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Stories from Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Back To Native Roots (09/08/10)
Caroline Murphy, a DePauw University student and part-time assistant director of the Putnam County Museum, explains some of the features of the new "Indiana's Native Peoples: the First Inhabitants" exhibit to museum-goers Tuesday evening at the Putnam County Museum. The exhibit is the county's first comprehensive and authentic presentation of Native American cultures that once flourished in Indiana territory and Putnam County. The presentation also included a demonstration from Terry Noble, who played Native American flutes made from different kinds of wood. Banner Graphic/AMANDA JUNK
Author shares novel writing advice (09/08/10)
GREENCASTLE --Author Nic Pizzolatto said he doesn't believe in writers block, which accounts for him penning his first novel "Galveston" in about three and a half months. Most days he woke up as early as 4 a.m. before going to teach English classes at 8 a.m...
Not too late to buy tickets for playhouse show (09/08/10)
Director Shelly McFadden is helming the comedy "Never Too Late," which will close the 49th season of the Putnam County Playhouse. Sandi Rossok will assist McFadden. The production will be presented September 9-11 and again September 15-18, at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre in Greencastle...
County to use new tool in collecting child support (09/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County will soon be utilizing a new tool in the fight to collect child support payments. Title IV D Child Support Director Beth Ross and Prosecutor Tim Bookwalter told the Putnam County Commissioners about the new program at Tuesday morning's meeting...
Cloverdale company touts champion bull in Illinois angus competition (09/08/10)
Wilson Cattle Company of Cloverdale won senior champion bull honors at the 2010 DuQuoin State Fair Roll of Victory Angus Show in DuQuoin, Ill., which took place Aug. 29. The bull beat out 88 other entries for the top prize. Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, and Ryan Long of Blue Mound, Ill., own the winning bull. Photo contributed by Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association
Hole-y-One scramble set for Sept. 17 (09/08/10)
The Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods will host their eighth annual Hole-y-One Golf Scramble on Friday, Sept. 17, at Hulman Links. Cost for a foursome, which includes lunch, gift bag and beverages, is $300. Individuals also may register for $75, and morning and afternoon flights are available...
Backroad Bike Tour is Saturday (09/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Backroad Bike Tour will be a way for cyclist to indulge their passion and support People Pathways this Saturday. The tour will include three routes for different skill and interest levels, including a 14-mile ride to Fillmore, a 36-mile route to Heritage Lake and a 63-mile ride to Monrovia...
State Police sobriety checkpoint, saturation patrol lead to 28 arrests (09/08/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Indiana State Police Troopers from the Putnamville post conducted a sobriety checkpoint on U.S. 41 in northern Vigo County between midnight and 2 a.m. Saturday and arrested one driver for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. During the two-hour period, troopers checked 83 drivers, issued two traffic tickets, three written warnings in addition to the one driver who was operating a vehicle while intoxicated...
Hoosier Lotto jackpot second biggest of decade (09/08/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- No players have matched all six numbers since March 2010, and this trend held for the drawing on Saturday. The winning numbers drawn Saturday were 1-6-9-11-20-22. Wednesday's $27 million Hoosier Lotto jackpot ranks as the fifth biggest in the game's history. Hoosiers have had a shot at a jackpot this big only one other time in this decade, when the jackpot reached $54.5 million in 2007...
Student recognized by Kiwanis (09/08/10)
Dakota Watson receives his Student of the Month Award from Principal Randy Corn from Greencastle High School. Kiwanis recognizes youth every month who are contributors to their community. Contributed photo
Local grower gives back (09/08/10)
Greencastle farmer Keith Berry was recently honored by Indiana Prairie Farmer Magazine as a Master Farmer for 2010. While the award recognizes Keith's commitment and contributions to agriculture, it is also a recognition of the many ways this local man gives back in Putnam County...
Rural Youth/Young Adults alumni reunion planned for Sept. 25 (09/08/10)
The biennial statewide reunion for all former members of Rural Youth/Young Adults will be on Saturday, Sept. 25, in Scott Hall at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Franklin. Registration is at 1 p.m., and the program begins at 2 p.m. Dinner will be available for purchase...
Bond reduction denied for carjacking suspect (09/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Circuit Judge Matthew Headley has denied a bond reduction for an alleged carjacking. Brandon L. Elwood, 24, of Spencer has been in jail since Aug. 9, charged with Class B felony carjacking, Class D felonies resisting law enforcement, battery by bodily waste, auto theft and theft, Class A misdemeanor operating a vehicle with at least .15 grams of alcohol in .210 liters of breath, Class B misdemeanor criminal mischief and Class C misdemeanor operating while intoxicated.. ...
Greencastle falls 6-1 to Braves (09/08/10)
GREENCASTLE -- You could say it's been a long stretch for the Greencastle girl's soccer team. The Tiger Cubs have taken their lumps throughout the early part of the season, having played several large schools in the area to prepare for sectional play. Where as other teams might get excited to see Terre Haute South on the schedule, it was probably met by a shrug of shoulders from this squad...
