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Stories from Monday, January 11, 2010

Cloverdale schools deal with Daniels' funding cuts (01/11/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Cloverdale School Corporation has taken its step in dealing with the general fund shortfall from the state. The state took over the general fund operating costs for public schools beginning in 2009. In December 2009, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced all schools would share evenly in nearly $300 million in statewide funding cuts...
Nearby nature spots offer winter fun (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Every Friday, rain, sunshine or snow, Whitney Morrill and Judy Aikman take a walk at the DePauw Nature Park. The recent snowstorm in Putnam County didn't deter them this week. Like many local residents, the two women look for interesting places to walk or hike. There are numerous places to find winter fun less than an hour's drive from Putnam County...
United Way short of goal (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County United Way is only at 82.7 percent of its goal of raising $175,000 this year for local agencies. The community has raised $144,804.30, which falls more than $30,000 short of the goals. Last year the community stepped up to the tune of $120,000 in total contributions, but individual contributions are down $45,000 from last year...
Puppy mill owners plead guilty to tax evasion (01/11/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The owner of a commercial dog-breeding operation the state shut down pleaded guilty Friday to felony tax-evasion charges and will have to spend part of her sentence cleaning animal cages. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he would next seek to collect a tax judgment of $193,700 that she owes the state...
Agencies to host meeting on Putnam County resource concerns (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Several organizations in Putnam County are working together to learn what resource concerns exist in the county. A public forum has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 20 in the County Annex building. In an effort to utilize financial and technical resources in the best way possible, the Purdue Extension Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Sycamore Trails Resource Conservation and Development Council are planning the forum...
Greencastle Parks announces snow sculpture contest (01/11/10)
Artists, get ready to sculpt the snow. The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department announced a Snow Sculpture Contest during the months of January, February and March. There are three categories including best snowman, best snow creature and best sculpture (anything beside the first two)...
New 24-hour fitness club opens (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The new SNAP Fitness club operates 24-hours a day in the shopping center in front of Wal-Mart. Brice Leconte and Shawn Crawford are owners of the new facility. Inside, each club is stocked with cardio and strength-training equipment identical to that found in big-box clubs, as well as free weights...
Forty Years in the Making: South Putnam celebrates school's first hoops squad (01/11/10)
FILLMORE -- It's been 40 years since a select group of basketball players donned the first jerseys that bore the name South Putnam High School. With their new gym still under construction, they choose Fillmore High School as their home court and on Saturday those individuals were honored...
GHS sweeps WCC swim titles (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With snow falling for several days last week, weather was the topic of conversation at Saturday's WCC swim meet, even inside humid Erdmann Natatorium. Had the days off given swimmers rest or gotten them out of practice? "School was cancelled these last two days, and we had already planned to go easier on them Friday and they'd have a little bit of rest and get a chance to swim at least somewhat fresh," Greencastle coach Luke Beasley said. "So we had high expectations coming in."...
Ball shatters two WCC records (01/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- To say Melissa Ball broke two records at Saturday's West Central Conference Meet at DePauw would be selling the Greencastle senior short. It's more accurate to say the Greencastle senior crushed the old marks in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle, on her way to four conference championships on the day...
Elaine D. Hoffmann (01/11/10)
Elaine D. Hoffmann, 68, of Greencastle died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at her residence. Born Sept. 6, 1941 in Warsaw, Ill., she was the daughter of Edward E. and Helen A. Metzger Bicker. She married Peter C. Hoffmann on July 5, 1966 and he survives. Mrs. ...
Don Hettich Jr. (01/11/10)
Don Hettich Jr., 44, of Cloverdale died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010. He was born in Terre Haute on March 31, 1965. Mr. Hettich attended New Providence Baptist Church in Greencastle. Don's favorite pastimes included hunting and fishing abroad, coaching softball and cheering on the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Cardinals and anything his girls were involved in. He especially enjoyed time with his family and friends...
John R. Hamilton (01/11/10)
John Richard Hamilton, 62, of Greencastle, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Born Sept. 6, 1947 in Clay County, he was the son of Charles and Myrtle Elwell Hamilton. He married Phyllis Caudill Hamilton on Jan. 1, 1970, and she survives. After graduating from Greencastle High School, he joined his beloved Marine Corp, serving from 1969 to 1971 in Vietnam with the First Battalion First Marines, living the Marine Corp Motto "Once a Marine, Always a Marine"...
Nellie L. Martin (01/11/10)
Nellie L. Martin, 91, of Greencastle died Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010 at her residence. Born June 19, 1918 in Brown County, she was the daughter of Edmond and Osa Nelson Marshall. She was a 1936 graduate of Greencastle High School and the Smart Appearance Beauty College. She married Alfred A. Martin on Sept. 7, 1938 and he preceded her in death on May 11, 1994...
Living on the Land program offered in Putnam County (01/11/10)
Ever dreamed of living in the country? Have you inherited or bought some land and are wondering what to do now? Do you want to make your land pay for itself? Do you want to explore different opportunities for growing and selling what you produce? Are you feeling overwhelmed by how much there seems to do on your property? Do you feel that you need help and don't know where to get it?...
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