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Stories from Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Man injured during Tuesday night standoff identified (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man was injured Tuesday night when he fell, causing a firearm he was carrying to discharge. Andrew Fenwick, 20, was riding with Putnam County Sheriff's Department officers when they were called to a domestic disturbance. Fenwick apparently tried to climb down a creek embankment and slipped while the situation was underway...
One wounded in standoff (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- One man sustained a gunshot wound in a Tuesday night standoff southeast of the city. Officers responded to the scene at county roads 300S and 500E some time before 8 p.m. An unidentified suspect had apparently barricaded himself inside his home. It was unclear if the situation involved any hostages...
8th graders get dose of real world (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- More than 550 eighth-grade students faced the reality of adulthood for a few hours Monday during the Reality Experience. "We hope it inspires (students) to become what they hope to be in the future," said Troy Greenlee with Greencastle Middle School...
City to pave Barnaby Mill Road (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The City of Greencastle will soon have the opportunity to finish a project it started almost three years ago. The Common Council approved a resolution Tuesday evening for $70,000 from the cumulative capital development fund to be used to pave Barnaby Mill Road on the city's west side...
Demolition of buildings delayed (10/14/09)
CLOVERDALE -- The town has been diligently trying to clean up some unsightly properties for quite some time. It took another step forward during Tuesday night's regular town council meeting. Council members reviewed demolition procedures used by the City of Greencastle to use as a template for its town. Town attorney Alan Yackey agreed to revise the procedures to meet Cloverdale's needs and the council will vote on it at its November meeting...
Basement Fire (10/14/09)
The Greencastle Fire Department was dispatched to 312 N. Madison St. at 11:31 a.m. Tuesday for a structure fire, which started in the basement. There was minimal damage to the structure with mostly contents of the basement being lost. No one was home at the time. A cause has not yet been determined and is under investigation by the Greencastle Police Department and GFD. Crews were back in service at 1:24 p.m.
It's deer season in the city (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- It's deer season. Whether or not you knew that, or even care, you should consider that this is the time of the year when -- as the weather changes, hunters are chasing whitetail and deer are mating -- your chances of hitting one of these animals increases considerably...
Ready for Flu Season (10/14/09)
Pat Crossley, a flu nurse with Visiting Nurses Association in Indianapolis, administers a flu shot to Ivy Trace resident Mildred Reed. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends a yearly seasonal flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal influenza. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three seasonal viruses that research suggests will be most common. Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of serious flu complications, including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older.
Harry Brown Speaks Monday in Greencastle
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GREENCASTLE -- Well-known speaker and Assistant Dean of Students at Purdue University Harry Brown will be in Greencastle on Monday to present a workshop titled "Stages and Phases of Board Development." This workshop is a part of the Putnam County Community Foundation's Non-Profit Learning Series, which is geared toward community members who staff or volunteer with non-profit organizations, churches and units of government and who wish to build capacity in areas of fundraising, governance, marketing and more.. ...
Greencastle teams advance to regional (10/14/09)
GREENCASTLE -- With a time of 20:15, Greencastle High School freshman Colleen Weatherford broke her own cross country record Tuesday night by 35 seconds. Weatherford's sixth place and Kayla Cash's 12th place finish propelled the Tiger Cubs to fourth place during Tuesday night's cross country sectional meet at South Putnam High School. The boys' team, led by Ryan Stevens' 12th place finish, also ended up in fourth place...
Tiger Cubs rally, fall in Terre Haute sectional (10/14/09)
TERRE HAUTE -- They came as a team and they departed the pitch at Terre Haute South as a team. That was a goal the GHS girls' soccer squad carried throughout the season, and despite falling to the Braves 2-1 Tuesday, they ended their season just the way they began -- as a team...
Cougars fall in the final minutes of sectional opener (10/14/09)
AVON -- For over 77 minutes the North Putnam girls' soccer team held off the Danville Warriors. In that time, Dakota Malayer threw herself in front of everything the Warriors kicked at her. But not all fairy tales have a happy ending. With 2:17 left, Danville's Emily Wolf lined up in front Malayer and slipped one by the senior keeper for the 1-0 victory...
Eagles fall to Cascade in three sets (10/14/09)
The South Putnam volleyball team fell to Cascade in three sets Tuesday, falling 25-8, 25-11 and 25-12. Brooke Boetjer had five kills and two blocks, with Ashley Wombles adding three blocks and four points. Katelyn Sibbitt had nine digs, while Rachel Egold added seven digs and Emily Dabkowski recorded seven assists in the loss...
Elizabeth Joyce Jones (10/14/09)
Elizabeth Joyce Jones, 68, of Roachdale, known by her friends as Joyce, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at the Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born April 23, 1941 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of John and Carmella Lena-Teresa Lamendola Parsons. She married Bobby A. Jones, and he survives...
Mary Katherine "Kitty" Beck (10/14/09)
Mary Katherine "Kitty" Beck, 81, of Magazine, Ark. died Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009. She was born in Greencastle to Charles Ernest and Hazel Marie Steele Foster. Mrs. Beck worked as a secretary, bookkeeper and cashier. She was a member of the Magazine First Baptist Church, Beta Sigma Phi, Blue Mountain E.H. Club and the Magazine Garden Club...
Willie Lee "Wild Bill" Miller (10/14/09)
Willie Lee "Wild Bill" Miller, 66, of Greencastle died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2009 at his residence. Born March 5, 1943 in Putnam County, he was the son of James Lee and Alpha Smiley Miller. Mr. Miller was a supervisor at the Putnamville Correctional Facility, retiring in 2004. He was also a bartender at Moore's Bar and Grill for 23 years...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 14, 2009 (10/14/09)
Putnam County Jail Keith Shepherd, 32, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 3:14 p.m. Saturday for battery. Melinda Wallace, 23, Gosport, was booked at 1:01 a.m. Sunday for operating while intoxicated and operating while suspended...
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