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Stories from Friday, March 19, 2010

Missing teen found (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A missing Greencastle teen was found Friday evening at the McDonald's Restaurant on 3rd Street in Terre Haute. "He is safe and fine," said Greencastle Police Department Chief Tom Sutherlin. Eighteen-year-old Gerrick Steen had been missing since 7 p.m. Tuesday and was last seen walking along Manhattan Road approximately half a mile north of the Antioch Baptist Church...
Teaching jobs safe at Greencastle schools (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A deal struck between the Greencastle Community School Corp. Board of School Trustees and the Greencastle Classroom Teacher Association means any budget cutting measures in the district will not include teacher layoffs at the end of the school year...
Audit reveals budget shortfalls (03/19/10)
North Putnam Community School Corporation Superintendent Mary Sugg Lovejoy reported that an audit by the State Board of Accounts showed that during the period audited June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009 the corporation overspent it's appropriations. "This indicates the corporation was unstable during that time," said Lovejoy...
Student's art to have permanent home at Deer Meadow (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Thanks to an Indiana Arts Commission Arts in Education grant, ceramic sea creatures and plants created by students at Deer Meadow Primary will be a permanent part of the school. "The grant enables us to partner with DePauw University and local artist Marj Peeler to construct a large ceramic mural," explained Amy Robinson, art teacher at Deer Meadow. "The big idea of the mural is the concept of community: Fitting in, standing out and working together."...
New seeks sheriff's office (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Republican Noble New will be one of four candidates for Putnam County sheriff in the May 4 primary election. New graduated from Greencastle High School. He continued his education at the Clinton Center, Purdue University, Indiana University, Indiana State University and the Indiana Safe Schools Academy...
Up Close and Personal (03/19/10)
Gallory Taylor, 12, plays with a lamb at the Putnam County Sheep Breeders' booth Thursday at the Putnam County Farm Bureau's Mini Farmfest. The event was part of Putnam County Farm Bureau's 30th annual Ag Week activities.
Emergency food pantry set to move (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Beginning April 1, the Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry will be located at 620 Tennessee Street. According to pantry board members, the new location will have more space and better parking available. "We have been located in the Senior Center building for many years and have enjoyed being there. However, our new location will have several advantages for both the volunteers who help in the pantry as well as our patrons," said board member Frances Washburne...
College GOP sponsors 5K run (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After a three-year hiatus, the DePauw University chapter of the College Republicans is up and running -- in more than one sense. The College Republicans is a national organization for college and university students who support the Republican Party of the United States. ...
HPS elects new directors (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Paul Champion, Bonnie Yarhaus and David English were elected to the board of the Heritage Preservation Society Wednesday. These three new directors join current board members Phil Gick, Ken Eitel, Ken Heeke, Melissa Gough, Anne Phipps, Ann Clark, Jenni Artis, Jana Boggess, and Becky Harris...
Habitat holds annual meeting (03/19/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Putnam County's Habitat for Humanity held its Annual meeting Saturday morning at the Bainbridge Community Center. The Bainbridge Improvement Society co-sponsored the event that had 48 people in attendance. Representatives from the North Putnam High School football team were recognized by Habitat for their help in building in 2009. ...
Hats off to homemaker group (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The 15 active members of the Family, Friends and Fun Homemakers Club spend a lot of their time knitting and crocheting "chemo caps" that are then donated to patients in need of them. They recently donated 43 of the special hats to the Putnam County Hospital's Cancer Center...
Mill Pond rolls out red carpet for residents (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The red carpet was rolled out to welcome the legendary resident celebrities at Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle on March 12. This "Walk of Fame" event was one of the campus' quarterly themed events which are specially planned for the campus residents...
Teen arrested in battery case (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Danville teenager is facing felony battery charges after allegedly injuring a 2-year-old child. Joshua L. Card, 19, will be in court May 6 for a pretrial conference. He was arrested after the alleged victim's mother brought the child to the emergency department of the Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle. The child had "severe bruising on her buttocks," a report from the Greencastle Police Department said...
Showing on the Big Screen (03/19/10)
Mill Pond Health Campus recently donated a big screen television to the Putnam County Senior Center. Pictured are Annette Hecko, Sue Daily, Kyle Hutchison, Jennifer Ellis, Jessica Crafton and Jayne Harwood. The center will be using the television for movie nights and exercise programs.
Putnam County chosen to receive funding (03/19/10)
Putnam County has been chosen to receive $26,406 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The selection was made by a national board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide...
Vectren Foundation awards grant to GFD (03/19/10)
On March 11, firefighter and Fire Prevention Officer Christy Glass and Fire Chief Bill Newgent of the Greencastle Fire Department and President Louis J.Fontaine of the Friends of the Greencastle Fire Department received $1,729.75 from Vectren Foundation Grant...
