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Stories from Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Trikes and treats (08/25/10)
Lily White, 3, holds onto Gage Pugh, 5, as the pair race around the Mill Pond Health Campus parking lot Tuesday evening. Both were in town from Pittsboro visiting their grandmother Donna Newman, who was visiting her grandmother Eva Buchanan at the facility as part of Mill Pond's carnival-themed Family Fun Night. The event was held to raise money for the 2010 Memory Walk held at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Sept. 25 in support of Alzheimer's research. Activities included a 50/50 raffle, sweets lotto, corn hole tournament, bounce house and pick-a-duck games. "The family support is amazing," said Lee Ann Brubeck, Mill Pond community services representative of the event's turnout. "They come out and they want to be here." Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Robbins charged with manslaughter (08/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Cloverdale man was formally charged in Putnam County Circuit Court Tuesday with Class A felony voluntary manslaughter. Jared T. Robbins, 22, is accused in the shooting death of Donald E. Lowe III, 28, of Martinsville. Robbins allegedly shot Lowe in the chest outside a Cloverdale residence. The shooting is alleged to have happened sometime between 11 p.m. Saturday and midnight on Sunday...
DePauw orientation event finds new park destination (08/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After several years of introducing new students to downtown Greencastle with Destination Downtown, DePauw changed its strategy this year. Rather than focusing just on downtown, the university moved the event to Robe-Ann Park for Tuesday evening's re-christened "Destination Greencastle" event...
GHS officials taking precautions against staph infections (08/25/10)
By JARED JERNAGAN Assistant Editor GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle High School football player is being treated for a staph infection, but the rumor that the infection is methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has not been confirmed, GHS Athletic Director Scott Knapp said...
Backroad Bike Tour offers three options to cycling enthusiasts (08/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Bicycle enthusiasts will have three distinct ways to indulge their passion with the Backroad Bike Tour sponsored by People Pathways on Sept. 11. Whether it's a family fun ride or a warm-up for the Hilly Hundred in October, each route offers the chance for biking fun...
Mind Your Health Winners announced (08/25/10)
DePauw Nature Park was the venue for the July 31 Mind Your Health walk-run fundraiser for Mental Health America of Putnam County, The challenging courses were maneuvered in 76-degree weather, with a crowd of more than 160 participants ranging in age from 4 to 78...
Food distribution set for Sept. 4 (08/25/10)
Whitestone Food Pantry will have a food distribution between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 4 at the pantry, which is located at 8045 W. U.S. 36, Coatesville. Distribution is geared to needy residents in Floyd Township, Putnam County and Marion Township, Hendricks County. Recipients must provide government-issued photo ID as well as another form of identification, such as a utility bill...
Nominations sought for Hamilton Awards (08/25/10)
Katherine Hamilton was a woman devoted to the cause of mental health and improving the care for persons with mental illnesses. In this spirit, Hamilton Awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the cause of mental health and the quality of life for residents living in central and west central Indiana...
County needs to fix roads (08/25/10)
If we can't get all the holes to Greencastle from 350N to 900W, can we get the county line repaired out to Highway 36 so we can shop in Crawfordsville? One neighbor called the county and was told if he didn't like it, maybe he should move!
Fesitivities planned for homecoming (08/25/10)
The Cloverdale High School Homecoming 2010 parade has been set for Sept. 8. The parade route will start at the high school parking lot, go straight down Market Street to the four-way stoplight, turn left and then turn left again onto East Logan Street, where the parade will end at the football stadium parking lot...
Tax prep volunteers sought (08/25/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Last year, more than 76,000 Americans gave something to their communities and can't wait to do it again this year. According to the Internal Revenue Service, what they gave was their time. "The IRS and its partners are looking for volunteers to spend a little time learning about taxes and sharing that knowledge with others to help prepare their federal and state tax returns," said Jodie Reynolds, IRS spokesperson. ...
Greencastle native among demoted IMPD officers (08/25/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greencastle native who was promoted in February to assistant chief of police at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has now been demoted. Darryl Pierce was one of three high-ranking IMPD officers to lose his rank...
Greencastle defeats Crawfordsville 4-2 (08/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle boys' soccer team stayed perfect on the season with its 4-2 win over Crawfordsville Tuesday. The Tiger Cubs got the win, but dodged a bullet early when Crawfordsville's Cole Priebe pushed the ball down field and got past GHS keeper Kyle Parker. With Parker down, Priebe was staring at an open net, but his kick sailed to the right and the score remained 0-all...
Clovers fall in three sets to Eels (08/25/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Clay City Eels volleyball team traveled to Cloverdale with a great starting record to their early season at 2-0 overall. Their record increased to 3-0 Tuesday night with a dominating victory against the Clovers, 25-21, 25-14, 25-15...
Southmont too strong for GHS (08/25/10)
GREENCASTLE -- When a team is right on the cusp of winning or losing a match, the mental toughness of the squad will determine whether or not they make the big plays when they have to be made. On Tuesday, Greencastle's volleyball squad just wasn't quite ready to assert itself on the floor as it fell in three sets to Southmont by scores of 19-25, 24-26 and 20-25. At times, though, the score flattered the visitors...
