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Stories from Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Greencastle woman marks 104th year (05/20/09)
Time has robbed Thelma Varvil of many things, but she still has her spirit. On Monday, Thelma, who lives at Asbury Towers Retirement Community celebrated her 104th birthday. Her friends and neighbors gathered to honor her. "I worked at Asbury Towers for seven or eight years, I guess," said Beverly Wagoner, who was a nurse at the retirement community. "Thelma still has that same wonderful smile and that sparkle in her eyes."...
Council explores savings options (05/20/09)
With current budget reductions handed down from the state, county council members have been forced to look at some interesting ways to run the county. Reductions include $700,000 in the highway department and $600,000 in the county's operating fund. Council members agreed action needed to start with the 2009 budget...
Judge gives Roachdale woman two years (05/20/09)
A Roachdale woman will spend the next several months at an Indiana Department of Corrections facility after receiving a three-year sentence for theft. On Monday, Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley sentenced Jonella K. Wallace, 51, to three years -- two years executed at the DOC and one year on probation -- on a Class D felony theft charge...
Commissioners discuss annex issues (05/20/09)
On Monday, Putnam County Commissioners continued their discussion of what to do about the county annex building. The issue was pushed to the forefront of their agenda because of the cost in repairs and maintenance to the building. The existing annex requires over $500,000 of work, including roof repair and maintenance and new equipment for the heating and cooling system just to keep it operable...
Spencer man gets four years for confining, beating woman (05/20/09)
A Spencer man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison and two years on probation for holding a Cloverdale woman against her will and battering her. Charles M. Collins, 41, was convicted of Class D felony criminal confinement and Class A misdemeanor battery. ...
Michael to speak at Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner (05/20/09)
State Representative Nancy Michael will be the featured speaker at the annual Putnam County Jefferson Jackson Day Dinner on June 8 at 6 p.m. at Windy Hill Country Club. Michael is a lifelong resident of Putnam County with a strong record of public service in Indiana. She was elected Putnam County clerk, to the Putnam County Council and served three terms as Greencastle mayor. She has also worked for the Indiana State Auditor and at the Indiana Department of Corrections...
GHS alumni set reunion date (05/20/09)
The Greencastle High School Alumni Association has set June 6 for its biannual All Class Reunion Dinner. The buffet dinner will be served in McAnally Center at 6:30 p.m. Doors to McAnally will open at 4:30 p.m. for people to meet friends and browse through memorabilia...
Eagles overtake Speedway (05/20/09)
SPEEDWAY -- The South Putnam High School softball team came from behind Tuesday and defeated Speedway 4-2, capping off a perfect West Central Conference season. Speedway was up 2-1 going into the last frame of the evening and the Lady Eagles scored three runs and held off the Lady Sparkplugs in the bottom half of the frame...
Tiger Cubs make statement in plucking of Clovers (05/20/09)
CLOVERDALE -- It did not take the Greencastle baseball team long to make a statement Monday against county rival Cloverdale. The Tiger Cubs roared early and used that momentum to defeat the Clovers 13-3 in five innings. "We came out hot with the bats and it's been a while coming. It's usually one inning later when we come out alive in a game, but I was glad to see them come out hot in the first inning," GHS head coach Troy Remsburg said...
Cougars outlasts Riverton Parke (05/20/09)
MONTEZUMA -- It only took 14 innings, but North Putnam defeated Riverton Parke 2-0, Tuesday. In the top of the 14rth frame, Taylor Judy led off with a double and was plated by Lea Crosby. Then later Dakota Malayer knocked in Mackensy Asbell for the final run...
Warriors prove to much for Clovers (05/20/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale boys golf team fell to Turkey Run Tuesday at home 151-178. Mike Wellington led way for CHS with a 41, followed closely by Chris Arnold with a 42. Keith Hathorn carded a 47, Sam Jordan a 48 and Gary Williams a 55. Ryan Book closed out the Clover players with a 61...
North Putnam falls to Panthers on the road (05/20/09)
MONTEZUMA -- The North Putnam baseball team lost a close game Tuesday to Riverton Parke, 8-5. Scott Hunt led the Cougars offense going 2-for-4 with a home run while Mitchell Crum went 2-for-4. Shane Diebold capped off North Putnam's hitting going 1-for-3...
Eagles cruise by Sparkplugs (05/20/09)
The South Putnam baseball team defeated Speedway 14-8 Monday night. Brayden Freeman led the Eagles with a 3-for-3 performance at the plate, including two doubles and three runs scored. Derek Dean was 1-for-3 with a home run, while Noah Boswell was 1-for-2 with two RBIs. Cameron Chestnut went 2-for-5 at the plate and added two more stolen bases to his collection...
Clovers topple Greencaslte for third straight (05/20/09)
For the third time in two days, Cloverdale has played Greencastle. And for the third consecutive time, the Lady Clovers have laid the Lady Tiger Cubs to rest. Cloverdale defeated Greencastle 15-4 Tuesday and up until the seventh inning it was a close game...
5 individuals, 1 relay advance to regional (05/20/09)
Favorable weather welcomed track athletes as they descended on South Putnam for the girls' track sectional. For the first time in many years, all three competing county schools will have athletes advancing to regional action. Greencastle finished in fourth place with a total of 56 points, while South Putnam was 10th with 16 points and North Putnam placed 11th with six points...
Christine Lanham Lee (05/20/09)
Christine Lanham Lee, 89, of Brownsburg, formerly of Greencastle, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2009. She was born on Aug. 19, 1919 in Marion County, Ky. to John and Mattie Duncan Padgett Lanham. Mrs. Lee was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. Surviving are her children, Pat Bombei and husband David of Greencastle, Mary Anne Whaley and husband Mike of Danville, Charles Lee and wife Sandy of Brownsburg and Jerry Wayne Lee of Brownsburg; twin sister, Irene Clark of New Castle; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.. ...
W. Vernon Abbott (05/20/09)
W. Vernon Abbott, 88, of Greencastle passed away Sunday, May 17, 2009 at the Millpond Health Campus. Born Sept. 29, 1920 in Eubank, Ky., he was the son of James Milton and Jettie (Reece) Abbott. He married Lillian E. (Albright) Abbott and she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2003...
Herman Leo "Toad" Rubeck (05/20/09)
Herman Leo "Toad" Rubeck, 92, of Spencer, formerly of Poland, died on Monday, May 18, 2009 at the Bloomington Hospital. He was born in Owen County on March 3, 1917, the son of the late George Herman and Rose Comer Rubeck. Mr. Rubeck was a farmer and a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps during World War II...
Putnam Scanner for May 20, 2009 (05/20/09)
Putnam County Jail Charles Kistner, 19, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 5:22 p.m. Thursday for failure to appear. Crystal Lockaby, 28, Coatesville, was booked at 12:53 a.m. Friday for possession of marijuana. Heather Spangler, 47, Bloomington, was booked at 9:16 a.m. Saturday for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license...
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