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Stories from Thursday, April 22, 2010

Relay For Life moved indoors (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The threat of inclement weather has forced the move of this weekend's Putnam County Relay For Life indoors. Members of the Relay For Life committee reached the decision and event co-chair Dick Shuck made the announcement late Thursday afternoon...
Stranded in Greencastle (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It could be worse. Stranded in the United States, the Swetman family has tried to make the best of a bad situation. Anita and Alan, along with their two children, Mark, 20, and Colin, 23, traveled to the US from Horscham, England for a family wedding in Pennsylvania. What was supposed to be a weeklong vacation has turned into a nearly two-week nightmare...
Town forced to cut funds (04/22/10)
RUSSELLVILLE -- The town of Russellville has to tighten its financial belt since the Department of Local Government Finance is requiring a large cut in the 2010 budget. Town council members voted to accept a resolution making reductions in appropriations as ordered by DLGF...
Greencastle students take on invasive plant (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle High School students spent part of Wednesday morning removing garlic mustard -- an invasive plant species detrimental to native plants and wildlife -- from a section of land along Big Walnut Creek near Dunbar Bridge. "It suffocates and takes over the native plants that are necessary for wildlife," explained junior Brittany Girton...
DPU band presents semester's final concert (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The DePauw University Band will present its final concert of the semester this Sunday at 3 p.m. in Kresge Auditorium of the Green Center for the Performing Arts. The performance is presented free of charge and open to the public. "We are very excited about this upcoming performance, not just for the great symphonic band and wind ensemble repertoire we'll present, but also because every piece (plus one more) will be recorded within the next couple of weeks for our eighth compact disc," said Craig Paré, conductor of the University Band.. ...
Moore's owner looks to clear air (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle business owner is hoping to clear the air about a recent controversy at which her bar was the center. Moore's Bar was set to host a "Girls Gone Wild" event on Wednesday, but cancelled the event amid the concerns of local citizens, clergy and authorities...
Mansfield Village set to host Mushroom Festival this weekend (04/22/10)
MANSFIELD -- There's fun for everyone in the family at the Annual Mansfield Village Mushroom Festival this Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come early and register for organized mushroom hunts and buy or sell mushrooms at the auction. Win a cash prize for the largest mushroom each day, regardless of where it was found...
Earth Week to conclude with Friday musical celebration (04/22/10)
There will be an Earth Week Celebration featuring live music and environmental fundraising and awareness Friday night at The Blue Door Café. Information will be available from the Arbor Day Foundation, the DePauw Nature Park, Greencastle Sustainability Committee, DePauw Environmental Club, Relay for Life, Red Cross Blood Drive and the Greencastle Farmer's Market...
Greencastle earns pair of wins (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle girls' tennis team won a pair of matches recently. GHS defeated Edgewood 4-1 Monday and then downed South Vermilion 5-0 Tuesday. On Monday, No. 1 singles player Kate Babington defeated Hannah Douglas 6-1 and 6-0, while No. 3 singles player Harriet Watson defeated Tyla Holmes 3-6, 6-4 and 7-5. Katie Farris, the GHS No. 2 singles player, fell in two sets 7-5 and 6-3...
GHS boys' track places third (04/22/10)
The GHS boys' track team began the second week of its outdoor season against Avon and Martinsville Tuesday. Martinsville won the meet with a score of 73, with Avon coming in second with 58 points and GHS was third with 36. "I am really proud of the way that our team competed tonight," Greencastle head coach Mike Shimpf said. "Without a question, the competition was formidable, but the guys really performed well."...
GMS girls defeat Eagles 69-40 (04/22/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The GMS girls' track team defeated South Putnam Tuesday 69-40. Callan Taylor picked up two wins for the Tiger Cubs, winning the high jump (4-2) and the 100 (14.9). Libby Brush won the 2,400 (10:17), while Alex Stoffregen won the 1,600 (6:26). Sydney Stuchwisch captured the shot put (24.8) and Erica Hoagland won the 200 (29.9). The 400 relay team also earned a win on the night...