GMS 7th graders dominate Cougars for title (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It didn't take long for the Greencastle seventh grade girls' basketball to prove what they came to prove. They put up some quick points, held North Putnam scoreless in the first half and came away with a 23-5 victory and the Putnam County Championship...
Tiger Cubs hold off North Putnam for crown (03/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It wasn't as easy of a road as their seventh grade counterparts, but the GMS 8th grade girls' basketball team was able to overcome a tough North Putnam team for the Putnam County title. The Tiger Cubs won 33-24 to seize the crown. For the first quarter and a half, Greencastle and North Putnam traded buckets and leads, giving the fans in attendance a game that kept them on the edge of their seats...
South Putnam Eagles win county wrestling title (03/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The South Putnam Eagles won the Putnam County Middle School Duals Wednesday, followed by Cloverdale in second, Greencastle in third and North Putnam in fourth. Earning wins for South Putnam were Collin Berry (85), Nick Owen (90), Zane Crosby (100), Colton Bunton (110), Joe Waters (115), Braden Patrick (135), Rudy Harris (165), Jacob Williams (220) and Morgan Grundlock (heavyweight)...
South Putnam Eagles win county wrestling title (03/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The South Putnam Eagles won the Putnam County Middle School Duals Wednesday, followed by Cloverdale in second, Greencastle in third and North Putnam in fourth. Earning wins for South Putnam were Collin Berry (85), Nick Owen (90), Zane Crosby (100), Colton Bunton (110), Joe Waters (115), Braden Patrick (135), Rudy Harris (165), Jacob Williams (220) and Morgan Grundlock (heavyweight)...
Cloverdale wrestlers compete at WCAA (03/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale wrestling team competed at the WCAA Conference meet last Saturday. Jacob Boldman (70), Max Secrest (95) and Taylor Mescall (140) all earned first-place finishes. They were also named Wrestlers of the Meet by their coaches...
Rita W. Harlan (03/19/10)
Rita W. Harlan, 75, of Greencastle, died Friday, March 19, 2010 at her residence. Born July 7, 1934 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Joseph and Mary Smith Windisch. She attended and graduated from Catholic school in Oldenburg. She married John E. Harlan on Sept. 17, 1960 and he survives...
Putnam Scanner for March 20, 2010 (03/19/10)
Putnam County Jail Gabriel J. Balaz, 32, New Market, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 10:26 a.m. Wednesday for petition to revoke probation. Joshua W. Turner, 28, Reelsville, was booked at 2:02 p.m. Wednesday for non-support of a child. Brian V. Ohler II, 29, Indianapolis, was booked at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for non-support of a child...
Still some good ones out there (03/19/10)
I received a nice reminder Saturday that for all the moaning we may like to do, there are still good people out there. It started somewhere around noon. I was trying to convince body to go back to sleep, and it was only sort of working. My phone rang, and it was my editor...
Why won't Congress listen? (03/19/10)
To the Editor: Our elected officials in Washington are poised to take a healthcare vote that will devastate families and small businesses. Not only does the plan spend $900 billion that we don't have, but it's paid for on the backs of small business. Most Americans know reform is needed -- but this is not the reform we are asking for -- we need reform that lowers our healthcare costs, and the bill Congress is trying to jam through simply does not do that...
More effective smoking policies necessary (03/19/10)
To the Editor: I want to thank you for the recent mention of the new report, "County Health Rankings," by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This report serves as a timely reminder that the health of our community affects us all. Putnam County ranked 11th for health factors, which includes tobacco use as one of the measures...
Requesting more smokefree air legislation (03/19/10)
To the Editor: If you've ever thought that where you live matters to your health, then you'll want to check out the results of a newly-released "County Health Rankings," a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin. Every county in Indiana was ranked on how healthy people are and key factors that affect health. You can find it online at www.countyhealthrankings.org...
Beware of 4-H release forms (03/19/10)
To the Editor: Beware 4-H parents! In all 92 Indiana counties, a "4-H Youth Development Projects, Events, & Activities Release Form" is required for participation in 4-H. It reads like this ... "I understand that participating in 4-H activities can involve certain risks to my child. ...
Antibiotic dependence a problem (03/19/10)
To the Editor: Antibiotic dependence in Hoosier confined animal feeding operations is consequential. Agricultural antibiotic use contributes to resistant bacterial infections in humans, which the CDC ranks as "top concern ... worldwide." What we do in Indiana impacts the entire world...
Mini Farm Fest 2010 (03/19/10)
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