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Stories from Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Zion's fight: SMA diagnosis devastates Hoskins family (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Watching their children take their first steps is a moment parents wait for from the minute their babies are born. Sadly, that is one milestone Chelsea and Paul Hoskins of Greencastle will likely never experience with their 21-month-old son Zion...
House fire under investigation (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Monday night fire caused what Greencastle Fire Chief Bill Newgent described as "significant damage" to a house at 900 E. Tennessee St. Fire crews were toned out to a structure fire just after 11 p.m., a Putnam County dispatcher said. In addition to firefighters from Greencastle, representatives from Madison Township, Fillmore, Reelsville and Bainbridge fire departments and Operation Life ambulance service responded to the call...
Marathon owner acquires Mini Mart (08/18/10)
One local business owner has found a way to fill a need he's seen for some time. Bajwa, owner of the Marathon station on North Jackson Street, recently acquired the Mini Mart station, also on North Jackson. For some time, he's had customers at his station ask him about adding a diesel pump to the business. However, he has not had the capability at the Marathon. The addition of the new station has changed this. "People were asking for a long time, but I can't do it because I only have two tanks. (At Mini Mart), I have three tanks." As of Monday, the new pump was not up and running, but Bajwa hopes to have it going by Friday at the latest. "I did it as a community service to this side of town, so my customers don't have to go to the other side of town to get diesel," Bajwa said.
Greencastle 1 of 45 finalists for National League of Cities award (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The hard work of citizens and officials to make a "greener" Greencastle have been noticed outside the city. The National League of Cities (NLC) announced Monday that Greencastle is one of 45 finalists for its 2010 Awards for Municipal Excellence. The city was selected for its work to develop and implement the initiatives of the Greencastle Sustainability Commission...
Online registration hugely successful for South Putnam (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Online registration at South Putnam Community Schools seems to have been a rousing success. This was the first year the service was offered, and at the South Putnam Community School Board Corporation meeting Monday night, technology director Steve Ricketts offered a report...
Roachdale approves repair project funding (08/18/10)
ROACHDALE -- The Roachdale Town Council unanimously approved funding for a new roof and gutter board for the town park restroom at its monthly meeting last week. The project will cost the town $1,950, and Parker Construction will start on the project as soon as time is permitted in the contractor's schedule, Roachdale clerk-treasurer Martha Louk said...
Guardrails will soon protect motorists along county road (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A troublesome curve near Heritage Lake will soon have guardrails on both sides of the road. At Monday's meeting of the Putnam County Commissioners, County Highway Supervisor Jim Smith presented the commissioners with a quote of $36,000 to put guardrails on both sides of the road where County Road 725E curves to the west and becomes County Road 525N...
POET granted new abatements, extensions (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- With the new owner of the Cloverdale ethanol plant investing $30 million in the facility, the Putnam County Council moved Tuesday night to grant a tax abatement on the property. The move actually involved two separate abatements. The first is being transferred to POET after it was originally granted to previous owner Altra Biofuels...
City to hold 2nd Ward meeting Thursday (08/18/10)
The city of Greencastle will host a Second Ward neighborhood meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Deer Meadow Primary School. Second Ward Councilor Mark Hammer, Mayor Sue Murray, City Planner Shannon Norman and Councilor-At-Large Phyllis Rokicki will be on hand representing city government...
DePauw, United Way team up for service (08/18/10)
This year's Day of Caring and kick-off breakfast sponsored by the United Way of Putnam County is pairing up with an annual DePauw University volunteer project to share resources and bridge gaps between students and community members. Incoming DePauw freshmen involved in a campus-wide volunteer event will also join community members at the annual Day of Caring in the university's annual Service Plunge put on by DePauw's Office of Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities (formerly Hartman House).. ...
Tiger Cub girls' soccer falls to aggressive Bruins squad (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Tuesday proved to be a rough start to the season for the Greencastle girls' soccer team. The Tiger Cubs lost to an aggressive and deep Tri-West squad 7-1 at home. The Bruins came out aggressive and never let up their pace. They pressured the Tiger Cubs on both ends of the pitch, resulting in just two GHS shots on goal and zero goals in the first half...
