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Stories from Thursday, September 17, 2009

Church knows meaning of community (09/17/09)
BEECH GROVE -- From the church's very beginning, Beech Grove United Methodist Church members understood the importance of sharing. When the Rev. James Smith began holding services in the Pierce schoolhouse in 1860, there were nine charter members. One of those members, John Carmichael, deeded over a lot to build a church in 1877...
Greencastle man arrested for child molesting (09/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Wednesday with three counts of child molesting -- two Class A counts and one Class C count. Judge Pro-Tem Trudy Selvia set bond for Billy Webster, 35, at $100,000 cash only and assigned public defender Melinda Jackman-Hanlin to Webster's case. Webster entered preliminary not guilty pleas, and a pretrial conference has been set for Nov. 5...
Town mulls water agreement (09/17/09)
RUSSELLVILLE -- Town council president Don Reddish presented a proposal from Reelsville Water Authority to lease the town's water and tank. "This is just a proposal," Reddish stated during the Wednesday night council meeting. The current proposal states the water company would pay $800 per month to Russellville, assume all responsibility of the utility department and bill payments. However, Mike Varvel would keep his position of water superintendent should the proposal be accepted...
Haunts exhibit set to open soon (09/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Museum spookily presents the opening of its fall exhibit, "Haunts, Folklore and Urban Legends of the County." The display includes artifacts and information on Pearl Bryan, Locust Hill/O'Hair House, the haunted DePauw book, Poems of Osian, as well as displays by Sasquatch Bigfoot Research Unit and Hoosier State Paranormal...
Railroad Society convention coming soon (09/17/09)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Monon Railroad Historical-Technical Society will hold its annual meeting and convention September 25 through 27 at the Crawfordsville Quality Inn at 2500 N. Lafayette Rd., Crawfordsville. This convention includes a railroad model show on Friday night at the Monon Society headquarters in Linden; a bus tour of the former Monon (now CSX) from Crawfordsville to Lafayette; a banquet with a speaker Saturday night displays; and a swap meet and workshops on Sunday...
Group raises more than $700 for military phone cards (09/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County medical personnel helped raise over $700 to purchase phone cards for military personnel during a free fish fry Wednesday at Hickory Creek at Sunset. The event was sponsored by HCS, along with the Putnam County Hospital and the Putnam County Red Cross, with money going to the Family Readiness Group of the Indiana National Guard...
Moose lodge donates ... moose (09/17/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Children in crisis situations will have a new comfort measure thanks to the Greencastle Moose Lodge and Women of the Moose. The group recently donated the stuffed animals to public safety agencies to be used to help comfort children who are in distress...
County Champions (09/17/09)
Tiger Cubs fall to Braves (09/17/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle volleyball team lost in three sets to Terre Haute South Wednesday. The Tiger Cubs lost 25-9, 25-9 and 25-10. Chelsea Samuels recorded 18 digs, three blocks and two kills, with Jordyn Lewis adding 14 digs and one ace. Hanna Cochran had eight digs, four blocks, one kill and one ace and Rayleigh Amis had seven digs, one kill and one block...
Cougars fall in three sets (09/17/09)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam volleyball team came up short against Crawfordsville Tuesday. The Cougars lost 25-15, 25-9 and 25-19. Carlye McGaughey recorded eight digs and four kills, while Paxton Stephenson added seven digs and one stuff block. Leeanne Davis had 10 digs, with Megan Robinson adding three stuff blocks and Megan Gray with five assists...
Tracy Menzel one of nine Woman of the Year nominees (09/17/09)
GAMBIER, Ohio -- From an original pool of 132 nominees, recent Kenyon College graduate, and Greencastle High School grad, Tracy Menzel emerged Wednesday as a finalist in voting for the NCAA's prestigious Woman of the Year award. She is one of just nine remaining nominees and one of just three from all NCAA Division III institutions...
The Grates win hearts with latest release (09/17/09)
As the end of my third decade closes in, all to often, pop music makes me feel old. I just don't get it and the energy of it seems foreign. Not so with Teeth Lost, Hearts Won, the latest release from Australian trio The Grates. With layer upon layer of sound, mixed with the energetic vocals of front woman Patience, this album can make the most jaded listener sing along and dance around...
Bobby G. Albright (09/17/09)
Bobby G. Albright, former Putnam County sheriff and mayor of Greencastle, passed away Wednesday morning, Sept. 16, 2009, at the Putnam County Hospital. The oldest son of Roy and Jeanetta (Lee) Albright, he was born in Clay County on Dec. 6, 1925. Raised in Limedale, a 1944 graduate of Greencastle High School, he joined the U.S. Navy in 1944 serving in the South Pacific and on Guam...
Mary L. Mull (09/17/09)
Mary L. Mull, 78, of Indianapolis, formerly of Cloverdale, died on Monday, Sept. 14, 2009 in Indianapolis. She was born on Nov. 22, 1930 in Cloverdale and was the daughter of the late George Otho and Lora Dee Quinnette Cummings. She was a retired clerical worker for American States Insurance Company, Indianapolis, and a member of the Women of the Moose #17, Indianapolis...
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