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Stories from Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Train speeds to increase in city (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The speed limit for trains passing through the city on the CSX railroad will soon be changing from 10 to 25 mph. While no date for the increase has been set, it could be as soon as two weeks. Prior to Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle City Council, officials from the railroad informed city officials and citizens of the change...
City workers completing pair of major projects (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- City workers in both the utility and public works departments have been hard at work on some major projects in the city recently. At Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle Common Council, department superintendents reported on their departments' recent projects...
Supporting the ISP (08/12/09)
Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter (right) recently made a donation to the Indiana State Police Putnamville Post to support the post's firearms training program. Three times a year, the post must transport its equipment to the firing range for training. However, the post's old trailer had grown antiquated. "It wasn't meeting our needs. Tim found his way to purchase a new trailer," said Sgt. Cory Robinson (center), district firearms instructor and Putnam County squad sergeant Bookwalter's donation from the county's asset forfeiture fund made it possible for the post to purchase a new trailer. Lt. Dan Jones (left), district commander said relations between the county and the local ISP post are very positive. "We really have a good relationship here," he said.
Cloverdale sewer plant remains a problem (08/12/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Problems at the town's sewer plant were once again a topic at the Cloverdale Town Council meeting Tuesday. Mike Hunter of Triad Engineering went before the council to address its concerns about the plant's design. In his report, Hunter stated problems the plant is experiencing are not design issues...
Pretrial set for alleged molester (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- An Indianapolis man has pled not guilty in Putnam County Superior Court to Class C felony child molesting. Robbie G. Stanton, 34, remained at the Putnam County Jail Tuesday. Judge Charles D. Bridges set Stanton's bond at $25,000 cash only, and a pretrial conference was set for Oct. 5...
Cloverdale schools gear up for new year (08/12/09)
CLOVERDALE -- During the regular school board meeting Monday, Cloverdale Superintendent Carrie Milner noted how quickly the summer has passed. "It has been an outstanding, but very busy summer," she said. Registration began last week for Cloverdale students, which means summer is slowly coming to a close. Since parents are still registering their children for the upcoming school year, the exact number of registered students in the corporation is still unknown...
Dean and Rove to debate at DePauw Sept. 11 (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Two heavyweights on the national political scene -- Howard Dean, who recently completed a four-year term as chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and Karl Rove, the former chief political adviser to President George W. Bush -- are coming to DePauw University on Sept. ...
Indianapolis woman charged with trafficking (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- An Oct. 19 pretrial date has been set for an Indianapolis woman charged with trafficking with a Putnamville Correctional Facility inmate. Litonya Smith, 42, is accused passing drugs to offender James A. Thornton, 43, during a visit at the prison. She has been charged with trafficking with an inmate, a Class C felony...
DePauw faculty members play at Gobin (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw School of Music faculty members Barbara Paré (soprano), Nicole Brockmann (viola) and John Clodfelter (piano) will perform the next-to-last concert of the 2009 Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church...
Lottery scam circulating in county (08/12/09)
Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter is warning residents that a lottery scam is making the rounds locally. Those targeted are sent an official-looking letter and check bearing the name "Apotex Securities." The letter lists the company as having a Canada address, while the check lists a Commerce Township, Mich. address and says it is drawn off Comerica Bank in Detroit...
Historic Landmarks offers tours of Indy (08/12/09)
The 2009 Annual Meeting and Preservation Honors of the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana will include tours of Monument Circle and War Memorials in downtown Indianapolis following the meeting on Sept. 12. "Long before traffic engineers' recent infatuation with roundabouts, Alexander Ralston placed one at the heart of his 1821 plan for Indiana's fledgling capital," says information from HLFI...
City not offering testing (08/12/09)
Local residents are being warned that notes left on their doors offering a gift are not from city or county offices. According to Linda Huber, executive assistant to Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, the mayor's office recently "received a call from a citizen who found a sticky note like UPS uses on her front door that said something like, 'Sorry we missed you. We have a gift for you.'"...
Harris Hall Winners (08/12/09)
Grand champion and reserve grand champion exhibitors in Harris Hall at 2009 Putnam County Fair included (front, from left) Susan Wilson, Heather Cantonwine, Charlene Nichols, Maggie Hodge, (back) Dallas Nichols, Rachel Cloncs, Paul Wilson, Kathy Ritter, Carol Thompson, Christy Reutemann, Linda Blocher and Anna Harris.
Boetjer leads National Team (08/12/09)
South Putnam sophomore Brooke Boetjer helped lead the Indiana Shockwaves to an 8-2 record at the Sioux Falls South Dakota USA/AHA 16U National tournament recently. Boetjer was 8-1 in the tournament, allowing just four runs in 63 innings pitched. The Shockwaves placed fourth out of 164 teams. Boetjer pitched against the top three California teams and allowed only one run in 21 innings...
Hughes leads county golfers at Invite (08/12/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- It was a close one, but it was Heather Hughes of South Putnam who proved to be the better No. 1 of the three county schools that took place in the in the Terre Haute South Invitational Tuesday after noon at Rea Park. Hughes fired off an 84, six strokes off her season best, while Greencastle golfer Chelsea Samuels followed closely carding an 87. Clover Kayla Langdon turned in a 90, an 18-hole best so far this season...
GMS cross county practice begins Wednesday (08/12/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Middle School girls' and boys' cross country teams will begin practicing today. Any student in 6th, 7th or 8th grades interested in participating in cross country this season should plan to attend. Practice on Wednesday and Thursday will be from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at the middle school. A schedule indicating future practice times and locations will be available...
Gloria Jean Riley (08/12/09)
Gloria Jean Riley, 82, of Poland died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Jan. 23, 1927 in Indianapolis, the daughter of Neil and Pearl Reynolds Houston. She married Howard R. Riley on Aug. 24, 1985, and he survives...
Robert Maurice "Bob" Eggers (08/12/09)
Robert Maurice "Bob" Eggers, 55, of Madison died on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2009 at Norton Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was born Aug. 2, 1954 in Greencastle, the son of Norman Lewis and Edna J. Wright Eggers, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Eggers was raised in Fillmore and graduated in 1973 from Arthur Campbell High School in Plainfield. ...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 12, 2009 (08/12/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department Motorists falling asleep at the wheel caused two single-vehicle accidents recently. Charles Orlea of Rockville was traveling south on US 231 at 2:36 a.m. Aug. 5, when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a guardrail. Jerry's Wrecker Service towed the vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...
Putnam County Courthouse News for August 12, 2009 (08/12/09)
The following cases were filed recently through the Putnam County Courts: Criminal Cases Civil Cases Traffic Infractions Scott Walker, Adam Carrington, Matthew May, Roli Santiesteban, Saleem Shakir, Clarance Clouch Jr., Erika Crawford, Stacy Kidwell, Renee Bergen, Irvin Brewer, Mark Butler, Eric Franzen, Darrell Furr, Brenda Gray, William Greek, Duane Huge, Keevin Lemenager, Michael Lewis, Beverly Nichols, Constance Phillips, Janet Tilley, Tyler Edrington, Michelle Lain, William Prather, Kandi Sinks, Suzanne Bernard-Bergsm, Hans Brawley, Lawrence Duggins, Reva Hyden, V.D. ...
Nispel celebrates 95th birthday (08/12/09)
Theodore Nispel of Greencastle celebrated his 90th birthday on Aug. 3. Mr. Nispel was born in Pennsylvania. He was married for more than 50 years to his wife Opal, who died in 2004. He retired after more than 30 years of service from RR Donnelly, Crawfordsville...
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