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Stories from Thursday, July 9, 2009

Drowning victim identified (07/09/09)
VAN BIBBER LAKE -- A Putnam County man died Wednesday after the kayak he was in capsized in Van Bibber Lake. Indiana Conservation Office Public Information Officer Max Winchell said Fordyce B. Allen, 41, of Van Bibber Lake Estates drowned in the lake shortly before 3:30 p.m...
GHS to change valedictorian selection (07/09/09)
Greencastle High School has changed its criteria for selecting the valedictorian and salutatorian of graduating classes. The Greencastle Community School Board voted 4-0 Wednesday evening to base the award of valedictorian and salutatorian upon eight semesters rather than seven...
Bainbridge looking at golf cart ordinance (07/09/09)
Bainbridge town council members reviewed a draft of an ordinance to regulate golf cart usage in town. The ordinance will allow the use of golf carts on the streets and alleys of the town of Bainbridge with the exception of S.R. 36. It defines a golf cart as a four-wheeled motor vehicle designed to transport one or more individuals and golf clubs for the purpose of playing the game of golf on a golf course...
SummerFest 2009 a success despite long odds (07/09/09)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale PRIDE Initiative knows how true the phrase "It takes a village," really is. Less than a month ago, the group faced what seemed like insurmountable odds to make their SummerFest event happen. Because of street closings and a detour through the downtown area, no streets could be closed for SummerFest being planned for July 3 and 4...
North Putnam schools announce 2009 school opening information (07/09/09)
All school offices within the North Putnam Community School Corporation will open on Monday, July 27. Registration at all schools is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 3 from 12 to 7 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 4 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those who cannot register on either day should call the individual school to make other arrangements...
Sorority Elects Officers (07/09/09)
The Greencastle chapter of Delta Theta Tau sorority recently installed new officers and initiated new members. Pictured from left are Publicity Chair Cheryl Danberry; Treasurer Ella Marie Torr; new members Jamie Barrand and Jennifer Hochstetler; President Ruth Myers and Secretary Tina Williamson.
Mind Your Health walk-run set (07/09/09)
The annual Mind Your Health 4-mile run and 2-mile walk, sponsored by Mental Health America of Putnam County and the DePauw University Cross Country Team, is set for July 25. The event will take place at the DePauw Nature Park and will begin at 8 a.m. Both the run and the walk are set on packed stone trails in wooded areas...
Agricultural theme chosen for fair parade (07/09/09)
The theme for this year's Putnam County 4-H Fair Parade is "Agriculture -- Heart of the U.S.A." Parade chair Dorothy Edwards said the committee has been asking for local farm families to participate in the parade. "We've been trying to get some of the older farmers to come be in the parade," she said...
August pretrial set in trafficking case (07/09/09)
A Florida woman accused of attempting to traffic with a Putnamville Correctional Facility inmate will be in court for a pretrial conference on Aug. 6. Judy A. Gary, 51, of Tarpon Springs is charged with Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana. She could face up to nine years in prison...
Murphy withdraws request for change of plea hearing (07/09/09)
A Fillmore man accused of child molestation has withdrawn his request for a change of plea hearing. A final pretrial for Lee Alan Murphy, 35, is set for Aug. 6. Should his case proceed to trial, it will begin on Aug. 26. Putnam County Senior Judge Robert Lowe ordered that any plea agreements be filed no later than July 30 and that any motions, final witness lists and pre-marked exhibits be filed by July 31...
Continuance granted for alleged drug dealer (07/09/09)
A change of plea hearing for a Stilesville man accused of dealing the prescription painkiller OxyContin has been continued. Timothy Calvert, 48, was slated to appear in court Thursday to enter pleas on charges of Class B felony dealing in Schedule II controlled substance and Class D felony possession of a controlled substance. ...
Local bank supports Knoy Resource Center (07/09/09)
The Putnam County Community Foundation recently announced that with generous support from First National Bank, GED classes at the Knoy Resource Center in Cloverdale High School will continue throughout the fall of 2009. At a celebration on June 25, Gary Neese, president of First National Bank, explained the bank's commitment...
Greg Puckett (07/09/09)
Greg Puckett, 61, of Rantoul, Ill., formerly of Greencastle, died on Monday, July 6, 2009 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. He was born May 1, 1948 in Tazewell, Va., a son of Frank Puckett Sr. and Mayleen Little Puckett. He married Suzi LeMieux on May 18, 1990 in Danville, Ill., and she survives...
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