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Stories from Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Airport addressing safety concern (05/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Putnam County Airport is looking to correct a safety issue on the north end of its runway. The culprit is a hump in the runway, which poses a risk to the faster landing jets. "We have received safety complaints," said Mike Clodfelter, president of Board Of Aviation Commissioners, which owns the 192-acre airport...
Fillmore Elementary student takes grand prize in soil and water contest (05/19/10)
FILLMORE -- Jenna Carmichael from Fillmore Elementary took the overall grand prize in the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) and the Putnam County Soil and Water Conservation District conservation contest. The NACD annually sponsors local Soil and Water Conservation Districts stewardship week. This year's theme was "Conservation Habits=Healthy Habitats" and ran April 26 though May 2...
Historic homes featured on walking tour Saturday (05/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On May 22, people interested in historic architecture will have a perfect opportunity to explore over 70 old homes in Greencastle. In honor of National Preservation Month, the Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County (HPSPC) and Indiana Landmarks are offering a free presentation and self-guided walking tour of a sampling of homes in the historic Eastern Enlargement District of Greencastle...
GPRD announces summer programs (05/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department is offering a series of adult summer recreation programs, which include: The Summer Running Club provides the opportunity to meet and run with other runners, consult with area coaches, monitor personal growth in a great outdoor setting...
So Long, Farewell (05/19/10)
The Greencastle Middle School Eighth Grade Farewell Committee recently hosted a farewell party for outgoing middle school students. Many parents, local businesses and organizations contributed to the party.
Museum offering summer programs (05/19/10)
Several programs will be offered this summer at the Putnam County Museum for children ages 7 and above. All programs require registration at least one full week in advance. Call the museum at 653-8419 to register. Programs will include: Samplers: History with Needle and Thread, June 11, 9 a.m. to noon...
Miss Putnam Co. contestants sought (05/19/10)
Applications for the Putnam County Fair Queen Contest are now being accepted. Putnam County Fair Queen Contest is not affiliated with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service or the 4-H Program. The contest will take place July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Putnam County Fair Grounds...
Seat belt intiative slated (05/19/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Lt. Dan Jones, commander of the Putnamville State Police Post, has announced that troopers from the Putnamville Post are participating in the "Click It or Ticket" campaign which starts May 21 and runs through Memorial Day weekend. "There is an emphasis this year on convincing more motorists to buckle up day and night," Jones said. "Troopers will be observing for unrestrained motorists around the clock."...
Athletes from GHS, North Putnam and Cloverdale advance to Regional (05/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With threatening overcast skies soaring overhead, the 2010 South Putnam Sectional for girls' track displayed some heated battles and great finishes across the board. Greencastle was the top county finisher with its fourth place finish with 68 points...
DePauw softball wins regional competition (05/19/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Division III Regional Softball Championship came down to a best 2-out-of-3 between the host DePauw Tigers and the No. 1-seeded Ohio Northern Polar Bears. The Tigers turned out to be fiercer than the Polar Bears, winning Monday's championship game 5-4 to advance to the NCAA Finals...
Cougars fall in nine (05/19/10)
MONTEZUMA -- The North Putnam girls' softball team was the tough-luck loser of a pitchers' duel Tuesday night, falling to Riverton Parke 1-0 in nine innings. Cougar pitcher Taylor Judy allowed one run on six hits and struck out seven Panthers. The Cougars collected two hits on the night -- one by Judy in the first and one by Elsiana Crosby in the ninth...
NP baseball loses at Riverton Parke (05/19/10)
MONTEZUMA -- North Putnam Varsity baseball lost to Riverton Parke 2-1 Tuesday. Kyler Badten did the pitching for North Putnam, allowing two runs on five hits and no walks, while striking. The Cougars had five hits with Shawn Diebold going 2-2. Tyler Watson hit a solo homer in the fourth, and Badten and Mychael Buchanan had one hit each...
Clover golf falls to Warriors (05/19/10)
MARSHALL -- The Cloverdale golf team struggled Tuesday evening at Turkey, falling to the Warriors 166-190. "We had a poor night. Our effort was not as good, the weather was not good, and it was very wet," CHS Coach Doug Wokoun said. "We did some things well, but it was inconsistent. I was concerned about a letdown after the county and conference, and it happened. We missed our match last night due to weather, and it is probably just as well...
Vernon L. Walton (05/19/10)
Vernon L. Walton, 80, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Monday, May 17, 2010. He was born on Sept. 4, 1929 in Marion County to William and Goldie Evelyn Fields Walton. Mr. Walton was a 1948 graduate of Carmel High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and received the Korean Service Ribbon with three Bronze Service Stars...
Carol Jean Tonkin Brown (05/19/10)
Carol Jean Tonkin Brown passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010. She was the beloved wife of William Joseph Brown, loving mother of Christopher Joseph Brown and Katie Eleanora Brown and dear sister of Paula McShane, Karen Barnard and the late Linda and Diane...
Putnam Scanner for May 19, 2010 (05/19/10)
Putnam County Jail Clay J. Berry, 19, no city listed, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 12:15 a.m. Friday for theft. Anthony M. Cox, 22, Greencastle, was booked at 2:22 p.m. Monday for battery on a child. Tyrone Goebel, 36, no city listed, was booked at 2:43 p.m. Monday for violation of probation...
How the mighty have fallen (05/19/10)
So the big Indiana news today is that Indiana Rep. Mark Souder, who served for eight terms, resigned from Congress after admitting he had an extramarital affair with a part-time staff member. As soon as the news broke this morning, blogs, chat rooms and social networking sites across the Internet were burning up with comments about Souder and his actions...
Kiwanis Club extends thanks (05/19/10)
To the Editor: The Kiwanis Club of Greencastle thanks the many people who attended and those who supported our pancake breakfast on May 15 during the Fair On The Square. We served nearly 400 meals. All proceeds will be used for Kiwanis community projects. These include Riley Hospital for Children, college scholarships for local students, Putnam County Relay for Life, the Reality Store and others. Past efforts have included the Kiwanis Room at the Putnam County Public Library...
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