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Stories from Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Smoot could face up to 50 years (03/11/09)
A Greencastle has entered a guilty plea to a charge of Class A felony dealing in cocaine. Michael Smoot, 45, will be sentenced by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley on April 2. A Class A felony is punishable by up to 50 years in prison...
Heartland team creative in raising extra Relay money (03/11/09)
Heartland Automotive is passing a purple toilet -- donated by one of its own -- around town. Heartland's Relay For Life team decorated the toilet for Relay For Life and will have it delivered anywhere in Putnam County. If the toilet is received, the recipient has three choices. They can choose to pay $10 to have it removed, $20 to have it removed and delivered to someone else or $30 to ensure the toilet is never returned, plus the first two options...
Town cracks down on abandoned cars (03/11/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The town of Cloverdale has taken a big step in solving its abandoned vehicle problem. During a regular town council meeting Tuesday, a resolution on abandoned vehicles was passed in hopes to improve the look of the community. Resolution 2009-1 states council can take direct action against anyone in violation of the state's abandoned vehicle law. ...
Campbell named Hickory Creek Employee of Year (03/11/09)
A roomful of people anxiously awaited the announcement of who was named the Employee of the Year at Hickory Creek at Sunset Nursing Home Tuesday morning. Anticipation rose as facility Administrator Gayle Camonte introduced each of the twelve candidates named as shinning stars at the nursing facility. Finally, she called Tara Campbell to the front of the room where she and Jan Richey, with the Hickory Creek Foundation presented the Employee of the Year award...
Roachdale Town Council discusses gas price reduction (03/11/09)
Roachdale Town Council members Jack Jones, Bill Long and Barbara Scott discussed a reduction in gas prices, the upcoming 2010 census and the Indiana Street project at their Tuesday evening meeting. "The GCA factor determines gas prices," explained Town Clerk Martha Louk. "We expect a 14 percent decrease for the months of March, April and May."...
Cloverdale begins process of fixing drainage problems (03/11/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The next step in fixing storm water drainage problems in the town has been taken. Cloverdale is applying for a federal grant through Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. OCRA is the state office in charge of the storm water drainage-planning grant...
Cloverdale utility department prepares for some changes (03/11/09)
CLOVERDALE -- There are major changes underway at the utility department. To help the office run more efficiently, a new software program is being installed. It is also losing one of its own to retirement this month. During its meeting last month, Town Council approved the purchase of Keystone Software for the utility office. The $30,000 software is replacing Computrol and promises to be more time efficient...
Go Hoosiers! (03/11/09)
Putnam County eligible for law enforcement stimulus funds (03/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- Stimulus funds could soon be coming to local communities. Rep. Brad Ellsworth recently announced that local law enforcement agencies in Putnam County are eligible for $69,037 in economic recovery funds from the U.S. Department of Justice...
Author to give presentation (03/11/09)
Virginia Coover, author of "The Natural Greenhouse," will be at the Putnam County Master Gardener's Home and Garden Show on March 13 from noon to 8 p.m. and March 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Coover will give presentations and be on hand to sign books and answer questions at the Community Building at the Putnam County 4-H Fairgrounds...
Big Winners (03/11/09)
Senior Focus March 11 (03/11/09)
The Medicare Part D Prescription Program provides clients with assistance for paying for prescription drugs. The annual enrollment period runs from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. The Medicare Law establishes a standard Part D benefit plan. Because the deductible, coverage limits and annual out-of-pocket costs change each year, costs to people on Plan D may increase annually...
Nationally-known fundraising speaker coming to Greencastle (03/11/09)
Nationally-known non-profit consultant Phil Purcell of the Ball State Foundation will be coming to Greencastle on March 16 to present a workshop entitled "Fundraising: Focusing on the Annual Gift." This workshop is a part of the Putnam County Community Foundation's Non-Profit Learning Series, which is geared toward community members who staff or volunteer with non-profit organizations and wish to build capacity in areas of fundraising, governance, marketing and more...
Cloverdale students participate in Purdue event (03/11/09)
WEST LAFAYETTE -- Students from Cloverdale High School were among students from 10 high schools from throughout North Central Indiana that participated in the 30th annual Bridge Bust event at Purdue University on March 6. The competition, administered by the Purdue Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers, was held in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom...
Putnam County 9-1-1 receives funding (03/11/09)
State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, Chairman of the Indiana Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Advisory Board (Wireless Board), announced that Putnam County's 9-1-1 program received a total of $130,582.17 for the 2008 calendar year. "As the Chairman of the Indiana Wireless Enhanced 9-1-1 Advisory Board, I am extremely pleased that we were able to provide vital funds to each of the emergency management service programs in Indiana's 92 counties," explained Treasurer Mourdock. ...
