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Stories from Friday, March 5, 2010

Turtle Power (03/05/10)
Robe-Ann Park saw some signs of life Friday with warmer-than-normal temperatures settling into the area. Ten-month-old Taevyn King enjoys a moment atop the plastic turtle. It was his favorite at the park. Temperatures topped out at 46 degrees Friday, but the "real feel" was as high as 53 degrees to make it a nice, sunny day at the park. Forecasters are calling for more sunshine and temperatures near 50 degrees today with a touch of rain for Sunday. King is the son of Rikki Tincher...
Brick Master (03/05/10)
Cale Hornbeck is Greencastle Park and Recreation's overall winner of the Brickmania Challenge. Hornbeck built these three Star Wars vehicles for the competition. All the Brickmania winners were announced at Wednesday's Greencastle Park Board meeting...
Legislators don't see early end to session (03/05/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Legislators started the week with the idea that the 2010 session of the Indiana General Assembly would be complete by March 5. It has not quite turned out that way. Our work is not done, but we do have enough time before our session deadline of March 14 to complete negotiations...
IHS kicks off 'Indiana Experience' (03/05/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been the state's storyteller connecting people to the past. Its new Indiana Experience, opening March 20, is a high-tech, interactive experience that allows HIS to share its tremendous archival holdings of 1.6 million photographs in a highly visual and enjoyable manner with the public...
HSPC has big plans (03/05/10)
The Putnam County Humane Society has a lot on its plate this spring. From its annual garage sale to the publication of a cookbook, things are hopping at the shelter. The organizations biggest fundraiser of the year is the annual garage sale from May 27 to 30 in the Putnam County Fairground's goat barn. Items of all types and sizes are being accepted as donations for the event...
Banquet gives taste of homelessness (03/05/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Homelessness is a problem affecting many Americans. A group of 15 DePauw University students and two faculty members spent 21 days in San Diego, working with some of the homeless. The group found many of the homeless were young people...
Friends of the Park receives donation from Duke Energy (03/05/10)
RUSSELVILLE -- Friends of the Park got a boost from Duke Energy with a recent $500 donation to their summer program. FotP provides a free Summer Fun in the Sun programs and other events at community parks in Roachdale, Bainbridge and Russellville. The non-profit charitable organization raises funds for the program by hosting the Blast from the Past festival and through donations. Approximately 100 kids take part in the programs...
Reding to be DePauw's next speaker in Kelly Writers Series (03/05/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Journalist and author Nick Reding will be the next next speaker in the Kelly Writers Series, when he gives a reading of his latest book at Peeler Auditorium. At 7:30 p.m. March 10, Reding will read from "Methland," which has received a great deal of attention and praise since its publication last summer...
Judge's Choice (03/05/10)
Whitney Brotherton, a junior at Greencastle High School, stands next to her judge's choice piece "The Tantrum," top. Student artwork from all county schools is currently on display at the Putnam County Museum, as part of its second annual Putnam County Student Art Show. The pieces of art will be at the museum until early May.
Girl Scout Week (03/05/10)
Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, center, signs a proclamation marking the week of March 7 through March 13 Girl Scout Week. Present for the signing Thursday night were Girl Scout leaders, Traci Klinkerfuss, left, and Anita Edenfield along with Girl Scouts Faith Phillips, second from left, and Kara Craig. Other Girl Scouts present for the signing were Josie Lyons, Jennifer Scott, Kinzee Wilson, Allison Staples, Leah Craig, Madison O'Neal, Josalyn Cox, Brittany Ricketts, Macy Clark and Alyssa Spicer.
GMS swimmers edge Cadets (03/05/10)
CLAYTON -- The Greencastle Middle School swim teams edged Cascade in a pair of barn burners Wednesday. The GMS girls won 96-89 and the boys won 96-90, as both meets came down to the final relay. GMS coach Kimberly Brattain was thrilled with her teams' effort in such a hotly contested meet...
