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Stories from Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Commissioners meet at Putnam County Museum (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Commissioners opted for a change of pace and held their bi-monthly meeting at the Putnam County Museum Monday morning. "We're very happy to have you here," Judge Diana LaViolette told commissioners. "We want to showcase this very important part of Putnam County."...
Inmates charged in prison disturbance (10/07/09)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Eight men previously incarcerated at the Putnamville Correctional Facility were officially charged Tuesday for their roles in an Aug. 22 disturbance at the prison. Charged were: An affidavit of probable cause prepared by Indian State Police Detective Brian Maudlin said Clephane, Lamb, Ping, Field, Patrick, Blackwell, Barnett and Amburgey were involved in an incident at the prison in which surveillance cameras were covered up and three on-duty corrections officers were attacked in an ensuing melee.. ...
Donations matched for new GHS band endowment (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Marjorie Secrest, a mother of five, including a set of quadruplets, decided to take action when she learned about the lack of musical offerings available to students attending Greencastle High School. With support from GHS Principal Randy Corn and Superintendent Bob Green, Secrest established the Greencastle High School Band Endowment, administered by the Putnam County Community Foundation...
Bartlett Center receives top design award (10/07/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Four Indianapolis architecture firms received awards and recognition for their designs at the recent American Institute of Architects (AIA) Design Awards. CSO Architects received an Honor Award for the Bartlett Reflection Center on the campus of DePauw University in Greencastle, BSA LifeStructures won a Merit Award for an addition and renovation of Second Presbyterian Church, RATIO Architects received a Citation Award for Indianapolis International Airport Operations Center, and Axis Architecture + Interiors received a Citation Award for the design of an Indianapolis downtown home.. ...
PCYDC gets donation (10/07/09)
Committee members for the inaugural Family Movie Night at the Park recently presented a check for $1,147.66 to the Putnam County Youth Development Commission. Pictured from left are committee members John York and David English, PCYDC President Bobby Hopper and committee member Josh Richardson. The proceeds from this event will be used to purchase school supplies for children in all Putnam County schools. Committee members not pictured are Samantha Richardson, Linda Merkel and David Zeiner.
Dixie Chopper president's trip illustrates commitment to 2010 (10/07/09)
Certainly it is no stretch of the imagination to suggest Dixie Chopper President Gary A. Morgan has gone out of his way to excite and reinvigorate the more than 500 dealers who sell and service Dixie Chopper lawn mowers. In fact, Morgan went way, way out of his way recently, spending five weeks on the road in a unique "grass routes" effort designed to demonstrate Dixie Chopper's commitment to a successful 2010...
DePauw celebrates reading freedom (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University did its part for National Banned Books Week, which ran Sept. 26-Oct. 3, by hosting a Banned Books Read-Out at the Roy O. West Library on Oct. 1. During the event, faculty members, librarians, and community members read passages of favorite banned or challenged books...
Submissions sought for Putnam magazine (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Back by popular demand, the Putnam County Public Library is publishing the second Putnam County Literary Magazine. This publication is open to all residents of Putnam County, regardless of age. Submissions should be no more than 250 words. All styles of writing are encouraged, including poetry, short stories, journal entries and interviews. Submissions for this magazine are not limited in subject matter, but should be appropriate for all ages to view...
Together Again (10/07/09)
On Sept. 11, seven women from Greencastle High School's class of 1966 gathered for a mini-reunion in Portland, Ore. The women, who reunite every other year, stayed at the home of Missy (Lambert) Stewart and enjoyed a weekend of sightseeing and reminiscing. Pictured from left are Janice (Barrett) Vanek of Chicago; Stewart; Cindy (Greve) Covert from Indianapolis; Linda (Hill) Williamson from Greencastle; Carol (Nichols) Childs from Newport News, Va.; Susie (Hickman) Sutherlin from Austin, Texas; and Jean Collins from Townsville, Australia.
Sentencing set for Norlin (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Cloverdale man charged with six crimes will be sentenced Oct. 22 in Putnam County Circuit Court. William E. Norlin, 54, is charged with two counts of Class C felony child molesting, Class C felony sexual misconduct with a minor and Class D felonies performing sexual misconduct in the presence of a minor, child seduction and sexual battery...
Kiwanis Milestones (10/07/09)
The Kiwanis Club of Greencastle recently recognized several members with awards.
