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Stories from Monday, March 16, 2009

Commissioners continue to explore options for assessor's office (03/16/09)
County Assessor Wanda O'Neal appeared before county commissioners Monday night during a special session to discuss re-assessments. The county is looking into hiring a contractor to manage some of the duties in the assessor's office. Competitive bids are being solicited from several firms...
Garage destroyed by fire (03/16/09)
Putnam County Home is closing (03/16/09)
Putnam County Commissioners Kristina Warren, Gene Beck and Jim Baird voted to close the Putnam County Home, "Green Acres," in early September because of the cost to the county to take care of it and the low number of residents. "I hate to do it. I always thought that place would always be there," said Beck. "It was different when there were 10 or 11 people living out there all the time. I hate to do this."...
SP board places Sutherland on unpaid leave (03/16/09)
South Putnam school board has decided to place Rick Sutherland on an indefinite leave of absence without pay, effective April 1. Sutherland, who is employed by the school corporation, was charged earlier this month with seven felony counts of theft. The charges stem from unauthorized use of a credit card through Sutherland's previous employer, National Printing in Brazil...
For the love of parks (03/16/09)

It was 1995 when a group of woman began looking for a place to take their small children to play. They were the roots of an organization that today has grown into a strong non-profit umbrella organization that sponsors events, promotes local parks and helps organize people and plans to improve parks and trails of all sizes and types...
Work on Albin Pond pathway begins (03/16/09)
Anyone driving past Deer Meadow Primary School will hear the buzz of saws and beeping of backhoes as Area 30 students begin clearing the Albin Pond leg of the People Pathways. Area 30 students in Scott Livesay's Construction Equipment Operation class began clearing a preliminary path from Deer Meadow Primary School to Albin Pond earlier this week...
United Way raises 2009 goal (03/16/09)
Last year, the United Way set a $145,000 campaign goal. Through community dedication, the goal was met and surpassed. Executive Director David English announced at the United Way annual meeting Saturday that a total of $165,000 was raised. English also said a new goal of $175,000 has been set...
ISU taking donations to combat bat disease (03/16/09)
With the migration of bats quickly approaching, there is good news for Indiana and it's bat population. According to John Whitaker, Jr. with the Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation at Indiana State University, there is no evidence of a mysterious disorder, called white-nose syndrome (WNS) that appears to be associated with the death of hundreds of bats in the northeastern United States...
Valley Girls Women's Fitness Center comes to Cloverdale (03/16/09)
A gorgeous body is a dream most women don't really expect to achieve, but a toned, healthy body is possible, especially with the opening of Valley Girls Women's Fitness Center in downtown Cloverdale. The new women only gym offers a program using toning tables as well as cardio workout equipment...
Ann Rabatin (03/16/09)
Ann Rabatin, 81, of Avon and formerly of Greencastle died on Monday, March 16, 2009. Mrs. Rabatin was born on July 18, 1927 in Czechoslovakia to Peter Hlavaty and Helen Molent Hlavaty. She was a member of St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church. Surviving are her daughter, Judith A. ...
Johnny Allen Mohler (03/16/09)
Johnny Allen Mohler, 46, of Plainfield died Sunday, March 15, 2009. Mr. Mohler was born June 2, 1962 in Phoenix, Ariz. He was a fireman for 23 years at Indianapolis Fire Dept. Station No. 1. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta and a graduate of Franklin College. He was also a member of St. Susanna Catholic Church...
Michael talks about failure of reform bills (03/16/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- One issue dominated our work in the Indiana House this past week: reorganization of local government as recommended by a task force created by Gov. Mitch Daniels that was led by Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Randall Shepard and former Gov. Joe Kernan...
March is National Nutrition Month (03/16/09)
March is designated as the month to focus on the importance of good nutrition and healthy lifestyles. Sharon Black, Putnam County Hospital's registered dietician and I invite you to join us in celebrating National Nutrition Month. Visit our booth in the Community Building at the fairgrounds during Mini-Farm Fest from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday. (Mini-Farm Fest is part of Putnam County's annual Ag Week celebration.)...

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