[Nameplate] Overcast ~ 38°F  
High: 40°F ~ Low: 32°F
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014

Stories from Friday, May 1, 2009

IAC lays off in Greencastle (05/01/09)
The recent announcement of shutdowns at GM plants and Chrysler's filing for bankruptcy Thursday have had a major impact on one Greencastle plant this week. International Automotive Components (IAC), already in the midst of a workforce reduction due to the GM situation, notified employees of further layoffs on Friday following Chrysler's announcement...
DPU students tested for swine flu (05/01/09)
Eight students at DePauw University have tested positive for the flu virus this week, and samples from five of those students were sent to the Indiana Board of Health to be tested for the swine flu virus (influenza A (H1N1) virus). Dr. Scott Ripple, medical director of the university's Wellness Center, said the university does not have the capacity to test for swine flu...
GCSC appeals incorrect rates (05/01/09)
The Greencastle School Board hosted a special public meeting on Thursday that should avert a huge headache for the school system. In a legal advertisement published last week, the tax rates for the school system were incorrect. Because the rates were too low, the school corporation would have stood to lose an estimated $1.9 million in tax draws, according the Superintendent Robert Green...
Unique flagpole draws visitors, makes statement (05/01/09)
CLOVERDALE -- A 22-foot flagpole with American and POW-MIA flags flying high from it greets patrons of Bill's Hardware and Flooring Store. What makes this flagpole unique? It has been constructed in the shape of a rifle. Hardware store owner Bill Sutherland came up with the idea. He would discuss it with other people and the idea eventually began to take shape...
FSSA brings office on wheels to Putnam County (05/01/09)
Indiana's Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) and the Putnam County Hospital are partnering together to bring DFRv -- a fully functional Division of Family Resources office on wheels -- to the Greencastle community today. This mobile unit travels across the state visiting different communities to inform needy families of extra assistance for which they qualify...
Greencastle woman sentenced for theft (05/01/09)
A Greencastle woman was convicted in Putnam County Circuit Court of Class D felony theft Thursday and released with time served. Kelsey N. Patterson, 21, was originally arrested in April 2008 for making over $1,200 worth of unauthorized charges on a credit card belonging to her mother, Mary Patterson, as well as writing over $400 in forged checks off Mary Patterson's account...
Inmate sentenced to 4 additional years (05/01/09)
A Putnamville Correctional Facility inmate was handed a four-year sentence Thursday in Putnam County Circuit Court for a Class D felony charge of battery resulting in bodily injury. On Aug. 27, 2007, Aaron W. Wood, 31, was sentenced to 10 years for Class B felony dealing in cocaine or narcotics and three years for Class D felony dealing in marijuana. Judge Matthew Headley gave Wood the maximum three-year sentence -- all executed -- for the latest charge, which was filed in late October...
NP assembles at risk task force (05/01/09)
A task force concerned about at risk behaviors is in the making among concerned community members and school staff in the North Putnam school district. This group grew out of the Wellness Committee put together at North Putnam schools earlier this year...
May is National Historic Preservation Month (05/01/09)
"This Place Matters" is the theme of National Historic Preservation Month, which kicks off today. This program is designed to raise awareness about the power historic preservation has to protect and enhance our homes, neighborhoods and communities...
DePauw choirs and orchestra perform Brahms' Requiem (05/01/09)
The final work of the academic year for the DePauw Choirs and the University Orchestra will be Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem) by Johannes Brahms. The piece will be performed in a concert this Sunday, May 3 at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts. ...
Spencer Marian Bound (05/01/09)
SPJH falls to Cadets 62-47 (05/01/09)
The South Putnam Junior High boys' track team fell to the Cascade Cadets Wednesday 62-47. The Eagles were able to grab three wins on the night. Lewis Knoy, Justin Bumgardner, Sawyer Arnold and Cain Dyson won the 400 meter relay in a time of 50.36, while the team of Knoy, Bumgardner, Dyson and Lucas Lorian teamed up to win the 1,600 meter relay in 4:14.06...
Cougars power past Tiger Cubs (05/01/09)
The North Putnam Middle School softball team defeated Greencastle 9-1 Wednesday. For Greencastle, Alex Basile pitched a seven-inning, 11 strikeout performance for the Tiger Cubs. Tera Bemis walked three times and scored the only run from GMS. Kaytlynn Beaman was 1-for-3 at the plate and an RBI, while Harriet Watson was 1-for-2. Picking up walks for GMS were Taylor Stoltey, Shelby Bonebrake. Delanie Stoltey was 1-for-1 for the Tiger Cubs...
Monrovia outlasts South Putnam (05/01/09)
The South Putnam boys' track team fell to Monrovia 78-68 Thursday night. The Eagles had a trio of athletes who scored two wins each on night, while one relay was victorious. Dayne Nelson won the 100 in a time of 11.83 and the pole vault with a height of 6-feet-6-inches, while Adam Masters won the shot put with a throw of 44-feet-1-inch and the discus with a toss of 131-feet-4.5-inches. ...
Steve L. White (05/01/09)
Steve L. White, 59, of Greencastle died on Friday, April 24, 2009. He was born on April 7, 1950 in Brazil. Mr. White was a concrete mason and marine mechanic. He is survived by his daughter, Jenni Leeson and husband Todd; grandchildren Hailie Tramell, Jonas Tramell and Kortney Leeson; and brothers Bob White and Dick White...
Putnam Scanner for May 1, 2009 (05/01/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Steve Weldon Jr., Coatesville, was traveling on CR 900W at 6:08 a.m. Thursday when he attempted to replace the cigarette lighter back in the ashtray. The left-side tires left the roadway, causing him to lose control of his vehicle and strike a utility pole. The pole then fell to the ground and Park County REMC was called to the scene for removal of the lines from the roadway. No injuries were reported. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...

Browse full calendar