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Stories from Thursday, August 13, 2009

Church secretary accused of stealing over $200,000 (08/13/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman was arrested late Tuesday afternoon in connection with alleged thefts of money from the church where she was employed. Putnam County Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter said Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick, 37, is accused of stealing approximately $274,000 from Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church in Greencastle...
CSX to push back speed limit increase (08/13/09)
GREENCASTLE -- CSX Railroad officials confirmed Wednesday an agreement to push back the speed limit increase in the city to as late as Oct. 1. At a public meeting Tuesday evening, city officials expressed concern over taking proper safety precautions for the increase in speed limit from 10 to 25 mph...
Finances remain a struggle for GCSC (08/13/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Tough financial times are leading to some tough decisions for the Greencastle Community School Corporation. At Wednesday's meeting of the school board, Superintendent Dr. Robert Green reported the size of this year's first grade class might necessitate hiring an additional teacher. While Green might normally move ahead with hiring the teacher, he is concerned with the economics of adding another staff member...
Blockbuster set to leave Greencastle (08/13/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Blockbuster will be leaving the area soon. The business's lease with Thompson Thrift is up at the end of November and it will not be renewed. "The store will be closing at the end of November," said Randy Hargrove, director of corporation communication. "We had some discussion with the owner of the building about the lease, but were unable to come to an agreement."...
Russellville residents challenge proposed hiring (08/13/09)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The town council is no closer to making a decision on the hiring of a deputy-clerk treasurer following its meeting Wednesday. Under Ordinance 2009-2, Russellville is looking to hire Linda Blocker as its deputy-clerk for when its Clerk-Treasurer Sally McAfee is ill or on vacation...
Hard times will not do in the Bottle Rockets (08/13/09)
Before popping in the Bottle Rockets' Lean Forward, you need to ask yourself a question: do I want to think about my problems or forget them? Fortunately for listeners, the new record, released Tuesday on Bloodshot Records, provides both. If you're feeling serious, listen to the lyrics. They display the cool pragmatism of realistic Midwesterners. They also have a touch of the satire, which has always been a hallmark of the Bottle Rockets...
Robert H. Frost (08/13/09)
Robert H. Frost, 84, Cloverdale, died on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at his residence. He was born Feb. 22, 1925 in Wayne County, Ky. and was the son of the late Phillmore and Angie Neal Frost. He married Helen "Marggie" Carter on Feb. 5, 1949, and she survives...
William Elbert Huffman (08/13/09)
William Elbert Huffman, 83, Brazil, died Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009 at Cloverleaf Healthcare in Knightsville. He was born June 17, 1926 in Putnam County, the son of Reese and Lulu Aker Huffman. Mr. Huffman was a 1944 graduate of Staunton High School. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp until his honorable discharge. He married Betty Smith on Aug. 23, 1952...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 13, 2009 (08/13/09)
Putnam County Jail Jeffrey Newkirk, 46, Gosport, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 8:37 p.m. Tuesday for resisting law enforcement. Mark Abney, 27, Indianapolis, was booked at 11:37 p.m. Tuesday for failure to appear. Greencastle Fire Department...
CES First day of school (08/13/09)
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