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Stories from Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The ultimate house warming gift (12/16/09)
POLAND -- Angie Farmer has spent a lot of time the past few weeks scrubbing the walls and ceilings in her mobile home. "You can see right where I stopped," she said, pointing out a distinct spot on the ceiling between her living room and kitchen where the color changed from bright, clean white to dingy brown...
Peeler's children's book available (12/16/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Marj Peeler is an artist who has had success in many mediums. The one thing that had eluded her has been getting a children's book published. Until now. Peeler's creation "Peek Inside This Book" -- a counting book filled with vibrant images of butterflies, flowers, snowflakes and turtles -- is now in print and available at several local venues...
Rash of break-ins reported (12/16/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Several thefts from automobiles and homes have been reported recently throughout Greencastle. The thefts are under investigation by the Greencastle Police Department. "These thefts consist of items taken from unlocked vehicles and houses," said GPD Chief Tom Sutherlin. "They have occurred all over the city."...
County 911 subscriber fee to increase 45 (12/16/09)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Council approved an ordinance amending the subscriber fee for 911 in the county -- something that hasn't been done since its inception in 1990. The fee was raised from $2.30 to $2.75, which is the maximum increase allowed by law...
SP discussing uniforms in elementaries (12/16/09)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam School Board is seeking feedback from parents about uniforms for elementary students. A policy requiring uniforms for all elementary students is just an idea board members are discussing for next school year. Parents are encouraged to call the principal at their child's school and give their thoughts on the policy...
Student of the Month (12/16/09)
Greencastle High School Assistant Principal Russ Hesler looks on as Ann Newton, Kiwanis Chairman of Youth Services, presents Ivonne Martinez with a certificate for being named Kiwanis Student of the Month. Students are chosen for their scholastic ability, leadership qualities and character.
Cloverdale School Board has little on agenda (12/16/09)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale Community School Corporation board members held their monthly meeting Monday evening but had little on their agenda. Students of the month were introduced from each of the schools. They were Emily Cumbee from Cloverdale Elementary, Raeanna McFadden from Cloverdale Middle School and Dane and Danielle Grounds from Cloverdale High School...
Troopers awarded for service and safe driving (12/16/09)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Recently at the District 53 Post meeting, Lieutenant Dan Jones, Commander of the Putnamville State Police Post, presented awards to troopers. Troopers were presented awards for their years of service with the department and for the number of miles they have driven without being involved in a vehicle crash...
School administrators meet with Michael and Lawson (12/16/09)
An Education Roundtable was held Monday with Rep. Nancy Michael and Sen. Connie Lawson meeting with area superintendents Bruce Bernhardt, Carrie Milner, and Area 30 Career Center Director Lora Wood. Also in attendance was Nancy Wells, vice president of the South Putnam School Board...
Cloverdale scorches nets, Eels (12/16/09)
CLOVERDALE -- On Tuesday against Clay City, the Cloverdale Clovers shot an impressive 63 percent from the field and 76 percent from within the three-point arc to defeat the Eels 70-55. More impressive than the shooting itself was the way in which it came...
Lady Cougars get put on ice (12/16/09)
ROACHDALE -- The weather wasn't the only thing that was cold at North Putnam High School Tuesday night as the Lady Cougars dropped their third straight game to North Vermillion, 59-20. North Putnam converted only six of its 45 shots while the Lady Flacons went 25-for-51 from the field in the non-conference match up...
Cougars go 1-4 over weekend (12/16/09)
ROACHDALE --The North Putnam High School wrestling team went 1-4 Saturday in its own invitational. The Cougars beat Rockville 37-36 while losing to Owen Valley 34-33, 48-27 to Bishop Chatard, 71-5 to Greenfield Central and 69-6 to Gibson Southern. Carter Price was the only Cougar to go 4-1 on the day. Two wins came by pin fall while the other two were forfeit wins in the Heavyweight class...
Carolyn Wren Larkin (12/16/09)
Carolyn Wren Larkin, 85, of Plainfield died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009 in Plainfield Healthcare Center surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 20, 1924 in New Ross to George S. and Ozella Miller Wren. She graduated from Greencastle High School in 1942 and attended Indiana University in Bloomington. She married Robert "Bob" Larkin on Sept. 23, 1945 in the First Christian Church, Greencastle...
Edward Jay Lucas (12/16/09)
Edward Jay Lucas of Ricon, Ga. died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 after a battle with cancer. He was born in Indianapolis in 1959, the son of Bernice and James Lucas. He was raised in Cloverdale and a graduate of Cloverdale High School. Mr. Lucas was a veteran of United States Air Force and gave proud service to his county in Desert Storm. After his service in the Air Force, he worked as an aviation electrician for Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation...
Putnam Scanner for Dec. 16, 2009 (12/16/09)
Putnam County Jail Steven Sage, 28, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 1:08 a.m. Saturday for violation of probation. Christopher Trigg, 46, Greencastle, was booked at 4:18 a.m. Saturday for public intoxication, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of paraphernalia...
Some subjects best avoided (12/16/09)
This time of year, many of us are catapulted into situations where we are forced to either make small talk or endure people we don't necessarily care for who are intent on asking us inappropriate questions. I face these moments every year at cocktail parties, dinners, office functions and family get-togethers...
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