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Stories from Friday, September 18, 2009

Son remembers Albright as 'big as life' (09/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Bobby Albright's son Mark remembers his late father as "gregarious." "He was as big as life a character as I'd ever met," Mark said with a smile in his voice. Bobby Albright, a former Putnam County sheriff and councilman and Greencastle mayor and councilman, died Wednesday. He was 83...
NP board votes down extracurricular hires (09/18/09)
BAINBRIDGE -- North Putnam school board members got an update on the recycling program at Bainbridge Elementary School, approved memorandums of understanding for the North Putnam Classroom Teachers' Association Professional contracts and voted down approval for 25 extra curricular staff hires...
A Pumpkin Tree? (09/18/09)
This nearly 30-pound pumpkin has grown from a tree in the backyard of Tami Eldridge, Roachdale. A cargo net is currently supporting the pumpkin to keep it from snapping the tree branch. The pumpkin should reach 200 pounds before it is done growing. Several smaller pumpkins have also begun to grow from the same tree.
Beekeeper raising money for grand champion Heavin (09/18/09)
LADOGA -- Bob Congleton of Ladoga is a beekeeper. So is Putnam County resident Tyler Heavin who was named grand champion of honey at this year's state fair. Congleton is raising funds for Heavin because of his concern for a policy change at the State Fair this year that prevented Heavin's prize-winning honey from being raffled...
Senior Health Fair offers more than flu shots (09/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Ham and beans, chili, senior information, bingo, live entertainment and flu shots will all be available at the annual Putnam County Health Fair set for Sept. 29. The event will take place at the Putnam County Fairgrounds Community Building from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Local dancers hope to launch club (09/18/09)
GREENCASTLE -- When Tim and Viki Tillotson want to go ballroom dancing, they have to drive all the way to Indianapolis to do it. The Greencastle couple is hoping that enough local enthusiasts want to dance that they will be able to get a club together...
Local scouts participate in ceremony (09/18/09)
The Indianapolis Colts kicked off their 2009 season on Sept. 13 with a flag ceremony carried out by 150 Boy Scouts from central Indiana's Crossroads of America Council that included five scouts and two scout leaders from Putnam County. Local participants included Greg Williams, Isaac Harms, Nicholas Cupp, Trevar Ladd, Jacob Williams, Jacob Monnett and Douglas Harms...
Clovers set course record, win County (09/18/09)
CLOVERDALE -- In the game of golf it's all about peaking at the right time. It seems the Cloverdale Clovers are doing it at just the right time. Coming off a record-setting performance Wednesday, the Clovers set another score record at the Putnam County match and in the process eclipsed the course record as well...
Vikings overpower Cougars (09/18/09)
By DAN SHELTON Sports Writer ROACHDALE -- When Andrew Nunez' header in the cross from Kyler Badten for goal within the first nine minutes of the Cougars soccer match with West Vigo, it looked like the North Putnam was going to handle the Vikings with ease -- but nothing is ever as it seems...
Cadets fend off Cougars (09/18/09)
CLAYTON -- The North Putnam High School volleyball team fell to Cascade 3-0, 25-14, 25-12, 25-8 Thursday night. "We played well at the beginning of the match, and once we began pointing fingers and blaming our teammates for balls that hit the floor we fell apart," NPHS Coach Jill Schreiber said...
GHS falls in three (09/18/09)
WEST TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle High School volleyball team lost to the host Vikings 3-0, 25-22, 25-20, 25-8. "We are over half way through our season and we are still trying ot find a good combination," GHS Coach Trish Lowe said. "We must become consitent and have a more hard nosed attitude."...
Late goal downs Tiger Cubs (09/18/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Greencastle boys' soccer team lost its first game of the season Thursday night to the host Covenant Christian Warriors. The Tiger Cubs came out strong and dominated play in the first half. Brandon Query scored early when he blasted a shot past Warriors keeper Nolan Shaffer with 32:21 to play in the half. The assist came courtesy of Spencer Moore, who delivered a nice centering pass to break Query free...
James R. Priest (09/18/09)
James R. Priest, 85, died July 17 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, Colo. He was born in Fincastle to Gilbert Mark and Edna Trail Priest, both deceased. Mr. Priest was retired from Mineweld Company of Indiana and was a member of Russellville Masonic Lodge and Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis. He served our country in the 9th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Force during World War II...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 18, 2009 (09/18/09)
Putnam County Sheriff's Department William Hargis of Ladoga was traveling north on CR 1010E near Belle Union at 2:30 a.m. Saturday, when he missed a 90-degree curve, causing his vehicle to leave the roadway, go airborne and land in a bean field...
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