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Stories from Thursday, September 9, 2010

DPU Mortar Board wins national award (09/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Mortar Board chapter at DePauw University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for its excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference, held July 23-25 in Chicago. The group was one of 77 chapters to receive the Silver Torch Award, presented to chapters meeting chapter management standards while exemplifying the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service...
'Kids helping kids' goes a long way (09/09/10)
It took the Putnam Pride 4-H chapter only four hours to raise $306.50 for the Hoosier Burn Camp earlier this week. With the longer holiday, chapter co-leaders Kelli Aynes and Kelly Robertson said they expected a low turnout to a car wash at the Bainbridge Fire Department and a bake sale at Tri-County Bank from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday...
Single-car crash damages tombstones (09/09/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- A single-car crash in northern Putnam County left at least three tombstones damaged and a lot of heads scratching as to exactly what happened. Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy Greg Slover responded to the call at 6:41 a.m. Tuesday at Union Chapel Cemetery at County Road 600W and U.S. 36...
Night school to provide new options to struggling students (09/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle High School students at risk of becoming dropouts will soon have the option of night classes to recover their credits. Through a grant from the Western Indiana Knoy Learning Center, 17 schools across five counties now have the option of offering online night classes for students running out of options. The grant program offers the schools $7,750 per year to start the program...
Seniors beat juniors in Cloverdale powderpuff game (09/09/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale women's senior flag football team defeated the Cloverdale women's junior flag football team 12-6 in the annual powderpuff homecoming game. The gridiron was home to a defensive battle, as both teams forced turnovers and fumbles. The seniors drew first blood as Breegan Andersen returned an interception for a touchdown. The juniors then employed a hurry-up offense to answer as Brooke Gray ran a touchdown in...
Clovers announce Homecoming Court (09/09/10)
The theme for Cloverdale High School's Homecoming Week is "Take Out the Warriors." The schools are celebrating Homecoming with dress up days. Tuesday was neon day, Wednesday was clash day, today is animal print day and Friday is white, black and green day. Pictured are the Homecoming candidates from each class. Freshmen Homecoming candidates (back row): Taylor Mescall, Rylie Vaulters, Wade Warren, Kourtney Hubbard, Kade Schroer, Megan Helterbrand, Michael McCullough, Lindsay Robson; sophomore Homecoming candidates (third row from front): Breezy Frederick, Will Anderson, Paige Gruener, Brody Pfaff, Sydney Shrum, Alex Barlett, Katy Kuchler, Derek Weaver; junior Homecoming candidates (second row): Ethan Atwood, Brooke Gray, Joe Fidler, Chelsea Hughes, Chuck Strunk, Katie Arnold, Jordan Brinkman, Cameron Mann; senior Homecoming candidates (sitting): Jeff Couse, Chelsea Fidler, Holly McCammon, Josh Burdette, Amanda Wilson, Michael Jackson, Seth Jonte, Breegan Andersen. Contributed photo
GCSC board moves comments from public to beginning of meeting (09/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- At a recent meeting of the Greencastle Community School Board, the members voted to move the opportunity for the public to comment from the meeting's end to the beginning. The move was made to encourage parents and other interested citizens to come to the meetings and make their thoughts and feelings known to the board without having to wait through the entire meeting...
Hospice volunteers needed (09/09/10)
DANVILLE -- Advocate Hospice, a locally owned and operated hospice agency, has immediate need for hospice volunteers in Avon, Brownsburg, Danville, Plainfield, Greencastle, Lebanon, and Greenwood. "The support hospice volunteers provide to terminally ill patients and their caregivers and families is greatly needed and appreciated," said Linda Richardson, hospice president. ...
Putnam Patter for Sept. 9, 2010 (09/09/10)
The Putnam County Retired Teachers will meet Monday at noon at the Putnam Inn. IRTA Area 4 Director Donald Metzger will be the speaker. All retired teachers are welcome. John Hostettler, former Indiana congressman, will be the featured speaker at the monthly meeting of the Greencastle Defenders of Liberty, slated for Monday at 6:30 p.m...
Eagles lose tight contest to Danville (09/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The South Putnam boys' cross country team hosted Danville Wednesday, coming up short after the teams had to go to its sixth runner to decide the contest. The Eagles and Warriors tied at 28-all, but Danville came out on top after its sixth runner finished 12th overall as opposed to South Putnam's 13th place finish...
GMS cross country run in State Preview (09/09/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- The Greencastle Middle School cross country team competed at the Terre Haute State Preview meet in Terre Haute. The girls placed fifth out of eight teams, while the boys were fourth out of 10 teams. For the girls, Libby Brush finished 11th with a time of 12:38, with Hannah Brattain running a time of 12:45...
Clovers and Vikings clash in cross country (09/09/10)
WEST VIGO -- The Cloverdale cross country teams competed against West Vigo Tuesday on the road. Amillia Nally won the girls' meet with a time of 23:42, with Claudia Monnett finishing second in 24:10 and Nikki Routh in third in a time of 24:20. "The girls had a decent run," CHS head coach Katie Mosley said. "A tough, hilly course presented some challenges. (I'm) very proud of girls for a hard run."...
South Putnam hosts Eagle Medley race (09/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam hosted the Eagle Medley last Thursday, with Speedway winning the boys event and Cascade winning the girls event. Speedway won the boys' race with a total of 22 points, followed by South Putnam and Cascade with 31, Eminence with 44 and Cloverdale with 64...
'Whiskey' shows off range of influences, talents (09/09/10)
TERRE HAUTE -- Amid a background that included posters of artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, the Beatles, Johnny Cash and Morrissey, If By Whiskey played Terre Haute's The Verve Saturday night, sporting a set of covers and originals as varied as the pictures on the wall...
'Revenge' losing its bite over time (09/09/10)
Due to the holiday, I've had to open up The Vault and dig around for an oldie but goodie. Unfortunately, what piqued my interest was "Jaws: The Revenge", so I guess this week its more a tale of an oldie, but not such a goodie. Hey, it's "Jaws," people are being eaten and you have the well-known dum-dum-dum-dum theme, but boy was this a bad movie...
Stephen Ray Kendall (09/09/10)
Stephen Ray Kendall passed away at home Sept. 7, 2010. Steve was born Dec. 13, 1959 in Greencastle to Evelyn J. and Willard L. Kendall. He was a seventh generation descendent of early pioneers in Putnam County. Steve was a 1978 graduate of Greencastle High School. He loved and practiced martial arts and always was seen with his best friend, Thor, his dog...
Robert Stewart Snell (09/09/10)
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...
Kathleen V. Wood (09/09/10)
Kathleen V. Wood of Stilesville passed away Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at the Putnam County Hospital. She was born on Nov. 29, 1918 in Crown Center to parents Daniel and Mary (Whilite) Pleake. She lived in Stilesville for 25 years, Indianapolis for 20 years, Martinsville for 10 years and Crown Center for 18 years. A homemaker, she loved to sew and crochet...
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