was hard to keep up with the phone calls," said Putnam County 911 Director Dave Costin...
Pretrial set for burglary suspect (02/04/09)
A pretrial conference has been set for a Coatesville man accused of stealing items from a car parked in the driveway of Cloverdale residence. Thomas R. Kratt, 23, is charged with Class B felony burglary and Class D felony theft. Judge Matthew Headley set Kratt's pretrial conference for March 19, and set bond at $10,000 with 10 percent allowed...
Greencastle man arrested twice for theft (02/04/09)
BRAZIL -- A Putnam County man was arrested in Clay County two separate times for theft and resisting law enforcement by local authorities in less than 72 hours. Around 8:30 p.m., Friday, William B. Ross, 59, was involved in a verbal dispute with employees of a local grocery store about his alleged shoplifting when off-duty BCPD Reserve Officer Rick Swearingen entered the building...
Kindergarten round-up coming to Greencastle (02/04/09)
During the week of Monday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 20, the Greencastle Community School Corporation will be holding kindergarten round-up from 8:30 to 3:15 p.m. Parents should enroll their children at Deer Meadow or Ridpath Elementary schools any day that week...
Warrant issued for Indianapolis woman (02/04/09)
A warrant has been issued for the arrest of an Indianapolis woman accused of trafficking with an inmate at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Shakeya R. Webb, 20, is wanted on charges of Class B felony dealing in a schedule I controlled substance, Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class D felony identity deception...
Michael gives weekly update from House (02/04/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Communities across our state are continuing to dig out from the snowfall of the past week. As I travel U.S. 40 and I-70 to the Indiana Statehouse, I am grateful that I am only an hour away from my home and I have the chance to be close to my constituents on a daily basis...
DePauw takes part in Focus on the Nation (02/04/09)
Last Year, DePauw was one of over 1,900 educational, faith-based, and civic institutions nationally to host a series of events as a part of Focus the Nation, the largest national teach-in in history. DePauw hosted a community expo, a DePauw campus sustainability expo, and 12 hour-long academic sessions to engage students, staff, faculty, and community members in serious, informed conversations about climate change from far-ranging perspectives...
Cain wins individual honors, GHS takes team title (02/04/09)
The girls from the County schools competed in the bowling sectional Tuesday at Alex Alleys and you could cut the tension in there with a knife. The top five go onto the regional this Weekend in Washington and it was a straight up shoot out for the top spot...
Eagles fall to Bruins (02/04/09)
LIZTON -- South Putnam got a look at possible sectional opponent Tri-West Monday evening, falling 62-48. South Putnam overcame a 21-point first quarter by the Bruins and roared back to force Tri-West to fight for the win. The Bruins received a big game out of senior Jesse Jansen and junior Sam Ricks. Jansen and Ricks scored 22 and 21 respectively and accounted for nearly 70 percent of Tri-West's points...
Local teams compete for County supremacy (02/04/09)
The South Putnam eighth grade basketball team knocked off North Putnam Monday night 52-37. Justin Bumgardner led the Cougars with 13 points while Lewie Knoy chipped in 12 points himself. Jordan Frame added nine of his own while Aaron Parker put up six points and Kinser Franklin had four. Ryan Chestnut scored three points for the Eagles while Trent Workman and J.D. Briones each scored two points. Nick Scott rounded out the scoring for the Eagles with one point...
GMS girls open season (02/04/09)
The Greencastle A and B-teams opened the season against Cloverdale Monday night. The A-team won 20-14, with the B-team losing 25-14. Sydney Stuckwisch led the A-team with six points, with Sydney Secrest adding three points. Sydney Smiley, Delanie Stoltey, Jessica Lenihan, Taylor Stoltey and Brittany Welker all scored two points each and Callan Taylor chipped in one point in the win...
Youth baseball signups announced (02/04/09)
Bainbridge youth baseball will be hosting signups in the Bainbridge Elementary gym on three upcoming dates. The first signup session will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be signups Wednesday, Feb. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m...
Virginia E. "Ginnie" Keller (02/04/09)
Virginia E. "Ginnie" Keller, 83, of Cloverdale died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 in Greencastle. She was born on June 28, 1925 in Cloverdale to the late Daniel Holbert and Verna Alice Lasley Nickerson. She married Albert "Vint" Keller on Nov. 7, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 8, 1991...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 4, 2009 (02/04/09)
Sheriff's Department Donald Barger, Greencastle, was traveling east on County Road 300 South at 3:10 p.m. Sunday when slush in the road pulled Barger's vehicle into a fence. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages. Melissa Snapp, Plainfield, was traveling north on State Road 231 at 8:53 a.m. ...
Dental insurers should stop meddling (02/04/09)
To the Editor: Some dental insurers are changing the way they pay dental benefit claims, creating confusion and erecting barriers to care for thousands of Hoosiers. The issue, called Assignment of Benefits, traditionally has worked well for dentists and patients. ...
Complaints about officiating (02/04/09)
To the Editor: I just wanted to say that the girl's game Saturday (Jan. 31) at Greencastle was the worst one-sided game I have ever watched, and the Greencastle athletic director should be ashamed for letting that go on. The officials were one-sided all day, and that was the outcome they wanted from the tip-off...
Reverence for nature is important (02/04/09)
To the Editor: Dear Brandon Butler ("Success is found in experience" 1/14/09), I like your article. You write well, robustly. I see Jack London in your words and smile. Keep writing! You speak for men who love to hunt, to kill animals for sport. You also speak as one who has the courage to seek a deeper, stronger relationship with the natural world as a reflection of yourself, a quality desperately needed today...
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