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Stories from Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ag Week kicks off with breakfast (03/18/09)
There was a chill in the air and it was still dark outside, but that didn't stop a large crowd from heading into the community building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Tuesday morning for the Ag Week breakfast. Hotcakes and sausages, awards, presentations, two-day old baby chicks and smiling people greeting each other were the order of the day at the annual breakfast that kicks off a week-long celebration...
MDC systems up and running for local police (03/18/09)
ROACHDALE -- Town Marshal Mike Mahoy's police car is one of the first in the county to be outfitted with a Mobile Data Computer system (MDC) that gives him access from his vehicle to much of the same information the emergency dispatch center has. Officers can use the system to run driver's license and registration queries in the car without relying on dispatch, as well as create reports in the field and relay directions and location information...
Sharing the luck (03/18/09)
Each St. Patrick's Day for the past several years, Morris Taylor has donned his green shoes and hat; gone to the beauty salon at Wal-Mart and had his beard turned green; and spread good luck all over Greencastle. "I take pictures with people and just act crazy," he laughed...
Alleged drug dealer to enter change of plea (03/18/09)
A Stilesville man accused of dealing in a controlled substance will be in court for a change of plea hearing on July 9. Timothy Calvert, 48, is charged with Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance...
Reed trial continued (03/18/09)
The trial of a Greencastle woman accused of drugging her two young children has been continued. Amy Marie Reed, 27, was set to face a jury on April 8. Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley granted a request by Reed's court-appointed attorney, James Ensley, for a continuance and reset Reed's trial for May 27. Headley also extended Reed's plea cutoff date of March 12 to April 30...
Council approves additional appropriations (03/18/09)
Putnam County Council approved appropriations for the highway and welfare departments during its meeting Tuesday. The highway department asked to have $85,000 moved for the replacement of a bridge. Restoration of Bridge 257, located in Russell Township on CR 775W, will be finished soon, weather permitting...
Experience key to Clovers' success (03/18/09)
CLOVERDALE -- For Cloverdale High School track coach Kristin Crabtree, the 2009 season is proving to be interesting to say the least. For her girls' team, Crabtree is looking at this season to really be a rebuilding year for the Lady Clovers. "We lost Jenna Lewis, a returning senior, who was one of our strong distance runners, because of medical reasons, making her unable to run. ...
Greencastle claims WCAA Championship (03/18/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale hosted the WCAA wrestling conference tournament this past Saturday. Greencastle won the event with a total of 263, South Putnam placed second with 261, the host Clovers finished fourth with 219.5 and North Putnam ended the day in sixth place with 153...
Eagles edge Cougars for win (03/18/09)
The South Putnam eighth grade girls squeaked past North Putnam 36-34 Monday. The Eagles were lifted to victory by a buzzer beater from Mattie Varvel. Varvel scored nine points. Leanna Masters led South Putnam with 12 points, followed by Mallory Cash with 10 points. Brittany Birt scored three points, Nikki York scored two and Caitlyn Boyce added one point in the win...
Bowling standings for GGUSBC (03/18/09)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 3-9) Seniour's Towing (Mon.) High team scratch game-- The Old Timers 657 High team scratch series-- The Old Timers 1821 High individual game-- Susan Trahan 211 High individual series-- Janet Dickerson 510 Sue Cash Memorial (Wed.)...
Gradie Martin (03/18/09)
Gradie Martin, 81, of Rockville died Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Rockville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born May 3, 1927 in Litchfield, Ky. to the late Emory Decker and Phoebe Van Meter Decker. Her husband of 48 years, Robert Paul Martin, whom she married Oct. 25, 1945 in Rockville, died May 8, 1994...
Mildred Marie Hawkins Gray (03/18/09)
Mildred Marie Hawkins Gray, 81, of Madison, formerly of Vevay, died Saturday, March 14, 2009 in King's Daughters' Hospital in Madison. She was born March 10, 1928 in Scottsville, Ky. to the late James Burford and Effie Austin Hawkins. She was raised in Scottsville and was married to Robert Edward Tinsley. She resided for 35 years in the Indianapolis community and owned and operated Tinsley Beauty Shoppe. She had attended Central Beauty College in Indianapolis...
Forrest Bullerdick (03/18/09)
Forrest Bullerdick, 93, of Poland died Monday, March 16, 2009. He was born in Clay County on Oct. 5, 1915 to the late Perry and Lola (Cagle) Bullerdick. He married Virginia B. Cline on July 23, 1940. Mr. Bullerdick worked for the Kattman's Store in Poland for 27 years. ...
Putnam Scanner for March 18, 2009 (03/18/09)
Putnam County Jail There have been several book-ins at the Putnam County Jail recently. On Friday at 9:47 p.m., Sao Chau, 28, Albuquerque, N.M., was booked for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, possession of paraphernalia and cocaine, and reckless driving...
Red Cross says 'thanks' after chili supper (03/18/09)
To the Editor: The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter, Putnam County Unit would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all that made this year's Chili Supper a huge success. Money raised will be used to assist families that have been affected by home fires right here in Putnam County. ...
Thank you to donors from Fillmore PTO (03/18/09)
To the Editor: Fillmore Elementary PTO would like to thank the following donors for helping to make our Winter Festival a huge success: Bright Futures, Kroger, Family Video, Applebee's, Cross Cuts, Long John Silver's, Mike's Car Wash, Endeavor, Smart Style, Wal-Mart, Putnam Inn, Indianapolis Indians, Clay County YMCA, Hendricks Power, Banner Graphic, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Almost Home, Indiana State Museum, GLS Inc., Cash Concrete, Bert and Betty's and Caribbean Cover Water Park...
Another athlete deserving of recognition (03/18/09)
To the Editor: I was sorry to see that Jesse Ford did not receive more recognition for advancing to the semi-state wrestling meet. Wrestling is a demanding sport requiring a lot of hard work and sacrifice to be successful. Since he did so well this year, I am sure that he was looking in the paper and thinking on certain days that there might be a picture of a special article to put in his scrapbook...
Support for Soldiers, Sailors and Children's home (03/18/09)
To the Editor: Is Sen. Lawson really doing what she was elected for? Or is she just another career politician? On her bio she lists these Advisory Boards: Indiana Youth Services and Plainfield and Putnamville Correctional Facilities. For those that do not know about the Indiana Soldiers, Sailors and Children's Home, our state wants to close this unique and valuable home and school. This home and school sits on about 50 acres and has over 400 acres within their boundaries...
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