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Stories from Friday, March 27, 2009

Man who crashed plane in Putnam County dies (03/27/09)
An Indianapolis man who crashed the plane he was piloting into a Putnam County cornfield on March 7 has died. Greencastle resident Beth Ann Newton, who was first on the accident scene the day of the crash and has become friends with Walter E. Fritz's family, confirmed that Fritz died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
Pilot in recent plane crash dies (03/27/09)
An Indianapolis man who crashed the plane he was piloting into a Putnam County cornfield on March 7 has died. Greencastle resident Beth Ann Newton, who was first on the accident scene the day of the crash and has become friends with Walter E. Fritz's family, confirmed that Fritz died Thursday at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
Governor makes stop in Putnam County (03/27/09)
Education. Jobs. The environment. These were just a few of the issues Gov. Mitch Daniels discussed with Putnam County residents when he stopped in Putnam County Friday afternoon. "I travel a lot in this state," Daniels said. "That's the way I learn things. It's been the single most reasonable way for me to be an effective steward in this job."...
Symbolic adoption helps endangered animals (03/27/09)
The National Wildlife Federation is offering an opportunity to help wildlife conservation by offering a symbolic adoption of an animal from their imperiled animal list. Animals include the grizzly bear, bison, Canada lynx, desert tortoise, river otter, American goldfinch, gray wolf, harp seal, moose, orca, polar bear, Florida panther, snowshoe hare and barking tree frog...
Hicks still going strong at 98 years old (03/27/09)
Doris Hicks loves the American Beauty red rose. She is much like the lovely flower herself. At 98 years young, she is a delight to talk with. The Hickory Creek at Sunset resident was born in Morrillton, Ark. on November 21, 1911 where she lived with her parents until going to college...
National Doctor's Day observed Monday (03/27/09)
National Doctor's Day is celebrated every year on March 30. This is the anniversary of the first use of general anesthetic during surgery. The first Doctor's Day observance was March 30, 1933 in Georgia. The holiday was established to give reverence to Dr. Crawford Long of Barrow County, Ga. He performed the first surgery with anesthetic March 30, 1842...
Habitat begins new project (03/27/09)
Since the first Habitat for Humanity home was built in Putnam County in 1989 on Avenue E in Greencastle, 17 more have been constructed by the non-profit group. Demolition has begun on their latest project in Roachdale. The house standing on the corner of Indiana and Westview Streets is being knocked down to make way for the construction of another house...
Smith named Henry Ford II Award recipient (03/27/09)
The president of a Greencastle company has been selected as a recipient of the 2008 SAE Henry Ford II Distinguished Award for Excellence in Automotive Engineering. Dallas Smith of Dallas Smith Corp. will be honored at a ceremony in Detroit in April for leading the design, development and production of a new type of Ford F-450/550 Super Duty Truck platform vehicle...
Rundgren to speak at DePauw (03/27/09)
He's been called "rock's Renaissance man" by "Entertainment Tonight," and Mojo magazine recently described him as "a one-man Beatles." Todd Rundgren -- the legendary musician, songwriter, producer, computer software developer and music video pioneer -- will come to the campus of DePauw University on April 8 as a guest of the Timothy and Sharon Ubben Lecture Series...
From A to Z (03/27/09)
Family raising funds for boy's surgery (03/27/09)
Loni Head recently received some good news. For months, she believed she was going to have to raise quite a bit of money for a trip to Europe in order for her son, Brody Starkey, to receive surgery for Neurodengeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA)...
Burgess takes over SP baseball for 2009 season (03/27/09)
The Eagles baseball team will have a new coach for the 2009 season, but don't expect much to change. Troy Burgess takes the reins of the South Putnam baseball team this season after Harold Campbell unexpectedly stepped down as head coach before the practice officially began. Burgess said that he doesn't plan on changing things around...
Verne Clay Walton Jr. (03/27/09)
Verne Clay Walton Jr., 87, North Salem, died Friday, March 27, 2009 at I.U. Medical Center. He was born Nov. 14, 1921 in North Salem to the late Verne Walton Sr., and Dortha Faye Kendall. Mr. Walton married Vera Lillian Keal on March 23, 1957. She survives...
Paul D. Davis (03/27/09)
Paul D. Davis, 93, of Greencastle, formerly of Brazil, died Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at Hickory Creek at Sunset. Prior to that he resided at Jackson Gardens from 1999 to 2007. He was born July 27, 1915 in Decatur, Ill., the son of Corbett E. Davis and Winifred B. Kalips Davis...
Marilyn Wilson (03/27/09)
Marilyn Wilson, 85, of Crawfordsville died Monday, March 23, 2009. She was born May 3, 1923 in Chicago to Sigmund Ablam and Florence Staywicki Ablam. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School in Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago. She married William Howard Wilson and he preceded her in death in August 1990...
Putnam Scanner for March 28 (03/27/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Office Leonidas Pitchford, Greencastle, was traveling east on SR 240 at 9:27 p.m. Tuesday when a deer entered the roadway. Pitchford's vehicle went into a ditch, which caused it to flip over. Seniour's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages...
Family extends thanks to community (03/27/09)
To the Editor: This is a public thank-you to the community. Our family has been touched beyond words by your kindness during the illness and passing of our wife and mother. We felt the generosity, love and warmth of many family and friends. We are very thankful for the prayers, cards, meals, calls, and the visitors at home and in the hospital. ...
Donations were appreciated (03/27/09)
To the Editor: Last Friday night we had a benefit for the DeBoer family. Longtime members of the Northern Putnam County community, the DeBoers recently lost their wife and mother, Janice DeBoer, to cancer. We would just like to thank so many people and businesses in the Putnam, Montgomery and Hendricks county areas for their contributions and support. ...
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