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Stories from Thursday, October 28, 2010

A life working in blue (10/28/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Jill Rice's motivation for joining the Indiana State Police goes back to the 1960s, when she was a 16-year-old at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis. She was never close to Sylvia Likens, one of her physical education classmates, but the end of Likens' life led to Rice's decision to pursue police work...
Fall tax installment due Nov. 10 (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Treasurer Sharon Owens reminds taxpayers that the fall installment for real estate, personal property and mobile home taxes are due Nov. 10. For taxpayers' convenience, taxes may be paid at Old National Bank, First National Bank, North Salem State Bank or Tri-County Bank or by credit card online only at www.putnamtax.net...
A look back into Putnam's history (10/28/10)
By JOSH GARVEY Staff Writer GREENCASTLE -- Jinsie Bingham, a Greencastle City Council member, gave a presentation on the history of Putnam County at the Putnam County Museum Wednesday. Bingham called the presentation "Mildew in the Basement," which she explained was a play on words...
Museum pottery exhibit celebrates ties to Putnam County artists (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A new pottery exhibit that features the work of Richard Burkett, a potter who is originally from Putnam County, opened at the Putnam County Museum Wednesday. "Richard, I think, was born in Putnam County," Warren Macy, who assembled the display, said. "He graduated from Greencastle High School, I think, in 1969."...
Scaredy Cats (10/28/10)
A group of pumpkin artists on Avenue E in Greencastle decorated holiday pumpkins to look like black cats. The artists are, front from left, Jalyn Duff, Lindy Watson and Brody Watson; and back, from left, Cade Bailey and Duke Duff. Contributed photo
Soups 101 is cooking class topic (10/28/10)
Once again, Purdue Extension educator Jackie Baumann and Area 30 Career Center Culinary Arts teacher Mary Anne Birt are teaming up to offer a cooking class for both Extension Homemakers and the public. The theme for this year's class is Soup Making 101. This is the fourth year for the two organizations to collaborate on offering a basic cooking class...
Hospital announces diabetes class dates (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Putnam County Hospital has announced diabetes self-management classes for November. Full-day sessions are planned on Nov. 4 and 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class series is divided into two separate sessions: Diabetes 101 and Diabetes 201...
Tax prep volunteers sought (10/28/10)
The local AARP Tax- Aide program is looking for volunteers who enjoy helping others and the challenge of completing tax forms. All volunteers will be provided with training materials, as well as assistance in completing the test required by the Internal Revenue Service...
Advocate Hospice seeking Putnam County volunteers (10/28/10)
DANVILLE -- Advocate Hospice, a locally owned and operated hospice agency, has an immediate need for hospice volunteers in Beech Grove, Greenwood, Southport, Indianapolis, Putnam, Greencastle and surrounding areas to make patient visits. There is an administrative need for a volunteer to assist with coordination of the volunteer program...
Church youth group plans to trick-or-treat for a cause (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Middle and high schoolers at Greencastle Christian Church will spend Halloween night collecting "treats" for those who truly need them. Sixth through 12th-grade students in the ONE80 youth group will conduct the "Trick-or-Treat so Kids Can Eat!" program by going door-to-door and trick-or-treating for canned goods and non-perishable items...
Library scares up some Halloween activities (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- This Friday and Saturday the Putnam County Public Library is having a pair of Halloween events that, between them, should offer activities to a variety of people. Friday will feature a Halloween and Book Party from 4 to 6 p.m., and Saturday will have a ghost story event called "Our Stories: Paranormal Encounters" at 3 p.m...
ISP employees receive awards at ceremony (10/28/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana State Police Department held an awards and recognition ceremony in Indianapolis Tuesday to honor and recognize individuals from around the state for their dedication to service, bravery and devotion to the department, and the citizens of Indiana...
School calendars for Oct. 28 (10/28/10)
Nov. 1: Knoy after-school homework help and community service project, kindergarten-2nd grade, 2:45-5 p.m. Nov. 2: Knoy after-school homework help and community service project, 3rd and 4th grade, 2:45-5 p.m. Nov. 3: Knoy after-school homework help and community service project, kindergarten-2nd grade, 2:45-5 p.m...
