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Stories from Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Registered sex offender arrested on child porn charge (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man who was convicted of child molestation eight years ago has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Lonnie L. Keeney, 53, of 181 S. C.R. 100E, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Class D felony possession of child pornography...
Town Council faces increased insurance costs (11/10/10)
CLOVERDALE--Facing a premium increase of 19.7 percent next year, the Cloverdale Town Council began a debate about how to best deal with the price of insuring the town's employees Tuesday night. "This percentage is very low compared to what other companies are paying," said Cathleen Monaco, the board's treasurer and clerk...
Celebrating 100 years of history (11/10/10)
FILLMORE -- On Nov. 20, 1910, the congregation of the Fillmore Christian Church dedicated a new brick structure to serve as its permanent home. The entire project, including pews, a furnace and other interior items, cost $10,471.80. Today the church still resides in the same building, with some modernization and modifications, at 102 N. Main St. Obviously $10,000 went a lot further in 1910...
Sentencing set in money laundering case (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A New Jersey man has entered a guilty plea to a Class C felony charge of money laundering, and will be sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court on Jan. 13. Eury David-Rodriguez, 24, of Pleasantville, N.J. was apprehended. A jury trial had been set for Nov. 17, but David-Rodriguez opted to change his plea...
Student spot to air during Saturday's national telecast (11/10/10)
Viewers across the nation who tune in for Saturday's national telecast of the 117th Monon Bell Classic on HDNet will see the work of DePauw University students. DePauw's institutional spot, which will run during the game, was created by seniors Andrew Maddocks and Duncan Wolfe...
DePauw student granted deferred prosecution (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A DePauw University student who attacked another student in her dorm room in August has received deferred prosecution. Dike Zhao, 20, was charged with Class D felonies residential entry and criminal confinement and Class A misdemeanor battery resulting in bodily injury. The deferred prosecution agreement means that if Zhao meets certain terms and conditions for six months, he will not be prosecuted for any crimes...
Roachdale salary ordinance passed with some increases (11/10/10)
ROACHDALE -- Town Council members approved the salaries of elected town officials effective for the first pay period in January 2011 at their regular business meeting Tuesday night. According to the ordinance, which was passed 3-0, some salaries and wages for town employees have increased while others remained the same...
Sharing veterans' stories was ultimate reward (11/10/10)
Several years ago, I was employed as a special sections coordinator at a newspaper in northern Indiana. I'd always know what Veterans Day was; I'd always known when it was and what we were celebrating. Or so I thought. After discussing the idea with my editor, I was given approval to put together an entire special section dedicated to local veterans of World War II. The paper had never done anything like it, and I was excited about the project...
Pyramid schemes abound in Egypt (11/10/10)
It took us 24 hours to get to Egypt. It took us 24 hours to get home. This is the worst part of any trip. I prefer the way Captain Kirk and Captain Picard bounced around the solar system. Think about it: One moment it's Star Date 4024.56 and suddenly it's Star Date 4024.58...
Putnam Patter for Nov. 10, 2010 (11/10/10)
The Cloverdale Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cloverdale Town Hall. The purpose of this hearing is for any appeals presented from the notified public concerning the board's decision. The Putnam County Senior Center's Toys for Kids program is now underway...
Leaf pickup off to good start (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Leaf pickup has begun in the city and will continue through the end of the month. Public works superintendent Brad Phillips reported to the Greencastle Common Council at Tuesday's meeting that through six days of leaf pickup, his department is ahead of schedule, having collected from 600 yards...
Child's Play (11/10/10)
The Greencastle Wal-Mart store recently donated $1,000 to Greencastle's Round Barn Daycare for the purchase of educational toys for the center's babies and toddlers. Pictured with children from the daycare are teachers Rose Bartley, Trisha Fulford, Kandie Collins and Marcie Peters. Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND
Putnam County Extension Advisory council to meet Nov. 30 (11/10/10)
Tracy Hunter of Hunter's Honey Farm will be the speaker at the upcoming annual meeting of the Putnam County Extension Advisory Council. The event is slated to occur at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on starting with dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. Tickets to the event are $5 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under...
