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Stories from Monday, June 22, 2009

GPD's Hopkins completes FBI training (06/22/09)
Assistant Chief Brian Hopkins of the Greencastle Police Department recently graduated from the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va. It is an accomplishment only two other Putnam County residents have completed. Twenty-eight years ago, former Sheriff Richard Lyons graduated from the academy, followed by Detective Mike Biggs with the Putnam County Sheriff's Dept. in 1994. It is an honor for Hopkins to be among them as a graduate of the FBI academy...
Downtown Crash (06/22/09)
Emergency responders help Daniel Hagen, 30, of Fillmore from his vehicle after a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Jackson and Washington streets in Greencastle Monday. Hagen was transported via ambulance to Putnam County Hospital. The other driver involved in the crash, 74-year-old Dean Schlatter of Greencastle, refused medical treatment. The accident happened just after 11 a.m...
Two local residents die in Plainfield crash (06/22/09)
PLAINFIELD -- A car crash on I-70 near Plainfield Saturday night claimed the life of a pair of Putnam County residents. Luke Lovins, 21, of Cloverdale was pronounced dead at the scene of accident. One of his passengers, Erin C. Ford, 20, of Coatesville was taken off life support Sunday afternoon at Methodist Hospital. Ford had been transported to Methodist via Dove Flight helicopter on Saturday evening...
Nationally recognized rodeo rider/roper hosting competition (06/22/09)
Putnam County resident David Winings left Thursday morning for Casper, Wyo., where he will be recognized as being one of the top four bull riders in the nation at the National Collegiate Rodeo Association. Those being honored this year include winners from 1969, 1979, 1989 and 1999. He placed third in 1989 and was named Rookie of the Year...
Saturday Shoes to play this week's Parkfest (06/22/09)
This summer's Parkfest series will continue at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a slightly different sound for Putnam County music fans. Saturday Shoes will be playing their alt-country selections for the fourth installment of this year's series, sponsored by the Greencastle Civic League and Greencastle Parks and Recreation...
Putnamville church celebrates 175 years (06/22/09)
Tucked away in the tiny town of Putnamville stands a historic brick structure in the same spot it has stood for the past 175 years. The Putnamville United Methodist Church will celebrate this milestone anniversary on June 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the village green where the church is located...
Tape Masterpiece (06/22/09)
Nicolette Peters, 11, of Greencastle, puts the finishing touches on her purse made of duct tape Saturday at Chief's street fair. She used different colors of duct tape to give it some pizzazz. Peters made the purse for Putnam County Public Library's Duct Tape Competition.
Smith named to developmental squad (06/22/09)
Indiana Youth Soccer recently announced its 2009 U.S. Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (ODP) Teams. Evan Smith of Greencastle will represent his age group as one of 18 boys named to this year's state roster. The team will attend the Region 2 soccer camp in Illinois this July along with teams from 12 other states...
Irish invade Putnam County (06/22/09)
ROACHDALE -- For North Putnam head baseball coach Norm Fish, quality baseball shouldn't have an inflated price tag. While players and parents alike dump money into expensive travel ball clubs, Fish believes there's a viable alternative -- American Legion baseball...
Jean A. Borchers Pierce (06/22/09)
Jean A. Borchers Pierce, 96, of Greencastle died Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Emma Pinney (06/22/09)
Emma Pinney, 91, formerly of Sun City, Ariz. died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday June 21, 2009 at the Northwood Good Samaritan Retirement Community in Jasper. She was born June 2, 1918 in Chicago to Romules and Anna (Kisch) Vertach. She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne B. Pinney, who passed away Feb. 18, 2001...
Lloyd Runion (06/22/09)
LLloyd Scott Runion, 93, of Terre Haute died Sunday, June 21, 2009 at Terre Haute Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 16, 1916 in Hendricks County to Samuel G. Runion and Nora Florence Scott Runion. Growing up during the Great Depression, he worked in several professions from working on a farm, assisting a physician, working in a pharmacy, trapping for animal pelts, and as a chef at the Adobe Inn in Crawfordsville. ...
Margaret Ruth Horstman (06/22/09)
Margaret R. Horstman, 85, of Evansville died June 19 at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle after a prolonged illness. She was born the youngest daughter of James and Matilda Mundorf Lashley in Evansville on Oct. 1, 1923. In 1947, she married Faril A. Ward Jr., Evansville, who passed away in an industrial accident in October 1948 in South Bend...
4-H: Competency or competition (06/22/09)
A couple weeks ago at 4-H camp, a little boy exclaimed, "I have never been in the wilderness for this long" despite being in an air-conditioned cabin with good hot meals at Shakamak State Park. Camp was an awesome experience for this little boy. While the phrase "being in the wilderness" is relative, this 4-H'er had an experience. 4-H provides many life skill experiences and as fair time approaches, it would be good to discuss goals related to 4-H activities...
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