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Stories from Friday, February 20, 2009

Collegiate bicycle races at several locations in March (02/20/09)
Over 300 participants are expected for the DePauw Bicycle Club race on Sunday, March 8 at Big Walnut Sports. This is the second year for the event that showcases the park and hopefully brings visitors to town. The race will be run on a course around and through the sports park, using the newly paved access road, CR 275 E, CR 150 S and the west park access road. One-way traffic access will be available to local residents...
Two sentenced in connection with June assault (02/20/09)
Two Greencastle men were sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday for their roles in a June assault that severely injured another man. Cody McNew, 20, and Adam Roche, 19, both were convicted of Class C felony battery resulting in bodily injury in connection with the beating of John Sanders, 26, of Greencastle. The assault took place outside Topper's bar in Greencastle on June 5...
NPHS looks at schedule options (02/20/09)
North Putnam School Board members heard about several options concerning class scheduling at their Thursday night meeting. High School Principal Alan Zerkel and Assist. Superintendent Kevin Emsweller presented information about several possible changes that could be made to the current block scheduling at the high school...
Chamber Donates to Ivy Tech (02/20/09)
The Greencastle Campus of Ivy Tech Community College got another boost this week with a pledge from the Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce. Their gift, along with the Putnam County Community Foundation's match, totals $10,000 toward Ivy Tech's $1.9 million Changing Lives...Building Futures capital campaign...
Defendants reject plea deals (02/20/09)
On Thursday, defendants in two separate Putnam County Circuit Court cases rejected plea offers extended to them by the State of Indiana. Tonya Denise Corley of Indianapolis and Michael L. Campbell II of Greencastle, both 34, opted to have their cases proceed to jury trials...
Group examines city's infrastructure (02/20/09)
A group of city leaders, residents and students gathered at the Putnam County Public Library Thursday for the Greencastle's first Infrastructure Core Group meeting. The second core group to emerge from last August's Community Forward Summit, the infrastructure group is setting its sights on the city's basic foundations, utilities, services and places and spaces...
Crash Course (02/20/09)
Art Show Opens Saturday (02/20/09)
The creative and artistic abilities of Putnam County students will be on display at the Putnam County Museum for the next few months. Assistant director Tanis Monday said she is "super excited" about the show, as it is her first. "It gives the students of Putnam County the chance to display their skills," she added...
Theft defendant changes plea (02/20/09)
A Cloverdale man pled guilty on Thursday for his role in an October robbery. Jared T. Robbins, 21, will be sentenced March 19 on a Class C felony charge of conspiracy to commit burglary. Under the terms of a plea agreement, charges of Class C felony burglary and Class D felony theft will be dropped...
Wright meets end of the line at state (02/20/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- After an oustanding run to the state finals meet, Greencastle senior Jacob Wright finished his season Friday night with a 12-5 loss to Fort Wayne North Side's Aris Allen. Wright finishes his senior year with a 40-8 record. More to come later...
Jacob Wright competes at state tonight (02/20/09)
The quest that began years ago for Greencastle senior Jacob Wright continues to play out tonight at Conseco Fieldhouse. Wright is one of 224 wrestlers looking to fulfill their dreams of becoming a state wrestling champion. Wright is currently 40-7 on the year and defeated the No. ...
Tiger Sharks have their sights on three in a row (02/20/09)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The stage is set. On Saturday, the Greencastle Tiger Sharks will go for a hat trick in winning their third straight sectional championship, while North and South Putnam will try to advance their individuals and relay to the state meet...
Boys sectional pairings announced Thursday (02/20/09)
It's hard to believe it's that time already, but on Thursday the IHSAA announced the pairings for the 99th boys' basketball sectionals. At the Class 2A South Putnam No. 46 Sectional, Cloverdale and South Putnam will battle in the second game on Tuesday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. North Putnam will take on Speedway in the second game Wednesday...
GHS freshmen end season with a win (02/20/09)
The Greencastle freshman basketball team ended their season with a win, defeating Monrovia 46-43 Wednesday. Playing without two of their starters due to injury and illness, the young Tiger Cubs led from wire-to-wire in securing their sixth win of the season...
NPMS swim teams in action (02/20/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam Middle School swim teams faced off with Fountain Central and North Vermillion Wednesday. The North Putnam boys won 145-129, while the girls fell 127-91 to Fountain Central. North Vermillion did not have a team score. The NP boys had eight top finishes and two records set in the event...
Margurite A. Grimes (02/20/09)
Margurite A. (Simmerman) Grimes age 90 of Greencastle, went to be at peace with the Lord Tuesday, February 17, 2009. Born February 22, 1918 in Veedersburg, Indiana.. She later moved to Greencastle and was raised in the Allison Home and was a graduate of Greencastle High School "Class of 1936". She married Russell L. Grimes on July 4, 1942....
Michael Covert (02/20/09)
Michael Covert, 58, of Shelbyville died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at W.S. Major Hospital in Shelbyville. He was born May 10, 1950 in Greencastle, the son of Donald Duane Covert and Rose Marie Feld. He married Randa Yealey Covert, and she survives. Mr. Covert worked for Deflecto Inc. in Indianapolis until his illness. He was a 1968 graduate of Greencastle High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force in the Vietnam War...
Billy B. Joliff (02/20/09)
Billy B. Jolliff, 64, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at his residence. Born March 13, 1944 in East St. Louis, Ill., he was the son of John Wesley and Betty Tweedy Jolliff. He was a United States Army Veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. He married Geraldine Borkowski in October 1962, and she survives...
Leslie A. Cornell Jr. (02/20/09)
Leslie A. Cornell Jr., 68, of Greencastle died after a long illness Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009 at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Oct. 4, 1940 in St. Louis, the son of Leslie and Ella Mae Page Cornell. A graduate of Glen Cove High School in Long Island, N.Y., he attended Worchester Polytechnical Institute, where he studied electrical engineering and played on the varsity football team. ...
Martha June Goode (02/20/09)
Martha June Sutherlin Goode, 79, of Greencastle died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 at Autumn Glen Assisted Living. Born Sept. 10, 1929 in Putnam County, the daughter of Andrew and Ladona Langdon Sutherlin. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. On Sept. 15, 1948 she married E. Tressman Goode, and he preceded her in death in 1983. She attended the First Baptist Church of Greencastle...
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