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Stories from Friday, April 24, 2009

Two youths survive 1-car accident (04/24/09)
Sixteen-year-old Ashley M. Wombles was traveling south on Manhattan Road shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday when she lost control of her 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. It is speculated the vehicle struck a culvert, went airborne and rolled twice before coming to rest on its tires...
Fundraiser set for 15-year-old Bainbridge boy (04/24/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- Fifteen-year-old Stuart Owen doesn't look or act sick. But inside his young body, there is a lot going on. Stuart is suffering from Langerhan's cell histiocytosis (LCH), a rare type of brain tumor. "It's not cancer, but it behaves like cancer and is treated like cancer," Stuart's father Dave said...
School boards gather jointly (04/24/09)
It is something that hasn't happened since Area 30 Career Center was looking to expand. Representatives from three of the four county school boards came together in one meeting Thursday. The idea was to make all schools work better and be more efficiently...
Battling the Blaze (04/24/09)
Society may add to Heritage Wall (04/24/09)
Board members discussed several projects at a recent meeting of the Heritage Preservation Society (HPS). They are looking at adding two new names to the Heritage Wall in downtown Greencastle, discussed the preservation of two of the county's historic structures and reviewed an initiative to determine some historic residential districts...
Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes by recycling cars (04/24/09)
Putnam County Habitat for Humanity is celebrating Earth Day 2009 by recycling donated cars to help build homes in partnership with low-income families in need of housing. Habitat's Cars for Homes accepts donated cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles and other vehicles and sells them through automobile auctions, recyclers or salvage yards to raise funds that help build simple, decent homes. Funds generated from vehicle sales benefit Putnam County Habitat for Humanity and local families...
Duke donates to children's trust (04/24/09)
Duke Energy recently presented the Mary Allison Children's Trust with a $1,000 donation. The Mary Allison Children's Home, also formerly known as the Greencastle Orphan Home, was established in 1912 with the intent of housing disadvantaged children. But with a declining number of Putnam County children and teenagers residing at the orphanage, the house was put up for sale in the mid-1980s...
DePauw students share experiences from Costa Rica at PCPL event (04/24/09)
Putnam County Public Library will host "From Trash to Treasure: Sustainable Development in Costa Rica" at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. DePauw students, who traveled to Costa Rica to help in sustainable development projects with Sea Turtles, will present a slide show...
Eagles stay perfect with win over Bulldogs (04/24/09)
After suffering a first-inning scare, the South Putnam softball team moved its record to 7-0 on the season with a win over Monrovia Thursday. The Eagles upended the Bulldogs 9-2. Monrovia came to play and forced the Eagles into a jam early in the first inning. With the bases loaded, one out and a run already scored, South Putnam displayed why it sits undefeated on the season...
Lady Tiger Cubs, North Putnam splits three-way with Athenians (04/24/09)
ROACHDALE -- For the Lady Tiger Cubs, Thursday's track meet at North Putnam was nothing more than routine, but for the boys squad it was a wake call. The girls' team dominated Thursday, finishing first with 114 points while the Cougars came in third with 47 points. North Putnam won the boys meet with 58 points, while Crawfordsville finished second with 50 points and GHS third with 47...
Tiger Cubs swept by Cascade 8-0 (04/24/09)
CASCADE -- The Greencastle High School baseball team dropped to 1-6 after losing 8-0 to Cascade Thursday night. Greencastle gave up 11 hits while collecting three of its own. Pacing the Tiger Cubs offense was Graham Shuee, Mike Mahoney, Tanner Battin who all had one hit...
Cougars grab two from Clovers (04/24/09)
North Putnam's softball team swept Cloverdale Wednesday, winning the first game 3-2 and the second 5-4. The Cougars managed only two hits in the first game, but they were two huge ones. Taylor Judy crashed a two-run home run in the first inning and Carlye McGaughey hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh to get the win...
South Putnam corrals Mustangs 3-2 (04/24/09)
ELLETISVILLE -- It came down to the wire. The match was tied at 2-all. The No.1 doubles team of Megan Klotz and Tabitha Arnold put away their match for a point and Ashley Ross won her No. 3 singles match for the other point, leaving it up to Kendra Latham to seal the deal...
SPJH boys track wins (04/24/09)
The South Putnam Middle School track team earned a victory Wednesday. The Eagles finished first with 70 points while North Putnam came in second with 48 points and Lighthouse Christian finished with 18 points. Finishing first for South Putnam was Dyson in the long jump. ...
GHS golfers get win over Southmont (04/24/09)
The Greencastle boys golf team scored a win over Southmont Thursday 177-185. Brad Haussin was the GHS low scorer with a 40, followed by Wade Huber's 42. Jimmy Wheeler shot a 45, Tyler Hopkins a 50 and Luke Crimmins with a 52. In the junior varsity match, Adam Jayne carded a 46 to lead the Tiger Cubs to a 206-233 win...
South Putnam downs Bulldogs (04/24/09)
The South Putnam baseball team scored an 8-5 win over visiting Monrovia Thursday. Rob Gibson connected on his third home run in two games, with junior John Spencer adding one of his own. Senior Josh Flory recorded a double for the Eagles. Sophomore pitcher Grant Zimmerman pitched a complete game, throwing five strikeouts and allowing three walks, five hits and five runs...
Denellia "Dell" Rains (04/24/09)
Denellia "Dell" Rains, 86, of Greencastle died Sunday, April 19, 2009 at Wildwood Health Care of Indianapolis. Mrs. Rains was born Oct. 16, 1922, the daughter of Eli and Mahala Muncie Saylor. Survivors include daughter Marylin Chaney Brenton and husband Bill of Indianapolis, sister Delilia Cornett of Ohio and nine grandchildren...
Putnam Scanner for April 24, 2009 (04/24/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Two accidents have recently been reported by the sheriff's office. John Ade, Brazil, was traveling east on U.S. 36 at 8:28 a.m. Tuesday when he failed to notice a vehicle driven by Mark Gubser, Greencastle, was making a left turn onto CR 600 E. Gubser's vehicle was struck from behind. Jerry's Wrecker Service towed Ade's vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $5,001 to $10,000 in damages...
A coward and a good Samaritan (04/24/09)
To the Editor: I would like to find the cowardly individuals that drove down my driveway on Saturday, April 18, 2009, and "dumped-off" a female dog. She was literally half starved to death. Her tail stayed tucked, she barked, showed teeth, and was petrified of everyone. My wife tried to befriend her, but the dog was uncooperative...
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