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Stories from Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Signing On for Seat Safety (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- In 2008, among children under age 5 in passenger vehicles, an estimated 244 lives were saved by child restraint use. It is this statistic, among others, why Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray signed a proclamation Tuesday declaring Saturday, Sept. 25 as Seat Check Saturday in conjunction with Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 19 through 25...
Grease trap ordinance takes effect in city (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It took 10 months to get from first reading to final approval, but the city now has a grease trap ordinance in place to deal with grease accumulation in its sewer lines. The city's problems with grease and other substances clogging water lines moved the Greencastle Common Council to pass the initial reading an ordinance on grease traps last November. ...
Community urged to participate in 'This I Believe' project (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Everybody believes in something -- and that is the basic idea behind the latest Putnam County Reads Project sponsored by the Putnam County Public Library. A local "This I Believe" project, which is modeled after a CBS Radio network program that ran from 1951-55 and was hosted by journalist Edward R. Murrow, is part of an international initiative that encourages people of all faiths, socioeconomic and ethnicities to share through short essays the core values that guide their lives...
DePauw music school professors present Sunday piano recital (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University's Thompson Recital Hall will come alive with not one, but two pianists presenting musical works by Mozart, Fauré, and Piazzolla Sunday. DePauw School of Music faculty members Claude Cymerman and Katya Kramer-Lapin will come together for a performance of compositions for two pianos ranging from a refined classical sonata to scintillating tangos. The faculty recital begins at 3 p.m. in the venue, which is located within the Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Cloverdale Town Council adds part-time police officers (09/15/10)
CLOVERDALE--The Cloverdale Town Council approved a resolution to increase the police force to two full-time members, three part-time members and four reserve officers at its board meeting Tuesday night. Before the agenda item relating to police officers came up, local businessman Dan Moon asked why some officers in recent years had been let go...
Horizons education fall session to begin (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After a very successful program last spring, Horizons of Putnam County is offering a rich and varied group of new courses for the current fall session. Founded in 1996 to offer "an adventure in lifelong education," Horizons provides, in a non-traditional format, a variety of courses both academic and non-academic. ...
IAC announces 202 layoffs in Greencastle (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A local auto supplier has notified the state of its plans to lay off 202 workers. In a letter dated Aug. 7 from International Automotive Components (IAC) Human Resources Manager Paula Miller, the company informed the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, UAW officials and Greencastle Mayor Sue Murray of the company's plans...
School board split on hiring (09/15/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Board of School Trustees was split on personnel issues Monday night. Initially, board member David Brinkman expressed reluctance to vote on all the new hires presented at the monthly board meeting because of a lack of information...
Club Notes for Sept. 15, 2010 (09/15/10)
The Beta Psi Chapter of Tri Kappa held their first meeting of the 2010-11 year on Sept. 7 at Autumn Glen. President Michael Fisher presided over both the corporate and business meetings. Kristi McCune Nauman was re-introduced to the chapter members. As a legacy of the organization she was initiated following high school graduation and recently made the decision to go active in support of the Chapter initiatives...
Traffic, criminal statistics for August released (09/15/10)
PUTNAMVILLE -- Lt. Dan Jones, commander for the Putnamville State Police Post, has released the traffic and criminal statistics for August. They are: The Putnamville District of the Indiana State Police covers Clay, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties...
Roachdale approved for gas bond; mains to be replaced (09/15/10)
ROACHDALE -- The town of Roachdale was approved for a $1.1 million bond that will go toward replacing the town's gas mains, Roachdale Town Council members learned Tuesday evening. After projects are completed with money received from the bonds, the town will have an entirely new gas system...
Black out leads to crash, sends driver to hospital (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A crash on Indianapolis Road sent one to Putnam County Hospital after a driver traveling westbound collided with oncoming traffic Monday afternoon. The car, owned and driven by Patricia A. Jenkins of Greencastle, was traveling westbound when it collided with an eastbound Dodge pickup driven by Susan Wainman after crossing over the road line at around 3:30 p.m. Monday...
Putnam Patter for Sept. 15, 2010 (09/15/10)
Confused about the 2010 Tax Cap Constitutional Referendum? Want to know more facts before voting on Nov. 2? The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan organization, is sponsoring a talk at 7 p.m. this evening by Purdue University Professor Larry DeBoer...
Senior transportation needs luncheon (09/15/10)
There is a need in Vigo and surrounding counties for transportation services for medical purposes to Indianapolis as well as a need for door-to-door evening transportation for seniors. Area 7 Agency on Aging and Disabled; The WILL Center, Wabash Senior Activity Center and Senior Education Ministries, Inc. are partnering to provide an information session and luncheon to get input from seniors and organization professionals about this need for transportation...
