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Stories from Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A new world of sound (10/27/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Bill Henson has spent most of his life only hearing half the world around him. When he was 8 years old, Henson lost the hearing in his left ear after a battle with spinal meningitis. Since then, he's been unable to experience sound in the same way as most people...
High winds destroy barns, down trees (10/27/10)
Although no significant damage resulting from the storm that blew through Putnam County Monday morning was reported to authorities, at least one area family suffered a loss as a result. A barn on the property of John and Kelly Robertson, who live in the New Maysville area, was destroyed...
No Halloween scares: Art Attack has kid-friendly activities (10/27/10)
GREENCASTLE -- This Sunday, children of all ages are invited to Art Attack, the arts event designed specifically for children during DePauw University's annual ArtsFest. A lively afternoon of performances, workshops, tours and hands-on art activities, Art Attack kicks off the weeklong "ArtsFest 2010: Art & the Green Castle" celebration, and will take place Sunday from 12:30 to 4 p.m. in the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the Performing Arts...
Workshops to tackle emotional abuse (10/27/10)
GREENCASTLE -- There are 16 states that recognize emotional abuse as a punishable offense -- not including Indiana -- although state legislation is being worked on, which is one reason why David English said it is an important topic to understand. The impact of emotional abuse and emotional support outlets is the subject of the Putnam County Chaplaincy conference set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Dixie Chopper Business Center...
ArtsFest 2010 set to sustainably engage community, campus (10/27/10)
ArtsFest 2010 will explore art in and of the community that relates to sustainability, Greencastle and DePauw relations and castles. This annual celebration showcases the creative and performing arts talents of members of the DePauw and Greencastle communities and visiting artists. For information on the individual events see below. For more general information check www.depauw.edu/arts/artsfest or call 658-4485...
Utility Board talks water rates, access to dirt in lieu of voting (10/27/10)
CLOVERDALE -- A meeting of the Cloverdale Utility Board became something else when three of the five members of the board were not in attendance. With only board president Cathy Tipton and Larry Fiddler present, no actions requiring a vote could be taken, including the approval of the agenda for the meeting. Instead, interim utility manager Rich Saucerman presented problems he'd been having and discussed possible solutions with the board members who were present...
Putnam quilter's work chosen for exhibit (10/27/10)
Quilts from the collection of late Putnam County quilt artist Nellie Cox Lukenbill were put on display at the Quilters Hall of Fame in Marion, and will remain hanging until Dec. 10. Twelve quilts have been chosen as a representation from a conservatively estimated collection of 66 quilts owned or made by Lukenbill...
Garrett, Gottula receive civic awards (10/27/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Lions Club recently presented the 15th annual Cloverdale Civic Awards to Rod Garrett and Norv Gottula. The nominations for the awards come from the general public. Over 50 people were in attendance to celebrate the presentation...
Greencastle Service Theater kicks off series (10/27/10)
On Nov. 6 at 10 a.m., an advanced theater class from Greencastle High School will kick off Greencastle Service Theater's series of interactive performances with an original play about local youth and community relationships. The show will take place at the Putnam County Museum at 1105 N. Jackson St...
Equestrian honors (10/27/10)
Erin Gilley recently competed in the Annual Purdue Block & Bridle Showmanship contest held in West Lafayette. Erin was the overall horse showman for 2010. This win makes this Gilley's third consecutive year to win the equestrian portion of the contest. Gilley is a junior at Purdue University.
YMCA hosts sports injury prevention presentation (10/27/10)
SPENCER -- It is estimated that 30 million youthful athletes participate in high school sports today in the United States. This level of participation results in about four million injuries severe enough to require medical attention. Many of these injuries were previously sustained only by college and professional athletes...
Student recognized by Kiwanis for month (10/27/10)
Adam W., a student at ResCare Residential's Collins School, was recently named Student of the Month by the Kiwanis Club of Greencastle. Adam was a founding member of the Dr. Collins' Key Club, and is currently serving as secretary. He was also a member of the wrestling team and has an interest in martial arts. Pictured with Adam is Greencastle Kiwanis Club President Tim Bookwalter.
Operation Life holds annual road course (10/27/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Operation held its annual Driving Course on Saturday. All field staff (about 45 employees) are required to attend the training each year. The training is based upon a program developed by Volunteer Fireman's Insurance Service (VFIS), which is a national emergency services insurer that Operation Life utilizes for its vehicle insurance...
Panthers crowned No. 1 (10/27/10)
Wilma Shoemaker Tyrone (10/27/10)
Wilma Shoemaker Tyrone, 84, Bakersfield, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010. Wilma was born in Indianapolis, one of two children of Frank and Gladys Shoemaker. She graduated from Fillmore High School in 1943. In 1946, she married Frank Young, who passed away in 1952. She married Clay Tyrone in 1961, and he died in 1963. Her brother Waldo Shoemaker also preceded her in death...
Paul C. Baker (10/27/10)
Paul C. Baker, 44, Coatesville, passed away Oct. 22, 2010 in Tyler, Texas. He was born July 7, 1966 in New York City, to Edward and Ann Brophy Baker. Paul was a graduate of North Demarest High School in New Jersey, an U. S. Navy veteran and a member of BOOZEFIGHTERS CHAPTER 70...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 27, 2010 (10/27/10)
He started back a grass lane with which a creek runs parallel. Durham said he got too close to the edge of the creek embankment, and the car slid off the grass lane, sending it sideways and onto its top. Towed by Higgins. Damage $10,001-$25,000. The deer was dead on the north side of the road...
After the storm: Joy for when the worst doesn't come (10/27/10)
I talk a lot about growing up in Michigan, but the truth is that's not where I started out. I was actually born in Sussex, N.J., and I lived there until a few months after my eighth birthday. Before I came to the Midwest, I didn't know anything about severe thunderstorms or tornadoes. We didn't have them on the East Coast. We'd get the last little bits here and there of what started out as hurricanes, but that was it...
Very spatial relationships (10/27/10)
My wife is smarter than I am. She has, for most of our marriage, been professionally more successful. She is far better looking and is a better parent. I wanted to tell you this upfront because I'm going to make fun of her now and I don't want you think I'm a total jerk...
Throwing food at manager not the answer (10/27/10)
This evening my wife, who works at the McDonald's here in Greencastle, told me about an incident that occurred there that seems to be happening all too frequently. She told me that a woman came through drive-thru and ordered some sandwiches that were evidently not made to her liking. She then came back through the drive-thru and spoke to the manager in charge at the window. The manager offered to remake the food and offered a refund...
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