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Stories from Thursday, August 26, 2010

'Good, honest connections are our goal' (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University president Brian Casey emphasized community and campus bonding as part of the university's strategic plan as he addressed students and members of the community at City Hall Wednesday night. "Good, honest connections are our goal in creating an intentional partnership," he said...
Living with schizophrenia: 'Every person has a story' (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Schizophrenia is known in mental health circles as the "college disease" because it typically hits people around age 18 or 20, the age when several young adults are preparing to transition into university life. For Teresa Batto's son, that move to college was compounded with paranoia and a history of seizures and handicaps he had already had to deal with since his childhood...
Satellite building demolished (08/26/10)
The building on South Bloomington Street that housed the popular burger joint the Satellite during in the 1960s and 1970s was demolished Tuesday. The land on which the building sat at 420 S. Bloomington St. is now owned by Putnam County Comprehensive Services. PCCS executive director Chuck Schroeder said he is not sure yet what will be built on the lot, but that it will likely be a place where PCCS clients could receive work training. Schroeder estimated that building on the lot would start late next spring or early next summer. PCCS also purchased the lot at 424 S. Bloomington. The building on that lot, which used to be a pizza parlor, has also been razed. Photo by Amanda Junk
Veterinary tools on display at Putnam County Museum (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On display at the Putnam County Museum is a special exhibit of a portion of the late Dr. Donald "Doc" Brattain's collection of the tools of the trade he used in his many years as a veterinarian. "Thanks to Dr. Otis Patrick, these items are identified," said Sally Gray, museum board member and membership chair...
Buttery set for sentencing today (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Crawfordsville man currently incarcerated at the Putnamville Correctional facility is set to be in Putnam County Circuit Court today to be sentenced on a felony drug dealing charge. Brandon S. Buttery, 27, was charged in Putnam County with Class A felony dealing in methamphetamine, Class B felony dealing in methamphetamine and Class C felonies illegal possession of anhydrous ammonia or ammonia solution and possession of chemical reagents or precursors in connection with an October 2008 incident in which Greencastle Police Department officers discovered during a traffic stop multiple items used in the manufacturing of meth.. ...
Sheriff asking for public's help in locating missing female (08/26/10)
SCOTT COUNTY -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department is investigating the disappearance of Nina Rae Keown. She has been missing since the late evening hours of Saturday, Aug. 7. Authorities are concerned about her safety due to the fact she has not been seen by or contacted any family members or friends since the date of her disappearance...
PCH offering diabetic education classes (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Hospital will begin offering group classes for diabetes self-management in September. The material will be divided into two sessions: "What is Diabetes?" and nutrition education. The diabetes session will be led by Certified Diabetes Educator Annette Handy, a registered nurse, and the nutrition education, including carbohydrate counting, will be offered by Registered Dietician Jamie Downen...
Fundraiser added to Airport Appreciation Days (08/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- An evening of fun, food and fundraising has been dialed up for Patriots Day, Sept. 11, as a "Command Performance" live radio hour is presented in the hangar at the Dixie Chopper Business Center at the Putnam County Airport on Greencastle's east side...
New events planned at Crossroads Arena (08/26/10)
CLOVERDALE -- While professional horse shows are a big part of what goes on at Crossroads Arena in Cloverdale, owner Steve Jackson is trying to branch out and use the space for more varied events. To that end, the first annual Crossroads Bike Rally is set for today through Sunday...
Duke reports energy use spike (08/26/10)
Duke Energy customers have used more energy this summer as temperatures have soared, a release from Duke Energy Area Manager Steve Bahr said. "For instance, in July our Indiana customers used 21 percent more power than the same month last year," Bahr said. "Higher energy usage also means higher energy bills. We have some programs that can help customers manage their summer electric bills."...
Eye of the Tiger (08/26/10)
Punt, Pass & Kick (08/26/10)
'Color' paints grim picture of war (08/26/10)
Sometimes there's nothing better than a good documentary. Unfortunately, those are difficult to come by at times. More often than not, instead of letting the stories tell themselves, what you get is a director pushing his agenda, leaving the truth behind...
The Best Coast: A land of contradictions (08/26/10)
Imagine if you will, an album inspired heavily by 1950s girls groups and poppy 1960s surf rock. Add to this song titles like "Boyfriend," "Crazy for You" and "When I'm With You." Sound a bit too high school? Then add this to the mix: the darkness and ennui of 1990s grunge rock. Sound a bit more palatable? It is...
Gary Wayne Ring (08/26/10)
Gary Wayne Ring, 57, of Bainbridge, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with the Rev. Beth Newton Watson officiating. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home...
Celebrating 90 years of stronger Democracy (08/26/10)
Today marks the 90th anniversary of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters -- founded the same year women achieved this right -- celebrates Women's Equality Day by remembering this historic achievement, and looking forward to greater civic participation and healthy debate on the issues that matter most to our communities...
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