Greencastle soccer rolls over Vikings (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Another game, another blowout. For the fourth straight outing, the Greencastle boys soccer team romped to a shutout victory against an overmatched opponent. The Tiger Cubs overwhelmed visiting West Vigo 9-0 on Tuesday, a game which saw coach Dave Lilly clear his bench and a senior score his first career goal...
Cloverdale boys win on home course (09/15/10)
CLOVERDALE -- It was a close encounter for the Cloverdale boy's cross country team Tuesday night, a meet that saw a wrong turn that nearly cost one school any chance of a win and where a point was the difference between first and second place. Owen Valley and North Putnam's boys' and girls' squads made the trip to Cloverdale High School for a three-way meet that was won by the hosts with a point to spare over the Patriots. None of the three schools fielded a full girls' team...
Tiger Cubs edged by Southmont (09/15/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greencastle boys' tennis team had its hands full Tuesday as it hosted Southmont. The Tiger Cubs lost 3-2, but gave the Mounties all they could handle. The team was without the services of No. 1 singles player Kenny Buchanan, but Landon Miller stepped into the vacancy and didn't skip a beat. Miller battled Southmont's Aaron Hinkley and it looked early Hinkley had Miller's number...
Crawfordsville too much for Cougars (09/15/10)
ROACHDALE --North Putnam volleyball was in action Tuesday night against Crawfordsville. The Cougars fell in three sets 25-12, 25-14, and 25-18. The Athenians started the first set serving and from that point on, they were in the lead. This was partially due to their serving but also because of the numerous mistakes made by the Cougars. There were also numerous substitutions made by the coaching staff of North Putnam. However, no combination was able to put the Cougars in the lead...
Cloverdale volleyball falls to Shakamak (09/15/10)
The Cloverdale volleyball team fell to the Shakamak Lakers in four sets, falling 21-25, 20-25, 25-13 and 23-25. Leading the Clovers in scoring was Bristy Skiles with 17 points, followed by Breegan Andersen, Mariah Oetken and Holly McCammon with six points. Stacia Shepherd scored five points, with Bradanne Toney adding three...
North Putnam lost close one to Bulldogs (09/15/10)
ROACHDALE -- North Putnam Lady Cougar soccer fell to Monrovia, 3-2. North Putnam junior Lydia Volland assisted Maggie Pinney's first goal with 24:18 to go in the first half. Monrovia's Ronja Wieboldt scored the first goal for the Bulldogs shortly after. Pinney was able to score again for the Cougars with 8:21 remaining in the first...
GHS boys finish 12th at Ben Davis (09/15/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Tiger Cubs Boys Cross Country team continued to top its best times Saturday at Ben Davis. The boys finished 12th at the event. "We ran through some nasty weather on a really fast course and hung in there with the best of them. This year we've been running against some major schools, and haven't let that intimidate us. Our confidence grows each week," GHS head coach Craig Callahan said...
Elmer Lee Bryant (09/15/10)
Elmer Lee Bryant, 91, of Stilesville, passed away on Sept. 13, 2010 at The Mill Pond Health Campus in Greencastle. He was born on Oct. 19, 1918 in Morgan County and was the son of the late Arthur (Jack) Truman and Neota (Milhon) Bryant. He married Phyllis A. (Paddock) Bryant on Sept. 27, 1951, and she survives...
Paul J. Christiansen Sr. (09/15/10)
Paul J. Christiansen Sr., 75, formerly of Greencastle, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, at St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital in Indianapolis. He was born Jan. 15, 1935 in Indianapolis, the son of Herman and Helen (Hollingshead) Christiansen. Raised in Oklahoma City, he returned to Indianapolis, where he met his wife, Joyce Guynes. They were married April 22, 1967, and she survives...
Lost in space (09/15/10)
The party's over. Our 30 guests have gone home, but I'm a little concerned. I can't find the cat's scratching post, the cordless phone that was on the living room table or my brand new bicycle helmet. Oh, and where's the dog's water bowl? I'm not accusing anyone of anything. The truth is, all those things are somewhere in the house. I just haven't figured out where...
Babies, pets need time to get acquainted (09/15/10)
Babies mean new sights, sounds and smells, and they take the lion's share of everyone's attention. All of these things may make your dog or cat feel threatened. If you plan ahead, you can make the arrival of a new baby much less stressful for you and your companion animal. Begin by introducing scents, such as baby powder and lotion, before your baby's arrival. You can do this by using these products on yourself or a small doll...
X-ray technology is a calling (09/15/10)
I had a little car accident last week. The good news is, I think I'll be OK in the near future (I got hit from behind, so I still have some head, neck and back issues and likely will for a period of time), and my son, who was in the car with me, appears to have escaped unscathed...
Daughters of the American Revolution is Constitution Week (09/15/10)
Dear Editor: Each year, the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrate the Constitution of our great country. Over 200 years ago, American colonists sacrificed and died to establish the freedoms guaranteed to us by the Constitution of the United States of America...
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