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Stories from Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dixie Chopper turns 30 (04/15/10)
It is April 15, 1980 ... The Internet, cell phones and Twitter are not even a twinkle in any inventor's eye. Post-It Notes are being introduced, making sticky little yellow squares part of intra-office communications forever. Ray Kroc is celebrating 25 McYears since opening his first McDonald's in Des Plaines, Ill. And Ford Motor Co. is watching its Pinto series go down in flames after a fatal fiery rear-end collision lands the company in an Indiana court...
GCSC explores access control systems (04/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- GMS principal and corporation safety coordinator Shawn Gobert came before the Greencastle School Board Tuesday on the issue of access control systems for the school buildings. Gobert discussed the issue with the board in 2006, but the issue had fallen by the wayside. Last week's school cancellation after an overnight shooting has the issue again at the forefront...
Bainbridge Town Council goes after storm water system grant (04/15/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The Bainbridge Town Council held a special hearing Wednesday evening to hear about a Community Development Block Grant from the Disaster Recovery (DR-2) Grant Program. Kristy Jerrell, flood recovery coordinator and planner with West Central Indiana Economic Development District, gave a short overview of the project process with timelines before introducing the project engineer Allen Jacobsen...
Community Garden (04/15/10)
Kate Wright and Tim Martin fill a donated tire in the Greencastle Community Garden on Spring Street. The garden will open to the public April 24 with a ceremony. This summer will be the first season the garden is open to the public to rent plots at a cost of $10 each. For an application to rent a plot or for more information about the community garden, visit sites.google.com/site/greencastlesustainability/Home/community-garden.
Council approves street closures for events (04/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With Putnam County Relay for Life just a week and a half away, the event is through the procedural step of receiving city approval. DePauw student Tyler Archer was at Tuesday's meeting of the Greencastle Common Council representing Relay. The committee was requesting both a street closure and a noise ordinance waiver for the event...
Rich takes part in auctioneer celebration (04/15/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The third Saturday of April marks a special day in the lives of Auctioneers throughout the United States, National Auctioneers Day. Jeff Rich and Jeff Rich Auction Service will join fellow auctioneers and celebrate this annual event on Saturday...
NP observes volunteer week (04/15/10)
ROACHDALE -- The DePauw University Hartman House, in conjunction with the North Putnam Career Connections program, will sponsor National Volunteer Week at North Putnam High School during the week of April 18 to 24. The goal of this event is to encourage students to be involved in their community and participate in service and volunteer activities...
Timeless Hobbies (04/15/10)
Ten-year-old Emily Dodd makes a needle-felt coaster during the Fiber Event. Bev Larson of Lafayette weaves a basket at her booth during the Fiber Event Saturday held at the Putnam County Fairgrounds. The event provides a marketplace for fiber, equipment, fiber animals and related commodities, as well as a learning environment including workshops. There were more than 100 vendors with booths ranging from food to fiber and jewelry.
PCPL hosting brown bag lunch, duct tape competition (04/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Public Library will host local author and artist Vera Farber at noon April 21. Farber will read from and discuss her latest Jamie book, "Jamie Goes West." This is a brown bag event with drinks and treats provided. In addition, Putnam County Public Library will host the second annual Putnam County Duct Tape Competition, which began Tuesday and will continue until May 29. ...
Cherish the Children bowling event observes Child Abuse Prevention Month (04/15/10)
In observance of Child Abuse Prevention Month, Alex Alleys will be hosting the Cherish the Children bowling event on Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. Families with children 12 years of age and younger will find free bowling, free food and games at the event. Members of the Greencastle Fire Department and Greencastle Police Department will also be on hand with their vehicles...
Heading to UIndy (04/15/10)
Tiger Cubs run past Chargers in season opener (04/15/10)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' track team defeated North Montgomery Tuesday 87-36 on the road. Picking up wins for GHS were Keri Good (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Colleen Weatherford (800), Kelsey Grzesiek (200), Kelsey Murtagh (3,200), Hannah Deer (discus) and Braden Amis (shot put)...
South Putnam, Clovers battle on the track Tuesday (04/15/10)
The Cloverdale Middle School girls' track squad defeated South Putnam Tuesday, 66-43. Logging first place finishes for the Clovers were Riley Canfield (2,400), Gloria Butler (100), Laura Worthington (1,600, discus), Rylie Vauters (200), Raeanna McFadden (400) and Alexis Branneman (high jump). Canfield (1,600), Adrianna Patterson (2,400), Butler (200), Brooke Rush (100), Worthington (800), Branneman (long jump), Tatiana Raney (high jump) and Sydney Gutieres (shot put)...