Public safety officials offer tips for safe fall festivities (10/28/10)
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) offer these tips for an enjoyable and safe Halloween or harvest festival this fall. "Halloween activities can be fun, and some even a little scary, but they shouldn't be dangerous," says IDHS Emergency Medical and Fire Certification Chief Rick Archer. ...
Area schools announce Honor Roll students (10/28/10)
Margaret Baker, Megan Cochran, Devon Fritz, Avery Gambill, William Gray, Sydney Harmon, Bennett Hazelgrove, Justin Hoopingarner, Haley Hourihan, Braden Limp, Justin Long, Alan Skillern, Robert Smith, Taylor Thornell, Cole Washabaugh Madison Asbell, Mason Asher, Kristin Ault, Shane Beaman, Jerica Bean, Grant Bryan, Kayla Clark, Ciara Cope, Tiara Correa, Kimberly Demoret, Coy Flynn, Alyssa Fritz, Beau Green, Justine Harlan, Haley Hensley, Alexandria Land, Sierra Livesay...
Halloween party set for Saturday (10/28/10)
For the second year, the Family, Friends & Fun Extension Homemakers club will host an event to raise money for the local Coats for Kids campaign, as well as to support the Putnam County Fairgrounds. This year's event will be a Halloween party. It will take place on Saturday at the fairgrounds from 1 to 4 p.m...
Putnam Patter for Oct. 28 (10/28/10)
The Indiana Education Reform Cabinet (IERC) will host a regional meeting at 4:15 p.m. today in the media room of Rockville Jr./Sr. High School, 506 Beadle St. An Indiana Department of Education staff member will present on Indiana's Growth Model and facilitate discussion via webinar. Teachers interested in learning more about student growth are encouraged to attend...
Cougars, Tiger Cubs look to advance to finals (10/28/10)
GREENCASTLE -- No coach will admit to looking too far ahead in their season, but with one win on Friday, North Putnam's Greg Barrett and Greencastle's Eric Davis will find themselves in the sectional final, a fact that neither coach can ignore. For North Putnam, it would be the fourth time in five years they find themselves in the finals. However, it would be the first time the Tiger Cubs have reached the finals in the past 16 years...
Red Majors are Champs (10/28/10)
'Winter's Bone' is one of the year's best (10/28/10)
By CAINE GARDNER Film Critic Good dramas are hard to come by, and when one comes along, it's something to savor. Writer (with Anne Rossellini)/director Debra Granik give us "Winter's Bone," a powerful drama that will grab you with nails digging and never let you go...
'The New 45' a good intro to Sarah Jarosz (10/28/10)
Mention the word "bluegrass" to many people and their eyes glass over. Visions flash through their head of old, white-haired men wearing ginormous hats and singing through their noses. While this was never really an accurate image of bluegrass, it's even more absurd in current music. Acts like New Grass Revival, Alison Kraus and Union Station, Nickel Creek and the Avett Brothers have modernized the form in a variety of ways in recent decades...
Wilma Shoemaker Tyrone (10/28/10)
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...
Allen 'Dee' Dale Lints (10/28/10)
Allen "Dee" Dale Lints, 59 of Lakeland, Fla., formerly of Brazil, died unexpectedly Oct. 21, 2010. He was born Aug. 9, 1951 in Brazil the son of Edward Lints and Elizabeth Angleton Lints. He graduated from Reelsville High School and attended Indiana State University, graduating in 1976 with a B.S. degree in computer science. He had served in the Army National Guard...
Putnam Scanner for Oct. 28, 2010 (10/28/10)
Both drivers' airbags deployed, and both complained of pain over their entire bodies. Chopra's vehicle towed by Steele's. Shillings' vehicle towed by Jerry's. Damage $25,001-$50,000. Edwards' vehicle towed by Steele's. Damage $5,001-$10,000. Jeremy David Benassi, 26, Fillmore: Contempt of court, Oct. 26, 9:25 a.m...
A life working in blue (10/28/10)
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