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Stories from Friday, January 29, 2010

Bill would require later school start (01/29/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Members of the Senate Committee on Education voted 8-1 Wednesday to approve legislation, authored by Senators Mike Delph (R-Carmel) and Scott Schneider (R-Indianapolis), that could extend Hoosier students' summer vacations by requiring Indiana schools to start after Labor Day. 
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Deep Freeze (01/29/10)
Despite warmer temperatures earlier this week, Albin Pond never quite thawed. And with freezing temperatures predicted through Monday, chances are good ponds will be solid enough for ice fishing or ice skating this weekend.
Conspirator in burglary gets 15-year sentence (01/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Fillmore man received a 15-year sentence for his role in the burglary of a Cloverdale residence. Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley ordered Mark A. Anderson, 21, to serve six years at the Indiana Department of Correction and spend the nine suspended years of the sentence on probation. ...
Red Cross seeks donations for chili day (01/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Donations of silent auction items are needed for the annual Red Cross Chili supper on Feb. 26. All proceeds from this event benefit the Putnam County Unit of the Wabash Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. The silent auction last year offered items such as sports memorabilia, a Tony Dungy signature hat and Purdue autographed keepsakes; Hoosier Lottery $100 ticket basket; and family fun getaways, including passes to Holiday World, Caribbean Cove and Indiana Beach...
Chamber Dinner supports buy local campaign (01/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- This year's Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce annual dinner is supporting the "buy local" campaign this year and will feature local talent as the entertainment at the Jan. 30 event. "We have all local county talent to support our buy local campaign," said chamber executive director Tammy Amor...
Groundhog Day is next Tuesday (01/29/10)
Next Tuesday is Groundhog Day, the day when we find out if spring is around the corner or if we have to wait six more weeks for sunshine. Punxsutawney Phil started making predictions in 1887 and has become an American institution. More than 35,000 visitors pour into Gobblers Knob in Jefferson County, Penn. for the annual celebration centered around a groundhog...
Roche back in jail (01/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Only weeks after being released from prison, a Fillmore man is back in jail for allegedly violating the terms of his probation. Frank Adam Roche, 19, was convicted of Class C felony battery resulting in bodily injury and was sentenced on Feb. 19 to seven years at the Indiana Department of Correction with two years executed and the balance to be spent on probation...
Tiger Sharks seize county swim crown (01/29/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle girls' swim team captured eight events on the night and was crowned the 2010 Putnam County champs after defeating South Putnam and North Putnam. The Tiger Sharks scored 278 for first, while South Putnam was second with 201 and North Putnam was third with 101...
Sectional Champions (01/29/10)
Tiger Cubs JV defeats North Putnam (01/29/10)
ROACHDALE -- The Greencastle junior varsity boys' basketball team defeated North Putnam in a hard fought game Thursday night The young Tiger Cubs came out firing and led 9-6 at the end of the first quarter. The Cougars came out hot in the second and quickly built a 15-11 lead on the strength of Chandler Meyer's nine second quarter points. Greencastle went on an 11-3 run to end the half and led 22-18 at the break...
Walter H. Barker (01/29/10)
Walter H. Barker, 92, of Roachdale died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born Sept. 22, 1917 in Roachdale to William V. and Eva M. Hylton Barker. Mr. Barker worked as a machine repairman for 29 years at California Pellet Mill in Crawfordsville, where he retired, and 12 years at Linde Air at Indianapolis...
Gary M. Nelson (01/29/10)
Gary M. Nelson, 56, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2010 after a four-year battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 16, 1956 at Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, the son of Robert Nelson and Dorothy Houser. He was a 1972 graduate of North Putnam High School...
Putnam Scanner for Jan. 29, 2010 (01/29/10)
The Putnam County Sheriff's Department has reported the following recent accidents: Flannelly drove her vehicle from the scene. There was an estimated $2,501 to $5,000 in damages. Neither vehicle was towed from the scene. There was an estimated $1,001 to $2,500 in damages...
What's in the safe? (01/29/10)
"There is a marvelous peace in not publishing," J.D. Salinger told The New York Times in 1974. "Publishing is a terrible invasion of my privacy. I like to write. I love to write. But I write just for myself and my own pleasure." That seemed to be the great quest of Salinger's life, in a nutshell: a search for peace. The 1951 publication of "Catcher In the Rye," followed by its instant (and ongoing) success, afforded him that peace while depriving him of it at the same time...
How you can help with the tragedy in Haiti (01/29/10)
To the Editor: On Jan. 12, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti causing catastrophic damage and loss of life. The American Red Cross is currently responding to this tragic event with what is needed most---financial assistance. There are several ways you can help locally. ...
Shelters are still safest bet (01/29/10)
To the Editor: The bill that would require pet stores to post information about the background and medical history of the dogs and cats they sell is a step in the right direction, but the best way to ensure that you aren't supporting cruel puppy mills is to adopt an animal from your local shelter instead...
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