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Stories from Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Council looks at assessment changes (02/18/09)
County assessments are coming due in April and the county is looking at an outside corporation to take over some of the duties of the assessor's office. Two representatives from Tyler Technologies went before County Council members Tuesday regarding the situation...
Town and Country Home Ec Club forms warm bonds (02/18/09)
The movie "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood" is the fictional story of a several women who form a warm bond of friendship. In Roachdale there is a group of women who have developed that bond in real life. They call themselves the Town and Country Home Economics Club...
Teams discuss the many 'reasons to Relay' (02/18/09)
It began six years ago, when one of Central Elementary's own was diagnosed with cancer. Since then, five other staff members, one teacher's husband and a student have fought the disease. Michael Fisher, co-captain of Central's Relay For Life team, points to those individual battles as their reason to Relay. Cancer has touched the students' lives in so many ways...
School Board hears from AD (02/18/09)
South Putnam Community School Board heard an update on the athletic departments at the middle and high schools during its Tuesday evening meeting. Athletic Director Matt Griswold told board members the number of middle school students participating in cross country, swimming and wrestling has increased...
Ivy Tech Greencastle names new director (02/18/09)
Sharon Bone has been chosen to lead the Greencastle campus of Ivy Tech Community College. She was recently named as executive director and will be responsible for the financial, academic, facility and human resource management of the campus. "Sharon brings a wealth of experience to the Greencastle site" said Dr. Jeff Pittman, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Wabash Valley...
Greencastle falls to Northview by nine (02/18/09)
It seems to be the tale of their season. Greencastle fights to put itself in position to go for the win late, but comes up short. Tuesday played that story out to perfection. GHS pulled close with just over five minutes to play and watched as Northview doubled them up to come away with the 62-51 win...
South Putnam ends three-game skid, defeats Wildcats 42-41 (02/18/09)
Any coach will tell you free throws will make or break a game. That couldn't have been any truer for South Putnam Tuesday night. With just 18 seconds left on the clock, and the Wildcats leading 41-40, Dayne Nelson stepped up to the charity stripe for his chance to be the hero...
Alles, Dahlstrom participate in Youth Speakers' Program (02/18/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Griffen Dahlstrom and Taylor Alles hustle about the room with a mob of other teenagers, all engaged in an array of heart-pumping activities. After 60 seconds they repeat the same activity, this time breathing only through a straw. More running, pushups, jumping jacks, and then the facilitator calls time. A sigh of relief spreads through the room...
NPMS wrestlers battle at Cougar Duels (02/18/09)
The North Putnam Cougars Middle School wrestling team traveled Saturday to Northridge for the Cougar Duels The Cougars went 1-3 on the day, losing to Northridge, Benton Central, and Wea Ridge, with their lone win coming against Central Catholic. Brayden Montgomery was undefeated on the day in the 105 pound weight class, going 4-0. ...
GHS junior varsity captures county title (02/18/09)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam hosted the Putnam County boys' junior varsity basketball tournament Saturday. Greencastle won the county championship title by defeating South Putnam in the championship game, 42-33, after defeating Cloverdale earlier in the day in the first semi-final game, 40-30...
Alex Alleys announces updated league standings (02/18/09)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 2-12-09) Commercial (Thurs.) High team scratch game-- Alexander Masonry 969 High team scratch series-- Alexander Masonry 2873 High individual game-- Gary Cofer 252 High individual series-- Scott Alexander 620 Collier's PeeWee Youth (Sat.)...
Edgewood downs Clovers on the road (02/18/09)
ELLETTSVILLE -- The Cloverdale boys basketball team traveled to Edgewood Tuesday night, where they fell to the host Mustangs 69-46. Jacob Clark led the way for Cloverdale with nine points, followed by Kevin Dean and Eric Kukman with six and Brandon Moon and Link Lovins with five each. Jordan Hayden chipped in three and Jason Salter closed out the scoring with one point...
Putnam Scanner for Feb. 18, 2009 (02/18/09)
Putnam County Jail Kathleen Jones, 44, Roachdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 9:39 p.m. Monday for criminal recklessness, neglect of a dependent, intimidation and resisting law enforcement. Russell Henn, 39, Michigan Center, Mich., was booked at 9:42 p.m. Monday for non-payment of child support...
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