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Stories from Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fenwick pleads guilty to all counts (10/29/09)
GREENCASTLE -- A former secretary at a Greencastle church has pleaded guilty to all 12 felony counts she faces related to thefts from the Church. Melynda J. "Mindy" Fenwick was in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday morning, entering guilty pleas to five counts of forgery and seven counts of theft in relation to funds taken from Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church. Fenwick was employed by Gobin as administrative financial secretary from 2005 to 2009...
Different view of Pearl Bryan offered (10/29/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Local resident Margo Bode presented an interesting twist to the story of the murder of Pearl Bryan in 1896 during an event at the Putnam County Museum Wednesday evening. Most people who live in Putnam County know at least part of the story of 22-year-old Pearl Bryan, the daughter of a wealthy Greencastle farmer. ...
Second plea agreement rejected in Norlin case (10/29/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley has rejected a second plea agreement proposed in the case of a Cloverdale man charged with six sex crimes. After rejecting the agreement for William E. Norlin, 54, Headley recused himself from the case and appointed Putnam County Superior Court Judge Denny Bridges as special judge. Norlin's trial is set to begin on Feb. 10...
Under Pressure (10/29/09)
The Cancer Center at Putnam County Hospital recently purchased a new blood pressure monitor through donations made in memory of Charles Butler, who was a patient at the Cancer Center. On the left, Beth Little, an office assistant with the center, has her blood pressure checked by office manager Becky Hutcheson.
Trick-or-treaters, don't forget to stop downtown (10/29/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Downtown Trick-or-Treat, sponsored by Main Street Greencastle, will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday with 29 local businesses participating. Children in costumes are invited to "parade" around downtown and collect Halloween goodies from the following businesses or organizations:...
PCPL hires reference librarian (10/29/09)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library board approved the hiring of a new employee Wednesday during its regular meeting. Amanda Smith of Bloomington will fill the part-time reference librarian position. Library director Alice Greenburg told the board Smith previously worked as a librarian in Florida...
Another mantrailing success story (10/29/09)
When Dan Gray lost his best friend on Christmas Eve 2005, he was devastated. His friend "Buddy" was 16-year-old wire fox terrier. He thought he might never want another dog. But after a few months, Gray found himself going to humane shelter Web sites on a regular basis to see what new dogs were up for adoption...
Roachdale students take part in blood drive (10/29/09)
ROACHDALE -- Roachdale Elementary School has received a special invitation to be part of the Help a Hoosier campaign by hosting a 2009 Indiana Blood Center and Indianapolis Colts Help a Hoosier Blood Drive. Each student is encouraged to invite an adult to donate blood between the hours of 2 and 7 p.m. Monday in the school's parking lot. The Help a Hoosier campaign was initiated to inspire both young and old to give freely for the goodwill of others...
ArtsFest 2009 to examine art and power (10/29/09)
Art has intrinsic power. It can challenge convention, shatter complacency, and change the way we look at the world and ourselves. That significant authority is the theme of DePauw University's upcoming gathering of artists, performers and art appreciators, "ArtsFest 2009: Art & Power."...
Census Bureau holding interviews in Greencastle (10/29/09)
The U.S. Census Bureau is preparing to interview and test applicants for work as enumerators in the Greencastle area next spring and summer. Persons interested in applying must call (866) 861-2010 for details and to schedule an appointment -- interviews are by appointment only. The interview-test site will be Putnam County Public Library, 103 E. Poplar Street, Greencastle, beginning Nov. 2...
Masonic Donation (10/29/09)
The Free & Accepted Masons (Temple Lodge No. 47) made a donation for the Family Reading Camp-Out to be held at Greencastle High School on Nov. 10. Other supporters and volunteers for the event include the Reading Improvement Center, Greencastle Community School Corporation, the Putnam County Public Library, Bonner Scholars, America Reads, Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau, McDonald's, and Monical's Pizza. Activities for Fairy Tales, Nursery Rhymes, and Urban Legends will take place for pre-school to fifth grade students from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Pictured are Dr. Robert Green, Donald Mundy, and Tamra Walker.
Community panel planned (10/29/09)
A community panel on the high school dropout epidemic will take place today at 4 p.m. in DePauw Univeristy's Union Building Ballroom, 408 S. Locust St. This event is free and open to the public. Panelists will include Randy Corn, Mary Dixon and Brad Tucker...
Updated bowling standings announced (10/29/09)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 10-4-08) Commercial (Thursday) High team scratch score -- Team 1 1,020 High team scratch series -- Team 1 2,821 High individual game -- Scott Alexander 259 High individual series -- Monty Rader 686 Sue Cash Memorial (Wednesday)...
Midsomer Murders delightfully entertaining (10/29/09)
By CAINE GARDNER Film Critic For fans of murder mystery and cop shows, Midsomer Murders is the must catch series for you. It blends all the elements of both genres to make a perfectly pleasant viewing experience. Midsomer Murders is a series on British television that has been on the air since 1997 and continues to produce mind tingling intrigue with every episode...
Tinker Bell flies high in latest adventure (10/29/09)
In Disney's latest installment of the direct-to-DVD Tinker Bell franchise Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure teaches us a sugary sweet lesson in the power of friendship from the land of Pixie Hollow. Lost Treasure is a movie targeted to young girls and little more. Keeping that in mind, it is a definite pleaser that has charm and cuteness woven throughout the film. While not a movie and adult would select on a lonely Saturday night, Lost Treasure is perfect for the young lady in your life...
Lyrics cut deep on new Richmand Fontaine album (10/29/09)
When listening to Richmond Fontaine's We Used to Think the Freeway Sounded Like a River, released Oct. 13, it's hard to think of the album in musical terms. This isn't because the music isn't good; it's just that songwriter Willy Vlautin's songs are more like short stories. As an English major, it makes me think more of reading story collections in college by guys like Ernest Hemingway or Russell Banks than anything I've heard on a spinning piece of plastic...
No love for Beth Cooper (10/29/09)
The Chris Columbus directed I Love You, Beth Cooper is an unoriginal rehashing of every teen-comedy stereotype that doesn't live up to any of its predecessors. It seems the only thing Columbus discovered was that putting Hayden Panettiere doesn't necessarily translate into box office success...
Timm singing a sweet tune at Earlham College (10/29/09)
RICHMOND -- Audrey Timm, an Earlham College first-year student and daughter of Barbara and Steven Timm of Reelsville, performed in Earlham's Family Weekend Concert on October 3 in Goddard Auditorium. Timm is a member of Concert Choir. Earlham is a selective, liberal arts college in Richmond, Indiana. ...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 29, 2009 (10/29/09)
Greencastle Police Department Christopher S. McGuire, 22, Bloomington, was traveling east on Indianapolis Road at 4:04 p.m. Tuesday when his vehicle slid into the back of a vehicle driven by Billy Caldwell, 78, Coatesville, due to wet pavement. Caldwell's vehicle was then pushed into the back of a vehicle driven by Misty Wiltermood, 33, of Russellville...
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