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Stories from Monday, September 21, 2009

Fillmore FD hosts 50th barbecue (09/21/09)
FILLMORE -- Fifty years ago, the Fillmore Volunteer Fire Department needed a firehouse. To make it happen, a group of 11 firemen decided to have a fundraiser. "Everyone had a fish fry," said Curt Smith, "so, we had a barbecue." Smith, now 82 years old, is one of the original firemen who started what is today's largest barbecue in Indiana. ...
Spooky county tours coming in October (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE--History buffs prepare and haunt seekers beware, the Heritage Preservation Society is sponsoring two weekends of haunted historic cemetery tours and a Halloween midnight haunted tour of downtown Greencastle in October. On Oct. 16 and 17 and again on Oct. 30 and 31, bring your flashlights and join the tours of several Putnam County cemeteries. The first tour begins at 7 p.m. and a second one starts at 9 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday nights...
Homecoming Hopefuls (09/21/09)
Greencastle High School senior homecoming candidates get ready for a weeklong celebration. Pictured here are Emily Dean, Caitlin Fogle, Cheyanne Maddox and Ashley Smith. Xander Hazel, Jordan Hickam, Dakota Miller and Patrick Richardson. Sponsors are Leann Medsker, Head Advisor for Student Council and Kathy Jones, Assistant Advisor for Student Council.
First Awareness Alliance conference set for Oct. 27
 (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- When members of the Putnam County Chaplaincy began looking for conference partners to provide some type of community education, they called Putnam County United Way Director David English. "They were looking for some way to positively impact the community. One of my jobs with United Way is to bring people together to form partnerships. That is what the Awareness Alliance is all about," said English...
Hometown Dental opens in Greencastle (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Hometown Dental celebrated the opening of their practice with a ribbon cutting recently. Dr. Dennis Knuth moved to Greencastle with his wife Emily, a longtime resident of Putnam County. Knuth took over the practice that belonged to Dr. Jerry Travelstead who died unexpectedly two and a half years ago...
DPU students start up satire paper (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Two DePauw University students have recently created a new piece of reading material for their classmates -- The Boulder. It is a satire of campus and world news. Kristina McLane and Katherine Janowski, both sophomores, have just printed their first publication of the satire for the school year. So far, the girls have received good feedback...
South Putnam splits with Clovers in cross country meet (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- It was a split between the South Putnam and Cloverdale cross country team's Monday afternoon. South Putnam claimed the prize in the boys' competition 24-35, while Cloverdale did the same in the girls' race 25-30. In the boys race, it was neither Cloverdale or South Putnam who finished first. ...
County trio headed to regional (09/21/09)
BRAZIL -- Coming off a solid performance at the Putnam County golf match, South Putnam's Heather Hughes had her mind set on one thing --getting out of sectional. Mission accomplished. Hughes fired a 78, tying her best 18-hole score of the year, in the Northview golf sectional Saturday afternoon, earning her a trip to Martinsville for regional...
Cougars maul Hornets (09/21/09)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Cougars football team hosted the Class 4A Gary Wallace Hornets in a rare Saturday afternoon game. The Cougars did not know exactly what they would encounter from the Hornets, as this was the first time in the schools' histories that their teams had played against each other in any sport...
Tiger Cubs blank Sullivan (09/21/09)
SULLIVAN -- The Greencastle boys' soccer team shut out the Sullivan Golden Arrows 4-0 Saturday. Scoring for GHS was Josh Bonebrake with two goals and Nate Jones and Spencer Moore adding a goal each. The Tiger Cubs attacked the goal on the night, outshooting the Golden Arrows 14-2 in the first half. Even though Greencastle picked up the win, GHS head coach Dave Lilly noted it wasn't easy getting the ball through the defense...
GHS runners competes at Bloomington Invite (09/21/09)
BLOOMINGTON -- The Greencastle girls' cross country team competed at the Bloomington North Invitational Saturday. The Tiger Cubs won the freshman and sophomore division, while they fielded an incomplete team in the junior and senior division. In the freshman and sophomore division, Colleen Weatherford finished second with a time of 21:17, while Kayla Cash followed in third with a time of 22:02 and Emily Gill in fourth in a time of 22:06. ...
DePauw falls in home opener (09/21/09)
GREENCASTLE -- It took three and a half quarters for the DPU Tigers football team to display the offensive prowess they displayed in week one. But it was too little too late, as DePauw fell to Centre 34-24 Saturday. DePauw struggled over the course and wasn't able to get into a rhythm until after starting quarterback Spud Dick was knocked out of the game early in the fourth quarter...
Marguerite C. Gough (09/21/09)
Marguerite C. Gough, 65, of North Vernon, died along with her husband on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at their residence. Born Sept. 4, 1944 in Manhattan, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late William and Lena Fella Hrabar. She later married Gregg Gough in New York...
Gregg A. Gough (09/21/09)
Gregg A. Gough, 69, of North Vernon, died along with his wife on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at their residence. He was born Nov. 18, 1939 in Putnam County, the son of the late John W. and Mona M. Hobbs Gough. He later married Margurite C. Hraber. Mr. Gough studied at the University of Connecticut and DePauw University, where he received the President's Music Scholarship. He received the John Phillips Sousa Band Award in high school...
Jerry R. Hilburn (09/21/09)
Jerry Ray Hilburn, 59, of Bainbridge passed away Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in Lafayette after a motorcycle accident. Born August 14, 1950 in Greencastle, he was the son of Joy Leroy and Ethel Adaline Close Hilburn. He was a 1969 graduate of Greencastle High School. He married Karen Giltz on Aug. 28, 1971 and she preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 2004...
Luke Stephenson Liveoak (09/21/09)
Luke Stephenson Liveoak, whose life had brought Glory to God, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at the age of 11 at the Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born April 15, 1998 in Ocala, Fla., the son of Stephen J. and Karen S. Ellison Liveoak...
Elmer Loudermilk (09/21/09)
Elmer Loudermilk, 87, of Clayton, formally of Greencastle, died Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009 at the Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Arrangements are pending at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home.
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 21, 2009 (09/21/09)
Putnam County Jail Joni Wood, 20, address unknown, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 12:39 p.m. Thursday for trafficking with an inmate. James Short, 54, Indianapolis, was booked at 3 p.m. Thursday for petition to revoke probation. Howard Jines, 44, Indianapolis, was booked at 7:24 p.m. Thursday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, refusal to submit to a chemical test and public intoxication...
Now is time to register for Dining with Diabetes (09/21/09)
The fall series of Dining with Diabetes, a four week cooking class for people with diabetes, is once again being offered jointly by the Purdue Extension Service and the Putnam County Hospital. The class which is limited to 14 participants will be offered from 3-5 p.m. on four Thursdays in October, beginning on October 1st...
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