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Stories from Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tiger Cubs homecoming court has mighty roar (10/09/10)
The Greencastle homecoming court celebrates shortly after their coronation. From left to right are freshmen Devin Cox and Alec Pettit, juniors Gracie Jimenez and Landon Powers, queen and king Whitney Brotherton and Joe Lenihan and sophmores Abby Mitchell and Hunter Smith. Greencastle lost their homecoming game in a close contest, fallng to Cascade 19-13 in overtime.
Trial set for alleged carjacker (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for a Spencer man accused of committing a carjacking in Cloverdale on Aug. 7. Brandon Elwood, 24, will go before a jury on Dec. 29. His final pretrial conference is set for Dec. 9, and any plea agreements in the case must be filed by that date...
Volunteering: One of the many ties that bind Greencastle and DePauw (10/09/10)
Residence halls, fraternity houses and sorority houses are once again buzzing with the sound of young people. Athletic teams are practicing for their next games. Students are dashing back and forth to class. Without a doubt, school's back in session at DePauw University. That's good news for Greencastle because with the return of students we are again reminded of their significant impact on our community...
Ben-Hur Gavel for Bainbridge (10/09/10)
Bainbridge Improvement Society (BIS) volunteer Linda Hartman discovered a rare "Ben-Hur Beech" gavel while going through a box of donations to the BIS community garage sale. The rare artifact was carved from the wood of the beech tree under which General Lew Wallace wrote much of "Ben-Hur." BIS will donate the gavel to the General Lew Wallace Study and Museum in Crawfordsville. Pictured at the sale are BIS volunteers Maxine Roush, John Kessinger, Hartman, Margaret Kessinger and Thursa Evens.
Bond reduction denied for accused burglar (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A bond reduction request has been denied for a man charged in connection with multiple burglaries in Russellville. Robert L. Washburn, 30, faces three counts of Class C burglary and four counts of Class D felony theft. He was arrested on Sept. 9, and the following day at his initial hearing Judge Matthew Headley set Washburn's bond at $25,000 cash only...
Fillmore PD needing video recorders (10/09/10)
FILLMORE -- A new state law requiring the audio and video recording of police interviews will require the Fillmore Police Department to purchase three video recorders before Jan. 1. Marshal Darrel Bunten reported to the Fillmore Town Council at Thursday's monthly meeting that the interviews have required audio recordings in the past, but as of the beginning of 2011, accompanying video will be required...
Mount Zion to install Williams as pastor (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The installation service the Rev. Kirk B. Williams is set for Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 802 S. Crown St. The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Pastor Christopher Graham from the New Birth Community Church in Terre Haute...
Blessing of animals at St. Andrews (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 520 E. Seminary St., will hold its annual blessing of animals service at 2 p.m. Sunday in the church's memorial garden. Animal lovers of all ages are invited to attend and bring their pets. The brief service, which includes the singing of hymns, the reading of scripture and prayers for the well being of all animals, will conclude with a prayer of blessing for the pets that members and friends have brought to the service...
Diabetes education classes offered (10/09/10)
Putnam County Hospital is offering group classes for diabetes self-management in October. 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, RN and the nutrition education, including carbohydrate counting, will be offered by Registered Dietitian, Jamie Downen...
Program planned at Turkey Run (10/09/10)
The reclusive John Lusk, preservationist and owner of the land that became Turkey Run State Park, will be portrayed by Ed Timm of Rockville on Oct. 21. Was it true that John Lusk never threw away his newspapers, but let them accumulate on the floor until he had to make a path through them to reach his bed, his table, his stove? Was it true that he could pick up a heavy chair with his teeth and carry it about the room?...
Fouty, 50th (10/09/10)
Friends are invited to a reception at the First Baptist Church in Plainfield on Oct. 24 from 2 to 5 p.m. in honor of Bill and Ruthi Fouty's 50th wedding anniversary. Bill retired from IBM in 1990 and from the State of Indiana in 2008. Ruthi has been employed with the Department of Correction for 36 years...
Cloverdale stumbles at Owen Valley (10/09/10)
SPENCER -- Cloverdale's trip to Owen Valley Friday night proved unsuccessful as the Patriots defeated the Clovers 20-8. Cloverdale came close to opening the scoring late in the first quarter but Jordan Brinkman's second down sneak was deemed short of the end zone. On the next play, the snap was fumbled and Owen Valley recovered...
South Putnam gets win over Monrovia (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Since dropping a close contest to Greencastle on Sept. 17, the South Putnam Eagles have gone 3-0, including their 28-13 win over Monrovia Friday on senior night. "It feels good," Eagle head coach Troy Burgess said. "Since the Greencastle game, we've played well -- played three weeks in a row, we've played well, beat good opponents in all three weeks. ...
Greencastle falls to Cadets in overtime (10/09/10)
GREENCASTLE -- As Nick Hutcheson hauled in the tying touchdown pass with less than three minutes to play, it looked as if Greencastle would give the fans something to celebrate on homecoming night. All the Tiger Cubs needed was the extra point, and they would take their first -- and likely decisive -- lead of the night over visiting Cascade. ...
Cougars remain perfect (10/09/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The North Putnam Cougars remained perfect on the season after their 43-8 victory over Indianapolis Howe Friday. The Cougars rushed for 217 yards and passed for another 64 in the win. North Putnam opened the game with a 23-point first quarter. Hank Spencer got things going for Cougars with a 24-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Following a safety, Travis Franklin returned a kickoff 60 yards for a score and Jordan Murphy scored on a seven-yard scamper...
Eagles take two from North Putnam (10/09/10)
The North Putnam Middle School football teams played South Putnam Thursday with the Eagles coming away with two victories on the night. The seventh grade contest was a hard fought game that went down to the wire with the Eagles prevailing 12-8. North Putnam was lead on offense by Jimmy Rutter, Trevor Bingman and Anthony Austin. Defensive leaders for the cougars were Jacob Wiant and Blake Everts. The loss dropped the seventh grade cougars to 5-4 on the year...
Pickett, 70th wedding anniversary (10/09/10)
Jack and Vivian Pickett will observe their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception to be held in the reception hall of First Christian Church, 110 S. Indiana St., Greencastle. The reception will be Oct. 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. All friends and acquaintances are welcome...
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