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Stories from Thursday, January 21, 2010

NP searches for budget answers (01/21/10)
ROACHDALE -- Concerned parents, teachers, staff and administrators packed the auditorium at North Putnam High School Wednesday night to hear what school board members had to say about reduction in force issues. After first swearing in new board member Mark Hoke who is replacing Mark Fordice on the school board, Superintendent Dr. ...
Girl Scouts forge friendships with troops (01/21/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The weekend after Thanksgiving was cold, but that didn't stop Bainbridge Girl Scout Troop 1007 from standing outside Wal-Mart to take donations for their adopted medical unit serving in Iraq. The girls explained to people what they were doing and handed out a list with items they were collecting to send to the 932nd Forward Surgical Team in Iraq...
Reed trial continued again (01/21/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A fourth continuance has been granted in the jury trial of a Greencastle woman charged with drugging her two young children. Amy Marie Otterman (formerly Reed), 28, was arrested in October 2008 and charged with Class C felonies neglect of a dependent (two counts), contributing to the delinquency of a minor (two counts), Class D felony neglect of a dependent and Class B misdemeanor interfering with a drug or alcohol screening test...
Eagle greets passers-by on 231 (01/21/10)
ROACHDALE -- If you are driving north on U.S. Hwy 231 just past Fincastle, you might want to catch a look at "Patrick Henry," a ceramic eagle nesting in the top of a fallen tree. Putnam County resident Ted Yarhaus created the bird. "I made the nest and wanted an eagle for it so we went to a ceramics class at TZ and I made the head," he said laughingly. "Somebody in the class had a pot they were going to throw away and I saw it would make a perfect body for my bird."...
A priest, two ministers and a rabbi... (01/21/10)
United Way's roots are no joke
Tiger Sharks roll over Vikings (01/21/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle's boys' and girls' swim teams kept humming right along, picking up a pair of wins in a midweek dual meet with West Vigo on Wednesday. The Tiger Sharks took all but three events on the evening, though the beginning of the meet started off a bit rocky...
Cougar swimmers defeated by Sparkplugs (01/21/10)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam swim team fought the Speedway Sparkplugs Tuesday in the pool. The boys' team lost 120-47, while the girls fell 77-61. Picking up wins for the girls' squad were Michelle Harper in the 200 IM (2:43.88) and Caroline Byrd in the 100 breaststroke (1:26.73). The 200 freestyle relay team of Halsey Foltz, Ashley Novak, Byrd and Harper was victorious in a time of 2:05.21...
Cougars snap two game skid (01/21/10)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's girls' basketball team used a strong start to snap a two-game losing streak with a 59-32 victory over Southmont Tuesday. Coming into contest losers of six of their last seven games, the Cougars showed the intensity early on they wanted to end their losing skid. North Putnam (4-9) came out and outscored Southmont (0-14) 13-5 in the first quarter and never trailed the remainder of the way...
Spoon serves it up raw on 'Transference' (01/21/10)
As we critics continue to debate the decline and death of the album as an artform, some bands remain above it all, offering up top-notch collections every time out. With "Transference," out Tuesday on Merge Records, Spoon proves once again it's one of the best album bands working today...
'Gamer': Directing duo outdoes itself again (01/21/10)
The one thing you can say about the directing duo Neveldine and Taylor is always expect the unexpected. They established themselves as guerrilla, run and gun moviemakers that consistently achieve much more than their budgets should allow. This rings true again with the newly released DVD "Gamer" starring Gerard Butler...
James "Jim" Edward Wood (01/21/10)
James E. Wood, 73, of Roachdale died at St Vincent's Hospital on Jan. 21, 2010. He was born July 16, 1936 in Putnam County to Walter E. and Dorothy Beason Wood. He married JoAnne Wilson Wood on Nov. 4, 1955. Mr. Wood was a former 4-H leader and longtime Cheviot Sheep exhibitor, which he enjoyed doing many years with his sons. He was a past president of American Cheviot Society. He worked as a finish carpenter...
Daniel H. Hagan (01/21/10)
Daniel H. Hagan, 55, of Fillmore died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at his residence. He was born in Marion County on July 5, 1954, the son of Henry and Cynthia Flora Hagan. Mr. Hagan had worked for the street department in Greencastle and had worked as a janitor at DePauw University...
Mary Louise Rogers (01/21/10)
Mary Louise Rogers, 92, of Greencastle died Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1917 in Greencastle, she was the daughter of Charlie and Annabelle Long Higgins. She married Arthur M. Rogers on Feb. 2, 1935 and he preceded her in death on May 21, 2001...
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