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Stories from Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cloverdale deals with utility shortfall (05/12/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Due to a little more than $100,000 in claims from the water and sewer fund during the past few months, council members have been faced with a serious shortfall in the budget. Clerk-treasurer Patti Truax told council members during their regular meeting Tuesday the fund is in the "dire straits."...
Up in the Air (05/12/10)
Asbury Towers residents enjoyed an ice cream social following a balloon release celebrating Community Retirement Home Week on Monday. Fred Sterrett, Darlene West with Asbury Towers, Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray, Helen Houck and Hazel Stevens all enjoyed letting the balloons go.
City gets report from school board member (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- As budget shortfalls continue to plague school systems around the state, the Greencastle Common Council heard Tuesday night from Dr. Bruce Stinebrickner, one of the city's two appointees to the Greencastle Community School Board. "Let me thank the council for appointing me to the school board almost two years ago," Stinebrickner said. "I don't think I've been a perfect board member, but I've done my best to serve the students and serve the school."...
Roachdale Town Council discusses abandoned property (05/12/10)
ROACHDALE -- Town council members held a very short meeting Tuesday evening and discussed abandoned properties and how to deal with them. An ordinance is already in effect giving homeowners a period of time to work on the property. The biggest issue according to town clerk Martha Louk is getting banks to acknowledge ownership of the abandoned properties...
Winning Artists (05/12/10)
These student artists are the winners of this years Tri Kappa Art award. Students from each school in the county were chosen for their outstanding attitude and performance in art. An award ceremony was held May 10 at the Putnam County Library.
Judge denies Land's motion to dismiss (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A motion for release from custody filed by a Greencastle man accused of beating and severely injuring his mother nearly a year ago has been denied by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley. Seth Land, 22, is currently housed at an Indiana Department of Correction Facility awaiting a June 10 pretrial conference in before Headley. He is charged with two counts of Class B felony aggravated battery, and could face 40 years in prison if convicted on both charges...
Juvenile detention to open in Ladoga (05/12/10)
CMC Ownership LLC has announced the opening of a juvenile detention center in Ladoga. The Sugar Creek Juvenile Justice Center will officially open on Monday. It will be an 80-bed facility. In addition to providing secure detention, the facility will provide diagnostic evaluations and many other services...
GHS boys win county, set record (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When you're setting records at the Putnam County Meet, you can be assured the day is going well. That's exactly what the Tiger Cubs did Tuesday, en route to their 10-win championship effort. The 400 relay team of Trevor Teal, Steven Miller, Jordan Hickam and Ryan Payne scorched the track to post a 44.66 in the event and eclipse the record set in 2006...
Make it 10 straight for Tiger Cubs (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A decade is a long time. Most of the time, it's an era filled with ups and downs, but for the GHS girls track program, it's only been filled with success. The Tiger Cubs won the Putnam County Meet Tuesday, marking the 10th consecutive year to do so...
Tiger Cubs down South Putnam 11-8 (05/12/10)
The Greencastle baseball team avenged its Monday loss to South Putnam by defeating the Eagles 11-8 at home Tuesday. Kyle Johnson pitched a complete game, allowing eight runs, 10 hits and five walks, while striking out five. Keegan Remsburg and Ryan Pettit had two RBIs each for the Tiger Cubs...
Eagles record 19th win of the season (05/12/10)
The South Putnam softball team defeated Greencastle 6-3 Tuesday on the road. Mattie Varvel pitched a complete game, allowing four hits and three strikeouts. Krystal Welch was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Emily Dabkowski was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Jenny Thompson went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a run scored...
Cloverdale baseball defeats Clay City, 8-6 (05/12/10)
The Cloverdale baseball team got its sixth win of the season Tuesday, defeating Clay City 8-6. Jeff Dale went 3-for-4 for the Clovers with two RBIs, while Frankie Skiles and Trevor Lockwood were both 2-for-4 with two RBIs each. Kyle Martin was the winning pitcher. He allowed three earned runs and two strikeouts...
Cloverdale golfers win three-way match (05/12/10)
The Cloverdale boys' golf team defeated Clay City and Eminence Tuesday at home. The Clovers won with a score of 175, while Clay City was second with 194 and Eminence posted an incomplete score. Chris Arnold led the team with a 39, while Sam Jordan and Alex Evans both shot 45. Gary Williams shot a 46, Ryan Book a 54 and Tyler Deakin a 55...
