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Stories from Saturday, December 11, 2010

Williams arrested on drug charges (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man is in the Putnam County Jail after being arrested on drug charges. Dale Cary Williams, 34, is being held without bond. He has been preliminarily charged with sale of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, sale of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia...
Let there be lights (12/11/10)
The temperatures were warmer Friday, but it was still a cold day to be on top of the Putnam County Courthouse or in a utility bucket . All the same, county employees spent part of the morning running strands of Christmas lights from the courthouse to buildings around the square. "We're going to do this the first of November next year," County Planner Kim Hyten joked. Above Hyten hands the final strand of lights to Tom Gilson in the bucket of an HOP service van. This strand was affixed to the second floor of 15 N. Indiana St. The Greencastle Department of Public Works also hung some of the lights, while courthouse security officer Heath Smiley did traffic control.
The frosting is spackle (12/11/10)
Amanda Downard works on a giant gingerbread house near the entrance of the Inn at DePauw. The product of many hours of work by the employees at the Inn, the house should be completed early next week.
Gick prepares for shift to new council position (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After three decades away, a man comes to appreciate his hometown. That's the conclusion Phil Gick has reached since returning to Greencastle in May 2006. The retired Army colonel decided maintaining the quality of this community is important, so he was determined to get involved in county government...
Officer born in Putnam suing Indianapolis PD (12/11/10)
INDIANAPOLIS -- A Greencastle native who was demoted in August from the rank of assistant chief at the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has filed papers outlining his intent to file suit against the city of Indianapolis. Darryl Pierce and his attorney, Robert Turner, plan to sue the city of Indianapolis. In a tort claim notice filed Wednesday, they say Pierce lost income and his good reputation because of the demotion...
Civic duty drives Fogle (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Nancy Fogle has spent her whole life in her hometown. As a proud resident of Greencastle and Putnam County, she feels a duty to serve the community she loves. It's an attitude she wishes more shared. "I wish people would get more involved. You don't hear from people unless something's wrong. They just don't show up," Fogle said. "I've never lived anyplace but Greencastle. I've lived here all my life. Four of my five kids live here; six of my nine grandchildren live here."...
South Putnam struggles against Cascade, 77-44 (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam's girls' basketball team knew it had an uphill challenge against a tough, hard pressing Cascade squad that was the WCC runner-up last season and off to a 6-1 start this season. The Eagles battled well in the first half before increasing pressure from the Cadet defense finally overtook the hosts, allowing Cascade to coast to a 77-44 win...
Greencastle continues to roll with win over Cloverdale (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- It was experience versus youth in Friday night's match-up between the Greencastle Lady Tiger Cubs and the Cloverdale Lady Clovers. Starting one junior and four sophomores, the Clovers were filled with younger players who continue to learn game by game. The Cubs, however, started a much more experienced line-up with three seniors and two juniors...
Hutcheson, Haussin combine for 40 in GHS win over Clovers (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Greencastle junior Brad Haussin caught fire during the second half of Friday night's game against Cloverdale, helping the Tiger Cubs put away the Clovers 58-46 to open conference play. Haussin hit five three-pointers in the second half and a field goal for 17 of his 19 points on the night...
North Putnam surges, but falls short vs. Rox (12/11/10)
ROACHDALE -- As with most sports, basketball is a game of pieces. The trick is to find how those pieces fit best and to put a full 32 minutes together. North Putnam played Cougar basketball for 26 minutes Friday, but those lost six minutes made the difference in the game...
Cascade outlasts Eagles (12/11/10)
GREENCASTLE -- South Putnam's boys' team came into their Friday night tussle with Cascade looking for win number one on the season. At the same time, the Cadets were also looking for their first win of the year. Once the clock had hit zeroes, Cascade got to walk off celebrating for the first time this year as they held off the hosts 46-34...
Jeffery Allen Lee (12/11/10)
Jeffery Allen Lee, 46, of Greencastle died Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at the IU Hospital in Indianapolis of natural causes. He was born in Indianapolis to Danny W. Lee and Elizabeth J. (Allen) Lee on Nov. 29, 1964. He is survived by his parents; three sisters: Carla Lee of Indianapolis, Tonya Elliott of Monrovia and Julie Stigall of Morgantown; one brother Danny W. Lee Jr. of Greencastle and one daughter, Kayla Lee of Greencastle...
William E. Kumpf (12/11/10)
William E. Kumpf, 86, of Brazil, passed away at his home on Friday, Dec. 10, 2010 following a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 9, 1924 in Posey Township, Clay County, the son of Leslie and Irene (O'Hair) Kumpf. Bill attended Staunton High School. He married Rosemary (Latham) Sanders Nov. 27, 1968.Along with his brother Max, Bill owned and operated Kumpf Brothers Incorporated, a grain and dairy farm in Posey Township until retiring in 2001...
Bud Holton (12/11/10)
Bud Holton, 76, passed away Friday, Dec. 10 at St. Vincent Hospice in Indianapolis. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Roachdale Alumni Association. A complete obituary will be run in Monday's edition...
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