NPMS battles Cadets, Bulldogs (04/22/10)
The North Putnam Middle School boys' track team faced Cascade and Monrovia last week. The Cougars fell to Cascade 68-41 and Monrovia 62-47. Against Cascade, Jensen Conlin was first in the shot put and the discus, while Coy Flynn was first in the 400, and second in the 100 and the 200. Cole Dean recorded a first-place finish in the 110 hurdles and was third in the high jump...
South Putnam hosting Pitch, Hit and Run (04/22/10)
South Putnam will be hosting an area Pitch, Hit and Run competition on Saturday at 10 a.m. The event will take place at the baseball and softball fields at South Putnam High School. Any boy or girl ages 7-14 is eligible to compete. Participants must have a copy of their birth certificate and no metal spikes are not permitted...
Coats for Kids fundraiser date set (04/22/10)
There will be a Coats for Kids coed softball fundraiser on May 17 at Robe Ann Park. The event will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public. Republicans, Democrats and emergency services will sponsor the fundraiser.
South Putnam falls to Monrovia, 6-4 (04/22/10)
The South Putnam baseball team fell to Monrovia Tuesday night, 6-4 on the road. Cameron Chestnut was 2-for-4 at the plate, with John Spencer and Rob Gibson adding 2-for-2 performances.
Cougars score win over Cloverdale (04/22/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The North Putnam softball team defeated Cloverdale 10-3 Tuesday. The winning pitcher was Taylor Judy, going seven innings, with three runs and giving up nine hits while striking out nine. Carlye McGaughey had two doubles and two RBIs to lead the North Putnam offense. Elsiana Crosby recorded three hits with an RBI and a run scored, while Judy had two hits and Dakota Malayer had a hit...
Earth Week to conclude with Friday musical celebration (04/22/10)
There will be an Earth Week Celebration featuring live music and environmental fundraising and awareness Friday night at The Blue Door Café. Information will be available from the Arbor Day Foundation, the DePauw Nature Park, Greencastle Sustainability Committee, DePauw Environmental Club, Relay for Life, Red Cross Blood Drive and the Greencastle Farmer's Market...
'Peacock' has its share of hits and misses (04/22/10)
Cross-dressing, child abuse and split personalities. Nope I'm not talking about my last family reunion, but the new flick "Peacock" starring Cillian Murphy and Ellen Page. It's a movie that's so layered it folds up on itself and never lives up to its potential...
Erickson finds redemption on first record in 15 years (04/22/10)
To truly appreciate Roky Erickson's "True Love Cast Out All Evil," released Tuesday on Anti- Records, it's best to first know Erickson's backstory. The lead singer of seminal psychedelic band the 13th Floor Elevators, Erickson was arrested in 1969 for marijuana possession and eventually jailed in the Rusk Maximum Security Prison for the Criminally Insane, after pleading insanity...
Donald E. Martin (04/22/10)
Donald E. Martin, 82 of Hendricksville, passed away on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1927 in Terre Haute, he was the son of Owen Joseph and Martha Bryant Martin Monroe. After the death of his father, when he was two years old, he moved with his mother and brothers to Patricksburg to be near his grandparents as he grew up...
Putnam Scanner for April 22, 2010 (04/22/10)
Putnam County Jail Ralph J. Dill Jr., 24, Indianapolis, was booked at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday for criminal trespassing. Derrick D. Garrett, 27, Beech Grove, was booked at 1:20 a.m. Wednesday for violation of probation. Kevin A. Smith, 47, Shelbyville, was booked at 10:46 p.m. Tuesday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication...
Court News for April 22, 2010 (04/22/10)
The following cases were filed recently in the Putnam County Courts: Elizabeth Hoffman, V.C. Niehaus, Britney Piljagic, Telissa True, Steven Shedlock, Amanda Phillips, James Burdge, Shawn Hubbard, Cynthia Howard, Sally Hendricks, Katherine Wood, Heather Lone, Robert Persinger, Jeffrey Chad, Joshua Sarauer, Lita Sandy, Darlene Carter, Howard Smith, Andrew King, Joanne Freace, Susie Sterrett, Louis Dezsi, Richard Wolfe, Charles Ring, Jerry Williams and Debrah Dunfee...
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