South Putnam falls to Cadets, 87-44 (04/15/10)
CLAYTON -- The South Putnam boys' track team traveled to Cascade Tuesday to face the Cadets. The Eagles fell to Cascade 87-44 on the night. Adam Masters scored two wins for the Eagles. He won the shot put with a toss of 46-feet-3-inches and the discus with a distance of 146-feet. Trent Workman also nabbed two wins for South Putnam, winning the pole vault with a height of 8-feet-6-inches and the high jump at 5-feet-2-inches. Ryan Zigler won the 110 hurdles with a time of 18.89...
North Putnam loses pair to Sparkplugs (04/15/10)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam's baseball squad struggled with Speedway Tuesday, falling 11-1 on the road. Shawn Diebold as 2-for-3 for the Cougars, with Brody Perrine going 1-for-3 with an RBI In Monday's contest, the Cougars lost to the Sparkplugs 15-5...
Whitaker earns Player of the Week (04/15/10)
FRANKLIN -- Franklin College's Eric Whitaker (North Putnam), who this past weekend led his team to its second top finish in an invitational this spring season, was named the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Men's Golf Player of the Week (April 5-11)...
'Haunted' is a powerfully dark drama (04/15/10)
When I received 'Haunted' from Phase 4 films starring Matthew Fox in the mail recently, I wasn't quite sure what to make of it. It's the complete series of a whopping 13 episodes and when I looked it up on the Internet, it was originally billed as a new "X-Files"...
Robert Francis on the work of an emerging artist (04/15/10)
Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Robert Francis is finding early in his career that success comes in a number of forms. While here in the U.S., momentum has built slowly for his sophomore effort "Before Nightfall," things have moved much faster across the pond...
Pamela A. 'Pam' Hart (04/15/10)
Pamela A. "Pam" Hart, 47, died Monday, April 12, 2010 in Reelsville. Born June 7, 1962 in Indiana, she was the daughter of William and Juanita McCarty Abel. She worked as a waitress and was a member of A.B.A.T.E. Survivors include her daughter Jennifer Green and husband Charles of Greencastle; son John Hart of Greencastle; father William Abel of Georgia; three sisters Janice Scott of Georgia, Barbetta Amonette and Cindy Carter, both of Indianapolis; and two grandchildren Caleb William Green and Haley Hart.. ...
Gladys R. White (04/15/10)
Gladys R. White, 79, Poland, passed away on April 13, 2010 at the Bloomington Hospital. She was born on Oct. 8, 1930 in Gallatin, Tenn. and was the daughter of the late Herman and Winnie Stephen Rittenberry. She married James Elton White Sr. on Dec. 23, 1949 and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 2005...
Putnam Scanner for April 16, 2010 (04/15/10)
Putnam County Jail Racheal E. Whitinger, 23, Cloverdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 8:02 p.m. Wednesday for possession of cocaine. Putnam County Sheriff's Department A Whitestown man was arrested following a single-vehicle crash due to drinking and driving early Wednesday morning...
Putnam Scanner for April 15, 2010 (04/15/10)
Putnam County Jail Ben T. Hicks, 29, Indianapolis, was booked at 3:03 p.m. Tuesday for petition to revoke probation. David A. Custis, 29, Fillmore, was booked at 12:51 a.m. Wednesday for resisting law enforcement, possession of methamphetamine, mischief, reckless possession of paraphernalia, criminal recklessness and bond revoked...
Legislative session is over, but work remains (04/15/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- It has only been a few weeks since our legislative session ended, but our work across the district is busier than ever. As I talk with people in the district, I find that the discussions are focused on the passage of the recent health care bill at the national level, education and the need to focus on the future of our State...
An 'Egg-citing' night for community teens (04/15/10)
To the Editor: Thanks to all the "good eggs" who helped make EggFest 2010 nighttime egg hunt for teens, an egg-ceptionally successful event. Months of planning by the "good egg" partners, Friends of the Park Association of Putnam County, the Greencastle Park and Recreation and VOICE-Indiana Youth Speaking out Against Teen Tobacco Use- was rewarded by watching nearly 500 teens attend the sixth annual event. ...
Local responders did a wonderful job (04/15/10)
To the Editor: About five days ago, an unfamiliar dog wandered onto our property. This was certainly not the first time that this had happened to us in our 34 years as rural residents of Putnam County, but the rest of the story was totally new. How do we know when the dog arrived? Each morning began, each day was periodically interrupted, and each evening ended with its mournful, distressed cries and whimpers from what seemed somewhere in the nearby woods...
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