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Stories from Thursday, March 12, 2009

Samuel Brown Farmhouse a rare historic home (03/12/09)
When Samuel Brown moved to Indiana from Tennessee in 1829, he arrived in Putnam County as a poor man. When he died in 1865 he was a successful farmer and one of the largest landowners in Putnam County, owning over 1,000 acres. He built his farmhouse around 1845 making bricks on site out of clay from a nearby creek and cutting down oak trees for the home's wooden frame...
Benefit for DeBoer family takes place Friday (03/12/09)
A family benefit for the Janice DeBoer family will take place Friday, March 13 in the North Putnam Middle School Commons. DeBoer passed away this week following a long battle with ovarian cancer. The DeBoer family is well known in the Bainbridge area. Janice worked as the secretary for Bainbridge Elementary for many years and her husband Don was the Assistant Principal at North Putnam for 18 years. All three of their daughters graduated from North Putnam and live in the Bainbridge area...
GCSC still trying to cut budget (03/12/09)
As the Greencastle Community School Corporation continues to look for ways to trim its budget for the 2009-10 school year, word has come that there are even problems with last year's budget. The corporation finally received the last of its 2008 funds from the county, but due to the late disbursement GCSC did not know the final figure until now. Superintendent Robert Green reported at Wednesday's school board meeting that the tax received for 2008 fell $336,964.67 short of the original budget...
GHS presents all-female version of The Odd Couple (03/12/09)
Neil Simon is alive and well on the Greencastle High School stage with their production this weekend of The Odd Couple (the female version). Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. This version of Neil Simon's classic comedy closely follows the same story line as the original, except the lead, mismatched characters are Olive Madison rather than Oscar and Florence Unger instead of Felix. Much of the dialogue is even the same...
North Putnam to conduct tornado drills next week (03/12/09)
North Putnam Community School Corporation will be conducting tornado drills next week in conjunction with Indiana's Severe Weather Preparedness Week on March 15-21. Schools typically conduct these drills during the school day. North Putnam will take it a step further and conduct drills at the end of the school day that will involve the school buses...
Winter Bowling Bonanza (03/12/09)
GMS splits with Tuttle (03/12/09)
On Tuesday, the Greencastle seventh grade girls' squad improved to 5-4 with a 20-19 win over Tuttle. The Tiger Cubs entered the fourth quarter down five, 19-14, but held Tuttle scoreless in the final stanza for the win. Shelby Earl scored 10 points, while Alex Basile added six. Miranda Nuz and Danielle Thomas chipped in two points each in the win...
Cougars' Keyt takes honors (03/12/09)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- North Putnam senior Josh Keyt placed first at the Little Giant-Charger Indoor Track Meet Tuesday Keyt finished first in the shot put with a toss of 44-feet-three-inches in the 1A-2A-3A divisions. Keyt also qualified for the Hoosier State Relay State Finals at Purdue March 21...
South Putnam finishes first (03/12/09)
The South Putnam Eagles Junior High wrestling team traveled to North Putnam last Thursday for a three-way meet, finishing first. The Eagles beat Tri-West Middle School 64-44 in the first match. Then the Eagles beat their county rival North Putnam 93-24 in the second match...
Tigers pounce on Engineers for win (03/12/09)
Being ranked 17th in the nation comes with a heavy burden -- to constantly win. Most teams struggle with that burden, but it doesn't seem to bog down DePauw. The Tigers (6-0) men's tennis team won its sixth straight match Wednesday night, routing Rose-Hulman 9-0...
Margaret Elmore (03/12/09)
Margaret Elmore, 85, of Greencastle died Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Mrs. Elmore was born July 25, 1923, in Kentucky. She was a member of Hanna Street Baptist Church and the Red Hat Society. Surviving are her husband, Charles Elmore; a son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Sarah Elmore of Coatesville; a sister, Mary Koselke of Indianapolis; a grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Lori Elmore of Martinsville; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Paula and Scott Wiggins of Greencastle; five great-grandchildren, Bethany Elmore, Kaylee Elmore, Bryce Wiggins, Brent Wiggins and Faith Wiggins; and cousins Betty Klaybush of Greencastle, Sue Newhouse and husband Mitch of Ohio and Mel Crawford and wife Barbara of Greencastle.. ...
Janice Sue Austin DeBoer (03/12/09)
Janice Sue Austin DeBoer, 64, of Bainbridge died Monday, March 9, 2009 in her home, surrounded by family and friends after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was born June 11, 1944 to Wilma P. Gerber Austin and Harold C. Austin. The youngest of three girls, she was born and raised in Terre Haute and graduated from Terre Haute Wiley in 1962. She attended Indiana State University in 1962-63. There she met Don DeBoer, and they were married on Aug. 4, 1963...
Norman J. Schumacher Sr. (03/12/09)
Norman J. Schumacher Sr., 76, formerly of Hobart, died Friday, March 6, 2009 in Coatesville. Born in Oak Forest, Ill. on Nov. 11, 1932, he was the son of the late William and Margaret Schumacher. Mr. Schumacher was a carpenter by trade for over 50 years, working in northwest Indiana and the suburbs of Chicago...
Phillip Ray Shuck (03/12/09)
Phillip Ray Shuck, 83, of Greencastle died on Tuesday March 10, 2009. He was born on Oct. 25, 1925 in Fillmore to Thomas and Ruth Irene Lawson Shuck. Mr. Shuck served his country in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the V.F.W. and the American Legion, and retired from Lonestar Industries with 40 years of service in April of 1989. He was also associated with Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery for many years...
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