Tiger Cubs place third (03/11/09)
The Greencastle sixth grade girls' basketball team participated in the Cloverdale Tourney Feb. 28. The Tiger Cubs finished the day in third place after posting a 1-1 record. In game one, Greencastle lost in overtime to Worthington-Lyon 31-24. Sydney Stuckwisch was top scorer with 11 points, followed by Jessica Lenihan with eight. Taylor Stoltey and Tera Amis scored two points each and Callan Taylor chipped in one point in the loss...
Champions (03/11/09)
County swimmers compete at Tri-West Invitational (03/11/09)
The Putnam County middle school swim teams took part in the Tri-West invitational Saturday. The GMS boys' team walked away with a win, scoring 296 points, while North Putnam finished third with 242 and South Putnam finished fifth with 144 points. Greencastle had the best finish in the girls meet as well, finishing second with 263 points, while North Putnam finished fourth and South Putnam finished fifth with 150 points...
Clovers place fourth (03/11/09)
The Cloverdale Clovers middle school wrestling team hosted an eight team invitational this past Saturday. The Clovers finished fourth on the day with 181 points, including three individual champions, and two runners-up. Finishing in first place with records of 3-0 were Max Secrest (85), Jacob Camacho (120), and Jacob Creasey (135). Runners-up include Dale Inman (70) and Kaleb Camacho (80)...
Cougars defeat Clovers (03/11/09)
The North Putnam Cougars eighth grade girls beat the Cloverdale Clovers last Thursday night 40-29. North Putnam was led in scoring by Katie Welch with 12. Followed by Lauren Human with 10. The Cougars next game will be next Tuesday in the Putnam County Tournament starting at 6 p.m...
South Putnam picks up two wins (03/11/09)
The South Putnam eighth grade girls played in the Eminence Tourney Saturday, coming away with a 1-1 record on the day. The Eagles easily won their first contest over Eminence 40-19. Mattie Varvel scored in double figures with 11 points, while Nikki York added seven and Mallory Cash six. Jenna Jones scored five points, with Brittany Birt and Brenly Bratcher adding four and Kelsey Whitaker two. Brittany Doolin chipped in one point...
Eagles place second in tournaments (03/11/09)
The South Putnam seventh grade girls' team played a series of contests recently. On Feb. 28 they placed second at the South Putnam Tourney, defeated Eminence last Thursday 25-15 and placed second at the Eminence Tourney Saturday. The Eagles opened the Eminence Tourney with a win over the host Eels 29-8 with Amanda Barnes leading the way with 11 points, followed by Megan Guthrie and Aubrey Nichols with six each...
Sandra Kay Junod (03/11/09)
Sandra Kay Junod, 62, of Greencastle died on Monday, March 9, 2009. She was born on Feb. 21, 1947 in Greencastle to Lowell Allen Whicker and Ruby Catherine Petrey Whicker. She was a 1965 graduate of Greencastle High School and received her associates and masters degrees in nursing from I.U. School of Nursing...
Putnam Scanner for March 11, 2009 (03/11/09)
Putnam County Jail Georgia Johnson, 57, Coatesville, was booked into the Putnam Jail at 12:51 a.m. Saturday for domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance. Jared Gilbert, 24, Clay City, was booked at 1:24 a.m. Saturday for probation violation...
4-H open enrollment, registration night set (03/11/09)
Have trouble making it into the office during regular hours at the Extension office to enroll or pick-up 4-H materials? On Monday, March 30 the office will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. for a 4-H Open Enrollment and Registration Night, enabling youth and parents to stop by for forms, manuals and to submit completed forms for registration...
Education may reduce SIDS risk (03/11/09)
"Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) is responsible for more infant deaths in the U.S. than any other cause of death during infancy beyond the neonatal period." So states an American Academy of Pediatrics Task Force Report. They published their first policy statement regarding SIDS in 2000 and updated it in 2005...
Chorus appreciated opportunities to sing (03/11/09)
To the Editor: On behalf of the women of Covered Bridge Country Chorus (CBCC), we would like to thank all those who contacted us to sing for all sorts of valentines. We sang for a teacher in front of her class, a boss who went along with the joke from his co-workers, and an eighth grade girl who cried as we sang the songs sent by her daddy. ...
Goodbye, America (03/11/09)
To the Editor: Goodbye America, it's been nice knowing you. If all of the spending President Obama is promising is enacted, there is no way this country can survive. The printing presses would never be able to print enough money to cover the spending...
Help protect Children's Home (03/11/09)
To the Editor: Nestled in the rolling hills and farmland of Indiana lies a safe haven for young people who desperately need a chance for a successful future. Away from the streets of the big city, gangs, drugs and violence, the Indiana Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's Home in Knightstown has been serving Indiana's youth for 143 years, giving them the opportunity they so richly deserve...
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