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Stories from Monday, April 6, 2009

First National Bank in Cloverdale robbed (04/06/09)
Local celebs shine at event (04/06/09)
When tickets for the first-ever Dancing With the Putnam County Stars fundraiser for the Putnam County Youth Development Commission sold out right after they went on sale a couple of months ago, event organizer Linda Merkel knew she had a hit on her hands...
Humane shelter welcomes public to grand re-opening (04/06/09)
Residents at the Putnam County Humane Shelter welcomed visitors Saturday during the facility's grand re-opening party. Among the many pets waiting to welcome visitors was "Zane," a pointer/boxer mix that is the facility's longest resident. Also there wagging his tail was "Lex," the newest dog at the Shelter who arrived Friday. His family was unable to continue to take care of him and brought him in hoping someone would adopt the loveable collie/husky mix...
New exhibit is child's play (04/06/09)
Revisit childhood memories at the Putnam County Museum, where decades of board games, dolls and books are on display. Show the children how video games have evolved with the "Atari," and "Nintendo" game systems on display. The museum celebrated the opening of "Red Rover, Red Rover, Send Someone Over: Our Past Through Play" exhibit Saturday with special events...
Big Wheels Keep on Turnin' (04/06/09)
Climb Aboard (04/06/09)
GHS gives away trees as part of the One Book project (04/06/09)
Putnam County got a little greener Saturday morning as people lined up in the Greencastle High School parking lot to pick up free trees to plant. GHS, the Environmental Club and Pike Lumber Company sponsored the 1,000-tree giveaway that included White Oak, Norway Spruce, White Pine, Redbud and Flowering Dogwood trees...
Big Bounce provides tons of fun (04/06/09)
Big Bounce Fun House Rentals was established in 2006 by Andy and Susan Lorimer. The couple wanted to create a fun alternative for children to have at birthday parties while creating a safe atmosphere for them. Susan managed a rental company in Indianapolis and felt comfortable in the inflatable industry. As the years progressed and requests were made for other items, Big Bounce Fun House Rentals grew their inventory...
Habitat provides tools and plants to spruce up for spring (04/06/09)
ROACHDALE -- Several Habitat for Humanity homeowners were busy Saturday working on a beautification project in their Roachdale neighborhood. With the help of DePauw University students, rose bushes were planted, yards raked and flowers planted. The Habitat residents received gloves, rakes, shovels, hoes, garden tools, landscaping timbers, six packets of seeds and a rose bush donated by local vendors...
Clovers blank Edinburgh in opener (04/06/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The Lady Clovers made a statement Saturday afternoon on their home field -- we may be young, but were not pushovers. Cloverdale blanked the visiting Edinburgh Lancers 1-0 in the first game and 3-0 in the second game of their season opening doubleheader...
Young talent to propel Tiger Cubs in '09 (04/06/09)
By CAINE GARDNER Sports Editor Under the tutelage of first year head coach Robin Knapp, the GHS softball team will look to continue its recent surge. After a 5-19 2007 season, Greencastle rebounded last season and put together a 14-9 performance. With Knapp at the helm, the Tiger Cubs are hoping for a prosperous 2009 campaign...
Cougars drop season opener (04/06/09)
LEBANON -- The 2009 season got off to a rocky start for North Putnam baseball Saturday. The Cougars fell to Lebanon 10-9 on the road. Tyler Watson powered the North Putnam offense going 2-for-4 with five RBIs and a grand slam. Mitchell Crum was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Griffen Dahlstrom was 2-for-4. Dahlstrom, Watson and Kyle Alcorn all scored two runs each...
Genevieve Pickett (04/06/09)
Genevieve Pickett, 86, of Indianapolis passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009. She was born in Medora on July 13, 1922 to the late Thomas and Jessie (Zollman) Newkirk. In 1943 she graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing as a registered nurse and on Nov. 24, 1943 she married Dr. Robert D. Pickett...
Kay A. Thompson (04/06/09)
Kay A. Thompson, 67, of Greencastle died Saturday, April 4, 2009. She was born Sept. 9, 1941 in Terre Haute to George F. and Norma E. Webster Sutherlin. Mrs. Thompson retired from the Division of Family and Children's Services after 27 years of service...
Marvin W. Clifford (04/06/09)
Marvin W. Clifford, 77, of Greencastle died Friday, April 3, 2009 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born Nov. 3, 1931 in Putnam County, he was the son of Lawrence and Madonna Rockhill Clifford. He was a 1950 graduate of Belle Union High School. He married Norma Joan Smith on Nov. 11, 1950 and she survives...
Selma Smith Peters (04/06/09)
Selma Smith Peters, 82, of Coatesville passed away Sunday, April 5, 2009 at her residence. She was born in Artemus, Ky. on Dec. 8, 1926, the daughter of Tucker and Mary Bays Smith. She married Robert Peters and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Peters was a homemaker and a member of Grace Baptist Church...
Edward Leroy Hubbard (04/06/09)
Edward Leroy Hubbard, 75, of Fillmore died on Friday, April 3, 2009. He and his wife Charlotte were married 53 years and still resided in the home where they raised their family in Fillmore. He graduated from Stilesville High School in 1953. Mr. Hubbard retired from IBM in 1987 in Greencastle. He also served in the National Guard, where he obtained the rank of master sergeant...
Where does your money go? (04/06/09)
We all know families are facing financial challenges. Recently someone wrote to this paper pleading for information about resources to help those who are dealing with the current economic turbulence. One new resource that is available through the Putnam County Extension Service is help with personal financial management and figuring out "Where Your Money Goes?"...
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