Burglary case moving forward (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The case of a man accused of committing multiple burglaries in the Russellville area is headed for trial. Robert. L. Washburn, 30, is charged with three counts of Class C felony and four counts of Class D felony theft. He has been in the Putnam County Jail since his arrest on Sept. 9, unable to post the $25,000 cash bond set at his initial hearing by Putnam County Circuit Court Judge Matthew Headley...
Spirit of Giving (11/10/10)
The Greencastle Wal-Mart store recently placed second in a statewide sales and display contest, which allowed the store to donate $1,500 to charity. Store representatives chose to give the money to Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis. Pictured is Greencastle Wal-Mart store manager Rachel Stenson presenting a check to Nate Graham, who works at Riley's corporate office. Banner Graphic/JAMIE BARRAND
Accused arsonist's trial set for December (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A trial date has been set for a Greencastle man accused in an August arson. Timothy L. Miller, 40, was arrested and charged with Class D felonies arson and criminal mischief on Aug. 17. His bond was set at $10,000 cash only, and he has remained in the Putnam County Jail...
2010 keepsake ornament features Emerald Palace (11/10/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The Greater Greencastle Chamber of Commerce will be selling annual Greencastle Keepsake Christmas Ornaments. Main Street Greencastle began selling the ornaments in 1991 and continued the collection through 2007. The 2010 ornament will feature the Emerald Palace Playground that was built by community volunteers in Robe-Ann Park in the fall of 2000...
Clovers open season with loss to Tri-West (11/10/10)
CLOVERDALE -- The Cloverdale Clovers opened its season against a top-15 ranked squad and showed how much they've improved even with some missing pieces. The Clovers lost to the Bruins 80-35. "I told the girls in there, we're a better basketball team than we were last year," head coach Tom Anderson said. ...
North Putnam drop season opener on the road by 38 (11/10/10)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- The North Putnam girls' basketball team opened its season with a 70-32 loss to Crawfordsville Tuesday. Leading the way for the Cougars was Megan Robinson with 12 points, followed by Maggie Pinney with five. Shelby Frye and Maddi Asbell added four points each, with Sam Lucas adding three points and Kensey Asbell and Alyssa Roberts chipping in two points each...
Roy Hassler (11/10/10)
Mr. Roy Hassler, 74, Reelsville, passed away Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at the Mill Pond Health campus. Born Dec. 15, 1935 in Brazil, he was the son of Roy and Gladys (Jessup) Hassler. He married Patricia (McGuire) Hassler on Feb. 16, 1971, and she preceded him in death on April 17, 2000...
Michael S. Schanke (11/10/10)
Michael S. Schanke, 40, Brownsburg, died Nov. 7, 2010. He was a graduate of Shippensburg University Pennsylvania and a member of Phi Theta Kappa. He had been the information technology manager for Co-Alliance for 15 years. Survivors include his loving wife Diana Schanke, children Chase Michael Schanke, Stephanie Lynn Shelp and John Thomas Shelp; parents Stephen and Karen Schanke; brother Robert (Cindy) Schanke; and nieces Noella and Julianne Schanke...
Howard Cleo Summers (11/10/10)
Howard Cleo Summers, 94, died at 10:31 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at Autumn Glen in Greencastle. He was born Dec. 12, 1915 in Parke County as the son of Oscar and Vallie Mitchell Summers. He left school to begin working in the family coal business. Howard married Frances Mercer on Feb. 24, 1940 in Brazil. Together, they farmed and raised Shorthorn cattle in Clay and Parke counties until he was 92...
William C. Vaughn III (11/10/10)
The Honorable William C. Vaughn III died Nov. 6. He served as both a county and a circuit court judge for the State of Indiana until 1992. Bill then became a United States Administrative Law Judge, retiring in 2006. He served in the U.S. Navy as a jet pilot, retiring as a captain in 1990...
Putnam Scanner for Nov. 10, 2010 (11/10/10)
Damage $2,501-$5,000. Counterman's 1-year-old son was in a car seat in the truck's back seat in the back seat of her truck. His mother said he seemed confused so Operation Life transported him to Putnam County Hospital for evaluation. Counterman's vehicle towed by Belle Union Towing. Taylor's vehicle towed by her husband. Damage $5,001-$10,000...
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