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Stories from Friday, September 11, 2009

Dean and Rove debate tonight (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Twenty-one individuals, including 13 DePauw University students, have been selected to ask questions of Howard Dean and Karl Rove during tonight's debate. The names were drawn Tuesday, the result of a lottery which was announced on Aug. 28...
Expelled GHS students to be allowed to earn credit online (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Students expelled from Greencastle High School will now have a chance to earn some of the credit they miss while out of school. The Greencastle Community School Board voted 4-1 Wednesday evening to accept a plan proposed by GHS principal Randy Corn to allow expelled students to earn two credits per semester online. The plan would also allow, at the principal's discretion, up to four credits each term...
The Gift of Life (09/11/09)
Cloverdale junior Codey Jacobson and senior Rocky Golden donate blood Thursday during a blood drive sponsored by the student council. The Indiana Blood Center, Terre Haute, was on hand to take blood donations from students and the public. Donating blood takes 30 to 40 minutes from sign up to finish. It only takes 10 minutes to draw the blood and save a life. These two were among 54 students who signed up for the drive.
Dillinger relatives to speak at event (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Family members of the infamous bank robber John Dillinger will be at Pioneer Days Friday and Saturday on the square. Mike Thompson, a nephew of Dillinger, will be at the Red Leaf Building Saturday giving two lectures -- at noon and 3 p.m. Following his lectures, there will be a question-and-answer session about Dillinger...
Bond modified for accused molester (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Despite a reduction in his bond, a Coatesville man accused of child molesting remained in the Putnam County Jail Thursday night. On Thursday, Putnam County Superior Court Judge Charles Bridges modified the bond for Robbie G. Stanton, 34, from $25,000 cash only to $20,000 with 10 percent allowed or $15,000 surety. A hearing on the motion for bond reduction was held Wednesday, and Bridges took the matter under advisement at that time...
DePauw students to provide reading tutoring at GHS (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw students will soon be helping Greencastle High School students who need tutoring with their reading. Ellen Ditmer of the Reading Improvement Center spoke to the Greencastle Community School Board Wednesday about the DePauw tutors coming in on a trial basis...
Putnam County Fair Board annual meeting slated for Sept. 28 (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Putnam County Fair and 4-H Club Association (Fair Board) is set for Sept. 28 in the Community Building at the Fairgrounds on North U.S. 231 in Greencastle. Everyone in the community is invited to attend the annual meeting...
Preservation demonstration workshop planned Oct. 3 (09/11/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana is offering a Preservation Demonstration Workshop for do-it-yourselfers on Oct. 3 at their organization in Terre Haute. The workshop will cover care and repair of historic wood windows, as well as masonry. Jack Patchin and Rhonda Deeg from Ol' House Experts in Madison will present the restoring and maintaining historic wood windows...
Mad as a Hornet (09/11/09)
Thomas Baxter discovered this hornet's nest outside of his house recently near Jones Road and Hospital Drive. It is a live nest. He plans to try to get it down in one piece this winter when the hive becomes inactive.
Clay County standoff ends peacefully (09/11/09)
BOWLING GREEN -- A dangerous situation ended peacefully for law enforcement officials Thursday afternoon. At approximately 12:10 p.m., officials arrested Matthew Alan Aubrey, 25, after he had allegedly barricaded himself in a home located near Bowling Green...
Tiger Cubs rout Cougars, 7-0 (09/11/09)
ROACHDALE -- When Daved Lilly took his Tiger Cubs to Roachdale to take on the North Putnam Cougars in a WCC soccer match, he didn't just want his team to win the match -- he never wanted them to let up. "This was kind of our Bogey tonight," Lilly said. ...
GHS falls short in three-way at Windy Hill (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle High School girls' golf team finished third in a three-way match with Northview and Crawfordsville. Greencastle finished with a 247, while Northview won with a 223 and Crawfordsville finished second with 224. Chelsea Samuels led the Lady Tiger Cubs and earned the medalist honors with her 50. ...
South Putnam defends home court against Eels (09/11/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam High School volleyball team picked up a big win at home Thursday night, knocking off the visiting Eminence Eels, 25-15, 25-22, 25-23. Ashley Wombles and Brooke Boejter led the team in kills with nine each while Katelyn Sibbitt had eight. Wombles also had five blocks...
Eagles place second in Clay City Invitational (09/11/09)
CLAY CITY -- The South Putnam High School cross country teams traveled to Clay City for the annual Eel Invitational. Both the boys' and girls' teams finished second in the invite. The boys' team finished with 57 points, while the girls team finished with 35...
Clovers just miss school record (09/11/09)
Clovers just miss school record CLOVERDALE -- Three strokes. That's all the separated the Lady Clovers from a victory over the Terra Haute South Thursday at the Clover Meadows. The Braves carded a 188 while the Clovers posted a combined 191. "We're not disappointed in the score, we would just like to beat Terra Haute South one of these days," CHS coach Ken Williams said...
Thomas D. Fitzpatrick (09/11/09)
Thomas D. Fitzpatrick, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009 at his residence. Born May 1, 1926 in Reynolds, Ill., he was the son of Thomas J. and Agnes K. Kelly Fitzpatrick. He married Jeanne Hinkle on Aug. 9, 1958, and she survives. Mr. Fitzpatrick was a Professor of Voice with DePauw University, retiring in 1991, having taught for 28 years. He had also served as Director of Opera/Musical Theatre and Chairman of the Voice Department...
Troy Brown (09/11/09)
Troy Brown, 38, of Pinckneyville, Ill., formerly of Westville Ill., died on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009 at his residence in Pinckneyville. He was born August 21, 1971 in Danville, Ill., the son of Wayne W. Brown and Sharon Michael-Elliott. He married Terri Kay Elliott on June 4, 1993 in Danville. She survives...
Myron E. McCammack (09/11/09)
Myron E. McCammack, 85, of Coatesville died on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 at Putnam County Hospital. He was born in Indianapolis on Nov. 18, 1923, the son of Oral V. and Clara Broadstreet McCammack. Mr. McCammack was a self-employed farmer in Putnam County and had co-owned Fineline Fabrics for 10 years. He was a former member of the Scottish Rite, Murat Shrine and Plainfield Masonic Lodge...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 11, 2009 (09/11/09)
Sheriff's Department Brandon Vaughn, 18, Coatesville, was traveling east on CR 200N near Fillmore at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, when a deer ran in front of his vehicle. Vaughn, who was driving a dealer-loaned 2004 Jeep Cherokee, swerved to miss the animal. He left the roadway, traveled approximately 200 yards in a ditch, struck a power pole and rolled several times before coming to a stop...
Let's get a march of dollars going on 9/11 (09/11/09)
To the Editor: FDR had the March of Dimes. Let us have the March of dollars in memory of 911 to benefit the Away Home Shelter and the Putnam County Humane Society. Send $1 every 911 to the Away Home Shelter at 309 E. Franklin Street, Greencastle 46135 or to the Humane Society of Putnam County, P.O. Box 444, Greencastle...
The impact of random acts of kindness (09/11/09)
To the Editor: How many of us are fortunate enough to experience random acts of kindness? Does the giver realize the impact their actions have on the recipient's life? These are questions I pondering today after experiencing a random act of kindness...
Thanks to a longtime public servant (09/11/09)
To the Editor: The Russellville Town Council and town of Russellville would like to thak Chester Leatherman for his years of service to the town in his positions as street superintendent and assistant water superintendent . For your many hours of work and caring about our town, Chester, we thank you...
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