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Stories from Saturday, February 14, 2009

Filibustering not what we think (02/14/09)
Dr. Robert May, who is professor of history at Purdue University, presented a lecture about antebellum America and filibustering at the Putnam County Library Thursday. His discussion was a fitting subject on Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday. May offered ideas about questions historians have been debating since the 1930s...
On the Edge (02/14/09)
Local stars preparing to strut their stuff (02/14/09)
Rehearsals are underway, and 12 local Putnam County stars are hard at work preparing for the Dancing With the Putnam County Stars competition set for April 4. The event will take place at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at 6 p.m. The evening will begin with a social hour, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, buffet dinner, and cash bar...
PCPL receives grant (02/14/09)
Thanks to a grant from the Indiana State Library and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Putnam County Public Library has received two Advanced Workstations in Education computer systems. Each computer includes a flat screen monitor, colorful keyboard, child-sized mouse and an ink jet printer. The software package, which offers 35 different games and programs in both English and Spanish, help give children a headstart in reading, writing, math, science and geography...
DePauw making tough choices (02/14/09)
Although DePauw University's $3 million operating deficit has not yet led to firings, the administration has chosen not to renew the contracts of most term faculty members -- professors who are hired to teach full time for between one and six years...
Greencastle loses in closing minutes at sectional (02/14/09)
SPENCER -- The game of basketball is all about breaks and at Friday's sectional semi-final at Owen Valley, Greencastle didn't get a one. The Tiger Cubs controlled most of the game before falling in the final minutes to Edgewood 51-50. "We left it on the floor," GHS head coach Glenn Hile said following the contest...
Late free throws seal Cloverdale's fate at the Speedway Sectional (02/14/09)
SPEEDWAY--The Cloverdale Clovers girls' basketball team traveled to Speedway to play the Tri-West Lady Bruins in the second semi-final game of the Class 2A, Sectional 46 Friday night. On paper, the overwhelming pre-game favorite would have to be Tri-West, with a 14-7 record, compared to Cloverdale, with a record of 4-17. Also, Cloverdale had lost to Tri-West by 14 points in the first game of the season, 60-46...
Tiger Cub swimmers decend on IUPUI (02/14/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- They all went to Indy with the mission to swim on finals day. One of them will complete that mission. Kelsey Murtagh will be representing the Lady Tiger Sharks of Greencastle High School today when she swims in the consolation round of the Indiana High School Athletic Association girls state swim finals...
Betty M. Burks (02/14/09)
Betty M. Burks, 82, Danville, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009 at I.U. Medical Center. Mrs. Burks was born Nov. 26, 1926 in Putnam County to Albert O. and Lillie Stevens Frost. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School and was vice-president at Production Credit Association...
Jessee/Whitaker wed (02/14/09)
Kayla Dawn Jessee and John Jacob Whitaker were married December 20, 2008 in Huntingburg. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jessee of Birdseye and is completing her nursing degree at Vincennes University. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Whitaker of Cloverdale. A graduate of Vincennes University in mortuary science, the groom is self-employed at the Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale...
Cotton/Sheffler engagement (02/14/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Page Cotton, Greencastle announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Elizabeth, to Jeffrey Sheffler, Shelburn. Elizabeth graduated from Albion College in 2003 and Ball State University in 2006. She is employed at Planned Parenthood in Terre Haute...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 14 (02/14/09)
Eileen Wilkie, Fishers, was traveling north on U.S. 231 at 12:20 p.m. Thursday, when her vehicle ran off the side of the road, struck a mailbox and traveled a total of 427 feet before rolling over once. Steele's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $5,001 to $10,000 in damages...
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