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Stories from Monday, April 19, 2010

Single-vehicle crash results in one fatality (04/19/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Alcohol and speed may have been the cause of a single-vehicle accident Saturday near Cloverdale, which resulted in one fatality. At approximately 4 p.m., units from the Putnam County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a possible fatal accident on SR 42, just west of CR 750E. Upon arriving, the vehicle was observed in the trees on the south side of 42...
The Secret of Love (04/19/10)
REELSVILE -- For thousands of years, man has looked for the answers to the mystery of love. It seems that 10 couples from the Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church in Reelsville may have discovered a few of the answers to that eternal question. Bill and Bette Killion, Chuck and Berenadine Coleman, Leroy and Florence Sillery, Jim and Jean Cromwell, Dave and Amy Geary, Willie and Esther Taylor, Bob and Joan Rissler, Bill and Shirley Lundy, Jim and Barbara Proctor and Roy and Delores Haddon have all celebrated marriages of 50 years or more.. ...
The stories of half a century (04/19/10)
The following 10 couples from Big Walnut Missionary Baptist Church in Reelsville were recently honored by the church for having been married at least 50 years.
A Lasting Legacy (04/19/10)
On Saturday, college students from 14 campuses who are members of the Indiana Student Education Association, gathered at Reelsville Elementary to give the 1954 block-brick school a make over. The ISEA selects one school each year for its Outreach to Teach project. This year, Reelsville was chosen after former Reelsville student J.D. Miller suggested it get the renovation. In honor of Miller, his sister Lindsey, mother Jean and father Jeff Miller planted a tree in front of the school.
Chicago theatre presents 'Yerma' at DePauw (04/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A young wife's desire for a child drives her to desperation in "Yerma," a play set in rural Spain roughly 80 years ago. The Aguij--n Theatre of Chicago will perform "Yerma" at 2 p.m. April 25, in Moore Theater of the Green Center for the Performing Arts, as the final installment of DePauw University's 2009-10 Performing Arts Series...
Volunteers give a lift to local school (04/19/10)
Indiana State University students Chelsie Mason, left, and Cori Moore do some painting Saturday in the gym of Reelsville Elementary. Mason and Moore were among approximately 180 college students from 14 campuses, who are members of the Indiana Student Education Association, to remodel the 1954 block-brick school. The project, called Outreach to Teach, included washing walls, landscaping, organizing several teacher's classrooms, a "new" sign out front, work on the playground and remodeling the teacher's lounge and painting in the gym. To learn more about the Outreach to Teach program, visit facebook.com and become a fan.
County introduces Victim Impact Panel for DUI, DWI offenders (04/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Starting in 2010, Putnam County Adult Probation in conjunction with Putnam County Alcohol and Drug Program, is hosting a drug and alcohol Victim Impact Panel (VIP) four times a year at DePauw University. The first panel will be Wednesday at 7 p.m...
Alumni Spaghetti Dinner (04/19/10)
Sheriff Steve Fenwick serves breadsticks to George Schneider during the Greencastle High School Alumni Association's spaghetti dinner. Also serving was Janet Bumgardner and Dan Wathen with the Putnam County Family Readiness Group. The dinner was to help raise funds for scholarships through the alumni association, which is affiliated with the Putnam County Community Foundation and was founded to expressly support scholarships for GHS graduates, fundraising for the PCCF, GHS and the community.
Greencastle native Perry named to Chi Alpha Epsilon (04/19/10)
PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Owens Community College assistant professor of mathematics Dr. James "Rusty" R. Perry of Perrysburg has been chosen by the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society to serve as Deputy National Executive Director for the Ohio/Midwest Region...
Parent Conference (04/19/10)
Rescare hosted its semi-annual Continued Parent Learning Series on April 10. Parents of Rescare students attend, as well as the new addition of Foster parents in the region. Keynote speaker was Siloan Green, who spoke about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The author of "Fly with Angels, Green suffers from PTSD after surviving a plane crash while in the military. Also speaking at the event were certified alcohol and drug abuse counselor John Mace, who spoke about recognizing warning signs of addiction, and Joni Irwin from the Jason Foundation, who spoke about teen suicide awareness and prevention. Other topics included safety planning and thinking errors.
Mary Allison Children's Trust receives donation (04/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Walmart managers Brandon Wright and Cliff Higgerson III presented board members of the Mary Allison Children's Trust with a $1,000 check Tuesday. "This money will be used to help meet the needs of children in our nine elementary schools," explained board member and treasurer Ginger Scott...
Cougars place ninth at Warrior Invite (04/19/10)
DANVILLE -- North Putnam's golf team played its first 18-hole competition of the season Saturday, finishing ninth in the 11-team Danville Warrior Invitational at Twin Bridges Golf Club. Brandon Volland was the Cougars' low scorer, shooting 102 in sunny, windy and brisk conditions on the par-72, 6,568-yard course. Wes Detienne's 106, Lance Clodfelter's 107 and Colton Smith's 110 completed the four-player total of 425 and Mitch Marlin shot 121 for North Putnam...
Hollingsworth claims thrilling finish at LPS (04/19/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Despite much cooler temperatures Saturday night at Lincoln Park Speedway, the hearty fans in the grandstands were treated to some heated racing at the Putnamville oval. Twenty-nine sprint cars were on hand and the crowd was able to take in qualifying for the field with Jared Harris taking fast time ahead of Justin Marvel and Cole Carter...
Tiger Cubs earn second place at Edgewood (04/19/10)
ELLETTSVILLE -- The Greencastle boys' golf team placed second at the Mustang Invitational at Edgewood Saturday with 323. The Tiger Cubs were bested by only Brownstown Central's 308. Brad Haussin and Jimmy Wheeler carded a pair of 78s to lead GHS. "Overall, I'm happy with our progress this season," GHS head coach Donovan Wheeler said. ...
Cougars lose 16-11 (04/19/10)
The North Putnam baseball team lost to Western Boone Saturday 16-11. Tyler Watson wielded a big bat for the Cougars, going 3-for-4 with two home runs. The North Putnam junior varsity defeated Western Boone by 10 runs in five innings. North Putnam will host Cloverdale today at 4:30 p.m...
Putnam Scanner for April 19, 2010 (04/19/10)
The following tickets were issued by the Greencastle Police Department: Jeffery A. Highland, 32, Greencastle, was stopped on S. Bloomington Street at 1:23 a.m. April 14 and cited for false or fictitious registration. Rachael Winters, 17, Greencastle, was stopped on Shadowlawn and cited for speeding -- 45 mph in a 30 mph zone...
Signs of spring around us (04/19/10)
As I write this article, it looks and feels like summer. By the time you read this, it may well feel like winter again. Welcome to spring in Indiana! Whether it's feeling 'spring-like' or not can certainly vary by the day, if not by the hour. That is one of the many signs of spring in our part of the world...
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