Cloverdale volleyball swept by Patriots (09/08/10)
CLOVERDALE -- It's hard enough in any volleyball match just to beat the team standing across the net. But that task becomes near-impossible when you can't stop beating yourself. That was precisely the problem for the Cloverdale volleyball team in a three-game loss against Owen Valley Tuesday night. The Clovers couldn't get out of their own way in the first two games, falling 14-25 and 16-25, before playing the Patriots tough in a 24-26 effort in the final game...
Greencastle boys' shuts out Mounties (09/08/10)
NEW MARKET -- After suffering its first loss on the season last week at Terre Haute South, the Greencastle boys' soccer team bounced back with an impressive win over South Montgomery Tuesday night. The Tiger Cubs' Spencer Moore netted a goal in the first 10 minutes of the match on an assist from Sonney Basham. ...
Cougars fall to Bulldogs at home (09/08/10)
DANVILLE -- North Putnam shot 225 and lost to Monrovia's 209 in a West Central Conference golf match Tuesday at Twin Bridges Golf Club. "We've played at that score for the last few rounds," Cougars' coach Linda Patrick said. "We've stagnated and can't seem to get off that score in the mid-220s. I feel we could be better if we could get all the girls playing good together."...
GHS boy runners run at state preview (09/08/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle boys' cross country team competed at the State Preview meet at Terre Haute Saturday. Greencastle finished 22nd overall, with eight of nine runners recording personal bests. Ryan Stevens led the GHS team with a time of 17:36. Tyler Hudson followed with a 17:45, with Nathan Eubank adding a time of 17:59...
Clovers compete at Artesian Classic (09/08/10)
ELLETTSVILLE -- The Greencastle girls' golf team lost to Edgewood Tuesdsay 182-209 on the road. Chelsea Samuels led the Tiger Cubs with a score of 45, with Katie Hedge following with a 50 and Diane Wokoun with a 53. Kay Wood shot a 55, with McKenzie St. Marie shooting a 67 and Liz Johnson adding a 66. Tristan French carded a 60 for GHS...
Robert Stewart Snell (09/08/10)
Robert Stewart Snell, 47, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010. Born in Chicago, he was a son of the late Thaddeus S. Snell and Mary Ward DiDomenico. Robert was a son, a brother, an uncle, a chef, a paramedic and a proud army veteran. His passions for the outdoors, wildlife and hunting ran deep, but not like his enthusiasm for a good sporting event, a good meal and good times with family and friends...
Ina Lorraine Duffle Armour (09/08/10)
Ina Lorraine Duffle Armour died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010 in Greencastle. Ina was born in Hindsboro, Ill. to Harmon and Grace Duffle on Dec. 20, 1908, making her 101 years, 8 months and 13 days old at the time of death. She attended a one-room schoolhouse in Hindsboro, but traveled with her Grandmother Simpson as chaperone to Indianapolis to attend the Teacher's College of Indianapolis (Madam Blaker's all-girl college). ...
Dorothy M. Wilson (09/08/10)
Dorothy M. Wilson, 89, of Evansville, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at Cypress Grove Rehabilitation Center. Dorothy was the younger of two daughters born to Ernest and Lizzie (Barnes) Martin of Providence, Ky. She was a talented pianist who toured with several of the "Big Bands" of the Midwest. ...
Ruth Donelson (09/08/10)
Ruth Donelson, formerly of Greencastle, passed away at the age of 100 in Orlando on Sept. 6, 2010. Ruth was born and raised in Indianapolis and graduated from Arsenal Technical High School. She is preceded in death by her husband, Norman (Don). She and her husband were proprietors of Donelson's Pharmacy on the west side of the square for 27 years (1947-1974). ...
Beverly J. Haltom Trumbo (09/08/10)
Beverly J. Haltom Trumbo, 73, Greencastle, formerly of Cloverdale, passed away on Sept. 6, 2010 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. She was born on Feb. 26, 1937 in Belle Union, and was the daughter of the late Emmett G. and Mary L. (Morgan) Sutherlin...
Putnam Scanner for Sept. 8, 2010 (09/08/10)
Jaime Ferando Bautisia, 46, Tucson, AZ: Sale of cocaine, Sept. 05, 8:00 a.m. Biak Peng Ceu, 19, Indianapolis: Operating while intoxicated, minor in consumption, public intoxication, Sept. 04, 8:02 p.m. Luang T. Cung 33, Indianapolis: Public Intoxication, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Sept. 04, 7:50 p.m...
The 7 percent solution (09/08/10)
I believe in change as much as the next person. I believe in change so much that I have an old pickle jar in my home office filled with quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies. Also some golf tees, safety pins and wintergreen Lifesavers. When I was a kid, I saved the very same way. ...
The gift of grandmas (09/08/10)
I don't really know a lot about my family roots. I've never met my biological father, which is fine because my dad adopted me and I never had a gaping hole in my life where a father should have been. My mother's father died when she was 8 years old. My mother had two brothers ... one of them had one son, my cousin Dave, and the other one never had children...
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