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Stories from Monday, July 6, 2009

Unger attorney files for post-conviction relief (07/06/09)
An Indianapolis attorney representing a Greencastle man who received an eight-year prison sentence in February has filed a petition for post-conviction relief on his client's behalf. A telephonic pretrial to be initiated by attorney Jeffrey A. Baldwin on July 20 has been set in the case of Jay C. ...
A tail-wagging, happily ever after tale (07/06/09)
For months, Russellville Town Marshal Mike Biggs tried to capture a little gold dog running loose in the town. She was skittish and shy. Biggs could only get close enough to see the dogs' harness was embedded in her neck. She looked hungry and scared. He knew she needed help...
'Mark of Cain' takes stage at playhouse (07/06/09)
"Mark of Cain," directed by Shelly McFadden, will be presented July 9-11 and 15-18. All performances begin at 8 p.m. and all tickets are $9. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the box office after 5 p.m. on performance nights at 653-5880. ...
Herkimer's a dream come true (07/06/09)
Owning a pool hall is something Max Phillips has wanted to do for a very long time. Last week, his dream came true when he opened Herkimer's Pool Hall. It took 11 months to turn his building into a poolroom. "I decided to go against common sense and open up. So many people have been asking for a place to play pool," explained Phillips...
Dealership celebrates ribbon cutting (07/06/09)
Lori Hardwick, Evelyn Brown, Kerry McLain, Jinsie Bingham, Amy Doan, Motorama Auto Center Manager John Hansel, Steve Jones, Bonnie Hanlon and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tammy Amor gathered for a ribbon cutting Wednesday afternoon for the opening of Motorama Auto.The used car lot is located at 1601 Indianapolis Road and is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. They can be reached at 301-4610.
Local Academy growing by kicks and bounds (07/06/09)
By DAN SHELTON Sports Writer In these hard economic times, businesses frown on the idea of expanding because of the fear of going under. But for one Greencastle business, expanding was its only option. All American Karate, which has been located on Mill Pond Lane for the last six years, opened its new school in the old Marsh shopping center earlier last week...
Spiker purchases Lincoln Park (07/06/09)
Joe Spiker Promotions President Joe Spiker announced Friday that his company has secured a lease/purchase agreement with Dave Allison for the Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville, Indiana. Spiker stated "I took possession on Tuesday, June 30th," Spiker said...
Carol Graves (07/06/09)
Carol K. Sutton Graves, 69, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2009 in Carson City, NV. She was born Dec. 26, 1939 in Brazil to Clayton Sutton and Mary E Seymour Sutton. She was married on Nov. 16, 1958 to Robert D Graves. She is survived by four children, Christopher Graves, Edith Dowers, Robert Graves and Patricia Stanfield; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild. ...
Marie Ella Wisener Swinford (07/06/09)
Marie Ella Wisener Swinford, 78, of Crawfordsville and formerly of Greencastle died on Saturday, July 4, 2009. She was born on Oct. 5, 1930 in Indianapolis to Kenneth and Esther Blair. Surviving are her children, Linda Kay Smith of Plainfield, Paula Kay Wisener of Crawfordsville, Ken Wisener and wife Sarah of Waynetown and Marcia Nichols and husband Mitch of Fillmore; one sister, Donna Mae Hograve of Corydon; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild...
Jean A. Borchers Pierce (07/06/09)
Jean A. Borchers Pierce, 96 of Greencastle died Monday, June 22, 2009 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Nov. 2, 1912 in Chicago, she was the daughter of Walter R. and Harriet Johnston Borchers. She was a 1935 graduate of DePauw University. She married Earl V. "Red" Pierce on May 27, 1939, who was also a DePauw graduate and a member of the famed 1933 DePauw Football Team. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1993...
William J. "Bill" Hopton (07/06/09)
William J. "Bill" Hopton, 62, of Terre Haute died Thursday, July 2, 2009 in Union Hospital. He was born Feb. 4, 1947 in Terre Haute. Mr. Hopton was the owner of Laughrey Brothers Roofing in Terre Haute and the former owner of Lincoln Park Speedway in Putnamville. He was the former lieutenant governor of his district as well as past president of the Breakfast Optimists, a former member of the board of directors of the Sycamore Varsity Club at Indiana State University...
Beware of poison ivy this summer (07/06/09)
Summer is the time for itchy rashes. Poison ivy is one of the common culprits. Many of us take advantage of the good weather and go outside to take care of some yard work we have been putting off all spring. The problem comes when we contact poison ivy unknowingly. Just touching a leaf can start a reaction...
Big flaws in state budget (07/06/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- In the final hours of June 30, Indiana lawmakers reached an agreement on a new budget and avoided a shutdown of state government. For better or worse, we do have a plan that will keep the state in operation for another two years. In my view, the budget that passed neglected rural schools by throwing money at non-essential projects. ...
Greencastle Fireworks 2009 (07/06/09)
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