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Stories from Monday, August 17, 2009

South Putnam hires new technology director (08/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam School Board welcomed its new technology director Steve Ricketts during the regular meeting Monday. Ricketts will start work Tuesday. "I'm hoping to hit the ground running," Ricketts told board members. His background includes servicing Brownsburg schools, and he was most recently a technology consultant in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. But he said he loves the kindergarten through 12th grade environment...
CCSC welcomes two new principals (08/17/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Elementary and Middle School students returned to the halls Thursday with new principals at the reins. Stacey Baugh is the new principal of the elementary school. "I am truly looking forward to my new administrative role," she said...
JazzFest set for Aug. 30 (08/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- An afternoon of music, food, and socializing is planned for the sixth annual FYCDP JazzFest, set for Aug. 30 at 605 Crown St. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. and entertainment runs from 2 to 7 p.m., with emcee Matthew Headley presiding over the day's events...
Washington St. project denied in Bainbridge (08/17/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- Town Council members got some bad news about the South Washington Street project from Town Clerk Jason Hartman during their meeting last week. Hartman received notification the grant application for reconstruction on S. Washington St. was denied. The Indiana Department of Transportation suggested the town make application to reclassify the street in order to score better during the application process...
Town to open recycling center (08/17/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- Town council members are looking into starting a recycling center, yard waste site and walking paths on a newly purchased piece of property. Town Clerk Jason Hartman told the group the town closed on the former Lanham property on the east edge of Bainbridge...
DPU set to welcome 750 new students (08/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University will welcome 750 new students -- one of the largest groups in its 172-year history, including a record 81 international undergraduates -- at its opening day Saturday. The day will begin with members of the entering class moving into their residence halls, assisted by their families and the DePauw faculty and staff. ...
United Way golf outing raises $5,000 (08/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Golfing for a good cause helped the United Way raise over $5,000 during their annual golf event held Aug. 7 at Old Hickory. With beautiful weather, plenty of prizes and teams determined to win, the event went off without a hitch. "It was a great day. I think everybody had fun," said United Way Executive Director David English. "I've had a number of people tell me this was the best golf scramble they have participated in all summer."...
Farmers' Market continues growth (08/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Downtown Farmers' Market filled Franklin Street on Saturday with a second consecutive record number of 22 farmers and artisans offering a variety of locally grown or made produce and goods. As the Indiana harvest reaches its peak, farmers' market shoppers are finding a diversity of fresh, local produce featuring sweet corn, tomatoes, green beans, peppers, beets, zucchini, cucumbers, basil and other vegetables and herbs. ...
Eagles edge out Clovers again (08/17/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Two strokes. That was all that stood between the Lady Clovers and victory. South Putnam edged Cloverdale, 205-207, for the third time in as many weeks. "We were only two strokes off and those two strokes were available," CHS coach Ken Williams said. "We had some players falling apart on us out there."...
'Pointers' reminisce about time on the hardcourt (08/17/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- For a few hours Saturday afternoon and evening, time turned back more than 40 years for the town of Bainbridge. Members of the 1965 -- 1969 varsity basketball teams that current Cloverdale High School basketball coaches Pat Rady and Jim Sharp taught, coached and inspired, their student managers, and the cheerleaders for the those teams, and members of the Bainbridge community met as a group for the first time in more than 40 years ago for a reunion to reminisce about what those experiences meant to everyone, both then and now.. ...
Cummins edges Kimmel in wild sprint feature (08/17/09)
PUTNAMVILLE -- There was no shortage of action on Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway as another thrilling night of racing took to the dirt oval in Putnamville. Steamy weather provided plenty of heat on a sunny August evening, but the sprint cars did their share as well...
James A. Miles (08/17/09)
James A. Miles, 86, of Greencastle, died on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. He was born on May 5, 1923 in Terre Haute to Frank and Louise Dickens Miles. Mr. Miles was a graduate of Greencastle High School, retired from Ford Motor Company in Chicago, and was a member of Bethel A.M. E. Church...
Larry William Wilkerson (08/17/09)
Larry William Wilkerson, 60, of Greencastle, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009 at IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis. Born May 7, 1949 in Marion County, he was the son of Bert and Mary Wilkerson of Indianapolis. He married Buffy Sue Wilkerson on Dec. 3, 1999, and she survives...
Earl Raymond "Shorty" Lowry (08/17/09)
Earl Raymond "Shorty" Lowry, 82, died Friday, Aug. 14, 2009. He was born May 7, 1927 to Orrin and Delana Catherine Selch Lowry. He was previously married to Sarah Buzzard and they had three children. Mr. Lowry worked as a punch press operator, then became a foreman at Link Belt Chain Division, retiring after 38 years. He was an avid Indy 500, NASCAR and Indianapolis Indians fan...
U.J. Caine (08/17/09)
U.J. Caine, 50, of Greensburg died Aug. 15, 2009 at his residence. He was born Jan. 31, 1959 in Shelbyville, the son of Turner "Tuck" Caine and Nattie DeBaun. He married Holly Walden on Feb. 6, 2006, and she survives. Mr. Caine was a small engine repair mechanic. He enjoyed fishing and taking care of his dogs...
Stanley Lewis Smith (08/17/09)
Stanley Lewis Smith, 56, of Quincy, died Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009 at his residence. He was born may 28, 1953, the son of Harold "Red" Smith and Maxine Casside Smith. Mr. Smith was the owner of The Leather Smith Shop in Quincy. Surviving are his parents Red and Maxine Smith of Quincy; four sons, Jesse L. ...
Jean C. Murray (08/17/09)
Jean C. Murray, 83, of The Crossings in Minoa, N.Y. died on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2009. Mrs. Murray was born in Russell, N.Y., the daughter of the late Raymond and Regina Coloton. She resided in Baldwinsville, N.Y. for 32 years. Survivors included a daughter, Martha Murray of Liverpool, N.Y.; two sons, David Murray and wife Susan of Greencastle and Patrick Murray of California; a brother, Mark Coloton and wife Adrianne of Port Charlotte, Fla.; four grandchildren, Bryan Murray and wife Stephanie of Indiana, Molly Yuska and husband David of Massachusetts, Kate Murray of California and Emily Scollo and husband Anthony of New York; and five great-grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Murray, Michael and Andrew Yuska and AJ Scollo.. ...
Tomato problems and the Master Gardener classes (08/17/09)
This year has been hard on tomato plants everywhere. Not only are small domestic gardeners having trouble; so are large commercial producers. It was confirmed last week that we have late blight on tomatoes in this state. This blight is worrisome because we are one of the nation's biggest producers of tomatoes. The Northeast United States has been dealing with this problem for years; however, this year late blight struck earlier than expected...
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