Cougars take down Monrovia 4-3 (05/12/10)
The North Putnam softball team defeated Monrovia 4-3 Monday on the road. The Cougars trailed 3-1 going into the seventh inning and put together a three-run inning to come away with the win. Taylor Judy was the winning pitcher, going seven innings with three hits, seven strikeouts and one walk...
Jones 4-hitter gives Cougars 3-2 victory (05/12/10)
By TIM TUTTLE For the Banner Graphic ROACHDALE -- Brock Jones pitched a complete-game four hitter and Tyler Watson delivered a game-winning two-run home run in the sixth inning to lift North Putnam to a 3-2 victory in an extremely well played West Central Conference baseball game Tuesday on the Cougars' field...
Gibson's walkoff single lifts Eagles to 8-7 victory (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Through six innings, it was a draw. Greencastle had taken the first three innings, while South Putnam had taken the next three. Tied at 7-all, though, South Putnam took care of business Monday night, with Rob Gibson driving in Derek Dean in the bottom of the seventh for the walkoff 8-7 win...
Eagle softball tops Tiger Cubs 5-4 (05/12/10)
GREENCASTLE -- As South Putnam head coach Chris Jones so aptly put it following Monday's game, when two Putnam County teams get together, you can throw the records out. Greencastle was South Putnam's equal Monday, falling to the Eagles 5-4 after having control of the game early...
Putnam Scanner for May 12, 2010 (05/12/10)
Wesley A. Baker, 28, Roachdale, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 6:55 p.m. Friday for resisting law enforcement and violation of probation. Joshua A. Castetter, 25, Clinton, was booked at 4:14 p.m. Friday for violation of probation. Karen A. Collins, 47, Poland, was booked at 1 a.m. Sunday for operating a vehicle while intoxicated and public intoxication...
My mom, my friend (05/12/10)
My mom and stepdad came to visit over Mother's Day weekend. They live in southern Michigan ... they got lost and ended up in Kokomo. Yeah, I don't know, either. Anyway, it was the best gift I could have gotten. I don't really realize how much I miss my mom until I'm with her for a while. She and I went through some really rough spots over the years -- there were times I didn't think we'd ever recover...
Healthcare bill belongs in the trash (05/12/10)
To the Editor: This spring the U.S. House and Senate passed a health care bill into law by using the process known as reconciliation. Using this process as a crutch, the Democrats in the U.S. Senate passed a bill that amounts to one-sixth of the total U.S. ...
Long family extends thanks to donors (05/12/10)
To the Editor: On May 4, a charity auction for the benefit of Christopher Long and his family was held at The Little Dude Ranch. Baked goods, donated items and gift certificates from local merchants and individuals were auctioned, and because of the generous support of Ty Sutherlin and the patrons of The Little Dude Ranch Auction Service, over $1,600 was raised in less than an hour's time with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to the Long family...
New garbage service is discriminatory (05/12/10)
To the Editor: The city of Greencastle has implemented a new trash pick up service. They delivered two trashcans per household, and one of the cans is for recycle trash only. My problem is, there is no way one can for trash will hold enough for my large family. I called the Greencastle utility office and they informed me that it will cost me $1 per bag for any extra trash that will not fit in that can...
Community center going smoke free July 1 (05/12/10)
To the Editor: Cunot Community and Senior Citizen Center will implement a non-smoking policy effective July 1. Smoking will not be allowed on the grounds, and a suitable area will be designated. Smoking has long played an important role in popular culture and shaping of personal identity. This relationship helps to explain smoking's persistence, despite widespread anti-smoking campaigns. In 1985, the American Lung Association addressed the problem of secondhand smoke or side-stream smoke...
Thanks for supporting Lab Professionals Week (05/12/10)
To the Editor: Putnam County Hospital Laboratory Department would like to extend a very special thank you to the following local businesses and individuals that made this year's Lab Professionals Week exceptional. Each year, our lab is celebrated for the vital role they play within healthcare. This year, many contributions were made to give recognition to our staff's efforts...
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