Cougar, Eagle swimmers split meet (03/05/10)
ROACHDALE -- The North Putnam Middle School and South Putnam Junior High School swim teams split their Feb. 25 meet. The Eagle girls won 89-65. The Cougar boys were victorious 97-69. Arnold (100 IM), Tori Kiste (50 butterfly) and the team of Kelly Hayden, Clair Perry, Mariah Minnick, and Sierra Heim (400 freestyle relay) all gained wins for South Putnam. Heim pulled out a win for diving with a score of 91.20...
Strong 1st quarter lifts Lady Tiger Cubs 8th grade (03/05/10)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle eighth grade girls basketball team took a big first-quarter lead and rode it to a 33-21 victory over Monrovia Thursday night. The Lady Tiger Cubs scored 16 first-quarter points to go up 16-4 after one. "It was a team effort tonight," said GMS coach Bruce Cook...
GMS 7th grade falls to Monrovia (03/05/10)
MONROVIA -- The Greencastle girls' seventh grade basketball team lost a close one to Monrovia Thursday night, 35-33. Jessica Lenihan led the Tiger Cubs (8-3) with 10 points. Sydney Stuckwisch was close behind with nine points. Callan Taylor chipped in six, and Sydney Smiley and Sydney Secrest each had four...
GGUSBC Standings (March 5) (03/05/10)
GGUSBC Standings (As of 3/5/10)
The Texas Tornados ride again (03/05/10)
Musicians are a resilient bunch. A band can lose half its original lineup and still manage to make a comeback, strong as ever. That's exactly what the Texas Tornados have done with "Esta Bueno!", released Tuesday on Bismeaux Records. Founding members Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender may be gone, but fellow vets of the Tex-Mex super group Augie Meyers and Flaco Jiménez are back in the fold. Spearheading the project is Doug Sahm's son Shawn, who serves as producer, vocalist, guitarist and drummer...
'Alice' a fresh take on an old story (03/05/10)
There's no Tim Burton and there's no Johnny Depp, but the Syfy Channel's "Alice" is a one-of-kind spectacle that's lifted up by wonderful performances and a very intriguing storyline. Trust me, the dynamic duo will not be missed. Take just about everything you know about Alice and her adventures in wonderland and toss it out the window. ...
Doris L. Meador (03/05/10)
Doris L. Meador, 77 of Sycamore, Ill. died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at her home. She was born May 9, 1932 in Greencastle, the daughter of James O. and Verna A. Freeman Plessinger. She married Curtis "Gene" Meador on March 1, 1952 in Greencastle. Doris was employed at Ideal Industries in Sycamore for over 28 years. After her retirement from Ideal Industries, she went to work in the dietary department for the Sycamore School District. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Sycamore...
Dorothy L. Spencer Eaton (03/05/10)
Dorothy L. Spencer Eaton, 84, Bainbridge, died Thursday, March 4, 2010 at Clarian West Hospital in Avon. She was born Dec. 31, 1925 in Lawrence County to John and Linnie Mundy Spencer. Mrs. Eaton was a graduate of Avon High School. She married James O. Eaton in 1950 and he preceded her in death in 1987...
Putnam Scanner for March 6, 2010 (03/05/10)
Putnam County Jail Clifford D. Rice, 32, Greencastle, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 6:55 p.m. Thursday for operating a vehicle with a suspended license. James Kelly, 70, Indianapolis, was booked at 7:32 p.m. Thursday for maintaining a common nuisance, possession of precursors, dumping controlled substance, dealing in methamphetamines and possession of methamphetamine...
Putnam Scanner for March 5, 2010 (03/05/10)
Putnam County Jail Aaron M. Jarrell, 19, Brazil, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 10:24 a.m. Friday for petition to revoke probation. Derrek S. Chumney, 24, Greenfield, was booked at 3:14 p.m. Friday for petition to revoke probation...
The age of distraction (03/05/10)
At 2 a.m. Thursday I was sitting awake in bed. I scanned channel after channel after channel, just looking for something worth watching. Finally, I found something worthy of my attention: a senior bowling tour event from sometime in the mid-1980s. I wish I weren't kidding...
2010 Red Cross chili supper largest to date (03/05/10)
To the Editor: The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter, Putnam County Unit, would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all that made this year's chili supper our largest to date. Money raised will be used to assist families that have been affected by home fires right here in Putnam County...
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