South Putnam falls to Tri-West (08/25/10)
The South Putnam freshman team lost to Tri-West Monday 28-6, while the Eagles junior varsity team fell 28-0.
Tiger Cubs place third Monday (08/25/10)
The Greencastle girls' golf team finished third Monday in its match against Plainfield and Danville. Plainfield won with a score of 167, with Danville coming in second with 186 and Greencastle was third with 195. Katie Hedge led the Tiger Cubs with a 42, while Chelsea Samuels finished with a 46. Diane Wokoun shot a 52, Kay Wood a 55 and McKenzie St. Marie shot a 60...
Cloverdale wins in three sets (08/25/10)
The Cloverdale volleyball team defeated South Vermillion in three sets 25-23, 25-22 and 25-10. The Clovers are 1-2 on the season. Bradanne Toney helped lead the Clovers with 14 kills, three blocks and one point, while Breegan Andersen had one kill, 13 digs, eight points and two aces. Stacia Shepherd had 11 assists, 12 points and one ace, with Bristy Skiles had 18 points, 12 assists and two aces...
North Putnam succumbs to Western Boone in 3 (08/25/10)
The North Putnam volleyball team lost to Western Boone in three sets Monday. The Cougars lost 14-25, 12-25 and 16-25. North Putnam head coach Jill Schreiber wasn't happy with the loss, but was pleased with the way her team performed as a team. "We played as a team," Schreiber said. ...
North Putnam finishes second, Cloverdale third Monday in tri-meet (08/25/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The North Putnam girls' golf team scored an upset victory Monday night over Cloverdale and Owen Valley. Cloverdale sophomore Sydney Shrum fired a match-best 42 to take medalist by 12 strokes, but North Putnam earned its five-stroke victory with a consistent top four who all scored in the 50s at Clover Meadows golf course...
Linda Jean Meier (08/25/10)
Linda Jean Meier, 60, of Terre Haute and formerly of Bainbridge passed away on Monday Aug. 23, 2010. She was born on Sept. 1, 1949 in Indianapolis to Bill E. Houser and Marian L. Hartman Houser. Linda was a graduate of IVY and was employed by Motion Industries...
Alice Elzada Stout (08/25/10)
Alice Elzada Stout, 89, of Greencastle passed away on Monday, Aug. 23, 2010. She was born on June 9, 1921 in Bainbridge to Robert Lee Brown and Lula Rae Nash Brown. Surviving are five of her children, Ira Stout, Jr. and wife, Ruby, Richard Stout and wife, Ginger, Gary Stout and wife Jean, Stanley Stout and wife, Alice, and Brenda Linville and companion, Darrell Goldman; two stepsisters, Bert Calloway and husband, Max, and Immodean Parker; 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren...
Putnam Scanner for Aug. 25, 2010 (08/25/10)
Cook said Hammond drove from the right lane and across the left lane in an attempt to turn around, causing cooks vehicle to strike Hammond's in the side. Hammond continued into the median. Hammond stated she got turned around somehow and ended up on I-70 and then stated she could not remember what happened...
The 16th first day of school (08/25/10)
I got a text from my 19-year-old daughter this morning. "First day of school. Even though it's my 16th one, does it still make you feel warm and fuzzy?" You know what? It kind of did. Dani's a sophomore in college this year. The fact that she would still A) be excited about starting a new school year and B) want to share that excitement with me made me happy...
Bus drivers are bring treated unfairly (08/25/10)
Greencastle School Corp., why are you being so unkind to the bus drivers? I have three students riding the bus. We need good people to drive the buses! People to keep our children safe. They are being treated very poorly. But I guess the employees in the central office will be giving up all of their sick and personal days, too...
Non-support led to Sonic closing (08/25/10)
Congrats to Greencastle and Putnam County. You whine about wanting a steakhouse or Applebee's for years -- you don't get it, but get a Sonic that no one supported, and now it sits closed. They had great drinks and ice cream treats -- their potatoes didn't drip grease and their prices were about the same as everyone else's. Now I hear that we are getting a Buffalo Wild Wings next to Aaron's -- hope they have better luck -- oh, wait ... they serve alcohol. They might make it...
MHAPC expresses gratitude (08/25/10)
To the Editor: Mental Health America of Putnam County held its sixth annual Mind Your Health 2-mile walk and 4-mile run on July 31. Each year we are delighted with the interest from community members and individuals from outside of our community. Without our participants, we wouldn't really have a race, and without our sponsors we wouldn't be able to continue our mission in Putnam County. ...
NNO coordinators thank sponsors, volunteers (08/25/10)
To the Editor: The National Night Out Committee is proud to announce that we were able to distribute almost 600 bags of basic school supplies to Putnam County school children that attended our event. This was the result of the generous contributions from the first annual Family Movie Night Event and Steve Bahr of Duke Energy...
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