Making It Official (08/07/09)
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Stories from Friday, August 7, 2009
Making It Official (08/07/09)
Commissioners making final inspection of County Home (08/07/09)
In less than two weeks Putnam County Commissioners will do a final inspection of Green Acres, the Putnam County Home that is now closed. Very likely several parcels of farmland will go up for auction. Commissioners have not yet determined what will happen to the nearly 140- year-old building that has housed hundreds of people over the years...
Annual Granny ride set for Sept. 19 (08/07/09)
Sept. 19 will be an exciting day in southern Putnam and northern Owen counties as the Annual Granny Ride takes off from the Eagles Lodge in Greencastle at noon. Dedicated to raising money for cancer patients who need assistance, the motorcycle ride began in 2001 after the death of Judy "Granny" Rubeck from lung cancer...
Senior health fair approaching (08/07/09)
The annual Putnam County Health Fair is set for Sept. 29 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The annual event draws a large crowd of senior citizens every year. There will be entertainment, barbeque, door prizes, flu shots and plenty of information available...
Bloomington woman charged with trafficking at Putnamville (08/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Bloomington woman remained in the Putnam County Jail Friday after her recent arrest in connection with a trafficking incident at the Putnamville Correctional Facility. Alexis K. Thorpe, 27, is charged with Class C felony trafficking with an inmate and Class D felony possession of cocaine. If convicted of both charges, she could face up to 11 years in prison...
Dropouts affect entire community (08/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Tuesday afternoon, Putnam County representatives from education, government, industry, economic development, social services, juvenile probation and businesses came together for a third time this summer. The group is looking for ways to attack a community problem that affects every member of our county...
Fun in the Sun (08/07/09)
Temperatures reached 79 degrees with clear skies Thursday. The National Weather Service predicts temperatures to reach 90 degrees during the weekend.
Fillmore Town Council looks at ordinances, has water meter problems (08/07/09)
FILLMORE -- Town council President Jeff Osborne opened the monthly meeting with some positives for the town. "We are making progress. Sometimes it takes two or three or four months to get things done because of the open door law and other things, but there are positive indicators. I heard today that a couple of houses sold in town," he said...
Local girl gets published (08/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Almost Home will host a book signing from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday with Sara Gretter Gorman, author of "Despite Lupus: How to Live Well with a Chronic Illness." Gorman, a 1992 Greencastle High School graduate, was diagnosed with systemic lupus at the age of 26. She was newly married and at the high point of her career in television production and had many plans for her future -- just not lupus...
Jazz pianist Dave Hepler plays at PCPL (08/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Jazz pianist Dave Hepler will perform Aug. 15 at 2 p.m. at the Putnam County Public Library, 103 E. Poplar St. Witness and be a part of the magic in creating a song with Hepler, in this finale performance of the PCPL Summer Reading Program...
Friend of the Park (08/07/09)
Wal-Mart Associate and Park Board President Russ Evans presents a $250 check from the Volunteerism Always Pays Program to Friends of the Park member Jan Firebaugh for his volunteer service to the Park Board.
Local golfers battle at Cloverdale Invite (08/07/09)
By DAN SHELTON Sports Writer CLOVERDALE -- When Heather Hughes walked off the front nine at Clover Meadows Thursday, the look on her face said it all. The bitterness of her score could be felt by anyone walking near her. After carding a three-over par 39 at the turn, Hughes turned in an 11-over par 83 final score and she was sure that her chances of repeating as champion were dashed...
Matt Walker resigns at DePauw's head coach (08/07/09)
Matt Walker, head football coach of the DePauw Tigers for the past three season and the University's head baseball coach, resigned Friday, effective immediately. Assistant head coach and defensive coordinator Robbie Long has been appointed as the Tigers' interim head coach. Long has been an assistant at DPU since 2004...
Wendy Sue Branham (08/07/09)
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 8,2009 (08/07/09)
Putnam County Jail Jacob Handlon, 18, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 12:49 a.m. Friday for violation of home detention. Jeremiah Denger, 22, Spencer, was booked at 3:06 a.m. Friday for reckless possession of paraphernalia and marijuana...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 7, 2009 (08/07/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Tuesday afternoon's thunderstorm took one motorist by surprise. Mitchell Hadley of Coatesville was traveling on CR 525N at 12:48 p.m., when a tree fell on top of his vehicle. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages...
Helpful volunteers made fair a success (08/07/09)
Letter to the Editor: So many people, both young and old, work for months to prepare and get ready for the county fair each year and in a week or two it's over! The 2009 County Fair has got to be one of the best in recent history. Having great weather certainly helped, but so did all of the help and dedication of the entire community...