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Stories from Friday, November 26, 2010

City officials inspect collapse at Mason's (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle city officials have secured the location at Mason Jewelers, 18 W. Washington St., following the collapse of the second floor onto the first floor. Owner Steve Mason entered his building around midday Friday to find the collapse. When the Greencastle Fire Department responded to the call, firefighters also found the building's east wall bulging about one foot...
Cougar Mania (11/26/10)
With the North Putnam football team making its first appearance in the IHSAA football state finals today at 7 p.m., no corner of northern Putnam County has been immune -- from grade school children, who made signs and went wild at Wednesday's pep rally at the high school, to business decorating their windows with encouragement for the team, like these in downtown Roachdale. Even principal Alan Zerkel has decorated his normally-silver hair and beard orange and blue, respectively. The Cougars face Fort Wayne Bishop Luers for the title.
Benassi back in jail (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle woman convicted of reckless homicide in 2008 is back in jail, accused of violating the terms of her probation. Tonya M. Benassi, 37, was convicted on Dec. 4, 2008 and sentenced to four years at the Indiana Department of Correction, with 2 1/2 years executed and 1 1/2 years on probation...
Turkey Bowl XLI (11/26/10)
On Thanksgiving 1969, high school friends Fred Green, Richard Hall and Michael Gobert were home from college and decided to get together to play some football. The Turkey Bowl was born. In the 41 years since, the event has continued, as family, friends and neighbors have gathered ever since for a game at DePauw on Thanksgiving morning. Originals playing in the 2010 game included Green, Hall and Michael Gobert, as well as Terry and Shawn Gobert, who were young kids for the inaugural game.
Lambermont has local roots, looks to future (11/26/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- Travis Lambermont has a history in the North Putnam Community School Corporation. He was born and raised in Clinton Township and his father, Donald Lambermont, was on the school board for several years. Travis will soon follow in his father's footsteps, as he will fill the Clinton Township seat on the board effective next year...
Rep. Baird to serve on Agriculture and Ways and Means committees (11/26/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- House Republican Speaker Brian C. Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has announced committee members for the Indiana House Republican caucus. Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year...
DePauw tops for electricity savings in 'Campus Conservation Nationals' (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- DePauw University led the way in two categories in the nation's first real-time, nationwide electricity and water use reduction competition, Campus Conservation Nationals 2010. From November 1-19, 40 participating colleges and universities reduced electricity consumption by 508,694 kilowatt hours, saving $50,209 and averting 816,394 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere...
Community Support (11/26/10)
WGRE recently held a fundraiser to donate money to Putnam County Family Support Services. The fundraiser was held during the tailgate before a DePauw football game in October. The station raised $250 for the Family Support Center. WGRE is DePauw's radio station, broadcasting on 91.5 FM.
South Putnam opens season with loss to Turkey Run (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- One night before Thanksgiving, South Putnam's boys' basketball team opened the season at home, facing a Turkey Run squad that the Eagles had not beaten since the 2005-2006 opener. Breaking that streak will be left to next year's squad, as the Warriors used a 18-point second quarter to propel themselves to a 50-38 win Wednesday night...
GHS hoopsters fall to Athenians by one point (11/26/10)
CRAWFORDSVILLE -- First-year coach David Pierce talked during the preseason about the balance this year's Crawfordsville's boys' basketball team had. The Athenians showed that offensive balance in Wednesday's opener against Greencastle. While no one scored more than 12 points, five Athenians had at least eight points, leading Crawfordsville to a 53-52 victory over the Tiger Cubs...
Greencastle 7th graders get wins (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- On Tuesday evening the Greencastle seventh grade basketball team traveled to South Putnam. In the A-game, GMS jumped out to an early lead and never looked back winning 53 to 17. Ryan Coble spearheaded a big first quarter scoring 11 points with teammate Brandon Gierke adding nine. Coble and Gierke were both high-point men with 19 each. Coble also dished out five assists, while Gierke grabbed six rebounds on the night...
Viewers should bench 'The Winning Season' (11/26/10)
When you see a major star attached to a flick that's finds its way essentially straight to DVD, you wonder where and what went wrong. "The Winning Season" achieves so much while at the same time feeling like an after school special. Tackling an issue is wonderful, but "The Winning Season" attempts to tackle too many at once and the resolutions feel forced and contrived...
Local audiences to get taste of Carolina Chocolate Drops (11/26/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Sadly, the string band world isn't exactly a picture of diversity. People commonly consider the realm of old-time and bluegrass to be mostly white genres. Nevermind that in the old South, rural black and white families were neighbors and freely shared their music, with few racial lines. Nevermind that the banjo is a cousin to a couple of traditional African instruments...
Susan M. Stout (11/26/10)
Susan M. Stout, 78, of Greencastle, died Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 at her residence. She was born March 11, 1932 in Acorn, K. daughter of the late William E. and Dolly Ann Hargis Whitaker. She married Wesley Stout III on Aug. 20, 1976. He preceded her in death. She attended the Church of God and was a homemaker...
Carl F. Dickerson Jr. (11/26/10)
Carl F. Dickerson Jr., 79, Stilesville, died Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 of S.A.D. (standard American diet) at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Mr. Dickerson was born Feb. 18, 1931 in Fairmount to Carl f. and Florence Murray Dickerson Sr. He was a Christian by faith and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a sales representative for the John Birch Society for nine years, retiring in 1981...
Coats for Kids continues to meet big need (11/26/10)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Youth Development Commission, we would like to thank the many individuals, businesses, industries, and schools that contributed to the success of our 11th annual Coats for Kids Campaign. Over 800 coats were distributed at Harris Hall at the Putnam County Fairgrounds on Oct. 30...
Let's make it about the people, not the parties (11/26/10)
To the Editor: Lame duck congress. What does that mean for me? Chunk of coal from Santa. What does that mean for me? Bad vibrations for who? You should know what that means. No luck. Maybe you and I should know what that means. Politicians in agreement really means mining for them and us -- they get the gold mine, we get the shaft...
Table Talk to continue 'Lunch with Santa' (11/26/10)
To the Editor: Table Talk Ministries has lost a couple of fundraising volunteers over this past weekend, and there may be some confusion as to whether or not the "Lunch with Santa" will still be hosted by Table Talk Ministries. I am here to assure those who look forward to this annual event that Table Talk Foundation for Better Living Inc. ...
Hospital thankful for guild's support (11/26/10)
To the Editor: On behalf of the Putnam County Hospital Board of Trustees, Administration and Staff, we would like to publicly recognize, honor, and thank the Putnam County Hospital Guild. This fall, Guild members presented two checks to the Hospital Administrators, Dennis Weatherford, CEO, and Joni Perkins, RN, Director of Nursing, for two projects...
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