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Stories from Thursday, October 15, 2009

South Putnam officials accused of discrimination (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A former varsity baseball coach and social studies teacher has filed a charge of discrimination against the South Putnam School Corp. Harold Campbell alleges his "constructive discharge and other harassment he endured are based on his race," a complaint filed Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission stated...
Former church secretary to enter change of plea (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A former Greencastle church secretary charged with 12 felony counts related to thefts from the church will be in court Oct. 29 to enter a change of plea. Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick, 37, of Greencastle was arrested Aug. 11 after discrepancies surfaced during an audit of the books at Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. ...
Schools preparing for H1N1 cases (10/15/09)
Putnam County schools are preparing and putting policies in place for possible outbreaks of the H1N1 flu virus. Heather Williams, whose 12-year-old son attends Greencastle Middle School, had concerns when she heard rumors that several students in the Greencastle Community Schools district -- which includes Greencastle High and Middle schools, Ridpath and Deer Meadow elementary schools Tzouanakis Intermediate School -- had come down with H1N1...
Hoosier State Paranormal investigates East College (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Mysterious doings were happening in the East College building at DePauw University Tuesday evening as members of Hoosier State Paranormal investigated one of the oldest structures on the campus. Located at the center of campus, East College is a symbol of the University's tradition of excellence and learning...
Greencastle Community Schools to focus on writing (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Community School Board reviewed the results of the spring's ISTEP+ testing at Wednesday night's regular meeting. After several years of fall testing, the tests moved back to spring this year. There has also been a major retooling of the tests, so the results are difficult to compare to previous years...
Friends of Library hosts appraisal road show (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Ever wonder if any of the junk in the attic is actually a valuable treasure? Coatesville resident Vern Jones owns some very old guns and a Nazi banner brought to America from Germany by his great-grandfather following World War II. While these are sentimental items, Jones wanted to know how much money they were worth...
Oct. 19-25 Proclaimed IEHA Week (10/15/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Indiana Extension Homemakers Association Week is being celebrated in Putnam County from Oct. 19 to 25. For 90 years, this statewide organization has been actively engaged in promoting the strengthening of families through continuing education, leadership development and volunteer community support...
Cougars fall to Wildcats on senior night (10/15/09)
ROACHDALE -- They were doing it. For the first time in a long time, the North Putnam High School volleyball team was actually working as a team. The Cougars had battled back after losing the first set, 25-21, and won the next two sets, 25-23 and 27-25. They even pulled off an eight-point rally towards the end of the second set for the win...
After the Storm ... the healing begins (10/15/09)
It was the natural impulse to help when people witnessed the images of destruction that Hurricane Katrina wreaked on New Orleans come cascading over the airwaves. Flashforward two years and there are areas still decimated by the destruction, with help being slow to come and in some cases seemingly not coming at all...
Tad Robinson Band to perform Saturday (10/15/09)
DANVILLE -- Greencastle-based soul/blues singer and two-time W.C. Handy Award Nominee Tad Robinson will be onstage in Danville Saturday night. The Tad Robinson Band will be peforming at 8 p.m. at the Royal Theater, 59 S. Washington St. in Danville. Doors open at 7 p.m...
Melodrama is blast from past (10/15/09)
ROCKVILLE -- One of the Covered Bridge Festival's most enduring attractions, the Parke Player's annual Melodrama, has been entertaining locals, festival guests and theater lovers since 1971. Through the years, the Melodrama has become a celebrated annual event in its own right, drawing dedicated fans from across the region. "We have our own groupies," said director Liz Woods. "Some of them know the lines better than the actors do."...
John Kirby Brown (10/15/09)
John Kirby Brown, 76, of Reelsville, died Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 at Meadows Manor East in Terre Haute. He was born May 26, 1933 in Clay County, as the son of Floyd Otis and Susan Elizabeth Smith Brown. He attended Brazil High School. Mr. Brown served in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1956. He had been employed as a truck driver at Schwerman Trucking...
Dr. Harold F. Burdette M.D. (10/15/09)
Dr. Harold F. Burdette M.D., 92, died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009 after a brief illness. He was born on a farm in Putnam County and attended a one-room school. Being a good student, he earned a scholarship to attend Indiana University. After graduation in 1939, he went on to the I.U. School of Medicine and graduated in 1942. He then became a resident in internal medicine. During this time, he became chief resident and was the first medical director of education at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis...
Wilma Jean Marquart (10/15/09)
Wilma Jean Marquart, 79, of Cloverdale died on Oct. 14, 2009 at her residence. She was born on April 20, 1930 in Linton and was the daughter of the late Lawrence W. and Ada Faye Stone Bennett. She married Charles L. Marquart on March 25, 1950, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2007...
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