Greencastle runners dominate County Meet (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Not even the rain and mud could slow them down. The Greencastle High School boys' cross country team finished first through fourth Tuesday night, capturing the 2009 Putnam County cross country championship. "This was a good day for us," GHS coach Mike Schimpf said. "I was a little concerned since the guys have had nearly two and half weeks off without a meet, so were not the sharpest we could be but we still ran well."...
Weatherford, Lady Tiger Cubs take county (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE --Her last name is iconic, her times are unmistakable and Tuesday night, on the rain-soaked cross country course at South Putnam High School, Colleen Weatherford proved that she is the fastest female runner in the county. Weatherford won the meet with a blazing time of 21:25, 1:13 faster than the one runner everyone thought would challenge her -- Amilia Nally of Cloverdale, who finished fifth...
Area junior high runners compete for county crown (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Middle School cross country teams took part in the annual Putnam County Meet Tuesday at South Putnam High School with Greencastle winning both the boys' and girls' meets. In the boys' race, Greencastle scored 37 points for the win with South Putnam coming in second with 39 and Cloverdale placing third with 66. North Putnam finished fourth with 83 points...
Greencastle edges Mustangs 3-2 (10/07/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle girls' soccer team held on for a 3-2 win over visiting Edgewood Monday. The Tiger Cubs utilized a balanced attack in the first half to score two goals and take control. Head coach Scott Weltz acknowledged that spacing had been an issue, but on Monday the team performed it to perfection...
Tiger Cubs record ninth shutout of the season (10/07/09)
SPENCER -- The Greencastle boys' varsity soccer team traveled to Spencer Monday and concluded their regular season schedule with yet another shut out victory. The Tiger Cubs defeated Owen Valley 6-0. Greencastle went ahead early when sophomore Brandon Query scored with 36:22 to go in the opening half. Freshman Evan Smith added his first goal of the season at 25:39 and senior David Cath scored with 12:48 remaining to round out the first half scoring for the Tiger Cubs...
North Putnam downed in four games by Mustangs (10/07/09)
The North Putnam volleyball came up short against Fountain Central Monday in four sets, 25-21, 25-21, 17-25 and 25-21. Helping lead the way for the Cougars was Megan Robinson with six kills and eight blocks, with Mackensy Asbell adding six blocks and one solo. Carlye McGaughey chipped in two aces and six kills, with Megan Gray adding 10 assists and Danielle Harbison adding five assists...
Eagles, Cougars come up short Monday (10/07/09)
The South Putnam volleyball team fell to Rockville Monday in three sets. The Eagles lost 30-28, 26-24 and 25-19. Rachel Egold led the team with 12 points, while Katelyn Sibbitt led the team with 12 digs and seven points. Ashley Wombles recorded seven kills and eight blocks, with Brooke Boetjer adding eight kills...
Barbara "Barb" Mugg (10/07/09)
Barbara "Barb" Mugg, 75, of Fairview, Mont. died on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009 at the Sidney Health Center, after a long and courageous battle with Ovarian Cancer. She was born on April 21, 1934, the daughter of Alfred and Mary Herbert Stattner in Cloverdale. ...
Erna Marie Stewart (10/07/09)
Erna Marie Stewart, 80, of Roachdale died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 at Hendricks Regional Health. She was born May 25, 1929 in Shoals, the daughter of the late Reid Lane and Agnes A. Lents Lane. She married Malcolm Stewart on April 14, 1950. He survives...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 7, 2009 (10/07/09)
Greencastle Police Department Gina Ballenger, 22, Cloverdale, was traveling west on E. Liberty St., the wrong way on a one-way street, when she pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Francesca L. Shipsey, 17, of West Lafayette. The accident occurred at 12:23 p.m. Saturday at N. Vine and E. Liberty streets...
What health insurance would you be proud of? (10/07/09)
To the Editor: What kind of health insurance system would you be proud of as an American? Would you be proud of a system that leaves millions of Americans without any health insurance, that allows Americans to lose their ability to get health insurance when they lose their job, that is increasing in cost at a rate that is far above inflation?...
Willie Ride 2009 a success (10/07/09)
To the Editor: Willie Ride 3 2009 was a success. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Mitchell family would like to thank the Gold Club and Marks Whole Hog BBQ. There were 39 riders registered and $900 was raised for CF Research. Special thanks and appreciation go out to Dave Sutherlin, Mary Bartley and all that attended. Local CF families' anticipate making a CF bike ride an annual event...
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