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Stories from Friday, December 17, 2010

Merry Brickmas (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- Thursday night, parents and children gathered at Deer Meadow's cafeteria for a Brickmania! Lego Christmas. Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department hosted the event. The first 12 attendees to sign up received a limited edition Lego Santa...
Buis sentenced to 18 years (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Van Bibber Lake man who shot his neighbor to death in April has been given an 18-year sentence. Matthew Buis, 40, pled guilty on Nov. 22 to Class B felony voluntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Clifford Hulse, 57. Buis was originally charged with Class A felony voluntary manslaughter, but the charge was reduced under the terms of a plea agreement...
Land sentenced to 8 concurrent years (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man convicted of battering his mother was sentenced in Putnam County Circuit Court Thursday to eight years in jail. Seth Land, 23, was convicted of felony aggravated battery. His Putnam County sentence will run concurrently with a Wayne County sentence imposed on Nov. ...
Hoover released from jail early (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- A Greencastle man convicted in 2008 of Class B felony dealing in a schedule II controlled substance and Class C felony contributing to the delinquency of a minor and sentenced to 13 years has been released from jail. Scotty B. Hoover, 26, was convicted in connection with the December 2007 death of 17-year-old Greencastle High School senior Dietrich Jackson...
Hargrove's trial moved back (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- The trial date of a Greenc astle man charged with Class A felony attempted murder has been pushed back. Justin Hargrove, 25, was set for trial on Jan. 12, but that trial will now begin on Jan. 18. Hargrove was one of four people involved in a shooting incident that happened April 5 in Greencastle...
City receives $530,329 grant for Albin Pond Dam to bring it to code, repair (12/17/10)
GREENCASTLE -- After a decade of worrying about the condition of Albin Pond Dam and struggling to find funds to fix it, the city got some good news Thursday. Mayor Sue Murray received a letter from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) informing her the city is to receive a grant of $530,329 to fix the dam's problems...
NPSC loses 3 board members, gains one (12/17/10)
BAINBRIDGE -- The North Putnam School Board meeting began on a sad note as it said goodbye to three of its members. President Andy Beck, Carl Blau, and Jon Buser will not be returning for another term. All three members received a plaque, though Buser did not attend the meeting...
Cloverdale captures county title (12/17/10)
CLOVERDALE -- Coming off its third place finish in last year's Putnam County Tournament, Cloverdale was poised to surprise some people. The Clovers took top honors in 2010, with seven wrestlers being named All-County. "Coming in we knew we had the potential to win it. I don't know if you look at the past, what you did last year to decide who will be the favorite, obviously we wouldn't have been the favorite coming in," CHS head coach Steve Livingston said...
The wake-up call (12/17/10)
Nature sometimes has funny ways of telling you that you need to slow down. I hadn't been feeling well ... I couldn't really pin down what it was; I just knew something was off. I'd been getting a lot of headaches, and my stomach was in knots all the time. It came and went for several weeks, and I didn't really think much of it...
Consider giving the gift of life (12/17/10)
To the Editor: No matter what your religious heritage or your current practice may be, December is a month of giving. We give money to charities so we can reap tax benefits ... we give of our time to help those less fortunate ... and we give gifts to family and friends to celebrate a holiday...
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