Balanced Eagle golfers pick up win over CHS (08/18/10)
BRAZIL -- South Putnam's girls golf team had balanced scoring for a 209-stroke total Monday at Oak Ridge Golf Course in a victory over Cloverdale, which posted an incomplete for having only three players. Even if Cloverdale had been able to field the four players necessary for the team score, the Clovers likely wouldn't have won. Cloverdale's three-player total of 180 would have meant the fourth player needed to shoot a 7-under par 28 to overcome South Putnam's solid scoring...
South Putnam falls in three sets to West Vigo (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Rarely do two contests mirror each other featuring four separate teams in two different locations. The fate North Putnam suffered Monday night was the same that befell South Putnam on Tuesday. In their opening contest of the 2010 season, the Eagles hosted a West Vigo side that, a year ago, pushed the Eagles to five sets in a game that eventually went the Eagles' way in the end...
Cougars struggle in three sets (08/18/10)
ROACHDALE -- Monday saw the curtain open for the North Putnam volleyball team's 2010 season. After watching the JV win in two sets over Riverton Parke by scores of 25-11 and 25-16, things seemed to be rolling the hosts' way. The Panthers, however, were not so generous in the varsity contest...
Samuels earn medalist honors in GHS 198-207 win (08/18/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On a beautiful and cloudless Monday evening, the Greencastle girls golf team carded a 198 to best visiting North Montgomery by nine strokes at Windy Hill Country Club. The Tiger Cubs were led by senior Chelsea Samuels' eight-over 44, good enough for medalist honors, and Diane Wokoun's 46. Katie Hedge added a 49, and Kay Wood's 59 rounded out the team total...
Tiger Cubs hosting "Purple Out" this Friday (08/18/10)
Greencastle will host "Purple Out" this Friday encouraging all Greencastle fans to come to the game dressed in purple for the home opener against Monrovia at 7 p.m. There will also be an opportunity to purchase all-sports athletic passes, as well as Lucas Oil tickets for the game on Oct. 16 against Owen Valley...
GHS boys' soccer shuts out Bulldogs (08/18/10)
Tuesday night the Tiger Cubs traveled to Monrovia for their season opener and shut out the Bulldogs 7-0. Five minutes into the game, Sophomore Evan Smith passed the ball to Junior Sonney Basham for the first goal. Smith was able to score next unassisted...
Marjorie Marie Cash (08/18/10)
Marjorie Marie Cash, 86, of Fillmore passed away on Monday, Aug. 16, 2010. She was born on Nov. 10, 1923 in Putnam County to Gilbert Cox and Lessie O'Neal Cox. She was a graduate of Fillmore High School, a member of Bethel Baptist Church, a founding member of Club 16 and a 4-H Leader. Mrs. Cash loved sewing and gardening, especially flowers...
Gary R. Wilbur (08/18/10)
Gary R. Wilbur, 71 passed away Monday August 16 at his home in Carlisle Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, 501 N. Baltimore Ave. Mt. Holly Springs, Penn. 17065
James V. Samsel (08/18/10)
James V. Samsel, 89, of Cloverdale passed away Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 at Hendricks Regional Health. He was born on Feb. 20, 1921 in Royal Center, the son of the late Homer and Merle (Stevens) Samsel. He was married to Marcella M. (Pryor) Samsel on Aug. ...
Fred Wayne Nichols (08/18/10)
Fred Wayne Nichols, 42, Belle Union, passed away on Aug. 17, 2010. He was born on Jan. 6, 1968 in Martinsville and was the son of Patricia Faye Nichols. He was a truck driver, member of the Teamsters and the Eminence Baptist Church. He is survived by his mother, Patricia Faye Nichols of Belle Union; his son Fred Wayne Nichols II of Belle Union; his uncles Randy Nichols and wife Donna of Belle Union and Robert Nichols and wife Linda of Belle Union...
Fight for Zion (08/18/10)
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