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Stories from Friday, August 21, 2009

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile (08/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Mosquitoes collected in Greencastle and sent to the Indiana State Department of Health Entomology Laboratory in Indianapolis have tested positive for West Nile virus. Doug Ehmen, public health coordinator and environmental health specialist for the Putnam County Health Department, said the mosquitoes sent in for testing were collected from an area near the Greencastle sewer plant...
History of the Buzz Bomb retold (08/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- One of the most unusual war memorials in the country is located on the southwest corner of the Putnam County Courthouse. It is a WW II German Buzz Bomb. The story of how it came to Putnam County is almost as interesting as having a German bomb as a tribute to the many Putnam County residents who died in the war...
New system brings 'Harmony' to NP schools (08/21/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam school board members got a quick look at the corporation's new student data system at Thursday's meeting. Parents enrolling their students already got to experience the new computer system called Harmony. "Parents can enlist their students by grade or birth date," said Assistant to the Superintendent Kevin Emsweller. "They can access information about their student almost as fast as it is entered."...
Health board discusses H1N1 preparedness (08/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Currently there are efforts at the federal, state and local levels concentrating on the preparation for the fall flu season and the H1N1 threat. The Board of Health discussed the situation during its Thursday night meeting. Presently, development and testing of a vaccine for the H1N1 flu virus is underway. It is hoped the first doses of the vaccine will be available by mid-October...
Local teen releases first novel (08/21/09)
CLOVERDALE -- "The Keepers of Elenath" is a newly released fantasy novel by local author Amanda Bradburn. In her book, good battles evil, the hopeless regain hope and the imprisoned are released as war sweeps over the land. Bradburn's descriptive narrative of knights and dragons, of good and evil, makes it a compelling read...
Triumphs and trials in three-way meet at Windy Hill Thursday (08/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Thursday's golf match at Windy Hill was a mixture of good and bad. Chelsea Samuels shot a personal best 43, for the course, while South Putnam's Heather Hughes' game continued to struggle. Hughes carded a 47 Thursday and a 43 on Monday at Cloverdale...
Brotherton nets four in Greencastle win (08/21/09)
ROACHDALE -- Powered by four goals from junior Whitney Brotherton, Greencastle dispatched North Putnam 6-1 in girls' soccer Thursday evening. After dropping their season opener against Tri-West earlier in the week, Greencastle juggled some players, hoping to find the right combination. On Thursday, it seemed they moved in that direction...
National Champs (08/21/09)
South Putnam falls to Clay City (08/21/09)
CLAY CITY -- The final outcome wasn't what the South Putnam Eagles were hoping for on the road at Clay City on Thursday evening, but some valuable lessons were learned by the Eagles and coach Lindsey Blackman. The Eagles dropped the first two sets of the match 25-15, 25-20 and could have easily gone through the motions in the third set. However, the Eagles led for most of the set and battled the Eels tooth-and-nail before Clay City scratched out the deciding game, 34-32...
Clovers handed loss by Cascade (08/21/09)
CLAYTON -- The Cloverdale High School volleyball team dropped a three set match, 25-19, 25-16, 25-14 to Cascade Thursday night. Kimber Laxton had 18 digs, while Paige Gruener and Dalina Pina had eight digs each. Kaileigh Sparks and Breegan Anderson combined for 12 assists...
Tiger Cubs blank Lebanon 1-0 (08/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- In boys' varsity soccer action, the host Greencastle Tigers Cubs defeated visiting Lebanon 1-0. Play was very even throughout the first half, with Greencastle holding a slight advantage in possession. Both teams recorded six shots on goal in the first half, but Greencastle's Kyle Parker had to step up big on a couple of key saves to keep the match scoreless at the break...
D. June Harbison (08/21/09)
D. June Harbison passed away Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009. She was born to Clarence and Goldie Clouse Humphrey. She married Ivan C. Harbison on Aug. 1, 1935. Serving as a 4-H leader in Clinton Township, Mrs. Harbison taught 4-H'ers to sew. She loved to crochet and knit, crocheting names for many, and enjoyed making and painting her own lampshades, etching aluminum trays, and making wall decorations from tin cans. ...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 21, 2009 (08/21/09)
Putnam County Jail Richard Brickert, 51, Coatesville, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 12:32 a.m. Thursday for public intoxication, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating per se. Greencastle Fire Department Crews were dispatched to Lonestar Road near Buzzi Unicem at 9:15 p.m. Wednesday for a fallen tree in the road due to the storm. They were back in service at 10:02 p.m...
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