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Stories from Thursday, July 8, 2010

Annex remains in discussion phase (07/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Although the Putnam County Commissioners and Council met last week to discuss the possibility of building a new courthouse annex, the matter remains in the fact-finding and discussion phase at this point. The concept of a new annex or at least upgrading the current annex, in the old Jones School at 209 W. Liberty St., Greencastle, is not a new one. As the building continues to age, it has had its share of problems, including a heating problem last winter...
'It's a win-win-win-win' (07/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Moving out has its share of unwanted furniture and appliances from students at universities, but one DePauw University intern found a way to put those items to use for the betterment of the community. Missy Orr, a fifth-year sustainability intern at DePauw, worked with the Greencastle Sustainability Commission to coordinate the 2nd annual Move Out Initiative, which is an effort to capture materials in good condition from students moving out in order to donate to community families and organizations in need, earlier this summer.. ...
Mann, Parent seek Fair Queen title (07/08/10)
Seven young women from across Putnam County will compete for the title of Miss Putnam County July 17 during the Putnam County 4-H Fair Queen Contest. The contest is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in the community building at the Putnam County Fairgrounds...
Michael takes part in leadership program (07/08/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Identified as one of the new class of legislative leaders in the United States, State Rep. Nancy Michael (D-Greencastle) has been selected to take part in a program next week at the University of Virginia that is designed to encourage those leaders to think about solutions to the complex issues facing our states and country...
Hearing date set for accused arsonist (07/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Bainbridge man accused of burglarizing a house and then setting it on fire will be in Putnam County Circuit Court for a pretrial conference on July 22. Joseph S. Meanor, 25, is charged with Class B felony arson, two counts of Class B felony burglary and one count of Class D felony theft. If convicted on all charges, he could be sentenced to up to 63 years in prison...
Shelter from the Sun (07/08/10)
Raymond McCloud, left, with the Roachdale Optimist Club stands with Putnam County Fair Board member Dale Jessup in front of the new shelter at the northeast entrance to the Putnam County Fairgrounds. For the past 20 to 25 years, the Optimist Club has been parking cars during fair week. This year, come rain or shine, they will be covered. The Roachdale Optimist Club donated the funds to have the shelter built.
Bettany shines in Amiel's 'Creation' (07/08/10)
It would be easy to dismiss Jon Amiel's "Creation" as an agenda driven propaganda machine intent on shoving Charles Darwin's theory of evolution down one's throat. But, the film is far from that. Perhaps no issue more quickly divides people than the mere mention of evolution. Both sides have passionate feelings, but ironically, evolution is only a minor subplot in "Creation"...
Taddy Porter cranks it up to 11 on debut (07/08/10)
There may be no deep meaning to the fact that Oklahoma-based band Taddy Porter share its name with a classic English beer. It's likely the boys simply liked the brew or maybe just the name. But if you enjoy both full-bodied beers (This critic does.) and loud, dirty blues rock (Sign me up, please.), you might just find some similarities in the two. ...
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald (07/08/10)
Dorothy Ann Sproles Hughes-McDonald, 68, of Brazil died on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at her residence following an extended illness. At the time of death, she was surrounded by her family. She was born Nov. 29, 1941 in Greencastle. She was raised as the daughter of Edward and Dorothy Kaelber. She graduated from Heltonville High School with the class of 1960. She married Stanley A. Hughes on Nov. 6, 1960. He preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 2005...
Lucille McWilliams Rigney (07/08/10)
Lucille McWilliams Rigney, 80, of Reelsville passed away on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. She was born on March 2, 1930 in Versailles, Ky. to Virgil McWilliams and Julia Wethington McWilliams. Mrs. Rigney was a member of First Assembly of God (The StoreHouse) and was known by many in the community for her vegetables at the Farmer's Market. In addition to gardening, she loved to sew and crochet...
Putnam Scanner for July 8, 2010 (07/08/10)
Carrie L. Biddle, 27, Mellott, was booked into the Putnam County Jail at 4:49 a.m. Wednesday for visiting a common nuisance, selling methamphetamine and on a warrant out of another county. Jeremiah C. Denger, 23, Spencer, was booked at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday for violation of probation...
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